Jul. 31st, 2015

Suspended

So I go to look up some story of mine from a while back that I can't seem to find on my computer. I do a search, and I'm told my account is SUSPENDED? Why would that be? I've not been naughty. Heck, I haven't even posted in a year! <>

Aug. 4th, 2014

Yes, I'm Still Alive...You Can't Get Rid of Me That Easy!!

Hello, all! Even though I've been way too quiet, I've still been here, lurking in the background. Now that I'm feeling more human and work has calmed down a bit, I can get back to the stuff I love.

I intend to participate in "Snupin Santa" this year. (I hate to think it's the last one, but...sniff...) In fact, I'm working on my piece. I don't want to end up sick again this year and unable to finish. This being said, anyone interested in beta'ing in the next month or so?

I also wanted to share some cute artwork I purchased at the Steampunk convention last weekend. (It was a blast, by the way...but I'll share that later! LOL!) It's not Steampunk art obviously, but still wonderful. Needless to say, these artists will probably be getting more patronage from me. One even includes two of my favorite things. Cats & Dragons! If we could only get the boys in there too it would be perfect! Also, I thought Logospilgrim would enjoy one too, since it has a rather suspensful /horror theme to it in a very low-key way.







They are just great. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I've got plenty more to share, but I'll save it for later!

HUGS!!

P.S. - If the photos don't show up, no one will be surprised, right? I mean, this is me, and my dismal formatting skills are legendary.

Dec. 20th, 2013

A Rather Frustrating Time...

'm certainly feeling sorry for myself lately. I've been dealing with the worst Lupus flare I've had in quite some time. I thought, perhaps, I was starting to feel a bit better and might even get a couple of things done before Christmas.

Today, out of the blue and quite unexpected, my dog passed away. Well, it wasn't unexpected in that she was over 12 years old and a German Shepherd...but I certainly didn't expect it now. I thought I'd have my old girl for Christmas. My late husband got her for me when she was a puppy in 2001. She's been my Sweetheart Girl. I lost her "husband" Eugene, about two years ago. He was Luis' dog, and a year older than my Josephine.

Thanks for listening, my friends. I'll get over it, and will try not to let myself get too bogged down in a "pity party," but today, I'm going to sulk and sit in the recliner, watch "The Hobbit" and miss my baby girl.

Mommy will always love you, Jojo.

Hugs

Jun. 17th, 2013

Needing A Beta

Hello All,

Does anyone have a bit of free time and would like to Beta my four page story for the current challenge? If so, please email me at: midlagedfangirl@aol.com.

Thanks so much!

Hugs

Jun. 13th, 2013

My House

This test actually seem to take things into account like I would like to think the hat would. It was fun, and hey, I've always wondered if I would have been a Hugglepuff! LOL!

Hugs


Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?

Jun. 7th, 2013

Needing a Beta

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone would have the time to Beta something for me? It's only four pages long and shouldn't take a lot of time. (I hope! )

If you can, let me know!

Hugs

Jun. 6th, 2013

Sitting in Chat

Hi All! I'm sitting in chat running back and forth between finishing dinner, and working on an offering for the June Challenge in "Lupin/Snape." Hope others can pop in as well!

Hugs

Dec. 2nd, 2012

Fun Site

I stumbled across this fun site the other day and thought Id share!



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Sep. 30th, 2012

Ever Have One Of Those Days?

You know, I'm beginning to think this was one of those days I should never have gotten out of bed! First, I didn't pay attention to the time so we got up too late to catch the bus to Mass. (Cars down right now.) Then we figured out we'd go somewhere in SLC. That was at least until I looked over and my better half's cat was WEEING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS PILLOW in the bed! Oh. Joy. Cat wee...how ever will I contain my happiness? (grumble, grumble, growl)

Apparently he didn't remove the kitty litter she loathes from the cat box or even scoop it (must be done twice a day for this fastidious kitty) so she let him know how she feels! Soaked through the comforter, sheets, mattress pad, and the pillow top on my mattress. At least I have a select comfort and I can remove the top and wash it. So I loaded the better half on the bus to SLC and I'm waiting for the next one to go to the laundromat to deal with the mattress.

As I'm getting things together to go, I thought I'd finish up my remix and get it sent in since it's the final day. Of course, my flash drive or my ancient laptop has EATEN IT! It so, so figures. So, before I catch my bus in a few minutes I just thought I'd post 'cause this day is just so annoying it's funny really.

I'll drag my iPad and keyboard with me and finish up the last bit I'm planning on writing and pray that the computer/flash drive spits up my story again when I get back so I can put them together. I love the story I'm remixing and I know my efforts won't be anywhere near as wonderful as the original one, which I adore. But, I'm still having fun. As long as the hardware cooperates. I've got enough gray hairs, I don't need more.

Have a delightful, restful Sunday, everyone!

Hugs

Jul. 3rd, 2012

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Take a look at these! I mean, really... Steampunk Prada? COOL! ("siriusly")

http://www.buzzfeed.com/steampunk/prada-goes-steampunk-for-fall-3n9d

Hugs

Jul. 1st, 2012

Poetic Justice...Maybe

My youngest daughter just walked up to me enraged. In her hands she was holding one of those racer backed tank tops she likes with a "Monster Energy Drink" Logo on it.

"Look what my dog did!" she growled. (Dog in question is the 13 week old Lab/husky mix puppy she brought home knowing Mom is a soft touch.) "This shirt cost $30!

"Where was it that Sammie could get to it?" I ask.

"In the bathroom next to the hamper!" she says, still furious.

"I know that's frustrating, but you know she is a puppy. They DO that! I hope you're going to forgive her!"

"Yes Mom of course I will...but it's just frustrating!"

"But you know, Sweetie, if you wouldn't leave your clothes on the bathroom floor and put them in the hamper like Mom's asked you to for the last 19 years, as well as keep the bathroom doors closed like I've asked and asked AS WELL, this wouldn't have happened!"

She looked at me like I grew another head!

When you have pets, they get in things, lets face it! And when you don't pick up after yourself or close doors where there are things that they can get into and play with or mess up or, or, or...you pay the price. Usually it's MOM that pays the price and has to clean up or deal with the mischief.

No, I'm not happy that the puppy ate her shirt. I've saved countless pairs of her under things already from the puppy where she has dragged them out and was using them to get my son's boxer to play "tuggo" with her! It's adorable when they play, but I really prefer it when they use the toys I got them that are designed for that, you know? But it was one of those priceless "See-why-I've-tried-to-teach-you-these-things" moments.

Whether or not is makes a permanent impression remains to be seen!

Hugs

Jun. 28th, 2012

So We Begin Again

So We Begin Again
Author: Midlagedfangirl
Rating: Mature/Adult Content
Pairing: Severus/Remus
Challenge: HPPS

Severus takes care of Remus after the full moon and thinks about how he came back into his lifeYou are about to view content that may not be appropriate for minors.Read more... )

May. 24th, 2012

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Hello All! Just wanted to say hello. I can't seem to land in chat when anyone is there. Sigh, I shall persever. I am actually working on one of the unfinished things I ha ve sitting around and was hoping someone could help me out from where I'm stuck.

Hope everyone is doing great!

Hugs

May. 23rd, 2012

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Hey all! I'll be hanging out in chat for a while if anyone wants to pop in! (hint hint! LOL!) I'm all alone there and would love some company!

Hugs

May. 21st, 2012

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I'll be hanging out in chat for the next hour or so, if anyone wants to drop in. (I was thrilled to finally get in today!) You guys are always such fun and such good inspiration.

Hugs

May. 20th, 2012

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I'm going to stomp my feet and hold my breath until I turn blue....or something equally tantrum-like! Finally, things are settled down, at least as far as here at home. The funeral was friday, and it was small but quite nice. Mother would have been pleased.

So here I am on Sunday afternoon and I decide "Hey I'm gonna go to chat and see if anyone is there, and if not, hang around until they ARE! So, of course, something is wrong with it. I cannot log in no matter what browser or chat format I use. I certainly hope it's up again soon. A middle-aged temper tantrum is not pretty!

I want to find out what is going on! I see the LMOM didn't "go" this year. I hope this doesn't mean that any other "fests" are going to fall by the wayside too! (Dear Lord, please let Snupin Santa survive! At least....)

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday. I'll keep trying to get in chat. Hope to see folks there!

Hugs

May. 14th, 2012

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This has definitely been an unpleasant week! Just when things were getting back to normal, I end up with pneumonia - and am still fighting it. Sigh. But then, at 6:30 am, my phone rings...my Mom had passed away. Her health had been really bad for the past year, but we honestly thought she would be with us for a bit longer. I know she's in a better place, but it's still hard.

Thanks for all the wonderful stuff everyone posts. This is where I go to cheer up!

Hugs

May. 9th, 2012

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Well, I FINALLY got the power back on! It only took close to $2,500.00 and seven weeks, but hey! I've found out that there were around 15 other customers that this happened to, some with bills that were worse than mine if you can believe it! I will continue doing battle with them and hopefully it will get resolved properly.

But, Im back! I've missed all my Snupin friends and hope everyone is doing great.

Hugs!

Apr. 30th, 2012

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Hi all. Im still alive. Still no power but still alive! Waiting for the check to be cut and mailed and then I should be back. Is there going to be a "Lusty Month of May" at Pervy Werewolf? I've been looking forward to it so much. I should even be back online by the end of the week!

Hope all is well with everyone.

Hugs

Apr. 4th, 2012

Oh. Joy.

Hello again. I'm here at my son's again, and I since everything is dragging it's feet in the "getting resolved" department and I'm frustrated as HELL I thought I'd share. LOL!

You see, I haven't had electricity at my house for the past two weeks. Two. Weeks. That's right. And no, I'm not a deadbeat, although try telling the electric company that. Around the time I bought the house in 2001, the electric company was doing some work in the neighborhood. As a result of this "work," somehow or another I wasn't either billed for the correct electrical usage. (I don't quite understand how this happened myself, but you can't fight a big company like this with much success.) The amount that they have decided that I owed them for over the past ten years was $1,775 and some change. (Yes, I almost passed out cold on the floor...then I started crying!) That was bad enough, but they weren't exactly "warm-and-fuzzy" in the understanding and compassion department. They wanted their money NOW! (After all, I had owed this for all those years!) No if's, and, or buts! Now, I couldn't come up with that in the blink of an eye, so two weeks ago today they showed up and my door and said I had to pay RIGHT NOW or they were turning me off immediately. Nice, huh? (They didn't care that the main source of my income is disability and that I only work part-time and right now I'm getting like a day or two a pay period anyway...)

I've tried begging, pleading, crying, etc. but with no success. Hell, I've even been working with an attorney that helps the disabled trying to figure out how to make them turn me on. We haven't had any luck yet. The lawyer says he thinks he can possibly get me money refunded but I have to pay it first, and it could take a long time. So I'm trying to cash out some of the few investments I have left that are in Missouri from my grandmothers estate, but THAT could take up to 90 days. My son is taking out a loan against his 401k that I can pay back when I get my money, but it's not a speedy process either. To add insult to injury, because it was turned off for over week, when I tried to call and negotiate with them again a few days ago, they added $600 more on for "security deposit" because the bill is SO HIGH and I've let it be "disconnected for an extended period of time."

It will get solved but not as quick as I'd like. My girlfriend had a bunch of room in her freezer so I didn't lose everything in that which is a blessing. At least it's not the dead of winter, and I have a lot of oil lamps and candles and a camp stove I can cook on, even if it is a pain in the neck. It could be a lot worse. I still spent more time than was healthy crying and feeling sorry for myself and helpless. Not a good feeling and one I'm trying to make sure I don't ever feel again. I'm researching solar supplementation grants. They're a long shot I know, but at least I feel like I'm doing SOMETHING other than feeling sorry for myself, which doesn't achieve anything. I've also found a system that is portable solar power that is fairly inexpensive. I won't spend a dime that I don't have to right now, even for something that useful until this issue is settled, but again, I feel I've got some good information.

I started laughing earlier when I was imagining Severus' reaction to something like this. I wonder if a large multi state power company could be turned into a toad...or a whole bunch of toads...or maybe jackasses...hmmm. It's an interesting concept! LOL!

But on a more positive note, I got some WONDERFUL NEWS yesterday. I'm going to be a grandma! Finally! We had a brief scare when my soon-to-be-daughter-in-law had horrible abdominal pain, bloating, and passed out in the middle of the night. My son called me on the way to the hospital. I didn't tell him, but it sounded like a tubular pregnancy and I was scared. They got to the hospital and the docs did an ultrasound and they told them it was a tubular pregnancy and that they would have to terminate it to save her life. I was really upset and convinced the Big Man Upstairs had it in for us. I was humbled and brought back to earth though. Two hours later my son called back all excited. He told me the doctor came in and said "I was wrong, it wasn't a tubular! She had a cyst burst that we had to cauterize, but the baby is JUST FINE!" According to what they told Andy, it's like a 1% chance something like that happens, especially with her symptoms and they way the ultrasound looks, and they kept saying how lucky and miraculous it was!

You know, after something like that, not having any electric really doesn't seem to be so horrible, especially when it's not going to be permanent. So, I've pulled out the old steno pad and making use of the time with no tv or computer and dusted off the old shorthand and started writing that way. I've also rediscovered the local classical radio station and been enjoying their daily shows both syndicated and local. I know I'll appreciate the power when it's on, but I also know I'll be a lot more aware of what I take for granted every day.

And I'm thankful that God did give us a miracle even though we've been so frustrated.

Thanks for listening to me my friends. I'll be checking my mail and trying to get online with my cell phone in between library trips and here. Hopefully it won't be too much longer like this. But no matter, what it'll be OK!

Hugs