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29 December 2017 @ 06:41 pm
A Moment In Time.  
Just doing a very quick review of my 2017!

- Tronald Dump was elected president. (I refuse to use his name).
+ I started donating monthly to charities.
+ I hit 7 years sober.
+ I set up my Facebook page for my book career.
+ I finally got on Dreamwidth & Twitter & Facebook.
+ I got more active in politics, especially local politics and helped do my part for my little town to pass a non-discrimination ordinance for the LGBTQA+ community.
- Our foster brother passed away, after years of illness.
+ I completed writing on my first book ever! I've tried before, but never actually finished one, so this is a big deal.
- We lost our great-aunt Kate, the last of the family greats and the one I was the closest with.
- I haven't published my book yet. My lawyer is suppose to be finding out how to deal with the financials & I'm very unhappy with her lack of progress. I worry about losing my government insurance if this actually makes money, even though in the end, the money is all going to our local Humane Society.
- We lost a lot of celebrities I admired, like Burt Ward, Richard Hatch & Tom Petty, to name a few.
+ I went to Motor City Comic Con where I met some of the Freaks & Geeks stars, John Barrowman, Boomer from the original BSG and got to meet Sean Astin for the second time. (He was the first celebrity I ever met at the first con I ever went to in 2004). I also did my first official cosplay as BB8.
+ I got to spend almost 2 weeks with the Canadians this summer, longer than ever, as they came for a good visit.
+ I went to my first Pride festival and, as it happened, the first Pride festival my little town has ever had.
+ I did a 'professional' interview of an author, which I was pretty darn proud of.
+ I got to take all four of the niblings to the Boo at the Zoo for Halloween.
+ Star Wars. Thor.
- Politicians hate us all, if we're not rich assholes. We are saddled with a horrible tax bill & we lost net neutrality.
+ We got Hulu.
- My mom passed away after 2 years of sickness & a horrid two months of unbearable pain. I miss her every day.

And now, for a New Years favor. After Mom died, I just couldn't handle anything except what had to be done. My mind sort of shut off, understandably. And there was so much to do, with her memorial, burial, estate, house. By the time I hit my pillow with my IPad in hand at 9pm every night, I didn't have time for blogging. Or Friend's Lists. So I missed three months of what is going on in your guys' lives! And I want to know! I plan on doing a mass comment catch-up this weekend and getting back on a blog schedule come 2018. Because I miss this place and I miss you guys and I want to know what's up with you! So, if you would oblige me, PLEASE, and drop a link in the comments from each month - October, November, December - that I missed. Just one link from each, one post you made on your LJ/DW from those months, to let me know what has been going on with my friends. And if you don't have anything major from a month, then drop links to pics of your furry babies or fic recs. Just give me something to get me up to speed, ya'll! PLEASE.

And in case I'm not back here again before the end of the year...

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HERE'S TO AN AWESOME 2018 FOR US ALL!


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Jo Ann: Witch fr. Sleeping Beautifyyeuxdebleu on December 30th, 2017 03:23 am (UTC)
Very interesting. My year was mostly filled with health problems for both my husband and me. The whole year was tainted because of the election of the egomanical pathological liar who I'm ashamed to think of as our president.
dodger_sister: elvesdodger_sister on January 2nd, 2018 10:58 pm (UTC)
Very interesting. My year was mostly filled with health problems for both my husband and me.

Oh that's a shame. How are you both doing now? Better I hope.

I have to say, I did fairly well health-wise, all things considered - like what a stressful year it was for me, but I managed to stay on my feet. more or less. I'm trying not to hold my breath waiting for the other shoe to drop though, you know what I mean. But so many health problems with my mother, throughout the year and towards the end, just horrible to watch her go through that. And the family losses were big this year.

The whole year was tainted because of the election of the egomanical pathological liar who I'm ashamed to think of as our president.

I agree there. I am afraid to look at the news headlines when I get up every day - like what happened while I was sleeping, a fear of that. I tried to do my part to counteract it, as much as I could. But it makes me sick to my stomach to think of him sitting in the oval office, walking across the eagle rug. He is a dictator running a free democracy. It can't be sustained. But how it all falls and which one falls, is what keeps me on the edge of sick to my stomach.
dodger_sister: elvesdodger_sister on January 2nd, 2018 11:00 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year!!

Thank you so much for obliging my request to get caught up on your life! I was wondering how the move had gone and how you (and Shiremom & ShirePup) were settling.
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on January 12th, 2018 05:18 am (UTC)
Well, had foot surgery back in September. I'm supposed to be getting an orthopedic insole (I forget what it's called.) However that has not arrived yet.

Not much happened around with my parents (good thing) but because I work retail, it was super busy in November and December. I can't remember if I've posted pictures of the stuff from Fall 2017 semester.

I need to check that this coming week....

I already have the idea for the project I'm doing this coming semester. I'm going to do a yard art project. Like a 'tower' of large beads. About 5 to 6 of the 'beads' with 'spacers' in between, and they'll be on a piece of rebar.
dodger_sister: elvesdodger_sister on January 13th, 2018 10:31 pm (UTC)
Well, had foot surgery back in September. I'm supposed to be getting an orthopedic insole (I forget what it's called.) However that has not arrived yet.

I'm glad to hear the surgery went well and I hope the insole helps. Our feet are so sensitive and we stand on them so much, especially as you are in retail, goodness!

I already have the idea for the project I'm doing this coming semester. I'm going to do a yard art project. Like a 'tower' of large beads. About 5 to 6 of the 'beads' with 'spacers' in between, and they'll be on a piece of rebar.

Oh, please post pictures when it's up, I would love to see that!