brumeier: (Happy Cho)
This has not been a good morning, so I thought it would be an excellent time for a gratitude post, which I haven't done in a while. So. What am I grateful for today?

Granola. Specifically Honey Bunches of Oats Dark Chocolate granola, which I've been mixing in with yogurt in the morning for my breakfast. It's crunchy and delicious and, unlike some other types I've tried, no flax seeds to get stuck in my teeth. Win!

ChiCon. I'm nine days out from my very first fangasm aka Stargate Convention. I purchased two t-shirt specifically to wear there, and a new bra because who wants to meet DHew and JFlan with a dingy bra? Not this girl.

[livejournal.com profile] comment_fic. I've done some really fun writing thanks to prompts on that comm. And there are some pretty kick-ass writers doing there thing there. That's where I met my new online BFF, [livejournal.com profile] nagi_schwarz. She's one of the aforementioned kick-ass writers and her work regularly has me in tears. Those good, fic-induced tears where you don't mind having your heart ripped out because eventually there'll be happy endings. ::grins::

The kids from Stranger Things. I love them. I will watch every single interview they do, because they're adorable and funny and awesome, and I hope they have great careers without all the bad stuff that often seems to befall child actors.

Amazon Prime. I don't have it, but my ex does. Which essentially means I do. LOL! So when I needed to watch a particular ep of Doctor Who last night, I was able to just call it up on his account. This will also come in handy at Christmas, with all the fast, free shipping. Thanks for sharing your password with me, J!

My flist. Y'all are so nice and sweet and wonderful and supportive, and I love every single one of you! Muah! ::blows kisses::
brumeier: (SGA Meant To Be)
OMG, friends, I'm having the best Friday!

I got a notice first thing this morning that RavenclawProngs had gifted me an SGA fic on AO3! It's called Things Mssrs. Sheppard and McKay Are No Longer Allowed to Do. It's not finished yet, but what's up so far is hilarious! This is exactly the kind of thing I'd expect from the boys once they're old enough to be in assisted living.

As if that wasn't awesome enough, I also got a comment on one of my older Sentinel fics, Sentinel Summer Camp. The commenter, Bonanza, liked my fic so much she made art for it! Look at it! Look how adorable it is!

Pic under cut )
Lastly, I went ahead and bought my photo op with Joe Flanigan for next year's Stargate con, since I had the extra money this week. There's no turning back now! LOL! Hopefully the registration tickets I can afford won't go on sale until after the holidays. ::fingers crossed::

Friday the 13th unlucky? Not for this girl! ::grins::
brumeier: (Stefon)
It's time for another gratitude post, friends. And I have a lot to be grateful for!

My Son's Health. My boy is big. Tall, but also wide. We met with a Pediatric Endocrinologist last week, to see if he was diabetic or had a thyroid problem. We're still waiting on the results of his bloodwork, but he's not even pre-diabetic (whew!) and the doctor didn't think there was a thyroid issue. Still need to meet with a dietician and get him more active, but I'm still relieved.

My Mom's Visit. My mom came to visit from Florida (I'm in NY) for the first time in about two years. Only five days, which definitely wasn't enough, but I had a great time hanging out with her. We even went apple picking for the first time ever - look how cold she was. LOL!



Baked Goods By Mail. I work at an Occupational Center, one of two that fall under the BOCES that employs me. The other center hired someone new that does part of the job that I do over here, so we chat via IM frequently because she has a lot of questions. In return for my being available, she frequently sends me food through the interoffice mail. Cookies, bread, muffins. Luckily for me she's a stress baker. ::grins:: So thanks, Cali!

Fic Feedback. I wrote nine new ficlets for the Monster Fest on [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri this month, and I want to thank everyone who read them and left me kudos and comments. Feedback is love and I got tons of it! Thank you!

My Son's Bed. We are finally rid of the bunkbed! That's been a long time coming. Thanks to Joe for bringing over the new bed and doing the installation of that and the take-down of the old bed. It was a big job but my boy loves his new, big bed.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Posts on Tumblr got me curious about this show, which is handily up on Netflix. I thought, what the heck. I'll check out an ep. Ha! I rolled through all three seasons in record time and now I'm bereft because I don't know if there's going to be more. I don't think there will be. It's been a long time since I had a het ship, but I totally have one for Phryne and Jack. So much love! I literally couldn't stop watching that show. If you want a taste, here's the trailer for the first season.

My Surprise Gift Fic. The wonderful Tarlan surprised me with a McShep fic, Ice World, as a way to say thank you to me for leaving comments on her fics. I think this is such a wonderful idea, which I may steal at some point. And the fic was really good - John in danger, Rodney being heroic, feels, and creepy leviathans. All good things!

Life is pretty good at the moment, I have to say. Thanks to everyone who makes my world a better place, in big ways and small. I heart all of you!
brumeier: (Stefon)
Well, maybe not full. But I do have some to share around, so let's get going and see what I'm grateful for at this moment in time.

My Anonymous Benefactor, who just gifted me with six months of paid LJ so that I might add more icons to my list. (Not so anonymous, since I know who you are, but I'll let you keep your little secrets like a secret keeping thing.) Now I have to go through my icon folder and see who gets to come out and play. ::grins::

My Officemate, who in addition to picking me up for work most days, has also been gifting me with homemade apple crisp because she has an overabundance of apples this year. If there's ever a time I turn down apple crisp, it's probably because I'm dead. I will eat it plain, with Cool Whip or, in the best of all possible worlds, with the vanilla sauce recipe I got from a friend in Finland. Mmmm.

My Son, who has been a little less of a pill about getting ready for school this year. Also, he's been complaining less about helping me with things around the house, for which I'm very grateful. I hope this trend continues.

Hulu Plus, which has given me so many more new things to watch for a low per-month cost. Not only is all of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis on there, but I've been enjoying things like Fresh Off the Boat and Fargo and Agent Carter. Between Hulu and Amazon, I can see most of what I want to without having to deal with cable. Yay!

My Sort-of-Ex Husband, who has finally found a solution to the bed problem. Hopefully sometime this week, my boy's bunkbed will finally be leaving us after months of unsuccessfully advertising it for sale. In its place will be a queen bed that we're hoping will fit where my boy wants it in his smallish bedroom. He's so incredibly excited. I'm sad at all the storage space we'll be losing. LOL!

The Weather, which has given me more mild temps during the day and nice, cool temps at nice which make me more willing to want to go to bed. I'm dreading winter, as I always do, but the leaves are starting to change and I love autumn. I'll try to enjoy it without thinking too far ahead. Stay in the now, Bru!

99 Cent Reads from Dreamspinner Press, because I get to try out some authors at a very minimal cost. Some of these novels and novellas just leave me shaking my head. But others have been really interesting reads, and I will definitely be looking for more from those authors. Definitely worth signing up for the newsletter and email alerts.

Appreciate the little things, right? ::grins:: It's all good!
brumeier: (Stefon)
It's been a while since I counted my blessings. Let's see what I'm grateful for at the moment.

My Healthy Furbaby. So, my little cat, Grundy, had a vet emergency two weekends ago. There was a lot of stress involved - for both of us! - but he's now finished with his course of meds and he didn't have any of the dire conditions that the vet thought might be the culprit. Just a run-of-the-mill UTI. No crystals, no diabetes, no kidney problems.

Money Enough. My son is turning 12 tomorrow. And I'm so glad that I have the financial means to both give him a cool party and some cool presents. This is thanks in part to his dad, who is contributing half the funds, and in part to my hateful second job which at least pays me. ::grins:: So tomorrow there will be laser tag and pizza and hopefully some pool time if the weather holds. Not to mention Hobbit DVDs and random bobbleheads.

My Friends. I know, this is always on the list. But it can't be overstated. I love my friends, far and near, for all the support they give me. Special call-out to [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet this time around, and she knows why. ::hugs all of you::

My Muse. Instead of being annoyed by my muse's squirrel-like attention span, I am thankful for all the cool fic ideas he sends me. Even if I never get around to writing them all. Just getting the inspiration makes me feel like I'm still in the right place, and that focusing all my spare time on fic is time well spent. Just this week I got an idea for an MCU Tarzan AU, a Danielle Steel SGA fusion, and a story about Rodney and some Pegasus wildlife. Hopefully one of them will end up seeing the light of day. ::fingers crossed::

Tentacles. For the first time ever, I am participating in [livejournal.com profile] tentaclebigbang. Also for the first time ever, it's with art and not fic (it's a reverse bang). I did a manip and someone picked it to write fic for! I'm so excited about that! Stories aren't due till September, so I have to deal with the agony of waaaaiiiting, but it was fun trying my hand at tentacle art. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] blythechild for bringing this to my attention and pushing me to do it.

Hulu Plus. Now I'll have an even harder time catching up with shows. My boy begged for this, so he could watch more eps of Fairy Tail than Netflix has up. Now he's rewatching Community and Sleepy Hollow, and has started Vikings. We've both discovered the awesomeness that is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I once again have Wolf Larson's cheesy Tarzan back in my life. So this is really a good thing/bad thing. LOL! I should probably cancel my month-long free trial before the bill comes due, but...Wolf Larson! ::grabby hands::
brumeier: (Stefon)
It's been a little while since I put up a gratitude post. So let's see what I'm feeling grateful for right now. Hmmm. ::ponders::

Jurassic World. I'm so glad I have the money to go see this with my boy tonight. I love all the Jurassic Park movies (yes, even the bad ones) and I've really been looking forward to this one. Let's see what you got, Chris Pratt! ::rubs hands together gleefully::

College Reunion. My BFF and former roommate had to practically drag me to this, but I'm so glad I went! Twenty years, I feel so old. And the campus has changed a lot. If you're wondering, I attended St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. Great experience there! It was nice seeing some old familiar faces and getting to spend time with Annie, which I haven't done in a long time even though she only lives a couple hours from me. Here's us back in the day (I'm the cute one, LOL!):



My bed. I came back from the above-mentioned reunion to houseguests, who'd come in the day before. My friend Anna and her husband, visiting from Finland. She'd lived with my family way back in 1989-90 as an exchange student, when I was a junior in high school. We mostly hated each other that year, but since then she's grown on me. LOL! But since I live in a teeny, tiny apartment she and Tuomo got the bed and I got to bunk in with my boy. Forty-something women should NOT sleep in bunk beds. So while the visit was really nice, I was soooo happy to get back into my big, comfy bed.

Fic comments. My Sentinel Reverse Bang posted yesterday (no AO3 link yet, stay tuned for that). This fic took me forever to get done, and I pretty much hated it all the way through. But I've been getting such nice comments on it, and when I reread it yesterday after some time away from it, I was happy to see it actually isn't as bad as I thought it was. So thank you, readers, for making me feel so much better about it! ::hugs::

CROP. What is that, you may ask? I believe the acronym stands for Creating Rural Opportunities & Partnerships. I'm grateful for it because this is a program my son attends every day after school, from 3-5. The provide healthy snacks, homework help, and a variety of activities such as building robotic arms, learning survival skills (presumably for when the robotic arms go rogue), dance, art, and foreign language. And at the end of the year each year, the CROP kids go on a trip that's fully funded by the program. This year they're taking the kids to NYC to see The Lion King on Broadway. I cannot express how jealous I am about this. My boy wasn't sure he wanted to go, but there was no way he was missing that opportunity. Especially since it's not costing me one red cent. Programs like this are so important in rural areas like mine, where the kids tend to be from more disadvantaged homes. As a working mom I'm so appreciative of everything they do.

Everyone on my flist. I don't comment regularly on your posts but I do read them and I love all of you. So please accept ::hugs:: for the bad days you've been having, ::high fives:: for your awesome achievements, and ::giggles:: for all the funny you bring to my day.
brumeier: (Stefon)
Came to work this morning and saw our little tree was in bloom. I look forward to it every year because it's just so pretty.

brumeier: (Stefon)
It's been a while since I did a gratitude post. Let's see what I'm thankful for right now. Hmmm. ::ponders::

Spring Weather. Even though this week it's all 40s and drizzle, last week it was 60s and sunshine. I opened my windows. I was spurred into some housecleaning that was way overdue. More importantly, I have hope for more sunny, warm days in the near future. Plus? The peepers are peeping! Life is good.

My Awesome Son. Not just because he made the Principal's List again this quarter (smarty pants), but because when I least expect him to be chill, that's totally what he is. His dad came over on Saturday so we could bring him up to speed on J's living situation (he's living with his girlfriend and her three kids). My boy's concern? Is there wifi. ::rolls eyes:: He did tell J that he felt bad for him, having to live with three kids now. LOL!

My Muse. Which, while not gifting me with the words I need for my Reverse Bang, has finally given me a chance to write the birthday fic for my friend Sharon that I've been trying to write the last two years. So...this might finally be the year! Maybe!

My Not-Quite-Ex Husband. Because he remembered my birthday and gave me a card. You know who didn't send me a card? My mom, my dad, and my MIL. They all need to hang their heads in shame, because the person they mostly dump on is the one who came through. Now he just needs to come through with the child support payments, which are supposed to start up the end of this week now that he finally has a paying job. Show me the money!! Hee!

Everyone Who Remembered My Birthday. My flisties, my Shoobies, both internet wives, my grandparents, my work friends, and my aunt. My mom did end up sending an e-card and a gift, but she still has points deducted for not planning ahead. Extra points to Facebook, which helpfully notified people and filled my day with birthday greetings. ::grins::

80s Comfort Movies. I spent Saturday night watching such classics as Moonstruck, The Big Chill, Ghostbusters, and My Science Project. These are all movies I don't even really need to watch because I can recite them by heart. I spent a long, fruitless time searching for Peggy Sue Got Married, which I was sure I had on DVD but apparently do not. It is now in my Amazon cart, waiting for funding. ::grins:: IT WILL BE MINE!
brumeier: (cheers)
I don't know why people dread having birthdays past a certain age. Me? I've really been enjoying mine so far. All the Facebook greetings have been excellent for my self-esteem, and my [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri Shoobies have been heaping on the love and birthday songs. ::grins::

Not to mention my friends and family who have been so very generous with gift-giving. I always say, as long as the presents keep coming I'll keep celebrating. LOL!

My SIL, who works in the same building I do, took me out for "lunch" at a local eatery today. And yes, fries and ice cream is a totally appropriate birthday lunch for a woman in her 40s. I'll fight anyone who says different!



After work there will be alcoholic beverages and pizza with some friends, and then the rest of my delicious Entenmann's birthday cake. I meant to save the whole thing for today, but I lack the willpower. It's my favorite cake!

Thanks to everyone who sent me greetings and gifts and all the love, love, love! Without you this birthday would definitely suck.

Now excuse me while I stare at my mailbox and wait impatiently for my Winter Soldier bobble head to arrive. ::stares::
brumeier: (Stefon)
It's been a while since I posted about the happy things happening in my life, and there are lots, so here it goes!

Thank you, Annie! For getting a double room with you and your hubby during reunion weekend at St. Bonnies. I'm so excited to be able to go! Twenty years, I can't even stand how old that makes me feel. LOL!

Thank you, Mods! This one is way overdue, at least in a public forum. My wonderful [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri mods - [livejournal.com profile] blueraccoon, [livejournal.com profile] blythechild, [livejournal.com profile] dhampyresa, [livejournal.com profile] joidianne4eva, and [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet - all chipped in to get me a laptop when mine went to the big electronic scrap heap in the sky. You all saved my life!

Thank you, tax return! This is the first year I was able to get a full refund, for reasons, and it came at just the right time. I was able to use some for my trip, and most of the rest to pay bills, buy lots of groceries, and order a lot of things I needed for around the house - vacuum that actually sucks! wireless printer/scanner! phone that doesn't randomly disconnect calls!

Thank you, Caitlin! For making my second job less annoying because you're so much fun to work with. When we're scheduled together those are the fun nights, and busting my hump for 3-4 hours without a break isn't so bad.

Thank you, brain! You finally let me finish my [livejournal.com profile] romancingmcshep fic, which I was starting to despair would ever happen. And even though you had me mostly convinced this fic sucked donkey gonads, that turned out not to be the case after all. Tricky brain!

Thank you, Pandora! For not playing any Backstreet Boys songs today. Not that I'm against them, but lately every other song seemed to be from their Greatest Hits album. Nothing but the good stuff today, for which I am greatly appreciative.

Thank you, young cashier whose name might be Daisy! You were very surprised that I have an 11 year old son, you said I didn't look old enough. You are now my new best friend.

Thank you, Boss! The donut selection you brought in today included the most amazing apple fritters, which I'd been craving. I was a very happy woman at lunch today.
brumeier: (Stefon)
I would just like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Mars company for reissuing my favorite kind of M&Ms - Crispy! They made these in the 90s, and back then they came in a blue bag. I used to eat my weight in these things.

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Imagine my surprise and extreme joy in finding that they're back! I of course purchased a handful of the little snack bags, which I'm now hoarding and rationing.

They say money can't buy happiness, but money sure can buy crispy M&Ms and that makes me all kinds of happy! ::grins::
brumeier: (McDanno)
...things! And since I haven't done a gratitude post in a while, here goes.

I'm grateful that the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship (in a nail-biting game, besides) and are going back to the Superbowl this year! Woo! Can we have two back-to-back wins? I sure think so!

I'm grateful that I have [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet to beta my fics and streamline them for me. She just did my first [livejournal.com profile] romancingmcshep fic, and she'll have her work cut out for her when I get around to finishing the second one.

I'm grateful that my muse hasn't abandoned me. I was a writing fool this weekend - sleep, what sleep? - and hopefully that continues because I have SO MANY PROJECTS that need to get finished. SO MANY!

I'm grateful that my son is so easy-going. Our financial downturn has meant the loss of some of his rent-to-own electronics but he hasn't been pissy about it. Which he of course would have every right to be. As soon as J gets a job, or I lock down a second one, we can get back what he lost.

I'm grateful for [livejournal.com profile] darkmoore, who made me a couple of new icons, including the one I used here. My H50 boys! I love them so!

I'm grateful to Donna, who insisted that I needed to go out with the girls on Friday for dinner and dancing. I didn't want to but I ended up having a really good time. And goodness knows I could use the exercise. I danced my tushy off! LOL!

And I'm grateful for Google Images, where I spend way too much time looking up pics of the pretty boys I write about. I don't just stare lovingly at them, either, I'll have you know. The pics are really good reference for when I'm writing. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. ::grins:: Oh, look! Here's a pretty boy now!

Sebastian Stan photo Sebastian07-sm.jpg

Sebastian Stan, who has the most expressive eyes. Sigh.
brumeier: (Stefon)
Happy More Joy Day, flisters! What? You don't know what that is? Well hurry over and read this post by [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup and you'll find out everything you need.

Since [livejournal.com profile] ride_4ever is the one who brought this to my attention, my first offering of the day is for her (also because she's made me some Hatter-inspired jewelry, which I absolutely cannot wait to see!):

Due South Friendship photo DueSouthFriendship.jpg

Friendship. These boys know all about it. ::nods::

Later today I'll also be posting two gift fics, once final edits are done, and I hope to have one more fannish photo thing. I'm spreading the joy today, and I hope you will too!
brumeier: (cheers)
I hope all my friends have a great day today, whether Thanksgiving is your holiday or not!

Things I will be doing today:
  • Digging my car out from under ten inches of snow


  • Eating my weight in turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole and Jello applesauce (which is tasty and easy to make: dissolve a regular Jello packet in your flavor choice in one cup of hot water and then add two cups of applesauce)


  • Watching the traditional holiday classic March of the Wooden Soldiers, starring the ever wonderful Laurel and Hardy (warning: spoilery YouTube clip)


  • Cheering on the Seahawks as they face the 49ers (please, please win!)


  • Being thankful for all of my friends everywhere, and that means YOU!
brumeier: (Stefon)
...a chocolate glazed donut that I didn't have to pay for!

...laughing with my boy over stupid movies!

...writing Christmas-themed fics!

...finding my long-lost vanilla sauce recipe!

...reading an excellent fic that stays with me for days!

...counting down the days until Thanksgiving and my annual viewing of March of the Wooden Soldiers!

...old pics for TBT on Facebook!

Mom and Me

Mom and Me, circa 1974
brumeier: (Shaka Steve)
My last personal post was full of gloom, so it's time to give a shout-out to the good stuff that's happening because there's lots of that too. Bring on the positivity!

  • I'm a writing fool! [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri is doing Monster Fest this month, which means each week we're focusing on a different monster type. And I've taken it upon myself to write a fic for each monster group. I've got three done, one almost done and one left to go. Woot! Plus I got a food porn bunny for SGA that's trying to eat my brain but I'm beating it back for now. Why? See below!

  • I received my [livejournal.com profile] intoabar pairing. Rodney McKay (SGA) walks into a bar and meets Jesse Ramirez (Roswell). Been laying out the timeline and next will be watching the SG1 Redemption two-part ep and some random season three Roswell eps to get a feel of where those characters are at that particular point of their lives. Due in November.

  • I received my [livejournal.com profile] sga_santa assignment and it's so utterly perfect for me. The only problem was deciding which fic idea to use. Now that I have that narrowed down I've been brainstorming plot points. That one is due in December.

  • On the personal front things are going well for me and my boy. J is still calling every night to talk to him, and we spent a very nice couple of hours all together on Sunday. J helped brainstorm plot ideas with me and that was a huge help.

  • One of my coworkers said this morning that I look like I've been losing weight. Yay! I can't imagine I really am - my clothes all fit the same and I'm not doing anything to facilitate weight loss, but I'll take it. ::grins::

So things are coming along. I'm beating back the blue funk and getting my writing groove on. Thanks to all my flist peeps for the continued support and happy vibes that you keep sending my way. I LOVE YOU ALL!
brumeier: (Stefon)
Okay, time for another gratitude post. I wasn't sure I'd have much to offer up but it turns out I do. So here goes, my continued attempt at embracing optimism. ::grins::

  • Grateful that I was able to finally buy my boy a new pair of sneakers. He's gone up a whole size since last year, which is ridiculous. LOL! He couldn't find anything in purple, which is his new favorite color, and so he now has Nikes that are gray and dayglow, see-it-from-space orange.


  • Grateful to JB for calling our boy every night, and for being very agreeable with almost everything I put in our separation agreement. Which will be signed and notarized on Friday and therefore one less thing to think about.

  • Grateful that even though I had to return the new laptop, the old one is still chugging along. And will hopefully continue to do so until I can afford to get a replacement. Here's hoping Durabook lives up to its name! LOL!

  • Grateful to my muse for coming out of hiding so I could get over 1k words written in the notebook. I was getting worried!

  • Grateful for the beautiful weather we had over the weekend. I took a walk and got to enjoy views like this:

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    brumeier: (H50 Lurve)
    I have some pretty decent things to be grateful for today, so here they are in no particular order.

    MY HUSBAND GOT A JOB! Okay, so maybe there's a little order. LOL! He received a call back on Monday. The job doesn't start till the beginning of September, but at least now there's light at the end of this tunnel.

    I'm very grateful to all the friends and family that have helped us out during this period of financial hardship. And not just those who've loaned us money, but also those who have given moral support and worked hard to keep my spirits up. Sooooo much appreciated!

    McDanno Air Heart photo tumblr_n80p2oAHzM1rvp4o7o5_500.gif


    I'm grateful to everyone who read the original fic I posted on AO3 this week. I was really nervous about it but all the feedback has been awesome and that gave my writerly self-esteem a real boost.

    I'm grateful for my job, which gives me lots of paid vacation days every year. I've been off since Wednesday. Despite my big plans to get things done around the house I have in reality sat on my ass reading fics, playing Candy Crush, writing, and hanging around Tumblr. Best staycation ever! LOL!

    I'm grateful to the Shoobies who have participated in the prompt challenge we ran. Fics keep coming in and I love each and every one of them. I have a few more in progress myself.

    Last but certainly not least, I'm grateful for my son. We've had a couple really good heart-to-heart conversations in the last couple of days. My hubby being out of work has been hard on all of us, but I think my boy now has a better understanding of that fact. Sometimes it doesn't hurt our kids to know some of the sacrifices we make as parents.

    Life will start getting better for my family soon. And that's a very, very good thing!
    brumeier: (Sparkly and Invalid)
    I'm having a blue day. Following yesterday's even bluer day. And I thought that since everything feels crappy right now, it would be an appropriate time to do a gratitude post and remind myself of all the good things I have in my life.

    My son. Despite the fact that he's going through a lot of pre-teen angst right now, I love this kid. He reminds me that I'm making a worthwhile contribution to the world. He's smart and funny and so, so creative. And even on his worst days he's always ready for a snuggle.

    My writing. Not only is it an excellent escape from the problems of RL, I'm also pretty good at it. I love making my ideas come to life. And I'm so grateful for all the friends it's brought to me since I started posting fan fic four years ago.

    My health. I have many friends who suffer on a daily basis with a variety of health issues. I could certainly treat my body better, but it's still taking pretty good care of me. I know how quickly that can change, so I'll enjoy it while I have it.

    My husband. He's the cause of all my blue right now, but with our 13th anniversary quickly approaching I'll pick out the things he excels at. He's very supportive of my creative pursuits, be it scrapbooking or writing. He has a great smile, and an even better laugh, and can be incredibly silly sometimes. He's smart, and handsome, and can be incredibly compassionate.
    brumeier: (H50 Lurve)
    I usually do my gratitude posts on Mondays (on the few occasions I remember) but today I couldn't wait.

    My craptastic week continues but there's one thing that's keeping my head above water: you. Yes, you. My online friends, with whom I share fandom love and silly gifs and a shared writerly experience. Your support is staggering, and you never fail to make me laugh when I really want to cry.

    So today I say thank you for being there for me, even when you didn't realize you were.


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