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Yesterday I got the most adorable postcard from gh0sts. Thank you so much. It was such a lovely surprise ♥

Lets see, in the last week or so I've seen The Mummy, which was okay and Gifted which I liked a lot. Started to watch The Handmaid's Tale, which led to me reading a forum post about the show which included recs for books in that genre, so ended up downloading and reading Only Ever Yours which I gobbled down in a few days, all the time thinking, no, no, this is horrible and wrong.

Talking about reading. I abandoned that Musketeer story I mentioned a few posts back. It wasn't the constant crying that defeated me, even though that was irritating, it was because the writer was posting as a WIP and obviously started changing the story depending on what people said comments. Due to that they ended up constantly contradicting things that had been stated as fact earlier just so they could change the story going forward. I mean, own what you're writing, if someone doesn't like what you've written, that's on them not you. It was so frustrating and in the end I just gave in -- and then started to read a horribly melodramatic mpreg instead.

Looking through my open tabs I found a gdocs draft of the story I started and then abandoned for the wingfic picfor1000 Way bros idea. So I finished it. I need to give it a look over and will probably post it. It's just a bit of fluff, but it's a shame to just leave it sitting there. Though I may go see if I can match it to a bingo prompt first #cheat

It doesn't happen often with both of them working shifts, but both Kayleigh and James were at work the last two days so I had to take mam to a dentist appointment on Tuesday and then yesterday to an appointment to the chest clinic. The dentist went fine, and then yesterday she got mixed news. The tumour in her lung has shrank a little, but her oxygen levels are so low she's going to be started on home oxygen from next week. I think we all knew it was coming, and hopefully it won't be a 24/7 thing but more of a top-up, but she's still upset.

While at the hospital we bumped into my dad's brother who'd been there for a post op check. We talked a while, then when he left mam asked who it was and I told her, uncle Allen. She was astounded, and apparently hasn't seen him since she divorced my dad, so over 30 years ago. I wondered why he seemed a bit tense and she said nothing.

Corey's having more issues with his wisdom tooth so has been calling often over the last two days. He couldn't get an appointment at his own dentist until Monday, so has been trying to get an emergence dental appointment in Newcastle, and after going to the walk in dentist this morning at 8am, finally has a card to say he can go back and wait from 1 this afternoon. Hopefully they can do something then, and if not, has kept the Monday appointment just in case.

I went to a walk to High Force with James, stopping off at the ford first where I had a plodge. It was funny as we met and chatted to a couple there, and then a few hours later met them again at the falls, where the guy offered to take our photo.

Mam got her new car on Monday. Kayleigh is her designated driver, so we took both of them to the garage to pick it up, and while there we were checking out all the new cars. We don't change until Dec next year, so don't even need to start looking until this time next year, but you know, we were there, so why not have a look around? And I have to say, it's such a good feeling to realise I could easily fit into any car, even the smaller kinds, and seat belts fastened with room to spare even in the back seats. When we do actually pick, the only thing we need to think of space wise is whether James' wheelchair will fit in the boot. Nothing else. That was such a rush.

Mog on the Tyne have two new kittens. Want to guess where we'll be going next week? :D

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gh0sts From: gh0sts Date: June 23rd, 2017 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you liked it ♥

I want to read The Handmaiden's Tale before I watch the show. I saw the movie years ago, so I know the plot, but I'd like to read the book first.

I don't write/read fic anyone, but I dislike fanservice in general; like, do what you want, go where you want the story to go, don't let others dictate you, y'know?

Oh wow, that must have been so awkward for both your mam and your uncle, having not spoken in so long!

I hope Corey gets his wisdom teeth sorted. There's nothing worse than toothache! Just for future reference, tell him to try Anbesol; I got it for my gums/teeth when my sinuses caused the infection to spread and I couldn't touch my teeth without crying and that stuff is HEAVENLY when it comes to numbing. (I actually keep meaning to pick up a new bottle so I just have it there in the medicine box!) It's obviously a bit dearer than Bonjela, but it's so worth it!

Also, I hope I don't sound rude, but you are looking so good, Terri. Like, you look so much healthier and happier, and that makes me happy ♥
turps33 From: turps33 Date: July 12th, 2017 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loved it so much. Surprise mail is always the best.

I want to read The Handmaiden's Tale before I watch the show. I saw the movie years ago, so I know the plot, but I'd like to read the book first.

I went into it blind, so I'm still surprised with every twist and turn. I did download the book to read but I'm waiting until the series is finished. Why I don't know as I'm reading along with a forum discussing the show and they all talk about book spoilers.

I don't write/read fic anyone, but I dislike fanservice in general; like, do what you want, go where you want the story to go, don't let others dictate you, y'know?

Exactly! You really have to write for yourself, and be true to your own ideas. Yeah, it's nice if people like what you write, but you can't let them guide you.

Oh wow, that must have been so awkward for both your mam and your uncle, having not spoken in so long!

I think what helped there was neither of them recognised each other at first. Probably for the best.

Just for future reference, tell him to try Anbesol;

I'm really late in my reply, but thanks for this rec which I read when you posted it. I bought him some of that, and while he hasn't needed it since, it's there just in case.

Also, I hope I don't sound rude, but you are looking so good, Terri. Like, you look so much healthier and happier, and that makes me happy ♥

That's not rude at all, and thank you. I feel great right now, which is weird because I'm still very overweight, but compared to what I was before that extra weight is nothing. I've just said in my last post how much I realised I'd missed being in a busy place that needed a walk to get to, and I really did. While I was never desperately unhappy before, I don't think I realised just how limited my life had become, and as cheesy as it sounds, it feels like I'm starting things over again.






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