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My life is really great!

Had a long but very meaningful and social day yesterday. There was intense work (as in, Airbnb work), and going on a currently secret afternoon excursion that involved cleaning and tidying, laundry, and spending much-appreciated time with evannichols's mother, Gwen, and then coming home and then going to a scumptiously social cookout at [personal profile] sanguinity and [personal profile] grrlpup's house and seeing the Maki family as well. Sang is an accomplished griller, and H. made amazing potato salad (I still need to get that recipe!) and meeting Nicole's young men in person was a delightful experience that I'll admit I didn't expect to feel to that level. I'm not much into other people's offspring in general (even my own siblings' children), and I haven't been around teenagers in… years?? Anyway, they were articulate, not-posing, independent souls and their genuine affection for each other and their parents was actually mind-blowing the more I think about it. Yay for a family unit that's healthy and respects everyone's individuality, and is effusive in affection.

As the years have gone on, I've recognized within myself (and also Sang has pointed out to me) that I don't really care about the pyrotechnics of fireworks and the sparkler bomb. It's true. I get nothing out of it. So this year, I enjoyed the food and companionship and conversation and social part of the evening and then came home to get in a run that I'd intended to have first thing Friday morning— except that I'd neglected to turn on my morning alarm at all so I overslept my ability to run before work. Oooops. I had a great run and then futzed around the internet looking at fun purple/wild orchid/lavender/magenta hair colors until it was time to go pick Evan back from the night's festivities. I was treated to bonus social time as everyone was still there! There was also ginger and caramel ice cream. NOMNOMNOM. And a second round of hugs, which was really wonderful to top it all off.

Even Mod Physique was cancelled so Jessa could have a holiday weekend, so I truly have nothing on my calendar. There are only a few things I plan to accomplish:
~ giving emansil_12 a call
~ finishing my Reggie/Kelp story (only 1.5 scenes to go! then Grand Editing will commence)
~ doing a half hour or so of my favorite Mod Physique toning moves but no cardio today

and the usual of enjoying Evan's company and playing a helluva lot of Facebook games. :D

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Jul. 5th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
This sounds like a great day. So very happy to find you doing so brilliantly.

~ HUGS ~
Jul. 6th, 2014 03:29 am (UTC)
I am doing so incredibly well these days. I'm going to try calling you again soon!! xxx
Jul. 6th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
Excellent. I am so sorry I've missed you the last couple of times you called. I either had my mobile off or was working.

Are you still writing? I can't remember what you said you were writing, Original or fandom.
Jul. 6th, 2014 02:10 am (UTC)
I'm sorry we didn't get to connect today. I got my hair coloured and spent time writing and editing, and laundry, and watching some t.v, and cleaning house. You know, those typical have to do it all on Saturday type things.

I can't wait to find out what the "currently secret afternoon excursion" is. You've peaked my interest.

We'll chat soon, okay.
Jul. 6th, 2014 03:33 am (UTC)
I'm glad you had such a productive and fun day yourself! We'll touch base again soon, no worries. :)

The excursion was to my sister-in-love's house. Evan and I did a couple of loads of laundry and spent the afternoon cleaning her house for her. We've done this a couple of other times when they've gone out of town and they've asked Evan to look in on the house. Their house is usually a disaster (and she acknowledges this fully, even though it makes her feel uncomfortable) so we spent several hours with his mom cleaning up the living and dining rooms enough to vacuum; swept and organized and scoured the kitchen; vacuumed the stairs, organized mail a little bit… things that make their home be so much more pleasant to return to than it looking like a tornado had hit. Which is what is usually looks like. :P
Jul. 6th, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
That's so sweet of you to do. I always hoped someone would do such a thing for me, but alas...

The day was productive, not as much as I would have like. I always have WAY TOO MANY things on my to do list. It'll never get done.
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