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14 July 2009 @ 07:55 pm
I'm jammin'  
I got all 'Little House on the Prairie' again. :D  I went from gorgeous, perfectly ripe apricots...

To beautiful jars of jam... all within a few hours, and for less than $8.  Move over, Ma Ingalls.  I got it covered.

Rather than give you the step by step, which you can see here, I thought I'd share a bulleted list of  other random stuff:
  • seegrim  and I are going to rock the Mile High Music Festival this weekend.  I've been writing with the woman for nearly two years, talking to her nearly every day since December of '07, and spending hours and hours on the phone.  It's about time I met her face to face!
  • It's raining.  Hallelujah.
  • I fell while on my walk yesterday (oh, yeah, I'm graceful) & my hand is messed up.  Silly Carrie.
  • I've clocked something like 140 miles walked since the beginning of May.  Get smaller, rear end!
  • I get my grey roots colored tomorrow.  Seriously.  SERIOUSLY.  Enough with the 'growing old' crap.
  • I've been doing lots of painting, lately.  It's SO good for me. I love it.  Soothes my chi or whatever.
  • I've also been doing lots of writing.  I entered the ronpansy_fest  with seegrim  and the dgficexchange  with mynuet , and both are pretty solid efforts.  I was pleased.  So YAY for that.
  • I was a runner up in the dg_ldws  this round.  Was fun and challenging.  I learned that I'm too wordy for a limit.
  • five weeks til I have to stand next to my SIL in a swimsuit.  I wish phenfen didn't cause me to die. :(
  • six weeks til my punks go back to school.  Come on, August.
Tell me something cool, f-list.  What's been happening?
I feel:: recumbentrecumbent
I hear:: I'm cramming Paolo so I don't embarrass Celeste
Kate: Paolo Nutinimugglechump on July 15th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Something cool? I got nothing.

My kid's engaged, though. Not cool, but something.

Have a great time this weekend. I'm seeing Paolo on the 23rd in DC. :D
Carrie Leigh: Beautiful Womencarrie_leigh on July 15th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Congratulations to Mer? Doesn't sound like you're too pleased. :(

He certainly gets around, doesn't he?
seegrim: paolo eyebrowseegrim on July 15th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)

He certainly gets around, doesn't he?


Watch it, sister.

Carrie Leigh: Paolocarrie_leigh on July 15th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
In a good way! I promise!
seegrim: paolo release at HMVseegrim on July 15th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
Uh huh.

Don't make me come over there and do something to you.

I'm not sure what exactly it'd be. I'm thinking at the moment what I'd want to do the most is steal some jam...
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco/Ginny Lovedragonsangel68 on July 15th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Homemade jam! I haven't had homemade jam since hubby's grandmother passed away - she used to make for the entire family and we'd get a huge box of preserves for Christmas each year :)

Congratulations on your runner up status! I have a problem with word limits too *g*

Something cool... I'll be seeing HBP in an hour!
seegrim: paolo teeth :)seegrim on July 15th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
I literally groaned when I saw the title of your LJ in my inbox, but then I laughed, so thanks for that. I look forward to sampling it. :D

I am so freaking excited I could BARF.

But I won't. At least, if I do, I promise to turn away and then promptly pop in a mint.

I'm sorry (again) about your hand. This makes me pout.

I hate swimsuits. I have a Land's End one that is so much fun. You pay a little extra, but it's so worth it to look a size smaller!

What else... Oh! Congratulations on the ldws thing. You're awesome. But I've told you this.

And don't worry about embarrassing me. As if. For one thing, I'll be too busy having Paolo raptures to notice. :)
O Demanding One: Express: Squee!  C&Hheyurs on July 15th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)

YAY! You and Celeste and Paolo in four days! Now that is something cool! :D I hope you ladies have a wonderful time.

*laughs about your baby punks* ♥

The coolest is that my punk has been in DC since Monday and won't be back til late tomorrow, prayerfully Friday! :D I am lovin' the quiet in my house! *preens*

HBP tomorrow night! YAY! :D

I sent out big encouragement love for all of you writers yesterday. You ladies ROCK! ♥

Amanda1234569or10 on July 15th, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
have fun in the most amazing state in the US!

and if you can, i highly recommend seeing Paper Bird at Mile High Music Fest. they are my favorite local band and they put on AMAZING shows, not to mention they are all so freaking nice. i love them.
idreamofdracoidreamofdraco on July 15th, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh. I just got the jam/jammin' joke. LOL.
goeungurl: hugsgoeungurl on July 15th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Jam. I'm impressed. Sorry you didn't win the dg_ldws. I was rooting for you. But still, runner-up is very, very impressive. Congrats!! And I'm so proud of you for your walking and weight losing. Can you pass some of that will my way??

Something cool? I'm writing an exchange fic that I'm starting to get excited about. I'm seeing the new HP in less than 3 hours. I was actually online last night and started my first scene in like a year! (But I still have yet to catch you online!)
seegrim: R/C  Sorryseegrim on July 16th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Because your on too late, miss! ;)
goeungurlgoeungurl on July 16th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
*sigh* Okay. I'll try again tomorrow. Earlier. ;)
terravayneterravayne on July 21st, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
Haha, you're going Ingall on us. And those apricots look so delicious and so does the jam. *itches to grab a jar from the photo*

And woohoo, Ron/Pansy and D/G! Drabbles are just silly, anyway. :P
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 21st, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
I didn't mean to make light of them! Drabbles are TOUGH. I signed up on a lark, but I ended up being very challenged by conveying all I wanted within a word limit. (A WORD LIMIT? I'd NEVER had to commit to a WORD LIMIT!) Challenges are good, in my opinion. Every so often I enjoy being stretched. ;) And I think you and dollfaced are great moderators. Consistent and encouraging. Thank you for a great experience!
terravayneterravayne on July 21st, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
You're very welcome. And haha, don't worry. I was the one making light of drabbles. I think word limits are sillllly. I mean. *coughs*

But yeah, I'm one of those long-winded people so limits are waaaah for me. And definitely a challenge. ^^