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Alas, summer is beginning to wind down for us as Brandon goes back to school today and starts for real next Wednesday. I have already been trying to plan those last trips to the pool. I did do a bit of school shopping yesterday but I usually don’t go crazy as it is still hot and Brandon has plenty of summer clothes to start out in. (Because, duh, it’s still summer and will be hot till October anyway.) He didn’t find any shoes he liked as he is picky but knows that I will not spend a fortune on them and that certainly narrows the selection…LOL

I am up in the air about my own schooling. I had decided that I was going to take some time to replenish my savings account and wasn’t going to register this year. Then, one of the docs intimated that they might be able to “get me a scholarship” which probably means, “give me some money and then I will work for them when I am done” which looks really good to me. However, I haven’t heard any more about it so we will see. But, I am only taking classes this semester if someone gives me some money…LOL!

I am pretty much done with renovations at the moment though, once you get started it is hard to quit. You keep seeing something else that you want to do. At least any further home improvement won’t involve any major construction. The home office has been completely moved and the spare bedroom is now just that, a spare bedroom. It even has a full size bed to accommodate more guests! (Hint, hint to folks on my F-list that a visit is always welcome!) Brandon’s room has been painted and is now traffic light green which actually looks better than it sounds, really. He has some rather retro shape appliqués on his wall as well. There were three of us trying to do the math to make sure the pattern worked when I finally said the heck with it and started with corners and center and eyeballed the rest. I have a pretty good eye for that sort of thing. However, I really did do some specific measurements when I hung a headboard on the wall in the spare bedroom because, one, it was too heavy to eyeball and, two, I knew I wasn’t going to get a do over….at least without doing some damage to the wall. I am quite proud of the headboard find as it cost me $10 at a flea market with the bed rails thrown in. I also got a good deal on a really nice end table (real wood!) that I sanded and repainted a wonderful yellow to add some color to the somewhat dark spare bedroom.

I am looking forward to Continuum though I haven’t received it yet (because I am cheap and go for super saver shipping). It was all I could do not to just buy it at Wal-Mart yesterday. Speaking of which, there was a whole separate Stargate display with Continuum at the top and all the seasons below. That is a far cry from the days when you couldn’t find Gate at Wal-Mart! I am having a hard time steering clear of response posts. I was going to try and hold off watching since I am planning a get together next week at my house with [profile] de23, a friend of hers who also likes Gate, and, hopefully, [profile] dm_lunsford, if she can find the time. If it doesn’t arrive by the end of this week, I might be able to hold out since I work Mon, Tues, and Wed and there will be no time to indulge. If it arrives by the end of this week there is no way I’ll be able to be so strong. I have been discussing Atlantis over at [profile] athosian_fieldsand, with the exception of The Seed, it has been really good, I think. I have seen a few bad reviews about Broken Ties and, honestly, I am flummoxed by them since I really thought Broken Ties was an example of Gate done Great. It just reinforces that everyone has different tastes, I suppose. I am super impressed with how they have handled Woolsey. Watching him has been a treat and all the more so because I didn’t expect to like him at all on Atlantis. As for shows, though, Doctor Who is the bomb, yo!!!! I see where it doesn’t get spectacular numbers, at least to my untrained eye, and that is something I cannot figure out. I CANNOT wait to watch tonight!

It’s off to the pool today. (Only a few more pool days left! This is the time of year I wish I had my own pool, complete with deep end and diving board…LOL) Since it is so very extremely hot, my new tactic is to swim some and then go walking which helps me stay a little cooler. I am still almost completely dry by the end of it, though. 
gateslacker: (spiral)
I decided to take some pictures on my walk today because it has been so pretty and also because I wanted to figure out how to post pic on my lj.
I would have hid them behind the cut but I couldn't get it to work right...Someone will have to tell me what I am doing wrong.




the hill the hill

Up one of the steepest hills. I did say I liked trees and hills, didn't I? Whew!
by the river by the river

two butterflies two butterflies

I can't believe I caught these two butterflies on film..well, not really film but you know what I mean.


river rock river rock

dogwood in bloom dogwood in bloom

the trail the trail

Not a very inspiring name for such a pretty place


the woods the woods

did I mention that I love trees and hills
trees in bloom trees in bloom

I love the reflection that I got here.
flowers flowers

Me trying to be artsy fartsy




crazy big. crazy big.

This is the house next doow and the reason I call my house, The Carriage House. Isn't this Crazy Big?



Not much else going on here besides the usual household activities. I watched a couple episodes of Atlantis. I wanted to shove McKay out an airlock in one, he got on my nerves so bad. I just wanted him to SHUT UP. There is a big difference between snark and outright antagonism to EVERYONE. It is hard for me to be sympathtic to a character who is rude and sarcastic to people all the time. Small doses, not so bad. He had lightened up a bit during Coup d'etat (sorry if spelled wrong..too lazy to look it up) which was a great episode. I was very anxious throughout because I really didn't know where it was going. And that is the last one I saw so I am still ages behind. Still no BSG or Dr Who, or a bunch of other stuff I have recorded. What on earth am I doing? Is must be all that fanfiction taking up my spare spare time. I am such a fanfic junkie! Tomorrow I get all my hair chopped off. Used to be I would like a style for a little while. Not so much anymore. I want to constantly change it.
gateslacker: (spiral)
I decided to take some pictures on my walk today because it has been so pretty and also because I wanted to figure out how to post pic on my lj. 
I would have hid them behind the cut but I couldn't get it to work right...Someone will have to tell me what I am doing wrong.



scenes...... ) Not a very inspiring name, is it?
   
I was excited about these two butterflies. 
Dogwoods in bloom.
  I know I said I love trees and hills, but this particular hill gets me every time. I am usually gasping for air by the time I reach the top. LOL!
  This is the house next door to me. It is CRAZY big. It's also the reason I have named my house, The Carriage House...LOL! 

Not much else going on here besides the usual household activities. I watched a couple episodes of Atlantis. I wanted to shove McKay out an airlock in one, he got on my nerves so bad. I just wanted him to SHUT UP. There is a big difference between snark and outright antagonism to EVERYONE. It is hard for me to be sympathtic to a character who is rude and sarcastic to people all the time. Small doses, not so bad. He had lightened up a bit during Coup d'etat (sorry if spelled wrong..too lazy to look it up) which was a great episode. I was very anxious throughout because I really didn't know where it was going. And that is the last one I saw so I am still ages behind. Still no BSG or Dr Who, or a bunch of other stuff I have recorded. What on earth am I doing? Is must be all that fanfiction taking up my spare spare time. I am such a fanfic junkie! Tomorrow I get all my hair chopped off. Used to be I would like a style for a little while. Not so much anymore. I want to constantly change it.

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