(advent) Day 5 – The Wedding

It was raining when Drew woke up – just a light rain, almost a mist, really, but enough that everything was soft and faintly glowing. Molly had spent the night at her brother’s house with her part of the wedding party, although Schrodinger had opted to stay with Drew. I’m standing with you, he’d told …

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Day 5 – The Rehearsal Dinner

“Oh my.” Aunt Janice took a look at the loaded tables in the backyard and blinked. “Molly really doesn’t like sending people home less than stuffed, does she?” “She’s a kitchen witch,” Drew said, laughing. “It’s genetic.” “She would have gotten along so well with Alice,” Aunt Janice said, and Drew saw the shimmer of …

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Day 4 – The Wedding Shower

“Drew, my friend, what is wrong?” Drew turned around to find Pavel standing in the doorway, a dark bottle in his hand and a concerned look on his face. “Nothing,” he lied, forcing a smile to his lips. “Why?” “Because this is a party for you and Molly, your family is due any minute, and …

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Day 3 – The Bachelorette Party

“Big Papi? Really? He pitched to BIG PAPI?” Molly laughed at Noemi’s open-mouthed expression, which was half surprise and half envy. Okay, probably more than half envy. “So Schrodinger says,” she assured her. “And that was apparently only the beginning.” “How many arrest warrants did they acquire?” Jade asked, dropping down into the beach chair …

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(advent) Day 2 – The Bachelor Party

So we’re really going to Portland? “Yes, we’re really going to Portland!” Drew laughed as Schrodinger bounced excitedly around his feet. “In a limo, no less!” I’ve never ridden in a limo! The CrossCat jumped up on to one of the chairs on the porch, his tail swishing. Have you? The innocent question caught Drew …

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(advent) Day 1 – Wedding Prep!

“I think this is the last one,” Drew said, putting the large cardboard box on the table in front of Molly, where it joined the six others. “I’d forgotten how many of these she had.” “Are you sure you’re okay with us using them?” Molly asked him, letting one finger trail along the edge of …

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Ramblings

This might not be of interest to most people, as I’m using it as kind of a catchall of what’s in my head right now. My brain is responding well to 250 words a day (about to hit Day 4 in a few, and I even managed 250 last night on the tablet, because I …

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Trials and Tribulations, or why can’t Val update a blog on a regular basis?

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Of course, this could be titled “Why can’t Val do anything on a regular basis?” I seem to have issues with regularity, and I wonder why.   It could be that somewhere in my dim, distant past, something linked “a regular routine” with “boring” and I HATE boring with a fiery passion. And yes, I …

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Back from Balticon – the pollen-filled update.

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          This is where I wish I was.  Sadly, instead, the pollen is falling like snow outside.  I’m assuming that’s why I feel awful.  I really, really hope it isn’t con crud.  Really.   Balticon was amazing.  It was the first time I’d been a fan, rather than a guest, and …

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Balticon!!!!

Yeah, it’s that time of year again – Balticon!  I’m here, I’m not a guest, which means I have a ton of time to immerse myself in the joy that comes from being with your chosen family.  I’m going to take a ton of pictures, hang out with everyone I can, and spend every waking …

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