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The goodies of late:

     It is such a rewarding thing to go in with a gob of people on the Windstone Forum and buy something for someone who's going through hard times. Such a treat to read about their shocked delight when something they've wanted for years shows up on their doorstep!

     Also passed the 1,000 comment mark over there. I've been looking forward to that milestone for a while.

     Fingers crossed, but it looks like my role with the testing project at work is essentially complete. It was giving me a bit of concern this summer, for one since July-August is the time of the year I have the lowest 'IQ,' thanks to months of poor sleep brought on by summer, it's just much harder to do anything challenging like that. For second, here my boss was setting me at software I've hardly touched in years, and never received official training on, just the 'sink or swim' sort. I am very, very grateful that the upgrade had no real big changes, and no real big bugs. And now the documentation's all updated and polished so that the next person who has to 'sink or swim' will be floundering less than I was!

     Got a surprise comment from my mom on 'Pranks' that I put up last week. =)

     Got a gift of a bag of three-way popcorn from Dawn, because I went out to the Farmer's Market with her over lunch today (helped her pick out flowers for her father's grave). Very sweet of her. (Got myself some yummy fresh green beans, too.) And she bought Corey some Swedish Fish at the candy store, so I learned about a new variety of candy (to me anyway) as well!

     Best of all, great progress with my Races essay this week. Finished the human/general section, added a little to the Biology section, and passed the 20,000 word mark!
Emotional Status:
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On August 22nd, 2008 05:04 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
That is so encouraging to hear about the Windstone Forum doing such a kind deed.
I am sure the person was blessed.

Such good news on the work front. That has to be a big relief for you.
Three-way popcorn, that sounds so yummy. I wonder if anyone sells that same kind out
here.
Great progress with your Races essay. That must feel so good.
On August 22nd, 2008 11:17 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
They like doing things like that over there. =) She certainly was!

Yes! It's going to be hairy today with so many people off, and an interesting time of it coming up with the RNC. So I'm glad to have this project pretty much behind me.

It feels great! Only the last section left, and that one should be the shortest (and most fun).
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On August 22nd, 2008 08:43 am (UTC), shanra commented:
Awww. That sounds like a lovely story from the Windstone Forum. ^-^ So sweet of everyone there!

*hopes the prospect on the work front is true*

What's three-way popcorn? And how much more do you think you'll have to write on your essay before it's finished?
On August 22nd, 2008 11:20 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was! They're a great bunch, quite caring, which is priceless. =)

*hopes the same*

Three-way popcorn (may have other names depending on the seller) is a bag of popcorn with plain popcorn, cheesy popcorn, and caramel popcorn all mixed together. Me and my mom just love it. =)

I'm up to the very last section on the essay, which will be the most fun for me (lots of book 5 spoilers) and I expect the shortest.

Have a great Friday!