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I'm grateful for this weekend's blessings:

     I was looking over lovely Hope's Passage feedback on Friday and that triggered a memory of an unwritten story I'd completely forgotten from my lists. So Saturday I hashed out the date and added it to my 'what's cooking' post, bringing my total 'pots' there up to 18. I'm delighted because it's working as I hoped: if it weren't for that, I wouldn't realize that I'd been on the verge of forgetting that particular tale after a near-decade of it fumbling around in my skull. Makes me wonder what else is buried in that morass!

     And I was so blessed by wonderful Shanra rereading the tale of that troublemaker Horanu and my Apple-grower story. She is priceless! (Now if she'd only finish Tides so I can return the kindness! ;)

     I am very grateful for the difference the neem oil I got off eBay has made for my garden (I did my second application Saturday evening). If it weren't for that, the grasshoppers would have killed all my browallias by now, and the petunias would be little better off. As it is, my petunias have quite recovered, and if the browallias look a little frail--well, at least they're heading in the right direction. And I'm extremely grateful for God-made insecticides that mean I don't have to use the nasty chemical man-made ones (or refrain and let my garden die). *cheers*

     I'm pleased I got myself into Poser and Vue today, even if it was just to make the simplest of temporary illustrations for my Triune books page. Heading in the right direction!

     Lastly, I'm delighted to be able to buy itty-bitty spiral fluorescent bulbs that I can fit in both my art table lamp and other clip lamp. Now I can work on my craft painting with 'cool' illumination instead of feeling like I'm out to scald myself!
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On July 30th, 2007 08:05 am (UTC), shanra commented:
added it to my 'what's cooking' post,

*POUNCE* Oooooh. Sounds interesting. ^-^ (Didn't Saenna also write a ballad? Or is that a different Saenna/someone with a similar name?)

(Now if she'd only finish Tides so I can return the kindness! ;)

I still firmly believe that it'll take me at least until next year November, but I'll get myself a proper notebook and print the chapters for you and see what I can get written in Wales. Deal? ^-~
Ha! And you write the stories and posted them for me to read (well, not me specifically, but oh you know what I mean.), so you're priceless and wonderful too. ^-~

*is going through this a little haphazardly* Glad to hear that your plants are doing much better than they could have been doing and that the grasshoppers are gone! (They have gone, haven't they?) *smiles* It's wonderful to see what's already provided for in nature if you just bother to look, isn't it?

I got myself into Poser and Vue today

WOOHOO! Congratulations, me dear! ^-^ Heading in the right direction indeed! *hugs* I hope the spiral continues to go up-up-up-up-up!
On July 30th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I have two 'Saenna's and yes, the first one is the one in the ballad, and this Saenna is named for her many centuries later. She's a very minor character in my books that I happen to know more about than many other minor characters. Besides, any excuse for a Wrane cameo, 'cause I loveses him, precious.

November 2008? Oh, wow, I didn't realize it was that long in the going. (Not that I have any grounds for complaint ;) And good luck hauling your muse overseas!

Well there are some jumbo ones and some itty bitty ones that I chase out of the garden every day, but far, far fewer than it used to be, and much less than the ravening horde of hundreds across the street. It certainly is! My rabbit-repellent is all natural too, and works wonderfully (not that there are many rabbits about this year). The only chemicals I still have are the leftover moth-balls my mom gave me to keep the squirrels from digging up my pots looking for nuts that aren't there. =P The squirrels have been horrid this year.

*hugs back* Me too! (though the rest of me wants to hibernate until September)
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On July 30th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC), shanra replied:
November 2008? Oh, wow, I didn't realize it was that long in the going.

Eeh, it's mostly because I'm taking such things as 'School Work' into account. I'm sure I could, theoretically, finish it by November 2007 if I sat down and wrote solely on that every day of the week for September and October, but that's not going to happen, I'm afraid. :(

Huzzah for natural repellent! ^-^ Hopefully you'll find something natural for the squirrels soon too!

(Hibernating until September isn't necessarily a bad thing, is it? I'd like to hibernate until September, and I'm a summery girl...)
On July 30th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Yeah, real life has a way of getting in the way, doesn't it. =P Are you planning to do NaNoWriMo this year? {/random}

It would be nice to use up the mothballs and not have them stinking up my closet, even though the box is double-bagged. I can't help wondering if they're bothering my morning glories, since they're not looking the best this year (but the grasshoppers don't bother them, so that's not the culprit) and I've had to use far more mothballs than ever before. Nothing's simple with gardening!

Ugh, if it keeps getting back up to 90 F/32 C every week for days on end, I'd be happy to. Or just live here at work where it's nice and cool, but I think my pets wouldn't appreciate that!
On July 30th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC), droomdanseres replied:
*is too lazy to switch accounts*

Are you planning to do NaNoWriMo this year?

Nope. Not very likely. I may try and dedicate the month to Snowdrift, though, and see what I can get done within that month. It'll be gathering dust otherwise. I've already started making it a proper novella format. That might help with the writing. ^-^

I hope it's something else that's bothering your flowers, but one can't help but wonder. Is there any way you can move them or the like so you can get rid of the moth balls and see if that's the problem?

>> Ouch. *hugs* Hope that's not going to happen!
On July 30th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
*smiles* I was scratching my head wondering when I'd last left a comment on droomdanseres when I saw that pop up in my e-mail.

*nods* So no more of that 'funny'/odd story-in-planning about the goblin/ogre/whatever-it-was? (good luck deciphering THAT!)

Oh no, the morning glories are vining on the fence. I suppose I could risk taking the moth balls away since I haven't seen so many squirrels about of late...don't know. They'll get worse again as fall approaches.

=P Me too! At least it's not humid this week.
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On July 31st, 2007 08:47 am (UTC), shanra replied:
*chuckles* Well, it's hard to comment on non-existing material. ^-~ (Although I'm not sure whether Jenna would mind people commenting on her story before she does. Will have to ask.)

Guh's story? Precious Beauty? Sometime. He's strangely silent. I'm starting to think that Rabbit doesn't want to save his people at all...

No doubt they would. That's when they start looking for nuts, isn't it?
On July 31st, 2007 11:29 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
*grins* You figured it out! Oh well, at least when they're silent they're not harrassing you...seems to be plenty else doing that.

Ugh, I spoke too soon. Got home last night to find one of my coleuses crushed--it probably won't recover because the stem snapped so low down. Either a squirrel digging or some clumsy person put a foot in my planter--which I really doubt because that would have made worse damage. =P
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On July 30th, 2007 10:44 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Step by step, you're getting there.

Pleased to hear your new purchase is helping your new garden along.

Shanra's a treasure, isn't she?
On July 30th, 2007 11:21 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
*hugs* Definitely moving in the right direction.

Yes! Now I just need to find a natural squirrel-repellant once my mom's mothballs run out, and all that will remain are the robins. But they don't do as much damage poking for worms that aren't there as the squirrels do digging for nuts that aren't there. So many grasshoppers around for the eating this summer that the birds have plenty to keep them busy.

She certainly is! =D