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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh I somehow missed this!

Congratulations! You and that yummy gif of Ketch are going to be so very missed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excuse me, Ketch. That Confluence update. That cliffhanger.



As always, I miss your face! <3
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell, we need to teach Fin some happy songs to play on the guitar.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^Yesssss. Maybe Lucy needs to get Fin high, take him to a drum circle where he can jam, and then there should be hugging. Lots and lots of hugging.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALL the words.

<3 <3

*Rolls around in them unabashedly*
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fin knows some happy songs!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In regards to Fin:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucy trying not to be like...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel like such a villain. Poor Fin.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a quote that I like by Anais Nin, "We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospect," and I think that sometimes we write to dilute the harsher flavors that get mixed in throughout the course of our time on earth.

My father passed away Friday. It was an unexpected series of hopeful moments and setbacks over the course of 6 weeks that ended with a drive deep into the countryside of East Tennessee yesterday to bury him next to his mother, an English teacher, and his father, a preacher who traveled the church circuit in thirties and forties.

The past few months have been a whirlwind of life stresses, from my father's sudden illness to the birth of my twins and trying to wrangle them along with a four-year-old while remaining sane (a task I fail daily). This forum has been a haven and an escape, and as I watched soft green hills roll by out the passenger window the other day, I thought I might finally have to throw in the towel and check out for good. I had no words left in me, nor the desire to try to stir them up again. Then I got home, and I sat out on my back porch listening to the crickets chirp and the neighbors swim and I thought about all the stories I've written here, and the ones I still want to write, and even though I'm not very active writing-wise at the moment, I decided I'd like to keep posting the logs of months past as I've been doing. It gives me something to look forward to and reminds me that things carry on.

I'm grateful for this small corner of the internet where I can toss my own flavors, be they bitter or sweet or some amalgam of both, into the mix.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are no perfect words of condolence for such moments of loss, and the ones that come most naturally never feel like enough. Still, I'm sorry, dear.

Your message was, although written from mourning, beautiful to read, as are most of the things you write. We are richer for your presence, even if just in the echoes while your heart is heavy. We are grateful for those too.

Hug your babies, we'll be here. As always, miss you.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and the curveballs that life is throwing your way.

Take whatever time you need and when you are ready or when you need an ear or just need a distraction, there are a lot of us who will be here.

I wish your family the very best and hope to be able to continue reading your beautiful words.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My condolences to you, and I hope you keep finding those quiet places with crickets and the words that you need. <3
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey all. I am leaving the country for a wee vacation. Going to Scotland to soak up some Fin vibes and otherwise have a grand time.

I will be back in the first week of October, wherein Fin's sad psychodrama will continue. There will be tons of pics for any that want to see them.

Bon Voyage! Until tomorrow and tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just dropping a line in here to say...I'm still around. Lurking mostly behind the scenes and reading all the good stuff that goes up on the various boards around here.

In particular, I've been enjoying Fin's journey at Hamilton House. Enjoy is not really the right word, but yanno. The juxtaposition of Cris and Fin is always fascinating to me.

Also, Cris's post A Thousand Words, which of course did a number on my feelings. I believe my initial response to the writer was something along the lines of, "*** you, you *** jerk."

I've got a loose deadline in my head for Ketch's return, provided life maintains a more balanced keel. I look forward to him coming back. He's missed so very much in his absence.
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