but can i just point out that mabel is in a watermelon sleeping bag and that it is the cutest thing ever
Well, the last time I posted was in LAST Oct during my Orlando vacation. Things got super busy after that post. The rest of my Orlando vacation was great, but we started doing 2 parks a day, and I was too tired to do anything but sleep and eat upon returning. And then after the trip, I felt totally maxed out of socializing (a week of real life crowds is a lot for an introvert like me)! Then there was the holidays, then the continuing quest to get pregnant. If you have OCD/anxiety issues/control issues of any kind, you will not enjoy the TTC (trying to get preg) process if it takes a while. It’s maddening to not get preg when you’re trying to. It’s been a little over 9 months since starting TTC, and I’m still not up the duff. Since I have endometriosis (and I’m what they consider to be approaching “advanced maternal age” at nearly 35), I’ve now started seeing a fertility specialist, who said everything was great except for the endo (which I just had surgery to remove) and slightly high prolactin (which I now have medication to correct). The doc recommended 6 more months of natural TTC before moving on to IUI/IVF and fertility drugs. And I’ve still got fixing up to do with my house.
So, I haven’t really been able to allow myself on tumblr, because tumblr is like crack. I wind up spending all day on it, collecting things to reblog, organizing how I want to reblog them, crafting replies where applicable, etc. It gets out of hand. I tried peeking in once and started spending hours collecting reblogs and finally had to just bookmark them for later, and stop. So, I love you, dear online peeps, and I’m sorry I can’t offer you more support than keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, but ya’ll are just too darn interesting. ;p ;)
I have been continuing to write my Snevans AU fanfic, but I’m not ready to publish any new chapters yet. I’m still writing though.
I’ve just yesterday/today dared to dip my toe back into HP fandom discussion, since the CoS forums are closing down in July, and I want to see what it’s like to do more than lurk there before it goes poof. (And it’s going poof completely, so if you want to save some posts, do it now!) Some of the anti-Snape people are like the opposite side of the Snapefen coin, LOL. JKR, well done creating a character that makes people lose their frikkin’ minds! So far, I’ve been defending Snape from the accusation that he didn’t even try to curb the Carrows at all, so no running afoul of the Snapefen, yet. And I’ve not gotten a response from the anti-Snape peeps (or the the more extreme “Snaters” - lol it’s a silly term but it amuses me) yet, although one did just get a post deleted for crossing the line with another member (one of the pro-Snape peeps) - I refreshed before it got deleted earlier and now it’s gone and there’s a mod note - I hope the Snape forum doesn’t get shut down. Thankfully, I’m not alone in the pro-Snape/moderate Snape fan camp, as there is at least one person I know from fandom who is posting there still that is in our camp, and maybe another (they seem reasonable so far, but I don’t know them like I know of SIP, who I know is in the more extreme Snapfen camp). Maybe I’ll be so smooth that I’m boring to both sides (it never happened before but maybe this time)…or maybe each extreme will flip out on me (I rather hope not, ‘cause it usually goes from ‘ha ha fandom y u so silly’ to ‘now I must weep for humanity’). I’m hoping for reasonable, fun, discussions and debates. We shall see.
I’ll probably see what the latest post is at dedfromsnake, later. And there was a “blast from the past” post I was planning to make there before I went on vacation, so I may do that write up and post it, if I don’t feel like I’m spending too much time with fandom stuff, already.
Probably the next post I make will be if I need to vent about some fandom ridic at CoS (which could happen any time), or because I have a new chapter of my Snevans AU fic I’m ready to post (that’s probably still going to be a while).
Later, dear online peeps. :*
The flight and trip through the airport went smoothly. I thought the airplane ride was fun (take off was the best part - whee!). We just got settled in and had some dinner and swam in the pools at the resort tonight. We are staying at the Polynesian resort and it is very cool - it looks like Hawaii and is Hawaiian themed. Tomorrow we are going to the Magic Kingdom.
Going to wind down for the night and get some sleep.