enduringplum: (Cinderella)
( Jul. 15th, 2008 05:45 pm)
JP's wife, Catherine, is being induced today. She's about thirty-five weeks pregnant.

update: Catherine is being induced due to pre-eclampsia and is expected to deliver sometime around noon tomorrow, give or take a few hours, of course.

I'll post more whenever I know more. JP has updated us a couple of times via text message and I don't want to be a bother by calling them right now.

update - July 17: Baby Jude was born yesterday, as expected, at just an ounce shy of six pounds. Understandably, Catherine is taking some time to recover before the parents begin receiving well wishers, but Carl did speak to JP; he reports that JP sounds happy and excited.
It was really good to see [profile] diabolicalsound last night! Along with all the usual suspects, he came over last night to play Hex Hex; Hex Hex is always great fun, especially with the no talking below zero Voice rule in effect! Unfortunately we didn't have Cranium and [profile] the_ugly_knight didn't think to bring Cash'n Guns.

Hopefully Diabolicalsound will be able to move back to nthe New Orleans area soon; it just depends on whether or not his mom will finally be granted disability income, which she certainly deserves. Diabolic is really tired of living in a tiny, paper mill town in Arkansas and I certainly can't blame him. I mentioned last night that Arkansas is a very beautiful state, but apparently not the part where he's living. :(  I'll be thrilled when he comes home again for a number of reasons: 1, because yet another friend will finally be returning home after being scattered to someplace lonely after The Storm; 2, because he provides a lot of vibrancy and energy to our group of friends; and 3, because we might finally be able to finish an Exalted storyline with him here to help us bully The_Ugly_Knight!

My knees are swollen, hot, and painful today because of the sudden weather change. Last night around midnight they began to ache, so I knew it would rain today -- my knees are more reliable than the weather channel.

We've got to get our taxes done so I can apply for a grant for school. This will be the first year of my life that I can apply for FAFSA without having to take my parents' income in to account, but I'm a little worried that our joint income as a married couple (read: his income) will still be too great to allow me to receive any sort of grant money; government financial aid sucks like that, so I may still wind up taking out a student loan. I just really want to get my computer graphics degree so I can start doing work the work I already love doing! It's really important to me to be able to support myself, but because of my weird health problems I can't do that with a job that keeps me on my feet all day and/or which doesn't have flexible hours.  I come back to this issue all the time, but it's central to my life.

I'm going to start going to Yoga classes at Wild Lotus on Monday. I do take issue with some of their policies, especially the one which requires students to use a yoga mat during classes, because one of the main tenets of Yoga is that it requires nothing at all to practice beyond one's own body, but I understand that they may not feel comfortable asking students to practice directly on their studio floor and that many people feel a yoga mat is required to practice; if nothing else, it certainly can make practice a little more comfortable and feel a bit more ritualistic, which can be beneficial. I don't mind that they charge for classes, of course, although that does go against the spirit of Yoga, but I understand that the teachers there need to earn a living and I admire that they're doing that through something they love doing and I think the free events they offer is helpful to balancing the giving nature of Yoga with the financial demands of today. The classes on Monday nights are only twelve dollars to drop in on and Wild Lotus doesn't require prepayment for most of their classes, nor do they seem to require any contracts, which is something I felt I was pressured in to at the Liu Institute.
enduringplum: (Mizumi Casual)
( Nov. 22nd, 2006 06:53 pm)

I'm finally able to get online with my laptop! Woot!

Thanks, Mischa!

Apparently my roommate and I were too computer illiterate to figure out why it wouldn't connect, because it took Mischa all of two minutes to discover and correct the problem. I don't care-- I'm just glad to be able to get online while all four of the other computers in the house are being used to feed each resident's rather serious WoW addiction.

Mischa and Cat are both really fun people and I'm excited that they're planning to move back here next year, although whenever Mischa comes around he introduces me to at least a few games I've never played and then simply must have! That's not necessarily a bad thing, since I love games, but I ain't got no money. In just two days, so far I simply must find a copy of Can't Stop, Hey, that's My Fish!, and Category 5; Category 5 is a title that makes me unhappy, but it's a fun game that is more intriguing with four or five people, but which can be played as many as ten.

I used to have about a hundred different board games and card games, but, as with almost everything else, I lost all those to Hurricane Katrina. It doesn't bother me like it did immediately after The Storm; still, it is frustrating and I haven't begun replacing my games yet, although I did pick up a few from the last Dragon Con. However, I am glad that the hurricane gave me a chance to get rid of the games I didn't really like, like Mammoth Hunters and Taj Mahal. Speaking of Dragon Con, Mischa and Cat also brought me another game I fell in love with at Dragon Con: Jungle Speed! While a group of us were playing it last night, [profile] triple_phoenix Buddha Palmed the hell out of my thumb nail, which is cracked and bloody, but that's how it goes with Jungle Speed.


enduringplum: (Perfect Powder)
( Apr. 2nd, 2006 08:58 pm)
We moved into our trailer today, but I can't feel happy about it because I'm so sad that Ego* and Toby* are moving away.
enduringplum: (Hitomi Red)
( Dec. 27th, 2005 03:16 pm)

Or, in the words of [livejournal.com profile] triple_phoenix's and [livejournal.com profile] switchknive's mom, Merry Holiday )

Jelly Belly is giving me a serious tummy ache. Maybe I should sue them for making these damn things so delicious. One flavor that's not delicious? Baked bean. I sampled it at the grocery store, it was atrocious.

Keep in Touch )

Thank Yous )

enduringplum: (Sepia Geisha)
( Sep. 1st, 2005 10:07 pm)

I have so much to write about that I hardly know where to begin...

 News of Friends and Loved Ones )

My Misadventure, Presently )

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( Aug. 23rd, 2005 05:43 pm)
I recently added a custom Friends group for my fellow gamers. If you'd like to be added to it or think I might have forgotten you, just let me know and I'll be happy to do the honors.


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