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Yule quilt progress as of today: 56/64

I'm so not tired. Long nap. Dan has also had a long nap, hope he turns it into a long night of sleep.

I'm just about done with holiday shopping (yay!).

The girls have only a week of holiday break this year, presumably because they started later than usual (after Labor Day). :( Not a fun thing, I'd rather have them home longer. (Possibly I will change my mind on that poing if they don't quite squabbling after Giftmas...)

I'm less tired now, therefore more cheerful. :)

I had an awesome Yule but I'm sure glad we only do that once a year!


Oct. 4th, 2004 05:26 pm
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I haven't been around much lately, I know. Sometimes I spend quite a bit of time online, other times not so much, I guess. Did a ton of baking this weekend--whoopie pies (which the girls have already demolished), apple pie (which Dan has eaten about half of), and chocolate muffins today so the girls can have them in their lunches because the aforementioned whoopie pies are all gone. (Okay, they can't have all the blame for that--those are really awesome! :))

Anyway, I've been reading LJ, reading email, haven't been posting much anywhere. Maybe I am having an antisocial moment :). Pagan Coffee Night is tomorrow--I always enjoy it once I'm there but when I'm not into socializing it's a real struggle to get myself to go. I'm really in more of a hermit mode right now :)
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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] whitecrow0 for making me think :).

I am Hearthstone.

I am a pagan--a heathen with a small but close kindred, and a solitary Hellenic semi-reconstructionist polytheist particularly devoted to Aphrodite (yes, dual faiths). Sometimes it is a challenge but usually things fall into place. However, I'm pretty sure I put more time and effort into the heathen side of things, for various reasons, including but not limited to my working with a group.

I seem to be incapable of resisting any book that has anything to do with my religions.

I am a stay-at-home mom to two daughters, 5 and 9. I enjoy it much more than I expected to; especially because I usually much prefer the company of adults :).

I hate to travel. Seriously. The prospect of a long trip fills me with dread. Even if it's someplace I want to go, I don't want to go.

I've been married, happily, for 13+ years; it's not perfect because nothing is, but it's pretty much ideal--any less-fun things that could change would also change important-or-fun things, so no, there's nothing I would really change.

I worry a lot more than I ought to--probably more than is reasonable.

I'm drawn to doing needlework, usually quilting, currently knitting. Can't stand doing nothing. There's a meditative quality to it that may or may not appear.

I seem to be still in the middle of an extended period of self-redefinition--many things in turn breaking down into their components and revealing themselves to be other than what I had thought, things I thought were set and trustworthy showing themselves to be neither, things I thought were true of myself turning out to be questionable. It's not a bad thing, just a weird thing and sometimes an upsetting thing, with a lot of waiting for the next shoe to drop :).

I've been trained as a tech writer but have never worked in the field other than as a volunteer.

I am a night owl and I will stay up as late as I think I can get away with.

I occasionally do a bit of gardening but I'm not serious about it.

I find myself overwhelmed sometimes, but generally manage to get done what I need to, because (I think) I'm essentially practical.

I don't like cities, much prefer life where your nearest neighbor is half a mile away.

I tend to have many ideas, some of which make it to reality; I like to learn new things, and start new projects--am somewhat less fond of finishing them (although I usually do).

I've kept an on-paper journal for almost 20 years.

I am an introvert--I like people, don't usually have a problem dealing with them (I used to work retail :)), but I often find it exhausting and need to get alone and recharge for a while after I've spent a much time with a large group.

I don't have any great goals--just to improve on what I do currently.
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No news really, just felt like affirming my existence for a moment :).
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I've just realized that, while there are as always things I have to do, right now there is nothing pressing that I must do and must spend all my time at. I think this is the first time in a few weeks that that's been the case :). Cool.

(At least until the next "do this now!" hits.
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I am just interested in too many things. Too many hobbies, passions, interests, optional fun things to do--taking up too much time, room in the house for the stuff that goes with them. I have a tendency to discover something new, try to learn everything about it, try it out--and then either it sticks or it doesn't (and if the latter I'm stuck with a box of silk floss and a blow torch, or seven books on Norwegian stave architecture, or whatever). I'm not saying it's a good thing, just that that's what happens. So I'm working on figuring out what they all are, and how much time/attention/effort they deserve. Because I have a lot I want to do this year and just saying "oh, it'll get done" won't do it.

4. Temporaries. Things that I dive into in a passion, but quickly (or maybe not so quickly) tire of. (Like knitting. I made three afghans, two hats and a scarf, and that was enough.) This is the troublesome area, the one that fills the basement with stuff. (Because you never know which are the real never-return temporaries and which will eventually come back.)

3. Recurrings. Things that come and go, that disappear for a while and then come back a few months or years later. (Like the SCA, although that hasn't come back for a while.)

2. Permanents. Things that are never disappear entirely, although they may go on the back burner for a while. (Like quilting.)

1. Constants. Things that actually never go away. (Like keeping a (paper) journal.)

Note to self: Spend the effort on the constants and permanents!
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