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Boy, the more I hear from friends and acquaintances on the internet, the more I think I must be part of the minority, because Daylight Savings has absolutely no ill effects on me. Never has. I have no idea what everyone else feels, or why it's always so hard on them. And I'm grateful! It sounds horrid.

It was a quiet weekend. Worked a little on our future guest bedroom. There are now four big boxes, filled and taped up. I borrowed a handcart from our next-door neighbor, and once the rain lets up, we'll transfer the boxes to the garage. Little by little, the job gets done. You may wonder why I don't make our daughter help with more of this project. The first reason is, she's tremendously busy with work and school; it's difficult to get her to schedule any time here. And the second reason is, she created this mess, but she's pretty useless about reversing the process. I mean, she's brilliant; she'll go far; I admire her in many ways. But whenever I put her to work on this room, she either gets depressed and can't part with things, or nostalgic and can't part with things. Progress is slow, to say the least.

And this is no job for Groom because his knees are so terrible, he could get down on the floor, but there's no guarantee he would stand up again. Please know that in the grand scheme of things, he does his share around the house, so I'm cool.

In fanfic news, I submitted prompts to the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_promptfest and put in a request for Draco/Hermione prompts on [livejournal.com profile] dramionelove. In case I didn't mention, the Dramionelove entries must be 1,000 words max, which works well for us commitmentphobes. Quite nice. Check it out!
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I'm so excited! The talented [livejournal.com profile] semperfiona has produced a podfic out of one of my stories.

The Angel Investor
Story here

Podfic here

Go now and have a listen, and be sure and give Semperfiona kudos for her good work. She's also done podfics for other fandoms, which you might want to check out.
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My GS100 drabble, "A Revelation Beyond Words," has been nominated in the SSHG Fan Fic Awards in the "Best Drama" category. I want to say I'm really touched that someone liked it enough to remember it when it came time to have fanfics stand and be counted.

Technically, it's a drabble ficlet, yet it's been nominated in the same category as more fully-formed stories. I pointed this out to the mods, but they say they are aware of this.

I didn't mention this when I posted the drabble, but I wrote this drabble after watching "My Fair Lady," because I always wanted the musical to end the way I ended my story. Henry Higgins realizes he is about to lose Eliza to a marriage of convenience, and he jumps up and rushes, nearly too late, to confess how much he really needs her. Instead, we end the movie with a self-satisfied Higgins who has gotten everything he wants, at no cost to himself and at great cost to others. He never has to verbalize his feelings or give the girl any validation. Can you imagine? No, you probably can't; I am probably the only one who wanted to knock Henry Higgins on the head with one of his own books. Anyway, the drabble was my version of a more stgulik-approved ending to "My Fair Lady." Let the record show. :-)
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SSHG Prompt Fest



I'm highly surprised to find I've finished a PromptFest piece! Today I hope to finish formatting, send it to my alpha and my beta, and get it in well before the deadline.

Sadly, the reveal date is July 31st, so I can't say much more about the story, except I worked hard to strike a nice balance between funny and tender, and I hope I've achieved it.

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