But man, 2011 went out with a bang and many changes and even though the decorations are gone - one thing from the holidays remains: my new recliner! It took seven wonderful, generous women to get it and two men to deliver it and, as caarianna has said, the chair somehow makes my living room look bigger!!! Truly! I had two small black faux leather chairs with ottomans that my sister and brother-in-law purchased for when they used to visit but now there's only one (gave the other away to a sweet young college student who's been a big help to me and others in the complex) and in its place: A "Big and Tall" Recliner. So wouldn't you'd think it would dwarf the room? Yeah, me too, but nope, not at all. And as soon as I figure out how to download pics from my emergency cell, I'll post them so you can see the wonderful chair. Er...btw? Anyone know how to do that? Download phone pics??? I have a Motorola from Verizon. Wish I could send them to folks, but the phone plan is one of those 'lifeline' plans with no web or email, etc. But the camera works great! LOL!
Now that I'm spending so much time back online (you seven ladies may rue the day you made the chair possible! LOL), I'm getting SG1toCascade back up and active, which is fun. Even considering opening it up to new shows so many of us are now glued to (like White Collar, Suits, H50, etc.), so if you're a member, but maybe went to No Mail? Check us out again and weigh in on where you'd like to see the list go in order to open it back up for lively discussions and fictions! :)
I'm also actively writing again which means that alyjudescellar is back in business! That's my beta list and has always been open to anyone who wanted to see the process of writing and betaing, not to mention those who wanted to help me by betaing my 'stuff'. I just posted "Joy", a story I wrote for ts_secret_santa that needs betaing (talk about regressing back to old habits - my humble apologies to ts_secret_santa) before I load to alysbasement and ASR3 - and there are several more stories coming down the pike, like:
*A sequel to Wedding March
*A prequel to Burning Bright
(both of the above are for the same person - and she's been SO patient and
wonderful and I mean justmej)
*Finishing "The Shakespeare Series" (one more story to go that explains Blair and
the Furlings - and for those who haven't read this series, it's a xover with TS and
SG1 and I think it's only posted at the alpha gate, so can't be accessed if not a member. So far, I've yet to get it up at my fiction journal)
*Finishing a story called "Witness" posted for sentinel_thurs but never finished
*Finishing another story (posted in parts but also never finished forsentinel_thurs. It has a title that's changed as often as my hairdo but the final title will be "Sanity is Relative". The original title - at least for parts One, Two and Three was "To Read the Truth" and then, for reasons known only to God - and maybe Blair - I changed the title for parts 4 & 5 to "From the Very Un-Secret Journal of Blair Sandburg" - go figure.
So how is 2012 shaping up for you guys?