BronxWench

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  1. So, it’s been a rough few days. My mom is in hospital with congestive heart failure, exacerbated by COPD, atrial fibrillation, and Parkinson’s. It’s been one step forward and two steps back for the past 4 days, but at least I’m allowed to see her for a couple of hours each day.

    So, if I’m a bit more absent, or crankier than usual, I apologize in advance.

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    2. kagome26isawsome

      kagome26isawsome

      i am sorry to hear this! I am sending virtual hugs straight at you! i hope she pulls through this! take all the time you need hun!

    3. Ghost-of-a-Chance

      Ghost-of-a-Chance

      Sorry to hear this, Hon. :( I hope by now you’ve had some good news… For what it’s worth, you come across as a strong, capable, and patient person, and I know you can handle what’s thrown at you. Your mother is a lucky woman to have you at her side, even with the social distancing restrictions.

      Take care, BronxWench; I wish you both the best, and hope for the same for you both.

    4. DemonGoddess

      DemonGoddess

      Aw man, I’m sorry to hear this is happening for you.

  2. Let’s all raise a glass of mead to @foeofthelance, and wish him a very happy birthday! I’m going to owe you two glasses of mead at the next RenFaire, lad! :lol: :cheers: :wish: :beer:

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday!

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Cheers to Foe!

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      Happy Birthday (belated!)

  3. Well. Five days without Internet thanks to Isaias, and I’m counting myself lucky because I still had power throughout. My neighborhood is mostly private houses and was largely in the dark from Tuesday until about 11:15pm last night. And ConEd is getting an increase this year… :blink: :pissed:

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      The world shrinks to an alarming size without the internet!

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Good yer back!

    4. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Glad to hear that you’re safe and sound, power loss or not.

  4. Happy Birthday to my dear @pippychick, and may the coming year bring only good things! Love you!
    :hug::wub::birthday::bday:

     

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday! 

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday, sweetie :wub:

    4. pippychick

      pippychick

      Thank you all, and for the good wishes :hug: 

      It’s a work in progress. I mean, I accidentally turned up at work yesterday. The universally recognised protocol is to call in sick, but then I haven’t been well… :shifty:

      :wub: to you all.

      Love you @BronxWench and @Melrick

  5. The very happiest of birthdays to WillowDarkling, my sweet Neko-baby! I’m wishing for only wonderful things for you this year! :hug: :party: :kittenmeow: :happykitten:

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, Melrick and JayDee :D I had a great day. 

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Even later Happy Birthday! :wish:

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, George :D 

  6. I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to the amazing Melrick! If it were possible, I’d send you a Key Lime pie from JG Melon’s, but you’ll have to settle for a virtual hug. :hug:

     

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy B-day, Mel!

    3. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Happy happy birthday!

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      Thanks for your birthday wishes, everyone. :)

  7. Wishing the very happiest of birthdays to my dear Pittwitch. Love you!

    :bday: :wish: :cheers: :twirl:

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Most wondrous of days :D

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday to you!  Mine’s on the 22nd, although it’s been cancelled this year. lol

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday, PW!

  8. The very happiest of birthdays (very nearly belatedly!) to @DemonGoddess  Wishing you nothing but good things (and some time off)!

    :bday: :twirl: :cheers: :wish:

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy Birthday @DemonGoddess Hope you have a fantastic day (and some time off) :cheers::bday:

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday, DG! 

    4. Anesor

      Anesor

      Many happy nothing-needs-to-be-returned!

  9. It was 27 years ago today that the daft bugger and I decided to do that marriage thing. I have a sneaky feeling it’s working out. :lol:

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Congrats! It’ll probably be 50 years before you know it!

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Congratulations!  And I hope there’s plenty more to come.

    4. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Eh. I think you’ll have to keep at it a bit longer. Just to be sure ye know?

  10. Went to the 50th Anniversary Tour show for Jethro Tull last night. Ian Anderson’s voice is rough, but gods, that flute of his… and he can still play on one leg! :lol: :wub: 

    1. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      That’s awesome :D  

    2. Sinfulwolf

      Sinfulwolf

      Sounds like a damn awesome time.

  11. Wishing our Foeofthelance a very Happy Birthday, and many more, lad! :bday: :cheers:

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    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      Happy Birthday, Foe :congratualtions:

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Belated Happy Birthday!

    4. Savvat

      Savvat

      Happy belated Birthday Foe! :)

  12. A very Happy Birthday to pippychick, a dear friend and brilliant writer! Hope the day is incredible, and perfect! :wub: :hug: :birthday: :congratualtions:

     

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      I've already wished you a happy birthday, of course, but I'll wish you one in public as well. Happy birthday, sweetie. :wub:

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      @Melrick It was a brilliant day, and I adored spending it with you (as far as we can at any rate). Thank you, Sir. :wub:

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      @pippychick I loved it as well, as always. :wub:

  13. The very happiest of birthdays to Willow Darkling, my favoritest Neko-baby in the entire Multiverse.  :wub: :bday: :wish: :licking-cat::happykitten:

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Thank you, CloverReef :D 

    3. InvidiaRed
    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      :happykitten:  ROFL, Thank you, InvidiaRed, that was awesome :D

       

  14. This has not been one of my better weeks… :blink: 

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Lachesis: “Hard to top? Hold my wine I got this...”

      Nah, I got my fingers crossed for ya :)

    3. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      I’m sorry to hear that, and I hope the coming week is better for you. :hug:

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      Sadly, I can sympathise.  This has been a nightmare 2 months for me and it’s not getting any better.  Now we have to find out why mum has lost vision in her right eye.  Here’s hoping things improve for the both of us!

  15. Wishing @Melrick the very best of birthdays, and many, many more! :hug: :bday: :birthday: :twirl:

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      Thank you kindly. 

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Jumping in late, so...happy un-birthday?

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      Un-Thanks!

  16. Wishing the lovely @pittwitch the very happiest of birthdays! :hug: :wub: :birthday: :bday: :twirl:

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    2. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday, PW!

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear @pittwitch , happy birthday to you!

    4. pittwitch

      pittwitch

      Thank you all!  Another adventure filled trip around the sun indeed!  I’m healing nicely from the surgery.  :)  

  17. Oh, sweet gods, Notre Dame is burning… 

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    2. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      And as a pagan-friendly Christian, I appreciate that. ;)

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      It’s sad. But burning down and being rebuilt is kind of what cathedrals do. Notre Dame will rise again.

    4. Praetor

      Praetor

      We will build it up, and we will come back home… home again.

       

  18. So, there is something very wrong with the universe when my 24-year old niece is undergoing chemo for Ewing’s sarcoma.

    Have I ever mentioned how much I fucking hate cancer?

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    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      I’m so sorry to hear that.  Cancer is just… beyond words.  Fingers crossed everything works out well for her.

    3. kagome26isawsome

      kagome26isawsome

      sorry to hear that, hope the cemo goes well!

       

    4. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      She’s doing round 5 now. She needed a transfusion first, but she’s at least eating which makes my sister feel better. Next week, more testing: PET-MRI and bloods, and the week after that is round 6 of chemo. It’s aggressive treatment for a very aggressive cancer, and she’s staying focused on what matters to her...preparing for an art show.

      I love my amazing, talented, brave niece.

  19. I’m back from vacation, and ready to start planning the next one. :blink:

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    2. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      Welcome back! :)

    3. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Next time I’m coming with you. 

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      I hope you had a good vacation! I hope the next one’s cool too.

  20. Wishing @CL Mustafic a very happy birthday! :hug: :wish:

    1. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy Birthday, CL

    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Happy Birthday!

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday!

  21. So, who here got sidelined in the government shutdown? 

    ::raises hand:: :bash: 

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Honestly, it’s just that sort of pure blind luck I seem to have. I’d worked for the government before, they were recruiting, they made puppy eyes, and I said okay. I went through all the paperwork, and vetting, and clearances (I’m shockingly clearance-worthy). I was sworn in on October 29, and I’m now having a lovely little unpaid vacation.

      In truth, I work because I’m bored otherwise. I’m not dependent on that paycheck, so I’m fine. BUT there are far too many other people who do depend on that paycheck, and this was simply wrong. I feel worse for the people who have to work without pay. My hat is off to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, however. Once again, as she did in the last shutdown, she is donating her salary during the shutdown to a Nevada charity. I admire the gesture.

      I’m not going to dip my toes into the actual politics. I’m fairly moderate, and view both the far left and far right with the same sort of wary distaste generally reserved for things best not discussed in the drawing room. I will say that if one does not have a grasp of economics, or even the patience to read a one-page precis, one should not attempt to govern. Governing from the gut tends to fail miserably, which one knows if one reads their history.

    3. Praetor

      Praetor

           I swear, that thing is shut down more than it’s up, and even when it is running, it never feels like it’s running ‘well’.

    4. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      @Praetor Isn’t that the truth, though? :lol:

  22. For everyone celebrating today, a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

    I am thankful for my family, both real life and my extended online family. I’m thankful for a warm home, and food on the table. I’m thankful for so many things today, and grateful, too.

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      I totally forgot that it was Turkey day today! :D Happy Thanksgiving to you, love, and to everyone else who celebrate it. :hug: 

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’m still rushing to try to meet my nano goal, as this is the last good weekend to do so.

    4. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Happy thanksgiving, my American neighbours! 

  23. The happiest of birthdays to our very own @DemonGoddess! I hope you at least get the day off today, or get to go home on time so you can celebrate! :hug: 

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy birthday, @DemonGoddess. Hope you have a great day, and get to relax a bit. :hug: 

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Celebrate by reading some birthday smut!

    4. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Hope you had a good one, DG.

  24. So, I only made it to RenFair once this year, on the last bloody day, but it was wonderful! :wub:

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @BronxWench That’s … you needed the alibi :)

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Speaking of pictures.

      I have one of Desiderius price

      Spoiler

      :D

       

    4. Anesor

      Anesor

      If that’s a religion, where do I sign up? :D