January 3rd, 2020

Christmas - reason for the season

January Seems To Be Progressing

.... I have slowly started to take down the decs.

I decided that as I am really struggling with the bugs it's going to be slow and steady.  When the doc told me it could be 3 weeks before I am back on my feet I thought he was winding me up!  However it's a week since I started developing these bugs, and 5 days since I saw the doc, and still feel the same despite doing nothing but sleep, well, and do a couple of short walks with Jiffy per day.  As I type this I am glad that I now have my lap-top partially working agian, as if I had to sit in my study I would not be doing that.   I do feel that a "wrung out dishmop", which was Dad's description, and certanly suits me as I sit here.  Still I was bug free over the last 2 winters, so can't complain.

Christine popped in to see me yesterday as she had come into the city for a day out and popped down to see me.  So that was lovely, and Jiffy was excited as she also brought him a bag of treats, so he decided she should visit more often.

Sadly this weekend the pastor at the Church I have been going to for the last 3 years is leaving and it will be his last Sunday.  However unless I have a miraculous step forward I won't be able to go to hear him.  When I first heard him preach he so reminded me of Dad's style of service that he really helped me with part of the healing on losing Dad, so I would have loved to have been able to say Goodbye to him in person.  The associate pastor is younger, but his sermon style is developing along the same lines.  However I shall have to wait and see what the future holds for the Chapel.  That's one thing about not being a member is I don't get a vote ... but it also means if I am not happy with who is chosen I shall look for another Church.

Oh well, even the fingers are beginning to feel tired, so will stop typing here ... before you all fall asleep, as well.

Happy January  xx
Adventure before dementia

Snowflake Challenge #2

In your own space, talk about your fannish history

Some yeras ago I had my friend's daughter staying with me. She watched Buffy as a series, which I didn't. However that evening as she was watching it I walked into the room to offer her a coffee and was totally "grabbed" by the character on the screen. I ended up watching the whole episode, and was captured by the story so watched the next few episodes of the series.

Well, that was Spike, and episode "Lies my parents told me" from season 7. I was stunned by his acting and the story that I both picked up, and that Kayleigh filled in the back-story of.

Sadly within a couple of weeks the series (and the show finished) ... and I was shocked by the ending.

Having been told at school that I was no good at English I had always believed this. But I was still reeling with the finish of BtVS, and had found fan-fic. So I decided to have a go at how I would bring Spike & Buffy together ... and I wrote my first ever fic ... It's All A Question Of Timing

In my hunt for stories as well as discovering fan-fic, I discovered LiveJournal.

In finding LJ I needed icons.  To start with I got a couple from communities, and then just trimming a few screencaps.  As I am colourblind I had also been told at school that art wouldn't be for me.  But with an increasing friend base I found some who suggested I give it a go with a free photo editing suite.

So now I still make icons ... I can't do animated ones (I wish I could), I can't really do banners (again I wish I could), but love doing them.  Thanks LJ (& DW) for the icon competitions ... not that I am great, but I enjoy it.

I do want to get back to writing ... but some of that is lack of a regular beta ... and procratination.

But, overall my thanks will always go back to say THANK YOU JAMES ... without your portrayal of Spike I would never be tying this today This was originally post on Dreamwidth