Last night was the bonfire and a game of Vampire, which Sylvia described as an elaborate game of tag. She also said once she got tagged she knew where her friends were hiding and chased them all out whereupon they were tagged. Way to sell out your friends, kid.
They went on a 7 mile canoe ride this morning. (what even is her life, too awesome)
Regular classes start this week, so that’s a new thing. I’m interested to see how she deals with more homework. Fingers crossed!
She did her laundry and said it, “wasn’t that hard.” That’s my girl.
Sylvia called this evening and told us all about the trip to the county fair, where she ate cotton candy dippin’ dots, a caramel apple, a slice of pizza and 3 deep fried oreos. So, totally her father’s daughter. She said she only rode 1 ride because the tickets were a dollar each and some of the rides cost 3 tickets! She was all, “Too rich for my blood,” which was hysterical. I guess having to manage her money is working.
She also got her nano taken away, because it violates the technology policy, which made me slightly furious. It is an ancient nano that doesn’t even connect to the internet. I guess it was a problem because it can play video? I totally get the technology policy and support it, but I have no idea what our options are for her being able to listen to audiobooks if even that ancient nano is too advanced. Sylvia flipped out when I said I would email to find out what would be acceptable. She is obviously upset she ‘broke’ a rule, even if she didn’t do it on purpose. She would just rather have nothing. UGH. We had to stop talking about it because it made her feel bad.
She said she made amazing tomato sauce today with a bunch of the tomatoes from the garden!
Tonight they are having a bonfire and playing a game outside called Vampire. It sounds amazing. She has tomorrow off of school and they are going canoeing.
She wanted us to tell her what it was like at home without her.
Has it really only been 1 week? It feels like forever.
She called just as I was getting off the metro, so deanhugchester got to hear my half of this conversation as she drove me to her house.
Everything is still awesome. She took her Spanish placement test and her belief is that if there is a class lower than beginner that is where she’ll be. She wasn’t upset about it though, so that’s good.
She’s started reading Green Glass Sea for her book club. She says, “I have sooooo much reading, ugh.” But she’s doing it, and enjoying it, she just thinks she is a slow reader.
She reexplained the chicken thing and it did, in fact, involve putting the chickens in a mailbox and pushing them out with a plunger. [shrug emoticon]
She likes the food!!! Those who have eaten dinner with us know this is kind of a miracle.
When I said I was so glad she was happy, she said, “Mom, I love it so much here. Every morning when I wake up it’s getting cooler. I step outside and it smells so good. Like fall, but not fall just anywhere, fall in Ohio.” So, there’s that.
Rules: In a text post, list ten FICS that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
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It took me forever to sit down and do this, and still I feel like this list is incredibly incomplete.
Pie Without Plot I didn’t know if I should put this first or last to emphasize how much this is the perfect piece of fanfiction. But it is. I think it will always have a very special place in my heart.
Rvr Ro11435 This is another one that I think of at odd times. It’s AU, but somehow translates all the weird neurosis Cas & Dean have into things that make sense in the real world. I just…yeah…it’s really great.
The Best Years Of Our Lives, My Ass This is canon verse that gets to play with being an AU and it is so perfectly done.
Appoggiatura I’m not sure what drew me to this one. Sometimes I can read a summary and be like, yep, I’m gonna like this one. This wouldn’t necessarily fall into that category, but it is still one of my favorites. I was instantly hooked. If felt very different from a lot of fics, but I can’t exactly pinpoint why. Cas in particular had an interesting characterization that felt fresh to me.
Ridiculous Cuddling Fluff I think the name says it all. Except, not really, but I don’t really have words for it either. It just is what it is, which is amazing.
What Has Eight Tentacles Isn’t Allowed to Eat Pie This is just funny and sweet and poignant and the kind of perfection that makes my toes curl.
What Holds Us Up This one is so lovely. I’m not a fan of John Winchester, but I do like it when Dean gets a chance to finally deal with his relationship with his father in a healthy way.
Consort This is the only WIP on the list, and I’m terribly worried that it might be abandoned. Fair warning: it has some horrible, terrible sex that seems like it is never going to end (not poorly written, just that the actually sex in the story is terrible) and it is kind of hard to get through that part, but it is so worth it. It is so well written and once the sex improves it is just scorchingly hot.
I feel like I’ve left so many great authors off of this list including my very tagger herself, whose every work I have read and enjoyed.
I was 2 minutes into my run when she called. Aaron had JUST gotten home and he hasn’t talked to her since we dropped her off, so I turned around and walked home so she and Aaron could talk.
She was still happy. She had a great time at the county fair. She introduced some classmates to funnel cakes. She saw the local glass studio owners there and the lady remembered her from when we stopped by on our last visit. Sylvia evidently stood there a while and watched the demonstration AND was answering people’s questions. LOL.
They had an overnight camping trip. She had fun in spite of some tent mishap.
Tonight is movie night, but Sylvia thought she might pass TO READ A CHAPTER OF HER BOOK FOR BOOKCLUB.
🎶Everything is awesome🎶
Sylvia seemed to call mostly to assure me that though she dropped a speaker on her toe, she’s “totally fine now.”
She was happy as a clam. She was telling me some crazy story of getting ready for going to the county fair tomorrow. I guess there are some sort of chicken races? And they were testing out the chickens? To decide which one to take? I don’t know there were kids talking loudly in the background, but it seemed to involve pushing a chicken out of a mailbox with a plunger?
She said, “Maybe I’ll call again tomorrow, but don’t worry if I don’t. I might just be busy. Like at camp I wrote a lot of letters at first, but then I had so much to do I couldn’t write so much.”
She said she missed us, but she said it so happily. My heart feels like it might burst directly out of my chest.