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Happy New Year 2018 - and happy reading!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cassie's Journal - February 18, 2018

We’ve had a fairly-normal Sunday around here.  Michael came over for Tai Chi; I was at his house for breakfast; we had a good morning at church and Sunday school; and then I played with my family while Michael worked the lunch shift.  Lunch was at Uncle Adam and Aunt Leanne’s; we biked the trails and played at the park; Michael joined us for some of that while on his afternoon break; and then we worked the buffet-to-close shift.  I came home; had a bedtime visit with Mom, Dad, and the twins; came up to my room; and have spent the past four hours on my work and studies.  That was a lot more than four hours of actual work thanks to the time phasing, but it also means that I’m pretty much fried now and need to crash and nap.

I did get a lot done this weekend, though, including for getting ready for college; so I’m happy too – if in a sleepy, wish I was already napping sort of way!  Doing that now is an option, and that’s at least the highlights if not in any detail; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cassie's Journal - February 17, 2018

Michael and I had a quiet, fun little end to our school week with our sofa sleepover and the make-out time before we got around to sleeping – and we did do that early-enough so I’d be rested for my trip today.

We were awake early; went to the Inn for the breakfast shift, and while I couldn’t stay and work once the Inn was open; I did help out with as much as I could before hitting the road for State.  Miranda offered to send Michael along, but he wouldn’t have had anything to do while I had my meetings and took my languages tests; so I talked him into staying and headed out on my own.

That might sound dramatic, but the excitement of the adventure wore off long before I finished that four-and-a-half hour drive, and while State is the closest college that has all of the programs that I need – as well as great programs for Michael, Rowen, and Tim; it’s definitely too-far for a daily commute.  I was there in time for my first test; split them with a meeting with my faculty advisor and two other Professors that are interested in my candidacy, and while I don’t want to brag about it; they are impressed with me and have promised to help me with whatever I need to get my study plan together.  Fluently conversing in five languages with them went a long way toward convincing them that I could handle the workload; and I’m glad that I’ll have the help to jump all of the hurdles that go along with trying to get approval for a fairly-extreme study schedule that will have me earning a PhD in five years.

I didn’t get finished at the college until nearly-six; picked up food and gas on the way out of the city; and drove straight home with just one stop for a washroom and snack break.  That got me back to town by a bit after eleven o’clock; I had a bedtime visit with Mom and Dad; stopped in for goodnight kisses with Ethan and Ehlana that they didn’t wake up for; and I’ve only been doing a bit of bedtime computing before getting to this update.

It’s been a long day, but very important for my future plans; and I’m very happy about how everything went.  I’m also ready to crash and nap; and that’s all I have for today; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cassie's Journal - February 16, 2018

It’s time for a short update because I need to get a decent night of rest; and I’m going to do that while cuddled with Michael in the lounge! ;^)

We had a good day at school; but it was far too cold out compared to yesterday; and these big temperature swings really are tough – even on Magi Masters!  I did not work at the Inn tonight, so I was able to be home and help out with our family dinner and a movie night – something I haven’t been able to do with my family in far too long!  Dinner was partially pot-luck, but Mom and I cooked most of the main dishes; and the contributions from everyone else were more about desserts, drinks, and movie snacks.  Dad couldn’t be with us for dinner, but he got home not long after the first movie started; and we all had a really good, fun night together!

Michael is on his way here from closing the Inn; though he’s stopping at home first to get cleaned up and pack and overnight bag.  I need the extra sleep because I’m helping out with the set-up for the breakfast shift; and then I’ll be doing a solo trip to State and back so I can do some more testing and continue with getting everything ready ahead of time for my college education plan.  There might be a bit of make-out time with Michael before we get to the sleeping part of our night, but he’s had a long day too; and won’t have a problem with the early bedtime.

I’ll pass along any news from the rest of my night with the next update, but I’m pretty much ready to wrap this up and get back to the real world again; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Cassie's Journal - February 15, 2018

The top news of the day isn’t about any Valentine’s Day fallout – it’s the big swings in the temperature.  This morning, we had Tai Chi by the river thanks to the temperature rising overnight into the low-sixties.  We only topped out in the mid-sixties; that happened before noon; and then it’s been on the way down to below freezing since then.

Our morning workout was just the start of our outdoor fun as we took advantage of the warm break.  We had two classes outdoors; had our lunch outside too; and then I had some biking and park play time with Ethan, Ehlana, and some friends after school – and after we had a snack break and visit with Mom.  Other than going out for dinner with the Malloys, Mom and Dad didn’t do anything at all while she was in the city – or at least they didn’t do anything she could tell us about! ;^)

That brings me around to the best part of my day – the alone time with Michael.  No details are going to be written here about that either, but I will assure you that we more than made up for the lack of alone time that we didn’t get to have on Valentine’s Day!

I have skipped over having dinner with Mom and the twins at home; I took care of the clean-up; and Michael and I did our homework and had a music practice too; but the teen-hot make-out fun while in a time phase to make sure we had as much time for that as we wanted was what has kept me smiling even after too many hours catching up on my family business work and language studies.  That play time was also worth the lack of sleep I’ll have tonight; and you have no idea how tempted I was to just keep Michael for another sofa sleepover.  We were good, didn’t do that, and did do a Magi lesson with Mom after she got back from winning the game night championship with Miranda.  She took care of the bedtime routine with Ethan and Ehlana while I said goodnight to Michael in a mostly non-verbal sort of way; and then we had a bit of girl chat time on her bed before I came up to my room and got to work.

I’ll spare you the boring details from all of that bedtime computing; wrap this up; and get started on my nap.  This has been another really good day; I’m looking forward to everything I have going on tomorrow and this weekend; and now I really want to enjoy that bit of nap time; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cassie's Journal - February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Our day started with Tai Chi and a special Valentine’s Day breakfast; Michael, Ethan, Ehlana, and I needed to say goodbye to Mom when we headed for school; and then we pretty much had a play day that included parties and, for Michael and me, the Seniors’ Valentine’s Day party that we were at with the band this afternoon.  We had a duet as part of that entertainment.  We had to work the dinner shift at the Inn too, so Rowen helped me out with some babysitting; and had Ethan, Ehlana, Naomi, and Aiden with them for a while after school – though they all came to the Inn for an after-school snack first; and did a bit of shopping at the Olde Bakery and a few other stores.  They came back to the Inn for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner that Tim was there for too, but the four kids were at their own special table; and I had a blast serving all of them – especially when my ‘tip’ from the kids was on my own debit card.  There were thank-you hugs and kisses, though; so I’d say it was worth it! ;^)

While Michael and I haven’t gotten to have a romantic Valentine’s Day, and have worked hard; we’ve still managed to have a good day.  After Rowen, Tim, and their junior couples finished dinner; they went back to our house; the boys played video games until Michael and I got home; and then we watched a movie before it was time for all of us to get ready for bed – and that was the big change in plans for today – that we all stayed here instead of splitting up for the night.  That brings us up to now, since I’m doing this update while getting ready for my sofa sleepover with Michael.  We’ll have four Valentine’s Day campers in the lounge with us, so we we’ll have to be good; and I’m sure that everyone will have fun with the news that Ethan and Ehlana have had a more-romantic day that ours has been.

That’s funny for us too, but I am seriously thinking about making up for the lack of alone time with Michael today when we’re here during game night tomorrow! ;^)

I’ll let you know whether that works out for us or not with the next report, but I have a sofa sleepover to get to now; and need to wrap this up.  The only thing I haven’t mentioned is the moments we had today with Dad.  While he’s in the city, our breakfast entertainment included a video chat with him; gifts were involved; and Ehlana, Naomi, and I all had roses delivered to us from Dad – and from our favorite boys too.  Michael did a good job with the boyfriend gift thing, but I don’t want to make a big deal of that; since what is really important today is the love we share with everyone closest to us; not the gifts.

Okay, Ethan’s and Aiden’s gifts for Naomi and Ehlana were adorable; but they’re adorable couples too!

Speaking of our junior sleepover buddies; I expect that Naomi is in Ethan’s sleeping bag by now – possibly with him; and I need to go and take pictures – though I have no intention of sending them to our parents until tomorrow.  Mom and Dad are just one of the kid-free parent-couples tonight; and I have no intention of messing that up for them – and won’t need the details of what they’ve been doing without kids around either!

That’s a train of thought I shouldn’t roll with when I really won’t be able to do anything more than cuddle with Michael tonight; so it’s likely a good thing that I need to get back to having the kid-rated fun we will have for the rest of the night.

The odds of you reading this in the future on Valentine’s Day are very low, but you can share a little joy with your own loved ones every day, so give someone you love a hug while I get back to the real world again; and, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!