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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cassie's Journal - November 20, 2017

We’ve had such a nice weather day that it’s a shame that I spent most of my time indoors!

Tai Chi by the river was a bit chilly, but the sunrise and time with Michael and my family was worth it; and then we had a nice, hot breakfast before getting ready for work or school.  Thanksgiving is the theme of the week at school, and we’re doing less work and having more fun since none of us are really all that motivated to study hard when we’re heading into a four-day weekend!  The toughest part of my day was our cheerleading practice at lunchtime.  We only have these three school days to get ready to do our best for the team, our school, and town while on the big stage of the central college football stadium; and Rowen wants to make sure we leave a good impression.

I wasn’t trying to make an impression after school – I just wanted to help Mom and Dad with the work around the house because I haven’t been able to do that so far.  We don’t have any weekend guests this year, and it’s an away family Thanksgiving, but we are still hosting a Thanksgiving dinner; we’ll be doing a lot of things with our family and friends; and that still means there is a lot of work that goes into that – including extra house cleaning and pre-cooking meals.  Mom’s doing some home-baking this year too; though we still have a big order in with the Olde Bakery so that she doesn’t need to bake day and night.

My jobs after school and this evening were cleaning and cooling-related, but Michael came over for dinner; we did our homework and had a music practice too; and Mom did a short Magi lesson with us that was also multi-tasking the work.

For the record, we did not burn a single cookie while baking them with Magi-powered elements; and Ethan was just trying to make jokes about that! ;^)

Michael went home at eleven; I came up to my room; and have put in a lot of time on my work and studies because I really only have tonight and tomorrow night to get everything done ahead of the holiday.  I could work Wednesday night too, but would rather get started on our holiday weekend fun instead – and may need to help out at the Inn too if they have a busy night.

That isn’t all of my news for the night.  I haven’t seen them much yet – just a cameo visit after they finished work at the lab, but Violet and Dillon are home – if only for a few days.  They were in Woodvale on the weekend while on break from college; they’ll be working here until Wednesday; go back to Woodvale for Thursday and Friday; and then come back here for the weekend.  They’ll actually be staying a bit longer so that they can work on their respective Master’s theses at the lab, but I’ll have to keep you posted on when they’ll head back to college so that they’ll be there in time for final exams and the work they’re doing as TA’s as well.  I may not get to see them much, but it is still nice to have them home!

Finally, I’ll mention, just for the record, that there may be a new teen love connection in the works this week.  Rumor has it that Emma Norton and Jimmy Sheldon are on the way to officially being a couple.  Emma’s been reluctant to join the club of cheerleaders dating football players, so maybe the end of the season has something to do with this news, but whatever the reason – I predict that our young friends are going to have a happiest-ever kind of Christmas this year!

I know that news might seem silly to add here, but there will be a future connection that will be very important to me – especially once Emma and I both have Rebecca for a sister-in-law!

That brings up all sorts of thoughts about our collective future, but that’ll have to be something to write about in a future update.  I’ve had a really good day even with all of the work, but I need to nap while I can; since this is going to be another very busy holiday weekend.  That’s true for the two days we have left ahead of the holiday, since we have more work to do around here and I have cheerleading, band, and teen praise team practices to add into the mix; so I really do need to get on with my nap now so I can keep up with everything.

Until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cassie's Journal - November 19, 2017

Michael and I crashed and napped shortly after getting our sofa sleepover started; so there isn’t anything to write about there that I wouldn’t write about here in any detail if we had made time for that kind of fun! ;^)

Okay, that’s the best I can come up with for tonight; and I really need to crash and nap again.  My news for today is that we had a quiet morning at home before church; an uplifting couple of hours with our family and friends during the church service and Sunday school; and then Michael and I worked the full shift at the Inn except for our breaks that included doing our weekend homework.  I got home at ten-thirty after walking Michael home and saying goodnight to him there; and then I had a visit with Mom and Dad in the office before coming up to bed and getting to work.  That was too many hours ago, but I had a lot to get done; and now I’m caught up – and too tired for words.

Napping is an option, though, and I’ll need all of the sleep I can get as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cassie's Journal - November 18, 2017

There is so much to write about, but I have another sofa sleepover to get to; and sleeping will be involved; since Michael and I are wiped out.  I can’t just let the updates pile up, though; so here’s a quick report for you and that’ll have to be enough.

Our nap last night wasn’t long enough, but a bit of Magi healing helped out with that before we got ready and hit the road for State college.  We were expecting Tim to need to drive his car because he doesn’t get to take it out on many long trips, but a very rainy morning convinced him to go in the minivan with Michael, Rowen, and me.  That made the trip more fun – and we could take turns with extra drivers too.  That was helpful, since we were into the rain all the way there – for four and a half hours.

We went straight to the college; I was there with time to spare before my first appointment; and then Michael, Tim, and Rowen went off to play and tour the city while I was busy with meetings and pre-test evaluations.  I’m not going to brag, but did ace everything; and it’s a safe bet that everyone I worked with today was impressed.  I have more hurdles to jump before I’ll be ready to start next August; but there’s no doubt I’ll get in – and be allowed to take all of the classes I want.

I know, that may all seem ridiculous when I’ve mastered dozens of languages now, but I need those pieces of paper before anyone I’ll work with in the future will take me seriously; so I have to put in the time.  Michael, Tim, and Rowen need to get their college educations too; so that just works out perfectly for all of us!

Moving along, we had lunch together on campus; we went on another trip around the city once I was done that included a drive-by of our future townhouse homes that are still under construction; and then we went out for dinner and did a bit of shopping before hitting the road for home.  Since I’m writing this now, you can guess that I didn’t get to do any work on my computer on the way home – we were too busy talking about college plans and other things for me to do that – and I took a turn driving too.

We didn’t get home until a bit before midnight; Michael and I dropped Rowen and Tim off at her house; and then he came home with me instead of waking his parents.  We had a chat with Mom because she checked in with us while we were stopping in for kisses with Ethan, Ehlana, Naomi, and Aiden; since they had all four kids for the night; but we didn’t talk long before coming up to my room.  While Michael has been using the guest bathroom to get ready for our sleepover in the lounge, I’ve been doing the same in my bathroom and multi-tasking this update and the rest of my basic bedtime computer checks.

We’ve had a good day, and I don’t want to minimize how important this college visit was for me, but I really just want to go and cuddle with Michael and get some sleep now; so that’s all I’ll have for tonight.

Tomorrow will be a make-up work day at the Inn for both of us, since we couldn’t help over the past two days; so I’ll be spending most of my time there.  That means I haven’t been able to help with the work around here to get ready for the holiday weekend, but I’ll try to make up for that over the first three days of next week.

That’s something I can write about along the way, though, and I really do need to go now; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cassie's Journal - November 17, 2017

The big news of the day is that we won our third-round match against Grand Summit tonight by a score of forty-five to six.  We had great weather for mid-November with the game time temperature at near-sixty; and still in the fifties by the end.

Michael and I need to get up really early for our trip, so instead of rushing this update; I’ll just do a double-report tomorrow night – or sometime tomorrow if I have time on the long trip home.  For now, we’re going to have a sofa sleepover that’s all about actually sleeping; we’ll get up in a few hours; and then hit the road with Rowen and Tim.

You can flip the digital page and read on, but I’m going to get started on that sofa sleepover nap now and then get out there and live whatever adventures we’ll have while visiting our future college tomorrow; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Cassie's Journal - November 16, 2017

Happy 10th Birthday, Kaitlyn!

I’m not feeling old, but Kaitlyn was still a toddler when I met her the year Mom and I moved here; so having her hit the double-digit years did hit home today!  She’s having a very happy day, but my involvement included a short phone call this morning and the gifts we sent for her.  While she was celebrating her special day, we had a good day around here, but it’s late and I’m really tired after making sure that I’m ready to leave work behind this weekend – except for the work I’ll be doing at the Inn, of course.

So, here’s my day in a nutshell.  We had a normal morning her at home; a busy school day; and I’ve worked most of this evening except for a bit of quality make-out time with Michael while Mom was busy at the Inn winning another game night championship with Miranda and the twins had fun playing with their friends.  I did some of my work and studying before dinner; Michael and I did our homework and a music practice along with the play time for two that was the hottest part of our fall day; and then we did a Magi lesson with Mom, Ethan, and Ehlana after they got home.  Michael and I took care of the bedtime fun with my brother and sister; he went home after that; and I got back to work in my room while Mandy cuddled with me and got a few more hours of sleep than I’ll get.

We have the third-round football game tomorrow that we need to win to get to the Thanksgiving weekend championship game; and while that’s the main gossip story around town; I have a pretty important day trip to make on Saturday – to State college and some meetings and some pre-admin testing so that I can continue with getting everything set up for next August.  I need to do that before they’ll approve my fairly-radical college education plan, but my school transcripts are impressive-enough that they are at least considering what I want to do.  I’d rather stay out of the spotlight, but that isn’t really an option because I need to get finished college in five years so that I can get on with what Michael and I will need to be doing once we’ve graduated.  With that said, I don’t expect to have any major troubles getting my plan approved – it’s really just a matter of proving that I can handle what will basically be a double-schedule compared to the average college workload for freshmen.

This will be my first face-to-face with some of the Professors I’ll be mentored by, though; so I’ll be sure to make a good impression on Saturday!

A football game and road trip will be the fun parts of my weekend; I’ll be working a lot around that, and we have other things on the go this weekend; but you can flip the digital pages to read all about that; and I really need to get off to sleep now.  I can do that, since that’s also all of the news I have for tonight; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!