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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cassie's Journal - September 18, 2017



The comparatively-early bedtime last night was off-set a bit by the early wake-up call to see Dad off for his week in the city, but the bonus nap and cuddle time with Mom and the twins was fun too.

Tai Chi was indoors again due to the overnight wet; we had a bit of rain here and there until late afternoon; but another warm day too.  The rest of my early morning was normal and uneventful; and we had a good day at school – including a good cheerleading practice at lunchtime.  I came home after school while Michael was busy with football; managed to do a bit of my family business work before heading over to Michael’s house to help out with making dinner; and then Michael caught up with me there once he was done football practice.

We had dinner with his parents; did our homework after taking care of the clean-up; had a music practice to get ready for band and teen praise team practices tomorrow – though Michael won’t be practicing with the band until after football season ends; and then we had a minor make-out session before wrapping up our evening with a bedtime chat, snack, and drinks with his parents in the living room.

I came home by eleven; did a Magi lesson with Mom; we got Ethan and Ehlana into bed after that – once they’d finished their studies for the night too; and then I came up to my room and got ready for bed by a bit after midnight.  The earlier work helped out a bit, but I still had a lot to do; so it’s now past-three as I’m wrapping this up and getting ready for my nap.  Tomorrow is going to be even busier, and I will need all of the rest I can get to be ready for all of the busy and what’s sure to be an even later night; so let’s just cut this off a bit short and I’ll go and get started on the me being unconscious time!

I’ve had a really good day, and that will continue tomorrow even with all of the work; so I’ll survive the moderate sleep deprivation – and self-healing is always an option too.  We’ll see if I need to do that again in the morning, but that’s it for now; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cassie's Journal - September 17, 2017



Since my last update, I’ve had a kid-rated movie night; a kid-rated – and chaperoned – sofa sleepover; indoor Tai Chi due to the rain; and breakfast for eight in the sunroom before we eventually went to church.  The ‘kid’ part of the service and Sunday school was a couple of hours of family and friends fun and worship; and then I walked Michael to the Inn; but didn’t stay for the lunch shift.

We’ve had rain on and off again all day, so while we went out to play a couple of times; I stayed in a lot too – and took the opportunity to do most of my usual bedtime work and studying while Michael was busy anyway.  We went for a bike ride while on his break, but did our homework too; and then I worked the buffet-to-close shift with him and had fun playing in the dining room with Miranda, Stephanie, and the rest of the servers.

The dinner crowds included my family because Dad will be in the city next week and they wanted to get together for a meal before he heads out in the morning, but while I had a couple of visits with them, they weren’t in my section of the dining room; and I’m glad that one of my friends got those tips because she needs them more than I do.  Michael and I were in charge of closing the Inn tonight; so we were last out at a bit after ten o’clock.  I walked him home; we did our goodnight hugs and kisses on his front porch; and then I stopped in for a visit in the office with Mom and Dad on my way up to my room.

I had a bit of work left to do, but multi-tasked that with my soak in the Jacuzzi; and used a time phase so I could still get everything done and be sleeping in decent time.  Shortly before midnight on a Sunday counts as turning in early for me; and I’m going to enjoy the extra down time tonight!

With Dad out of town, my week is going to be even busier than normal, but I’m also going to try and help Mom more than I’ve been able to do during Dad’s last few trips.  Stay tuned to see if that works out for us, but that’s it for tonight; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cassie's Journal - September 16, 2017



I’ve ended up having a strange mix of work and fun to my day; in part because I didn’t end up needing to put in many hours at the Inn; but also because our weather today has ranged from sunny and beautiful to rainy and stormy.

Michael and I worked the breakfast shift, but it was slow; and Miranda decided that she wasn’t going to need me for the dinner-to-close shift – mostly so that she could give those hours to other teens that need the money more than I do.  I was finished by nine; came home; and worked on chores with Dad until mid-afternoon when we called it a day as a thunderstorm rolled through town.  That rain didn’t last all that long, and we had more hot and sun after it passed; but I’ve had some play time since then except for helping out before and after dinner.

We stayed indoors between the rain and that meal, but then Ethan, Ehlana, and I went for a bike ride after that while Dad was working; we picked up Naomi and Aiden along the way; and biked all the way around town before stopping into their houses again and picking up overnight bags so that they could spend the night at our house.  Michael’s going to be here too, and I’ll keep him overnight as well; which is why I’m doing this update now instead of later.  We’ll be watching a movie or two with the twins and their friends; and then I’m hoping we’ll have a sofa sleepover after that – possibly whether we have the lounge to ourselves or have junior campers with us too.

I’ll keep you posted on that with the next update, but I have a few things to get done before Michael gets here from the Inn; so it’s time to wrap this up and get back to living my life!

The fun is going to kick up a notch or three around here now, and I’m going to enjoy all of that while I can; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Cassie's Journal - September 15, 2017



I’m slacking off with my journal updates, but it’s been another very long day; so this is going to be another micro-update.

Top news is football; we were off to Blossom Creek for the night; and our team brought home another convincing win; and Michael and Tim again played brilliantly along the way to the fifty-one to twenty-two victory.  We’ve had a lot of fun tonight, but we were also late getting home, and I need to be at the Inn for the breakfast shift in a few hours; so I really am going to just wrap this up and get started on my nap.

We had a normal weekday morning; a good day at school; and super-hot weather for mid-September.  No complaints will be issued for that, since we all know that fall and winter will be here sooner than we’d like around here.  I have another work weekend ahead of me too, so the fun level will be a bit lower over the next couple of days, but I can write about that after the fact and you can flip digital pages in your ‘now’ to find out what happens next in my humble little life; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cassie's Journal - September 14, 2017



Okay, it isn’t quite midnight yet; I can get some sleep tonight; so I’m going to do that.

I had a great day!  Tai Chi by the river was fun; we had an entertaining handful of hours at school; I did all of my family business work and language studies after school and through until Michael game over after working the dinner shift at the Inn; and then we did our homework and had a major make-out session while Mom, Dad, and the twins were at the Inn for game night.  Mom did a Magi lesson with us after they got home; Michael and I took care of the bedtime fun with Ethan and Ehlana; and he went home about twenty minutes ago.

A last bedtime computer and email check didn’t take long once I was ready for bed and tucked in next to Mandy; and now I’m ready to enjoy getting more than a nap worth of sleep time for the first time in a while!

It’s been fun, but dreamland is calling; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!