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Cassie's Journals have now come to an end with the start of the Magi Ascension storyline on June 15, 2018! Ethan and Ehlana will now be taking over the Heirs of the Magi daily updates as Cassie prepares to move on to college - and you can read all about her story by picking up a copy of Magi Ascension - Part One! Ethan's and Ehlana's roles in the Ascension of the Light is just beginning now too; so their journals will offer a different perspective on the events going on at home while Cassie is away at college!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cassie's Journal - April 29, 2015

We’ve had a really nice day here; which is why the only news I really have for a normally-uneventful work day is that I had some after school play time with Ethan and Ehlana before getting to my family business jobs.  We went for a little bike ride back to the school so that we could play there; stopped for ice cream snacks at the Emporium; picked up an Olde Bakery dessert to go for after dinner; and then got home in time to help Mom with making dinner.

That meant a late start to my Wednesday night work and study schedule, but Mom let me use a time phase while we were all working in the office; so I still managed to get everything done without staying up late.  Mom, Dad, Ethan, and Ehlana were all able to get more work or studying done too; so that worked out for all of us.

Don’t ask what Mom and Dad are doing with their extra ‘free’ time tonight! ;^)

Getting to sleep early tomorrow isn’t an option, since I’ll be at the Inn as usual; so I’m going to just wrap this up and get all of the down time I can before getting started on another of those long, busy weekdays.

Until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Cassie's Journal - April 28, 2015

Happy 13th Birthday, Emma!

We had a little bedtime chat on our computers tonight, so I know that she had a great day and fun party.  I wasn’t there for it, but Rebecca went out to the farm after school to help out with the party; and hang out with Lucas once he was finished his chores for the night.

Emma’s had a nice day for a party too, and while it’s still cooler than it was earlier this spring; it was nice to see a ‘7’ in front of the temperature reading again today – even if it didn’t stay there for all that long.  It was a bit chilly for Tai Chi by the river too, but we went outdoors anyway before getting on with the rest of a fairly normal weekday morning.

Michael, Tim, Rowen, and I got our school day off to a great start by having a bit of birthday gift fun with Emma before classes started; and Rowen and I had met up with our boys early so that we could do that pretty much as soon as Claire dropped her kids off on her way to work.  That was an entertaining way to start our academic adventure; though I can’t say that our classes today were even remotely close to being birthday party fun.

We did have a good day, though, and in addition to more lunchtime football; we also had a bit more birthday fun with Emma when Lucas and Rebecca had a birthday cake for her; and even managed to get most of the students around her to sing the birthday song to her.  Thanks to the nicer weather, the afternoon classes either sped by or dragged on forever; depending on the perspective of the students; but we all did eventually get set free to move on – whether that was to go out and play; attend a birthday party; or move on to band practice.

Michael, Rowen, and I were, obviously, in group three; and Tim was happy to razz us about being stuck indoors while he could go out and have fun with some of the other guys.  I would have liked to have some outdoor play time; but I love playing in the band and being on the teen praise team too.  Our band practice went well-enough, and we’re generally a pretty happy group; but I guess it doesn’t really fit to report that we had fun while practicing songs for the Memorial Day parade; so let’s just say that our practice went well today.

Michael and I walked with Rowen to the computer store on our way to my house; we stopped in for a visit with her parents; and then decided to stay and do our homework there when Tim caught up with us before we moved on.  That didn’t take too long, and then it was time for Michael and I to get home for a quick dinner before moving on to the church for our teen praise team practice.  The only news from that meal was that we managed to get through sharing daily updates with my parents, Ethan, and Ehlana; and three out of four of them had more fun today than Michael and I did.  If you didn’t guess that the lawyer was not one of those three; you obviously live in a future where lawyer jokes no longer exist! ;^)

Yes, you, and every other lawyer in the world, might wish to see that day, Dad; but it probably isn’t going to happen.

Michael and I were semi-drafted to sing a Mother’s Day duet while at our practice tonight; though Stacey didn’t have to twist our arms at all since we know that our Moms and Grandmothers will love having us do that for them – and all of the other Moms.  Stacey picked the song for us, but we’ll work out how we’ll make it a duet; so we’ll need to put that together over the next week between now and our next practice.

Michael came home with me for a while after we’d finished up at the church.  Mom did a Magi lesson with both of us; we took care of getting Ethan and Ehlana off to bed; and then spent just a little time on that song in my room before using the majority of the time we had left together for a minor make-out session.  Michael went home at ten-thirty, and after having a little chat with Mom and Dad in the office; I came up to my room to get started on my full nightly computing, studying, and family business work.

After catching up on my sleep last night, that was a lot easier to do; and I used a bit of time-phasing to get done a bit earlier than usual.  That’s really only a trade-off of extra rest while using up more energy; but I’ll take the extra couple of hours of sleep tonight and be happy.

Tomorrow is an after-school work day, but if we have another nice day; I might need to have some outdoor play time first – especially when the forecast is for a wet weekend.  I’ll let you know how that goes, but for now; that’s all I have for this report.

Until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cassie's Journal - April 27, 2015

I am currently soaking in the tub; it’s not much past-ten; and Mom ordered me to skip the work and studying tonight to catch up on my sleep.  Apparently, my Magi-powered self-healing this morning didn’t fool her at all.  No, that isn’t a surprise; but then I don’t think that I would have done much work tonight anyway.  I really am still worn out.  Since I missed any details from the action on Sunday; let’s get this report started with the fun on Sunday morning and go from there.

Dad was totally outnumbered for morning Tai Chi and breakfast, and while Michael helped him out with that while we exercised; he went back home for the better breakfast and to hang out with Ryan.  Tai Chi was by the river, and Sophia came out to watch us while Naomi and Ehlana did their own workout and Michael and I went with the long form that Mom and Dad chose for the day.  Our breakfast wasn’t Jacob Stone spectacular, but it was pancakes and bacon; so I was good with the plan.  Ehlana, Naomi, Sophia, and I had fun with getting ready for church between our workout and breakfast; and then I helped out with the clean-up before it was time to go.

Mother’s Day is next up for the big events at church, and the kids and teens started working on that during Sunday school this week.  While craft gifts are a big part of that action; some of us will also be participating in the service; so there was some work going on for those skits and scripture readings.  The service today was only slightly longer than average, so we were set free and able to get on with our day with lots of time to get home and do a few things before lunchtime.  Naomi and Sophia went home with their own families after church; we got Ethan back; and Mom and Dad were planning on spending the afternoon with us.

The family play day plan didn’t work out as well as it could have thanks to a few hours of rain in the afternoon; so our play was more along the lines of watching a movie in the living room and hanging out around the house.  There was also some study time for Michael and me when he came over for his afternoon break that was delayed a bit thanks to a busy lunch rush; and then I went back to the Inn to help out with the dinner buffets.

That was a few hours of busy fun and work; but I don’t have any major news to report from the Inn.  We saw a lot of prep-line action; way more dishes than I was motivated to deal with; and I must not have been the only teen in town dragging a bit last night since the wrap-up took longer than usual.  My ‘few hours’ there were more like five; but who’s counting when you’re having fun?

Staying at the Inn pretty much until close meant getting a late start to my studies and work at home, but being tired made the family business work in particular tougher to get done; which is why I was up so late.  Mom did my Magi lesson first once I was there; we did the bedtime routine with Ethan and Ehlana after that; and then I got on with my studies and work once they were tucked in and I was changed and in my own bed with Mandy.  Those hours of study and work felt very tedious and unexciting last night, so let’s just skip the details; move on; and write about a slightly more interesting Monday!

Okay, now that I think about that, the Tai Chi, week-day breakfast, and our classes at school weren’t all that exciting; but the time with Michael and our friends or family was good for all of that too; and we managed to fit in some light teen fun here and there around the lessons and assignment work.  Football at lunchtime was on, but Rowen and I were spectators today instead of players.

The best part of my day started after school.  Michael and I had Rowen and Tim with us for studying at Michael’s house.  We got that out of the way quickly enough; and then went for a bike ride.  We had nice weather for that; and we did the usual rounds to check out what was going on in the new section of town; over at the med center; and at the park.  The kids are mostly interested in the new playground progress, and that’s coming along and should be finished in time for the holiday weekend; but we were more interested in the park trail expansion that’s in the works too.  Progress on that is harder to keep track of because we’re not able to go everywhere they’re working; but some of the new trails may be open for the holiday weekend too.  Since the crew working on those trails are using most of the kid and teen-made trails for the project too, and Michael and Tim contributed to those efforts over the years; they’re fired up about what the pros will do with ‘their’ trails.  Rowen and I are just looking forward to riding them and having fun.

The trails – riding the trails.  Quit laughing.  I only phrased it like that because Tim intentionally took that comment the wrong way this afternoon; and I wanted to include an example of what passes for teen humor in my ‘now’.  That probably hasn’t changed in the future; but you never know and miracles do happen every day! ;^)

Rowen and Tim moved on when it was time for all of us to be home for dinner.  I was with Michael and his family for that; Jacob cooked up another magical, experimental meal; and I am so going to keep Michael forever.  He doesn’t actually have a problem with that – even if a tiny part of my motivation is because I love his father’s cooking.  After dinner, it was music practice time for Michael and I while Rebecca went out to hang out with Jenny and Jacob and Miranda went for a walk.  We did practice – honest!  We also had a fun little make-out cameo too, but we are healthy teens; so you can’t blame us for being completely normal when it comes to things like that and parent-free opportunities.

We followed up the music and make-out session with an hour of chat time with Michael’s parents; and then I went home at nine-thirty so that I could get started on the work and studying that Mom vetoed.  I didn’t argue, and not only because that would be pointless.  By the way, for those of you thinking right now that you had it tough with your parents; imagine having a Magi Master for a Mom.  If you’ve lived here in Witch Falls at the same time we do; be very glad that we’ve never had a mother-daughter fight.  That would be seriously scary!

Anyway, Mom sent me to bed, so I only had a little update chat with her, Dad, and the twins.  You’ll likely think that it’s funny that I was sent to bed before Ethan and Ehlana were; but they’ll be in bed too by the time I’m finished in the Jacuzzi and have my hair dried.  I did check my email and deal with a quick family business issue that was for something that couldn’t move along without my input; but that was it for the computing – other than this report.  I didn’t want to skip it two days in a row.

That does pretty much bring you up to speed on what’s been happening in my life, though, and I have orders to get unplugged for the night; so that’s all for now, and, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Cassie's Journal - April 26, 2015

I’ve worked too late tonight and hit the wall.

Look for a double update tomorrow while I have a nap for a couple of hours and then need to get back to life again.

Until then...

...May the Magi Force be with you!