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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cassie's Journal - January 31, 2016



Happy 35th Birthday, Patricia!

Yes, she’ll never read this, but Rowen will some day; and I’m sure that this has been a memorable day for both of them.  I’ll get to that news soon, but before I go there; let’s back up and cover the news from Saturday.

We had temperatures reach into the fifties again on Saturday; and that worked out great both for some chores that Dad and I did outside as well as for some play time that I had in the afternoon with Ethan, Ehlana, Naomi, and Aiden – and with Michael during his afternoon break.  The chores weren’t all that fun, but spending the time with Mom and Dad was; and the play time at the park was really great because we also did some biking and exploring in the woods to go along with the playground action that included hanging out with the gang of kids and teens that were at the park with us.  We sent Michael back to the Inn with hugs and kisses after wrapping up his afternoon break with treats and drinks from the Emporium; and then the twins and I took Naomi and Aiden back to their parents before going home to have dinner with Mom and Dad.

Because he had started his day early and worked the breakfast shift, Michael didn’t have to work until close; so that also worked out great for having a quiet movie night in the lounge.  Mom and Dad decided to take the night off and watch a movie with us – and with Ethan and Ehlana; so that was fun too.  There are likely quite a few members of our family and our friends that don’t believe that Michael and I did not plan our sofa sleepover last night; but we really didn’t this time.  I know this for sure because we did have impromptu plans for a make-out session after Mom, Dad, and the twins went to bed after that first movie that didn’t work out because Michael fell asleep while we were waiting for the post-bedtime routine quiet to arrive once my brother and sister were in bed for the night.  I can’t say anything about that, since I’ve fallen asleep on Michael way more often than he’s dozed off from being too tired on me; but then I didn’t really even stay awake all that long to enjoy the cuddle time while he slept before crashing for the night too.

The wake-up call this morning for Tai Chi was fun; so was breakfast in the sunroom; and then the rest of our morning was fairly busy as we fit in the bits of birthday fun we got to have with Patricia before and after the church service and Sunday school.  We needed to do that then because Owen took his wife and kids – including Tim – to Crystal Springs for the rest of the day for Patricia’s birthday celebration.  They went shopping; caught a movie; and then went out for dinner at a nice restaurant.  I haven’t yet heard the details from Rowen; but I am sure that they had more fun doing all of that than I did for the rest of my day.

Michael and I spent the rest of our day after church helping out at the Inn.  That included what was really a non-break in the afternoon that we used for getting our weekend homework finished; so we pretty much worked from around eleven o’clock until the Inn closed for the night.  That’s why Mom skipped my Magi lesson tonight; we used time phasing in the office so that we could all get our work done as soon as possible after I got home; and I’m skipping my language studying for the night.  I’m still using a time phase now as I write this; but I’m also multi-tasking the rest of my usual bedtime computer and email checks while enjoying a soak in my Jacuzzi.  The time phasing for that is strictly so that I can get everything done and still be sleeping before we start a new month – even if we aren’t talking about missing out on being awake to welcome the first day of February by very much time.

Even with all of the work, we’ve had a good weekend, but I’m also just as ready to crash for the night as Michael was last night – and is again tonight if he was as tired as he looked when we split up outside of his house tonight.  After all of the time phasing tonight, the extra two or three hours of sleep won’t make much of a difference when it comes to recharging my Magi batteries, but I’ll deal with that as always; and that won’t keep me from looking forward to the coming month.

I’m not just saying that because it’s a leap year; and February gets the extra day this year that still doesn’t quite make it as big as the other months of the year.  My birthday and Valentine’s Day are good reasons to love February – at least for me; but we do have more than that going on over the next four weeks that will keep the fun – and work – level high.  I won’t include football in that for me; though I will be glad to see the season end next Sunday regardless of whether the Broncos or Panthers win that game.  I do plan on having fun with the marching band committee as we work toward getting everything organized and ready to go by the time we start practices in April.  Our March Break ski trip is a bit farther away still; but we’ll be getting ready for that too over the next month; and that’ll also mean a bit of extra work for those of us who want to have spending money for that trip.  Finally, though I’m not as crazy about it as Tim and some of our other friends are; I do expect to do some driving once I have my license a week from Monday.  Being one of the last in my class to join that club hasn’t been an issue for me, and most of my friends – including Michael – don’t even drive all that often, but it is one of those big steps toward growing up and being independent; so I won’t pretend that it doesn’t mean anything to me at all.

Okay, that’s enough for tonight; and I’m nearly ready to get out of the tub and finish getting ready for bed.  We’ve managed to get through January without any major winter storms – in our area; and I’ll be okay with it if Mother Nature leaves us in relative peace for the rest of the winter – as long as we have lots of snow in Colorado when we’re there for March Break! ;^)

I’ll keep you posted on that, and everything else that happens next month, but I really do need to wrap this up to have any chance of being asleep before midnight; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Cassie's Journal - January 30, 2016



It’s Sunday morning, and I’m late with this update because of an unplanned sofa sleepover with Michael.  I need to get ready for church now, though, so flip the digital page in your ‘now’ for the double update that I’ll need to wait until tonight to write – after I’ve finished living the moments that I’ll be writing about then.

Until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cassie's Journal - January 29, 2016



It’s been another long day, and though it isn’t near-dawn or anything as I write this, I am tired; and this is going to be a short update.

Top news was probably the weather.  The temperature soared to around sixty this afternoon, and while that was really nice; Michael and I didn’t really get to enjoy the warm.  Instead of doing that, we worked at the Inn after school and through the dinner rush because his parents needed the help; and then we eventually came back to my house to watch a movie before calling it a night after just one show because Michael’s working the breakfast shift at the Inn with his father again.

We had a good day at school, and I had as much fun as possible while we worked at the Inn, but a bit of outdoor play time would have been nice; and I did miss the family dinner and a movie night that Uncle Mark and Aunt Grace hosted this week.  There was the minor bonus of having the house to ourselves for our movie when Michael and I got there; but the bad news is that we were both getting too tired by then to take advantage of the alone time.  The cuddling and just a little bit of lazy play time while we watched that movie was still a really great way to end the night; but I really do need to find a way to keep up with everything without running out of steam so often – especially when that’s obviously affecting the Michael and me time way too often! ;^)

Moving along, our movie ended about ten minutes before Mom and Dad got home with the twins, so Michael and I had a bedtime chat and snack break with them; he went home; and I helped with getting Ethan and Ehlana tucked in for the night on my way up to my own room.  While I had planned on a micro version of my usual bedtime computer and email checks; there was some family business work to do that I didn’t want to leave for another day when it was something that could start helping people right away; so I took care of that too before getting to this report.

Since that has kept me awake longer than I wanted to be, I’m going to just leave this update without any added details and get to the sleeping part of my night; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Cassie's Journal - January 28, 2016



Take yesterday; switch out the afternoon and evening work and studying for work and game night at the Inn; and add in about four and a half hours of studying and work that I couldn’t get to until we got back from game night at the Inn.  Stir it all together; and you’ve got one seriously baked serving of teen Magi Master who is toast.

Sometimes, the what going on in my life just isn’t as important as the real story of the day – which is that I’ve overdone it and need to go into nap mode now.  You’re welcome to flip the digital page whenever you’re reading this in my future to find out what happens tomorrow, but I’m done-in for tonight; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cassie's Journal - January 27, 2016



I went to school; had a busy, fun day there; and then came home and worked and studied non-stop except for a quick dinner break until nine o’clock.  The studying included a Magi lesson with Mom; my daily language studies; and a fairly boring archive assignment.  The family business work would’ve taken all night without a time phase, but Mom was nice enough to do that for the rest of us tonight; and I’m sure that Dad’s already thanking her for that help with his own work.

Right now, I’m soaking in my Jacuzzi while writing this and wrapping up my nightly computer and email checks; and I plan on being asleep before ten o’clock.  That’ll be nice, but then so will finishing my tub time without any additional multi-tasking; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!