Heirs of the Magi News Flash!

***Heirs of the Magi News Flash!***

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!

Happy reading this summer; and I hope that you enjoy this new 'chapter' in the Heirs of the Magi story!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cassie's Journal - March 31, 2016

Happy 4th Birthday to Brandon Green!

I had no involvement in his big day; and I’m only mentioning it for future reference.  I won’t spoil that surprise – though if you’re able to read my journals far enough in the future; you’d be able to skip ahead and find out why I’ve left this cryptic little note! ;^)

My day was not birthday party fun, but I am going to be sleeping before midnight instead of starting April with an all-night work session.  I am ending March with a busy work evening, though; which is why I’m tired – and why Michael and I didn’t have any make-out time while we were here after dinner instead of going to game night in the new section of the Inn.

We’ve had a rainy day off and on around here, so we were indoors except for walking to and from home, school, and the Inn.  The wet, cloudy day might have been at least partly responsible for the less-than-sunny day at school; though it could also be that I’m just tired too.  Michael and I went to the Inn after school and helped with the dinner rush after he missed the dinner shift yesterday because of the party.  I really needed to get to my homework, studies, and work after that, so Michael came home with me; we used a time phase to get all of my work and studying done; our homework; and a lot of music, gaming, and surfing the internet for Michael before he went home once Mom and Dad got home with Ethan and Ehlana and we helped to get the twins tucked into bed for the night.

We had a short chat with Mom and Dad too; I came up here to my room after seeing Michael out; and as soon as I’m done this update; I’m going to crash until morning.  The extra sleep will help a bit; but won’t really off-set the time phase power drain.  Maybe I should just try sleeping from after school tomorrow until Sunday morning and see if that helps!

That won’t happen, but it’s a bit scary that it seems like such a great idea to me right now.  So does going into nap mode; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Cassie's Journal - March 30, 2016

Happy 21st Birthday, Jake!

Happy 15th Birthday, Shannon!

Michael, Tim, Rowen, and I were invited to Shannon’s birthday dinner and party, but since our only involvement with Jake’s birthday was the video chat we did with Jake and Stephanie this morning; let’s cover that part of the report first.

Michael came over for Tai Chi; we split up to get ready for school right after that; and then we went to the Inn so that we could do that video chat while having breakfast with Rebecca there.  Jacob and Miranda couldn’t stop working to eat with us too, but the video chat worked out okay because we could keep things going with Jake and Stephanie whenever Miranda was in the dining room or Jacob was busy keeping up with the breakfast orders.  Jake’s birthday didn’t get them out of classes, but they were between classes while chatting with us.  We had fun with that, and Jake and Stephanie are doing great and having fun too.  It was a bit strange to think of Jake hitting the ‘twenty-one’ next level of growing up when I’ve just reached the learner’s permit for driving level; but I’m sure that’ll seem even stranger this summer when they’re able to join the other adults for nights out at the pub and other party fun.

Okay, Jake, Stephanie, Violet, Dillon, and the rest of their friends will all be twenty-one, and probably won’t’ go out partying with their parents; but you get what I mean.

Moving along, the video chat was too short, but they had other things to do and we had work or school.  There isn’t much to report from our classes today, but we did have a minor birthday party for Shannon during our lunch break that was mostly to share the fun with the teens that weren’t going to her dinner party.  That included the older cheerleaders and football players that don’t generally go to parties for any Grade Nine students even if they are on the squad or team; but are still happy to get in on free bonus Olde Bakery treats when offered to them at school.

While Shannon was on the cheerleading squad with Rowen and me, we were invited to her party more because she hangs out with our Grade Ten gang – and she does that because her best friend, Diana, dates our classmate, Kris.  That isn’t all that strange, but I’m mentioning it because she is the only friend in our larger circle that isn’t part of the group through being paired up with a boyfriend or girlfriend in our class.  If there will be Magi reading this in the future that grew up in cities instead of our little town – like Violet; that might just sound like a useless observation.  Maybe that’s true, and when you consider that Michael and I don’t have much time for our extended groups of friends outside of school or through the other team or group activities we’re involved with; it isn’t a big deal at all.  I can say that the birthday dinner tonight felt different for me than it has with others we’ve been to this school year; though that could also be that all of her friends’ guests were couples while she was the only single teen there that wasn’t also a member of her family.

Maybe Rowen and I should get Diana and some of the other girls together to help her out with some matchmaking! ;^)

Sure, I’ll just add that to my to-do list with the dozens of other things that I don’t have time for right now!

Moving along – again – let’s get to the party part of the report.  I came home after school; had a visit with Mom, Ethan, and Ehlana; and then got ready for the party.  Michael picked me up; we collected Rowen and Tim along the way; and headed over to Shannon’s house.  The party started out with a social hour; dinner was fast and teen friendly; and Shannon had fun with all of the usual birthday fun – including opening gifts, the cake, and the rest.

By the way – I’ve always been okay with having a late birthday in school standards because I got to start school early; but there are advantages to being on the other side of that line and being one of the oldest students in your year.  Shannon gets to be one of the first in her class with a learner’s permit; and I’m sure she’ll be very popular next year when she’ll be able to drive on her own while still in Grade Ten – while I’ll be more than halfway through Grade Eleven before I’m able to do that!

Yes, she did get that permit today too; so she’s a happy camper to have joined that club.

Okay, so dinner was casual and fun; and it’s especially nice to have those meals now that the guys have pretty much outgrown their phase where food and drink contests came along with being as gross as possible.  Some of us helped with the clean-up once the gifts had been opened and the Olde Bakery cake demolished; and then it was time for some video gaming; music; and teen chat time for a couple of hours.  That was all fun, and I liked getting to spend the time with Michael, Rowen, Tim, and the rest of our friends on our normal mid-week work night; but the fun also came at the expense of not being able to do my work early today.  I also still had my homework to do after getting home; so that added a bit of time to my schedule too.

I just wasn’t up to another really late night, so I used a time phase to do all of my work and studying – even though that tires me out just as much as putting in the work in normal time.  There isn’t anything newsworthy to report from any of that, but I did also fit in spending some time with Mom, Dad, Ethan, and Ehlana too, and since that was all done without a time phase; it’s still a lot later than it normally would be for my Wednesday night bedtime.  We needed to have those visits because we really haven’t gotten to do much of anything together so far this week, and I’m glad that I finished all of my work and studying; but I’m also feeling like a broken record by reporting that I’m having trouble keeping up with everything – especially when I’m feeling run down most of the time.

There doesn’t seem to be anything I can do about that right now beyond what I already am doing with self-healing every day, and I’m better off getting the extra sleep instead of going on about it; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Cassie's Journal - March 29, 2016

I got to spend a bit of time with Terry, Valerie, and Marcus at breakfast, but that was it for me; and they were on the way home before I was done school for the day.

Not that I’d have seen them then; since I went straight to band practice after that; Michael and I had dinner at his house; we went to our teen praise team practice; and then were back at his house to do our homework.  That’s why I didn’t get home until a bit after ten o’clock; and why I’m up late again tonight trying to keep up with everything for my family business work and language studies.

My plans for resting up and getting back to full power have pretty much blown up on me now, but while I’ll need to give them a try again sometime in the not too distant future; that just isn’t going to happen right now – especially when I’ll be adding marching band and fundraising to my to-do list starting next week.  I’d suggest that I could rest up this summer, but with more room at the Inn for customers this year; I expect to be helping out there a lot more this year – unless Miranda can find new summer help from some source she hasn’t discovered yet.

I don’t want to go there tonight, since sleep is once again at the top of my to-do list, and while this isn’t much of a report; there also wasn’t really much going on in my life today either.

Okay, that sounds wrong when I’ve been on the go for more than twenty-one hours now and I’ve been busy almost all of that time; but I mean that from a news perspective.  I didn’t have anything extraordinary happen at school; with our practices; or with anything else.

I know it’s shocking, but even Magi Masters can have uneventful days! ;^)

Maybe that won’t be the case tomorrow, but while you can flip a digital page to find out right away as you read this in my future, I still have to wait and live it – which will start for me in a few hours; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cassie's Journal - March 28, 2016

Okay, it’s been a long, busy day; and I have a lot to cover; but this is going to be short too because I’m going to be awake and back at it before I get to sleep if I don’t get started on my nap soon.

The weather was pretty nice around here by this afternoon, but too cool for Tai Chi this morning.  School was fun, but uneventful; and the busy part of my day started once we were set free.  Uncle Terry is here for a work visit about the bridge, but while Aunt Angela couldn’t come this time; he did bring Valerie and Marcus – and Mom took care of the kids while he was busy with his meetings this afternoon.  Michael and I spent some time with them too – and with Ethan and Ehlana; but we also needed to do our homework; help with cooking dinner; eat; and then help with the clean-up before going with our Moms to the marching band committee meeting.

The big news there is that the main fundraiser we’ll be doing between now and the trip to Florida was finalized – for everything from the contents of the fruit and vegetable boxes to the price and order forms.  Those order forms are already printed and ready to go for our first practice next week.  We’ll have the first couple of weeks of every month to get orders and renew orders; and the boxes will be delivered at the end of the month.  We’ll also be switching to monthly meetings instead of weekly starting with next Monday’s meeting; but that won’t free up much time of my schedule because we’ll be replacing that with our new marching band practices beginning next Tuesday – which for some of us will be between concert band practice and teen praise team practice.

Michael came home with me after the meeting so that we could work on our music for those practices tomorrow, and while we have more time than normal to get ready for Memorial Day weekend services and the parade; we aren’t taking a break at all.  We had four spectators for our music play time; we took care of getting them into bed after that; and then Michael went home so that I could come up to my room again and get started on my work and studying.  I had a major project proposal to deal with for the family business; so it’s ended up being way too many hours of computer time to get everything done tonight.  I did get there, though; so now I just have to figure out how to get through another day without much sleep.

I’ll let you know how that goes with the next update – if I don’t end up sleeping through Tuesday instead, but that’s it for now; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!