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so my youngest was splashing her way through the puddles today and i wondered where in the hell my ability to just kick back and relax had gone. killed by the mountain of work tension and debt most likely. i can see the end to all of that is drawing ever closer, but i fear that i shall have some massive attack of stress induced illness before i get there.
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Survival of the fittest continues. L. returns to preschool next week and at some point E. gets tested for Horizons, which is the Georgia gifted program. I am still underemployed and thus underpaid. Everyday the money situation gets tighter and I get closer to that magic day when all my old bills (except the student loans) are paid off. Then I get to start working on entirely new bills. My parents just finished a visit, returning to their home last night. D. is fighting a lot of health issues right now, the largest being insomnia inducing night panics. And the library is getting ready to kick me out, but at least I cleaned out the inboxes some so I can make some progress for job hunting Tuesday.
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I've got to get my game back. Lately everything I do has been distracted, resulting in poor performance. I just locked myself out of my house again for the second time because I changed pants and then got to doing something else before I finished switching over my keys and wallet. I can't get by without my lovely computer time and I am not getting enough sleep. I can't get my promotion because of my poor performance. I'm lucky if I keep my job after the past few days.
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So busy it hurts

I have decided that my birthday present to myself is to destroy my enemies, to drive them before me and hear the lamentations of their women. That, and I gave myself Torchlight.

My research seems to say that the cats are doing fine from their surgery, although we are worried since one of the four left a bloody stool in the litter box last night. And Jumper is really bitchy today, but on the other hand, it looks like she is being harassed by Daphne.

Got to call Citibank later and tell them to F themselves. :) "You've paid all your bills on-time? We'll reward you by doubling your APR!" As if I hadn't been considering dumping even more dead weight there, and just starting over on all my stuff.

Need to check my laundry, got the little box clean, dishes to do later, etc.
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So now that sufficient time has passed since I have posted here, as in just short of forevers, time for a bit more extended catch-up. The girls are currently screaming in their room, which is slowly turning into bedtime.

We are currently back in our rental house; the septic line has been repaired. The lawn has also been mowed. D has spent her day finishing up the kitchen clean-up and after I got off work I cleaned the front bathroom. *side note: kick the cats outside asap*

Halloween is on a Saturday this year and I understand that it is also a big day for football. I need to decide on a costume. I have two nice aprons, but no coat, pants or hat. I could break out my gear for Matthew Landry if I could remember where it is at. *side note: most likely in the second drawer of the dresser* My tai chi outfit has a rip in it, unfortunately. I shall have to ponder and ponder until something pops up.

E is on the verge of truly reading. She has massive recall of the books we read her to the point where she "reads" them to her sister. Her progress report from her preschool came back with glowing reviews on just about everything. We really need to get our finances together to get L into preschool as well.
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So the paychecks are definitely feeling smaller.  Just paid off  Citibank again and those bills are slowly but surely going bye-bye.  The real kick comes at the end of the month and trying to pay for E's school in the meantime.  I have no one to blame but myself for my situation, and for not making myself do the work necessary to better the situation when I could. 
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GI JOE (no spoilers)

Overall, I would say 3.5 out of 5.  It gave me explosions when I wanted explosions, and Zartan was a right bastard.  I think they could have done more with the CGI and with Destro's character, possibly by cutting a few minutes out of the car chases.  Although there are several things that I think I would do differently if I had control of the script, which is far and away anyone's reaction to a childhood icon revamped, I think the movie was overall solid summer affair.  No Oscars and predictable, but not the waste of silver and celluloid of Battlefield Earth.  The two largest cons I can think of are the inclusion of just enough backstory that you almost need even more backstory to understand what is going on with some of the characters, and Snake Eyes has lips.  *blink blink*  His costume has lips built in.  *blink blink*  Lips that he doesn't use because he is Snake Eyes and he doesn't talk. 
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So I heard ABC is going to remake V.  Going on the coattails of BSG I guess.  I have a copy of the original series as well as the original movie-miniseries somewhere.  I need to go watch it all over again.  Along with my original BSG movie. 

The cat is now named Daphne going along with the Scooby Doo theme.  Unfortunately this is going to be a rough one to litter train, if it is possible at all. 

Today is my Fifth Anniversary.  Aside from the health problems currently afflicting the family, such as the food poisoning issue that seemed to bump up last night, we are doing well.  Money is tight, job hunting commences, but we have enough set aside for a dinner out and a movie.

Updates say that Star Trek Online is going to be set in the Star Trek Prime universe, where Romulus was destroyed, as opposed to the alternate timeline instituted within the new movie. 

I have been spending a lot of time in battlegrounds on WoW again, as well as doing some rather boring faction grinding.  I have put a hold on NeoSteam playing for now, although I still like the game.  Champions Online, Star Trek Online, Overlord, and Evil Genius all hold my attention as well.  The biggest problem as usual is time management.  :)  Oh, and Final Fantasy Dawn of Souls for the Gameboy Advanced is in fact a cakewalk.  Nostalgic, the extra dungeons and such are awesome, but ultimately my six year old nephew could beat this if you just showed him where to walk next. 
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    kids getting dressed; later it will be Les Miserables London Cast

Scratch Fury

So the other night D swore she saw something down in the garage.  Tonight she managed to catch Scratch Fury, so named (at least by me for now) because the feral beast tore into D's hands.  It looks to be about 4-6 weeks old, and looks almost exactly like Velma.  There is a very small chance of it being the sole survivor of an inbreeding with Scooby, but we never saw any evidence of pregnancy.  Also, Scratch Fury seems to hate Velma and Scooby.  Jumper, meanwhile, seems to be taking everything fine.  To top it off, the only way we know of right now for the wild animal to get into the garage was to bolt in after one of the cars came home or something.  So now we search for holes in the walls and maintain that this animal is a survivor. 
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