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Awesome Monday on a Tuesday

*comes skidding into the room*

Hello and sorry for being late with this, but welcome to Awesome Monday on a Tuesday.

Tell us how you plan to be awesome this week.

Me, I'm trying to survive setting Christmas at work and maybe get some writing done.


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Oct. 4th, 2016 05:05 pm (UTC)
Trying to make the most of the last day or two without the boss...trying to plan a weekend visit in a few to my mom's before the snow sets in there... trying to finish this 2nd draft of one project so I can focus the rest of the month on NaNo prep...

I feel like I'm way too busy...with not a lot actually to do...if that's possible.
Oct. 4th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
I was awesome on Sunday and whipped my place into shape for a visit from my brother and his girlfriend. It's been good to visit with them and have some time to chat and laugh with nothing pressing like it is when I'm home at the holidays.

Once they head out later this week, i'll have had a rest from the keyboard and will be ready to write. Have a fair number of fics in progress to work on!
Oct. 4th, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)
Hah - yesterday was so nuts for me that I didn't even realize you hadn't posted!

Oh dear god... please tell me you work for Michael's or Joanne's or Hobby Lobby or SOMETHING. NO ONE OTHER THAN CRAFT STORES SHOULD EVER HAVE CHRISTMAS STUFF OUT IN OCTOBER.

*composes self*

I intend to finish my bingo fic this week!
Oct. 4th, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC)
I work for Wally World, and garden center is a mish mash of three seasons: summer, fall and Christmas.

Ready to pull my hair out.
Oct. 4th, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC)
I always find it amusing to walk into Lowe's or Home Depot's garden center this time of year for that reason. Plus, our winter weather is so mild here, there's usually still plants in the garden areas in November.

Argh, I'm ready to pull my hair out on your behalf! Sending strength for the survival of your sanity.
Oct. 4th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
Is this a dumb question: do garden centres NOT usually have plants in winter in America? because I'm just thinking we have plants all year round... weird but true!
Oct. 4th, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
It's not a dumb question at all. I can only speak for where I live, but I'm guessing that in areas like the East Coast where it snows, they probably don't have plants out in the winter. Ours here in southern Nevada are pretty much open to the elements though, so maybe the garden centers are different in colder climates?
Oct. 4th, 2016 11:49 pm (UTC)
Okay, that kind of makes sense, actually! I hadn't really thought about it, but like Sharpie says below, we have plants out all year (although some of it covered and some not) because it's pretty mild here.
Oct. 6th, 2016 07:19 pm (UTC)
Same here, we rarely get to freezing which I'm not complaining about! *I* think it gets cold, but I know that it's never as cold as other parts of the country get.
Oct. 4th, 2016 11:01 pm (UTC)
My garden center has plants out on a covered patio year round since the weather here is
fairly mild.

Inside is taken over with Christmas and it's really annoying.
Oct. 4th, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)
That sounds a lot like here, actually - most garden centres have areas of covered patio and some uncovered areas. Our temps never get down to freezing so unless the plant itself is sensitive to rain, it's likely they'll survive outdoors.

Oh! I totally get why that would be annoying - you have to put up with it for two whole months... :(
Oct. 6th, 2016 07:35 pm (UTC)
We don't always call them 'garden' departments (although a lot of locally owned nurseries are only open seasonally). 'Landscape' departments or 'Outdoor' departments switch from plants, BBQ equip and yard maintenance to snow and ice removal.
Oct. 6th, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC)
OK, that makes a lot more sense!

I know we're very lucky that it's mild enough not to have to close garden centres/nurseries at all during winter. I suppose it makes perfect sense that they wouldn't be open in snow/ice weather (and therefore there are bound to be ones in NZ in snowy places that do that too) but not ever having snow kind of makes you oblivious! I HAVE LEARNED SOMETHING!!!
Oct. 6th, 2016 08:21 pm (UTC)
Well then, my work here is done.
Oct. 4th, 2016 10:25 pm (UTC)
And I am terribly behind on writing! I need to finish my Malec fic and do whatever rewards are due over this month (because I know it won't happen in just one week), and I need to fnish posting my H50 AU fic (half of the chapters are up on AO3, the other 4 still to post!).

Plus - just to keep in with your (pre-Christmas) Christmas theme, I need to get on with making Christmas cards as it'll take me over a month to make them all in time to post for late Nov/early Dec!
Oct. 5th, 2016 05:05 pm (UTC)
ACK!!! I Suck!

Not only didn't I do this on Monday, I missed Tueaday and am just looking on Wednesday!

YOU ARE AWESOME! *hugs* about the early Christmas stuffs!
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