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Luni fericit!

Or, happy Monday even. 

Happy last week before September!  And y’all, I gotta say – today I am the mother of a friggen college student. What the heck happened?  Especially since she still acts like she’s a 4-year-old half the time.  But she gets that from her father.  :D

ANYWAY!  It’s time to be amazing, awesome, and productive!


1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: rebel.  Give me 100 words or a graphic and I’ll reward you with my undying love and admiration. 

2. Last week’s challenges:

3. Big Buddy 84%!  How are you doing?  Thanks to my favorite enabler, sharpiesgal, I’m way past where I need to be by close to 6k words.  Not very often that happens with me.

asphaltcowgrrl – 12,600
agdhani – 26,040
simplyn2deep - 17
sharpiesgal – 1,680
cmk418 – 4,200
flipflop_diva – 4,200
katleept – 26,040
kaige68 – 4,200

If you still want to, you can sign up for August here!  Additional note: You can sign up for the Daily Count Challenge here as well.

4. Our August challenge is August Rush!  Since the challenge hasn’t officially started as of my writing this, go check the tag because it starts today, August 6!     

What are your plans for being awesome this week?  What did you accomplish last week?  Whatever your challenges, WE CAN DO THIS!


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Aug. 27th, 2018 08:45 am (UTC)
?? Sweetheart, I'm thinking at least part of this should have been changed?? (For example, the links to the August Big Buddy and Daily Count and August Rush...)

And congrats! I know it's scary and possibly a bit upsetting too, but I know you're also very proud of your little daughter!
Aug. 27th, 2018 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what needs to be changed? I linked to the sign up posts. But it's very possible I goofed, so sorry about that.

Thanks! And she'll always be my 'little' girl!
Aug. 28th, 2018 08:27 am (UTC)
Maybe I was the one in the wrong, but I would have thought it was to late to sign up for August's DCC. I thought you were trying to set things up for September, but like I said, I could be the one in the wrong. :)

But this really has me confused now: "Our August challenge is August Rush! Since the challenge hasn’t officially started as of my writing this, go check the tag because it starts today, August 6! " Don't we only have, like, five more days of the challenge, or do we get longer to complete the fills?
Aug. 28th, 2018 06:07 pm (UTC)
Nah, you're not wrong. I just didn't think about it like that is all. Since I don't participate in the DCC didn't occur to me that it's already planned out ahead of time.

That's because I use a template and I wrote out this post extremely early on a Sunday morning and I didn't proofread anything but the new stuff I added. That was a complete fail on my part.
Aug. 27th, 2018 11:47 am (UTC)
Congrats on getting your daughter off to college and surviving all the roller coaster of emotion (on both ends) that goes along with it.

I was at a high school reunion this weekend and a lot of my former classmates were dropping their kids off at college for the first time and we all were wondering how the past 31 years (since we graduated) went by so frigging fast. I definitely don't feel like I should be as old as the calendar says I am.

Due to an article I wrote for my hockey facebook page going well out of hand, I've shot past my goal for the month. I still have a few August Rush posts to make, so I'm hoping for 7K once the month is done. (When I started this year, I gave myself a goal of 75K figuring that I'd do 50K with NaNo and make the rest up throughout the year. What I have actually done has surprised me.)

But September is almost here and that brings hockey along with it (yay!) so I can see a bit of a slowdown happening soon.

Have a great week!
Aug. 27th, 2018 12:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Luckily, she's not leaving home so it's been a lot easier than on other parents. WHEW.

Ugh, I hear you on that! Time flies, that much is true!

That is awesome to hear! I love it when something starts small and grows like crazy! Congrats on having such a good year.

Aw, hey - as long as you're enjoying yourself, right? :D
Aug. 27th, 2018 12:59 pm (UTC)

I'm over my count as well, so I guess we have the boys to thank for that.

I need two more drabbles and I'll have completed August Rush for this year. I might go for some extras if I have time.
Aug. 27th, 2018 01:28 pm (UTC)
Well, it's about darn time they did something productive!

Score! Good luck with that. :)
Aug. 27th, 2018 01:18 pm (UTC)
hmmm...well I broke 50k...so that's more than I intended for the month given the chaos here.

We had another fire start up last night, but I believe they got it under control pretty quick (have not seen a report since last night)...and the big fire is still burning...so still lots of smoke in the air.

I did several role play tidbits over the weekend, but thanks to a car crash near our house we were without power for quite awhile on Saturday, which made for lack of computer access ;)

This week...I dunno...I left my sinus/allergy meds at home and have not had caffiene yet so I'm not thinking yet
Aug. 27th, 2018 03:30 pm (UTC)
Awesome! That's an impressive number for one month!

Ugh, I'm glad they got it put out. Hopefully the big one will be out soon as well. I don't know how many more fires your poor state can take.

Yikes! Lousy time of year to be without power!

Hahaha... I'm sorry, but I can totally relate to that! I had to run out at 6 AM this morning to get my kid some cough medicine since she sent me a text at 11 PM last night saying she was coughing. Great way to start college, I guess. LOL
Aug. 27th, 2018 03:47 pm (UTC)
The newest one isn't entirely out...but they've held it to 106 acres last I saw, and 30% contained. Much better odds than with that big one. The big fire's more than 400k acres now. They thought it would be contained by Sept. 1...but its still at 67% (where it was nearly all of last week) so I don't think it's gonna happen.
Aug. 27th, 2018 04:18 pm (UTC)
Gotcha, I must have misread your earlier comment (this is why I shouldn't be online at work hahaha). Hopefully they can get the big fire under control sooner rather than later.
Aug. 27th, 2018 02:40 pm (UTC)
I have written nothing in two weeks. NOTHING!!! I've read extensively, but no writing. That is my plan for the week. Boss looks to be on the road for most of it so I'm hoping to find some time. That said I do have to leave early to take Eggs to the vet because his ear is bothering him (a common spaniel thing) so who knows.

*fingers crossed for writing* and for college freshmen!
Aug. 27th, 2018 02:55 pm (UTC)
YOU CAN DO THIS! But I will never, ever say anything against reading vs. writing. I've officially beat my Goodreads Challenge goal by 8 books and it's not even September yet so...

Poor Eggs, hope he's okay. I need to get Nayla in to the vet to get her shots updated. *sigh* Cats and shots are not a fun thing.

Aug. 27th, 2018 07:59 pm (UTC)
I do feel accomplished that I finally finished Cash. Did not love it. I cared enough that it did make me cry, but I still like Jed best!

He gets ear infections on the regular. Anytime the temp changes 20 degrees. But this one is different, so off he goes (tomorrow, the appt is tomorrow).
Aug. 27th, 2018 08:08 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Are you done with the series now or are there more? I finished one over the weekend and the twist at the end made me want to hurt someone.

Aw, poor puppy. Good luck to him. My kid had recurring ear infections when she was younger. I know how much it hurt her, I can only imagine it's just as bad for Eggs.
Aug. 27th, 2018 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the whole series is behind me now. On to the book you sent me next!

The dr will fix him right up. He won't be thrilled, but we'll get it done!
Aug. 27th, 2018 08:31 pm (UTC)
I hope you like it - I have a feeling you'll appreciate her sense of humor.

Aw, yeah, his being disgruntled for a bit is worth it in the end.
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