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Feb. 21st, 2013

Author: New_Unchanged
Title: Because of You
Chapter: Day 21 of 28 of my Songfic Challenge
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG 13, Nothing Exciting, but I use harsh language
Concrit: Comments only
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters, the lyrics to the songs, or anything else.
Warnings: M/M Pairing, but this is a Spander Community so....
Summary:Based on a prompt from
Lady Q: June Monthly Challenge: write a story where Xander confronts his father about the abuse and his lost childhood

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Nov. 24th, 2010

So, I'm about twelve weeks pregnant and I can tell right now that this is going to be the longest pregnancy ever. Now, I know they are all nine months, but my husband and I found out very early we were having this baby. I just had my first ultrasound and already half my family had known before this.

I do have to admit that I'm lucky in a lot of ways, I didn't get morning sickness at all and I had already stop a lot of habits that could be harmful like drinking and smoking. There are many things I still find frustrating, like the fact my OB/GYN is not what I had in mind. It took me way too long to find one that had appointments before Christmas up here. Then he was a male, I specifically asked for a female, most importantly he leaves me hanging with a lot of uncertainties. At one point my sister had to ask her Ob/Gyn to answer some of my questions because I was wigging out about some comments he made and just left me hanging with.

It's funny because my older sister just had her second child today, so there are going to be lots of grand children all around the same age on my side.

Really I think once I get a chance to go home and see other people I will feel better.

Wedding Regrets, them Vs. Me 12 months

This is them

this is me

There are so many wedding advice columns and websites out there, they all give you lists of regrets and mistakes brides typicaly make. Well I am putting this to the test! Check this note every 3 months to see which are true worries and mistakes, and which are fakes

Doing Anything...Before the Guest List

The problem: You're engaged! You're excited! You're ready to send out save-the-dates, book that reception hall, choose those flowers -- now! Well hang on a second, because we're afraid you're forgetting something. Who's coming to this affair, exactly?

Yuppers Thats the first Wedding Regret I had!

When I recieved the engagement ring I immediately started telling everyone. Yeah Everyone wants to share their big day with the people they know, but why mention it to people who you don't hang out with often. Now I have to try and remember who I opened my big mouth to and am getting stuck inviting.

Realizing That Grape isn't Your Color ... With Two Months to Go

The problem: When you started planning your wedding, you knew just what you wanted: pink bridesmaid dresses, peonies, and classic, engraved invites. Now that you've been hard at work for a few months, you know just what wedding colors you want: jewel tones, orchids, and funky, bold invites. Too bad -- you're stuck with the wedding style you first chose ... or are you?

Nope, and doubt it will be

Trying to Drop Two Sizes Before Your Final Fitting

The problem: You've found the wedding dress of your dreams -- though it's not exactly a perfect fit on the real-life you. Your plan: Order the dress two sizes too small, and then do whatever it takes to make it fit. Or so you think.

I plan on dropping the sizes before the initial fitting

Doing it All Yourself

The problem: We love nothing better than seeing the clever projects that couples come up with to make their weddings unique. But even we have to draw the line somewhere. There's doing it yourself, and then there's overdoing it yourself. After all, there are plenty of benefits to DIY. You can be sure no one else has the exact same thing, you might keep your budget in check, and (before you actually sit down to hand-tie 200 tiny ribbons) you probably think that it will make a fun story.

Opposite issue

Honestly when it comes to weddings everyone tries to get their hands in the pot. The hardest part will be telling all your helpful friends and family no when what they offer isn't what you want.

Overloading Your Mom's Big Day To-do List

The problem: So you can't do it all yourself -- fine -- but you've got to have someone you trust double-checking with the caterer and the florist, steaming your veil, or making sure the limo company's got directions. Most brides turn to good ol' Mom (or their sister or their maid of honor) to make sure things go as planned on the big day. These folks are usually happy to help in any way they can -- but hey, didn't they come here to party too?

Nope, too soon

Considering she doesn't even think planning should start yet, I doubt she minds being overloaded later.

Crying Over Mismatched Linens

The problem: The place cards just came back from the printer, and the color of the ink is a little off from the print on your invites. Or the best man's boutonniere has a hint of baby's breath where you'd specified berries. Let's face it, even the most perfectly planned wedding is sure to hit a few bumps along the way.

Nope, so not me

Blowing Your Budget

The problem: You came up with a number. You did some research. You revised the number. You started planning ... and now that number's not going to cut it. Budgeting for a wedding can be the stuff of nuptial nightmares -- but that doesn't mean you should elope.

Yep, a year in this is a big one

This starts out with being under budget, and then realizing that a friend you planned on doing something is backing out, a professional misquoted a price. Often when people offer to do stuff for you it's just too good to be true. Plan on having professionals do all you tasks, it will save a lot of stress and maybe a friendship too.

Saving Your Place Cards for the Morning Of

The problem: Right now, it might seem weird to have a basic sketch of your seating plan or all of your favors tagged and ready to go. But other than taking up a little extra space in your closet, they're not causing any harm -- and they will actually save you a ton of stress a month or two down the line. The closer the wedding gets, the busier you'll be, so making (and sticking to) your timeline is essential.

Too soon

Jumping too Quickly Into Picking the Bridal Party

The problem: You hastily selected the people who were closest to you at that time, neglecting the people that were with you for many years before. When it comes to picking your bridal party members, give it some time before you contact anyone. There may be conflicts between who you'd like to ask and who expects you to ask them. You'll want to identify those problems before you make any announcements. In most cases, it's inevitable that you'll have to do some damage control, but you'll most likely feel better if you ask after having thought long and hard about your choices.

Yup! This is my BIGGEST regret!

I opened my mouth before actually sitting down and considering what people I have know the longest, which people will lower my stress rate and not raise it! Also female friends expect to be a bridesmaid, even if they rarely talk to you or you two lost contact. Is it worth letting a close friend stand up for you if someone else really wants it. Does everyone in your wedding know the responsibility in holding the title of bridesmaid, or are they after being the center of attention in a pretty dress? Blindly picking people you are close to now is not a bad thing, but will you still be closest to them in a year? Does one of your bridesmaids have a tendencey of drifting in and out of your life? How about one you fight with just as much as you're friends with? Or one that annoys you more often than helps you? Yeah think before you pick your bridal party.

Mar. 19th, 2009

Garden Song (Mallet)


Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe
And a piece of fertile ground

Inch by inch, row by row
Someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below
Till the rain comes tumblin’ down

PulIin’ weeds and pickin’ stones
Man is made of dreams and bones
Feel the need to grow my own
Cause the time is close at hand

Grain for grain, sun and rain
Find my way in nature’s chain
Tune my body and my brain
To the music from the land (Chorus)

Plant your rows straight and long
Temper them with prayer and song
Mother earth will make you strong
If you give her love and care

An old crow watching hungrily
From his perch in yonder tree
In my garden I’m as free
As that feathered thief up there (Chorus)

Sleeping not dead.

I finished my story for nanowrimo. I am dating the best guy in the world and am happy.
I am finishing my masters. There it is.

Nov. 4th, 2008

Second chapter ready if anyone want to read it I'll email it.

Here's a taste:

“Why didn’t the wolf get Red right away?”
“Wolves like to stalk their prey before taking it in”
“Why didn’t the wolf go after squirrel or something?”
“Some types of predators prefer small children”

Oct. 29th, 2008

If you haven't read my story please help me out by reading it.

NaNoWriMo 2 my story

Here is a story I have been reworking over the last two years here and there... It started as a one page story and has evolved into a 5 page story... Soon to evolve into a 175 page story

Just ask me and I will email a hard copy... it's hard to read on here

This is around 2600 words... Which means I have to

A. Beef this up
B. write 10 more of these fairy tales this month

So far I have Cinderella, a gay rights piece (mother)

I am going to write...

Little Red Riding Hood, a tale of conservative values (father)
Rumpelstiltzkin, a tale of Free trade (mother)
The match girl, a tale of capitalism (father)
Sleeping Beauty, a tale of date rape(cousin)
Twelve Dancing Princesses, a tale of parental obedience (father)
The Princess and The Pea, a tale about deciding whats good for yourself versus what other people say is good for you.
Three Billy Goats Gruff, a tale about fighting for your rights (mother)
The Nightengale, a tale about appreciating what you have (Step-dad)
Goldielocks and the Three Bears, a tale about getting something for nothing. (Father)
The Little Mermaid, a tail of realizing your dreams.(Step-mother)

the final chapter will be the Three little pigs, told by the daughter. It will be a story about all the other ones.

?Help a sister out... give me ideas...

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