This weekend we celebrated my son's birthday. Each year he picks a theme and we do it up with a decorated cake, props, costumes etc. The first one was Winnie the Pooh. Over the years we've had Fairies, Dinosaurs, Dragons, Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Pokemon, Harry Potter (twice), Pirates, Midsummer Night's Dream, Robin Hood and this year -- Doctor Who.

[personal profile] uncledark spent three days building a TARDIS from a refigerator box I picked up. It took six cans of blue spray pain. We made it so it opens and put it across the front door, so guests had to enter through it. Made it look "bigger on the inside." My son dressed as the newest Doctor (the 11th, played by Matt Smith), while two of his friends came as the 10th and the 9th. There were three Amy Ponds, River Song and one of the villians Madame Kovarian. My husbands dressed as Captain Jack and The Master ([personal profile] uncledark). My sister, [profile] scificangel, came as Donna Noble (more pics at her journal). I was a Weeping Angel. It's 8 AM now, and there are eight teenagers passed out in my liivng room from the slumber party.

Doing these theme parties is great for the adults (fans all) as well as the kids. We got to put a lot of our creative talents to work. I like doing costumes and cake decorating. So here is my "Starry Night TARDIS" cake I did for ther party.

Here is the "Starry Night TARDIS" cake pictures:

I know, I have been absent from fandom since March 4 when our scumbag now-ex-landlord gave us notice. The house sold. The new owners are nice and reasonable people. They have given us the extra time we needed to find a new place and pack our very large household. We are packing and still packing.

This week's good news was that we finally signed a new lease on a house and will be moving on the 16th. That gives us a week to finish packing here. Then the clean up. Then the unpacking at the new place. All things considered, I will probably be missing from online communities for another month.

I miss you all.
Meme seen at both [profile] eroticjames and [personal profile] duskpeterson:

I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...she likes office supplies." I'd love it if every single person who's friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. Then post this in your own journal. In return, ask me anything you'd like to know about me and I'll give you an answer.
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( Sep. 23rd, 2010 12:05 am)
Today, September 23, is Bisexual Pride Day. In honor of that, I thank everyone who has supported me and others who have claimed our desires. I am bisexual, always have been. I remember crushes on both girls and boys when I was as young as eight. I have been blessed with both male and female lovers through-out my life. May we all - of all orientations and genders - follow our bliss and celebrate the diversity of love.

These are samples of work by artist MirAngel, who has volutneered to donate the money for painting or drawing commissions toward the fundraiser for buying our house.

See her profile on DeviantArt:

Down the page is information about commissions. Click on her Gallery to see the range of art she can do.

She does both original and fan art. Just talk to her about what you want and let her know that it's to benefit "The Rabbits" as my family is nicknamed.

Meanthile, thanks to everyone who has ordered books and sent donations. We're working hard to pull this together. It would be wonderful to not be uprooted again and finally have our own place.
OMG! We might be able to buy our house! We have to buy our house or move. The irony is that moving will cost us just a much as the closing costs to buy it, but don't have enough for either. With moving we would have a couple more months to save up. To buy it we are going to need it this month. We have about half of the closing costs at the moment.

If I have to move, that means several months I won't be able to spend writing either. We've been here five years and the stability has been very productive for me as a writer. I don't want to have to uproot myself again. We are scrambling to see if we can pull it together instead of having to start packing.

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