Yesterday, my mother and I donated five bags of toys to Interfaith Clothing Centers
, which is pretty much what the name is. They gather clothing, toys, and school supplies and then give them out to local families in need through a network of religious institutions. I've got another bag of toys, plus at least three bags of clothes to go through and drop off, possibly as soon as next weekend, plus a whole pile of old board games and things in the dining room.
I'm also prepping furniture and baby things to give to A Wider Circle
, which focuses on getting families--especially new families--settled with the things they need to make a home. Finally, all this "junk" that's been sitting around my house can be repurposed and given to someone who can use it.
Also went driving yesterday. I'm slowly getting better with this; it would help if I actually practiced more often. :(
I'm still playing catch-up with classwork stuff. I have some seventy pages to read and take notes on for history, plus three powerpoints, and twenty pages to read for art history. And I'm waiting for the music prof to get back to me with the powerpoints I missed. All I can say is yargh.
Oh, and I quit my job on Friday. Retail hell would have been survivable, but I really didn't appreciate being shat on regularly because I was the newest employee. The 'rents are already paying for all the necessities--which all I'm spending, anyway, now that D*C is over--so I'm not really hurting for money. And considering how my mental state has been, I'm not ready for the added stress that particular job was causing. Maybe I'll resume the hunt in a few weeks.
Once I'm caught up for the semester, there will be fic. I have a collection of short things that are close to done that I intend to pick off one by one. And not just Stargate; there's Harry Potter and original stuff on that list, as well as crossovers such as An Apple a Day
and the Stargate/X-Files one I mentioned at the D*C general fanfic panel. I'm going to do my own Bunny Euthanasia Project
this October, in the hope of clearing my To Write list and bringing it down to manageable sizes.
I do intend to finish my stargate_summer
on my own, rather than wait until next year. Quick opinion poll: The first part is already done, and the second will be done soon. Do people want me to post in installments--knowing that this is not
some endless WIP--or just wait until it's all done?