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I got the boxes of Christmas things out of storage this morning, so I can actually get my decorations up for 1st advent on Sunday. And it hit me all at once, 2014 is ALMOST OVER. It feels like it was just New Years, but somehow it also feels like the longest year I ever lived through. So much stress and worry and tears but I suppose also a lot of heartening support and learning who my friends are as well as who *I* am.

I just want to say such a HUGE thank you to all my wonderful fandom friends who have been such support this year, I really don't know where I'd be without you all (incredibly lonely, for one :().

Looking forward to Christmas and New Years and a MUCH happier 2015. And if there's ever anything I can do to pay back (or forward) kindness everyone has shown me, let me know. :)
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A long overdue update, because this ongoing drama isn't leaving much energy for being online doing serious things.

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who donated money/gave their love to our fundraiser. Thanks to you we still have a place to live!

As some of you may know on Twitter, my landlord is still threating eviction though. But the positive thing is social services have taken notice now and it looks like they will help me clear up the rest of the owed rent within a month. So we should be sorted for that.

On the other hand, as I wrote on the fundraising page, I had to put a lot of this months budget as well as the donations towards paying off some debt and paying the month's rent early, which has put me back for payments on other bills and left us with very little money for the rest of the month. One of the late bills is my internet and if I don't pay that within two weeks my service will be cut. Which, not a HUGE deal, can certainly live without it. But still, if there's anyone who'd still like to contribute towards settling those bills/food for us for the next week or so, I would again be eternally thankful. I'm counting on this being the last time I have to ask. :)
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Going to do something I don't normally do here and mix my offline life with fandom life.

Some of you may know that I got an eviction notice for unpaid rent last week. Rent which I cannot pay because I got sick and no one wants to take financial responsibility for myself and my two year old son. Rent which I thought I had reached an understanding with my landlord about (because me and my son have nowhere else to go if evicted).

I have until June 24th to pay off the owed rent in order to "win back" my apartment - this is actual law and not a maybe. A few of you who know have offered to help out with donations towards hopefully scraping together enough to keep us in our much-loved home. After a bazillion phonecalls trying to sort this situation, I have decided to accept any donations that can be given because I am just desperate at this stage.

I have therefore made a crowdfunding page which has some more info (I will also accept direct Paypal transfers if you'd rather donate that way, contact me privately for details):

http://www.gofundme.com/a586bg

I think if I can scrape together a part payment by the 24th I can get an extended deadline to raise the rest. I really appreciate any and all donations and I promise that I will pay your kindness forwards as soon as I'm able to. (If there's anything else I can do for anyone - betaing, proofreading, some survey, a story, a gift from Sweden when I can afford, feel free to approach me. I will gladly help out where possible as a thank you!)

Feel free to singal boost this wherever you can, I am way too desperate right now to feel ashamed about getting help from strangers!
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Yes! I'm back with a brand spanking new laptop - much sooner than expected too, maybe I get to have some luck in life! :D I've gone through Aftercare Fest and think (hope) I got everything into the Masterlist. Need to spend some time moving into this laptop before I get cracking on fics and stuff tho. :) 
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Day 7: In your own space, share something non-fannish about yourself. A passion or a hobby or a talent, something that people might not know about you. We are more than just our fandoms.

In which I ramble. A lot. No news there? )
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Found this going through oooold cd-roms. Not sure where I originally found it, but I thought it was cute, so I'm sharing! :)

Why can't adults? )
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Well, I think most people know my news by now. But, for those that don't, I'm pregnant. :) 

This means that I've had to pull out of a few challenges and might be a bit slow updating fics and stuff. Obviously my main concern atm is the health and future of myself and the little tot and not fandom. ^^ But the circumstances are stressful and all that so believe me, I'll still be around when I can to take a break now and then. 

Anyway, I made a separate, friend's only journal for pregnancy and baby updates. It's probably just going to be babble (tho maybe I'll sneak in some pics and stuff), but for people who want to follow it, and maybe support, give advice or just squee with me, you can find it at [livejournal.com profile] babyrainbow.

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