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25 July 2012 @ 12:41 pm
A bullet list  
Because that's what life seems to be reduced to lately!

~ We are adding an upstairs to our house, and everything is crazy and chaos. All of our stuff is sandwiched into half our house, with these little paths for us to move around and exist through it, like a maze. The rest of the house doesn't have a roof, but the second story is beginning to go up, and they are sheathing the roof today, so it should have roofing on it by the end of the weekend. 

This is both very exciting, and stressful. However, I will have my own jewelry studio when it's done, which is nothing short of AWESOME.

~ Legend of Korra got picked up for a total of 52 episodes! How awesome is that??

~ My graduate program is kicking my ass. Okay, so it probably wouldn't be as bad if we weren't doing the remodel at the same time. I have two more weeks of my current class, and then I'm taking two weeks off.

~ Summer shows are back, which means Covert Affairs, White Collar, Suits, Rizzoli & Isles...I am enjoying them all, but having trouble just keeping up with them, much less posting about them. 

~ Mark and I have added a Disney vacation to the schedule for March, with some friends we've gone with before. Right now, I wish I was in Disneyland. We will need the vacation for sure after finishing this project. Too bad it is so far away!

~ I am considering applying to a graduate program for a Masters in Popular Fiction, in which you basically write a novel for it, with mentoring by industry people who participate. At this point, why not make school work FOR my writing, instead of keeping me from it?? We'll see. I haven't fully decided yet, but I'm definitely seriously considering. 

~ Jewelry business is going pretty well. I'm getting more and more orders for engagement/wedding rings, which is both exciting, and nerve wracking. I mean, if any piece of jewelry needs to be perfect, it's a wedding ring! 

And that's the current state of Rhien. How is everyone else?? Are people still around and posting? 
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roseaponiroseaponi on July 25th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'm here... Slowly burning out lately with kids, but we just bought a bunch of Myazaki movies and booked a Disney vacation for November, and someone in the UK bought 150 postcards with my Beauty and the Beast design, so it isn't all deadly boring around here :)
rhienellethrhienelleth on July 26th, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Awesome! We love going to Disney in November. :) And congrats, I'm glad the postcards are doing well.
The Mad Lorimadlori on July 25th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
I am currently mainlining White Collar. Never watched it. Mwa ha ha ha.
rhienellethrhienelleth on July 26th, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
It's a great show! I think it just gets better as it goes along. :)
Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on July 25th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
You don't wish you were in Disneyland right now, LOL. VERY crowded this summer since CarsLand opened in DCA.

When you come back, if you're interested on discounts on anything, let me know, and my daughter can arrange to meet you for shopping.

I'm finishing up a novel right now and hope to edit it next month.
rhienellethrhienelleth on July 26th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, right! I hope the crowds thin a bt by March. It's too bad we're limited to Mark's teaching schedule; it means we have to take our vacations when 90% of everyone else does, too.

Wow, that would be awesome! We try to buy a piece of art every time we go, do the discounts extend there? Otherwise its the usual - sweatshirts, etc. :)

Congrats on the novel! I confess, I am jealous. I wish I had more writing time right now.
Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on August 2nd, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, she gets a discount on the art, too. 35% on everything except CD's and videos and such. (The latter are a lower discount.)

Thanks. Do you see any chance of more writing time any time soon?
Nu: misc-an apple a dayquiet_rebel on July 26th, 2012 07:28 am (UTC)
Oh, is the Master's at Seton Hill University? That's where I went! If you have any questions about the program, let me know! It's definitely worth it! Great community with great instructors! And yes, it's pretty awesome that your thesis is basically a market-ready manuscript :)
rhienellethrhienelleth on July 26th, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'm looking at both Seton Hill, and the University of Southern Maine. The programs seem really similar, but Maine's is about half the cost, which is why I'm leaning in that direction. After my current graduate program, I'm already going to owe an awful lot in student loans; trying to keep that amount down as much as possible.
xlanaxlana on July 27th, 2012 12:25 am (UTC)
Could you email me a link to the programs? That sounds interesting. (Yes, I suppose I could search for it but this way I get RhienMail!)