whatawaytoburn: ([Angels] On the ground)
This is a fundraiser to help a family. I know I've gotten people to be very kind to people I know before but I'm hoping that, maybe, I can get you all to be nice and kind and brilliant to me again. but

My mother recently took a pay cut which, in and of itself, is not that big of a deal. We have enough money to survive and even a little money to help out my aunt and her husband.

But not enough.

My aunt is physically disabled and in the process of getting SSi8, my uncle, who had a job, god fired several months ago over an incident that involved his son. Right now, they have three children, none of them old enough to actually get a job on their own.

Their car recently gave out and the woman whose home they've been renting is dealing with her brother dying of cancer and is flying to and from Alaska, thus she can't really help them the way she had been before.

My uncles other son, the one who isn't one of my aunt's children and living with them, just had a child and he's having to deal with the fact that he cant' be there to help support that child.

It's just a big mess, really.

The main thing I am trying to do is get enough money to pay for a car. We can skim our finds over and help them make rent and food but not having a car cripples any ability my uncle has of going out and looking for work and none of the kids are on a business. Right now, they are getting by with my mother's car whenever she can give it up but it's terribly difficult.

My goal is $2,000. I understand that it's a lot of money and I don't expect to get all of it but that is the amount I am trying to get between myself, my mother and anything I can do through the internet. It would hopefully be enough to get them a car and be enough that they have some money to help with the living expensies.

I know, I know it's asking a lot but even if you can't donate, please, please signal boost this as much as you can. I really want to be able to help people I care about.



Edit: After fiddling around a bit and some helpful donations, we have $780 dollars. Some of that needs to go to taking care of a bank issue if I can't get it worked out but that's how much we were able to dig up from bacially...everywhere. I'm still hoping to reach my inital goal but I thought I would give an update.












whatawaytoburn: ([Sanctuary[ Tesla smiles)
So, since sometime yesterday, I have been trying really hard to resist writing Nikola Tesla/Jekyll/Hyde. I know that it's screwing with the stuff set up in Sanctuary but I don't care. This is what AUs are for.

Beyond that, I've just been spending my days getting ready for NaNo/Ni90/the madness that is going to be November. I want to *start* already but I am holding off. I am probably going to go write more fic for the meme I did the other day though. Because I can and it will make me feel like I am doing something.

There is apparently going to be dinner at one of my aunt's friends places today, as it was my mother's birthday yesterday and they want to celebrate. I don't really care either way as long as I am home b midnight and since the kids need to go trick or treating, that's definitely happening.

On a completely unrelated subject, I am planning to watch all the TV today before November starts. Spooks and Sanctuary are both queued up and waiting for me to watch them which is exciting. I've been borrowing in musicals all day, so I kind of need to get my brain in gear for watching things but you know.

Aaaand I think that's it. I could have done this in list form, I realize but I didn't think about that. Oh well.
whatawaytoburn: ([Sanctuary] Pissed)
I told my aunt about the engagement. That....didn't go well.

She basically told me that I'm being a selfish bitch and I shouldn't even bother telling my mother because it's not going to happen anyway.

Gotta love having family support.
whatawaytoburn: (Misc: Writing)
So, I am in the process of dying my hair and feeding myself. I wasn't actually planning to dye it but Sofu was willing to drive me to Walgreens after I helped her deliver some mail and well, here I am.

As for food...food is tasty.

Alex should be coming home soon and then tomorrow we are off to go cosmic bowling with my family for a birthday. *shrug* It should be...something.

I am still trying to write my damn fic for [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest but my brain keeps going to [community profile] kink_bingo and coming up with random things I want to do for it. I keep meaning to copy down my card and make notes for what I want to do but I keep failing at that.

I think, after I am done with my hair and have consumed food and I am not too tired, I'm going to try and plug away at fic again. I had actually started early yesterday but then my computer twitched and I lost everything I had done. It kinda puts me off working on it but I want to finish, damnit!

My food is boiling, I should go tend to that instead of talking about nothing that interesting on journals. *toddles off*
whatawaytoburn: (Default)
Things what are pleasing:
- my girlfriend. (Who probably makes me pathetically happy but fuck if I care. She is a brilliant being, she is.)
- the fact that I have managed to type this much without anything happening to my text.
- The fact that my brain is no more physically screwed up than it has ever been
- Sleep.
- My aunt's fascination with ThinkGeek.
0 Cafes with tasty food and nice people.
0 The fact that, despite my attempts to write posts (and tags for that matter) failing miserably, it has had little to do with the fact that I've been in the wrong state of mind. (Hurrah for outside influences?)
- My mother being mostly tolerable.
- We have everything to make brownies whenever I feel up to it.

Things what are not pleasing:
- Waking up with a headache and not three minutes after, having something fall into my eye and being unable to flush it out.
- Doctors, especially neurologists but really, doctors in general.
- The fact that, because he has no battery at the moment, I can't unplug him. This has happened and I have lost tags/posts multiple times today.
- The bits of my mother that are not tolerable, even now.
- My own occasional fail. (Had to look over something before the neurologist and really would have been better looking at it while I was still at home).

There are other things that belong on these lists but I am still not awake. I am going to attempt to stay in the world of the conscious and hopefully get though some tags/do some productive Embassy stuff then....Meh, I don't know. Things. Useful things and if not useful tan at least interesting. The words are interchangeable to me at this point.
whatawaytoburn: (Default)
Gifts:
- Two bags (one for general use and one for clothes and stuff when I go to spend the night at Sofu's)
- Edward Scissorhands
- A cook book
- An MP3 player (I deem her post-Serenity River)
- Two pairs of socks
- A bottle of perfume
- Body lotion
- A robe
- Four packages of tiny coffee
- A box of mints
- A stuffed unicorn
- A few sweets

Glad everything is said and done. Holidays are nice but I hate running around and it's nice to know that I will be back at home this time tomorrow.

Doctor Who happens at one point or another tomorrow and I'm considering making more brownies for the occasion, if only cause I figure they will be tasty and a consolation if the ep sucks.

Going to try and write something before I go to bed tonight since I'm not that tired. I've got things in mind, so we'll see how that goes. Worst comes to worst, I'm going to poke at old prompts.
whatawaytoburn: (DW: Eight smiles)
Happy holidays! Whether it's Christmas or the day or whatever else you'd like to be wished.

Frantically getting ready has already started around here. Food is baking, people are running in and out trying to get things and I am...Well, poking the internet. Granted this is only until my mother gets back with strawberries and alcohol so I can start the last two deserts I need to make but eh.

Going back to the apartment later because I left my Christmas gifts and then around 7:30 we go to my aunts for the proper celebrating. Then tomorrow I'm off with that side of the family to spend the day with Chris' mother and then Saturday I go home again.

Mmm, I think it's actually starting to feel like the season. Neat.

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