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21 August 2017 @ 10:36 am
Back, and stuff!  
I've been off gallivanting for a coupla weeks--first, up to the UP and then straight down to Disneyworld--and I'm DONE with driving for a while. At any rate, there were many adventures! Didn't see a bear up north (the hubs did, boooo), but I did see an eagle and a fox. And a charming little rose-breasted grosbeak that hung out by my friend's family cabin, off Lake Superior. It was a tad drizzly, which was perfect for "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", that ran through my brain in a constant loop.

Then we made a beeline for Florida, and somewhere around Georgia, there was a suspicious wobble and we pulled over just in time to find that we'd lost FOUR lug nuts out of one tire. One valiant lug nut was keeping us from potentially dying, going 70 mphs, on a Georgia highway. We had just gotten new tires, and the mechanic had over-tightened the bolts, causing them to twist and weaken. My husband had BIG WORDS with Midas. Apart from that, the trip was busy and much fun! If anyone gets to Disneyworld, check out the new Pandora-land thingy and rides; pretty cool stuff. Glowy plants, riding those blue dragon critters--can you tell I don't know squat about the movie? Still, the whole fam enjoyed it.

Okay, SO! Now, to something that really tickled my heartspot: lennelle gifted me with the most wonderful portrait of Sam from my ficlet 'And She Was'. I swear, it's so, SO lovely ... both from an artistic and emotive front. I'll tease you here, but you MUST go to her journal and see the whole thing. It's just delicious.

Sam, post curse, for my fic 'And She Was'

(click image to be transported to the whole shebang!)

I can't express how really sweet it is to receive art. As a fan artist (primarily), I seldom get art done for my fics. [personal profile] beelikej cooked up a really excellent comm in The Quickie Bang, for which this art was done. Check out all of the comm's offerings! <3<3<3
Amber: Bumamberdreams on August 21st, 2017 09:32 pm (UTC)
Welcome home! Lenelle's art is just so very lovely, in every way. I keep telling her she should do more, and especially do something for the RB. Which reminds me, I need to check all the inboxes and guff. Dammit. I'll do that tomorrow morning before I try drawing my friend's 3 legged dog as a little gift for her.

And bloody hell, that sounded like a very lucky escape with the tyres! A rocket under that mechanic, methinks.

Edited at 2017-08-21 09:33 pm (UTC)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on August 22nd, 2017 07:48 pm (UTC)
YES, lennelle needs to sign up for spn_reversebang. *cough cough*
lennelle: pic#125421085lennelle on August 22nd, 2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm thinking of ideas (possibly involving a dragon)... but I'm not making any promises yet ;)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on August 22nd, 2017 09:33 pm (UTC)
Icarus was a test pilot: Crabapple in snowgalwithglasses on August 22nd, 2017 12:33 am (UTC)
You went to the UP! I was there a week ago. That's my homeland. 8-) Lake Superior is the lake all others aspire to be. I'm glad you had fun and avoided an accident with the tire. Yikes!
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on August 22nd, 2017 07:50 pm (UTC)
It was so gorgeous. I loved it. If not for the snow, and the distance, I'd stay!
madebyme_x: Defaultmadebyme_x on August 22nd, 2017 09:56 am (UTC)
Yikes! Sounds like you had a lucky escape there with the car, but yay for all the travels and adventures! I loved Lennelle's art, and it must be extra special to receive as an artist! Take care :)
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on August 22nd, 2017 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, on all accounts!
milly_gal: SMILE Lucimilly_gal on August 24th, 2017 08:49 am (UTC)
Dude, that was a lucky escape, BE CAREFUL! We like you, lots! Sounds like you've had a blast though, tiring but a blast :DDD
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: Black-eyed Samquickreaver on August 24th, 2017 02:16 pm (UTC)
SO LUCKY. I can't even tell you how gobsmacked I was with the luck. That could've been the end of our entire family. Life has a purpose for us, I guess!
milly_galmilly_gal on August 26th, 2017 04:01 pm (UTC)
Most definitely! *hugs*