Monday, December 9, 2013
Nutcracker Advent Day 9
A few months ago, some family friends (Mrs S.D. from Take's acknowledgements and her kids) were over and we were going through so boxes for some odd reason. I forget what was in the boxes, but I pulled out this nutcracker and squealed quite loudly, earning an odd look from the oldest son. (Who is three years my junior, may I point out.) Of course, I'm used to odd looks.
While I'm not sure where or how I got him, I do know I've had him since before I was nine, since he's in my nine-year-old birthday picture. (My mom used to get professional pictures done of us at our birthdays, with various things that we love to show our personalities. I actually had one where I dressed up as Clara ... but I don't remember how old I was. The dress was too big for me though, so I ended up wearing it for many years after that.)
Oh, and we'd appreciate prayers for our family this week. For legal reasons, I can't give details, but there is a blog entry on the root cause about four years back. Basically, we'll be going through a lot of emotional stress.
But on a happier note, my dad just found my birth certificate, so I can finally go get official ID so that I can exist again ... and use my bank account and library card ... (And, TomWildRose, this means that I'll probably be making a big book order soon, and should be able to finally get your copy of The Ankulen to you!)
It was becoming terribly annoying, not existing ... I mean, yesterday, we went to the library and Mom wouldn't let me check out a single book! I have to content myself with the four hundred books that are on my new kindle. (Yes, NEW kindle. I've been saving up for some time to upgrade the second-hand one that I own, and on Thanksgiving, the huge DX version was on sale, so I convinced an Uncle who had Prime to help me get it. I still need to give him a bit more money, but since I have a job - and soon ID - and will be payed today, I should be able to get him the money next time I see him.)