Not much of an update, but I thought I'd write something about the holidays before it seemed to far in the past to bother. Christmas was all right, though I really wasn't in the holiday spirit much this year. Cassie got Monster High dolls, as usual, and Walt got Legos and DVDs and clothes, and they were both quite happy with their gifts. Trudy and her family came over Christmas eve and we had a pretty simple dinner, ham and roasted brussels sprouts, stuffing and mashed potatoes, and lots of Baileys. Cassie was just getting over the upper respiratory crud so we kept Christmas day pretty quiet. Christina, Franke and Brett came over and we played a few rounds of We Didn't Playtest This At All
and ate pie. Cassie recovered from the crud, and had an epic sleepover on New Year's eve. I had six girls here between the ages of 10 and 15. The last one only just went home yesterday.
Then Cassie woke up this morning around 4, sick as could be all over again. Fever, cough, headache, stomach ache, the whole enchilada. She even said if she doesn't feel better by Tuesday she'll agree to go back to the doctor, which means she's at almost Ebola on the pain scale
. She's coughed for hours on and off, then has dozed fitfully today.
Fandom wise there isn't much going on. It's truly Hellatus, with both Supernatural and Revolution on pause. Thank goodness Revolution comes back this week, though I had to admit I'm kinda scared for its future. I've read multiple cancellation prediction charts that have it listed as "sure to be cancelled at the end of this season". Which sucks, because it's improved so much this year. If year One had been this strong, I think the numbers would be very different. And the fandom just isn't growing very much. What fandom there is seems to mostly ship Charlie and Monroe and just OH GOD NO.
And Supernatural, while I'll always love the characters, I feel disconnected from the show. I think it should have gone out strong two seasons ago.
Sherlock is good, though there's a shift in the mood and tone that I can't quite put my finger on that I'm not loving. Too many quick cuts, too music video-esque or something. Not quite as moody. This Sherlock isn't as dark.
Nightvale continues to be a source of pure joy. I've read more Nightvale fic in the last couple of months than I have of any other fandom in years.