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So, apparently, none of my browsers are digging the new WordPress plug-in “Gutenberg.” I haven’t been able to figure out why I haven’t been able to post the last few weeks… I deactivated “Gutenberg,” and presto change-o, problem solved-o. Problem-solving got me all like:

Unfortunately, some of the written pieces I was working on got lost in translation… but I did manage to add four new poems to the writing section. I have some more notebooks to go through, but I am hoping by the end of the weekend, I can get the writing section beefed up. Here’s to hoping, anyhow! Things tend to change a lot right now in my life within like… five seconds. I’m glad to be busy, though, so I can’t complain too much.

I’m on my office computer right now because I was testing out the WordPress thing to make sure it wasn’t just my computer being a douche, so this is a short little thing – I have a lot of stuff to talk about, so please expect a lengthy entry either later tonight or tomorrow. 😀

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I am back, my friends! There was a little hiccup in my web hosting (old billing information – bloody nightmare), but I have sorted out all of those issues, and I am back.

I am so grateful that A Small Orange just suspended my account, instead of terminating it, because having to start over again with a new domain and a new blog and all of that nonsense would have been a nightmare. Especially now that I am starting to make plans and get things how I want them. You can’t really tell at the moment, but lets just say that I have a lot of things in the “draft” that are just waiting for their final edits. 

Actual phone of me creepin’. Just kidding… or am I? :p 

So! Getting back to it. This past week has been a bit stressful and full of anxiety because Miss Em started kindergarten. Little rascal is so determined to do everything herself; she won’t even let us take her to school in the morning. This morning I had to put her on the bus and I was just a ball of nerves. 80% of the children in my neighbourhood aren’t even kids, they’re teenage boys, and I just… watch way too much Forensic Files and SVU. A legitimate concern, I think, but try explaining that to a 5-year-old who only hears “NO BUS.” She did well, though.

So… this new WordPress editor is interesting? Still figuring out the kinks. Might just stick with classic, but it’s similar to the new LJ editor but fancier. 

Anyhow. I’m glad to be back. There is a lot of stuff on the way. 🙂 

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Be right back, slowly perishing in the heat. 

We actually had an extreme heat warning this morning, which… is insanity to me. It was expected to rise to about 40°C (104°F) in some areas. I can’t even comprehend that. 

Needless to say, I have been hiding inside in the air conditioning. My boss came back from lunch and said that it “wasn’t too bad,” but her version of awful temperatures and mine… much, much different. She’s from Africa, after all. Much hotter there than here in good ol’ British Columbia. 

I also had to dig out my respirator (aka my Bane mask) because of all the smoke from the wildfires. Between the fires in California, here in the province and in Ontario… the smoke is nice and thick and chunky. There’s a fire of about 600 hectares 45 minutes away from my house, and the ash had blanketed my yard and my mom’s truck the other morning. I woke up and my lungs were so tight that I had to use both my inhalers (which I hate doing – gives me palpitations like crazy) just to function semi-normally. 

Having flash backs of the evacuation last year, too. I was so lucky last year, who’s to say that that luck will repeat itself, right? 

Between the heat, the smoke, and the anxiety, August has been a pretty banger. Not. 

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