Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kennash in ‘No Exit’ (1x18)

Monday, August 18, 2014
This chapter is dedicated to the amazing PiperHolmes! Happy Birthday, my friend!

How Lord Grantham was Won Over
"Is the parlour swept?" asked Sybil, from the kitchen where she was making biscuits and cucumber sandwiches. "Mama and Papa will be arriving in the next half hour."
Tom, meanwhile, was frantically rushing around while Nora napped to make the cottage presentable to Sybil’s parents who had been invited to tea that afternoon. “That’s next, once I plump the pillows for the sofa.” It wasn’t that they didn’t keep the cottage clean and livable. It just wasn’t sufficient for the likes of visitors.
In the days that followed the cricket game, Sybil, Tom and Nora had settled into a happy routine at the cottage, with Sybil looking after their home and Nora, while Tom had worked with Matthew on modernizing the estate. Each evening when he had returned home from work, Tom had marveled at what Sybil had accomplished during the day. One day it had been new curtains for the kitchen. Another had been cutting the lawn with their push mower.

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This chapter is dedicated to the amazing PiperHolmes! Happy Birthday, my friend!

How Lord Grantham was Won Over

"Is the parlour swept?" asked Sybil, from the kitchen where she was making biscuits and cucumber sandwiches. "Mama and Papa will be arriving in the next half hour."

Tom, meanwhile, was frantically rushing around while Nora napped to make the cottage presentable to Sybil’s parents who had been invited to tea that afternoon. “That’s next, once I plump the pillows for the sofa.” It wasn’t that they didn’t keep the cottage clean and livable. It just wasn’t sufficient for the likes of visitors.

In the days that followed the cricket game, Sybil, Tom and Nora had settled into a happy routine at the cottage, with Sybil looking after their home and Nora, while Tom had worked with Matthew on modernizing the estate. Each evening when he had returned home from work, Tom had marveled at what Sybil had accomplished during the day. One day it had been new curtains for the kitchen. Another had been cutting the lawn with their push mower.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014
piperholmes:


Tom Branson and his girls

"So," Lord Grantham began awkwardly, as he did most conversations with his Irish son-in-law. "Another baby?"
Tom couldn’t help the pink of his cheeks, not sure he’d ever get used to such intimate conversations with his former employer.
"So it appears," he answered, accepting the tumbler the Earl handed him.
"And your…" Robert hesitated, swirling the amber liquid around in his own cup. "income is sufficient to support a third child?"
Tom pressed his lips tightly, forcing his breathing to stay steady, forcing the insult into the part of his mind that stored every snide remark or condescension the Crawleys bestowed on him and his wife.  Time and fatherhood had taught him many lessons, patience and forgiveness foremost among them.
"We have sufficient for our needs," he said simply.
His father-in-law nodded before taking a sip of his drink, knowing that was all the answer he was going to get.
"Another girl do you think?" Robert asked.
Tom smirked, surprised by how funny he found the idea of him having three daughters with one of the Earl of Grantham’s three daughters.  He knew Robert and Cora had wanted a boy, and knew what a disappointment it must have been for Sybil to have been a girl; though he couldn’t claim to ever find it a disappointment.
"I can only hope so," Tom said, his smile genuine.
For scarletcourt  I hope your recuperation continues to go well and you are back to feel better in no time! 

Love this! This is perfect!

piperholmes:

Tom Branson and his girls

"So," Lord Grantham began awkwardly, as he did most conversations with his Irish son-in-law. "Another baby?"

Tom couldn’t help the pink of his cheeks, not sure he’d ever get used to such intimate conversations with his former employer.

"So it appears," he answered, accepting the tumbler the Earl handed him.

"And your…" Robert hesitated, swirling the amber liquid around in his own cup. "income is sufficient to support a third child?"

Tom pressed his lips tightly, forcing his breathing to stay steady, forcing the insult into the part of his mind that stored every snide remark or condescension the Crawleys bestowed on him and his wife.  Time and fatherhood had taught him many lessons, patience and forgiveness foremost among them.

"We have sufficient for our needs," he said simply.

His father-in-law nodded before taking a sip of his drink, knowing that was all the answer he was going to get.

"Another girl do you think?" Robert asked.

Tom smirked, surprised by how funny he found the idea of him having three daughters with one of the Earl of Grantham’s three daughters.  He knew Robert and Cora had wanted a boy, and knew what a disappointment it must have been for Sybil to have been a girl; though he couldn’t claim to ever find it a disappointment.

"I can only hope so," Tom said, his smile genuine.

For scarletcourt  I hope your recuperation continues to go well and you are back to feel better in no time!

Love this! This is perfect!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Kenna x insight

(Source: queensmaker)

Friday, August 15, 2014

piperholmes replied to your post: Car is officially totalled. :( Will be…

Wait…WHAT HAPPENED?!?!?!

Basically, I was rear-ended in a car accident that totalled my car a week ago tonight and sustained a mild concussion. For more info, check out this link:

http://scarletcourt.tumblr.com/tagged/car-accident

Sorry for not spelling it all out again. The concussion gives me headaches when I focus too much.

Car is officially totalled. :( Will be getting a cheque from my insurance broker sometime next week. Have to turn in the rental by end of day Friday, Aug 22. So time to rev up operation find a new car.

Thank goodness I’ve been taking it easy this week with work due to the concussion. I’ve spend literally hours on the phone with insurance people and getting them the information they need.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Writers are often the worst judges of what they have written. Stephen King (via thewritersspotblog)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

bash/kenna modern au | kenna is an ambitious journalist who travels the world. bash is part of the new crew. when bash and kenna end up on a month-long assignment together abroad, they clash initially, but eventually fall in love. 

Aiming to stay offline as much as possible to help the healing process. Not napping in the afternoon yesterday and working a few hours brought on a headache. :(

kavan30013 replied to your post: “Went to see the doctor today to get checked out since I was getting…”:
Did you develop this condition after a Downton marathon that resulted in you slamming your head against the wall?

LOL! Though a good guess. No, was in a car accident last Friday where I was rear ended while I was stopped on a road to turn left and banged my head against the visor (I think).

Thank you!

I hope so, too. Trying to stay offline as much as possible. That will be the hardest part. :P

shana-rosee replied to your post: “Went to see the doctor today to get checked out since I was getting…”:
Please take it easy! *Sending you good vibes*

I will try. Thank you so much for the good vibes. I will need them.

su-o replied to your post: “Went to see the doctor today to get checked out since I was getting…”:
Oh dear. Take care and rest. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

Will try. Hoping that minimizing my screen time will help the process.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Went to see the doctor today to get checked out since I was getting slight headaches from focusing too much (plus I was already there for allergy shots) and turns out I have a mild concussion and I have to take it easy for the rest of the week. :(

Now I need to fight to keep myself from doing everything that needs to be done around the house because I have a few days off.

yankeecountess:

piperholmes:

The Bransons Family Portrait

AH! I love it! I LOVE THIS FANDOM!

yankeecountess:

piperholmes:

The Bransons Family Portrait

AH! I love it! I LOVE THIS FANDOM!

piperholmes:

oldworldinventions:

1900: First “selfie”; Kodak Brownie box camera

Yes, but…

wut?

Yes, it looks odd because the girl is cut off at the waist. She looks like she’s got her neck on the edge if a bathtub. However, I suspect that it’s a photographic pose popular at the time where the mother carries the child on her back. With her hands behind her back holding her child, they aren’t showing up in the cropped photo.

piperholmes:

oldworldinventions:

1900: First “selfie”; Kodak Brownie box camera

Yes, but…

wut?

Yes, it looks odd because the girl is cut off at the waist. She looks like she’s got her neck on the edge if a bathtub. However, I suspect that it’s a photographic pose popular at the time where the mother carries the child on her back. With her hands behind her back holding her child, they aren’t showing up in the cropped photo.

magfreak:

This is the first day of my life …

Monday, August 11, 2014

queensmaker:

the fangirl challenge | fifteen pairings- Kenna/Bash. Reign [8/15]

What a miracle.

Just wanted to let everyone know that despite still not feeling 100% that I’m feeling better and better every day. Woke up headache free this morning. :)

Thanks for all the well-wishes and PMs. Much appreciated!