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[sticky post] Welcome to Wonderland

In one way or another, I have kept a journal since age 12. I've kept an online journal called Musings since late 2002. My topics range from things that happen in my daily life to my thoughts on pop culture to my ponderings about everything from dreams to the secret thoughts of pets. In November 2007, I began mirroring it here, although I often included extras to this version, such as memes and quizzes. In February 2010, I stopped updating the original journal on my home page and instead started a writing journal there.

For some insight into who I am, read Intro to Alyce. For a guide to the many nicknames I use in my online journal, check out Who's Who in Musings.

The beautiful, sweet dog in one of my icons is Una, my best friend and nurse dog for nearly 11 years, who passed away on October 22, 2010. She was my inspiration, and she taught me how to be a better friend and mother; a better person. My son, Kung Fu Panda (KFP for short), benefits from all the caregiving skills I learned in those 11 years. My husband, The Gryphon, probably does, as well!

The goals I established when I first begin an online journal remain the same: this is a way to explore the tangential, the seemingly accidental observations many of us overlook but which may, ultimately, be where all life and all mystery hinges.


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Apr. 9th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to let you know I friended you. I enjoyed your work in LJ Idol, and found out that you are an AI fan as well!
Apr. 9th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Great! I'm adding you back.
Jun. 4th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
I happened upon your journal while having a 'nosey' day reading friends of friends journals.

Hope you don't mind that I added you. :)
Jun. 4th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
I don't mind at all. In fact, looking through your LJ, we seem to have a lot in common, so I've added you back.
Jun. 11th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Hello there :) I just wanted to say that after the post in Idol tonight, I decided to add you as a friend, if that's okay? I always enjoyed rivermirage 's entries, and I have enjoyed the home game entries you also wrote, so I figured I'd like to add you!
Oct. 22nd, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
Much-belated reply: you are more than welcome!
Jun. 16th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
Hello! I added you, because I've always loved the thoughtful comments you leave, and because I was so incredibly flattered when I realized that you were rivermirage and had asked me to do an intersection round (even if it didn't work out) and it just seems that we have a bit in common.
Jun. 18th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Great! I've added you back. Your entries this year have certainly made competing against you a challenge! I've enjoyed them and have voted for you quite often.
Oct. 26th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Just hopping over to say hello, since I am going through the entries on the "Fur Face" CD and got to yours. I wanted to tell you I love your essays, especially the one about your grandfather.
Oct. 26th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm putting the finishing touches on it now and hope to have it available in the first half of November.
Nov. 5th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
You asked about Project Linus. It is a charity that organizes volunteers to make blankets and quilts that are given to children in need. There are chapters all over the U.S. An area coordinator takes in the donated blankets and sees that they get distributed to hospitals, grieving families, whatever. The blankets can be anything from baby to teen size. Fabrics like cotton, flannel,fleece or knitted or crocheted with yarn. Groups get together for "blanket days" and we stitch up kits and gab and eat. The name came from the Peanuts character of Linus and his blankie.
Oct. 22nd, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Could be good to know for Christmas.
Oct. 22nd, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Well, not really. The quilts are not for sale. They are made and donated by volunteers and then given to kids in a hospital or who may have lost a parent or victim of a fire, etc.

Your little guy is an absolute doll!
Oct. 23rd, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
I might have misunderstood, but it still sounds like a worthy charity to participate in at Christmastime or otherwise.
Oct. 23rd, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
Sorry if I added to confusion in trying to explain.
If you have not yet read Team Jessie's entry, she writes all about Project Linus.
Jul. 19th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
Hi! It's been too long. We need to catch up!
Jul. 19th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure this went through before. I'm on my phone. Message me so we can talk about getting together.
Nov. 23rd, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
Howdy! Thanks for the add. Makes me wonder what spawned it NOW, for all the time we've been following each other on Twitter and FB. :)

Dec. 20th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
Hi! I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that people were saying nice things about you.


Please feel free to stop by and read the comments, add your love to others, or spread the word to your friends. You might want to track your thread so you’ll know when new comments come in for you as this continues to grow. Help spread the word and let your friends know about the post too. The more love the more fun we’ll have!

Oct. 22nd, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)

I tried to send you a private message, but just can't seem to find a way to do it. Weird.

I'd really love to send you a copy of my new YA book for a possible Wild Orchid review. Is that possible? If so, what format do you prefer?

Oct. 22nd, 2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
If you could send it as either a PDF or .MOBI file to wildvioletmagazine@yahoo.com, I should be able to take a look. I'd be happy to help.
Mar. 6th, 2014 05:28 am (UTC)
What a pleasant coincidence!!...:)
Mar. 7th, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, hi!
Mar. 8th, 2014 12:31 pm (UTC)
Mar. 7th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
You've always been one of my favorites, my dear.

And I agree with you completely. God is in the details, the tiny elusive moments that flit by us. If we don't take time to reflect, they simply disappear!
Mar. 7th, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks! You, too! As a mom, I find myself noticing even more of the small details now, especially when I'm with my son. I need to do a better job of doing something with all those thoughts circulating in my brain.
Sep. 8th, 2015 09:56 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Sep. 12th, 2015 12:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much! Lovely cake.
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