I've scrubbed myself clean (not just "I'm going to take a shower" clean but "I'm going on a date tonight" clean despite a lack of dates) and am feeling closer to the old winter-and-holidays-loving Kiwi than I haven't felt since I started house-sitting, really. It's a huge relief. I hated feeling that down that often!
Tonight I'm off to volunteer at my congregation's coffee house with my mother; it looks as though it'll be a sold-out show, so a big raffle and lots of clean up after intermission.
But! I managed to get my first hoggywartyxmas story in! (It's absolutely dreadful that I haven't felt up to doing any fandom reading; guilt guilt guilt is a monster in my gut.) I started with the story I was gifted because I certainly wanted to make sure I got a comment up for that.
Always is a Kittyhawk (Rolanda/Minerva) fic that is PG and around 1.3k words of cute, dorky, long-term-relationship interactions between two of my favourite characters. I love the Rolanda I've been given here! I won't give away just what makes it dorky (in the best sense!), but it made me smile. Apparently Rolanda directed this fic herself, so I have her to thank as well. Thank you, Mystery Author and Rolanda! I am thrilled with my gift. :D
[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]