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Nov. 6th, 2015


The cold makes this body feel so brittle. [...] If we require fire for warmth inside this cave, I will provide it.

Oct. 28th, 2015


Filter to Fili and Kili
I behaved very badly towards the two of you yesterday, and I'm very sorry. It has been a lifelong besetting sin that along with my red hair, I have a temper to go with it, and I unfairly unleashed it on you both. You were blameless, and I apologize. I also want you to know that when Smaug came to visit me later, I scolded him very properly for his post and the taunting that he subjected you to. Again, I am very, deeply sorry, and I beg your forgiveness.

Oct. 27th, 2015


This place is beginning to reek of dwarves. How many are there now?

Oct. 25th, 2015


Thank you to everyone who endured my recitation of "Charge of the Light Brigade" during the lunch rush. I had as much fun doing it as it looked.

Oct. 22nd, 2015


I know that I sleep a lot more heavily now than I did before, and I know that Snow has her lovely brood, but I'm absolutely certain that I or someone would have noticed another person sneaking in to leave a lovely wrapped present on my bedside table. However, I have no need for sunglasses.

On a more somber note, I miss Gilbert so much. I never thought I could miss him so much as when we were waiting the three years for him to finish medical school, but this is another level. He's missing so much, all of the milestones that come with being pregnant. I get to see my baby on a screen (although I have decided that I want the gender of him or her to be a surprise), and he is missing that. This afternoon when I finished my shift in the kitchen, I laid down for a little while and felt the baby kick for the first time, and he's missing that. I know that I'm not the only person who is missing someone, and I wish for all of our sakes that they could be here with us. It's just that sometimes, like today, the missing is so much more sharp than it usually is. My usual dull ache is a stabbing pain tonight.

Sep. 24th, 2015


It is entirely possible that I am the one who splurged at lunch AND dinner and ate three pears between the two meals, but they were so wonderful and I couldn't resist. It's wonderful to have an appetite again, and to want to eat, and to not think that all food looks terrible and will probably kill me. So, kitchen staff! I will be returning to you on Sunday!


I don't suppose that there is any baby furniture in storage? Bed, changing tables, rocking chairs are all very necessary. I suppose that the changing table isn't, but it would be nice. I still have several months, but there are others who will need all of this much sooner.

Are there baby clothes? Recieving blankets? Little booties and nappies?

Snow White
I think that I am beginning to show. Dr. Gates told me that my little one is now about the size of a lemon! How wonderful to be able to have an idea of the size of one's baby while they're still baking.

Kaidan and Shep
I need to speak with the two of you. It's very important. And I threw a shoe this morning while looking for my other pair, and it's on top of my closet and I can't reach it, so I need one of you, too.

Kitchen Staff
I'm returning, as I said above! And it will be good to be back; as wonderful as working with the children is, I've found that when I married, I truly did put that part of my life behind me. I miss joining you in the kitchen and creating food with you. I feel that we had a wonderful harvest this year -- I really like the word wonderful this evening! -- and I think that we also should celebrate that. I think that for many of us here in Mount Weather from different places and times, we all have a tradition of gathering around a table with family and friends once or twice a week. With that in mind, I would like to propose the idea of Sunday dinner.

Of course, we eat every Sunday, but Sunday dinner is different. We cook and eat foods that are reserved just for that day, or for special days, and they have a little extra cream, or an extra dessert, or just feature a meal that we don't eat often. What say you?

Sep. 11th, 2015


I need a pear. Right now. Please. Are there pears in the kitchen? Do I need to go visit hydroponics?

Sep. 3rd, 2015


I don't mean to be a nuisance, but we have a situation in 505M. Martha Jones went in there to shower, I believe, and it's been an hour that the shower's been running and she hasn't come out. Either she's injured or she might have disappeared. She's not responding to my knocks.


Until my nausea passes and I'm able to return to working in the kitchens, I've been given the opportunity to help in the school. It's a tiny return to normality, as it wasn't so very long ago that I was teaching, for three years in Sunnyside, as both principal and English and literature. Most of my teaching duties here won't resemble any of my previous ones at all, but I've been thinking that it would be lovely to teach a small class, much like one of my literature classes at Redmond. We would be focusing on the likes of Tennyson, Longfellow, Wordsworth, and not simply reading their works for enjoyment -- which should always be the primary motivator for reading. We would also look into the meanings behind the poems, and discover our own, as we face our own "brave new world", as Aldous Huxley put it.

If any of you would be interested in this, please do let me know! It would be separate from the book club, of course, and not intended to compete with them at all.

Aug. 30th, 2015


The mess hall is open, and we're serving coffee and eggs made to order.

Peeta and I. We're serving breakfast, until the morning shift comes in.

I hardly know what I'm doing. I think it's safe to say that right now, we're focusing on our loved ones and beginning the process of cleaning up. So the mess hall is going to be open for those who need coffee or something to eat. It will probably be breakfast foods, because those are quick and filling.

Aug. 19th, 2015


Filter to Leadership, Tony Gates, and Beth Greene
I've been told by my midwives that until my morning sickness has passed, I would be better off working in a different area of Mount Weather. Currently, I work in the kitchens. Perhaps I can be placed with the teachers for the next few months? I do have extensive experience as a teacher, but I would very much like to return to the kitchen when I am able.

Tomorrow I will be nine weeks along in my pregnancy, and in the aftermath of the virus, I began knitting tiny little clothes and small blankets. I always thought that I would have Diana and Marilla and Mrs. Rachel Lynde to help me begin to put together my layette -- and yet here I am alone. Well, not as alone as I thought I was. But still -- alone, and quietly going mad with the idea of having to think of all the little things that I will need when Baby is born. I've looked forward to this, my first child, for so long and here it's coming, and I'm without those I love best.

I'm sorry, I'm crying over everyone this time, and that's not very nice of me because I know you all miss your families and friends, too, and that I'm not the only one who's sad and missing them.

Aug. 12th, 2015


Filter to the Ladies Circle
I don't suppose any of you would be able to find a set of knitting needles and some yarn, and bring it to me in medical. I'm allowed to have visitors, I'm told, and would dearly love the opportunity to keep my hands busy while doing so.

Otherwise, I hope everyone is feeling better?

Filter to Kaidan & Shepard
Shepard, thank you. I don't know what would have happened to me if you hadn't taken me to Medical. That I didn't lose the baby is a miracle, and I can only think that part of the reason why is you moving so quickly to help me.

Filter: Private )

Aug. 7th, 2015


Filter to Lady Friends
I've always wanted children. Pregnancy is supposed to be a lovely time in one's life. A miracle of nature, a time of joy.

It's not. It's horrible. I cry all the time, a few days ago I started getting nauseous before lunch and it doesn't end for hours. I spend more time in the ladies room than I do anywhere else, and anything I eat just comes back up.

And I miss Gilbert and this is not my home.

Filter to Kaidan
I feel terrible. Or I will.

Filter to Beth Greene and Tont Gates
A few days ago I started gettjng very, very nauseous in the afternoons. Is there anything you can give me to help?

Jul. 24th, 2015


Our tablets' noises aside, I would like to mention that canning season is nearly upon us. To that end, in August we here in the kitchen will be starting the process of preserving the fruits and vegetables that the farmers have been spending their time growing, putting it away so that in the cold winter months when the greenhouse and hydroponics may not be producing as much, we will still have food to eat.

To that end, anyone who has any experience in this is welcome to volunteer your time to help us do this speedily. And if you don't have experience and simply want to learn, please do come, you are also welcome. We will be canning and preserving a large variety of vegetables, drying fruits, and putting the large freezers to good use with others. We will also be in charge of shelling and storing the dried beans and other legumes that the farmers harvest -- it's going to be a busy month!

Jul. 14th, 2015


I've been informed you're quite new here, Ms. Blythe.

Jul. 10th, 2015


It would appear that I was only slightly older than I am now the last time I was here. This morning I was told that I am much less farther along in my pregnancy than I was last time. The baby is due near the end of March, so we have that to look forward to.

Filter to Tony Gates and Beth Greene
I've already spoken to Tony today, Beth, but he and Beverly told me that the last time I was here, you had agreed to be my midwife. I'm hoping that you'll be willing to again, along with Tony.

Filter to Kaidan Alenko
Gilbert doesn't even know he's going to be a father.

Filter to Kitchen Staff
I've still got 8 months or so before the baby comes, and we've got a lot of work to do this summer. Do any of you have experience preserving food -- canning and the like? That will start soon.

Jul. 6th, 2015


I always seem to arrive at places at the most inconvenient times. Although Mrs. Thomas couldn't ever really claim that I was inconvenient, not when I helped with three sets of twins. She tried, but it was always a lie. I understand that there has been some tragedy in this community recently, and I'm so sorry to hear it. I know my condolences don't mean much, but they're out in the open for the public to see, anyway.

I'm Mrs. Anne Blythe, and I don't suppose that Dr. Gilbert Blythe is here? The doctors in the medical center said he wasn't, but it never hurts to ask, does it? Maybe he arrived in the moments after I came to the room that was assigned to me? He's my husband and we haven't been married very long and I miss him so much already. I'm still getting used to being called Mrs. Blythe, that's how new it is. I was in the general store the other day in Glen St. Mary, and the storekeeper addressed me as Mrs. Blythe and I thought for sure that Gil's mother had followed me in. But, it was me!

Or if you want to tell me that this is a dream and that I'll wake up soon, I would like that, as well. Please someone tell me I'm dreaming?

Jun. 10th, 2015


It has come to my attention that Dean Winchester is not the current holder of Return of the King, and that it may in fact have been lifted without permission from a common area.

Library books are meant to be returned to the library when the reader has finished with them. They are not meant to be hoarded in private or taken out of turn. Those of us who read depend upon this principle. When members of the community do not abide by the laws of the community, order breaks down and chaos reigns.

Return the book.

Jun. 9th, 2015


Filtered to Teachers
I'm so terribly sorry that for two days in a row I've had to leave work early. It looks like my morning sickness comes in the afternoon. Since I'm not sure I'll be able to teach the last few hours of each day, I would like to offer to take on any grading that any of you might need done. Of course, there are some subjects that I'll be unable to do, but grading for those can be discussed. I'll take what I am given and grade what I can in the evenings, and hopefully that will lighten your loads somewhat.

Filtered to Smaug
Have you any stories you would like to tell me?

I knew that I shouldn't have sat on the sofa in the common area. It's very likely that I will need someone to pull me up and push me in the direction of my apartment.

May. 18th, 2015


There isn't a whole lot I wouldn't do for a real cup of tea right now. With, perhaps some buttered toast that isn't made from jobi nuts.

I see that we have some new residents. I wonder if we shouldn't put together a welcoming committee of sorts, to greet our new neighbors with what little gifts we can give, a friendly face, and someone to speak to in those first few days when everything is new and a little frightening.

Filter to Locals and Medical Staff
Is it known what sort of effects that the flour from yesterday's pancakes would have on a person who is expecting? I did have a hallucination yesterday, while I was in the classroom with my students. I thought I was back in Avonlea, teaching in the schoolhouse there. It was a pleasant hallucination, but I still worry.

And, well. How bad is morning sickness supposed to be?

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