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6/1/15 2:18 P

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We have had 2 days without rain now, at least in the part of the state I live in (SE Denver). One of the ladies on FB (and Spark) had pictures and video of the storm where she lives about 50 miles NE of Denver, so the storms are still hitting somewhere. We are supposed to get storms again starting on Wednesday for the rest of the week and weekend.

Orzo has gotten much closer the last week from even before the surgery. He does sleep in the other room during the day more (though he did that all last summer, too), but when he wants in my lap he gets up and gives kisses a bit more than he did. People who left him at the rescue center (at Petco) sure missed out on some loving.

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6/1/15 10:39 A

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"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
– T.S. Eliot

Good morning, It isn't raining, in fact they say we might not get any rain this week. Maybe things will dry out enough to mow.

I had the boys the other day. Tony, 5, built a house out of legos and told Alex, 2, to be careful there was a snake in the house. Now I think he thought that would keep Alex away from the house, but no, Alex grabbed an emergence vehicle and with all the right noises raced across the living room and crashed into the house. Proudly announcing "Snake all gone" Tony was so mad, me I couldn't stop laughing. I told Tony he told Alex there was a snake and Alex took care of the problem.

To get to my house you go down the two lane road, past the long horn farm, past the oil wells and turn on the dirt road that goes thou the ranch. Take the first left after the ranch. go past the horse farm and you come to my house. The city really don't care what I do.

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5/31/15 1:15 P

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I am glad my grass doesn't grow quite that fast. The city will come around and fine you here if the grass gets over a certain height, even if it is raining every day. It doesn't matter if it will ruin your mower. I had them come after me one time because the guy who used to mow my lawn quit during the middle of a month of rain and I thought he just couldn't come do it because of the rain.

Yesterday was the first day it hasn't rained since sometime in April and the ground is completely dried out.

Sure understand about those pop-ups. Then they fix it so that they block what you are trying to see and don't have a way to get rid of them.

I think I have finally gotten the tee shirt to stay on Cassie better. I had to tie the back of it up and tuck part of it around the ribbon.

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5/31/15 9:12 A

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"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."
– George Orwell

Good morning, I had big plans to at least get the grass close to the house mowed. It has been so long since we could mow that the grass is waist high. Because of the drought then flooding, all our grass that you know died and we have native grass, Mowed it looks almost the same, tolerates the drought, but when the rains come grows like crazy. Well the rains came again last night and it will be several days before we can mow. When the grass is too high it chokes the mower.

Who ever thought it was a good idea to put a pop up add where it was next to imposable to scroll down without rolling over it needs to think again.

Need to go brush Lola, she always did good with it till last time, then she was nasty. Lets hope that she was just cranky that day and will be her sweet self today.

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5/30/15 3:18 P

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My friend said she had a cat that was really sweet until she had her spayed. The cat would never let her near again and hissed and growled at her for the rest of her life. She was pretty sure because of pain not controlled.

I guess Cassie isn't in pain now, then. She is back to laying at my feet or side. She does still keep trying to lick her incisions, though, so I keep having to get after her. Then she goes and hides in the crate again. I have a "recovery collar" on her, one that you blow up and it is soft. She can just about reach the incisions even with that on.

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5/30/15 2:22 P

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Many spay/neuter places don't give pain meds at all. When I had Freyja done the vet gave me some pills but said that many times with cats the trauma of giving them a pill was worse then the pain, so just use my judgement as to which was best for her. Mutt was done at the pound. I picked him up right after the operation. I asked for pain meds and they gave a funny look and gave me one for that night. In the wild animals that show pain are targets, so they don't show pain. Well our fur babies aren't wild, but that is still with them. An animal in pain will pull away from the pack and we are their pack.

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5/30/15 1:06 P

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MaryAlice, that is wonderful about the business owner asking for your help. It would be great for you if it turns into full time or at least enough hours that you wouldn't have to worry about money any.

Cassie is finally laying by me again instead of staying on the other side of the room in her crate. I don't think I would ever want to spay a dog again unless it was absolutely necessary seeing the way she reacted and would have nothing to do with me after. I only had one before that had to be spayed earlier in her life and one that was spayed when she was 10 but that turned out not where her problem was. I think it was the one vet just wanted the money from it.

I tried giving Orzo his pain med yesterday and couldn't get it anywhere near him. He hasn't acted like he is in any pain, so I decided not to worry about it. This morning I was going to give Cassie half of hers (vet said okay if it keeps knocking her out too much), but I couldn't find the cutter, so we are trying doing without. She seems to be doing okay so I am hoping that will be okay. I'll give her one with dinner. I am also going to have to look for a smaller tee shirt if she starts itching again. My big size doesn't stay on her at all.

Hope you all are having a nice weekend.

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5/30/15 9:20 A

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No summer ever came back, and no two summers ever were alike. Times change, and people change; and if our hearts do not change as readily, so much the worse for us.
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Good morning, I woke up with one whopper of a sinus headache, and it had been draining to my stomach all night. I felt like crap, nothing seemed to help, then my daughter called and before she could say a thing, a little voice said "Grandma, I have a car and it has wheels like McQueen" Suddenly I was tired and a little woozy, but my headache was gone. Amazing what a car with wheels like McQueen can do.

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5/29/15 3:34 P

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"Map out your future, but do it in pencil."
– Jon Bon Jovi

Good Afternoon, Well my job problems might be over before they began. A business owner asked if I would come by for a couple of hours to help her with a new payroll software program. I did. As I was getting ready to leave she asked if I would come by every Friday and do her payroll. yes I can do that , business is growing so fast, I have been doing all the bookkeeping and now am going to have to be out of the office. Do you think you could stay longer on Fridays and do Accounts Payable, it might turn into a full time job. Yes I can stay longer to do Accounts Payable and, I didn't say it, but would love helping you a couple hours turn into a full time job.


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5/29/15 1:23 P

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Well, just lost the entire message I typed.

Catnurse, I love to bowl, but I don't think I could ever handle 5 days a week. Maybe if I did one game a day. A few years ago I bowled on a league where we got the choice of ball, bag, free games at the end of the league (or when we finished paying for the season). I got a new bag the first year and free games the 2nd year. I'd love to be able to get back in that.

Yesterday Cassie and Orzo had their surgeries. Now I am trying to figure out how to keep them from scratching or licking the incisions. Anyone know how to cover a cat's incision that is at the front of his shoulder where it connects to the neck? Fortunately, he quit scratching when I told him to, but I'm not sure that will continue. I have a neck collar for Cassie, but she can scratch with that on, so she is wearing a tee shirt. Just have to figure out how to make it tighter over the incision cause she can get her face under it. Otherwise I have to put the neck collar back on (it's a soft one that is supposed to blow up, but I can't blow it up).

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Wow. I like bowling a lot, but I don't think I could do 5 days a week even if I had the money for it. I was bowling a league a few years ago that was something like "bowling for balls" where at the end of the league (or when you got all weeks paid for) you could choose from several balls, bags, free games, and for a while shoes. I got a new bag and some free games. I bought new shoes. I had a lot of fun doing that, but couldn't afford to keep it up. The place I bowled has really reasonable prices and is a nice bowling alley. Maybe will be able to get there again sometime.

Cassie and Orzo had their surgeries yesterday. Now I am trying to figure how to keep them from scratching. Orzo started in this morning. Fortunately, he quit when I told him to. I can't get him to take the pain meds, but he doesn't seem to be in any pain today. He did cry a bit last night. Anyone have any ideas how to cover that area so he can't scratch it? it is the front of his shoulder where it joins the neck. Cassie is wearing one of my tee shirts, but I have to do some more figuring to get it to fit a little tighter over where the incision is because she can move it and lick. Otherwise I need to put the neck collar back on along with the tee shirt.

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Wow - I had to do a search to see when I last posted. Very sad. We are finally moving (June 8th and 9th) and doing some preliminary packing that we don't want the movers to do. I've been bowling five times a week (ouch) and spending my spare time putting Con-Tact paper on all the shelves, drawers, and cabinets. Haven't gotten very far, but I will. Maybe, soon.

Just getting my foot back in the door and will (hopefully) be here more often.

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Sorry to hear your job is in jeopardy. I went through that with a company I worked for when I first got through college.

Yesterday Cassie and I went out doing things again. She was really happy when we took something over to my friend. Then we went to Home Depot and I was going to take her in, but they had one of those signs that have the pictures with lines drawn through them indicating they aren't allowed. They really need to get rid of that sign because it indicated no dogs allowed, but they allow dogs there. So poor Cassie ended up in her crate in the back of the truck while I went in. She did like riding with me to different places, though, I think. We were going to go to another place but ended up too late after I got half my right eye blacked out and had to stop for a bit and then we couldn't get into the place. Went to the eye doctor today and he said nothing wrong with the eye. Apparently it is something to do with blood pressure.

Today I got a couple more plants to go in the veggie garden and container garden. Only problem is the break in rain isn't lasting so it is still a problem to plant outside (but the plants are selling fast). We were supposed to have without the storms this week, then they changed it to today and tomorrow. I don't know if we will make it through tonight or not, but now they say storms starting back in tomorrow night. So my plants are in the house and the garage. I still need to get tomato cages and probably a new soaker hose so my squash plants don't get fungus again.

Hope everyone has had a good day today.

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5/26/15 7:25 P

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"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
– Alfred Adler

Good evening, Well things aren't going well at work. I was working for a start up company. Years ago I wouldn't even think of doing that, but decided to take a chance. The company hasn't been doing well, in fact it never really got off the ground. Both the owners have other companies, one of them tried to get me in her company but as the start up company fell off apart and she was having to pay my whole salary it became evident I was a drain on her other company. This morning she told me she couldn't afford to give me more the 15 hours week and then this afternoon she told me she wasn't sure how long she could keep it up. Looks like soon I'll be looking for work again.

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5/25/15 1:28 P

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"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses."
– Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

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I woke up this morning thinking a Mack truck hit me sometime in the night. The sun is out and there are patches of blue sky, so I go out off and on. If the clouds would just brake a little more. I can't stay outside too long. It was 78 at 6 this morning and the weather person was saying how nice it would be if it wasn't for the humidity, but we better enjoy it because it was going to get hot and muggy.

Sometimes I wonder how Lola was treated. I've had cats all my life. I've had cats that were coddlers and cats that wanted there own space, but Lola is the fist cat that changes almost daily. She never climbs on my lap, but yesterday she followed me around always wanting to be close to me. Today I don't know where she is. Some nights she sleeps so close to me it is like she is trying to push herself into me and other night she sleeps in another room.

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We finally have some sun this morning. They are still saying afternoon storms. Unfortunately it also says the place to get really bad storms is still central OK and TX. I hope you guys will remain safe down there and that it will dry out a little bit soon.

Saturday I took Cassie and went shopping. She only got to go in Petco, but I think she enjoyed that. They normally have demos on the foods they have and samples on Saturdays, but there wasn't anyone at the demo table while we were there. They did have some different forms of the food. Saturday was Nature's Recipe and they had some little "tins" of foods. That looked like a nice treat for both dog and cat, so I got a few of them. Today I opened one of the cat ones and couldn't believe it. I opened the chicken and liver and it actually was chunks of chicken. It looked good enough for a person to eat.
While we were out I got some vegetable plants (and strawberry) to put in the garden when we get it ready and a couple coleus plants. Went to the spice shop and got a couple of them (pretty normal ones -- pepper and cumin, and a sample of their lemon pepper blend). Then to Home Depot for a tool I need for the bathroom faucet replacement and checked their soil prices.

Cassie just never seems like she is as happy as most ACDs are. I don't know if that has to do with her past where no one had time for her, but it seems like it might. I am almost always with her, but get too lazy to do a lot, so I am thinking that maybe she gets a little afraid I will just dump her off like the others did. Not something I plan to do. So I just have to get more energy so we can get out more and maybe she will be happier. She does seem to have nightmares and barks in her sleep.

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5/24/15 3:38 P

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MaryAlice, don't know if I told you before, but saline spray in a can is the best thing I have used. You can use it no matter what meds you are on. It really helps.
Did you get to enjoy "our mutual birthday" even with the sinus headache?
Garfy makes the weirdest noises I have ever heard in a cat when he sleeps too. Not snoring, but just strange like wood sawing or something. My vet also said he was ok. Still worries me.

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Hi Mary Alice I'm sorry to hear about your sinus headache.They are miserable. Mine last 2 days or more. Hope you feelbetter soon.

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It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
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Good afternoon, I'm still fighting with this sines thing. The cloud cover holds the pollution in and pollution is what makes me sick. Hopefully we will get a brake in the clouds soon. I broke down and got some sines medicine, but I don't like the side effects so don't take it as often as maybe I should.

There was a strange SUV in the ditch catty corner from my house at 5:30 in the morning when I went to walk the dog. There is nothing strange about a car in the ditch around here, except this one was at a strange angle and all you have to do around here if you go in the ditch is go to the ranch and they will pull you out, but maybe it was late and he didn't want to wake them. I couldn't see how he could have driven in that way. I had to go out and just before I left a policeman was beating on the window asking a very disheveled man if he was OK. Later a neighbor came by and asked me about what happened. I told him all I knew. He said that before it was all said and done there where 4 police cars, an ambulance and wrecker. I told him I'm sure the police had to call a wrecker and the man wasn't alright, but what was with 4 police cars I have no idea. That is a lot of excitement for this neck of the woods, well field around here.

Lola is sleeping on the bed beside my chair, normal and like normal she is making the strings noises. I don't even know how to describe them. Oh well she only makes them in her sleep, has made them since I got heron September and the vet says she is healthy. Maybe it is just her dreams, who knows what an 8 year old cat went though before she ended up in the pound.

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Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty- five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001), The Salmon of Doubt

Good noon, I took Mutt to the vet $400 to give him his shots and tell me he is healthy. After the vet I took Mutt for a walk along one of the bayous near the house we walked till Mutt was panting and I took him to the dog park next to the trail to get a drink. There is a small dog area and a large dog area. The small dog area was packed. A man that takes toy dogs when toy dog rescue has one that has been hanging around was there with 10 little dogs. Blind, deaf, missing limbs that kind of thing. The little dog area is small, so many people will come over to the big dog area when the little dog area is crowded, when their dog likes to run or their other dog is a big dog. Today my 50 pound Mutt was the smallest dog in the big dog area. even the puppies were over 90 pounds. Mutt didn't want to play with the other dogs, but didn't snap or anything when they greeted him, he just walked around till the rain said it was time to go. Instead of sitting on the bench I walked around watching the dogs. My tracker says we spent 90 min between the trail and the dog park.

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MaryAlice, I hope your headache is gone and you can celebrate your birthday, even if it has to be a little late.

Sorry to hear Max is suffering from the ringworm. I can imagine he wouldn't like taking the meds. I wish there was some way that animals could get their meds that wasn't so horrible for them.

Orzo keeps going around the house with his "rou" sounding meow and I just don't know if he is crying or what. I can understand better when he is up running back and forth, but he has such a loud yowl type meow and it so often sounds like he is crying. Just not sure what he is trying to tell me. I wish I could understand him. I know the early morning, when he wants me up. This morning it was at 3:45. I know when I come back from being out and he just is so happy I am back home with him. Then the other day he totally disappeared on me and got me worried. Turns out he was on the sill of the window well downstairs. I don't know why he would be there. He can't see anything outside from that window. The one in the bedroom is much better.

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Happy Birthday Mary Alice. I am so sorry you have those sinus headaches. They can be miserable. Hope it'll soon be gone for you.

My Kitty, Max has ring worm again so he's back on 2 kinds of medicine a day now. At least I can crush the two up and mix it with water and put it in the syringe and put the water into Max's mouth. And no, he doesn't like it!

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"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work."
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Good evening, somewhere there should be a law against a sines headache on your birthday.


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Good morningI wore this morning to an e mail from SP that I'm a motivator. Thanks everyone, I thought I was gabby.

I'm off today, but had big plans, wash the dogs, shopping, things like that. Now it is thundering and lightning and radar can't decide if a big storm is going to hit us, or if like yesterday, just threaten us and go clabber Houston.

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My friend's renters were mostly Air Force since there was (several years ago) an Air Force Base and Air National Guard Base near there.

The baby shower went well today, I think. I got a little help making the babies in a blanket and mixing the punch. That was good cause I haven't ever wrapped babies in blankets so was not too good at that. Neither of us was too sure about how to make the punch, but just put the lemonade concentrate in and added the 7-up, then the ice and that tasted pretty good. Then put in the sherbet. I got my diaper bouquet finished last night after going out after some more ribbon. Have to turn this to see it (can't get it to download and save to my computer, so I can't edit) but here is what I did:

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Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

There's no fool like an old fool --- you can't beat experience.
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God Afternoon, You get two quotes for the price of one today. Yesterday I went to the San Antonio Boardwalk. DD had gotten us the motel. It was .5 miles from the boardwalk. Well maybe the motel was close, but it didn't look like a good place to walk. I asked at the desk about the best way to get to the boardwalk and was told to go out the back door take a right and it would be on my left. What I knew of the boardwalk was where all the shops were and it was .5 of a mile, but 3 steps out the back of the motel was another part of the boardwalk. A walking path along the river. No shops, some joggers, but not crowed.

DH and I walked that path. DH has CP, walks slow, has to rest often and used a cane. DH said he was sorry he had to stop, he knew I wanted to go on. I told him I was ready to turn around when he was and although I hadn't walked as fast as I would have I felt like we got a good walk in. When we got back to the motel I was looking at a map of the path we had walked. DH asked how far we had walked. I told him I wasn't real sure where we turned around, but thought it was about 4.5 miles, maybe closer to 5. He said no way he could walk anywhere near that far. When my tracker unloaded after we got home it said we walked 4.25 miles. and it took us 200 mins, not counting rest stops. We were going to go to the boardwalk everyone talks about today, but mother nature had other ideas.

Since I was willing to do a military lease, I didn't have that many problems with people messing things up. At least were I was a military lease said if the person in the military was relocated i would brake the lease without penalty. Most people didn't like that, but it also said if the tenants had problems paying the rent, or damaged the property beyond normal wear and tear, I was to call the commanding officer. I didn't have a problem braking a lease for the military and I liked knowing I could trust the renters to take care of the place.

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I knew a guy who used to rent out a house in Aurora. Every time a renter moved out he had to renovate the house. Not sure, but I think he got rid of it soon after he told me about that. It is sad that renters will do things like that and ruin the houses they have to live in.

Have been trying to finish the things I am doing for my friend's baby shower. Orzo keeps going over and trying to chew on the "flowers" in the bouquet. Then he goes and chews on the new purse I got. Then he starts in on the cord of my phone charger that I just got (Cassie accidentally broke the old one). I don't know what has gotten into him unless he is just mad because I have been gone from home more than lately. He didn't chew on everything before, just the keychain I have on the old purse.

I went to the Savers Thrift store I was near the other day. I've been looking for a new purse for a while and thought maybe I could afford one finally. Couldn't find anything I liked though. At Savers I found they had a few new purses and found one that would work for me. I also got a 25% discount. When I got home I found out it is a Rosetti and was told that is a good brand. Looking up ones like it I found they run $65-70 and I got this one for less than $5. Not too often I can find a deal like that.

The little girl next door asked her daddy if they could come over and see Cassie and me, so I had a little visitor for a while. She also wanted to see Orzo, but I didn't know where he was. She is a sweet little 2 year old.

Well, have to go get another spool of ribbon for my Bouquet. Those diapers are hard to keep on the "stems."

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MaryAlice, how lucky you are. We have a really good tenant who is a painter, and he's always fixing little things (the duplex he lives in is going on twenty years, so it's got it's quirks). He also pays his rent in the middle of the month with a money order, so it's never bounced. Only once in his four years there has he been late on the rent, and he called us and let us know. He does all the snow removal as well, and he has transplanted and taken care of a couple of trees. He is an awesome tenant, and he's got the patience of a saint. He has a wife who is paranoid and suffers from a mild bout of agoraphobia, and man, I had to talk to her on the phone and she scared me (I called too early in the morning and she yelled at hubby about it). We've had a lot of hits and misses, and we start to eliminate certain "types" of people. I know, we're not supposed to discriminate, but when there is a certain type and they do thousands of dollars worth of damage and don't even try to right the wrong, it really sours you toward the lot of them.

We got our new washer and dryer delivered at the house. It does stuff I don't understand, like steam clean? I was reading the instruction manual and it doesn't explain what the heck that is. I'll have to look it up online.

Off to check on my dogs early and heading to bed -- tomorrow's a trip to the big city. Should probably get some sleep. And here's something insane -- it's predicted that on May 24th, it's going to be SEVENTY-SEVEN degrees! Can you imagine? Just in time for tourist season. HA! HA!

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Thanks, Linda.

MaryAlice, that was wonderful for you to have the renter you did.

We have been having rain every day. It hasn't been all day most days, though tomorrow might be. Today there are tornado warnings all over the northern part of the state. I've read that Texas has been having bad weather, too, though I haven't seen anything yet on the news (could be I just haven't been looking up at the right time for that). I am glad that we haven't had the weather at my house that they are having in eastern Aurora, too. They had 1 inch diameter hail.

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Darlene, when faced with a problem, you find an answer. I love that kind of person. emoticon Your pets could not ask for a better pet parent. Good luck.

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I use to have 2 rental properties. They were close to a naval air station and rental property was in big demand. They were about a block from each other and both came empty at the same time. One needed normal stuff. They other had been an evection and they trashed the house. I had just signed a contract on the first when a guy asked if I had any other property. I said yes, but I didn't consider it in condition to rent out. He said he was a contractor and could he see it. . He told me that the house wasn't as bad as it looked. and if I would let him rent it and didn't mind recycled fixtures, he figured it would take him a weekend to fix up the house and he could use the thing he took from the last house he remodeled. He never even sent me a bill. He stayed 3 years.

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Since I'm so far behind posting and don't know why, I will just collectively hope that everyone is doing okay. We only have three days of school left, then bowling starts the day after school is out. Moving days are June 8th and 9th and we still have a few irons in the fire before we move. We had a vacancy coming up next month, but hubby was lucky enough to already find a new tenant -- yea! And they're the kind that will take it "as is" and don't mind hubby going in and doing minor repairs. That's a relief since he still has a gimpy arm.

Off to check dogs and finish cleaning the kitchen and doing time sheets and taking a bath before hitting the hay. Hope everyone is okay, and here comes the weekend!

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Linda, I thought I was going to have to give Cassie back right after I got her. Her breeder wanted her to be somewhere she knew she would be loved, so she said she would provide the food. I had ended up completely broke. I later found out about the Pet Food Pantry and they were going to start a distribution near me, so I get some food from there. I sold stuff to get what I needed for just Fancy and was really surprised with what I got for it. Thank goodness, since this came up for Cassie and Orzo. It gets really hard.

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Darlene, I am so sorry. I will say a prayer for them both and you for being there for them. You are a good pet mother. How many people take their fur babies to the shelter because they cost more than they thought they would. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Linda, Orzo has a tumor under the skin of his neck. It doesn't seem to be attached hard to anything. The vet said that cats don't get them often, but when they do they grow fast and his seems to be doing that. Cassie also has a couple tumors, but smaller. They are scheduled for surgery the 28th since they have to go together in order for me to get a discounted rate. Otherwise I would really have a problem paying. Even now it will be getting tight.

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Darlene, do they think Orzo will be ok? I must have missed something, I did not know he was in trouble.
Raw food for cats can get tricky, there is some kind of disease they can get from raw food.
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MaryAlice, I agree with Linda that you have a decent boss. I can remember one year when it snowed really bad here so that many streets, even the main streets, were blocked off and if we didn't make it to work in that mess we might have been fired. The last place I worked I was expected to make it every time, but many of those working there just wouldn't show up to work even if there was light snow. If it was a job I hadn't been assigned to I would be called in when they just didn't show up (but they always got more hours).
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Yesterday I had to take some paperwork downtown and then pick up a prescription from the hospital pharmacy. I took the bus down to drop off the paperwork and really thought it wouldn't be too much walking to get the bus from the park and ride. It's not too bad when I get it at the one park and ride, but the one I ended up at has a longer walk to the bus gate. Then the walk from the place downtown to the hospital and back to the bus stop I got really worn out. Shouldn't, but I just haven't done enough the last several years. So today I am really sore. I have to take an extra bag with me because of my IBS, so that made me sore, too. I did a bit of shopping after and came home and made ham sandwich for dinner. There was just no way I could handle cooking something.

Orzo's tumor seems to really be growing fast. I hope that they will get everything when he has the surgery to take it out. Cassie's are pretty small so I don't think I need to worry about her as much. I'll be working to find ways to prevent either to come back. I wish I could manage to feed raw. I'm sure that would help. Of course, I don't really know how to do a cat with that kind of feeding so it would probably be a problem for him.

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Alice, you are so lucky to have a decent boss. The guy I worked for for 14 yrs lived in a gated community, had a garage and a four wheel drive truck. He could never understand how I would be 10-15 min late for work after cleaning my car off and driving through 4 inches of snow. emoticon

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Good morning. I'm fine. I live west of the hardest hit flooded area and I would have to drive though it to get to work. I only work 4 hours today and had planned on them being this morning. I texted my boss and told her I was giving the water time to dean off and was changing it to this afternoon. She came back with just plan on 8 hours tomorrow. I want you safe.

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Good morning, Mutt and I didn't walk this morning, raining.

I don't normally say anything about my steps, to many of you are trying to just make the minimum recommended. Since I slipped and said something and so many have commented on it. 23,000 is about what I expect in a day. I work hard to keep me steps below 25,000. My ankle complains bitterly the next day if I go over by much. SP says my high was when I waking the floors at wal-mart, I got 31,000. I'm not bragging, thats the way I am. I have always been a walker. Mom says I would open the back gate and go for a walk. She would look out and a neighbor would be walking me home like you would return a dog that got out of the yard. Even 50 pounds ago I would go for a walk before fixing breakfast. hen I heard that you should get 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy, I got a pedometer. I had 10,000 steps before lunch. I'm a bookkeeper and days I work I'll only get about 18,000 steps. O got 18,500 yesterday. So how do I do it. 100 steps at a time.

There is a long way, 70 steps to the bathroom at work and a short waym 10 steps. I take the long way coming and going.

I park as far from the door of a store as is practical. This can be 100 steps each way. Also it is easier to find a parking space.

I'm told that for your health you should get up once an hour and move for 2 min. That is about 100 steps.

My boss sits at her desk in the room next to mine for hours on end texting me if she needs anything. I get my fanny out of the chair and go into her office. Ok that isn't 100 steps, but I got up and moved.

The big thing 2 dogs that think a walk is 3 miles. that is 7,000 steps

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"Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you."
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Good morning, I'm dragging today, but I guess I have a good reason, a reason anyway. Yesterday the church DH goes to had service early because they were hosting the Greek Festival. After service we went to the festival. The SPAT tracks 10 min continual movement as exercise. I kept stoping and stating as I visited the different booths. Then I went over to DD for a Mothers day BBQ. I knew my exercises would be limited there, Well it wasn't the boys wanted Grandma to play games that involved chasing them, again I didn't think I went 10 min between stops. After dinner the boys wanted a walk. We walked 30 min. I was sure hoping that put me over my goal, I was beat. I got home and uploaded my info. only had 23,000 steps, but 263 mins of exercise. Believe me my goal is nowhere near 4 hours.

All my cats have always wanted to do their own thing. Some more the others. one would be off somewhere doing whatever she did and the all of a sudden she was in your lap, on her back, all 4 in the air, purring her heart out. Lola has never climbed in the chair with me, but does come in from time to time and if there is a chair beside me with a cushion, lay beside me. At night it is different. Most nights she sleeps in the other room, but if I'm in pain and tossing around, she pushes as close to me as she can.

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Catnurse, that sounds like you are to have a very nice Mother's Day. Sounds nice to have a bright, sunny day. They have snow forecast for Colorado and that isn't just in the mountains. We are supposed to get it on the plains, too. It even says 5-10 inches for the front range.

MaryAlice, sorry about your ankle. The bread store sounds like a yummy place to go. I keep wanting to go to the good donut shop. Fortunately I have been in the wrong lane every time I went by so I didn't get to stop. Their donuts are about 2-3 times the size of the ones from the grocery bakery or the places that other areas like so well like Krispy Kreme and Mr. Donut. I like the taste of their donuts and Bismarks better, too.

Yesterday Fancy had her rabies vaccine and the vet tried to check her teeth. I say tried because she didn't want him to touch her, much less check her teeth or give her a vaccine. I had to turn her over to the assistant (nice, big guy) because she wouldn't stop running circles around me from the second he got out of the truck, which was a distance from where I parked. Never had met him before, either. Then going back to her run she was still a bit high, but the weeds growing around there got her interest enough I could get her back. I wish the weather had been nicer and I had gotten there earlier. I know she did, too, because she kept nickering when I was leaving. She got really excited that I got out there. Of course, a lot of that was because she would get treats. I t was hard to believe she is 30.

Today there are 2 classes I will go to, I hope. Besides the EO class there is one on making teeny-tiny books for jewelry at the library. I have a friend at church that loves books and I thought maybe she would like that.

I am trying to figure things for a baby shower, looking up ideas and all. My friend told me the mother-to-be wanted a Teddy Bear theme, so instead of diaper bouquet I was going to try to make a diaper cake shaped like a Teddy Bear. But it turns out she had Teddy Bear for the first baby and wants butterflies and flowers this time. So back to the bouquet. That way what I already got is enough for that. Well, that and the stuff to put it in and on. I hope I can do the bouquet okay. I've never tried something like that. I am also doing the punch which is turning out a little different than what I had planned because I wanted to do a juice ice ring, but they don't have straight raspberry juice around here, so it will be raspberry lemonade punch with raspberry sherbet. At least if I can find the sherbet. Where I stopped on the way back to town they had no raspberry sherbet in any brand. That's the first time I have never been able to find that.

Do you all have cats that are velcro like dogs? When I was getting ready to leave yesterday Orzo was following me all over the house crying. It did surprise me a lot. Usually when he realizes I am going out he will curl up in a chair and go to sleep. He will definitely meet me at the door when I get home and meows how happy he is that I am home.

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Good morning, I woke up with big plans starting with bathing the dogs. My ankle said it had plans. Exercise today is in short spirits and off my feet. My biggest problem is this thing called I can't take pain meds and my head firmly believes that pastries will stop the pain, and DH decided we should go to the bread store for breakfast. They have the coffee I like, yes, but they also have bread fixed every way but good for you.

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When we were out and about, my daughter saw her fourth grade teacher (she's in fifth grade now), who was taking her "lunch" there with her son and soon-to-be step-son. So much for our tax dollars paying these educators to educate.

Hubby has been out of commission due to a bad wrist. Son had a strong seizure in the morning, so he was resting it off. I was supposed to drive them to the store so they could shop for Mother's Day. Since they both were feeling crappy this morning, hubby talked to my two daughters and said, "Don't tell Mom, but (I was standing in the kitchen, five feet away from him) she is going to go get milk and you two need to go find some things for her. Get three cards, take out $$$ from the ATM, give me $$ and spend the rest on her. Just don't tell her." I love shopping for myself.

So we took Lucy (she loves the van) and headed for Freddie's the best one-stop shop around. I got my milk and a few essentials (apples, oranges, cat treats, cheap lunch meat for the pooch) while my girls looked for cards (one from the kids, one from the pets and one from hubby). I told them that I was adding money to my Starbucks card as part of my Mother's Day present. And with that I splurged and got my liquid lunch (sweet greens smoothie). The girls "found" gifts for me (had to include candy according to hubby, you know, the good chocolate), and we checked out. We piece-mealed through the self check to make sure they didn't go over. They had two bucks fifty left. Pretty good shopping.

Time to check on the dogs and hit the tub. Tomorrow is a sleep-in day (9am - yea! though it will be bright as heck since sunrise is at 5:30am). Maybe I'll catch up on sleep and it will stop me from being cranky. HA!

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Thank you. I know there have been problems with sensitivity of cats. That is why I am going to the class and being cautious. I have no intention of putting full strength oils on him.

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Here is an article that I have referenced in the past for a friend of mine. Just another view on essential oils. Hope the link works.

Have been overly busy as hubby is still on the injured reserve list. He hurt his right wrist and as soon as it started getting better, he hurt it again. So I'm doing double duty. He's very limited as to what he can do, so I'm it. I told him if he doesn't knock it off (as in using the hand when he shouldn't be), I'm going to drag him to the doctor and have them tie his arm behind his back so he won't be tempted to use it.

Had our cabinet installer come to the house and he will be drawing up some plans for shelves in DD's room. I don't want to see the estimate (it's not going to be cheap), but he did the rest of our house and the cabinets are gorgeous. I know he'll do an awesome job. We had someone else make the hidden bed desk because they supposedly knew what they were doing, but come to find out after the fact, we were the guinea pigs. Like the old saying says, "You get what you pay for".

To the dogs I go. No school tomorrow (Professional Development Day) so I'll catch up on a couple hours of sleep (maybe). That's if I get off of here.

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Well, I would think one would have to be very careful what to use with a cat since they are so sensitive.

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They do say to use the EOs with caution and there are only certain ones that most say can be used. Cherie has worked with a lot of animals and the oils so I thought maybe I could talk to her. The class is using them on both humans and animals. I also have a couple books on EOs and animals. I know that one is written by a vet and Cherie uses her advice. Also a closer upline from me (Cherie is at the very top) is very much a cat and horse person, so I really can email her for advice. I wish there were more around here I could learn from. I did find out there is a holistic vet that uses those oils that I have/use. The funny thing is Orzo loves to be around the oils. when I had some Thieves going into the air by my bed one time he went in and stood with his head over it. I haven't put any on him, though. I am afraid to do that without really knowing what people have used and not had problems with. Cassie, on the other hand, hates to have them around, even on me.

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I downloaded an e book about essential oils and cats. Turns out the book was 19 pages long. They spent 17 pages telling us how essential oils can be harmful and kill cats. 2 pages telling us how great essential oils were for cats and no pages telling use which ones to use for what. The only thing they said about use was to dilute them way down. Their example was with lavender to use one drop lavender to 50 drops high quality pure vegetable oil and since the smell upset some cats, to use essential oils in a well ventilated area and never restrain the cat.

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Linda, I get the notices for new topics (at least most of the time) and was getting them to anything I replied to, but not always. It is better with the gmail instead of the ISP email.

Yesterday I took Orzo and Cassie to the vet. Orzo has a lump I was worried about and it turns out to be a tumor that needs removed. Then Cassie turns out to have 2 mammary tumors, one the vet found and one I did. I have been checking to make sure she didn't have anything, but I guess the position she was in when I checked I didn't find the one. Of course, I might not have checked at the right place. The tinier one that I found is only the size of a smaller bb. So she needs them removed, too. Fortunately, the vet is giving me a deal if I get them done at the same time. Thought I had enough money from some jewelry sale to actually pay for things and this will really get things tight again.

There is a class on essential oils that I just found out about that I want to go to and find out how they can help with the fur kids.

A couple other things I have been trying to do since selling the jewelry are to fix the area by my front door so I can block the cold air from coming in and to put in a new faucet in the main bathroom. Currently I have to go to another room to wash my hands or lean over the bathtub and use it. Of course, because I have the wide set handles, the faucets cost twice as much. I still would like to get a small freezer so I can preserve the produce from the garden (hopefully I will get produce).

Well, I need to get out and check a couple things out. Mainly what one tool is for the faucet so I can put it in and get a couple things from the grocery.

Hope everyone is having a good day.

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Darlene, I think I only get notices when a friend posts to a site. Could be wrong.

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We had a housekeeper clean our new house (post-construction), and she did an awesome job. A young woman who works alone and did the whole house in two days. Sunday she worked for ten hours and today she worked for thirteen hours. Wow. For me to do the equivalent of cleaning that she did, it would take me two years.

And now I must check the dogs. Ice, the daddy dog, had a bout of diarrhea inside the dog shed that had a small rock in it. I'm hoping the rock was already in the shed when he went. That would be nice. But seeing how he's almost completely blind now, anything goes. As long as they're little and they come out, that's a good thing. I really don't need anymore big vet bills (of which I'll have one tomorrow for Lucy and her chemo).

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I quit getting notices from this team. Funny thing the way I will get notices from some team for a while and then they will quit coming.

I have Cassie and Orzo scheduled for vet on Wednesday and Fancy on Friday (probably in the rain). Orzo has a lump under his skin and it has gotten larger. I thought when I first felt it (very tiny) that it was where his microchip is, but now I don't know. So he will have it checked out. Hope it doesn't turn out to be anything much. It is just under the skin and doesn't seem attached to anything. Cassie has about the worst breath of any dog I've had so will check on that. I got her raw chicken backs, raw duck necks and raw marrow bones last week and it seems that the chicken backs have helped a little. There have been rabid skunks in the counties around where Fancy is, so I need to have the vet out for a rabies shot for her.

Saturday I went and walked around at the Furry Scurry, which is a benefit walk for the Dumb Friend's League. They had a lot of booths of different kinds and a couple of demos like agility and disk dog. Somewhere I guess they had some dogs for adoption, but I didn't see that booth. There was a truck there with cats for adoption. It was too crowded to go see them, so I didn't see any. I found out they adopted one. The lady that was working the cat mobile said she remembers Orzo. She was the one who placed him at the Petco where I adopted him from. She wants a picture of him, so I will have to get one printed for there and also take a newer one to Petco. Petco still has the one I gave them at Christmas 2012 after I got him.

While I was at the Furry Scurry I found out they have a program where if something happens to a pet owner that has donated to them their pets will be taken in and put with a foster family until they can be adopted. If there were two pets together, they will be fostered and adopted together. So that is pretty nice. If something happened to me I guess Cassie and Orzo would be split up, though, because the breeder would take Cassie back and the neighbors would take Orzo. Neighbors love both, but their dog does not like Cassie.

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Wow, compared to March (which is never our favorite month around here except for my daughter's birthday), April went by really fast. At least for me it did. It's hard to believe that May is upon is. That means in eighteen days, summer break starts and I'll have Miss "I'm bored" at home ALL THE TIME (she is eleven and very much a tween).. Two pluses though -- we will be moving into our new house so that will keep us busy. Plus she is signed up for summer bowling which we all do. It's a great program where kids under age fifteen can bowl two games a day, five days a week. It's called kids bowl free and is sponsored by the bowling centers, schools and other community organizations. There is a family pass where you can add up to four people and it's only about $25. The whole deal is worth over $500, so it's really worth it. Last summer DD didn't miss a day and she got eight free games as a "reward". She really likes it.

Had a busy week with hubby hurting his arm, so I'm on double duty. Of course he has to say "See how much I do when I'm not lame?" I did not comment as I would have liked to. The one that made me chuckle was having to help him carry the trash cans to the curb. You know that taking out the trash is "a man's job", right? What will the neighbors think if his wife is carrying a trash can. To which I say, oh, bite it, I was taking out the trash long before I married you, caveman. He's slowly getting better, but geez, does he have to be so typically male when it comes to injuries and illnesses? Since he's having trouble eating and I wasn't in the mood to listen to him gripe about eating with his left hand, I have taken his meal and wrapped it in a tortilla. We always have fruit with dinner so he's now limited to finger fruits (grapes, orange sections, apple slices). It's so sad watching him try to eat his yogurt in the morning with his left hand. I told him that he should just mix it with his orange juice and save us all the misery. But he said, "No, I got this". Well, only about three more weeks of this.....

Out to the dogs and since tomorrow is my sleep in day, I'm going to indulge in a long bath. If I don't fall asleep first.

Happy May and Happy Weekend, everyone!

P.S. This is a great story.

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History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
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Happy Mayday. emoticon emoticon emoticon When I was young, we would pick wild flowers and run up to peoples houses, ring their door bell, leave the flower on there steps and try to get away before they saw us. When I got older I would get to work early and leave one on each persons desk, I was the one with the key and open the office up everyday. Then I'd sit back and listen as the people came in. About 2/3 would think they had a secret admirer. The rest wanted to know who the commie was. I can't leave flower on your door step so virtual flowers it is. 'm home early, not much going on on Fridays, so the boss just kicks us out.


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"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality."
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Nellie sending you healthy thought.

Lola just ame in and said it is feeding time. She is the only cat I've ever had that wanted fed twice a day. I think the others were once an hour.

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I got some disturbing news yesterday. I now have kidney disease. I won't know much until I go see the specialist.

Maintaining.

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
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I can make the links work on here, but they never seem to work right when I try to open them or send them. I think it's Yahoo getting mad at me for moving out of California.

Another semi-busy day. After taking DD to school, I went to the post office to send the reply to the IRS (or as the postal clerk called it, "a letter to Uncle Iris") regarding our 2013 return (these people have nothing better to do?!) and then head to the store for eggs (it's $10.49 for 5 dozen up here). Got home, helped get DS up, went out to feed the dogs, came him to help feed DS (he was not in a cooperative mood), did some cooking for dinner (buffalo steak for the salad) while watching "Law Abiding Citizen". Picked up DD at school and also picked up the two movies in our street box (Unstoppable and Unbroken). Hubby is on an e-Bay movie buying streak. I told him he better be buying some for me (you know, the mushy nauseating female stuff) and he said "Oh, sure". Of the many tens of movies that he's gotten, I think two of them were my requests. I don't know what happened to the other hundreds of titles that I requested.

This evening hubby had to meet the woodworker at the house as he's installing a Murphy bed/desk. It looks like a desk by day, but opens to a full size bed. She's getting that because her room is pretty small and this will give her a little more space. Plus eventually as she ages (i.e. goes to college), that room will turn into a home office/guest room. She asked where the guests would stay if they visited and I told her, "Oh, we can't have guests until you move out". She just glared at me and walked away.

Anyway, the installation isn't going well, and they were supposed to be done today but something's not right about it, so they'll work out the kinks and come back on Saturday and finish up. This guy was given over five months to make this thing, and hubby said it looked like he slapped on the last coat of stain and didn't wait for it to dry before bringing it over. We were going to have him build shelves as well, but after what he did to the bed, we're going to have the cabinet installer make then.

Time to check the pups and hit the hay, hopefully a little bit earlier this time. For those that are on other teams with me, you can ignore my posts as they will be a cut and paste of this. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to write more personally.

Happy Thursday, everyone!

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I have found out that if you erase the http:// from the front of the link then it will make it an active link.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
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We had some bizarre weather today. It was bright and sunny, got a little cloudy, and then for less than a minute, it hailed with thunder and lightning. It went back to cloudy and on to sunny again. Very strange. I hope the link works, as I found this posted on youtube (tried to put it as "add a link" and it wouldn't work unless I copied and pasted).

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QI68D30
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Enjoy your comments CatNurse!

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
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My cats love to help me make salad. Linus will grab lettuce out of the bowl and chomped on it. One time when I turned around to grab a spoon, I turned back to see him munching a huge piece of spinach and little pieces falling out of his mouth -- into the salad bowl! Lovely. When I cut up strawberries, Tiger and Trudy want the leafy tops. And Jake comes from wherever he is when I'm cutting up celery as he knows more times than not, that leads to tuna and he gets the celery leaves. And the tuna water. I don't know how he knows, but he does. Kind of like Linus and paper. He could be dead asleep upstairs under a blanket, and if you crumple a piece of paper, he's downstairs in 2.2 seconds. And God forbid if you throw it out! That's his paper.

When we move, we'll have an atrium, and it will be interesting to see how the cats react to it. I'll keep the doors closed more times than not. But I don't want to close them out completely. I know when we get flowers, they do get munched on a bit. Many, many years ago, I grew a flat of cat grass and one of my female cats yanked a huge clump out and ran around the house, dropping dirt all over the place. She ate the whole clump, roots and all and later proceeded to vomit in the kitchen sink. At least she was nice enough to do it in the side with the garbage disposal. I refrained from growing anymore and gave her dried catnip the rest of her life (she really got zonkered on the stuff).

This week is off to a rip roaring start. We've been challenged as of Sunday night when hubby hurt his right wrist. He can't make a fist or grab anything and it hurts to twist his arm. And he's right-handed. Being a man, he will not go to the doctor unless it gets worse. But it makes for slow going as he needs help getting our son dressed a moved around. Luckily today was a good day and we had no problems. Now if only he can have good days until hubby is healed, that would really help. It's keeping me hopping and I'm wiped out.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

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What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?
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Good evening, It's only Monday and I stopped and picked something up on my way home. Nothing hard, no nasty people. A 14 page bank statement and the person that entered checks in the computer, I know she just made up check numbers and if she couldn't remember if she had put a check in or not she ut it in again with a different number.

I got an E-mail from Mom. She sends out Alice thinks everyday so we know she is OK. Well she sent out an email Friday she wasn't thinking this weekend. She had decided that she couldn't take care of a 4 bedroom house on and acre and half, so got an apt in town. The told her it wouldn't be ready till the first of May, but Wednesday told her it was ready. She was so happy. She had a meeting in town Friday that would last long enough so she would have to drive the 40 miles in the mountains in the dark, Then go back Sunday for church, drive home after a long day and drive back on Monday for a DR appt. She decided to take the first car load to the apt Friday morning and part of it would be an air mattress and camp chair She said no electric, no phone and no internet, but so peaceful.

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Betsy was just sound asleep and got all twisty. She had had quite a snootful of catnip and was sleeping it off.

How you do anything is how you do everything...but don't let perfect be the enemy of good.

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Jane, love the pic. Catnip must be like marianna. I did plant it this year but CM and Garfy don't really go for it other than on toys.

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