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12/25/14 1:45 P

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Happy Holidays, We well have our family get together on the 29th. The hospital is open 365 days a year and that is the next time DD is off. DH is talking about going to a neighbors for dinner. They are meat and potatoes people and can't eat meat so i might be having potatoes for dinner. Maybe for the holiday feast they will sneak in a salad or veggie.

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12/24/14 12:32 P

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone and your little critters too. From Linda, Chrisy Miss and Sir Garfield the 1st. emoticon

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12/24/14 10:04 A

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At this time of year it is important to remember that it isn't the price of the gift, or the size or the effort. The important thing to remember when buying gifts is to SAVE THE RECEIPT!

Alice Thinks Sometimes Maybe Perhaps

Good morning, This morning it was 40, but the sun was shining, not a cloud in the sky, no wind and the birds were chirping, so I bundled up and Mutt and I went for a 3 mile walk early.

Enjoy whatever holiday you ae celebrating.

Lola goes in and out the cat door at will now. She prefers the liter box on the porch, ok with me. DH loves to watch her use the door. My other cats would race across the floor and hit the door head first busting though it. Lola walks up to the door and using one paw pulls it open and walks out. Very much a lady and very dainty.

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12/24/14 3:10 A

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MaryAlice, my condolences for the loss of your aunt. Regardless of how we feel about them, they're still family. I'm not particularly close to my siblings, but they're still my brothers and sisters and I'll be there if they need me.

If you saw the size of our city planner, you'd know that he doesn't get out of his chair very often. I went into the office one time to pick up a copy of our plat, and I was trying to figure out how he fit through the door. And he's so unpleasant. Even if the six houses all sink, I don't think he would care.

Today was a trip to the big city. We left the house and drove through fog and blowing snow on patchy black iced roads. But luckily, there were no accidents. We had an appointment with my daughter's surgeon for a two-year post op. Everything is on track so far (she had emergency surgery for a collapsed disc). When we went back out to the parking garage, ice fog was rolling in. It's very pretty, but it hurts if you stand in it too long. After that we went to Barnes and Noble (the closest book store we have) where I used all my coupons. The best one was the buy one get one free tea containers. I got $21.90 worth of tea for $10.07 (two types of green tea). I was happy.

Then the fun part -- Costco! That place was awful. I'm used to going on Sunday as soon as they open before the church crowd hits. The weekday crowd topped with Christmas shoppers is horrible! Not to mention they move everything around so you have to search for it. I was looking for dinner napkins and they were nowhere near the paper products. They were on the aisle with household cleaners. What?! At least they didn't move the pet food aisle. That would really bug me.

We made it home at a decent hour despite the fog and blowing snow that was still going and hubby put everything away while I made dinner (cube steak with onion gravy, saffron rice and Cesar salad from Costco). And my reward for being so good today was a mini wintergreen candy cane.

Tomorrow is cooking day here. I did get everything wrapped -- yea! Usually I'm up until the wee hours trying to finish stuff. But not this year. I'm getting too old.

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12/23/14 11:47 A

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"A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day."
– Albert Schweitzer

Good morning another yucky day. DH turned the TV one and it said it was foggy, I looked outside yep foggy then they said the worse at .25 miles visibility was Pearland, the closest city to us. An our later while i was getting ready to walk Mutt, they said the fog had lifted everywhere but Pearland where it was still .25 miles visibility. We only walked 2 miles, by the time we got home the fog had turned to a light drizzle and we could hear thunder. In July I enjoy walking in a light drizzle, but not in Dec when the temp is in the 50's.

Yesterday Mom e mailed me that her youngest sister had died. we weren't close to Caroline, I hadn't seen her in close to 40 years. Caroline married money and said we didn't fit in with her kind of people. Mom only saw her when she happened to go see grandma when her sister was there. It wasn't unexpected, Caroline's breast cancer had come back and she refused chemo. Still it is Christmas time and mom's younger sister and mom says it makes her feel old that her younger sister had passed.

Sometimes i wonder where city planners heads are, well actually i know it is where the sun doesn't shine.

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12/23/14 2:46 A

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MaryAlice, I hope that Anna has a good Christmas. I'm glad to hear she is home and hopefully she is comfortable.

Where we are living now, we are backed up to what used to be wetlands. The stupid city planner decided that it was okay to fill in the wetlands, so now there are six houses instead. The idiot didn't care that there was a year-round creek. They tried to divert the creek which caused our backyard to have a creek through it when we never had one before. The dogs lost almost half of their running area because they hate water. In the winter the "makeshift" creek that they made with culverts freezes, backs up, and floods the road. Every couple of weeks the city has to send out an excavator that digs out all the ice from their pretty little rock-lined creek and the de-icer guys have to come out and steam open the culverts that flood and threaten to flood houses. Way to go, city planner (excuse my language, but he's known as Archie the poop around here).

Off to finish wrapping. I'm sure there's some calorie burning in that, right?

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12/22/14 9:47 A

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This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
--Rainer Maria Rilke

Good morning I'm feeling a lot better. I can't seem to get enough to drink, but that may be because I couldn't drink for half the day yesterday. I only got 1/2 my steps, but then I wasn't in an up right position till afternoon.

I did get all my exercise. I got a video off youtube that is for obese, seniors and those needing flexibility for quality of life. It stated it wasn't a weight loss video, but some people lost weight when their quality of life got better. It was chair exercises and the man doing the exercises was a good 300 if not 400 pounds. You could hear his trainer telling him what exercises to do and how to do them and every once in awhile you would see her. The video we 23 min long and I know it worked every part of my body. DH asked about me doing that type of video when I could do the more strenuous exercise videos. i told him I didn't feel up to the other videos and didn't want to get out of the habit of exercising. At the end of the video it said to share with anyone that needed flexibility for quality of life. So for any of you that think this will help here is the link. You will need an exercises band or weights for a couple of the exercises. The man used cans and the trainer exercise bands I use 2 pound dumbbells, and a pillow for hugging.

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I'm in Texas. The governor thinks the EPA is a bunch of BS and anytime they want him to do something that cost money to monitor and doesn't make big business lots of money, he thumbs his nose at them and says "make me" now in areas where it will bring visitors, thats another story, he is all for it, but out here where it is a horse farm that is a business he isn't going to do anything.

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Oh, those fill-ins can't be done around here anymore. It disturbs the wetlands. There was someone who was filling in the area next to the barn I use to board at and they got stopped by the government. It was on either side of the creek that went through there.

Today Orzo showed his caring again. I was reading something on Facebook that was so sad that I started crying (new puppy that was starting to do better died) and Orzo came running, jumped in my lap and started giving kitty kisses. He will do that any time he notices me crying, I've noticed. I was thinking of my last dog and really started in one time and Orzo was right in my lap as soon as he could get there. For all the times he has done something like climb the drapes or scratch on my furniture, he is always there to show his love and caring.

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"The great man is he who does not lose his childlike heart."
– Mencius

Hi, Thats the best I can do today. DH woke me you that breakfast was readyI felt like I had a knife in my eye, my sinuses were blocked and had drained down my throat. I took 2 bis of breakfast and was back in bed. I wasn't even able to drink water. At 11:30 I got up and tried to eat or drink something. I was in an up right position for 30 min and managed 2 bits of a veggie burger and 1/2 cup herb tee. At 2 I tried again, I managed the best of my tee, veggie burger a glass of water and a banana, so I tok Mutt for a walk, just one mile. I'd like to say I'll be up late since my day didn't start till 2 to get in my steps and exercise, but we all know it doesn't work that way.

Today I saw Lola come in the kitty door and I hadn't let her out. I asked DH he told me he hadn't let her out. Well she went to the kitty door and tried staring my into letting her out. When that didn't work she went to the front door and told me about it. I told her I knew what she could do. After 1/2 an hour she gave up and went out the kitty door

This land use to be a rice patty. The people next to us have filled their land for the horses. So it don't take that much for us to flood. Our house is up on blooms, so we have never had water in the house, but the people on the other side of us, whose house is on a foundation have.

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12/20/14 6:39 P

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Wow, that is a lot of rain. We have been dry and the 40s most of the time. I think it is supposed to be cold and possibly snow tomorrow, though. It has gotten cloudy and cold this afternoon. We also usually have dry, hard ground that doesn't absorb the water unless we get a slower, all day rain, which does happen once in a while.

I need to go get some buttons for my towel sets, but I'm not sure I want to go in the colder air. Maybe it would be best to go today, though. I can't go where I want to tomorrow and waiting til next week is cutting things too close. I also need to see if I can get a couple larger pots or else will have to use the ones I got that are smaller than they are supposed to be. I got a really cute picture of my friend and her dog that I would like to put on one. Right now I am starting over on a hot pad because the other one had too curved of sides.

I've been trying to watch my Alma Mater in the Las Vegas Bowl. Not a pretty sight, so I am switching to other channels and sometimes peaking to see if they have managed to do anything. I turned off one of their other games (the only one they had on TV) because they were so far behind and they ended up winning the game. This one doesn't seem like they have a chance. It doesn't help that the coach signed with another school and, not only that, left before the end of the season. The players found out he had done that by hearing it on the news. There are people who say they didn't blame him, but he could have at least coached through the end of the year.

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12/20/14 3:03 P

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"Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead to sovereign power."
– Alfred Tennyson

Good afternoon. My front yard looks like a pond and my back yard looks like a lake. The dog house floated over and pushed against the electric fence. I put on my rubber knee boots and went out to make sure I wouldn't electrocute myself moving it and i could get to the plug to unplug it first. And here comes Duke bounding though the water with that ball for me to toss. It is so nice to have a 70 pound dog that runs though the water and the mud then comes in a n scratches on the rug because he itches. While I had my boots on I checked on the cloths i had hung out and didn't bring in because it rained during the night and then I would have had to swim to get to them. To bad the ground is so dry it can't soak this water up, most it it will just run off into the bayou.

Lola figured out how to come in the kitty door. She hasn't figured out she can go out the same way, but a start.

I went by and saw Anna, she is out of rehab and home, I'm glad she is home for Christmas, but not happy with the reason. Anna starts chemo again and they can't do rehab while she is on chemo. Well at least she is strong enough they can start chemo again.

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12/19/14 9:59 P

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Last night I got into working on my crochet Christmas gifts so I didn't get any sleep before heading to the food pantry today. I wanted to get some cans of food for Orzo and Cassie. Have to go to the food pantry for people to get to the pet food pantry, so I went through there, too. Anyway, I am barely awake by now. I went to get a couple things at the grocery store that they don't have at the pantry. Sprouts has asparagus on sale so I went and got some of that and I got some tomatoes so I have them for making soup.

Orzo got his nails clipped today. Almost didn't, but my friend was able to "burrito" him and get them when I was out of the room. The bottom of my thumb has a nice deep scratch on it, though. Gads, he was bad. Of course, I forgot what he had done and he was laying in my lap just a little while ago. It usually doesn't take too long before he works his way back to me.

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12/18/14 5:47 P

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Pearland is only 8 miles, they are one of the fastest growing cities in the US, but don't have many companies. Houston is 25 miles to the city limits and another 15 miles to down town.

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Couldn't the guy at the temp company tell you that before now? Maybe you would have found one before. When I worked for temps it always seemed like "don't call us, we'll call you" but they wouldn't call. Then, if you didn't call in all the time they would say that you didn't get any jobs because you didn't call them.

How far out are you from the nearest city? I can't see having to be all that far from the city, but maybe the altitude makes a difference. It would definitely be hard to find a job 200 miles from a city. I think if you get to Wiggins (about 15 miles from the metro area) the air is pretty clear here. Of course, it is starting to get crowded out there, too. At one time I was looking for a place more in the country to move and went to very small town, CO. Not so small anymore. I think the housing developments were going for more than 10 miles from the town. And the rooms were so small in those houses that I couldn't even get the furniture into them. I think the dining room (formal dining room) was smaller than 8 x 8. Maybe could get the dining room table in, but couldn't sit around it.

I've been trying to decide whether to go to the cookie decorating tonight and I think I will stay home. Saturday is cards and I don't know that I will go to that, either. Just don't have time to get the things done that I have to work on now. I am glad that I went to the others I went to, though.

The sun has gone to where it doesn't come in the window anymore, so I am getting pretty well pinned in my chair. Orzo is on my lap.

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Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.

Irving Berlin

Good morning, wish I could do something about this headache. It least I know what it is now. It has been overeats for 3 or 4 days now. When we have a cloud cover it holds the pollution in. Pollution and I don't get along. The Dr says I need to move 200 miles from the nearest city. I'm having problems finding a job now, don't even want to thin about living that far out.

I spoke to one of my temp companies yesterday. The guy I spoke to told me that all their jobs were on their website and if I wanted to look at it, if there was a job I wanted, he would put me in touch with the branch handling it. The nearest job that I felt qualified for was 40 miles away. I guess they are having as much trouble finding jobs as I am.

Lola went out on the porch this morning, She pawed at the kitty door, got it to swing a little, I don't think she likes the idea of pushing her head against it. After a couple min of her messing with the door, she sat there and starred at us. DH put some caned food just inside the door. she messed with it some more, but wouldn't open it enough to come in. Maybe if the maganet at the bottom weren't so strong, but then the wind would blow it open more often and I would have to close it.

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I finally found some ribbon that I wanted to use for the cat toys, so I cut some of it and if they feel it is better than the cord for the cat toys they can change to that by tying it where the cord is tied around the top of the toys. Then I took them down to the shelter. I put pictures on my blog today.

After taking the toys I had to the shelter I got some more materials to make more. I could only afford (well maybe) the material for the cat toys. The dog toys I would have to get the flannel by the yard. It wouldn't take much for the braided toys, so maybe I can find some of that, I don't know. I couldn't believe how much they want for the ribbon now. What I had was $.50/spool. Now it is $4.00/spool. But I have 4 squares of felt, a spool of ribbon (plus what I had here), and bells for more toys. I will make some for friends' kitties and maybe some more for the shelter. Still have some of the regular gifts to finish, so the toys might get to the shelter late.

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12/17/14 11:34 A

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"No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched."
– George Jean Nathan

Good morning, well it is morning anyway. I woke up with a sinus headache. Of corse it is 45 degrees out, Mutt wants a walk, Duke wants to play fetch, DH wants me to want the fence line, the dogs water bowl needs scrubbed and Lola wants to know why I won't leave the front door open so she can wonder in and out at will. Oh and there is a load of cloths in the washer that won't hang themselves out. At least I can play fetch while I walk the fence line.

I've never had a Maine Coon, I have had Siamese. The pound took a female Siamese that was being kept in a rabbit cage with no shelter and was expecting within a week. They left the kittens with the mother as long as they could, but before the kittens were old enough to be put up for adoption had to take them away from her. We fostered one go the kittens, well that foster lasted many years. Us children named the kitten Noisy.

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Fancy, I have a cat that all but destroyed our Christmas tree. It only has lights and wooden ornaments on it. It's a fake tree, but ususally looks pretty nice when he's not in it. We have found the casings of lights, but not the bulb part (we have since found that he he pushes the bulb under the tree skirt). He climbs half way up the tree, grabs an ornament, then gets out of the tree and takes the ornament around the house. If we try to reprimand him or stop him, he is right in our face and swats us. On the rare occasion that we can grab him, as soon as we put him down, he's right back at it. Little brat.

Right now I have one Maine Coon/Siamese cross (we had his sibling who passed away two years ago). I also had a Black Siamese who was gorgeous. She had a more round face (I think they're called apple-heads), but man she could talk. And she had a temper. She loved to be on your lap, and if you stopped petting her, she'd sit up and bite your nose. Not just a nice little nip, but the canine would go in the nostril and she would clamp down until you started petting her again. She never did this to my daughter (who was three at the time), but always to me. Must have been love. I will always have a Siamese or a Maine Coon or a mix of the two. They are awesome breeds.

Happy (almost) Hump day!

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I have only had DSH cats, though April was part Siamese. She sounded like a mad one often, too.

It was nice for you to get the crochet hooks and yarn for your friend. It sounds like she has been having a hard time and you really cheered her up.

I did four more cat toys today and made 3 of the braided dog toys. I had to use some cord for the cat toys because I couldn't find the ribbon I have somewhere anywhere. I had a whole bag full of ribbons, plus found one the other day and can't figure out what I did with that. I hope the cord will be okay. I had found it and was using it for some small ornaments that I put on the wreath I made. Now I am trying to get things done to start another kitchen towel set and wanted to use the anti-fray stuff on it and I can't find that even though I saw it yesterday. It is really getting to me.

Today is Orzo's gottcha day. He is still really loving, but he is getting ornerier. Now, as well as his clawing on the chairs he is trying to climb the new draperies we put up in my bedroom to keep some warmth in there. I thought he was trying to get in the window and moved the sheet that is at the center, but he just keeps trying to climb the drapery. So last night I got the water bottle and used it. He would run off, then immediately come back and try to climb it again. It doesn't seem like anything will get him to stop his naughty habits.

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"I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes."
– Sara Teasdale

Good afternoon. A little boy wanted grandma to play at the park. We found a small football and played catch, chased each other down the slide and ran all over things that weren't made for a grandma to run on, but what a way to spend the morning.

Some of you remember my friend Anna, the co worker that has cancer and got the flu, well she has a bad reaction to one of her meds and during a seizure, she had a stroke and is now in rehab. I went by to visit her,

The Dr had her crocheting and she was having problems and since I crochet thought I could help her. The first thing I noticed was they had given her a hook, that while the hook was a goof size for a beginner the whole thing was child size, way to short. It had a grip to make it easier for her to hold that I had never seen, but made sense. I told her I would get her a normal size hook. Then she told me the only yarn they had was gray and if I would she would like something bright. Wal-Mart was around the corner so I stopped there and couldn't believe it, they had the hooks with the grip she needed. So I got her a couple hooks, I know how they get lost in the bed cloths, and a skien of multi color bright yarn. She was so happy, and with a longer hook was able to crochet.

The weekend after Thanksgiving, I went to the phone store to get DH the new phone he wanted. They told me the phone was back ordered, but he would get it for Christmas. They sent me an e mail yesterday. My order is a priority to them. they will be shipping it some time between 1/9 and 1/23

Lola is the first cat I think I have ever had that didn't have the triangle face of a siamese. She has a round face and with her hair length I think she is part Persian. I never thought about the breeds of cats i had, they were all just cat mutts.

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I had a different breed cross here when I was about 15 or 16. Doxie had a Dachshund X Weimeraner puppy. He had slightly longer legs than a Dachshund, but looked just like a Dachshund with a grayish tint to his red coat.

Have been going nuts today trying to get things done. I've got two of the towels and hot pads done except for the buttons. My next one I am a little confused about what to do with it, so might end up with the Christmas patterns and maybe another teddy bear or something. The cats are too close to the fold and I'm not too sure what to do with it.

Then I was trying to get a child's tea set packed and was cleaning up around where I was working on that and found I needed to get glue for some other things I am working on. I was looking for some I had and found something else I need to send off so went to meet up with a friend who was going to send it for me. He didn't show up, though, so I have just put his return address on it and will probably just try to send it from here. I think I definitely have ADD. I just jump from one thing to another all the time. I did get the glue and added some glitter and some small ornaments (the last to put on my wreath I made along with a bow). And I got some food items, so I didn't completely waste my time.

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"Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm."
– Charles Caleb Colton

Good afternoon, Not doing much today, but working on the afghans for the boys.


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Wow -- a Maltese husky. That is an interesting combination. The most unique combo I've ever seen was a Dalmatian/Corgi cross. The pup looked exactly like a Dalmatian with no legs.

We had a very sad day here today. When I went out to the dogs, the boys went down the hill a bit and were barking. We do have moose that "sleep over" near the bottom of the dog run. This morning hubby let them out and there was a young cow near the fence. Four hours later, she was still there. And at 4pm, she was still there. Reason being is because her calf died near our fence. She is pretty docile, but won't leave her dead baby. Can't say I blame her. There is nothing we can do unless we want to pay someone to remove the carcass, but technically it's not on our property, so we'd have to get permission from our neighbors. That ain't gonna happen because they are renters and don't care. Even if someone came out, they would have to get passed the mother. Eventually, the mother will move on and "nature will take it's course". As of 10pm, she was still there. My poor dogs have to stay inside their shed except to go do their business.

What we don't want is the neighboring kids (who are not the nicest in the bunch) to go down there and do something stupid will the mom is still there or even worse do something stupid after the mom leaves. So for now, we let the dogs out every couple of hours, but for their safety, we are keeping them in. I don't know how long mama moose stay around after their babies have passed. I hope it's not too long for the sake of our dogs.

Here's hoping today is a better day.

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MaryAlice, maybe Mutt is like me and just gets sore after his play with Duke. My legs are sore enough I have trouble standing today after the short walk yesterday.

I got one bed and one cat toy made today at the library. The beds we did were small tied blankets -- the kind where you tie the edges around two pieces of fleece. It took me the entire hour. One lady tied some of the bells to her knots. Another lady made 3 beds. She did some ties with untied between them. Since I only got one of each done I was going to work on some more toys (they are felt leaves and bells on a ribbon to play with the kittens with) but couldn't find the ribbon, so I brought some of the felt and bells home to make a few more. When I go out on Thursday I can take them to the shelter if I can remember. I also brought some of the scraps that were long enough to make a braided toy for dogs with.

When I got out I noticed some liquid running across the parking lot under my truck, so had to go over to my mechanic's to see what is leaking. Nothing was showing up when I got there and nothing was leaking from the truck. All he found was a small amount of oil around the oil filter and I still have a full oil tank. Well I am happy with that. I was afraid it was something having to do with the axle and that is a bear to work on. He had to do the back axle twice when that one was leaking. At least he is cheap (he is a friend from church and doesn't charge me when he works on my truck).

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Good morning I got the laundry done and beaded bookmarks for the family in CA. My son and his wife will only allow books in the house, no tablets or e readers. Rianah is only 5 so I don't think she will need one, but I'm sending them to the rest of the family, so I'll send her one. They call Beka by her liven name. I never have and I guess that is good now. Beka's given name is Rebeka. Since I put their initial on them there would be 2 with R, so Beka's has a B. I know DS has a spelling problem when it comes to names.

Yesterday Mutt was moping around, just not himself. I told DH, Mutt has his yearly vet appointment in January and unless he gets bad I'll wait and talk to her then. Then when I was walking Mutt, he still wants his walks, I thought about it. Mutt is 8, last year the vet asked if he was acting his age yet. Mutt was like this once last week and both times it was the day after he and Duke spent several hours chasing each other around the back yard. I'm thinking the old man just don't know when to quit.


Catnurse, I was thinking of you and your dogs. I saw this picture of a husky, maltase cross. It looked like a husky, it was hard to tell how big the dog was, but I don't think it was much bigger them a maltase.

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Glad you are feeling better, Catnurse. I suspect that Orzo would stick his mouth in mine if he could catch me breathing through my mouth. He's come awfully close. I have my eucalyptus oil to help when I get too stuffed up. Like you, I drink tea when I have colds (I've been drinking a lot of it, anyway, but usually will change kinds or add lemon with the colds).

I finally got out with Cassie for a short walk of about 1/2 hour. Not much, but better than we've been doing. She was happy about it. We went a little different direction than normal because I don't normally walk her near the busy street, but I wanted to go look at some of the Christmas decorations. The one place I had gone by yesterday and wasn't completely lit. He needs a few extensions to be able to light it. It is supposed to be warm again tomorrow but I have to get up early if we are going to go for a walk again since I have a craft class in the middle of the day. That is the one where we make toys and beds for the Dumb Friends League.

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I am on the road to recovery. Got a nice little cold that caused coughing to the point of rib hurting. Felt like I'd been punched really hard. I can now breath through my nose which is nice. I don't think the cats like it when I breath through my mouth -- they always squint and open-mouth breath. Maybe they don't like my taste in tea.

Right now it's 25 degrees outside and overcast. We are down to five hours and twenty-seven minutes of daylight. My daughter goes to school in the dark and comes home almost in the dark (it will be dark right before she gets out for winter break). Starting Sunday we'll supposedly get five out of six days of rain and/or snow. We better get something soon. The Iditarod is not that far away, and it's a lot easier on the dogs (and the mushers) if there is snow to run on.

I'm off for more tea and heading to the laundry. That's the only bad part about feeling better -- I'm back on laundry duty.

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Good Afternoon, Mutt is sulking in the corner giving me the eval eye. Since I don't have to worry about Duke running off, I let him out while I was hanging the cloths on the line. Duke was running around the front yard and back to me then off again. Mutt was on the porch and could plainly see that Duke was loose and if he got close to the street I would call him back and love on him for coming to me. Then the worse thing, as far as Mutt is conceded, Duke got his ball and I tossed it in the front yard. Mutt whined and messed with the gate, but Duke was free and he wasn't. But I can't get Mutt to understand, Duke stays in the yard and comes when called, even when he is running full near the road and Mutt just wants to run off.

It can rain in the back yard and not in the front. I saw snow once, and have even walked in a light flurry. I've never seen hail, but then Houston TX is the furthest north I've ever lived and Belize is the furthest south.

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It sounds like you are having weather like we get. Do you also get it where it can be raining or snowing really hard on one side of the street and the other side is bone dry? It doesn't just fade out or get less, it is like a curtain between the two. When I was little we even went to one street that had a couple feet of hail on one side and everyone playing in it like snow. In the middle of the street, though, and from there west there was nothing, not even rain. The weather does get strange at times. I never can figure out how to dress for the weather. They will say it is warm and I put on something for that and go outside and freeze. Or the opposite will happen.

They say that the short bursts of exercise are just as effective as long ones, so short walks should be great for both you and Mutt. Mine are short (or non-existent) for other reasons, but I do have to figure a way to get through them. Today is sunny, so maybe I will manage a walk with Cassie. I know that she would really like that.

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Good morning, I went for a walk with Mutt, 10 min in I decided I had over dressed, took my jacket off, as soon as I did it started raining. Not a hard rain, earlier in the year I would have kept walking, but I didn't want to be wet in the cold, we turned around and came home, as soon as we reached the driveway it stopped raining. Looks like a day of short walks, I don't want to get to far from the house.

Lola sneaks past me when I'm bring stuff on the porch. She is pretty good, she only goes about 10 feet from the porch and comes back on her own in about 15 min, so I don't worry if I can watch her.

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Dogs just seem to know things like that, don't they. I'm glad that your Mutt won't let anything happen to you.

Orzo tried to sneak out when I was bringing in stuff from my shopping trip today. That is very unusual for him. I made an attempt at blocking him (not a very good one) and told him Aaach and he turned and went back in the house. Usually he doesn't even try to get out anymore. When I am getting ready to leave the house he will curl up in my chair. I guess today was different because I had Cassie with me. I combed some of the loose hair off her (terrible shedding) and then took her and got her nails trimmed. Then we went off on the shopping trip.

I actually have one room in the house pretty warm. Unfortunately, it is the one I am only in to sleep, but I am still glad to have a warm room.

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Good afternoon. It is a nice day. Mutt and I got a nice walk watching the sun rise this morning. Mutt was still on edge and constantly sniffing the air. Last night I started to get ready for a walk and went t the door to see how cold it was and how to dress. Normally Mutt starts getting excited then, racing around me and making it hard for me to get ready, but last night he yapped like I had stepped on his tail and curled up in the back of his crate. I asked if he was ok and did he want to go for a walk. he curled up more. I said OK and sat down and picked up my crochet. DH can in the room and asked what was wrong with Mutt and why wasn't I going for my walk. Mutt looked up, sniffed the air, let out a big sigh and curled up again. I told DH Mutt said it was too dangerous for me to go for a walk. He asked if Mutt knew those things and what was so dangerous? I told him I had no idea what was dangerous, but Mutt stopped me from going places that were dangerous. You had to learn when to trust your dog and Mutt didn't want us outside. With that we heard the coyotes, they had made a kill and it was big enough they called the rest of the pack, they were close really close. I had told them at the pound I wanted a dog that knew the country, no city slickers. Mutt keeps reminding me I might have gotten a bigger dog then I wanted, a younger dog then I wanted, and a dog that wasn't house broken or leash trained, but he is the go I asked for. That is also why Lola isn't allowed out, not even on the porch after dark.

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Wow, it was warmer in Alaska at midnight than it is here at midday. It is supposed to be in the low 50s according to the news/weather and dry. It looks like it will snow any time now. Consequently, I am burrowed under blankets today with a sweatshirt and hoodie on. I'm feeling like going back to bed to get warm.

I started another towel yesterday. This one with cats on it. I have one other towel with cats on it, and a couple of Christmas ones. I have craft classes Thursdays and Saturdays this week and next.

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"Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit… we become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts."
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Good morning. I was showing DD the afghan I'm making for Alex. It has the 8 colors of the crayon box. Alex can in and grinned from eat to ear. Yelling crayon blankie. I asked him if he wanted a crayon blankie, an he started yelling my room, my room. After I finish Alex's afghan I'm making Tony's. I asked Tony if he liked it and he said NO. I asked what colors he wanted, he said blue, orange and red. DD had told me blue, orange and white. She rolled her eyes at blue, orange and red. I had gotten the blue, orange and white, but I have enough red and if that is what he wants that is what he gets. It might be blue, orange, and red with some white between the colors.

I got us where we didn't go shopping very often, then I went to work at Wal-Mart and DH was always calling " since you are already at the store could you pickup. After 3 years I have get back to not running to the store twice a week.

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MaryAlice, I hope you are feeling better.

I went yesterday to do our base shopping to include some Christmas shopping for the family, and it wiped me out. One reason was that it was too warm. Yep, Alaska has decided to skip winter this year. My drive is about 45 miles one way, and it was gusty wind and rain. Of course, it was close to freezing (34 degrees), so the roads were icy. I had to grip the steering wheel with both hands and no cruise control. So I was sore from that. Then getting two month's worth of groceries and supplies was tiring, especially the three bags of cat litter and five cases of cat food and 8 cases of dog food. And the fun of putting it all away (hubby does most of it). I did this on four and a half hours of sleep. The whole trip took about seven hours.

The reason it's two month's worth is that I opt to go every two months in the winter instead of once a month like we do the rest of the year. I hate the drive (it's not fun). To top it off, I have my daughters with me. I love my daughters, but being enclosed in a van with them for two to three hours is pure torture. There's only so many times I can listen to the "Happy" song and not scream.

Off to go check on the dogs. The observed high today was 38 degrees (it was 43 degrees when I picked up my daughter from school), and right now at 12:11am, it's 39 degrees. That is unreal. It's all Al Gore's fault.

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Sorry you were hurting so much last night MaryAlice.

I haven't been doing much in the way of formal exercise, though did a bit of squats, modified pushups and hip abductions last week. I tried a little working in the garden, pulling the vines that need to be pulled out of there and I have been trying to find some things to work on for Christmas presents and that has involved moving things around quite a bit. Today I found some things that were a mess and really needed thrown out, so started cleaning out some of the things down in the basement. Drove Cassie and Orzo nuts. The box was underneath a box of yarn and I thought there was only a box of yarn there. It has taken me a bit of running up and down stairs as well as the bending and moving, so I am a little worn out.

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Good morning, I didn't sleep well last night, everything hurt. DH has been after me to go back to Wal-Mart, so I told him I hadn't hurt this much since I left Wal-Mart. He said he never realized I really hurt working there. Did he think I just made it up.

The mall opened for walkers at 7A, as a mall at noon. we got there about 9:15. Sears and Penny's were open but nothing else. Macy's open at 10. At 11 the mall started getting crowded an we left.

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That sounds nice to be able to go into the mall and use the internet there. I don't think you can get into the malls here until an hour or less before the stores open. At least you couldn't when I was working for the inventory company. We had to go in through some entrance that would take you down the back hallway into the mall (and I usually got lost going down one of them.)

I've stayed home all day. Got pictures of a couple things I had put on Craigs List that people had inquired about. They didn't show any interest after I responded to their inquiries. Last night I started doing some closet cleaning and will try putting some of those things on the FB pages. Mainly just clothes that I haven't been wearing.

It's been cloudy all day, but did get to the 50s. Still cold in the house as far as I'm concerned, so I keep turning on the space heater. I hope we get some sun soon. It is unusual for it to stay cloudy for so many days in a row.

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"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."
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Good afternoon, DH wanted to go to the mall this morning. I asked him what he needed so bad he would go during the Christmas rush. He said nothing, he wanted to use Microsoft's internet. I told him we where going long before the mall opened, I got 80 mins of walking in and the mall started getting crowded. DH said he couldn't understand it the mall didn't even open for another hour. Microsofts internet is quite a bit faster then ours, especially on weekends. When the weather isn't very nice DH will ask me if I want to walk the mall. That means I have I want to download to down load some movies and the internet is so busy that they keep stopping and starting. Microsoft is new, they just opened up across from Apple and one of their things is a nice sitting area in front of their store and leaving their super fast internet on and unlocked 24/7.

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They have a Christkindlesmarkt here in Denver. If I could manage it I would go down there. I am mostly German ancestry and like to go see the German events around here. I was also watching PBS Create station this morning and the travel programs were all about European Christmas and showed all the Christkindlesmarkts around there. One place in Switzerland (I think) they were all outside around the lake. I'm sure they will be repeating those programs a lot.

Today was our annual Victorian tea. Lots of goodies to eat and tasty, but not really anything good for a person, unfortunately. So I ate all that stuff I shouldn't have. Then they had music and a little skit and their raffle. They also had a gift shop and my friend was finding Christmas presents in there.

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Good afternoon. Today is national that your child to the bookstore. DD figured that since Starbucks in in B&N I should take her to a book store. I have never seen B&N so crowded. Tony and Alex came along and discover they had the little golden books on sale and there where Thomas the Tank Engine little golden books.There where other sales in the children department, but the boys have one track minds. Trains.Now what grandma can say no to 2 little boys begging for little golden books. Not this one.

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Happy St. Nick Day! My hubby was stationed in Germany many, many years ago, and they celebrated St. Nick. There is a place called Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg. It looks gorgeous and like a lot of fun. At least I think so.

As for cat names, my first Maine Coon was a 22-lb black cat, and he was awesome. He was brought into the clinic that I worked at to be euthanized because the owner was "tired of chasing him when he got outside". Good reason, eh? So when I got the job there, I took the cat, ready for some chase scenes. The cat would shoot out the back door, go about 20 feet and stop. Wow. Come to find out, this "cat owner" (and I use the term loosely) had done this on other occasions with various reasons. Jerk. I renamed him "Grateful Dead Buster" as there was a signed euthanasia slip for him.

My second cat was a Black Siamese that was wandering outside of the deli that I was getting a sandwich from. When I came out, she rubbed up against me and started talking. There were some apartments across from the river, but nothing on this side. After serious consideration, I took the cat -- the deli was on the main drag and on a Friday in a town filled with newly driving teenagers (they loved to "cruise the parkway"), I wasn't leaving her there. So, I drove to the apartment complex and left my info with the office in case anyone had lost the cat. On the way home, she got into my turkey, avocado, and cheese sub, bypassed the turkey and cheese and ate the avocado off half of the sandwich! When I got home, she and Buster were fast friends. I called her B.B., short for Buster's Baby as she followed him around and looked like a short-haired miniature version.

A couple weeks at my place and after posting signs and doing all the good "Is this your cat stuff?", I got her spayed and called her mine. She was renamed when her personality started to show. I was a big fan of banana Runts candy, and found a place that sold only banana Runts in a house-shaped container. The roof was hinged, and B.B. would lift the lid and scoop the candy out and scatter them everywhere. She would bat them around and hide them and belly walk out of the kitchen with one in her mouth and stash it (when I moved, guess what I found? An arsenal of banana Runts in various places!). I changed her name to Baby Commando Kitty, and she was Baby after that.

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I think tonight counts as the night before St. Nicholas Day since my calendars for years have shown St. Nicholas Day to be December 6. My oldest daughter was born then and I told her that she was our St. Nicholas Day gift.

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"You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving."
– St. Francis de Sales

Good morning, I wore up to rain. several days of overcast in a row means headaches.I walked the dog between showers, so it wasn't a very long walk. I'll be doing some walking videos later. My body says we are taking it easy today, so it will be a simple walk.

Today is the first of my holiday celebrations. Happy St Nicholas Day.

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You all have good ways of coming up with names. My naming on cats has been Tipsy, because he had a white tip of his tail; Creamy, because she was such a light yellow tiger stripe; April, just because I couldn't think of anything else. I also had Nomia (I guess that is how you spell it), who someone else named. She was Creamy's mother. I also have trouble naming dogs and horses. dogs were Doxie (obvious - her registered name Shaenus Girl by my Dad's naming), Bridgitte (Mom named before I got back home), Annie (named by her breeder). Venture was from the idea "nothing ventured nothing gained" (Hard Yakka Adventure), Blue from his color (Yakka Little Boy Blue, just because I was trying to get something with Blue in it and that's all I could think of). Patty named herself by looking at me and telling me telepathically (Yakka Blu Cow Patty after a western song). I now have Cassie, whose call name doesn't link with her registered name at all (Duwest Wiggles and Giggles). I only had to come up with a name for one of my horses and I learned not to name anyone Sassy after that because it sure ended up fitting (but she was really sweet, too). I have absolutely no method for my naming.

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I name my cats after gods and goddess, I stay clear of the Greek and Roman gods they are too common. Freyja was named for the Norwegian goddess of love, beauty, mother earth and war. Lola would have been Isis, but because of her age and the fact that she knew her name we decided not to change it. Yes I study comparative religion and that includes the ancient religions. And no Isis was not Moslem. She is from about 3000 BC.

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Darlene, the Humane Society where I got Garfy had named him Steven T. As I have said before, I had a brother who died named Stephen so I could not keep that name for him. He has a Garfield attitude (if you have ever seen the cartoon) so since he was a British Shorthair he became Sir Garfield. Of course he has a bunch of love names like Peanut Butter, Scamp and Stinker Bell (most of my kitties get that one.) Chrisy Miss was given to me on
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Lola is just making sure you know she has a personality and you know what it is. Orzo does that to me. If I don't get up with him rubbing on my face or sticking his nose in my eye, he will start yowling at me. I am no good at coming up with names, so he remains some kind of pasta. I didn't even know what his name was (tells you how much I eat pasta).

I decided to make the hot pads to go with my towels, but had to find a pattern so I would know how many stitches to do. Tried following one pattern and the video with no luck, but found that youtube has several videos from one lady that has how to do a pattern and how to do certain stitches, so I have bookmarked the pattern I am working with and will check out her other videos, too.

We are having cloudy weather today, though it did get to the low 50s. It just doesn't seem like it is that warm when it is cold in the house (though the space heater says it is 68). For some reason the heat from that thing isn't reaching my chair. Guess I have to move it closer.

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And keep the mental attitude and activities in the creative directions; as in that which has been indicated. Know that ye cannot live alone. Others are not only dependent upon you, you are dependent upon others - in every phase of thy experience. For ye are a part of the whole experience, and ye add to or detract, according to thy own attitude.

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Good morning. A dull dray day. An alert came on my phone early this morning that we were under a dense fog warning till 9A tomorrow. The fog isn't thick now, but when I was riding my bike I could feel the little water drops against my face. Speaking of riding, why is there a head wind no matter what direction you are riding?

Lola has told me in no uncertain terms that I might not have given her a goddess name, I didn't change her name, but she is a goddess. And a very noise demanding one at that.

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The coyotes and foxes are what worry me most if I let Orzo out. Most of the time he seems content in the house. I don't know what his life was like before, but he was a stray (lost & found brought in) so I don't know that he was an outdoor cat since he got lost. He might have been an indoor cat that got out and lost.

I remembered having kitchen towels around here that I got to put tops on for hanging, so I'm working on them for Christmas. Today I contacted my friend to see what colors are in some kitchens. Got really fortunate with it because one of the colors I was using for the top is her one of her DIL's favorite colors and the one skein of yarn I got for a match to the towel is one of the colors my friend and her sister have in their kitchens. Then I have one other color I can use. Maybe I could find a yarn cheap enough for one more color to match to the towel for one or two others. I had a package of towels with Teddy bears on them that I am using. Somewhere I also have some that the tops are already on and just need buttons and those will work for some, too. Plus I have found a nice Cross pen that is still in the package and I have the crafts I have been working on. Coming up there is one making baskets with the rolled up paper (can't remember what that is called) and one for cards and one decorating cookies. There is also one to make toys and beds for dogs and cats. That one is for donations to the Dumb Friends League where I adopted Orzo from (he was at the Petco near me, but a Dumb Friends League cat). One craft day I will miss is when they make small quilts or mug blankets. Wish I could make that one, too, cause I might be able to do some hot pads for the kitchens. I guess if I have enough time I can crochet some of those, though. They aren't hard, I am just slow.

It is cool again today, but not so cold that I can't manage to go outside for a little while. It's supposed to then get nice again until Sunday.

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Let no day then pass that ye do not speak a cheery and an encouraging word to someone! And ye will find thine own heart uplifted, thine own life opened, thy love appreciated, thy purposes understood.

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Good morning, cool this morning and over cast, but other then that a nice day.

I let Lola out once in awhile when I can watch her. I'm not worried about her going anywhere, she has never gone more the 20 feet from the porch and always comes back in 10 min. What I worry about is the feral cats. Lola is 8 and I think she has always been an indoor cat. She doesn't act like an outdoor cat when she is out. The feral cats act like she is a target. I've even had them on the porch steps harassing her. The coyotes have been load lately and I haven't seen any feral cats, so she has been out more.


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I had one dog that ran out the door every chance she got to take a walk around the block and snoop. 20 minutes later she would be back to be let in. Problem was she usually did it when I was going out the door to school. Annie took off with one of the dogs at the barn one time and I thought she was gone for good. They took off out to the back and a couple hours later came back from the other side of the street on the other side of the barn. I am so glad that the others have not been runners. That was the only time that Annie took off. If I wasn't outside with them a couple would take off, but if I'm in the yard they stay. I hope the electric fence keeps working for Mutt.

With cats I have never had much luck keeping them around if they go outside until April finally showed me she would only go out in my yard if I didn't try to catch her and bring her back. Then I found out I could tell her to get back in the house and she would. I am afraid to let Orzo out. He has been good at not trying to run out most of the time.

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MaryAlice, I have that problem with Garfy on the deck. I can let Chrisy Miss wander around and I can even take a quick bathroom break with her out there but Garfy is another story unto himself. A friend keeps telling me to let him loose and he will come back when he is hungry. I tell him that if Garfy gets hungry he will station his little self in front of the best restaurant in Elkridge MD and wait for someone to feed his cute little face. He is unreliable and he has come to understand that he will only go out in his "boogie" or not at all. emoticon

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Good morning. A chilly one this morning. I've got my sheets on the line, Mutt says it is time for a walk.

I have always wanted a dog that I could let loose in the yard and would stay with me. Mutt runs away so bad, I tried a few times and when he knows he is off leash he is gone and I can call till I'm loose my voice and it won't do any good. I never tried with Duke, I just thought it was something you had to teach dogs and I didn't know how to teach them. The other day DH had to get something out of the backyard. I said I would bring Duke in. He said if Mutt was in then Duke was no problem, so when I went to hang the sheets out I let Duke out. He raced around the yard, when he got close to the street I called him back and he came right to me. After racing around the yard he came and watched me. I got the dog I wanted. Mutt is jealous because he isn't out with me, but he would be gone.

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I pt up bubble wrap last year, but so far this year I have had the windows open more days then shut, so haven't yet.

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The problem they have outside of Denver is that the hospitals will accept the discount program, but the doctors mostly don't and you can't get any of your meds with it, so only the cost of the room is included. My friend lives in one of the towns NE of here about 90 miles. Then they don't understand how that discount program works. It is supposed to be a certain amount for the entire hospital stay, but the hospital where she is charges that amount for each day. I don't know what happened last year when she ended up so bad she had to be in the hospital for a month, plus having to pay for the doctor and the meds. Then she said that when she hit the "cap" one time they charged her full price for everything instead of the discount program paying for everything and her having no co-pay anymore. Of course, I think she doesn't know what she is talking about most of the time, so maybe the hospital didn't charge her like she said. I know there is no way she could pay for it. I do know doctors and meds are not covered there. It is funny that the meds are covered in Denver, but not there.

I taped some more bubble wrap over windows in the living room yesterday and that really helped with keeping the room warm. I am going to do some in other rooms and maybe the entire house will stay warmer so I won't have to turn the heater up and pay so much for utilities this year. I've also got some of the plastic that you put over windows left and some weather-taping that I can use. I did try caulking around the windows and totally made a mess of that.

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"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
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Good morning, it is a rainy day, so I've done a walk away the pounds video and will with do another one or ride the bike later. I really think my legs need a brake from the bike.

I got prime by accident. Well I meant to get the one free month but forgot to cancel. Anyway one if the things prime members fed is free music. I looked and they had 14 fast paced 1 hour play list already made up. I downloaded 2 that looked good to me. We'll see.

One of the problems we have is that we are close to Houston and when the government puts up clinics, they go be the % of doctors in the population. Houston has a very large medical center. When the government isn't taking into account is that it takes money to go to the medical center, lots of money. One of the "country" doctors near us says he has 800,000 in accounts payable, never sends out bills and doesn't expect to collect most of it.

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Wish I could have had a couple acres to keep my horses on. It is okay here now since outside of Denver the medical coverage isn't so good. The doctors and hospitals might be good, but coverage for lower income is terrible.

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By law a homestead has to be a min of a acre. Mine is an acre and the smallest lot on the street. Most are 2 acres a couple are 50 acres and one is a couple 100. One street over most are 2 acres and across the big street most are 1 acre.

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Well, that does give your dogs a lot of room to play. Mine is sufficient for Cassie (and was for the others), but I don't want a smaller yard. At least not if I continue having mid-size dogs. I think that actually in the city this neighborhood has the largest yards (mine is NOT the largest).

I got my turkey finished yesterday and will have to put it in some broth or gravy. It is about as dry as it can get and almost impossible to eat. Guess turkey isn't my thing to make. I even had it in a cooking bag to help keep the moist in it. Oh, well. Chicken breast is hard for me to get moist, too, so I always have to have some kind of sauce with it or make soup. I decided to make some soup with the turkey legs and also have a piece of chicken in it. Since it is getting cold again the soup will be nice.

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Good afternoon, where did the day go. I just did 30 min on the exercise bike, why is my ankle hurting? That is about as low impact as it gets. Yesterday I did 30 min on the outside bike. Nice ride, but 15 min was into the wind. That will give you an ab workout.

Darlene our back yard is 3/4 an acre and the electric fence is only along one side, so he still has plenty of room to run. Not that an 8 year old does that much running.

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I hope that everyone's headaches are gone now and you are all feeling better.

It is nice that Mutt will stay in the yard now. He sure is leaving that fence a safe distance.

Catnurse, you sure have some nice savings at your pet food store and gas station. Guess your prices are mainly higher there than the mainland, though. I am going to be having problems trying to get canned food for Cassie and Orzo for a while. I think Cassie will be okay with that, but Orzo will throw a fit if he doesn't get his spoonful of canned every morning. It's bad enough that he insists I get up on his time to get it. Thank you for the information on the baby food, too. He is doing fine on his food since I remembered the one is supposed to be soaked first. It has also slowed down his eating.

Since I was at a friend's for Thanksgiving, I didn't cook my turkey, so it is in the oven now. I also just noticed I had a couple chicken breasts out of the oven, so will be making some soup with that or else will have to give it to Cassie. If that happens, I guess I can use some of the turkey for some soup. We are having warm weather through today, then tomorrow is supposed to be at least 30 degrees cooler, so soup would be good.

I have stayed away from Black Friday deals. I just don't want to get trampled or wait all night for something like that. I did want to go one year when they had a nice TV for $188 and mine was going out, but it was a midnight start to the sale and very few of those TVs. So I just kept watching the strange colors.

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"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."
– Vincent van Gogh

Good morning, I have a killer headache. We got the electric fence up yesterday, so Mutt is outside. Duke was happy about the guys that were putting up the fence. It meant there where 3 teenage guys that kept tossing a ball out of the way. Their father wasn't to happy about it. He kept telling the boys to quite playing with the dog and get to work. The father was use to putting up fences for cattle and when it came time to test the fence his tester wouldn't register. Mutt was walking along beside the fence and went to check out a hole we had blocked. Yep the fence works. This morning I was out in the yard with the dogs. The dogs had been in all night. Of corse I was throwing a ball for Duke. Mutt was walking about 20 feet from the fence stopping about every 5 feet sniffing the air. I guess he could sense the electric, because he wouldn't get any closer to the fence, just whine and move another 5 feet down and try again. I hope this keeps him in the yard.

The people here say the vet was trying to scare me. they have never known a dog to get sick from a possum. They said that most of the time, the dog chases the possum till it plays dead. Then the dog turns the "dead" possum into a toy. The older possums are the ones with diseases and they are smart enough to stay away from dogs.

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A quick solution for cat diarrhea is chicken baby food. Feed nothing but the baby food (make sure it's the brand without onion powder) until the diarrhea has cleared up. Then gradually add the regular food back in. It's a lot easier than giving medication and usually works.

I survived Thanksgiving!

I say that because I woke up cramp-y and headache-y and the headache turned into a migraine. But I did get everything done and everyone fed and all the clean up before I collapsed. I still had a dull ache all day, but was able to get my Black Friday shopping in which consisted of the gas station and the local pet supply store (which shows my priorities!). At the gas station, I had forty cents off per gallon, and the pet store gives 25% off entire purchase along with another 5% military discount which is great. And they have free donuts and coffee and tea and popcorn. Not to mention, my dog is welcomed in the store and she gets to meet and greet other animals. I also got enough bonus points which gives me a $25 store coupon which I will use with the Christmas coupons they'll give out as well. It's a great place.

And now it's time to check on my pups. We are finally supposed to get snow tomorrow and next week -- up to nine inches total. So far this winter we've got almost an inch, which is way below the norm. I don't mind, but my huskies want more snow.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

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MaryAlice, that poem sure does fit my Thanksgiving. Had the turkey -- fixed two ways. Then there were some grilled veggies, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, pistachio salad, gravy. That was just the main part of the meal. Four pies and something called Nordstrom's Surprise which was like cheesecake bites (boy, were those good). I only had a little sliver of the pumpkin pie, but had a bit of everything else so I couldn't handle that anyway. Didn't have any other pie, just the Nordstrom's Surprise for dessert. I was at a friend's house where I have been accepted into the family since I don't have any family nearby (they are all at least 2 states away). I am so blessed to have them for "family" and not have to always spend my holidays alone like I use to.

Hope everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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"A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
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Good morning, i don't go Black friday. We will have to go out today for some plumbing supplies, but I don't think the hardware store is going to be crowded.

I had a good day with my DD and the boys. That is till I got home. I got home at 8:30 at night, it was pitch dark. Mutt had been inside, Duke outside. Mutt wanted to go out so bad. I can't leave him in the back yard by himself. But who could blame him for needing to go out. I watched him. Instead of doing his doggy thing, he started playing tug of war with Duke. I turned on the back light, the dogs had a possum. Not a little possum, a big possum. Now in the dark I need to go convince 2 dogs to drop a possum and then pitch the stupid thing over the back fence. My big concern is that the vet says possums carry 6 diseases dogs can get. My dogs have been vaccinated against the 4 common ones, but there is no vaccine against the other 2. She said they are pretty rare, but I would really rather my dogs weren't playing with a disease ridden animal.

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I ate too much turkey,
I ate too much corn,
I ate too much pudding and pie,
I'm stuffed up with muffins
and much too much stuffin',
I'm probably going to die.

I piled up my plate
and I ate and I ate,
but I wish I had known when to stop,
for I'm so crammed with yams,
sauces, gravies, and jams
that my buttons are starting to pop.

I'm full of tomatoes
and french fried potatoes,
my stomach is swollen and sore,
but there's still some dessert,
so I guess it won't hurt
if I eat just a little bit more."
- Jack Prelutsky, I Ate Too Much

Good morning and Happy Thansgiving emoticon emoticon
I'm Vegetarian, so no turkey for me, but Mom sent me this poem and I thought You would like it.

I called DD and asked her if she needed me to bring anything. She said no, she had he tamales, and refried beens. I asked about veggies, she said they has spinach tamales, fruit? no. So I stopped by the store to pick up a fruit and veggie tray. I guess everyone had the same idea, the store was picked over pretty good and it was only 8A. I picked up 2 small trays and some stuff to add to them.

Off to do some ad exercises to se if that helps garbage gut. This thing is not moving.

I use to fight with medicaid about what they paid for when I was in the nursing home. They would pay for occupational therapy, but not respiratory therapy. People can walk, but they can't breath, doesn't make any sense to me.

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It is disappointing when there is medical help available but because of insurance problems, you can't have it done!

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Hope you are feeling better MaryAlice. That tea sounds interesting. I have been getting Bigelow Caramel Chai. I also like the Cinnamon Stick, but that is getting hard to find around here. As soon as I started drinking it the stores around here quit carrying it. I have found two stores that sell it a few miles south of me.

Went for my eye recheck today which went pretty well. The healing from the hole in the macula has gone better than they thought and with correction I could read 20/40. He wants me to have the other eye done soon, but I don't have any money to pay the co-pay/deduction. So I don't know how I will get it done.

Tomorrow will go to my friend's for dinner. Then I will come home and stay home. I do have the tea to go to on the 6th, but won't be going anywhere else until Christmas Eve.

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"Facing it — always facing it — that's the way to get through. Face it!"
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Good afternoon, Sorry I'm late getting on, but my kindle kept calling me. Just as well. I eat something I shouldn't have yesterday and my tummy was making all kinds of noises. DH thought it was worse then it was because Mutt must have eaten something he shouldn't also, his tummy is even noisier.

Yesterday when I was at the tea store, they had some white chocolate peppermint tea. I got some to see it it would help with my sweet tooth. It is too soon to answer that, but it is good.


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My neighbors' dog use to jump the fence all the time so they put in an invisible fence. Now she doesn't even need the collar that goes with it. She does fence fight with Cassie, though. Cassie just wanted to be friends when she first met Abby, but Abby didn't want to be friends. Cassie is the only dog that she doesn't like.

I figured out this morning that it is Orzo's food that is causing his problems. I remembered that one of the kinds of food I have said it had to be soaked. He was having trouble chewing it without it being soaked and that is hard with his teeth he has left. He was eating it this morning, got done and threw it up. That doesn't work too well. And I mixed the two kinds I had together so it would really waste 2 bags if he can't eat it. So I added water to it. He also got his little bit of canned, too.

I don't know what was going on this morning while I was still sleeping but had the TV on with the news on. I could swear they said the temperature Thanksgiving or Friday would be in the 70s and the rest of the week the 50s and 60s. Oh, sure. It is storming in the mountains, cloudy and windy here with snow coming in (though lighter) and 43. Wouldn't be too bad, but the last few years I have been cold any time it is under about 65. I wish that weather report I thought I heard was true. They do say it will be 60 on Thursday at least.

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Good morning, Mutt has found another hole in the fence. This is getting ridicules. DH talked to someone about an electric fence. I don't really like the idea, but we do have to keep him in the yard and he has gotten hurt a couple times when he got out, so it looks like the lesser of 2 evals.They can't put the fence up till Friday, so Mutt is getting a bunch of short walks a day.

Yesterday I was going to do Walk Away the Pounds, but couldn't find my DVD, so looked on You Tube and saw a 4 mile fast walk. Good, NOT. She did 5 two min intervals, they were jogging, she said she could walk if we needed low impact. Stupid me thought I would try. I made it 1/2 way through the second interval when my ankle said no more. I finished the video low impact. My ankle felt fine and I thought about trying again and maybe going further. Today my ankle is telling me in no uncertain terms, I'm NOT doing that again.

When I first got Lola, she fur wasn't soft, I brushed it out, but she still got hairballs bad. She would bring up 2 or 3 a day. I got her some kitty grass, which she loves and that meant she brought them up on the porch. For the last month I haven't seen one. She does have an under coat that I keep brushed out. I'm told cats kept in small cages don't take care of themselves. I'm thinking between that and no one keeping after her under coat, it was just to much for her.

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Thank you. I will try that. Today the only thing he wants to eat is my tuna salad I made.

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I know when my cats have had hairball problems, I put a little butter on their paws for them to lick off. They seem to like that pretty well.

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That is funny that you mention the blue potatoes. Last night I got to wondering what they would do if I got some of those and made them. I think I would end up bringing the entire bowl full home. I think, also, that the GI is lower in the darker potatoes. For my sweet potatoes I got the darkest ones that they have around here. I am wondering what else I can make a little early to be ready for Thursday. Realized I don't know what time I am supposed to be at my friend's. I will not make the plain baked sweet potatoes until Thursday morning, but probably will do the casserole Wednesday night unless I don't have to be at my friend's until around 3:00. I just hope the casserole doesn't look like chocolate pudding like one I made once.

I guess Orzo is having hairball problems today or something. He hasn't thrown up for over a month and today he has 4 times. Of course, Cassie is always right there to clean up after him. I probably should get a brush out for Cassie, who has started shedding a lot, and I think I have some kind of shedding glove that might work for Orzo. I gave him some anti-hairball stuff in his dish (can't get it on his paws and if I do he tracks it all over the house instead of licking it off), but he doesn't like it so it is still in his dish.

MaryAlice, I would like your 48 to 65 degree weather. It is 37 here. I keep having to turn on the space heater since the whole house heater doesn't warm the whole house for some reason. I think it is because the thermostat tests in the hall in the middle of the house where it is insulated by the rest of the house.

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When I walk into my kitchen today, I am not alone. Whether we know it or not, none of us is. We bring fathers and mothers and kitchen tables, and every meal we have ever eaten. Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, and who we want to be.
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Good morning, Yesterday the high was 85 to day it will be 65. I took mutt for a walk this morning and put a jacket on since it was 48. At first I thought i over dressed, then a gust of wind made me wish i had more on, and so it was the whole walk.

While the temp was nice yesterday I had the door open to air the house. A little song bird came in and perched on the back of the couch and started singing his little heart out. Of course Lola came creeping in and the little bird was back out the door in no time. He flew around the porch several times landing on this, that, and the other thing, teasing Lola. The vet did say I needed to make sure she played. Lola is getting fat and sassy.

Daddy use to grow off the wall things in the garden. One year he grew blue potatoes. Mom made mashed potatoes out of them and to them to a church pot luck. She said most people wouldn't even try blue potatoes. For the record, I've been told the darker the meat of the potato the more vitamins it has.

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Headed out for church this morning and it was so nice, sunny and warm. Now it is cold and snowing. I'm watching our football team losing again.

We had our church Thanksgiving dinner today -- all the usual things, plus barbecue meatballs. I was told that they always run out of potatoes and made a big pot full and hand mashed them. I had 1/3 Yukon Gold in there, which turned them slightly yellow in color. People who didn't know they were ones I had made from scratch said they were obviously instant so didn't eat them. They obviously weren't. The masher didn't work too well and lumps went through the holes in it. I have half of them left. Well, there were others of other people's, too. Guess this year isn't a potato year. I tried to be pretty good and just take a little bit of whatever I liked, but still got too much and a stomach ache.

Orzo and Cassie are glad I am back home -- Orzo especially. He is curled up on me. Cassie has gone to her crate for a while. I don't know why because Orzo hasn't said anything to her. They have gotten the face washing going really good. When Orzo heads over to wash Cassie's face she now puts her head down if she is sitting so that he can reach easier. Usually she is laying down when he washes her face.

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– Don Southworth, UU minister

Good afternoon, This morning DH and I were trying to deiced what we where going to do today, we both needed to exercise. Alex called, and said "see grandma, park" I told him to give the phone to mommy. DD said they were going to Changer park to walk the trails, as much as they could after all the rain and play on the playground and it apperes the boys want grandma to come. I went My tracker says I had a 75 min walk event, but it doesn't know that walk event was pulling a wagon along wet slippery trails so little boys wouldn't jump in puddles.

The small dog is sleeping on the back steps. The big dog is throwing his ball into a very large puddle then running in to fetch it. Ge'll be an itchy mess tonight.

When DD was a teenager, one of her friends lived aways away. The friends mother would always think of things to make the trip worth it for the parents that had to bring their children. Once we had a potato potluck. When i asked DD what that was she told me to bring my favorite bake potato toppings, but I couldn't bring sour cream or shredded cheese. The lady had baked a big batch of potatoes, everyone had brought toppings, we had a potluck where there was a potato on your plate and you added the toppings. Yes one lady had be told to bring the stand by of sour cream and shredded cheese, but she had to take it home. After we eat the girls went upstairs to do what teenage girls do and the mothers went to the living room to watch old Elvis movies.

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I've been running all day it seems. Cassie and I went to get my planner for next year (on sale less than half price) and I found Mandisa's Overcomer CD on the $5 table, too, and splurged. I didn't plan on that one. Then we went to the pet food store and Cassie got some dental chews, chicken backs and a few Charmint treats. Then went to the Verizon store to find out how to do some things, got my email attached to it and I realized afterwards that it would end up costing me too much so had to take it off. This afternoon I went to another craft class and made a wreath. I thought they would be with fake evergreen, but they are real. We were allowed to bring part of the evergreen home to make other things with, like candle rings. My wreath turned out a little heart shaped. I have to find a wreath hanger that I think I have to hang it better and put some ornaments or bows on it. It was a great class except I ate the goodies they had.

Tonight I am making potatoes for our dinner at church tomorrow. Was going to do scalloped, but I just got too lazy and most of the people like the mashed for Thanksgiving, so they are in a pot and will be smashed later.

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"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
– Ursula K. Le Guin

Good morning. The weatherman says we are going to have sever storms at noon. I walked Mutt early. The ditches are full there are small lakes in the front and back yards, the dogs stink and are itchy, when I took Mutt for a walk, I had to find my driest wet shoes, and on top of all that this constant cloud cover is holding in the pollution so my sinuses are killing my. I'm told I have 36 hours and I'll get a few days relief. Enough griping at least I'm safe and warm.

Lola won't use the kitty door, but yesterday the wind started blowing it open. I went to put the board in front of it and decided to just watch Lola instead. Every time the wind would blow the door open, she would run over to the door, sticker head out and look for what had opened the door. She finally decided it was the lizard and tree frog on the window. She tried to chases them away, but she was on one side of the glass and they were on the other and they understood this.

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That's possible. I think he is just clocked by the sun and I am not. Early last year he would try to get me up at 3-4, so at least he is waiting a little longer now.

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Maybe Orzo's body clock is still set for Daylight Savings time, so he thinks it is later than it is.

I wish that they would quit having time changes!

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All that tech stuff can sure be frustrating with all the things that can go wrong with it. I can remember in the past when people would always say that computers never make mistakes only the humans who are doing the input make mistakes. Well, that computer we were inputing in would take the middle out of one line we put in and scrunch everything together. Not just happening to one person, but all of us. My computer is always moving the cursor around so I don't know where I am typing. I also have problems with the phone like you had because it doesn't ring a lot of times. It's okay if the person calling is someone you can easily call back, but when you are expecting a call and can't call back, that is bad. I am glad your store person was able to get your phone fixed.

I need to go to the phone store and see if I can get it set up so I can get to my email and FB on there. It might still be too slow, though. I don't have a Smart Phone, just one of the older kind. The Smart Phone costs more, though, and you get limits on the data where this one there isn't any limit on anything (only cause I switched it to the pre-pay). I also need to find out how to get my rebates cause I think I can pay my entire bill for next month with that.

I started a "painting with paper" picture last night at craft class. Not exactly how I wanted it to turn out (wanted rainbows and butterflies, but have everything straight across instead of curved). I brought home an extra board so I can try another picture. Just have to get some tissue paper for it from the Dollar store. I have fun at those classes and so glad they are free.

Orzo has been yowling at me every morning to get up when I am not ready. This morning it was for over an hour. I wish he would let me sleep later when I don't get a good sleep at night. Then he got me wondering what was going on with him today because there was sun coming in the window and he wasn't on his place on the table in the living room where he usually is. I guess he was in the east window in the back bedroom. Unusual for him to not be where we are for most of the day.

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Good afternoon. I miss out on a job that they needed to fill right then because my phone didn't make any noise then a text came in. DD spent 20 min fiddling with the phone and said she couldn't make it make noise, so I was at the phone store when they opened this morning. It took then maybe 3 min and now it works fine. Now watch it will be tweeting at everything but a job.

It was raining and looked like it would rain all day, so we stopped by the mall and I got some walking in.

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Good afternoon. Mutt decided to lye in the sun on the porch and lay in the spot Lola normally lies. Lola can over to me and told me in no uncertain terms that was her spot. Mutt got jealous because I was paying attention to Lola and came running over to get my attention. Lola took off and lay in the sun. Defiantly two 8 year olds.

I'm working on Christmas presents and making progress, but it sure makes it hard to get your steps in when you are siting in a chair making presents. I just took a brake and went out back and throw a ball for the one that would prefer to race around the back yard to lying in the sun.

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Oh, thank you for the information. I have had that Fancy Feast I gave him for a while and haven't had a problem with it before. I sure hope it isn't that. I think that is his favorite canned. He has been doing fine today and I don't think has the runs at all. Yesterday he was crying quite a bit, though maybe he was just talking. Can't really tell with him because he is always talking a lot. But today he hasn't cried like yesterday and hasn't made any stinkies.

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Darlene, I am currently in contact with Purina because Chrisy Miss is throwing up food again (Fancy Feast) she has been eating for years. I have tried 2 kinds with the same result. I contacted them by face book to email me as to whether or not they are using Chinese products in their food again. I stopped using the moment it happened and unfortunately I buy by the case. I recommend you feed something else and run him to the vet ASAP. Could be something he picked up on the floor or a virus. Both dangerous. emoticon
PS this has been over 2 mos.. Changing the food helped immediately.

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I wish it would warm up more here. I did manage to just wear a sweater when I took Cassie out, but it was still cold. They say 40s to 50s this week, 30s again on Sunday and cooler weather next week with snow on Thursday. I think I am a summer person, though I do end up hating some of the heat, too, when it gets over 85.

I think Orzo is feeling better. At least I hope so. I had to add in the rest of his litter after cleaning out his litter box this morning and I can't get more since the container holds 16.5 pounds and I am not allowed to lift more than 10. At least I was able to pick everything out instead of having to dump everything. I think that I will not give him any more dry food today and only his canned (though 2x canned). It could be that he is eating too much like I do sometimes and that is bothering his stomach.


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"In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes."
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Good afternoon, What a difference a day makes. Today I'm wearing a tee shirt. Right now I'm wearing shorts, but only because I was on the rowing machine an my pant legs get caught in the ores.

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When I've had a cat with the runs, the vet has told me that it could be most anything thing they eat. A bug they fought, a piece of plastic that they chased, a toy anything. Keep an eye on it though. Cats are small and the runs will dehydrate them fast.

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Does anyone know what you can do for a cat with the runs? Orzo hasn't had a problem with them before, but this afternoon it really started smelling in here. He did use the litter box at least. He has had the food he is eating now for a couple days and didn't have any problem until today. The only problem he has had before was with Kit N Kaboodle that a friend got me and he kept missing the litter box. I am hoping I don't have to trade him this food to try to get another kind.

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Catnurse, yes Feliway is great, I use it and it definitely calms both cats down for a while. But, Garfty is a bit of a bully and Chrisy deserves to have her last years happier. He jumps her, gets on her back and holds her down by getting hold of her scruff and he sits in the hallway to stalk and needle her on her way to a litter box. The way my condo is built, the hall is a T. One bathroom being on the right at the end and the master bedroom with bath on the left. He sits in the middle with his ears back. He loves her, I am sure. And she loves him. When I give him a time out in the master bedroom, they sing love songs under the door. But, I let him out after a few minutes and he's at it again. The bully spray is specially formatted to reassure him. I don't want to kill his personality, only redirect his energy. I play with him for 1/2 hour a night to get the excess energy out of him. It also works a little. This little guy is not a demon only naughty. emoticon

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We have finally gotten back to the 40s today. It is cloudy, but I think it isn't supposed to snow.

I am working on getting a bridle in shape to sell. Yesterday I put some flatware on Craig's List and had a response within a half hour. That was shocking. The guy picked it up this morning. I've been trying to find 8 place settings of a similar pattern and found everything but the forks or I could sell that set, too.

I'm trying to figure out what I can make for some Christmas gifts this year. I have been going to craft classes at the library, so that has made a few, but so far they have been fragile and that would be hard for the girls and Alice to take back to FL with them. Then don't know what I can give to their brother who is staying here with his dad. Might be able to fix up some kitchen towels that hang for families and once I can lift more than 10 (or actually would need to be over 20) pounds I can make some rice bags again. Those could go back to FL, too. I can't pick up the sewing machine yet, though. Those things at least I have the things to make them with.



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Good afternoon, I've been working on Christmas presents. I'm Making Alex his afghan. I have made each grandchild one. I asked Alex what colors he wanted, he is 2 mine you, he said yellow, red, yellow blue, yellow. DD cut in and said bright colors, no Easter colors. Tony cut in, he needs a new one for his big boy bed. He wants blue, orange and white. His might end up red, white and blue. Bright orange is hard to find.


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We are still having our odd weather. Only a couple of nights were below freezing. Now we're back up to the low 40's during the day, and it's really not cooling off at night. Today it got up to 40 degrees. No snow, no rain, no precipitation. Are we sure this is November? Here Alaska is having a "heat wave" while the Lower 48 is suffering.

FERALAUNTIE, I have not heard of bully spray, but when I was working, we used to carry a product called Feliway. It came as a diffuser or a spray. It was supposed to help keep cats calm and stop unwanted behaviors. This is from the Feliway web site.



What is Feliway?

Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure.

By mimicking the cat’s natural facial pheromones, Feliway creates a state of familiarity and security in the cat's local environment.

As a result, Feliway can be used to help comfort and reassure cats while they cope with a challenging situation and help prevent or reduce the stress caused by a change in their environment.

The development of Feliway created a new field in veterinary medicine: Pheromonatherapy.

Feliway is available in 2 convenient forms: an electric diffuser and a spray.

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I think that is cute that Lola has found your felt scraps to make herself a bed. And Duke trying to catch the raindrops. He knows how to turn a lemon into lemonade.

We finally got out of the teens today and sun, but it is still only in the 20s. At least Orzo has some sun to enjoy. Cassie is by my feet and has been following me everywhere I go. I have been washing some crystal stemware that I sold. It was a bit dusty since I stuck it back in the china cabinet. Also brought out some flatware that the lady was interested in, but she decided she couldn't afford it. It's service for 12 with 24 teaspoons and even pickle forks. There is still service for 8 left after pulling that out, though not all the exact same pattern (almost the same and can't really tell unless you are looking). Mom really went crazy with those stainless pieces to almost match the silver.

This is not a good day to watch football. One of the top teams in the NFL is being slaughtered by the team that hasn't won a game all year. Bother. Think I will go back to working on cleaning some things up and looking for more to sell.

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Good morning. The over night low last night was higher then the high yesterday, will be our high for today, and it is raining. Alex just told me it was a very bad nasty day. Lola has raided the scrap box for all the felt scraps and made a bed on the spare bed, Mutt is curled up in the back of his crate and Duke is out back chasing the rain drops. I guess at least some of the fur babies agrees it is a nasty day.

I took Mutt for a walk about 6 this morning. The clouds were thick. No moon, stars or anything. I didm't even hear on owl. 45 min later when we were almost back to the house, it was light, but no sun and the owls were to talking.

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I hadn't noticed that with sinus headaches. I just get a lot of pressure and pain. The headache I dread it the one that is all the bones around the eye and then the eye starts in hurting so you can't move it. Haven't had one of those for a while, thank goodness. That was what started me going to the eye clinic down at the hospital, though, and that was good because I am not totally blind in my left eye and might have been if I hadn't started going there.

I went to another craft class at the library today. We made jewelry from beer and pop cans. I didn't finish the earrings I am doing, but got the can parts cut out and glued together. I have jewelry things I can use to finish them here at home. I made a ring and two hair pins. Just hoping the hair pins stay together. I got the time wrong, so had 4 hours to waste so I went grocery shopping. Got a lot of stuff and hopefully won't need to get anything more until the middle of next month.

Cassie and Orzo are sure glad I finally made it home.

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Good morning, Mutt found another way out of the backyard after dark last night, so instead of letting the dogs out before breakfast, both dogs needed to be walked. They can't be walked together and although Duke is getting the hang of walking, it is best to do it after he has run some energy off. What a way to start the day. Oh well I got some walking in.

This sines thing has me worn out, but I'm doing better.

Where is a video camera when you need it. Duke carries a hollow rubber ball about 90% of the time. He will let you have it if you throw it for him. Well this morning he was throwing the ball at Mutt. I laughed at him and told him Mutt would never play with the ball. About that time, I guess Mutt got tired of Duke hitting him with the ball, Mutt grabbed the ball and took off across the back yard with Duke right behind him. My back yard is 3/4 an acre. Duke caught up with him and there was a tug of war for the ball.

When I have a sinus headache my eye waters and that eye closes. Because I'm so left eye dominate it it is my right eye, others will notice one eye is closed before I do. If it is my left eye, the eye will close, but my right eye will have problems and I won't be able to focus.

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