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      Thursday, October 01, 2009

otherstuff
10:39 AM - 10/01/2009

The topic: You probably thought you’d never see a dog on my blog, but….

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this has to be one of the BEST pictures of happy dogs I've EVER seen!

 

We have Pacer on the left and Tehya, who just had her third birthday celebration, on the right.

You can see more of Glacier's photos on her weblog. Glacier lives in the Yukon and she's got some pretty awesome photos. She's a musher and she's got a lot of happy dogs in residence.

Oh, yeah, she's got one or two kitties, too. wink

      Thursday, October 08, 2009

otherstuff
03:55 PM - 10/08/2009

The topic: I’ve been pretty busy

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With my annual pre-October Disney Meet cleaning the past couple of weeks.

After the 17th, things should get back to normal.  I hope. 

Anyway, I just wanted to make a quick post that someone left a message on the catcam guestbook about moving the office catcam.  Their suggestion wouldn’t have worked, but I did move the camera.  Now you can see the water fountain, the kibble feeder and the front of a litterbox.

Enjoy!

      Sunday, October 11, 2009

disneystuff
10:45 PM - 10/11/2009

The topic: “I’m too excited to sleep!’

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Remember that Disney commercial?  When there’s a Disney vacation on the horizon? Where the kids are in bed and a parent pops a head in and says something about “why are you still awake?” and the answer, a little boy in a PeeWee Herman voice says “I’m too excited to sleep”?

That’s me. Right now.

Because I got a call from the Disneyland Resort tonight, about 7:30, confirming (for the second time), the Magical Moments we’re getting on Friday. 

Every year we go up to Disneyland on my birthday.  For the past eleven years, we’ve met friends up there.  We wore pinwheel headbands on our first trip and every trip since.  It’s become a tradition.  I make us matching shirts.  With big silly pinwheels on the front.  We have fun.

Like the time we got front row seats at Billy Hill and the Hillbillies. And when Billy turned his head away from the crowd to put in his hillbilly teeth, all of us pinwheel people were ready. Every one of us put in our hillbilly teeth.  And when he turned around and smiled at the crowd, we all smiled right back.  It was great.

Things like that. Over the years we’ve made a name for ourselves.  We’re the “Pinwheel People”. And I was told tonight that we’re world famous.  You get that?  “World famous”.  How cool is that?  Yeah, probably at other Disney parks, but that’s okay, we’re still “world famous”. 

I was told to check in to City Hall that morning and we’ll get special buttons. And other stuff.  I don’t know what.  It’s a surprise. It’s Magical. And I’m sure it will be a Moment to remember.  We meet up with our guide at noon.  In front of “It’s a Small World”. The same lovely woman who made last year so special, just because.

I took a CostCo sleep aid pill a little bit ago.  You know why?

Because I was laying in bed, grinning from ear to ear.

Because I’m “too excited to sleep”.

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      Thursday, October 22, 2009

otherstuff
08:19 AM - 10/22/2009

The topic: I’m sick again

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It seems every time we get back from Disneyland, I bring home more than good memories.

It didn’t gradually come on.  No starting with a ticklish throat.  Nope, it came on full blown.  I woke up Monday morning with a sore throat, stuffy, aching head and a cough.

The cough is bad enough because it makes my head pound, but the piddling just makes it that much worse. I’m taking 2,000 units of Vitamin C every hour.  I’m drinking tons of water.  (That helps with the piddling, doncha know.)  I haven’t been napping during the day because Facebook’s Fish Wrangler app has new quests.  Which I’ve been doing with my quest partner, Jolene. She’s killer competitive.

Last night, I fell asleep on the sofa for about fifteen minutes. We were watching “Psych”, which was recorded last Friday.  We went to bed at ten. I fell into a very nice sleep.  Then I woke up at two.  I tossed.  I turned.  I coughed. I petted cats. I laid there wide awake.  Random thoughts. I’ll share a few.  Or more.

Why does it feel like there’s an axe in the middle of my forehead?  I need to take something for the headache. And blow my nose.  I wonder how many cats I’ll displace when I get out of bed.

(Sorry, guys, it has to be done.)

I’ll put my extra tissue under my pillow.

After having visits from Aunt Flo from the time I was twelve until almost fifty, every twenty-one to twenty-five days, right on schedule, and lasting for seven days (no lie, always a week long, worst was day three and four), almost for thirty-eight years, I rejoiced when it was over.  So, after all that torture and punishment, why am I now (rubbing my chin) subjected to whiskers? 

It’s weird how earlier in the day I could breathe out of my left nostril, but not my right.  Now, I’ve got full air flow through my right, but nothing out my left. 

Why is Georgie on my pillow?

I wonder what’s going on with Miss Elizabeth, I wonder if the only food she can eat that won’t give her the runs is the Fancy Feast Tuna Feast.  I wonder if I can buy that by the case at Wal-Mart.  I wonder if I bought it by the case, if she’d start getting the runs on it.

I wonder why I’m wide awake.

I wonder why all of our cold and flu medicine is out of date.  Especially the cough medicine.

I have to pee.  I wonder how many cats I’ll displace to get out of bed.

(Sorry, guys, it has to be done.)

I wonder if these hot flashes are because of my cold or hormonal in nature.

I wonder if an online friend would be offended if I asked if she’d lost any weight due to having swine flu.  The last time I was under 145, I’d had the flu.  That was back in the late 1980s.  I wonder if I’m losing any weight.  Coughing burns calories.

My lips are really dry.  Thinking about it, they really bother me.  I need to put some lip stuff on.  I wonder how many cats I’ll displace to get out of bed.

(Sorry, guys, it has to be done.)

Ahhh, that feels much better.

Why am I hungry? 

Is it really after three? 

Will I ever get back to sleep?

If Rusty was still alive, he’d help me sleep.  Oh, hey, Mickey, get under the covers, snuggle with me.

I wish I’d quit coughing.

Why do the cats have to be so close to me?  Who’s sitting on me now?  Potter?  I’m tired, I need to sleep.  I can’t move. The cats have me coccooned. 

I’m never getting back to sleep, I’m going to lay on the sofa. After taking some out of date cough medicine.

When I got out of bed, I counted cats.

Opie and Skipper were at Brian’s feet.  That’s two.  Sagwa was behind his knees. That’s three.  Pete and Rory were at the bottom middle of the bed. That’s five. On my left, the three who’d been laying right up against me, were Ross, Richie and Mickey. That’s eight. Marco was at my feet. That’s nine. To my right was Daniece and Pancho. That’s eleven. Georgie was on my pillow. That’s twelve. There were two more, but I don’t remember who they were.

I didn’t get back to sleep until after five.  I let the cats out at a quarter til four.  There was a cat spat after five and it woke me up.  I went outside. The night sky was crystal clear.  I went back to bed. Got up at seven.

I’m tired.

      Friday, October 30, 2009

otherstuff
06:56 AM - 10/30/2009

The topic: I’m alive!

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I actually left the house yesterday for the first time since we got back from Disneyland.  Yeah, I wasn’t sick that Sunday, but I had laundry and stuff to do.

It was nice to get out, I went to Wal-Mart and spent money. Since it appears that Miss Elizabeth can only eat one kind of food without getting diarrhea, I needed more Fancy Feast Tuna feast, I wanted a little folding table for miscellaneous things, a table bigger than a television tray, Brian wanted me to get a bed for KittyMeeze (since we no longer have water delivered, he moved this little food shelter he made years ago over to that side of the entry and we put a blanket on it and we’ve seen Kitty sleeping up there) and I needed some, um, piddle pads for my sneezing and coughing bouts.  I was tired of changing my undies, you know?

I’ve actually slept through the night twice now, the sleep is doing me good.  My nose gets blown a lot, it’s sore from the rubbing and our weather is very, very dry, so I keep putting lotion on it.  I still cough a little bit, but no where near what it was last week.  I even started cooking again (sad, I had lost weight while coughing so much, got on some smaller jeans, put them on yesterday and ha!). 

I vacuumed yesterday, the house was in bad need of it. Lots of fuzzballs and crunched kibble on the floor, rough walking barefoot.

Anyway, I’m back!

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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