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02:39 PM - 02/12/2004

The topic: Nice day. Windy, but nice.

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Thursday, February 13, 2004  Boy, it’s windy.  Surprisingly, the cats don’t seem to mind.  I’ve always heard that cats don’t like wind.  It’s almost 72? outside.  Of course, I’ll probably have to shut the house up in the next hour or so because it will start to cool off and then it won’t be so pleasant.

I just got four emails that comments were left in this journal, in a previous month’s entry.  A spammer.  Someone linking to adult content websites.  I removed the comments.  And the ISP number was in the mail alerting me to new comments posted.  I sent every single one to hir provider.  And I banned hir ISP from leaving comments.  Hopefully, s/he has a static number, one that no one else has.  Funny thing, s/he found my journal searching for “adult weblogs”.  I used the word ‘adult’ in one of my postings.  Real nice.  :B-no

I’m seriously thinking of having acrylic nails put on.  Not because I want dragonlady nails, but I’ve got three nails that keep splitting.  The rest of my nails are pretty healthy, but my two thumbs and left index finger just won’t grow out healthy.  I read that the only thing that really helps nails grow is formadahyde, and I’m certainly not going to ingest that for lovely natural nails.  *lol*  I’m thinking it’s one of those hormonal things.  Speaking of hormonal, Aunt Flo hasn’t shown her nasty face since last March.  Almost a year now.  I’m almost officially in menopause.

On the whole, the cats are doing better.  Right now, the worst is Oliver.  There’s still the occasional sneezing and I had to clean more nostral blood from the counter this morning.  I didn’t see who it was, but I’ll keep giving the bad cases the pills.  DeeJay isn’t sneezing so much, but he still has the sniffles.  And an appetite.  I just opened a can of Fancy Feast in the garage, where he’d followed me.  He started eating it before it was out of the can.  I carried him and the bowl of Fancy Feast into the exercise room and he started eating it while I was walking.  I think that means he’s feeling better. One thing I’ve learned is that cleaning dried cat snot off of a window is a lot harder than cleaning dried cat pee. And the snot goes farther.  :blah

Earlier this week, I was checking on the garage cats (Lonee, Autumn, Gracie and Angel spend most of their time out there; odd, I never even realized that the girls stay out there) and found Autumn hiding in the bottom of a cat condo.  It looked like she’d snorted a piece of carpet fuzz (you know those pieces of carpet that you find after the cats have annihilated a scratching post?).  I was able to get here without a fight and I pulled on the carpet.  Sure enough, it was in her nose.  Poor little girl, it wasn’t bad enough that she’s congested, she had to have carpet up her nose.  She was happy to get rid of that.  This cold thing looks like it might have an upside, though.  Angel and Gracie are spending a lot more time in the house.  Gracie only goes into the garage to potty and eat dinner.  Right now, she’s sleeping in a basket in the kitty sleep center in the living room.  She spent most of the morning in the sun, on one of the pillows under the kitchen window.  And Angel sleeps on the sofas in the family room, coming over to be held and petted, just like she did when she was little.  I think they’ve realized that the boys aren’t going to chase them like they did when they were younger.  Lonee comes in a little more, but Autumn still stays in the garage.  I’d like to see her inside more.

I went to see another movie by myself yesterday.  Note to self:  don’t go spend money on a movie when you’ve read the book already.  I went to see Mystic River and I liked the movie, I thought it was well done, but I knew how it was going to end, so the element of suspense/mystery just wasn’t there for me.  It didn’t help that I had a major headache before I even went.  I tried some Aleve yesterday morning to help relieve the pain I’ve had in my thumb since falling last year (it didn’t work) and it did nothing for the headache I got later.  And I was afraid to take any Excedrin.  I love this weather, but the tree pollen is killing me.

I’ve been pretty tired, I think it’s because I’m not sleeping well at night.  I’m finding myself pushed to the edge of the bed by cats.  And when I wake up and notice this, I have a hard time getting back to sleep because of how noisy some of them are breathing, mostly Oliver at this point.  Mickey is still kind of bad, but nowhere near close to Ollie.  Brian’s going to be gone for a considerable part of one of the days this weekend to the property, leaving early, early and getting home late.  He asked me what I’d be doing, I said “sleeping”.  He laughed.  I wasn’t joking.

Well, that’s about it for now.  I hadn’t opened any company mail since the beginning of January and I guess I really should.  I did go through and get the ones opened that have to be paid (like utilities and gas cards) and got those paid, but now I have to do the rest.  With any luck, Brian will be bringing home a nice check tomorrow and I can pay a good portion of them.  Oh, I paid off one of our credit cards!  What a nice feeling!  Two more to go.


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