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Thursday, November 20th, 2014
8:13 pm - Birthday Greetings . . .
Happy Birthday, cali_se! I hope it's been a beautiful and magical day!

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Monday, November 10th, 2014
9:16 pm
A very happy birthday to lovethosehobbit from autumn at Greenbelt Lake.

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I hope you have a lovely day to herald a lovely year, bb!!! It's time! *hugs*

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Saturday, October 25th, 2014
10:25 pm - Sending up a Flare
I'm going to catch up with everything outside of work the last couple of months in this entry. I'll save work stuff for another entry. So, outside of work, besides adjusting to the new work schedule, with my new normal of body maintenance tasks, the last 2 months have brought more challenges, which is why I've been so scarce here. I've really missed sharing stuff with ya'll, but I'm working hard on trying to get enough sleep to keep me healthy and I just keep running out of time each evening.

CAT HEALTH

Tuxie was losing weight this summer and he needed to, but it was faster than his diet could probably account for, and I was worried about him. He was diagnosed with diabetes the end of August, so along with Saki's usual maintenance runs, I've been at the vets more weekends than not the last 2 months. He is doing well now on the insulin and diabetes diet food. It was very hard in the beginning because I was terrified of sticking him with the needle, and our practice session at the vets was rough on him, but it's easy on both of us now. He is doing really well, has gained back some weight, and looks filled out again. In fact, he seems to enjoy the whole needle ritual--he's just that kind of boy. I give him a sprig of catnip with it, so that helps. He is mostly liking the special diet food, and with any luck we might get him into remission in the coming months.

More whinging and stuff yonder . . .Collapse )

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Monday, October 13th, 2014
8:50 pm - Fly by . . .
And the 3 day weekend is coming to a close, and I've run out of time to really update yet again, and so many chores still undone. Meh. Will keep trying to find time. I'm stressed, but I'm OK.

Anyway, hello! *hugs* How are you?

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Sunday, September 28th, 2014
9:33 pm - Birthday!
Happy Birthday, [personal profile] claudia603!!!!

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014
8:43 pm - Happy Bagginses' Birthday!
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Happy Birthday, Bilbo, Frodo, and Bingo! And cake to all who love them!

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Friday, September 19th, 2014
9:20 pm - Arrrrrrr!
Ye best not forget what day tis is, mateys . . .

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. . . or ye be walking the plank in wooden undershorts like this pair yonder . . .

ADDENDUM:

Then you'll be having an intimate understanding of the true origins of the most hallowed saying, "Shiver me timbers," as the most wise [personal profile] grey_wonderer reminds us.

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Friday, September 12th, 2014
9:14 pm - Sweet Sixteen
I'm sorry to be late, but very happy belated birthday wishes to [personal profile] benedict and [personal profile] ink_gypsy! I hope you had great days.

I wasn't able to throw a kitty party to celebrate Saki's 16th last Thursday until Saturday. But it was a good time, as you can see here:

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The birthday paw! You can see Herself surveying her birthday spread. A cupcake and cold cuts all garnished with copious amounts of catnip. For some reason, Saki and Tuxie go wilder over cold cuts than freshly cooked meats, and even Moo, who will touch no fresh meats or cat food except for her One Kibble, partakes of the cold cuts--go figure. So yeah, they had a proper little luncheon party spread.

She's 16, she's beautiful, and I'm hers . . .Collapse )

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Thursday, September 4th, 2014
9:06 pm - Saki Day!
A big Happy Birthday shout out to dear [personal profile] ladyjax, who cunningly shares her birthday with Saki, for extra purrs and fuzzy head rubs!

Today is Saki's 16th birthday, the 15th anniversary of when I brought her home from the shelter as a little one year old (if that) kitty with the sneezes. We haven't had time for a kitty party today, so hopefully we'll do that this weekend.

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Have a Tai Chi Saki! A Chinese Taoist symbol by a Siamese cat with a Japanese name (Murasaki), just to culture jump around. Here she is exemplifying the "If I fits, I sits" lifestyle choice.

Today, we start hoping on 17.

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Friday, August 29th, 2014
10:03 pm - Namarie . . .
My friend [personal profile] delux_vivens has died. She made the world a better place.

I never met her, but we IMed quite a bit over the last few years. She should have had more time. She shouldn't be gone.

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American lotus was her flower, but water lilies are close. Daisies, and black-eyed susans especially remind me of her beautiful beadwork.

Some pics for you, bb. One last time.Collapse )

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Monday, August 25th, 2014
8:41 pm - Birthday Beginning . . .
A very happy birthday to my friend[personal profile] saraqael!!! You've been busy as a bee getting your home ready for market, and may this mark the beginning of a time in which you get to soar and flutter where you will in peace and joy.

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Tiger swallowtail and bee snacking on butterfly weed by the lake.

*hugs*

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
7:12 pm - Change?
I'm so glad to be living in post-racial America where only 33% of whites think the police in Ferguson went too far. Too much change for the better too soon would be a little much to handle . . .

I wish I were surprised, instead of just disgusted.

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014
7:43 pm - Forest for a birthday . . .
Happy birthday, [personal profile] wordweaverlynn!!! I hope it is a day filled with love and all good things to open a wonderful year for you!

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Late afternoon light on a summer's day down by Greenbelt Lake. Below the cut are some pics from last fall there . . .

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
5:49 pm - A Bingo Birthday Greeting for Febobe!!!
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How could Frodo concentrate when he knew [personal profile] febobe's birthday party was this evening. It was useless. Plus he was feeling unusually weary. Why in Arda was he so tired? And why was the Elvish script, the tengwar starting to dance and spin?

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
6:03 pm - Wuts Up, Sammich?
For [personal profile] baranduin who had a hard working weekend, sacrificing time with her kitty gourmands:

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Keep in mind, Saki just had a slice of the roast beast. But OH! I ENCOUNTERZ A SAMMICH! FOR ME? OH YES!!!! IT MUST BE!!!

Is it tasty?Collapse )

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Friday, July 18th, 2014
10:50 pm - Saki in a Birthday Bag!
A very happy birthday to [personal profile] mews1945!!! For your birthday, Saki has decided to deliver herself to you.

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SAKI: I'm all bagged up and ready to visit Mews. It's kind of weird, though, that I'm in a bag and can still see you. It's like I'm in the Bag World. And you must be a Bagwraith.

Enter the bag here . . .Collapse )


And next we'll take a stroll around the lake:

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Here's that corner of the lake with all the wildflowers, earlier in the season before the gallardia and black-eyed susans took center stage.

And there's more to see. . .Collapse )

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Friday, July 4th, 2014
4:34 pm - Happy 4th!
Happy 4th to all who celebrate it and a Happy Friday to all!

This is being the prettiest 4th I can remember, thanks to Hurricane Arthur being good to my area and giving us breezes that have chased out the sweltering humidity of the past week.

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I got out to the lake for a beautiful morning walk. Every couple of weeks there is a different assortment of wildflowers beginning to bloom in this spot.


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A little skink peeking out from his bunker in a fallen log. He is around 50 yards from the spot where they are going to be setting off the town fireworks so I hope he will be safe, and I hope his bunker makes him feel safe during the booms.

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Saki says, "Have a Happy 4th of July!"

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I hope you all get to roll around in one of your favorite perches today, too, my dear flisties. <3

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Monday, May 26th, 2014
10:44 pm - Birthday Baby Smauglings . . .
A very happy birthday to my dear friends jan_u_wine and addie71! I bet no one's brought you a skink for your birthday before, so here's something new for you on your birthday--little smauglings to light the birthday candles. Knowing you are both fond of bright blue things, I hope you enjoy their neon blue tails as much as I do.

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This little skink brings you the letter "C". C for companions, clever, charming, caring, and for celtic knot work. You can see where those scribes got their ideas for illuminated fanciful creatures forming letters, can't you?

More skinks lurking under here . . .Collapse )

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
6:30 pm - A birthday . . .
A very happy birthday to hanarobi from me and my kitties!

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We send our birthday greetings from up the hill from here.

Kitty spam ahoy!Collapse )

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Sunday, May 11th, 2014
7:28 pm - Blue Footed Bubbie
Now that the boot is off Saki's foot and it looks like the remaining wound is at abrasion level and looks like it's starting to scab over, here's a look at the patient.

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It's a beautiful spring day. I can hear all the other kids outside playing. And here I am, stuck inside with a cast on my foot FOREVER . . .


More Saki goodness . . .Collapse )


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I'm holding you purrsonally responsible for this. You let them put this blue thing on my paw and you expect me to wish YOU a happy Mother's Day? Be real!

For all who are held responsible for mothering, whatever gender you are, if you apply the term to yourself, Happy Mother's Day to you!

*hugs*

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