No news on the potential cats yet

Oct. 15th, 2017 10:34 pm
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Roadkill is supposed to text me when he knows something. So I am waiting.

Anyway, woke up early this morning and continued helping [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother with cleaning her place. We got it looking pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Then her father and his handyman came by and the handyman finished the work he had to do.

After they left, we went out to eat at a wonderful place called Witches Brew. It was delicious, I had a grilled cheese sandwich made with mozzarella, and a wonderful garden salad. Then for dessert I had a cinnamon bun with espresso chip ice cream. Yum.

After that we went to Bed Bath and Beyond and I got a rubber jar opener thing that I hope with get my living room light fixture unscrewed so I can finally put a new light bulb in it. I also got something small for The Kid for Christmas.

Then we went to Stop and Shop where I got a thing that you plug into an outlet to make itsix outlets instead of two.

The FWiB called while we were there and we talked for awhile.

After that we picked up my stuff at [personal profile] mashfanficchick's apartment, including a vacuum cleaner she's given me, and they brought me home, where I lay down to read and rest til time to feed Sybil.

I am sooooo tired.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. Got work successfully done.

3. The FWiB.

4. Potential cats.

5. Yummy meal.

6. Bed soon!

Spending the night away

Oct. 15th, 2017 03:03 am
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I am spending the night at [personal profile] mashfanficchick's place, because I was with them all day and will be tomorrow too, so it just made sense.

We ate breakfast at Denny's , then went out to Long Island for her mother to get an oil change on the car. Then we came back here and did a lot of work in her apartment.

The FWiB called and we talked but only briefly because I was with them.

And we went out for dessert at Martha's Country Kitchen before they took me to my place to pack for the night.

Exciting news! Roadkill called and asked me if I was interested in two cats that need homes. A coworker died suddenly and only six of her eight cats have been rehomed. I asked him to get me details on the cats, and told him I was absolutely interested. They are litter mates. It depends on their age and health if I go for it, but I have my fingers crossed.

Gratitude LIst:

1. Friends.

2. National Dessert Day.

3. Getting stuff done for [personal profile] mashfanficchick

4. Maybe getting new cats.

5. The FWiB.

6. Oldest Brother's phone worked OK tonight.

Happy Friday the 13th

Oct. 13th, 2017 10:27 pm
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With only an hour and a half left to go in the day, so I will cautiously say nothing too awful happened.

Work was OK, nothing special. We had a brief staff meeting, nothing of note. I was concerned that I got no e-mail from the FWiB except one early in the day, despite having e-mailed him, but at the end of the day I got one from him saying he hadn't gotten any e-mail all day from anyone. Then it started going through again.

I called the contractor about the cottage estimate, and not doing the back steps, but got his voicemail. Left a message. And I called Spectrum about my bill and got that more-or-less straightened out.

Went to dinner at Boston Market as usual, the FWiB called while I was there, and we talked until people started showing up at my meeting.

The meeting was very good, larger than usual. Topics were detachment, and Easy Does It.

Came home and got a fright when I couldn't get through to Oldest Brother (I call him every night, I just usually don't bother mentioning it in my journal) for a good 15 minutes. Turns out his hone never rang and the voice mails and text message I sent him didn't show up for at least half an hour. The phone finally rang for him and we talked but I was getting worried!

And while we were talking my internet connection started getting shaky. It seems OK now though

Gratitude List:

1. Oldest Brother OK.

2. Spectrum bill fixed.

3. My meetings and the people there.

4. The FWiB.

5. My internet is OK.

6. Didn't get rained on.

Looking forward to bed

Oct. 12th, 2017 10:10 pm
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Tired all day.

Work was OK, nothing special. Came home talking to the FWiB, had a nice conversation. He sent me e-mails while we were talking.

Got an email from Betsy. She wants me to call the contractor and find out how much the back steps are ging to cost and cancel them if they are over $800. Embarrassing and unpleasant, but I will do it. However I think she is wrong about being able to get prefab steps at Home Depot to use instead. I looked up Home Depot and searched for them and couldn't find any.

I also have to call tomorrow to Spectrum because they seem to have f-ed up my bill.

So I am in something of a dudgeon. Looking forward to getting to bed and reading a bit. Charging my Nook now.

Gratitude List:

1. Betsy wasn't as unpleasant as she is quite capable of being.

2. The FWiB.

3. The cottage.

4. Sybil.

5. My Nook.

6. Bed soon.

Took Bjorn's body in to be cremated

Oct. 11th, 2017 11:05 pm
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Oldest Brother came in the morning and took us down to the vet to bring him. I should have the ashes back in about two weeks.

Then we went to Dunkin' Donuts and had coffee. And then he drove me to work.

The day went OK, I did the teen lounge, but didn't get to many kids.

After work I arranged with [personal profile] mashfanficchick for us to meet for dinner at Uno, not the one we usually go to but in Bayside. And I talked to the FWiB, a very good conversation. After dinner we went to Carvel of course.

Oldest Brother hung out here for awhile but now he's going home.

No further word from anyone in the family about the cottage estimate. I have a bad feeling about this.

It's starting to sink in that Bjorn's gone and I miss him terribly.

Gratitude List:

1. Oldest Brother

2. The FWiB.

3. [personal profile] mashfanficchick

4. Carvel.

5. Minimal rain today.

6. The sympathy of the people at my vet's.

Cats and Queens

Oct. 11th, 2017 07:42 pm
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Why is it--no matter where the cat vomits, I step directly into it? I was in stocking feet, (very pretty socks, too, blue with roses) about to put my shoes on to leave the house when I step into cat vomit. ICK.

I did go to see a "grown up" movie today, one Demelza would not have liked. Both my sisters, my mom, and I went to see Victoria and Adbul. I loved it--sweet and warm with beautiful costumes and scenery. The guy playing Abdul was gorgeous. And Dame Judy is always awesome.

Reading The Lost Book of Moses by Chanan Tigay, a fascinating real life saga about a man in the 1880s who may have had some of the first of the dead sea scrolls, but was accused of fraud and forgery. Since it was impossible to carbon date or assure authenticity in the Victorian time, the possible earliest version of Deuteronomy was lost to history, probably burned in a house fire. Chanan Tigay is a current professor at SF State who has devoted many years to uncovering what happened to the scrolls.

Working on not one, not two, not even three stories--I think it's six right now... in three different fandoms.

The air is quite smokey every day, but the Northern California fires are an hour or more away from where I live. The local fairgrounds have been turned into an evacuation center as more and more cities are evacuated in and around the wine country. So very, very sad. People dead. Whole neighbourhoods gone. A school for autistic children, where my friend's daughter went, burned to the ground. There was a call out for medical staff to go help at some of the evacuation centers an hour away, but I confess, I am a coward. I wouldn't want to get caught in the traffic, nor the fire and be cut off from getting home to Demelza. I did donate money--twice already. Give to the Red Cross or a local charity, if you can.

Grumble

Oct. 10th, 2017 10:51 pm
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Got an e-mail from Denise saying she thinks the estimate for the cottage is too high, sent to me, The Kid, and Betsy, and Aunt Helen. Then Betsy replies she thinks it's too high too. So why didn't she say something before? Did Aunt Helen not tell anyone about the estimate before this? I'm puzzled and annoyed.

Anyway. Aside from that. Was very late to work today, had the old problem of having trouble getting up. But once I got in everything was OK. Did the laptop program with the teens and it went very well. Called the vet and told them about Bjorn. The doctor called back later to offer his condolences, which I thought was nice. I made arrangements to bring his body in tomorrow. Oldest Brother is meeting me here and taking me.

The FWiB called and we talked on the way to my meeting. He;s still not feeling great, but better.

My meeting was fine. Was on gratitude, which is something I try to always keep in mind.

And that's all.

Gratitude List:

1. My meetings and the people there.

2. The FWiB.

3. Oldest Brother.

4. The cottage, despite problems.

5. Nice weather.

6. Roses.

Another day out

Oct. 9th, 2017 11:24 pm
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Again spent the day with [profile] mashfanfichick, her mother, and Mandy. Mandy left with her brother in the most overpacked VW bug I've ever seen, but she got most of her stuff in.

We had lunch at Qdoba, and called in Thai for dinner.

The FWiB called, and we talked a brief time. He's feeling better than he was yesterday, which is a relief.

[personal profile] mashfanficchick and I spent time ordering stuff from Oriental Trading for Halloween.

Gratitude List:

1. Friends.

2. Long weekend.

3. The FWiB feeling better.

4. Halloween soon.

5. Air conditioning... in October!

6. Pad Thai for dinner.

Spent the day out

Oct. 8th, 2017 11:38 pm
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As I posted from my phone last night, I spent the night with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother and Mandy, and slept over.

Today I slept late, then we all went to Panera Bread for lunch or brunch or something, and then did some stuff around [personal profile] mashfanficchick's apartment. Then we did some shopping, including for supplies for Halloween. We're doing it together as usual, but this year rather than giving out candy it's all going to be non-candy stuff, glow bracelets, mardi gras beads, stuff like that.

Went back to her apartment and ordered sushi, because nothing says "Halloween shopping started" like raw fish on rice.

And then her mother drove me back here.

The FWiB called but just to touch base because he did not feel well. The chemo is catching up with him.

I think about Bjorn a lot. I miss him.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. [personal profile] mashfanficchick

3. And her mother.

4. Other friends.

5. Sushi.

6> bed soon.

Posted from my phone

Oct. 7th, 2017 10:36 pm
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Bjorn was dead this morning. I expected it. He seemed peaceful. I'm doing ok.


Out with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother. Spending the night with them.

Work was ok, the FWiB called and we talked. The Kid called this morning too.

Not feeding Bjorn tonight

Oct. 6th, 2017 10:08 pm
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I think he's too far gone for the syringe now. He's alive but only just, I think he may be gone by tomorrow morning. Still don't think he's in any pain and I don't regret not having him put to sleep. Let him go peacefully at home.

Anyway, the day started with therapy. I cried all th way through it, talking about Bjorn.

Came home and lay in bed reading and napping with Bjorn beside me. Finished the seconf Godstalker omnibus, the one I had downloaded. Downloaded the next book, there's eight in all plus short stories.

Got up in time for my meeting, had dinner at Boston Market as usual.

The FWiB called, he's doing oK.

No one could make it to the meeting except me and a newcomer so I did the best I could. She didn't go to the second meeting so I left at 8:15 and came home.

Gratitude List:

1. Bjorn not in pain.

2. The FWiB.

3. Therapy.

4. Good weather.

5. Good dinner.

6. Peaceful day with Bjorn.

Bjorn's still alive

Oct. 5th, 2017 10:39 pm
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Though it can't be much longer.

Work was OK, we were short staffed to begin with, and the boss had a dental appointment and one staff member went home sick, so we had to stretch to work it but we did.

The FWiB called, again didn't talk for as long as usual because if his chemo. He still doesn't know his status, he has one more session of chemo next month and then they do blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy and see. I hate lymphoma. It took Bjorn from me and it might take my FWiB.

I emailed Cousin Steve and said I couldn't make Vermont this weekend because I couldn't get anyone to work for me Saturday and I couldn't leave my dying cat alone. He sent a very nice reply.

That's all.

Gratitude List:

1. Family.

2. Got through work.

3. Therapy tomorrow.

4. Good books.

5. The FWiB.

6. Didn't get rained on.

Bjorn is still alive

Oct. 4th, 2017 10:44 pm
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And that's the best I can say. Still doesn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort.

Work was OK, nothing special. Did the Teen Lounge, went OK.

Talked to the FWiB after work, nice talk, he had chemmo today so we didn't talk long.

Went out with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother for Carvel.

Force-fed Bjorn, and fed Sybil and Christy.

Gratitude List:

1. The FWiB.

2. Friends.

3. Carvel.

4. Good books.

5. Bjorn is still alive.

6. Work was OK.
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I know this can't go on for long, but I'm not ready to give up yet. He is still alert and doesn't seem to be in pain so I don't think it's time to let him go yet.

Work was busy. I did the laptop program with the teens. Worked out pretty well.

Then after work rather than going straight to my meeting I went home first and gave Bjorn his prednisone pill. [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her momther picked me up and took me to my meeting.

The FWiB called. Tomorrow he has chemo again, and consults with his doctor on how his condition is going. I pray he's doing alright.

After my meeting I came home and fed the cats. I gave Bjorn several syringes worth of regular cat food.

And that's all.

Gratitude List:

1. Bjorn for as long as I have him.

2. My meetings and the people there.

3. My friends.

4. Work went OK.

5. Beautiful fall weather.

6. Eting dinner now!
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I've been listening to an 80s station lately, and while I don't actually recall the song in the subject line from back then, it's fun and runs through my head all the time.

Particularly the other day when I was in the bathroom, doing what one needs to do and I felt this presence...my daughter has a Star Wars towel, which was hanging on the rod to my right. Rey's dark eyes were staring directly at me, intently, menacingly. I had to fold the towel and then had Finn watching me. He didn't seem quite as intent, though. lol.

Happys--let's see. Nice, busy night last night at work. Not so busy that I felt like I was drowning, and I had the help of the relief nurse, which was a relief. I hung five sets of IV tubing, and had two more to go when she can along and volunteered. Yay! I was able to take a short break and feed a baby while she did that.

After worrying that the purse I'd bought was lost in transit, it arrived on the day I emailed the company to ask where it was. YAY! It's bigger than I imagined and doesn't have enough pockets, but I love the picture on the front. Since I seem unable to post photos anymore--it's a Disney version of a painting of a number of beautiful women in lovely dresses lounging in a forest, except all are the Disney princesses, Tiana in a green off the shoulder gown in the forefront.

Now enjoying Endeavour. I broke down and bought season one. Am just about finished with the last ep, and then got season two from the library. Morse does have sweet, huge eyes, and always seems slightly befuddled, even when he's the one who has cracked the case. I also like Inspector Thursday, a kind, older detective.

Oh--and I have vacation next week! I know, only worked one month, and on vacation, you say? The hospital requires us to schedule our vacations for the whole year in advance, so this has been on the books since before my med leave. Both my middle sister and mom have birthdays next week and my younger sister is flying in to visit us all.

Peace out.

Bjorn is home again

Oct. 2nd, 2017 11:25 pm
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But very weak.He can't walk very well. And he didn't eat tonight despite having eaten in the hospital. But he seems somewhat better than he did before I took him in which give me hope that the steroids my bring him around a bit more. I'll try him on eating tomorrow morning again.

Aside from Bjorn there wasn't much about the day to report. I did the gaming program with the teens.

After work the FWiB called and we talked until I met up with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother who drove me to pick up Bjorn. Then we dropped him off at home and went out to Buffalo Wild Wings.

When we got back I tried to feed him but he still wouldn't eat. I'm going to try again in the morning because he was eating in the hospital so he may just not be hungry now.

The Kid just called and we had a nice talk, mostly about Bjorn but other things too.

Interesting thing: Last night, or actually this morning, I woke up to use the bathroom and couldn't get back to sleep. Checked facebook and found out about the shooting in Las Vegas. Tried to get back to sleep and got an e-mail from the FWiB, also suffering from insomnia. We conversed via e-mail a bit. So that was nice.

Gratitude List:

1. The Kid.

2. Bjorn home.

3. The FWiB.

4. My friends.

5. Good day at work.

6. Work was quiet.
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