Marilee J. Layman

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04:26 am: The Cats & Me
They're getting better at doing things together -- like curling up next to my back last night with their bottoms together -- and they actually sat in the recliner together once!

It turned out that they weren't going into the carrier when they were scared, they were trying to both sit on the top, so I got them a couple of brown beds (the larger sizes). Junie sits there fairly often just because it's a nice bed, but Loki is still a little nervous about it. Then again, he's been staying with me when the storms come through.

Loki is really playing with the balls and I love seeing that; I wish Junie would stop stealing the balls he's playing with, though!

It's been 90F and higher for the last week or so, which kept me indoors (not supposed to go out when it's 90F or higher and/or Code Orange or worse), but there's three days in the 80s: I got a lot of things done today, tomorrow is bookgroup, and I'll get groceries on Sunday. Then we have at least another week of 90s. I've been going out to get the mail when it's lower than 90, but I keep coming back and cough for 15 minutes. I've started putting hot water with lemon and hard candies on the end table so I can stop coughing as soon as possible.

I don't know exactly why this happened, but I had disasters with both my Quicken and the database for my bookbase. It happened when I had Quicken running a check and was editing bookbase. Quicken lost the names of each line and bookbase had only a bit of strange characters at the top. Well, I have a CD to upgrade Quicken to 2012, so I picked up the flash drive that was in my safety deposit box and while I'm inside some day, I'll put the old database & Quicken on to work on. Quicken will get the "new" stuff from the credit union, so that's not too bad, and and I can, by hand, bring the bookbase up using SFBC and Amazon.

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From:xeger
Date:July 21st, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
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04:26 am: The Cats & Me
They're getting better at doing things together -- like curling up next to my back last night with their bottoms together -- and they actually sat in the recliner together once!


Woo! Mine have hit the phase where I have squirt bottles cached all over the place.

Glad to see you writing -- I was starting to wonder (although in this weather, it's plenty of doing to do anything at all).
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From:mjlayman
Date:July 23rd, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
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I'm just getting tired by going out for the mail. Tired today, too -- when I go through Agent, I'm going to bed.

At the library yesterday, I was talking to someone while I put the adjustable handle down and, well, the handle tried to bite part of my wrist. It looks a lot better today and I don't think I'll need to see a nurse or anybody, but it was pretty startling! Particularly because I have an elbow mark from the labs yesterday! (Not my regular phlebotomist.)

I've never had to use squirt bottles for the cats, I've generally gotten them to understand the way my voice sounds.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 28th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
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Nice to hear that the cats are getting along better.
We are considering another indoor dog (not for a few months, though). I'm on the fence on that, though, wondering if that'll be twice the effort (and the vet bills) or if it'll mean Jerry won't be so obviously bored and lonely any longer.
Decisions, decisions.
Hope your hand is healing, no fun when you hurt yourself (or the phlebotomist does).
Take good care,
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:July 29th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
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I don't know about dogs, but cats are almost always like that -- you need at least two so they have someone to play and cuddle with. I've seen that the vet bills go up, but the other costs don't go up that much, and cats don't really require that much effort.
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