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09:25 pm: Today
I took a break from reading LJ about 1pm and decided I was going to see if I could eat at Tony's, like most Saturdays. I had two crying bits on the way to the ATM, but then was fine except for some tearing. I had the Greek salad and brought half the garlic bread home for later. I finished LJ and then started my online reading for the day -- cartoons, charity board, blogs -- and as I got to the point of starting LJ again, I really needed to sleep. I slept for four hours in the recliner with both cats under the duvet at one time or another. I really missed Giorgio when I woke up because he was very good at sneaking under the duvet and sleeping in the crook of my right knee. I'd wake up and push the duvet back and there he was. I'd have to really convince him that we were getting up. I'd taped the 6pm news because I missed news last night and I'm watching that now.

I never had a post get so many comments that it had a second page until I posted about Giorgio's death. It's very nice to know I have so many friends.

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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
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I think Spirit may need a teddy bear. She's been sleeping alone curled up on the bottom of the bed and she never sleeps alone. Shiva is not that interested in sleeping with other cats. Maybe the long disemboweling toy will be something for her to sleep with.
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From:pameladean
Date:February 10th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
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I always like your entries even if I don't comment. I like daily-life narration a lot. But it doesn't necessarily seem to call for commentary.

P.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
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I always wonder why so many people have friended me since my posts are pretty boring. And I don't have enough time to friend most of them back.
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From:sciamanna
Date:February 10th, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
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Much the same as pameladean here. I rarely comment -- on anybody's LJ. But I like reading.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
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It's nice to know people read my posts!
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From:green_knight
Date:February 10th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
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If it was the life of a total stranger, I might not be as interested. What seems ordinary to one person - because it's their daily routine - can be pretty interesting to someoneone else, and I always find it interesting to know how my friends are living.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
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And we all live a little differently, too.
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From:roadnotes
Date:February 10th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
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Agreed. The daily life narration of someone whose life is fairly different, and how they handle, written well, interests me.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't have guessed that, but I'm glad you find it interesting!
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From:marykaykare
Date:February 10th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry about Giorgio -- he was a swell cat.

MKK--who wasn't on LJ yesterday
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Mary Kay. He really was, wasn't he.
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From:kate_schaefer
Date:February 10th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
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I think you're surrounded by a large community of people who read you in a quiet friendly way most of the time, only speaking up when it seems important.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
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I guess so, and that's comforting to know.
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From:julesjones
Date:February 10th, 2008 11:28 am (UTC)
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Your posts are often interesting to read, but they tend to be the sort where there isn't much to say in response. But having to deal with making this choice for a much loved pet -- too many of us have been there, and we know it helps to have other people around who understand what it's like.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
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Yes, a list of my daily errands probably doesn't prompt a reply!
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Date:February 10th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry about Giorgio. I did subQ fluids with Hobie for four months this summer, and it was so good to see it make him feel better...and then it didn't anymore, and I had to let him go. It's never easy.

Mary Anne in Kentucky
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry about Hobie -- the vet said renal failure is the most common for cats, but it's the first of the four I've had die. One bled out after a biopsy and the other two had heart failure.
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From:mplsvala
Date:February 10th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Oh, no. Our household has been down with the plague. So sorry to hear of Giorgio's death. What a misery.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Spirit came and sat with me while I read in bed last night -- she didn't know what to do. Normally she and Giorgio sleep in the recliner for a while.

I hope things get better at your place, too!

Oh, and I offered to do the con sales table and Volunteers from 12-6 (I think they're looking for someone to do Volunteers 10-12 on Saturday) and Keith and Matt are putting those and Registration in the elevator/escalator lobby next to the pool area. So you'll know where to find me. ;)
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From:dragonet2
Date:February 10th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)

oh sweetie, I'm so sorry

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I wish I could come across the e-ways and give you a gentle hug. Georgio will be waiting for you, that is one thing I think of that helps a little bit.

Hugs and good thoughts.

Paula in KC
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 10th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)

Re: oh sweetie, I'm so sorry

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Thanks, Paula, I appreciate your thoughts.
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From:fledgist
Date:February 11th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
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I read your posts every day I'm online, Marilee, even if I don't comment.

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From:mjlayman
Date:February 11th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Fragano. I mostly post them so I'll have something to refer to, but I'm glad to have friends reading, too.
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