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Marilee J. Layman

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05:55 pm: Windy Gusts
Usually I wash cat blankies (and then kitchen and bathroom hand towels) on Mondays, but when I went back to get the blankie from the end of the bed, Spirit and Shiva were cuddled up on it. I came back to the computer and turned on my camera out here, but when I went back, they were awake:



Spirit appears to be turning her head almost entirely around. I decided I could just wash the blankies today (and that blankie and the heating pad blankie are in the wash now) and let them stay.

The wind woke me up gusting this morning and when I headed out to get new birdseed, the van was buffeted. At one point I stopped for a light and a piece of rubber/plastic fell down on the windshield from the top. I got out and saw that just a tiny bit was holding it on, so I separated that bit and brought the long piece back in the van with me. After I picked up the birdseed and had the van pushed a bit by the winds on the way back, I stopped to have my regular lunch at Ruby Tuesday's and then went in to my auto repair place to ask about the long strip. He said "glass shop" which is just a few blocks away and I went up there. The guy there asked the brand of the van and said the strip is just decorative. I can have it glued back in, but don't need to. So for the time being, I'm not.

It's supposed to snow tomorrow -- we're predicted to get a dusting to an inch -- and I had a list of errands so long for tomorrow that I'd already moved some to Thursday. But Thursday has a 30% chance and Friday a 60% chance for wintry mix. I can put some of these off to next week, and the doctors will understand if I get labs late, but I'm going to have to start pinning my front hair back because it's so long it's driving me nuts.

Kaiser's mail-order pharmacy has a new system and some of my meds are late. I'm going to have to check earlier tomorrow when they're still open.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 20th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
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The kitties look so comfortable. I can understand you not wanting to disturb them.
Hope the weather won't turn out to be a problem. Although, if you're all prepared and don't have to go out, snow can be so nice.
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 20th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Spirit had her head stuck in his tummy the first time I was down there. I've been out and back already and there were flurries but they didn't reach the ground. Now the weatherguy is saying that the wintry mix will start late tomorrow, so I should get tomorrow's errands done, too. I have to remember not to eat after midnight.
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From:kip_w
Date:February 22nd, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
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Sarah was looking when I got to your picture here. She admired the kitties, and I said they were yours. She said she thought your kitty had passed on, so I explained that you still had these. I was impressed that she remembered, but after all, she's six.

Part of her campaign for a turtle is that I will get a kitty as well. Rather sophisticated planning there, I think. It might be nice to have a cat around.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 22nd, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
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Yes, that's pretty good remembering!

A cat might well be nice to have around. Some cats are good alone, but others do need a feline companion. Turtles, on the other hand, tend to have salmonella, which is why they don't sell them in stores anymore. I don't suppose she'd like a snake?

You know, Kip, with all the boxes and stuff you're dealing with, why don't you send my cassettes back? I'll reimburse postage.
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From:kip_w
Date:February 23rd, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
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I sure don't blame you if you're starting to miss your tapes. I'm sorry I haven't been moving faster on them. Let's wait a month or so and see if I can't at least get raw copies into the computer first.

Sarah doesn't understand about salmonella, or filthy aquariums, or any of that. She has the idea that she wants a turtle -- a turtle that might outlive us all. I keep hoping she'll change her mind, but she's held onto this idea for practically forever.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 23rd, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
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Okay, that's fine about the cassettes, but you have so much on your hands right now I don't want you to do it just because you think you have to.

Ah. She's stuck on turtles, and she's too old to accept a plush one. And the little kind she could get only live a few years. It's the giant tortoises that live longer. They wouldn't do well up there, they're tropical critters, and since they couldn't go outside most of the time, you'd have to have a heat-lamp space for them (a pretty big space) and you'd have to feed them lettuce and hamburger.

Rick and I had three tortoises when we lived in Guam -- they lived in our lanai and Dad and his co-workers caught live flies all day so he could bring them home to the tortoises. We fed them hamburger and lettuce, too. When we got transferred back here, I wanted to bring them, I even said we could put them on leashes and tow them behind the ship (we were coming back on a troop ship), although I saw how unrealistic that was when I got a look at the ship. We found them good homes. I hope Bobby, Maria, and Teddy are still alive (I don't remember who named them).
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