September 14th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Food, Food, and Food

All three of the kitties slept with me part of last night and I woke up with a foot cramp and had to wake them up so I could move. Spirit and Junie touched noses this morning and then backed off carefully, which is good. I put their wet food in a dish on the kitchen floor and then got Junie out of the Safe Cage to give her eyedrops. She got upset as I reached the recliner and, as near as I can tell, never ate the wet food.

I got this week's money at the ATM, dropped a DVD, the jury info letter, and the copies of the vet reports at the post office, and then got groceries. I ended up really worn out and didn't get to the frozen food and bread, but I'll manage. A man was heading up toward the building while I was sitting in the back of the van and I asked him if he'd mind taking the cart up and he smiled and said he wouldn't mind. I thanked him, of course.

I came home and started on the computer and then lizzibabe came to get a look at the kitties and she used one of those two for one coupons to take me out to Ruby Tuesday's. We had a nice dinner and a nicer talk. I really appreciated her treat. Saturday, which is bookgroup, is Talk Like A Pirate Day, so I suppose I'll have to find an eyepatch or a parrot or something.

Next, getting Junie and putting her eyedrops in.
20111112, Marilee

Wizards at War by Diane Duane

This is the eighth book in this series where a couple of teens become wizards. Not like Harry Potter, much more realistic for most of the books. Kit and Nita are just home from solving problems on an alien world while on a "holiday" and are greeted by Earth's Senior Wizards. Tom and Carl tell them that the Lone Power is pushing a kind of dark matter at all the worlds everywhere and will not only make everybody kill everybody else, but all the wizardly powers will go away -- the seniors first. The young wizards must solve the problem themselves.

Some of their alien young wizard friends join them on a scary chase to find the right pieces and put them together properly in order to save the worlds. This is a tight thriller, even though it's YA. The only probem I have with these books, and others may not, is the Lone Power and the One and so forth. Duane is clearly identifying the Lone Power with the Devil/Death and the other Powers and the One with Saints and God. I don't believe in those beings and I cringe when they come up. The books are still good enough for me to read.