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04:54 pm: Wash and Dry
The sheets from last week have been washed and are in the dryer and I've put most of the sheets for this week on the bed.

Loki and Junie were happy when I took them wet food earlier and I brought the dish that had had dry food in it out to wash. I'll put more dry food in and take it back in a bit along with the litter scoop and a bag. I washed the water bowl and filled it. Nancy, the woman who brought them, sent me some history about why they needed a new home and said her granddaughters seemed to think the matting was normal. When I read the info she brought with them, I saw that other than the recent rabies vaccinations, they haven't seen a vet since they were born in 2005, so I left a message with my vet. I hope she can come this week and will also do the cutting, although she can probably recommend someone. Nancy also gave me info on two groomers who replied to her Craigslist post.

When I posted about The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants yesterday, I forgot to put something in. In the movie, Carmen, a curvy half-Mexican, goes to visit her father for the summer. That's where she finds out that he's moved, is getting ready to marry a skinny white woman with two skinny white kids, has started saying grace before meals, and many other things. The thing that makes her snap, though, is that her future stepmother wants her to wear the same pink dress that the stepsister will wear as bridesmaids. Not only does the size not fit, but it's not the right shape for Carmen.

When my father married my stepmother, she had us wear the same dresses that looked awful on both of us. They were pink dotted swiss and I was tall & thin & 17. My stepsister was eight and looked like a linebacker (even with breast reduction a few years later, in the last picture I saw of her, she looked like a linebacker). So at least we were both angry.

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From:capemaynuts
Date:September 8th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
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Bridesmaid dresses are always horrible. When I got married I took my ladies with me to a regular dress shop. I asked them to pick out a dress that they liked, only asking that it be in the pinkish family. I didn't care if the dresses looked the same. One bridesmaid was 5'8" and athletic build. The other was 5'1" and very curvy. I was very very surprised when they picked out the exact same dress. The shorter one had to have the hem taken up, but otherwise, both looked wonderful in the dress. I could never have picked out a dress for both women, if I tried. And the best part, both women wore the dress many times afterwards.
The Traveling Pants movie is based on the book series. YA, but if you haven't read them, you might want to borrow them from the library. And I think there's a second movie.
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 8th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
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I was a bridesmaid lots of times before I got older and became a cake-cutter, and I liked about half the dresses and wore them other places.
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From:agent_mimi
Date:September 8th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
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Dotted swiss! That was very popular when I was a little girl in the early 70s. All my fancy dresses ("all" being about 3) up until the late 70s were dotted swiss fabric.
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 8th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Well, this was the early 70s. But the dresses just looked awful on both of us.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 8th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
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OH YE GODS AND LITTLE FISHES...I AM ANXIOUS TO KNOW HOW IT WORKED OUT TO HAVE THE VET TAKE CARE CARE OF THE MATS...IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE BOTH OF THOSE KITTIES ARE HAPPY IN THEIR NEW HOME AND CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE FROM WHERE THEY WERE...LUCKY YOU...ESPECIALLY LUCKY CATS!!!! Virginia Dolan
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 8th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
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The vet and her assistant are coming tomorrow between 6 and 7pm and they'll take care of the mats, as well as checking Junie & Loki out. They won't groom him, like to a lion cut, but they'll get the mats out so I can brush him or trim his fur if needed.
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