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Sunday, January 15, 2017

11:18PM - Pretty fallow day

Slept late, much later than I should have, and spent the day reading mostly. The only constructive thing I did was do most of the dishes, which needed doing. Aside from that, I have been rereading Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett. I've only read it once before, and I wanted to reaquaint myself with it. Loving it.

I also figured how to get the pictures The Kid texted me into my e-mail to send to Oldest Brother. So I feel technically apt. But what I can't figure out is how to get a picture from flickr to post here. It should be easy but all I get is a broken image icon.

Gratitude List:

1. Day off.

2. Good books.

3. The Kid.

4. Technology.

5. Cats.

6. Still another day off.

Current mood: relaxed

Saturday, January 14, 2017

10:54PM - Rogue One

Today was the day Oldest Brother and I took Middle Brother out. So of course we had to see Rogue One. I suppose just about everyone on my f-list who wants to see it has seen it, but I'll avoid spoilers anyway. Suffice to say it is excellent, a worthy member of the Star Wars universe, and amazing CGI.

Oldest Brother picked up Middle Brother and then me, but because of the timing of the movie showings we went to eat at Five Guys for lunch first, rather than an early dinner after. And we still had time to kill so we went to Target briefly for Oldest Brother to get a new razor.

Then it started snowing, and by the time the movie was over and we left, it was fairly nasty, so instead of doing anything after (we had been thinking of getting dinner) we just called it a day.

So they dropped me off and for the rest of the evening I finished reading Breakdown.

And that was the day.

Oh, The Kid texted me pictures of her cosplay from Arisa, and it's amazing!

Gratitude List:

1. Oldest Brother.

2. Middle Brother.

3. The Kid.

4. Good books.

5. Pretty snow, once everyone is inside safe.

6. Good movies.

Current mood: cheerful

Friday, January 13, 2017

10:43PM - Again not much to report

Work was pretty normal, nothing going on except it was Ms G's last day. Which doesn't really affect me to much. I thought maybe there would be some sort of send-off for her, but no.

Anyway, after work, I went straight to Boston Market rather than killing time first because I was cold. I expected it to be as warm as yesterday, and dressed accordingly, and it wasn't. So I took as long as I could to eat, and then went to Dunkin' Donuts for coffee and dessert and read Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman and sipped my coffee until it was time for my meeting.

The meeting went very well, and I traveled home on the bus with J.



Gratitude List:

1. Good books.

2. Staying warm.

3. My meetings and the people there.

4. Long weekend.

5. Heated apartment.

6. Donuts.

Current mood: content

Thursday, January 12, 2017

10:44PM - Another one of those mornings

Made the mistake of turning off the alarm before I had my feet on the ground. *sigh* You know what happened. Enough said.

Called the vet and made sure we were on for the 26th for Spyder's echocardiogram. Aside from that, nothing to mention about the day except when I got home I took out a lot of recycling and some garbage.

Almost done with Fate of the Tearling. Very good. But boy is she anti-religion!

Gratitude List:

1. Good books.

2. Quiet day.

3. Warm weather.

4. Spyder set for his exam.

5. Garbage out.

6. Long weekend coming.

Current mood: satisfied

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

11:13PM - Evening out with friends

Work was pretty normal. I did the Teen Lounge but only had a few kids. There were pigeon feathers and a few, um, bits under the tree where the hawk ate lunch yesterday but no other sign of it.

The Kid called, which was nice, but I didn't hear from the vet about Spyder's appointment, which wasn't. I'll have to call the vet back tomorrow.

After work I met up with [personal profile] mashfanficchick and her mother and we went to BJ's, where I renewed my membership, and then ate at Buffalo Wildwings and then went to Carvel after. A lovely time.

Gratitude List:

1. Made it to work on time.

2. Friends.

3. The Kid.

4. Working late tomorrow so I can stay up a bit tonight and read.

5. Good books.

6. Clean litter pans.

Current mood: tired

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

11:05PM - Since I can't post this at dreamwidth I'll post it here

hawk

10:51PM - Exciting sight

As I was going to lunch today the crossing guard said "There's a hawk across the street. He just grabbed a pigeon." I looked across the street and sure enough, there was a hawk just hanging out on the sidewalk, standing on top of the remains of a pigeon. I crossed over and got really close, and he just stood there looking around for the longest time, then he took his pigeon and flew very low across the street into a tree. The last I saw of him he was sitting in the tree delicately picking at the pigeon. I got some pictures, I'll try to post one here, hopefully it'll post to livejournal too.

Aside from that, I went to my meeting in the evening, it was very small but good. Oh, and I made the appointment for Spyder to have his second echocardiogram.

Gratitude List:

1. Urban hawks.

2. President Obama.

3. My meetings and the people there.

4. Got time off for Spyder's appointment.

5. On-line friends.

6. Phone camera.

Hmmm. Looks like the only way I can add an image is by having it posted somewhere else and use the URL, not directly from my computer. A downside to dreamwidth after all.

Current mood: happy

Monday, January 9, 2017

10:47PM - Nothing much to say

Went to Petland Discounts after work to get kitty litter and pill pockets. Aside from that, nothing much new. Work was work, the weather is cold but better than yesterday, and that's about all.

Gratitude List:

1. Warm clothing.

2. My cats are healthy.

3. Good food.

4. Good books.

5. Got a phone call from the woman working on my guardianship of Middle Brother, so we're getting working on that again.

6. Family.

Current mood: okay

Sunday, January 8, 2017

10:50PM - Didn't do much today

But I did do a bit of housework, so I feel OK abut that. Finished the Judy Blume book In the Unlikely Event that [personal profile] mashfanficchick loaned me, which I enjoyed quite a bit, and have started on the third Tearling book, Fate of the Tearling.

And that's all there is to say really.

Gratitude List:

1. No reason to go out in the cold.

2. Good books.

3. Friends who loan me good books.

4. Honey-Nut Cheerios for breakfast.

5. The internet to keep me connected to the world even when I stay in.

6. Heated apartment.

Current mood: content

Saturday, January 7, 2017

10:49PM - Snow, snow, snow

Very pretty, and not too bad around here. Made it in to work with no problem, and home again, got lucky and didn't have to wait to long for a bus. That's really all there is to say, I took a nap tonight without really meaning to, so the evening was truncated.

Glad I don't have to go anywhere tomorrow.

Gratitude List:

1. Warm clothes.

2. My scarf.

3. Tomorrow's Sunday so no work.

4. Heated apartment.

5. Good books.

6. Don't have to do any snow shoveling.

Current mood: complacent

Friday, January 6, 2017

10:41PM - Happy 12th Night

Got up this morning and went to the bagel place for breakfast. Then paid bills until it was time to shower and get dressed for Oldest Brother to come over. He helped me get my Christmas tree taken down and packed away til next December. And we had cake and sang "We Three Kings", and now the Christmas season is really over.

After that we went to dinner at Uncle Bill's Diner (that's the name of it, not any uncle of mine!) and then I did some shopping at Stop and Shop.

Then we puttered on the computer until it was time to feed the cats. And here we are.

Gratitude List:

1. Christmas stuff safely away.

2. Bills paid.

3. Shopping done.

4. Oldest Brother.

5. Leftover food from dinner for tomorrow.

6. Friends.

Current mood: chipper

Thursday, January 5, 2017

10:46PM - Pretty normal day

Cold, though.

No sign of the guy from yesterday, unsurprisingly.

That's really all there is to say.

Gratitude List:

1. Chocolate.

2. Free day tomorrow.

3. Cold, but clear weather.

4. Cold getting better.

5. Warm apartment.

6. Chicken soup for dinner.

Current mood: good

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

10:43PM - Strange encounter

The day was pretty normal for the most part. I did the Teen Lounge and that worked out pretty well. A woman gave us a hard time at the end of the day about having to leave, but that sort of thing is pretty normal. But when I was waiting at the bus stop this guy comes up to me and asks me if I would kiss him. I said no thanks, he asked if I thought he was ugly, I said I didn't know him, he said would I like to get to know him. I said no thanks again and moved away. Pretty weird, nothing overtly threatening about him, just... weird.

Anyway, he left and did not see what bus I got on, so I hope nothing else comes of it. I came home and was happy to discover that FINALLY the last package I ordered for Christmas, [personal profile] mashfanficchick's mother's tee shirt, got here. So I can give that to her the next time I see her. Which sadly wasn't tonight, no Carvel tonight because she's sick. I hope not too bad.

Gratitude List:

1. [personal profile] mashfanficchick called me to warn me about a catfood recall, but it's not a brand I use.

2. The tee-shirt finally got here.

3. When Bjorn slipped out this morning, he turned back before he went to far and I got him back in.

4. My cold is much better.

5. No rain today.

6. Bed soon.

Current mood: cheerful

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

10:43PM - Pretty blah day

Didn't sleep at all well because I slept too late Monday, and had trouble getting up. Did the laptop program with the teens, that went OK. And then in the evening went to my meeting. The traffic was awful in Flushing because of the weather, which is foul. Rainy and miserable. Anyway, had a new person at the meeting which was nice.

Gratitude List:

1. My cold is better.

2. Can sleep late tomorrow cause I'm 11-7.

3. Bed soon.

4. My meeting and the people there.

5. Little birds hopping around.

6. Good dinner (lamb over rice from the halal cart)

Current mood: tired

Monday, January 2, 2017

10:42PM - Day recovering

I spent the morning sleeping late. Then I went out for brunch at Dunkin' Donuts. And then I spent the rest of the day either puttering on the computer, as witnessed by my previous posts, or reading in bed. I've been reading The Truth by Terry Pratchett, which is one of my favorites.

Back to work tomorrow, hopefully my cold will be even more improved by then.

Gratitude List:

1. Good books.

2. Cold is better.

3. My cats keeping me company.

4. Dreamwidth works as it should.

5. Sleeping late.

6. Had day off.

Current mood: cheerful

6:31PM - OK it seems to work

So from now on I will be posting from Dreamwidth, and cross-posting to Livejournal. I will continue to read my friends page at LJ, but anyone on my F-list who is also on Dreamwidth, please add me there. I'm silver_chipmunk there too.

More later.

Current mood: cheerful

5:32PM - First attempt at cross-posting from Dreamwidth

Think I got it set up right, so will this work?

Current mood: hopeful

Sunday, January 1, 2017

11:03PM - Happy New Year!

So I had a very nice time at mashfanficchick's last night, and didn't get to bed til 4:30. Then I didn't sleep well because of my cold, which has sadly gotten worse. Then we got up early and went to Manhattan to meet up with Mandy and Sarah, and putter around the city. We got food, then went to The Midtown Comics Store, and walked through Times Square to get to the Disney Store... unbelievable the number of tourists snapping selfies... and confetti still on the ground. But anyway... we went to Union Square to Barnes and Noble, and that's where The Kid and SIL met up with us. So we did Forbidden Planet, and then Sarah had to leave. The ret of us went back to mashfanficchick's place, and did more presents there. After that, and Starbuck's, the Kid and SIL left, and I got a ride home. I puttered on the computer for about 20 minutes, then staggered off to bed where I took a nice long nap, knocked out by lack of sleep, exertion in the city, and my cold.

So that was my New Year's, and a very nice one it was. Tomorrow I shall probably spend most of the day in bed trying to shake the cold.

Gratitude List:

1. 2016 over.

2. Friends.

3. The Kid.

4. Everything worked out OK.

5. Can sleep late tomorrow.

6. Everything was all right here.

Current mood: content

Saturday, December 31, 2016

5:26PM - Happy New Year!

I am going out to mashfanficchik's tonight after all, so that's a Good Thing. She is feeling better but we are keeping things low key. Tat's OK by me.

Left work at 3:00, yay! Stopped at Stop and Shop on the way home and got a jar of pickled herring, because y have to start the new year with pickled herring.

Came home, and puttered around, got packed, and am now feeding the cats.

Gratitude List:

1. mashfanficchick is up to New Year's Eve after all.

2. Pickled herring.

3. Work got out early.

4. Might see The Kid tomorrow, if her plans are the same.

5. My cold is still in the minor range.

6. Long weekend.

Current mood: happy

Friday, December 30, 2016

11:08PM - OK day

Started out with therapy which was good. Then came home and read and napped until it was time to go to my meeting. So I changed to a warmer shirt and headed out. It was snowing pretty heavily for a few minutes but it was just a single flurry. Anyway, while I was waiting for the bus I got a text that there was no meeting tonight, so, because I had gotten my taste buds all ready for chicken from Boston Market I took myself into the main part of Flushing and got Popeye's Chicken. Came home and read some more and that's about it.

Bad news, mashfanficchick has a bad cold so may not be up to New year's Eve tomorrow. :-( So I may have to spend it alone. I've never spent New years's alone. I guess there's a first time for everything.

Gratitude List:

1. Therapy.

2. The Kid.

3. Popeye's chicken.

4. I got the text before the bus got there and I left!

5. The snow stopped.

6. Leaving work at 3 tomorrow.

Current mood: disappointed

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