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Mar. 8th, 2014

The WBH is suffering his special hellish cold, the one where his throat feels like someone's scraped it raw, his sinuses are in full flow, and he's got a nasty cough as well as a fever. As a Good Wife , I'm trying to make sure he eats, stays warm, and gets plenty of down time. This makes for a very quiet house. Haken is fine with that. He's an old dog and more interested in sleeping than much of anything else these days. Trouble does not understand and she wants to PLAY. So, she's supervising me outside, or rather she's running around wherever I'm working, dropping the ball in front of me, and occasionally trying to gnaw my hands. Puppies....

And really, that's about all there is to say about much of anything here. Should rain all day tomorrow which means I'll be knitting and working on more web pages for my local Audubon chapter. Yes, yes, very exciting.

And You? Share some of your exciting lives.

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Mar. 9th, 2014 04:21 pm (UTC)
Here, we're just getting over the endless snow. It's been a colder than average winter; we began feeding the birds back in December this year, which we'd never done before. The ground in Missouri is usually snowless for enough of the time that they don't need our help.

At the moment there is NO SNOW on the ground except in the permanently shady spots! Grandson, age 6, is out riding his bike; my honey is still sleeping as is my eldest; their internal clocks have not yet been reset for Daylight Saving Time.

Eldest is having trouble finding a permanent job; he's a welder/plumber and keeps getting these temp positions; nobody wants to pay full-time wages or insurance, damn Republicans. He and Grandson live with us, everyone on his/her best behavior most of the time. Grandson is in first grade, thinks he's invincible. Husband has THE COLD; is not a good patient. I have been offering books to read, making soup, keeping him in tissues and meds.... he keeps sneaking off and attempting chores which are MUCH MORE difficult when one is sick-- and then complaining about it. If you know of a good source for tranquilizer dart guns I'd love to know it.

The animals Mellow the Maine coon cat and Jeanie the Border collie/Pyrenees mix, still grudgingly acknowledge each other, even occasionally sleep on the couch together, but in general regard each other as nuisances. When they're outside, Jeanie's favorite game is to chase Mellow under a car-- and when they're inside, Mellow's favorite game is to lie in wait on a chair and smack Jeanie when she walks under it.

Me, I'm swimming, dancing, walking with the dog, reading, running concerts, not writing. Eh. Waiting for spring. Having fun with the bird book, identifying newcomers to the back deck where we feed the birds. Playing Scrabble via Facebook with my cousin and a few others. My most constant contact from FictionAlley days is Copperbadge/Sam Vimes; we have visited each other and kept in pretty close touch.

Thanks for asking! I read your posts, and sympathise with concert jitters and back issues without usually saying so; also new puppy fun.
Mar. 10th, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)
My life is unexciting. The weather sure is nice though! I had my windows open during the day both weekend days. I wouldn't mind more rain, but I can't say no to these 70+ temperatures!
Mar. 10th, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
Did you get rattled at all by yesterday's quake?

Hope WBH feels better and that Trouble gets her playmate back soon.

I've had an urge to knit but I already a) have multiple projects I should finish and don't feel like doing and b) want to read, too, and there isn't generally enough time for one, much less both.
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