Thank God. This has been a week. Next week is a 3 day work week. The week after is a 4 day work week. Then we begin a 5 month stretch with no holidays in it. Till Memorial Day weekend.

Jim and I may go to North Carolina for a week in early April. This still remains to be seen because if Azalea Fest is not on…..we may not go.

Did I say it’s Friday?

So I went for Labs this morning. Some lady stops me at the door and asks all the questions about Covid. I answer no to them. She hands me this sticker. I said “what am I to do with this? Put it on my shirt?”

“No, we don’t want that sticky stuff all over your clothes.”

“Then what should I do with it?”

“It’s just to let them know in the back you answered the questions.”

“If I am in the back wouldn’t THAT tell them I answered the questions and got past you??????”

What a waste of time and resources! No wonder our medical bills are so high! No Common Sense has become the new norm……..?????

I found this photo and immediately thought of Juliana…..

I sent the photo to her mother and she replies “OMG YES!!”

Last night I started hauling boxes BACK upstairs. I want my desk area BACK! lol.

My cat was ill last night.

You got THAT right.

This morning I found it.

A hairball…..but it was full of blood. I’ll be keeping a close eye on him now. He is 8 1/2, birthday is Memorial Day weekend. I think I’ll weigh him when I get home tonight. If he’s not 23lbs anymore……….? More vet bills.

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Willa…you catch the tail end of SERIOUSLY???? She refused to say ‘actually’ for me but the final word was Patience. Mommy (holding her) is teaching her patience by putting up her finger and saying the word.

So Miss Myna Bird Willa is copying everything.

But look at that smile. Enough to melt anyone’s heart….

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Louie’s Big Day…

Louie sleeping in Jim’s arms….

Yesterday was Louie’s ‘big appointment’. I put Stella in her kennel and Louie trotted along behind me, looking up so expectantly. I grabbed his leash and he was like “What? I’m getting you to myself?!!”

I drove so Jim held him. Louie kept a close eye on me. When we got to the clinic, the sign says “1 person/1 pet” so Jim had to wait in the car. I took Louie in and he was like ‘Wait………..what?? Who is that lady?”

We ended up having to muzzle him because he barked at the vet and growled. I explained how protective he is of me. Vet decided just better to muzzle just in case. Louie did NOT like it. But we got him on the table and he got 2 shots. First one didn’t bother but the second one did. Oh MAN that little bug was NOT happy. I held him for a few minutes till the sedative started taking effect. He started swaying his head back and forth, and by the time I laid him on the towel on the table, he was immobile.

I had to leave. I couldn’t watch him looking like that. Not 10 minutes after I got home, I noticed a missed call from the vet. I’m like oh shit! But it was only about the rabies shot. They are to give him that this morning. I am leaving work at 2 to go pick him up.

We’ll see how mad he is. LOL

Stella. Last night she played with Jegs and Sprint; she was pretty quiet. Crawled up on my lap and slept then most of the evening. When I went to bed about 11 (Hey! I only had 3 episodes of Virgin River left!!) she crawled under the covers and went right to sleep; not a peep out of her all night.

This morning was another story tho. I put her in the kennel, turned on her new radio station, told her Mom was leaving for work. She was NOT having it. So Jegs is inside today with her OUT of her kennel.

Pray for me. lol

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From a friend….

You know **** had Covid too and I think they consider * recovered now. Not sure I told you this or not. Where * is they have 24 patients, have been in this full lock down to protect everyone from Covid. Since Labor day I have had 3 visits with *, each for 30 minutes, one outside. That is how strict and tough the governor has made nursing homes. Out of the 24 patient 18 got Covid, also 12 workers. Seems to me the only people they may have prevented from getting the disease was the families of the patients. This is an excellent example of how the Covid restrictions aren’t working. Sort of like when the local school was financially bankrupt many years ago, they cut cheer leading and marching band. Cheerleaders pay their own expenses, marching band just cost a bus. For those on that other side, my nursing home story really foils all their excuses, you can use that for those relatives of yours that don’t understand how the world really works.

I no longer think ANYTHING works against Covid. Mandatory masks and the number of cases SURGE…….? OK. I’ll wear a mask ….

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Drops Jaw

You may be surprised to learn that of the trio of long-awaited coronavirus vaccines, the most promising, Moderna’s mRNA-1273, which reported a 94.5 percent efficacy rate on November 16, had been designed by January 13. This was just two days after the genetic sequence had been made public in an act of scientific and humanitarian generosity that resulted in China’s Yong-Zhen Zhang’s being temporarily forced out of his lab. In Massachusetts, the Moderna vaccine design took all of one weekend. It was completed before China had even acknowledged that the disease could be transmitted from human to human, more than a week before the first confirmed coronavirus case in the United States. By the time the first American death was announced a month later, the vaccine had already been manufactured and shipped to the National Institutes of Health for the beginning of its Phase I clinical trial. This is — as the country and the world are rightly celebrating — the fastest timeline of development in the history of vaccines. It also means that for the entire span of the pandemic in this country, which has already killed more than 250,000 Americans, we had the tools we needed to prevent it .

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The Christmas spirit….

Am I doing it right?

I sent Jim this photo of my new duvet cover. He said I was his hero. lol He cracks me up. I got it cause it was quirky. I am surprised he likes it. LOL

Jim LOVES Christmas. He loves the sappy Hallmark movies. I keep teasing him about being in touch with his feminine side.

Actually I love that he loves things like Christmas and romantic movies even if you know who’s gonna end up where by the end of the movie. It makes him more lovable, human, and fun to snuggle up with.

And it makes him more like me. (But my holiday of choice is Halloween. BOO!)

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Birthday party…..

This cake was SOOOOO good!!
Jim decorated up his whole apartment….it was wonderful….streamers on the ceilings, 3 big happy birthday signs, cake, balloons….he’s too good to me.
Roses from my dad. The other bouquet from my friend Nicole and I got more flowers from my friend Barb. Jim got me a single rose I left on my desk at work. Singles are my favorite.
Two of my favorites. She insisted on wearing a dress for Nonna!

It was a wonderful evening. Jim spoils me. I like it.

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