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Good intentions

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I have good intentions of posting regularly and saying interesting things so that anyone who reads will think “Oh, how clever.” It just doesn’t always happen or even sometimes happens. Today I woke up at 7am, fed the cats, ate breakfast, paid bills, started catching up on the shows I’ve DVR’ed, and fell back to sleep until noon. I know, don’t I live a fabulous life?

It’s a cold rainy Saturday afternoon. The cats are napping. My fitbit has given up on me getting 10,000 steps for the day. I’ve caught up on sleep. It was a busy week. I started pre-service foster care classes this week which means two days a week I go from work to home for a quick supper and to class for three hours. Two classes and six hours down; 11 classes and 31 hours to go.

The first class was a basic orientation.

The second class was about the process and the child welfare team. There was a lot of talk about what to do when the social worker doesn’t call you back which is apparently a thing you have to deal with. I know they are busy people and have to deal with the safety of children but even doctors offices call you back if you leave them a message. It seems like there should be a better system.

Any way, I don’t know if I said anything clever or if you had a moment to think “Oh, she’s so clever.” but here a video to watch if you have the time. Part two is on youtube. Warning: if you have a heart, it will make you weepy most likely unless you’re a tough guy.

 

 

 

 

 

Houses

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I’ve been house shopping and through my journey of looking at house photographs online, I’ve seen and noticed some odd things.

  1. I don’t know if I would count this a real bathroom but the listing for this house did.

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2. Holy cow! What is standing in the corner.

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3. Does it look like this house has a halo?

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4. Why would anyone wood panel a kitchen?

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5. What’s going on here?

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6. This bathroom has wild wild west saloon style doors.

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7. I feel like this house is staring back at me.

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8. Apparently, a professionally staged home must have something diagonal in it.

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Well, hello, there.

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Obligatory cat photo.

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I haven’t around WordPress recently. Sorry to my regular blog readers, all three of you. I wish I could report that fabulous amazing things have kept me from updating, but meh, no. So here’s, a bit of what’s going on.

  • Still have not gotten a couch. I will someday. It’s just a lot of work.
  • I still have not finished the story I am writing, but I have only three scenes left to finish. Although, I am so excited about this, I have no idea how long it will take to finish.
  • I got off the meditation track. I’m starting over again.
  • Yoga. I’m taking a beginner’s yoga workshop on Mondays in June. I’m really looking forward to it.

And finally, Happy Asexual Visibility Day.

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RIP Grandpa

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grampaI love this picture of my grandpa and my niece. She was a bit unsteady at this time and loved playing with my grandpa’s cane. He had his hands out to catch her if she stumbled. My grandpa loved being a grandpa and great grandpa. He grew up during the Great Depression and fought in WWII. He worked hard his whole life and was my grandmother’s caretaker for a long time. He was the most gentle, kind, and patient man I have ever known. I don’t remember if he ever said that he loved me but I always knew he did. The words weren’t necessary.

Sometimes when my siblings and I were talking, he would smile at us like we were the most amusing people in the whole world. Every kid needs a grandparent like that.

RIP, Grandpa.

Happy Caturday

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Jackie Chan loves the sun we are getting today.
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Reflected light is her favorite thing. For those of you who maybe wondering why I named my female cat Jackie Chan, I didn’t know she was a girl at first. When I took her to the vet, I found out she was a girl and then vet asked me why I named her Jackie Chan. At that very moment Jackie lifted up one of her back legs and kicked the vet. He said “Oh, I see.” I couldn’t change her name after that. It was like she had claimed it for herself.

Neutrino is playing in the sun with a blanket. He’s not happy with me at the moment. I found him creeping across the kitchen counter trying to get my soup. I put it all away so he couldn’t get it. I’m a ‘bad’ cat mom.
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