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Good intentions



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.








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.


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


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


4. Why would anyone wood panel a kitchen?


5. What’s going on here?


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


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


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

house3 house9 house11

Well, hello, there.


Obligatory cat photo.


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.


RIP Grandpa


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


Jackie Chan loves the sun we are getting today.
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.