Where has all the candy gone?

Oct. 22nd, 2017 08:50 am
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I'm thinking about Mews today. How could it have been a year already? I'll always love her.

I'm taking Pippin to meet her new vet tomorrow, and to get her weighed. Hopefully all the squirrel- and mouse-chasing is keeping her in good shape.

Shiremom had her eye surgeon appointment, and she definitely needs cataracts surgery. We haven't scheduled the surgery date yet, but plan to do so very soon. Her quality of life will be so much improved once she can see clearly again!

I need to stop buying Halloween candy so far in advance. I forgot how fond Shiremom is of mini Tootsie Rolls and Kit Kats.

Note to Self: Put "mini Tootsie Rolls and Kit Kats" back on the shopping list.

It's a birthday!

Oct. 19th, 2017 08:11 am
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Happy Birthday, [personal profile] elwendell! May your special day be peaceful, fun, and full of sunshine -- inside and out. ♥


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Oct. 19th, 2017 06:40 am
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Happy Birthday to dear [personal profile] elwendell!!!!

I hope it's a marvelous day for you, filled with everything you delight in (or at least a relaxing day in your garden) :))
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This is the predicted weather today in the neighborhood I lived in before my move:

96°, 17% humidity

Yup, that's the searingly hot October I remember. Those poor firemen in California! They're such heroes.

I'll be running tons of errands today. It's always so satisfying to get them done. :)

Saturday stuff

Oct. 14th, 2017 12:14 pm
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The idea for chapter 5 finally came to me this morning. I'll be writing today, hooray!

Everything's going well here, and every day is very busy. I found a beautiful bright-red down parka at a second-hand shop, and my Sis-in-Law had one from her aunt that fits Shiremom nicely. I even have a snow shovel and rake now! I can't think of a single important thing we need except for some living room furniture. The house is so warm and cozy. We covered the beige carpeting with lots of random throw-rugs so Pip's little feet won't get the carpeting too dirty too soon. Every day we still do at least one large or small project. I still have one huge carton to unpack, but I hit the wall regarding unpacking and just can't deal with it yet. Nothing important in there, just miscellaneous odds 'n ends.

My brother and his wife will be traveling next week, so I get to feed nine ferals cats while they're gone. :)

I talked with my niece who lives in the Bay Area yesterday, and the fires are really awful up there. She said that ash is falling and the air is full of smoke. I remember the choking air quality during our bad fires in San Diego -- my eyes were irritated for weeks, and ash covered everything.

In puppy news, Pippin chased a mouse all over the yard this morning... and killed it! I was appalled, but she seemed quite satisfied and pleased. I know what she'll be dreaming about tonight. I had no idea she was such a carnivorous beastie. This move has been wonderful for her; she's getting more exercise, and smelling so many new and exciting things. Poor mousie. :(

LOTR Yule Fic Exchange

Oct. 13th, 2017 02:42 pm
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The 2017 LOTR "Yule Fic Exchange" post is up! The deadline for requests is October 31. The post is here:


This looks like it's going to be fun

Oct. 12th, 2017 07:51 am
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My new neighborhood seems to be exploding with Halloween spirit and decorations. I've been living in a gated apartment complex for so long, I nearly forgot what a rural, neighborhood Halloween looked like. I'd better pick up some bags of candy and be prepared! I put my camera right next to Pippin's leash this morning so I can take pictures on our 'walkies' (as soon as it stops raining); I did remember to snap this one yesterday:


I have tons of errands today, including a massive grocery run. I'm so relieved to finally know where all the shops are.

Speaking of Halloween, [personal profile] casey28 has posted 45 awesome Halloween icons:


Movies! Movies!

Oct. 10th, 2017 10:25 am
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - I love this movie. Unabashedly. And I have no idea why so many people shat on it back then. It's funny, it's touching, it's full of action and RDJ and Jude Law excel in it. Oh well, I'll never get people, I guess.

Ghostbusters - the all-female remake. It had some funny moments and Leslie Jones' Patty Tolan was the highlight of the movie but... it wasn't all that good? The story was kinda lame and the jokes depended too much on "humorous" situations that pushed my second hand embarrassment button way too much.

The Giver - I loved the relationship between the Giver and the Receiver, the Giver showed Jonas the fatherly love he never experienced. And I loved that the ending was left open. What was that house? Did Jonas ever return home? What happened with the community?

A reminder about mews1945's LJ

Oct. 9th, 2017 04:28 pm
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A reminder that mews1945's daughter said she'd be closing down Julia's Livejournal account on the 22nd of this month. Save whatever stories or posts are precious to you! (I remembered all the birthday stories Julia wrote for me over the years.) I also saved one of her icons that brings sweet memories.

Dear Yuletide Author

Oct. 8th, 2017 09:52 pm
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Dear Yuletide Author,
Thank you so very much for being 'my' writer! I can't wait to read what you come up with, and I hope that you'll enjoy writing it as much as I will enjoy reading it! Have fun and don't stress! Whatever you write for me I know I will love.

Hopefully I've provided enough info for whichever request you are assigned. In general I'm a happy ending sort of person, especially for Yuletide, although a little angst along the way is certainly fine. I love well-written humor, in particular witty dialog. I enjoy mild hurt/comfort as well (emphasis on the comfort). And romance, I'm a sucker for romance. :) But non-con, dub-con, bdsm and sad endings are not my cup of Yuletide cheer.

My AO3 account can be found here. But I also have a website: More Than Either Alone, where you will find additional pics in various fandoms, mainly The Lord of the Rings.


Yuletide requests )

"Wonder Woman" and Sunday musings

Oct. 8th, 2017 04:47 pm
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Today I woke up to rain and a migraine. Haven't had one of *those* in a long time (thank goodness), so I just took it easy today, puttered around, and watched "Wonder Woman". I enjoyed it very much. It's creative, well paced, and not overpowered by CGI. And what a cool role for Robin Wright. She certainly is versatile.

Pippin is now OBSESSED with her backyard. She wants to catch a squirrel SO badly. I think she chases them in her sleep and wakes up rarin' to get back out there. The temps have climbed again -- it's back in the low 80s -- and winter seems far away, but I can't wait to see what she thinks of snow. The dog I grew up with adored jumping around in it, and trying to eat it.

I got together with four friends from long ago -- the mid-1970s -- who still live in the area, and we had the best time! It's like we were never apart. We talked nonstop, laughed, ate BBQ and Kettle Corn (I had never heard of that before), and then they sat me down to teach me Pinochle. After two or three hands I sort of kind of started to "get it", so I'm looking forward to improving.

I'll be helping my sister-in-law this week prepare for a huge local flea market. My brother and his wife have SO MUCH STUFF. I hope I can assist in easing even a small portion of it out the door.

I wish I could start writing chapter 5 (the final chapter) of my story, but I can't seem to figure out where/how to start it. It's frustrating! Maybe I should try to write the end first, then work my way back. Hmmmm, that's not a bad idea.

I hope everyone has a good week!


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