Doggy photos

Dec. 19th, 2014 03:04 pm
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I've been kind of up and down a lot this week, with the past few days being more down than up. Not really sure if I want to put it all into words, and I am frustrated with my blog having been mostly "ugh, woe is me" lately. So instead I am going to post doggy photos. Z has come out of her shell a bit. She's still nervous about a lot of things (and boy do I empathize with that), but she's looking happier and healthier than she did when we first got her. She loves cuddles, especially now that she is allowed on beds with the humans. She adores chewing and playing fetch and has managed to eat most of her tennis balls. She still chews only the things that are hers rather than anything and everything, which is superb. She can be very silly and loves to roll on her back and make littler noises at us. She also makes very contented little noises when she is cuddled and pet.

Pictures of Z below the cut )
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Hiya! Congress is considering an incredibly wonderful (for me! as well as others) piece of legislation. It is not without faults, but basically...

Right now, because I am on Medicaid and other forms of public assistance for disability, I cannot have more than $2,000 in assets or I lose my benefits. If I get married, my spouse and I cannot have more than $3,000 in combined assets or same thing.

So, you know, all the planning for rainy days and stuff? That cannot happen for me unless I break the law and hide money under a mattress or something, which is technically a felony that could land me in jail.

This new bill would allow me to have a special savings account of up to $100,000! Other people could add to it as well! (With SSI they get really fussy about anyone else giving you money because it's considered "income" and they want to dock your benefits and it sucks.) If the money is spent on medicine or housing, it's tax-exempt. When you die, the money in the account goes back to the government.

It has passed the House because something something fiscal responsibility. It is now in the Senate, so please if you live in the US and you have some spare time could you maybe call/write/email your Senators and ask them to pass it? Also if you live outside the US signal boosting would be awesome, too.

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Survived a second trip to the mall

Dec. 12th, 2014 10:48 pm
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So I went with my sister, niece and niece's friend to the mall this evening. We did an early dinner at Red Lobster and then headed to the mall. I had gone briefly on Tuesday just to get out of the house for a while. The girls are old enough that they could go off without the adults watching over them, they just had to check in every hour (cell phones make this sort of trip so much easier than it was when I was growing up). Sister and I wandered a bit, checked out the board game store, giggled over things at Spencer's gifts (though the jokes are much staler than the seemed when we were teens), wandered a bit at Nordstroms, had hot drinks and sat for a bit, and then we meandered to the very sad and small book store.

After the book store we hit Hot Topic which was the only store I spent money in. :D They had an Alice in Wonderland charm brass charm bracelet which I will probably convert into a necklace as the charms are a bit heavy to wear around my wrist. I also got an Alice in Wonderland tank top with the Disney version of the Cheshire Cat and the "We're all mad here" quote, and a wide silver bracelet that I had fallen in love with earlier in the week. After that we went and found a place to sit down again while we waited for the girls to finish their shopping. There was also a stop at Bath and Body works in there somewhere.

I must be feeling better because at no point did I get grumpy during the trip. I started getting a bit wobbly towards the end as my knee and hip started to bother me, but otherwise enjoyed myself. Am exhausted now, and will likely be exhausted tomorrow, but had a good time. And it was great fun to see Niece and her friend so excited as they did their Christmas shopping. I have a feeling I'm getting a Teavana blend for the holiday. I'll be curious to see which one she picked out for me. And now for bed.

Kitty bonding pics!

Dec. 11th, 2014 08:21 pm
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I have limited hand usage so forgive me for not captioning these the way I usually would; I am about to go poop out in front of a TV and maybe fall asleep for a long time. But yay, Chance and Lily cuddling and also TOE BEANS especially for [personal profile] tyger!

Eternal cuteness of Chance and Lily

two moar kitty photos! )

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Dec. 11th, 2014 11:46 am
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I'm siiiiiick. Running a fever.

Finally got hours in work Monday and Tuesday, and that... went, and I thought it was strange I was so sore and my allergies were acting up so badly even with medication (less strange after the shift with in the room with lots of particles and no ventilation that I could tell, but it didn't really get better after a shower), and then last night / today it was like NOPE SICK.


happy making things

Dec. 10th, 2014 06:17 pm
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Today I gave in and signed up for a Hulu plus account because the things that I am most interested in watching right now are not available for streaming anywhere else (at least not the most recent episodes).

Am still madly in love with the show Forever. It's not the best writing but the acting is solid and the story is fun. I am also enjoying the dynamic between Henry (the main character) and everyone else. I am glad to hear that ABC has ordered more episodes and that this show will have a full season. It's a long shot that it will get renewed for a second season, but I can hope.

I'm currently catching up on Agents of SHIELD, which I was four or five episodes behind on. There is also Sleepy Hollow and Mysteries of Laura. I am apparently in the mood for shows that do not take themselves to seriously. :D

The other thing that has made me ridiculously happy is the continuation of [ profile] Koyote19's In the Mouth of Madness. Several new chapters have been posted and the story continues to be amazing. If you have not read it, be warned that it and it's prequel have many dark themes and some very graphic content. Madness is not yet finished, but it is active again, which is awesome. Both are incredibly well-written and this has been among my favorite stories/series for about a decade now.

Also happy making are cuddles with animals, Christmas cards from friends, and tea.

How Are You? (in Haiku)

Dec. 10th, 2014 10:36 am
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Pick a thing or two that sums up how you're doing today, this week, in general, and tell me about it in the 5-7-5 syllables of a haiku. I will leave anonymous comments screened unless otherwise asked; feel free to use this to leave private comments if that's what you're most comfortable with.


Signal-boosting much appreciated!
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Wednesday last week was kind of horrid. Things have gotten a little bit better since then. I'm doing my best to hang on and be patient with my body and myself. It is remarkably hard. CW: health things and insurance frustrations )

I did treat myself to lunch out after my appointment, which was kind of nice. And I spent a little bit of time wandering around the local mall (middle of the week before school lets out meant it wasn't unbearably crowded). It was kind of nice to do a bit of window-shopping and just be out of the house for a bit.
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