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Sunday, June 30, 2019


After waiting since September 2018 I FINALLY got the call saying my number had come up on the waiting list for the shingles vaccine at the Tates Creek Kroger pharmacy (I started out at #164, I think), and I went in today - and for whatever reason they didn't charge me. Six months ago my health insurance wouldn't pay for vaccination at a pharmacy, so I expected to pay $175. Maybe that's changed, or maybe it's because the Little Clinic and medical offices are dealing with backorders, too, or just don't offer it. But yay! I need another in two to six months, and they'll call me when they get it in. :) 

For all those who have experienced the miracle of birth

I salute you, but don't sign me up.

Also, this is great and will no doubt be appreciated by you moms out there...(or anyone else with a sense of humour). It's based on a book by Gill Sims.

BBC Radio 4 Extra: Why Mummy Drinks (Omnibus)

Saturday, June 22, 2019


DC Comics Just Killed Its Vertigo Imprint

Most of the comic I collected were Vertigo titles, including Sandman, The Dreaming, Books of Magic to name a few. And while I didn't read them, I find Hellblazer, Luciferr, iZombie,and Doom Patrol fun to watch in their live-action incarnations.

Friday, June 21, 2019


I love the baby kitten...I love the baby kitten...I love the baby kitten....it's my fault for wearing shorts to bed when I am a convenient way to climb up. He took a nap while we were gone and is very rambunctious at the moment. But wow, I've never had anyone cause me that much pain in such an absolutely adorable manner. And yes, he obviously slid down most of my leg.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

My list got waylaid

by a tiny kitten. I'll work on the other things later. In the meantime, I'm enjoying tiny meows and purring, punctuated by the occasional hissing of the other feline denizens of the house. But so far, everyone's behaved themselves. :) But all that's left is the photos (which I've set the goal of finishing by end of summer, and I'm halfway there already), watering the plants (I can do that tomorrow--it'll give the water I filled up a little more time to outgas), and reading (and I'm educating myself for the purposes of a potential job, and that doesn't close till late July). The bills can wait till tomorrow, as nothing can be mailed out until Monday anyway. So I got the pressing things done, and the plants can wait till tomorrow. So all is good. Plus, kitten!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

This was very interesting

Bill Gates Posts Data Of Causes Of Death In The US, Is Amazed By The Disconnect Between News And Reality

A couple of things gleaned from Facebook that I liked...

Not sure I'll get to the tub of photos today, but...

I'm making progress on the list. I had to rearrange the bed headboard and the nightstands to incorporate the CDs and player back into the room. I've also dusted and rearranged four shelves of books, leaving two shelves until I'm finished with all of the bookshelves in the house. (Mind you, I started dusting two shelves a week when I moved in September 2017). The reason why I did four this week is I got a reprieve from last year because these included Hebrew bibles and a prayer shawl, and I was menstruating. And that's ritually impure in terms of handling sacred objects in Judaism. So there's just the two, but they have a lot of random stuff on them, so my friend's going to help me go through those. But whew, almost finished!

Here are the results of the great CD return:

Agenda for the day

  1. Go to the pharmacy for my roommate's medicine.
  2. Go through the second tub of family photos [I did the first tub last week all at once, surprisingly, and this is the second of two.]
  3. Do game notes.
  4. Four shelves.
  5. Go to two different pet stores for their brand of cat food.
  6. Visit the vet for kitty meds.
  7. Wash the dog blankets and the people bedding.
  8. Incorporate the CD player back into my room along with the CDs I brought from work. I wasn't listening to music that way because I was afraid of disturbing my neighbours--I usually listen to music with Bluetooth headphones on.
  9. Put away my laundry from last weekend.
  10. Water the plants.
  11. Read.
  12. Go over bills.
I keep thinking there's something else. Hmm...oh, relax. Get rest. It's been a rough week.