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I'm sad. Tell me about something good in your life?


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Jul. 17th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
I tried a new exercise class last night that I liked. It's mostly yoga with some Tai Chi and Pilates thrown in for good measure.
Jul. 17th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
I have some really super awesome wool/silk yarn that is an absolute joy to knit with. It's a shame that it's so expensive and that the dyer is so insanely popular because otherwise I'd want a sweater from this stuff.

Also, Peaby continues to be a supercute cat of awesome.
Jul. 17th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Good Things Come in Three
The ramp on our van broke a couple of days ago. I played hooky from work today to take it to Mobility Systems. I didn't know if they'd be able to fix it - it's now 12 years old. Even though they have to order a part, they did a temp fix by welding it. Now, Guy, Betty and I have the option of going to the movies this weekend. A working vehicle is a very good thing.

Plum tree in the back yard has a butt-load of ripe fruit.

Snuggling with our puppy - Pippin has the softest ears.
Jul. 17th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
I'm going on vacation tomorrow and I actually got through my list of things to do at work before leaving. Which included reviewing two documents I only got for review today.
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Jul. 17th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
tenacious_snail and I just celebrated one year of dating each other.
Jul. 17th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Our four month old Golden delights in stopping mid-way through a meal to trade on her small selection of 'tricks'- shake, lie down, high five- for a yummy reward.

(Yummy reward being a few bites of the kibble in the bowl she is eating out of already. I think she's actually just as interested in the interaction and approval.)

I have purple hair. In full sunlight I am the world's oldest anime kid.

Last night we were running an errand and saw a double decker human-powered vehicle leaving a local eatery. Probably one of the crews in town for the Da Vinci Days festival*. There appeared to be people playing jug band instruments involved.

* http://www.davinci-days.org/kinetic_challenge.php
Jul. 17th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
I've biked 95 miles in the past four weeks.
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Jul. 17th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
My kitty is doing better!
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
We discovered a new use for fennel.

I have a fairly substantial quantity of social stuff coming up, and I'm looking forward to all of it.
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Mom's out of the hospital.
My plants are all watered and happy.
I spent the whole week with my best friend.
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
a couple of days ago i took a cool sewing class in which i learned how to make a purse. so now i have a lovely handmade purple batik purse, lined with lavender cotton, that closes with a silver button patterned with leaves.

also - the teacher is an awesome, smart, fun, creative, fat woman who teaches a class aimed at building students' skills at adapting commercial patterns to their own bodies, and she welcomes plus-size students to that class.
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
I got totally the wrong image of the purse lining, since there's a plant called lavender cotton too! But, more importantly, I really want to take that class. It sounds fabulous.

ObGood: My favorite dahlia, Yori Kobi, is blooming, cheerful and cute as ever despite our really cold winter.
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
I'm flying to Boston next week for the 10th Anniversary show of my favourite band (Freezepop)! Haven't seen them in person since April 2006 and I'm really looking forward to it. Am taking lots of presents :)
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'm getting a Behmor coffee roaster! Today! And I have permission to run home at 5:00 so I can pick it up, so long as I finish my paperwork after I get home!

(Okay, I have two - yes, two - other coffee roasters. But the Behmor roasts a lot of coffee. Up to a pound at a time! And once I get one (or maybe both) of the other roasters warranty-repaired, I'll be able to give away a[1] coffee roaster to someone.)


Want a coffee roaster?

[1] The Behmor doesn't do dark roasts, so I need to save one of my other roasters for dark coffee. For kightp, for example.
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Ooh, new coffee roaster!

I would love a coffee roaster, but the OH would kill me if I used it in the house...He hates the smell of coffee.
Jul. 18th, 2009 09:05 am (UTC)
My dad roasts his coffee out the basement door -- I was surprised how awful it smelled. He says that's normal. After it outgasses, it smells yummy.
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Going to Vegas in 2 weeks, going to spend 1 week, and we'll get to see KA.
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
KA is fun!
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
My dog and I had an appointment with a veterinary behaviourist today because of Summer's fear-aggression issues. She not only didn't recommend that I put my puppy-love down (unlike our regular vet), but she also provided constructive suggestions regarding a behaviour modification program, hope for the future, and confirmation of my opinions regarding how to adjust Summer's meds. Yay!
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)

What meds is Summer on? (My parents' dog also has fear-aggression issues.)
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
She's on Xanax morning and evening, as well as Zoloft in the morning. The behaviourist said that she usually prefers Zoloft for separation anxiety and Paxil for fear aggression, but we're not going to switch right now, because of the time it would require without any meds in between.

Instead of using the Xanax every day, I'm going to wean her off it and only use it when something anxiety-provoking, like a trip to the vet, is on the schedule. It can interfere with short term memory, which would make the behaviour mod more difficult.

The new vet encouraged me to let Summer roam around the office today (with her muzzle on, which she doesn't mind), which is the first time that I haven't had to restrain Summer around people since she started acting out. She encouraged me to take Summer out to visit dog parks early in the morning to see if I can find dog people who would be more understanding of Summer's issues than the friends that have been trying to help me with her so far.

I was dreading this appointment, and took forever to put together videos for the vet to look at, but I'm feeling so positive now!
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
We're closing on a house for our little hippy commune this month...
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
When I got home to KW this evening, my mother met the bus to take me home, and she'd brought my dog Willow with her. When Willow saw me, she was so excited she pulled the leash right from my mother's hand to get to me. It felt good to be missed. :)
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
The movie Moon.
The real moon as visited in our childhood.
The prospect of tomatoes.
Dinner with friends old and new.
August plans with nice fellow.
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
our cat Miss Pillar introduces herself to all the new neighbors in our building. most recently the new downstairs one who comes with two kids. the 7 year old girl is ecstatic about being able to visit with Pillar.

then the two kids ran inside only to come out with two hamsters they wanted to show me... cute kids.
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
In about three weeks, I get to ride an elephant!

Edited at 2009-07-18 01:17 am (UTC)
Jul. 18th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Bean the kitty says *headbonk* and zxewrtoiu;.
Jul. 18th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
A friend and I are going to see VNV Nation tomorrow evening. I bought tickets for both of us, because she was living in Stockholm at the time, but she's in New York for the summer.
Jul. 18th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
I finished writing a bit of fanfic so now I can get back to my Real Writing (unless I get bitten by the sequel bug...)

And I made sultana cookies and I can eat them as soon as my stomach feels better after eating too much dough.

And it's sunny! There's nothing I love like the sun in winter.
Jul. 18th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
A NYC cop did me a favor
I got on the wrong subway train and somehow got outside the tollgate. My ticket wouldn't work to let me back in, but the police officer did. And it is so nice to be back here where there is not so much humidity.
Jul. 18th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
The prospect of adding to our family draws near. I cannot fathom what I have done in life to be so infinitely blessed.
Jul. 18th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
I've got dozens of green tomatoes in my backyard that will soon be ripe red, and a basil plant just waiting to garnish them. And I'm going to Maui for work in early August.
Jul. 18th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
Today I went swimming in the lake for the first time in many many years.

I brought the dog with me. He was not very interested, nosiree.

I ended up picking him up and carrying him out a bit, and then holding his head up so he could dog paddle back to shore without getting his nose wet.

I'm told that "poodle" comes from the german for "puddle hound", but I don't think this poodle has ever been in the water before.

I think he's forgiven me by now.
Jul. 18th, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
Jul. 18th, 2009 08:32 am (UTC)
I got to dye yarn today! I just love working with the colors, finding out what happens when two colors meet, or what happens when you overdye. We went through about 35 skeins in today's dyeing. Happy Happy Color!
Jul. 18th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
-- We'll be leaving for the Epic Road Trip in about 52 hours.
-- Mike and I started to get irritated with each other tonight, and then he stopped and grinned and said, "So, what's at the movies?" We dropped it, with huge grins and hugs.
-- Day before yesterday, Mike and I had went to the park with Luke, our daughter-in-law Mel and Ella. An ice cream truck came by! I haven't seen an ice cream truck in ages. We sat on some steps eating ice cream and Ella called me "Gran" for the first time.
Jul. 18th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
Right now I am reading a book called The Music Lesson by Victor Wooten (bass player extraordinaire) and it is so far very enjoyable.

In the first chapter he makes the point about how we learn a language within the first five years of our lives and we easily become masters of our language because 1) we are surrounded by others who speak it, and 2) because we practice it by constantly "jamming" with others all the time; we practice improvisizing language, expressing ourselves, with various people of all kinds and all levels of skill and ages.

So why do most musicians think it takes so very, very long to master Music, always thinking they are never good enough or that they belong in some skill level and thus cannot "jam" with other musicians in other levels?

If we could see being musical as a simple and honest thing, the simplest honest musical expressions can be gateways to profoundly freeing ourselves.

Looking forward to finishing the book soon.
Jul. 18th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I like how you work to make music accessible to everyone.
Jul. 18th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
We just got our first box from a farm share program we joined for the season and I'm terribly excited about having fresh veggies all summer and fall and trying new things (what to do with kale?).

I'm getting laid off, but the air is full of possibilities for freelance stuff, more than I could have hoped for.
Jul. 18th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Worldcon's in less than three weeks!
Jul. 18th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
I'm in love with the city of Chicago. I'm having a blast riding the L, and seeing the people, buildings, everything. The weather has been so mild and beautiful.
Jul. 18th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
My son brought tomatoes from his garden - two little cherry tomatoes and a yellow pear!
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Someone at work brought in a huge spinach dip and pumpernickel bread round for everyone to just help themselves to. And watermelon!
Jul. 23rd, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Get to help with sound for a concert this evening.

Also doing a bit of a getaway this weekend. I'm staying a night at a nice hotel next to the big arts fairs that take place next to each other in the area. I can do the fairs or hibernate, as I wish...

Edited at 2009-07-23 08:55 pm (UTC)
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