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I don't have anything, really, except my mittens wore out, and I replaced them with


Sock Monkey Mittens

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  •  Tip Jar (14+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:15:05 PM PST

  •  Not Sunday here yet (6+ / 0-)

    but probably will survive the "apocalypse"  ;)

  •  very cute mittens (6+ / 0-)

    give your woozles a hug for me.

    It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller

    by Pam from Calif on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 10:35:48 PM PST

  •  What a day. Took LuvLee in to the vet for an (7+ / 0-)

    unplanned but needed blood sugar check. After doing so well at the beginning of the week, a couple days ago she started to lose her appetite and even had a little vomiting. So I was quite worried.

    Turns out, her blood sugar shows that she's going into remission for diabetes! After giving them for only 13 days, I can stop giving her the insulin injections. We'll check her sugar again on Wedns. and see where we go from there.

    That's the good news. The bad news is, she's a little hypoglycemic, which is probably why her appetite was so off. As advised by the vet, I put a little dab of honey on her mouth several times this afternoon, so she could lick it off and get some replacement sugar in her system. That worked well and by 7 this evening she started chowing down on her canned food. I was quite relieved!

    The irony of all of this is, this whole week I've been fighting off a stomach flu, and I could really relate to LuvLee's symptoms! Especially the no-appetite part. Fortunately I seem to have gotten over it and today I was able to have a real supper (instead of just crackers and tea) and not be upset by it.

    So LuvLee & are both tuckered out by the events of the day. She's curled up sleeping in her little kitty bed, and I'm sort of dozing off at the computer. We both need an early bedtime!

    Oh, there was one other irony out of this: For some reason LuvLee got a lot more sympathy from people about her tummy troubles than I ever got for mine. I wonder how that could be!

    Handmade holiday gifts from Jan4insight on Zibbet. Get 10%off everytime with coupon code KOSSACK.

    by jan4insight on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 11:23:46 PM PST

  •  commiserated. there/there. (3+ / 0-)
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    broths, FloridaSNMOM, weck

    clime parches on. terms: ocean rise, weather re-patterning, storm pathology, drout-famine, acceptance of nature.

    by renzo capetti on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 01:06:20 AM PST

  •  Good morning everyone! (4+ / 0-)
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    Caedy, FloridaSNMOM, weck, Noddy

    It's going to be in the low thirties today.  

    Just doing stuff today.

    Cute mittens Noddy.

    Have a good day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 03:33:00 AM PST

  •  Morning... (3+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, broths, Noddy

    It is nearly 11 and I am still the only one up.  Then again it is currently 56 and the house is cold.  I myself didn't actually get out of bed until nearly 10, though I'd gotten up briefly at 730, and decided that I wanted to be back under the blankets instead of anywhere else.

    Supposed to be in the upper 60's today, so we shall see.  

    Today is Christmas cookie day.  

    We'd already made peanut butter and oatmeal raisin yesterday before FloridaSNMom's mom got here, and today we are doing chocolate chip and christmas cut out (the cut out dough is currently residing in the fridge getting cold and ready to be turned into cookies).  

    Nothing says your sorry like a dead bunny.

    by Caedy on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 07:46:03 AM PST

    •  Christmas cookies, OY! (0+ / 0-)

      when we got up yesterday we discovered sugar-ants in the Christmas cookies!

      well, in the tin of homemade ones we had taken out of the freezer the day before THAT. eek-freek! Spent about an hour picking the little stinkers off the cookies, about 3 times; smooshing them on counters and other surfaces; picking them out of the bubbles in the under-surface of the cookies! They seemed to sometimes burrow in and ??? go catatonic at the "atmospheric" sugar-level? get stuck head-first??? anyway, finally got them all out of the cookies, did the track-down-access-&-spray safari...

      So then frosted; cleaned the tin; and put cookies away. I think they're OK, haven't actually looked yet! THIS, the teeny-tiny-ant invasions have been our New-Day biggest climate change thing of 2012 for us, come to think of it. We had several forays over the summer and fall, and now this. We have pretty much NEVER had ants before, in almost 20 years in this house.

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 01:08:07 PM PST

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  •  Good morning (3+ / 0-)
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    broths, weck, Noddy

    Noddy, I love those mittens. and now my daughter wants a pair... she loves sock monkeys too!

    Yesterday went very well. Mom's visit was great! Bit got one of the new Furby's, Draco got a case for his Skylanders and a video game he's wanted. And the grown ups got... A bread machine! It's a nice bread machine. It's programmable, goes up to 2lbs... we made our first loaf last night with dinner.. wonderful!  Now we just need to start collecting bread machine recipes.

    Mom also drove us up to the grocery store, and then the sneak paid for the groceries. I'm glad it was only a small grocery trip so she only paid for $55 rather than our usual over $100 at that store. I was bragging on all of you though, and she's glad and amazed we're part of such a great community.

    Grandma also started a nerf gun war with the kids, which was hilarious! One good thing about our moving north is we will be about 45 minutes from Grandma instead of 2.5 hours. My step-father just had a heart attack and surgery over the summer, and sometimes he's just not up to that trip and she worries about leaving him home when she goes so far away.

    One of Bit's friends is coming over to help with the cookie baking today, so we'll have extra hands decorating. It should be fun. Draco isn't so much into the baking thing. He's done it in the past, and I told him he's welcome to come help. But he'll probably spend much of today in his room because he was uber social with his grandma yesterday and that's how he usually works. He's going to need time to himself today.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 08:54:10 AM PST

  •  Everything got wrapped, and I even pulled the (3+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Noddy, broths

    little tree down from upstairs.  We actually have time to clean up and do projects today, with no big stress of time!

    Tomorrow I will make a welsh rarebit to take on xmas eve to my dad's.  I doubt I will do any baking, except for a little banana bread for partner's dad when the bananas are ripe enough to properly smoosh.

    Over the holiday, my sister and I will get to see a fantastic (and annual) quilt show with only art quilts. We make a day of it; going "antiquing" an the way down and back.

    Have a wonderful holiday everybody, with good friends and family, wonderful eats and peaceful nights!

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. &

    by weck on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:14:18 AM PST

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