Name Three Things - 2019

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Winchester Winchester said: Your grandsons are simply adorable! Kudos! I bet you're really proud of your grand-babies!
@mia said: Oh, Drina!!! They are precious!!! Sooo adorable!!

Pierre and John say "Thank you Winchester and Mia." It is such a joy to see them looking so well because they had a dramatic birth by Cesarean operation when their mum underwent an operation for peritonitis when seven months pregnant.
Oh my so glad everyone is ok. One is named after your Pierre, aww.💖
 

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Today was a scheduled clean/grocery shop/do laundry for my mom day but dementia auntie called me after midnight last night in a panic because she attempted to clean her fridge and couldn’t get the shelves back in. She was dissappointed I wouldn’t get out of bed to drive over, but I promised to make a stop before my moms. Woke up this morning with a fever and signs of a killer cold coming on but am hoping if I load up on coffee and ibruprophen I can get through the day.
 

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We slept in until 8:30 a.m.! Today's plans for me are to bake the last fruitcake and fill the large downstairs wood rack.

At 1:00 p.m. my cleaning lady's husband is supposed to come. He canceled for yesterday but did call on Friday and explain. We do trust that he'll show up.

In sequence of importance according to Himself will be
1) Move the two half barrels at the bottom of the driveway off the asphalt to pallets off on the side so driveway will be O.K. and clear for snow plowing. They are filled with soil and I cannot do it. It will take the two of us.
2) Put the last tarp up over the outside wood storage area. This one shelters the steps which otherwise get snow and ice on them, making it very hazardous. The overhead pipe they attach to is too high up for me so I cannot do it.
3) Take down the screen doors for the two pairs of doors out to the deck and put them away in the basement. I'm sure I could take them down, maybe even carry them to the basement. But the storage racks are overhead and I cannot do it.

Tuesday will be An Outing. I'll tell you about it afterwards.
 

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Ice cubes on orchids? I've never heard of that!

. I stayed in the house.
Prolly smart :)

Clean up the carpet after a stuck-on poop dingleberry, which Poppycat justs hates, caused him to booty-scoot and leave behind some racetrack streaks

Trim the fur under his tail (he hates this too)

Watch football
 

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@Furbalismom said: "Ice cubes on orchids? I've never heard of that!"

I hadn't either until about a year ago when I read about it in Internet. I've since been doing it every sunday and it works fine. Must be done after they have stopped flowering to encourage them to start again.
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Happy, happy Catapault! Andrew was here, even came half an hour early. He and I went down the driveway with pallet, hand truck, and leaf rake. Didn't take much more than 15 or 20 minutes to move the two half whiskey barrels full of soil off the asphalt and onto the pallets. Up the driveway and then Andrew got the last tarp up on the wood storage area. Then he took the four full size screens off the doors to the deck and put them away in the basement. All this took something over an hour. We'd said we wanted him here for two hours so - drum roll please - he filled the big downstairs wood rack. I am so happy!

Then he didn't want to be paid because we gave him some firewood a couple of years ago. Trust me, he got paid.

So what did I do today? Baked the last batch of fruitcake, both small loaves and bundlettes. Two loads of laundry, one of which is folded and the other waiting for attention in the dryer. And ran the dishwasher, which is waiting to be unloaded. And it's only 2:15 p.m.
 

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Good for Andrew! I'm glad he was able to help you so much!

One of the women clipped our umbrella tree in the foyer at work. She wrapped the bottoms up in damp paper towels and wrapped plastic around the towels. I saw them in the kitchen and took one (anything in the kitchen is fair game if there is no note). I saw her and thanked her. I'll take it home and plant it up. I'll put it out in the shed and keep Mollipop away from it. If she won't stay away, I'll have to bring it back into work as the leaves can be poisonous to kibble-krunchers.
  • Breakfast for the girls, walked 3 miles, and got ready for work. Stopped for gas on my way in.
  • The cable guy is coming this afternoon to activate the cable in the shed.
  • Grab a few groceries (if we don't go tonight, we'll go tomorrow)
 

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Placed an order with Chewy's - call it late afternoon or early evening yesterday. Got up this morning. Showered, got dressed, inverted. Downstairs, started a load of laundry after feeding the cats. made my coffee. Turned on computer and checked to see where in transit the Chewy's order might be - and it said "Delivered." Looked out the front door and yes indeed, two large Chewy's boxes neatly stacked outside the door.

That's impressive, significantly under 24 hours from placing order to actual delivery. What a great start to my day. And my friend with the fabulous vegetable garden does indeed want the boxes and brown paper. I'll take them over on Thursday. And maybe we can replicate the images from my last visit that I stupidly deleted before getting them off the camera card onto the computer.
 

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Electrician is here wiring up the bathroom remodel so I am planning on getting some sewing done. My cold is in full force today so that is probably all I will do.
 

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Glued back the cover of my English Dictionary after Sombra had thrown it to the floor from my desk. :mad2:
Consulted my books on new plants care.
Had one of my air condition units seen to.
 

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I really like Chewy. They deliver quickly.
We now have cable in the shed. Rick said the guy was there all of ten minutes.
  • Breakfast for the girls. I went back to bed. Rick came to bed last night. Loudly. Awakened me and then I had a hard time falling back asleep. No sooner dropped off than he got a text. At 2:18 this morning. I was not amused. It was the guy in charge of their fantasy football team. Wide awake again. I finally dropped off around 4:00 and Rick had to get up at 4:45 to go into work to sign people into the union. He came back home before I left for work and was going to hit the couch. I'm pooped this morning.
  • Mailed a letter on my way into work,
That's pretty much it. I keep yawning and yawning.
 

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Tennis, this will be the last decent outside court day for a little while

Check on the lost hurt cat I helped save last night

Finish putting away the deck umbrella
 

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1. Organize, clean, set up and winterize my cat area
2. Practice my knitting as it's therapeutic mentally, emotionally and physically (for the hand with severe nerve damage) while catching up with Castle Rock on Hulu and the few ID Go programs I missed
3. Run videos/do surveys to earn money to keep feeding the cats.
 

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Had my hearing aids checked.
Sent some correspondence to France by private postal services.
Rearranged my gemstones and other travel souvenirs in their vitrine.
 

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Today we had our Outing. I drove to the New York Botanical Garden (2 hours+) for the press preview for the holiday train show. It was absolutely fabulous. So much so that I have already written and uploaded a small preview (before I do an larger entry for the web site.)

I'm having trouble creating a link that TheCatSite can recognize. Anyone have a suggestion how I can make a suitable link? But if you go to the BelleWood Gardens link at the bottom of my entries it will take you to the gatehouse page. And there's a link there, until it gets pushed off by not-as-yet-written entries.

My friends in the PR department met us at the parking lot with a golf cart, took us to the event where they had a wheelchair available for Himself. So nice. He never could have done all the walking.

So today I
1) went to NYBG for the train show
2) enjoyed the train show
3) drove home

And together with writing the Coming Attraction, feeding the cats and feeding us, that will be my day.
 

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  • Breakfast for the girls, walked 2.5 miles, sorted two loads of laundry, and got ready for work.
  • I'm bringing my plants home from work today. My co-worker and I will have to take the pothos down from its shelf and give it a leaf-cut before taking it out to Clarence. I'm hoping I can fit my corn plant into Clarence as it's pretty tall. Once the plants are out of here, then it's just my fridge and two lights.
  • If Rick doesn't do the laundry, I will when I get home. It's also trash night.
 

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Trash pickup day here as well

Got all the various cat related things done

Minor cleaning of fish tank
 

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  • Boxes
  • Tea
  • Helper went to the store, picked up a blue cheese burger and onion rings for me. Going to rest, didn't gave a good night's sleep.
 

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Today I
1) delivered the two Chewy's boxes to my friend with the wonderful vegetable garden. Left them wedged under a bench on her breezeway so the breezes could not rearrange their location.
2) went to the Wednesday morning knitting group. Very nice, always look forward to it.
3) stopped at the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions on the way home.
4) prepped turnips as described in the Japanese Vegetable Pickles book I'm reviewing, to include in the review. Took photos of the stages.

St Anthony has not yet directed me to my lost earring

Tomorrow I will
1) take Himself to a test at the health clinic in the morning.
2) take Himself for a haircut in the afternoon.
and I'm sure that there will be a 3), probably a 4) and maybe even more things that will wedge themselves into my day.
 

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