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I do the same thing when I see my doctor for my annual physical. I get labs a week before so I can discuss it with the dr. if there's any problem or concerns. Glad you made it home safely. 👍
Yeah, for me it is the whole diabetes thing. You can do well for so long and then suddenly go haywire, so it creates a lot of anxiety and higher blood pressure, if I don’t know the results. . Fortunately, my usual results this time.
 

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I made a small stress induced impulse purchase the other night and I still don’t feel guilty.
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I need to follow the instructions to lightly mist once a week because I’m not used to succulents. Or whatever this is. I just knew it was cute and I needed it.
I love it!
 

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I think that might be an air plant 🤔
I think that’s what I called it at first but I don’t typically keep indoor plants so I didn’t know really. The tag says lightly mist once a week and medium light.

Interestingly I thought it was looking a little more droopy tonight than when I got it so I misted and it almost immediately stood up straighter and then down again. I’m afraid to over-mist it.

I don’t think I’ll really get into keeping indoor plants; but this little one just made me smile.
 

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I made a small stress induced impulse purchase the other night and I still don’t feel guilty.
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I need to follow the instructions to lightly mist once a week because I’m not used to succulents. Or whatever this is. I just knew it was cute and I needed it.
I want that!!! where did you buy it
 
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I want that!!! where did you buy it
Lowes! It was in a display when we were walking in the doors. The brand is Live Trends. Let me see if the link works: Kitty Claus- Tillandsia in 1-Pack https://www.lowes.com/pd/LiveTrends/5013272069
There is a polar bear version that’s kind of tempting too. And some elf legs or Christmas jammies. But if course I didn’t pay those any attention the other day because I saw the cat one. ;)
The air plants I used to get were much 'fluffier' than this plant. I am wondering if it is Aloe Vera? It is indeed a succulent-- what type, I do not know. It reminds me of some type of cactus.
And the tag answered my question; its a Tillandsia. It’s pretty small. Maybe it will get bigger and fluffier? It doesn’t have the little points of an aloe and its more flexible. Google says there are around 650 species! :oops:
 
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Sorry to be posting again right after my own post, but I finished my latest painting about 10 minutes ago. The glare is pretty bad because it is still wet; however, you should be able to get an idea of what it looks like.We had a storm come through with mammantus clouds that were stunning. I used it as my inspiration.

"I Couldn't Hide from the Thunder" is the second in the "Sky Full of Song" series.

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That's amazing!
 

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While walking in the parking lot to the gym this morning I spotted what looked like a credit card. I picked it up and it was a bank debit card so I immediately brought it to the front desk. They said they'd look up the person in their system to identify whether they're a member. Sure enough they were and the card was returned to the rightful owner. I'm glad I was the one who found it because someone else may have not been as honest. ;)
 

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Carleton had a follow-up vet appointment today for a blood pressure check. Although not perfect he did not need an adjustment in his med. and because his bloodwork was in the normal range 2 months ago he got a pass on more labs. All in all it was a good visit with the vet who thinks he is an angel. :angelcat: And we think she is his heroine.:hearthrob: Vets like her are far and few between.
 
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I certainly haven't been a frequent visitor to this thread lately. Although it's been very emotional the closing on my mother's house was yesterday. It's one less thing I have to worry about.
 

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My positive is - we went to the shelter where we adopted our last dog and cat to bring a donation of 2 cases of cat food and paper supplies. Of course DH had to check out the dogs and fell in love with a 3 month old pittie. I told him Carleton would have a heart attack if we brought a dog home but I have to admit it was tempting. :anticipation:
 
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