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Whatnot – 01/19/22

Root Beer the cat.Good morning! Some of you were asking for an update on  my son’s cat Root Beer. She is doing well. She is fully trained now and is an indoor-only cat. She has been experiencing a little bit of anxiety since her surgery but bird videos, and especially mice videos fix her right up. It’s a given that she would miss the outdoors but she doesn’t miss the five degree temps or people shooting at her. I’m so glad she is safe now. 

It’s been a busy week thus far. I was exposed to COVID last weekend so I quarantined for five days and then tested and was negative. That was my first test! I get to have another test right before my kidney surgery, which will now be on 1/27. When a kidney is blocked, they move you up. This will be a more invasive surgery but now they can do both kidneys at once so I won’t have to go back a second time. I had to do bloodwork, more x-rays, and an EKG for that so I got that done earlier this week.

The Girl is back at school now. She had a delayed flight and a long, long night that went into the next day because NONE of the Delta crew showed up. But, they did not cancel so I give them credit for that. She started her classes yesterday. She is very excited because she was cast as an understudy for one of the spring shows. This is huge and she is very happy. Freshman don’t usually get cast in a show so she is so happy to be working with this director. The show is called Bright New Boise. It’s set in a Hobby Lobby.

My reading has been sporadic. I blame Twitter. I have 3000+ followers but after 13 years, people are finally talking to me. How does that work? So as I plop myself down to read, I then end up on Twitter. I need to disable notifications I think.

Now that The Girl and Boy are gone. It feels weird again. It’s like they are here and then all of a sudden I remember that they are not. It makes me a little sad, to be honest.

Hope your week ends well. I am always waiting for Friday.

Whatnot – 01/12/22

ColombiaHello! This is my first Whatnot post of the year. I just couldn’t get my act together to do one last week. I tried to enjoy my last week of vacation and in doing so became a slug. It felt good. 

Hey, why do I have an image of Colombia in this post? It occurred to me that I never told you about the child we sponsor through Compassion International. A few years ago my church placed photo cards all around the church of children who needed a sponsor. In the back of my mind I always wondered about it but never actually signed up to do it. Well, three years ago we did and it’s been a rewarding experience. I didn’t realize just how much until we received a Christmas letter from her and this time she actually wrote it herself. Since she was pretty young, she would say what she wanted to say to a translator and then they would translate it to be sent. This time, she actually wrote it in her native language and she did such a good job! She is turning 9 this February. It’s been interesting to read how her country is handling the virus. Very different from here. If any of you have questions about sponsoring, ask away.

In other news, this is my daughter’s last week home. She leaves this Sunday bright and early. It has been a good visit. We plan to take her out to dinner Saturday night, her choice. She has been busy auditioning for summer shows. The other day she had her backdrop up and it was blocking The Otter Pup’s sunny spot so I heard this ruckus and then when I went up the pup had knocked it down and broken some blinds in the process. She doesn’t mess around when it comes to her sun bathing.

My reading is going well but the one book I am reading now is very enjoyable so I keep rationing it out so I can read it each night. I did manage to review a book on Monday though.

After another blogger mentioned reading the Bible in a year, I decided to read it again. I did it a couple of years ago but this time I have more insight and frankly, more motivation to do it again. So I pulled out all my fancy pens and started on 1/1.

I hope you have a good week. The numbers here in LA County are pretty steady at 45K+ positives DAILY. They say that one in four people test positive. I am double-masking and mostly home but do have to venture out now and then. Stay safe!