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Old 12-09-2022, 12:10 AM
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PJ, I’m sure Roxy is a good dog, bless her.
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Old 12-09-2022, 12:48 AM
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PJ, dog is not only good, but very pretty as well. . I love the color of her eyes, kind of a reddish brown. . She has such a pretty face. . I am so glad you adopted her and are giving her such a good life. Roxy is blessed to belong to you, someone who cares about her well being and doesn't chain her up 12 hours a day. (I still get mad thinking of her previous owners leaving her all alone on the end of a chain.) and

I have an open large box of clothes and sheets in the bedroom. I haven't gone thru it yet cause the cats have been laying there and they'll all need to be washed. Recently Billie discovered she could jump up and get in that box... I didn't know this until yesterday when I couldn't find her and called her but she didn't come. I finally turned the light on in the bedroom and looked... and there she was, lying in the box.. So now she has another 'dog bed' she can lounge around in.

I should go to bed now cause I've got a grocery delivery tomorrow morning at 9 and have to be up to let them in the bldg.

If you look closely at the box on the right you'll see the corner of it is shredded due to Franny sharpening her claws on the corner! . I am constantly picking up little pieces of cardboard.
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Old 12-09-2022, 04:35 AM
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Pledging for today and the weekend. Day 68.

Love to see all the “pet talk” and lovers here. Have three dogs 16,13 and 9 years old. They have provided many years of love and affection. Sad to see them get on in age but happy they are still here. Best to all for a peaceful and serene weekend.
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Old 12-09-2022, 06:19 AM
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He is the cutest dog. ❤️

Sounds like you need a scratch post for the cats, dear least. Or do they just prefer to use the box?
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Old 12-09-2022, 06:39 AM
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Riley looks at home in the canoe.
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Old 12-09-2022, 07:48 AM
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I am definitely in, thank you Mags!
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Old 12-09-2022, 08:45 AM
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One of my cats definitely prefers cardboard to scratch on, even though there are other sorts of scratching posts around, with various surfaces. She always goes to the ones that are made of cardboard, and her very favorite thing is a fresh cardboard box.
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Old 12-09-2022, 11:19 AM
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I found this mesmerising. The dance of the starlings.

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Old 12-09-2022, 11:32 AM
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Good morning weekenders!

I got mad early today. My grocery delivery was all screwed up. The driver left my three bags in the pkg locker room, which is a little hike from my apt. And the bags were not light, I brought my grocery bags so I could carry them a bit easier with handles. I am pissed!! It's supposed to be doorstep delivery, but this guy didn't call me to come into the bldg or ask me how to get to my apt. He just left the bags there where anyone could take them. I am calling customer service and complaining cause usually the drivers bring the groceries right to my door. Not a good way to start my day...

I love the starling murmuration. . I've seen that before and it's always entrancing.

Alpine, love the picture of Riley on the boat. .
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Old 12-09-2022, 11:48 AM
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Suze, I have several scratch posts but Franny prefers the upright cardboard box to shred.
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Old 12-09-2022, 12:03 PM
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Good morning weekenders!

I got mad early today. My grocery delivery was all screwed up. The driver left my three bags in the pkg locker room, which is a little hike from my apt. And the bags were not light, I brought my grocery bags so I could carry them a bit easier with handles. I am pissed!! It's supposed to be doorstep delivery, but this guy didn't call me to come into the bldg or ask me how to get to my apt. He just left the bags there where anyone could take them. I am calling customer service and complaining cause usually the drivers bring the groceries right to my door. Not a good way to start my day...

I love the starling murmuration. . I've seen that before and it's always entrancing.

Alpine, love the picture of Riley on the boat. .
That is not at all cool. I hope they give you a big credit to make up for this, love.
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Old 12-09-2022, 01:02 PM
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Love all the critter pics.

Well Christmas. So normally I spend Christmas alone and I don't normally decorate. I have tried various things to get through over the years, it is always difficult.

Anyway last year- well last spring I bought a condo and so I wanted to do something different last xmas. So last Christmas I actually for the first time kind of got into the spirit. I bought a tree, one with lights already so it was like 4 ft tall. And I bought myself an xmas puzzle to open Dec 24 and do over the holidays. And I watched Christmas movies and a bunch of junk food.

I did drink a lot too though. I keep a log and so I have a record of every standard drink, the days, etc. It was a lot though not every day.

So this year I wanted to do more decorations. So today is my day to put up decorations. I found an old set of lights I had bought decades ago and never used. So I have just put that up around the window. Yesterday I bought some tinsel so next I will put some tinsel up here and there. And then the tree last.

And I'm finding it a tough day. Really want to drink. I don't know why- I guess partly to drown my feelings, like feeling sad or feelings about my family. But also - I wonder if I find it hard to tolerate doing anything nice for myself, and trying to make the holidays nice is a way of taking care of myself, being kind to myself. Kind of hard for me to stand it.

Anyway I am taking a coffee break right now before doing the tinsel. Any favourite xmas carols? I like the Drummer Boy with Bing Crosby and David Bowie. That song the Transiberian Orchestra sings. And Carol of the Bells.

Take care all.
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Old 12-09-2022, 01:13 PM
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Maria, just a tip. If you get a dog, take the tinsel away as it can be dangerous if swallowed by dogs or cats.

Glad you're decorating your place for the holidays. . My daughter and son in law put up a small string of lights around my living room window and it cheers me up to look at it.

Suze, no credit or refund, since I did get my food, but I asked the chat rep if she would take steps to make sure someone talks to the driver to tell him he didn't NOT follow my instructions or call me with questions about the delivery. The rep initiated the complaint so I'm satisfied.
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Old 12-09-2022, 01:15 PM
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Do you think it might also be the association, dear Maria? Decorations up, time for wine, perhaps?
Maybe this year you can start a new tradition to go with the lovely decorations and taking care of yourself. I bought a ton of gorgeous Christmas mugs last year, and I have cocoa and yummy marshmallows. It is WAY more appealing than my old traditions.
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Old 12-09-2022, 03:58 PM
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Some edge-of-the-seat moments in the World Cup football quarter-final games so far.
Anyone else following?
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Old 12-09-2022, 04:09 PM
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Not me, Caramel. But I am glad you are enjoying the games.
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Old 12-09-2022, 05:04 PM
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Some edge-of-the-seat moments in the World Cup football quarter-final games so far.
Anyone else following?
I am. It's been a good tournament so far with some unexpected results.

It's England v France tonight (it's just turned midnight and it's now Saturday here in the UK). Hopefully it will be a good game but it's going to be nail bitingly tense too... I'll be happy if England win.
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Old 12-09-2022, 05:07 PM
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As it's just turned midnight, it's another milestone for me. 100 days of sobriety! I'm definitely feeling the benefits of sobriety (poor sleep aside). I feel better, I look better, I am more positive in my outlook. And I have money left in the bank too, even after doing all my Christmas shopping!
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Old 12-09-2022, 05:23 PM
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Congrats Robbie.
Depression....ugh, meh, ugh..I know how it works. Added to chronic fatigue syn. everything is exhausting ..even taking out the garbage, Then the c-PTSD sympoms kick in..something like..too tired to do stuff, but feel shame and guilt..which is justifiable punishment , along witt the fried hand bloating up, and of course comes the pain and nausea. Not a pity party, just observation. Logically I know these thoughts and feelings are crap..perception isn't truth.

So anyways, I have felt the guilts over cleaning the floors, doing dishes etc.
So I did those tasks. Now really sorer, but feel better now the tasks are done.
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