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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Geddy, The Feline That Made Me A "Cat" Person



I grew up a "dog" girl. My family only ever had dogs. My first memory is of a childhood chihauhua, then a lovable mutt that we had to give away when we moved to the USA from England, then a daschund I adored, and finally the lovable, droopy, drooling half bloodhound/half basset hound that passed away when I was in college.

Then suddenly, three years into my collegiate career, a tiny little siamese kitty showed up on my boyfriend's doorstep one fall day. He was pressed against the brick near the door, probably seeking some warmth as it had just started getting chilly outside. We brought him in the apartment, fed him a piece of bologna, let  him walk around a bit and then shooed him outside.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Have You Ever Been Haunted By A Dream?



When David was in elementary school, I had a dream. I was walking through David's day with him, but I was seeing it as he sees it. And it was amazing! My senses were on overload through it all - every light was so much brighter, every sound so much richer (or sharper, or discordant), colors were vivid in the extreme, smells assaulted me and the slightest movements caught my eye and brought me endless fascination.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Me & Tea & My Facebook Memories



Every morning before I go to work, but after I shuttle my son out the door to catch the school bus, I have half an hour to myself.

This half-hour is precious. It's half an hour why nobody needs me to do anything--and believe me when you're the mother of a special needs child, having half an hour to yourself is a real treat and generally only comes at bedtime or in the car on my commute to and from work.

I've fallen into a pattern, and it's a nice one. I make myself a cup of tea (I've never been a coffee drinker), and I opened up Facebook to the "Memories" section. 

Friday, November 1, 2019

Cool Stuff That I Never Knew About But Want A LOT



That, my friends, is a toothpaste squeezer complete with a suction mount for your mirror. Brilliance. Sheer brilliance. I've amassed a collection of great stuff that I never knew existed, so without any further ado, I'll share my showcase.

This is a Norwegian shoe dryer.