Part Two.


I just had to go outside for a while to get away from Peggy Sue who was having opinions about whether or not I was paying her enough attention. Also, I think she might be deaf. Foo is still mostly in hiding, when I'm nearby she comes out to say hi and get patted, but she clearly needs her safe space.

I have been musing on the possibility of going to a carol service tonight, but it is quite hot out there.

I suspect it will be a last minute decision, determined by whether I am more concerned to get out from under the paw of a cat who has realised there is a human for the asking, or more concerned that if I leave the two cats alone with each other they'll fight and/or burn down the house.

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The Daily Ramble, Part One.


I have two cats who are both very fond of me already. Alas, they hiss at each other and it seems Peggy Sue has decided she owns the bed. And possibly me. Tomorrow I'll go and buy some Feliway, I'll also take to brushing them with the same brush because the internet advises this. At the moment I'm patting them both at the same time and swapping hands occasionally so their scents intermingle.

In other news I can't think of any other news, as my brain is full.

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I Have CatS!


Only due to a miscommunication when JA and I got back here, they were released in the living room rather than in the study, and as I don't fancy trying to get Foo out from under the couch, they have free run of the house until further notice.

My second cat is named Peggy. She's about 11 years old and has already jumped up to say hi a couple of times, and has explored the house quite thoroughly.

It seems that once I realised I had a companion in Foo for another ?18 years, give or take, I realised I could do that think that I had planned to do, which is adopt a senior cat. It's just that after nursing Fuzzychops in her last months, I kind of lost the stomach for it.

But frankly, Peggy's got several years in her I reckon.

Foo is nervous and pissed off, she's going to take a while to settle in.

Photos to follow. I am thoroughly happy.

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Gardening.


Gardening, FTW!

Stuff has been watered and tended. And I filled some cracks in a birdbath with silicon filler. It doesn't look exceptionally pretty, but it should hold water in a couple of days.

You can't have too many birdbaths round here, now that garden sprinklers are a thing of the past.

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Dec. 13th, 2014


I really have no logical reason to feel grumpy. But I do.

As in: unable to read some otherwise great fiction because it's all about other people having interesting lives and I'm feeling very jealous of them. I know that's really not how reading is supposed to effect one, but I'm having an existential crisis so fuck it, I'm jealous.

I have just filled the compost bin with grass clippings in order to both work off some of the aggravation, and get the compost bin full of grass clippings. This helped, on both counts, even though I still seem to be a bit grumpy. So I've also put some things in the wash and come here to whine to you.

Whitefly continues to plague my garden. I may go out and flail at them later.

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Christmas Greetings!

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If you'd like a Christmas card, speak now. Comments are screened.

And to be honest, I'm making no guarantees, but I really need to find something cheery I can do, right now, right here on the couch.

I love youse all.

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Dec. 11th, 2014


Thanks people for your kind words.

Geez my head hurts. Oh and my electric kettle has stopped working!

But Big Sis sorted dinner for me, I just had a pleasant text exchange with MyGC, and I realised I hadn't had a coffee yet today, so I've now had one (in spite of the damned kettle).

I am fairly convinced that I'm better off here than hospital, until and unless I either fall over, or a doctor says "hey you, hospital, now". The thought of trying to wade through the hospital admission process is too much, I won't do it unless I've got a doctor backing me up and advocating admission.

Now I just need to find something that can take my mind off the anxiety and sheer annoyance of feeling so blah.

Oh, and it seems I am a member of the bicornuate uterus club. While it has no clinical significance for me, I'm surprised no one's mentioned this before, and while I type this I'm thinking of the gynaecologist who inserted a Mirena IUD all those years ago - apparently you're supposed to get two for this sort of thing.

It can explain heavy bleeding, which I don't have, and bad menstrual pain, which isn't the case anymore, but otherwise, according to Wikipedia it only has significant implications around pregnancy.

So that's my random bit of trivia for the day: my uterus has horns. (And I'm pretty sure my vagina has teeth. Watch out world!)

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Wednesday.


Wow. Another day of worsened fatigue and brainfog, and dizziness is really setting in. Something is definitely going wrong.

Saw my braincare specialist, talked through my anxiety about all this, picked apart the different issues and the fact that while they're all happening at once, and at the worst time of year for this sort of thing, they're probably all treatable. I'll have diagnoses and what-have-you by Christmas.

This is good, and where my thoughts were heading. Then I was too zonked to make anything much of the rest of the time. Came home by taxi for the first time in a long time.

Now cancelling all plans and expectations until further notice, and kind of emotionally preparing myself for getting me to hospital if I don't improve. On the plus side, I've got a stack of blood tests that mean I'll be taken seriously if I do have to go to Emergency - and the tests do give good indications of what further tests and treatments are indicated.

I'll try and hold out until after the ultrasound tomorrow.

Massage therapist is due soon, I'll be ruling out anything vigourous.

I appear to have dark circles around my eyes. Oh hello anemia.

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Dec. 5th, 2014


That being said, their poles are competitively priced and come in a some incredibly exciting configurations.

I might have to buy them all.

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Dec. 5th, 2014


I'm looking at cat scratching poles online. One place has many customer reviews of their many, many poles and 'gyms'.

They all appear to be written by women between 35-55. Apparently no men, or women under 35 or over 55 buy these things. Or at least, they don't bother to write reviews about how excited they were to purchase one for dear little Fluffykins.

I guess I've found my spiritual home at last.

If anyone wants me, I'll be lying down with a pillow over my head.

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