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Anek

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"If the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember Cedric Diggory."
To enjoy it, I'm a fan but not a mega-fan like the host, who prepared by reading three books about the history and topography of Middle Earth :LOL:
 

JCU

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My sister's best friend sends her cheesy romance novels all the time, @Anek. When she finishes a series, she rereads the LotR trilogy to "remember what good writing and story telling is". 😂

When the opportunity came for a perfect midnight moment? We had to take it!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @MadamMeow! ♥️
  • Basics
  • Oof. Glad I'm restarting with challenges!
  • My thighs are not appreciating the walk on top of squats
  • The best present:
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  • I was just looking for a used bike! I didn't think I'd find my DREAM bike!
  • (I may have been influenced by The Wizard of Oz as a child...)
  • I've been jumping and squealing a lot the last 24 hours 😅
  • She needs a little work*, but I'm happy to do it!
  • (*mostly cleaning; deciding which grips though? 🤔)
  • She's so pretty 🥹
  • Tonight will be an early bedtime
  • 🤞
  • Good: exercising
  • Happy: BIKE!!!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @Paix, @Fremen!
  • It's wild how you never forget once you learn, @Paix!
  • Basics (minus stretching)
  • The punches were definitely more jabs than full punches
  • I am not able to curl into my stomach right now
  • I got hit with a GI bug (or food poisoning idk) last night
  • That's been... fun...
  • Much better now than I was last night and this morning, though
  • And I got through laundry!
  • (I'm crazy proud of myself for that)
  • This morning was surprising and so happy
  • Casper woke me by curling into my leg; I didn't move and my hip cramped 🤦‍♀️
  • But! NOX JOINED HIM!!!
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  • AND HE CAME UP TO ME, PURRING, ASKING FOR SCRITCHES
  • Ahem.
  • Even when he left when I sat up (🤨) Casper stayed and we had a cuddle!
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  • His ears are so big at this angle! 😂
  • Several naps and Nobu curling on the back of the couch to be near me have helped wonders today
  • Here's to tomorrow being even better!
  • Good: laundry and exercise
  • Happy: Casper! NOX!!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @Mamatigerj!
  • I'm feeling back to normal, thankfully!
  • Daily Exercise w EC
  • The day got away from me, but was productive!
  • Dad has a dinner party tomorrow night and we had to get everything for that
  • It's at the church, at least, so I don't have to clean the house
  • I'm going to my sister's on Saturday for games!
  • Looking forward to that!
  • Nox stayed on my bed as I got into it, but left as I settled last night
  • I count the win!
  • Good: early night (going up after I finish this 🤯)
  • Happy: productive family time and plans with sister
 

JCU

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  • Basics Yesterday and Today
  • I've returned to standing stretching for my splits
  • I need to limber things up before I can go back down as far
  • I've had a delightfully quiet day
  • It's always lovely to scrounge around for my own supper
  • Plans with my sister have been pushed to Sunday, but that will include my parents and lunch!
  • Dad's dinner went wonderfully, as well
  • A good day all around!
  • Good: relaxing day
  • Happy: even better day with my sister planned!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Another quiet day
  • Mom took Dad to a retirement party for one of her coworkers
  • They both had fun!
  • Nobu has been ignoring my lap for quite a few days now
  • It's aggravating, until he goes to Dad, when it becomes infuriating
  • My lap is even better than his! It extends! 😭
  • Nox is either becoming more tolerant of me being in my bed, or this is a phase
  • I'll take it either way!
  • (Cats!)
  • Good: relaxed
  • Happy: sister tomorrow!!!
 

JCU

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  • So weird, @Gandhalfit! That's why we love them so much!
  • Basics
  • Spent all afternoon and evening with my sister
  • We only played 2 games, but one was Monopoly*
  • We had a blast!
  • (*so. much. sabotage. 😂)
  • Such a great day!
  • Good: family time with my sister
  • Happy: great day with my sister!!
Dad paupered himself, mortgaged several properties, and bought castles that caused Mom to pay $900. Everything else was evenly split and we just couldn't catch up 😅
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JCU

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  • Daily Exercise w EC (from December 25)
  • Period exhaustion hit me hard
  • Had a 2 hour nap that would have been longer if Nobu hadn't walked on my chest
  • That's one way to wake up!
  • Speaking of Nobu: he's been a brat
  • Complete and utter menace
  • Why?
  • He lost his last ball
  • (He broke all the others; I'm looking into dog toys to keep up)
  • He even knocked a full glass off the table!
  • Of course, then we found the ball and he's been an angel since 🙄
  • Cats!
  • Nox was on my bed this morning, though! That's great!
  • Good: didn't sleep the day away
  • Happy: I didn't have to deal with my brat while sleeping; silver linings!
 

JCU

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  • Basics Yesterday and Today
  • I allowed myself to massively oversleep and haven't had to take a nap!
  • Tomorrow is laundry day, so we'll see how that goes
  • Plus, wind has the power flickering, which will be... fun... with the washing machine...
  • Nobu has been a bit of a brat, but only when he wasn't allowed cheese
  • Much better than yesterday!
  • The best is the cuddles he's been demanding!
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  • This is my favorite of the pictures I took today
  • He is sleeping on my ankles, the weirdo, but he settled on my lap after that
  • He also stole my seat, so I forced him to share. He didn't love that, but stayed!
  • I'm absolutely adoring the attention!
  • Good: exercised
  • Happy: Nobu cuddles!!
 

MadamMeow

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"I see my vision burn, I feel my memories fade with time, but Im too young to worry..."
I really hope I come back as a cat with a good owner in my next life.

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Nobu is so cute, even in brat form! <3
 

JCU

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  • Thanks, @Deadoks!
  • Basics
  • No power outages! Laundry was successfully completed!
  • I see Tyler tomorrow and Bee on Friday
  • So looking forward to both!
  • Nobu has been especially cuddly all day and I have complained only when I needed to get up
  • So unfair to disturb a happy kitten!
  • Of course, he did have to be a cat and choose the awkward spot
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  • My lap is right there
  • He did eventually move to my ankles, and then stayed on the blanket after I moved, at least
  • He's a goofball, but my goofball, and that's all that matters
  • Fingers crossed on getting to bed early 🤞
  • Good: finally unclogged the tub
  • Happy: Nobu!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Tyler was as wonderful as always
  • And Theo!!!
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  • I was so happily surprised and got all the kisses!!
  • Such a good pup!
  • I am looking forward to seeing Bee so much
  • Had a favorite black bean burger for lunch that was as spectacular as usual
  • Then pizza for supper
  • It's been a good day!
  • I will be doing nothing tomorrow but exercising and seeing Bee
  • Love that the appointment is late enough I can get exercise in before seeing her!
  • Good: saw Tyler
  • Happy: NOBU CURLED UP ON MY LAP WHILE I WAS RECLINING!!!! (ahem. that was a first)
 

JCU

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  • Theo is an absolute angel, @Anek, @Iron Valkyrie! Pictures don't do him justice!
  • Basics
  • Bee worked me over so well
  • I couldn't explain how much better I felt, but she could!
  • 'Like taking off a backpack of stress' was her wording and it fits so perfectly
  • My shoulders feel like shoulders again!
  • My kittens are full of love today!
  • I didn't want to get out of bed, and who can blame me??
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  • Then Nobu insisted on cuddles
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  • All 3! In one day!!
  • With minimal activity and great food, today's been excellent
  • Good: shoulders back to normal
  • Happy: Bee! Kittens!!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • It's been another very lazy day
  • Needless to say, it's been lovely!
  • Between the fire, my lap full of a laptop, my shins covered by Nobu, and hot drinks, I've been toasty warm all day!
  • The county has a travel ban starting shortly because of snow and wind
  • It's not too bad here, thankfully
  • We may get more than 6 inches of snow tomorrow, though
  • Fingers crossed!
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  • Here's Nobu, enjoying the fruit of multiple cats' labors. So many things fell to get this box on the floor 🤦‍♀️
  • (They will do anything to get into a box, won't they?)
  • Good: allowed my muscles to relax after Bee's work
  • Happy: more Nobu cuddles!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • We've spent today watching movies and keeping warm
  • No power or internet losses, thankfully
  • It's mostly windy with some snow
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  • Visibility is low, but otherwise it's quiet and beautiful!
  • Not that we're going anywhere; the travel ban was extended
  • I took a nap and Nobu joined me!!!
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  • He was baffled by my chest and almost left, but settled eventually
  • First time he's joined me while I was lying flat!!
  • I think my kitten is cold, too
  • More cuddles for me!
  • Good: power and heat
  • Happy: family and cuddles!
 

JCU

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  • Thank you @Iron Valkyrie!
  • Basics Yesterday and Today
  • I've not done much more than cuddling with Nobu and reading
  • A short trip to the store was bracing
  • It's times like this I am glad we no longer have to walk Liam
  • He would have been jumping to get outside
  • Cats just want to enjoy the warmth!
  • Nobu especially loves the fire
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  • I see my sister on Thursday!
  • And Mom has a snow day tomorrow, which means a snug family day!
  • If the weather holds, it'll be 20 inches over about 24 hours
  • I'm looking forward to it!
  • Good: bought ingredients for a new recipe
  • Happy: cuddles! Snow! Sister visiting!
 

JCU

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  • (He's purring away as I type this! 🥰)
  • Good: good food, great family time
  • Happy: family! kitten cuddles!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Quiet day!
  • Did some laundry and got out for a short car ride
  • We've not had any new snow that stuck, but it's still cold enough to not have melted
  • Lovely to look at!
  • I'll try to remember to get a picture tomorrow
  • Nobu has not been cuddling, but has kept close
  • No complaints!
  • We did end up "holding hands" last night
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  • My goofball!
  • Good: went outside
  • Happy: overslept and had a quiet day
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @NancyTree!
  • Basics
  • I got up early from a package delivery
  • Glad they rang the doorbell; wish it was not an hour before my alarm
  • Got a nap in, though!
  • Nobu lost his collar somewhere
  • We'll find it eventually
  • I got a picture!
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  • This is mostly drift, the front has half this amount
  • Still a decent depth!
  • Good: rummaged supper
  • Happy: quiet evening to myself
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Got to the store before the game
  • Then went to lunch in the center of the village
  • There were...so many fans...
  • I think I was leaning on Liam's loss last year, because my only thought to the game was thanks that it's over for the season
  • The cats were catting and cohabitating well today!
  • Still haven't found Nobu's collar...
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  • They both enjoyed the fire until it got too warm
  • Casper is behind Dad and Nobu is in the shark
  • There's got to be a way to take a good picture of that...
  • Good: got to the store
  • Happy: ice cold water from the tap hits so well
 

JCU

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  • Thank you, @MadamMeow!
  • Basics
  • Massively overslept and I'm feeling it
  • Casper was happy, at least
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  • He could have slept next to me, but no. On top of my legs that made me sleep on my back
  • That's my least favorite position!
  • Cats...
  • Nobu has a radar that has him cuddling just before my shower
  • I have to move him and feel so bad 😭
  • I mentioned the cold water yesterday
  • I should clarify: to drink it's wonderful. To shower in is frigid
  • If the predictions are true, it'll warm up soon enough
  • I can ride my bike earlier?
  • (Cold! Snow! Layers!! I don't want it to end so soon 😭)
  • Good: it's not been a bad day
  • Happy: Casper cuddles!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • I had cuddles last night! Nobu sprawled
  • He moved after I jerked at his claws in my big toe
  • Still cuddled, but much more compactly
  • And then Casper joined me in bed again
  • Still no sign of Nobu's collar
  • Worse, the crease from it is filling in
  • I pet Nox earlier, not realizing it was him!
  • I did not oversleep nor have too much caffeine
  • I am so tired 😩
  • Fingers crossed I go to sleep early!
  • Good: woke to an alarm
  • Happy: big salad with supper!
 

JCU

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  • Basics
  • Well, I fell asleep on the couch, so I fell asleep early?
  • Nobu, my official Chaos Gremlin, woke me by playing with one of his bell balls
  • At 3 am
  • Thanks?
  • Good news: Dad found his collar!
  • No more worrying over petting a cat or a cryptid!
  • Just look at them!
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  • I fit the collar on not long after this
  • Speaking of Nox being a cryptid, though:
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  • Be careful! The void has eyes! It will stare back in complete disdain!
  • (He was especially upset I dared make kissing noises to catch his attention 😂)
  • It was laundry day. Enough said.
  • Fingers crossed I will go to sleep early in my bed
  • Good: laundry
  • Happy: Nobu curled up near me for a good portion of the day!
 
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