Elizabeth - Oath of God

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archangelbeth
1: Spouse-bonding is not good for my productivity in other fronts. *grumble* I want a TARDIS.

2: Ivan continues... continuing. I am worried he's not eating enough now, but he does seem to be moving around a bit more easily.

3: Kid had to come home early; couldn't deal with heat, etc. *sigh*

4: Need to get the GURPS thing finished up enough that I can pick my 1K word sample. O:p

Havva Quote
This guide assumes you’re working from the latest Word WYSIWYG template. If you don’t have this – or aren’t sure – then please download it before going further. The most recent version is always available here:
http://www.sjgames.com/general/guidelines/authors/SJG-WYSIWYG.dot
--GURPS Formatting Guide


(Because I am in a slightly grumpy mood... Everyone who is griping about the Meatgrinder formatting requirements -- unless those requirements changed since last I looked at them -- should go download the formatting guide and the WYSIWYG document, and then GIVE ME MY RIGHTFUL REGARD for some real formatting nitpickery. Because I am the Djinn Princess of Nitpicking and I could use some Essence right now. Gimme Essence.)

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Things.
ChibiQoR
archangelbeth
1: Ivan seems to be doing a bit better? He came up the stairs, and when I sifted the litterboxen today, I found evidence that he was, indeed, using one of them. In particular, one he has not been using in the past. Bwah. His weight, however, is down. This may be due to Moving Bowels, now that he's eating better, but we will be keeping an eye on things, of course.

2: Have not had unsolicited GURPS proposal rejected out of hand! (This is probably a bonus for me having done work before, and also for a "hm, maybe this would be interesting" concept.) I need to hack up a proper outline for it (as opposed to the outline that I worked from and filled in, oops), and pick my 1,000 words of sample. Also have to delete references to a book that is no longer allowed in GURPS canon. Alas, alack, give me the sander to get these serial numbers off this concept over here...

3: Mis-remembered the time that I had to get the kid to the current week's camp/class/thing, was reminded by spouse, and got there pretty much on the dot and just a little before the teacher arrived. GO ME and my Inner Ofanite.

4: Augh, when did it get late?? (Oh, right, I was working on #2 there.)

No quote today. Quote when it is not nearly 1am and I have to be up in something approximating the morning.

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Headache
So Not A Morning Person
archangelbeth
Literal headache. Juuuuust small enough that I didn't take anything for it till recently, when it started getting meaner.

I did fix spouse's pants, yay.

This morning, Ivan was in the basement. When I brought him up, he was very... restless, agitated. I held him on my lap a bit and warmed him up, and that seemed to calm him. I think we really, really need to get some intermediate "stairs" for the treads so he has a chance of going up and down without getting himself stuck down there. (There are litterboxes upstairs. He doesn't want to use them.)

I am concerned over his vision. He will try to walk through/over things that are not immediately In His Face. I guess he's pretending they don't exist if he can't see them, but this does not work well.

I have added holding blobs of food (laced with glucosymine (...can't spell that...) treat that I crumbled up and mixed with the soft food), on my fingers, to get him to eat it. He still hasn't finished that one. He likes the powder better. So do I; I don't have to rub the gummi-fish treat in my fingers till it crumbles.

I will pretend that repairing my spouse's pants (one hem, one seam, one pocket seam) is productive.

Havva Quote
Sometimes you're trying to do something relatively simple, like get close to a tornado. Tornadoes are antisocial things, and are angered by your presumptive familiarity. they show their displeasure by hurling farming irrigation systems at your car.
--http://www.cracked.com/article_21353_6-survival-tips-from-professional-adventurer.html


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Ivan the lap cat
So Not A Morning Person
archangelbeth
Ivan has never liked being held. But today, twice, for long periods of time like an hour or so, he has laid (lain?) in my lap, being petted. Purring most of it.

It is not fair. He is not even 15 yet.

I am very not caught up on journals.

(Today is also not very productive. I woke up from annoying dreams (that I have forgotten by now), and went downstairs to make sure Ivan had not trapped himself in the basement. He hadn't, but he wanted feeding, etc. So I am short on sleep. And typing around an Ivan.)

Perhaps at some point tomorrow, the GURPS submission will be looked at. Please think good thoughts for it. Thank you.

Havva Quote
Sam Vimes, you treasure your ignorance of gardening, so don't start weaving a social hypothesis in front of an angry woman holding a blade!
--Snuff, Terry Pratchett


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How did it get so LATE??
Braaains!
archangelbeth
Well, it is. Urgh.

*long pause while she feeds Ivan soft food, with a spoon*

Ivan has developed a tendency to go downstairs for the basement litterboxen, but then Mr. Arthritis won't come back up the stairs and we have to go fetch him.

Also, he wants to eat all his food from a spoon. He licks it. Sometimes he takes teeny bites.

He purrs.

Havva Quote
If you meant 'what happened' in the broader meaning of the word, I would say that the Earth is continuing its merry journy around the Sun, twirling about like a graceful garden gnome on its way.
--Harry Potter and the Natural 20, Chapter 54.


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Last day of Photog.
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archangelbeth
Kid went. They were mostly formatting their stuff for printing. She did some nice layout.

I am exhausted.

I sent off a query for the GURPS Thing. Cross fingers that it is accepted.

I have otherwise been very tired and useless.

Havva Quote
And they used to be men. Sometimes even they forget that.
--Higgs, in http://girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php#.U9M3XV5AXB0


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Kid still didn't got to PhotoCampThing
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archangelbeth
Which only runs one week, and she's missed 2 days already. But we woke her up, asked if she was feeling up to going, and she said she'd think about it, and then fell back asleep. Which kind of suggests No.

Spouse went to doctor's, I took kid to get lunch, then she did go to her gaming club thing, where two of the people had forgotten their Paranoia character sheets and had Munchkin cards instead. It was a two-hour game. The kid won. (Sadly, the owner of those cards was a sore loser.) I would not be surprised if she hadn't been playing it, like, years longer than they had. ^_^

Still, she messaged for me to come get her, earlier than expected, so... I pretty much have been handed slacker excuses. Hopefully I will actually get a bit done after I finish typing this up. I just have to format That GURPS Thing, and then I can kick it over to someone.

Havva Quote
Q: Is Milo (at least at the start of the fic) an example of how you play D&D?
A: Only when I hate the DM.
--from Harry Potter and the Natural 20, on Fanfiction.net, chapter 23


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A day of... I dunno.
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archangelbeth
The PMS depression seems to be hitting a little late just now. O:p

Kid was too-much dreading the heat and whatnot, and was generally a little fragile all day. So she did not do the photography thing today. (We got all the way there and she was just... not gonna make it. So we turned around.)

I have been feeling out of sorts and useless most of the day. I have managed to do some formatting stuff on a Thing, but not finished it yet (BLAH!) and am feeling very crabby in general. Maybe I will be able to do... something. Somehow. Later.

Must get the kid to bed! ARGH.

Ivan has eaten a moderate amount of soft food, with much purring, and much, much time-consuming licking. He did manage to eat a few bites of soft food, just now, but it did take a while. I think I got at least one of the 2 capsules of arthritis-meds (glusomate or something?) into him. I am glad that he does not seem to be becoming too finicky about soft food from the fridge, unlike how Baxter got. (Mind, Ivan has good kidneys. Just... arthritis, and grubby teeth. And this weird trouble with getting bites-of-food swallowed, or something.) I am pretty sure that Ivan purring while eating gooshy food is not stress-purr.

Spouse went to bed early. Probably fell asleep early. Hope so.

Havva Quote
The cat: an inveterate moaner
He wanted some pets from his owner
Ah! the wind passes through the shrine without touching.
--Noelle makes Limerick Haiku on the MUSH. (She is also saving all the others she -- and I, and C -- made.)


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Another busy day!
Braaains!
archangelbeth
0: Discover that it's a good thing I washed the Black Pants laundry yesterday. O:p Cramps suck.

1: Get kid to photo class/camp thing.

2: Breakfast.

3: Home, briefly. Making appointment for Ivan with the vet. Then chiropractor appointment for me.

4: because going to wait in the hot parking lot would be waiting, and going home would be turning around and coming back, go to buy bird seed and soft food for Mr. Bites Food And Drops It From Mouth.

5: Pick up kid. Go to Subway because that's what kid wants for food.

6: Spend 45 minutes in the bathroom with Ivan, stirring up the food so he'll come back and lick it. (He does, nearly the entire time, actually. He just doesn't bite it.)

7: take Ivan to vet. Ivan has Cataracts, arthritis, and now needs to be eating supplements for his joints, and special extra-gooshy food that will cling to his tongue and get some calories into him even if he won't take bites of anything. He will also be weighed weekly, and if doing well, is gonna get teeth-cleaned in a month or so.

8: horn lesson.

9: Trash Night! While sifting litterboxen, discover some Probably-Ivan deposits, probably from after vet-visit. Finally! Ivan also is more willing to go up and down stairs after me. Spend more time in the bathroom, giving Ivan more soft food to lick.

Havva Quote
Politics is a youth's game,
A man's profession,
And an elder's art form.
--Cymelian/Imperial proverb


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Very. Busy. Day.
Braaains!
archangelbeth
1: Took Kid to photography camp/class/thing.

2: Mailing Death Certs to my mom so she can get social security canceled.

3: Depositing Checks at bank. (Anthem "refund" -- they didn't spend enough on medical expenses, so the ACA makes them give back some of what I paid, yay! -- and a SJGames check.)

4: Breakfast.

5: Calling vet to see about appointment for Ivan. Who has STILL not pooped. Though he does stick his nose in foodbowls frequently (or did yesterday), I am not sure how much is getting in his stomach. Got vet's answering machine. O:p

6: Picked up kid. Got her lunch at Subway. Came back home briefly.

7: Went on Long Drive.

8: Returned. Message on answering machine from vet. Realized we needed to get new shoes for kid (she is size 8 in sneakers now; grownup sneakers). I was desperate for a shower, so I went and took one and kid and spouse went and got shoes.

9: ...no, I have no brains. ...I have no quote for the day, either. I am sorry. Please think good things for Ivan. I am worried about His Elegance.

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