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It's a cool and very rainy day today. I went for a short trip out to pick up a few groceries that I forgot the other day and to get a lovely loaf of bread from Paris Baguette. My favorite varieties are their multigrain and the pumpkin with black sesame that I picked up this morning
 
 
I've gotten into the whole "avocado toast" craze, which wasn't a stretch since I've always been a big fan of avocados for breakfast, adding them to omelets and such. I saw the stupidest things on the news yesterday that there are some people trying to lobby for a warning label to be put on avocados because dopes aren't being careful when trying to cut them and are stabbing their hands. Give me a break. I've never heard of a call for a warning label on bagels (yeah, have sliced my hands a few times) or butternut squash, or pineapples. 

Anyway, it was a rather foolish choice to go out today. I walked out of the first of three places I'd planned to stop and promptly dropped my umbrella and broke it so that it wouldn't close. Then I found that I parked in a spot where I'd have to step in a trouser-hem-deep puddle to get to the driver's side door. I was a soggy mess when I got home. 

My downstairs neighbors are moving out today and I would've gone down to wish them well but it looked like they were struggling enough with the rain and moving furniture. Poor things. Besides, I did get to run into Natalie yesterday who was about ready to pack the kitties up to move them. This morning she texted me a sweet picture of kittyboy Miles enjoying their new sliding door. I'll text her in a couple of weeks and see when she's around campus if she wants to get lunch or something. 

Once I got dried off, the rain did its work of lulling me into a nap. The kitties have been out cold most of the day. Rainy cool days are the best for napping. I'm not looking forward to next week's weather. After a stretch of below-average temperatures which I was just fine with, it's supposed to suddenly jump to near 90 by mid week. Sheesh. I mean I know summer has to come but could there at least be a gradual introduction? 

Suffice it to say, I got some ham to go with the bread and some other frozen meals and toss-together stuff for the nasty days since I don't want to heat up the apartment by cooking much.
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My lovely downstairs neighbor Natalie (a.k.a "Miles' Mom") gave me a gift for watching over her silly furboy. She brought me a mix of white, dark and milk chocolate toffee with bits of macadamia nuts and TWO jars of her lovely freezer jam - one strawberry and the other strawberry lemon. I'll have to get some lovely crusty bread to enjoy them with. 

I really like the sweet cream holiday spice from Starbucks and love it and today I found a cheat recipe to make the spice blend and I'm thinking of making the sugar and spices and giving them as gifts to the neighbors. 

Visited the doc today and she's ordered the test kit to do the cheek swab thing to check on how I metabolize medicine, though she advised before she even does it that I should call and check with my insurance to see how much they'll cover. Because if it's too obnoxiously expensive, it won't be worth it. She also prescribed lexapro which in the past may or may not have given me insomnia and shaky hands but I'll try it again and see if it works better this time since I was certainly testing enough meds back in 2011. Also, just in case she's going to put in for me to have a sleep apnea test and evidently they can do a thing where I get tested at home first. When I tried it once before, it was inconclusive because since I knew I was being "watched" I didn't sleep well from nerves. So here we go with the experiments. *crossing fingers*
missdiane: (kitty fortune cat)
I don't recall if I mentioned that my friendly downstairs neighbor Natalie asked if I'd come in and hang out with her kitty while she is gone a few days for the Thanksgiving holiday. He has an automatic feeder and is generally fine for a day or two but she worries if she's gone longer than that. Of course I agreed. Kittyboy Miles gives me little demure meows and sniffs the screen when I go downstairs so I hold my fingers near the screen and tell him hello and that he's a good boy.

Natalie was super curious how he'd receive me fully in the flesh and we got the answer right away when I visited her for a meet and greet this evening. The minute I stepped inside, meows abound as Miles came lumbering up (he's a bit of a chunky love) quickly to greet me and demanded patpats and attention. She told me that he will get SUCH a sad look on his face if he hears me coming down the stairs and doesn't get to the window in time. Also, he even recognizes the sound of me coming down over the other upstairs neighbors.

I guess I have a kitty boyfriend? lol. Oh and I refused her offer of money for the visits. I told her next time she makes some yummy preserves to keep me in mind is all.

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