I sound so negative…

Hilary at Feeling Beachie and Donetta at My Constant Thoughts
have these four statements with blanks to fill in this week.

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  1. Being alone with people I don’t know is my least favorite place to be.
  2. When I was a teen-ager I thought life was the pits.
  3. My worse subject in high school was I thought just being there was the worse thing.
  4. I write best after some free association and random thought and when I am alone.
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What to do about tatters…

This is my part of Josie’s Two Shoes Tuesday.
The prompt is:
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Anyone who has visited my place knows I love cats.
Especially my catkid Teddy.

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However,
yes, there is a however…
he has this one not so little fault.

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This is part of Teddy’s tree.
It is a sisal rope wrapped around one of the legs.
It is in perfect condition.  It has never been scratched.

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This is another leg of Teddy’s tree.
It is covered in carpet.
It is in almost perfect condition.
It has never been scratched but
Teddy does use it to climb to the top of the tree.

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This is  my ottoman.
It has a cotton slipcover.
It is not in perfect condition.

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I won’t bore you with the other two corners.
They look just like these do.
Not perfect.  Not even close to perfect.

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I have done everything I can think of or been told to do to stop this.
I sprayed citrus smelly stuff that cats are said to hate.
Teddy rubbed his face all over it then scratched.
The smell he loved…I didn’t so it had to go.
I put mothballs under the slipcover.
Teddy loves balls…even stinky mothballs.
I was afraid he would get sick and they were…well, stinky. So I threw them away.
I put sticky tape on it.
What he couldn’t pull or chew off he just scratched through.
I worried he would get sick if he ate the tape
and I got tired of the pulled off pieces sticking to my bare feet…
so the tape is history.

End of my story.
If you know of a way to stop the tatters please forward the info.
Do not tell me to have him declawed that is not an option.
I would rather live with tattered furniture than a mutilated cat.

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Friday, happy day…

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  1. If I eat too many sugary things I feel depressed and my legs twitch.
  2. Running a fever is not always because I am sick, sometimes it is my body telling me I need to rest.
  3. Why is it that it is so easy to go back to sleep after I turn off the alarm clock?
  4. Where do you go when you need to be restored/refreshed?

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The small things I celebrate this week are:

The week is done and a lot got accomplished.
Still a lot to do before my desk is clear but I don’t feel stressed.

There is a carton of my favorite ice cream in the freezer.

Have a couple of movies to watch this week-end
and of course, some books to read.

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Perfect dawn…

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I love to see a new day dawn.
Whatever went before is done and now is a new beginning.

Of course, given the fact I usually go to sleep in the early morning hours
I am rarely awake when dawn breaks.

The nights I can’t sleep at all I do see the dawn…
just before I nod off in exhaustion.

However, when I sleep “normal” hours
I awake to see the new day dawn.
Perfect!

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Pages and love…

This weeks Five Sentence Fiction prompt is,
Pages

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The early morning meeting with the specialist had been difficult leaving her depressed and cold with despair.  At home  now, sitting in her chair she dried her eyes and picked up the book she had started reading last  night.  Books were the one thing that never hurt her, never left her feeling empty and lonely.  She found such pleasure, almost a sensual pleasure in a book; seeing it waiting there to be picked up, the holding of it, the feel and smell of the paper, hearing the whisper of the turning pages, the  words carrying her away from her troubled life.  She will spend all of her time in the company of  her love now and will remember the pleasure and beauty of it later, when the disease finishes its evil work and leaves her without sight.

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Friday stuff…

Okay. Here is this weeks Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun

  1. People who are nasty and unkind makes me  feel violent inside…sorta like really bad acid reflux.
  2. I love a lazy afternoon of reading.
  3. When I am stressed I have a bubble bath and go to bed.
  4. My favorite smell in the world is hmm, I don’t have an answer for this…I don’t think I have a  favorite smell in the world.
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This week the small thing I am celebrating is that it is Friday.
This work week was a bear.
It wasn’t any different than most weeks but I was different.
I was a short-tempered, unkind, complaining, not nice witch.

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Everything and everyone bothered me.  I was even bothered by myself!
I will spend the weekend with some quiet time with you know Who
and get myself back to being my usual easy-going  pleasant self.

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Besides celebrating that it is Friday and this work week is over
I am thankful for and celebrate my employers and co-workers.
They put up with this weeks moodiness without a word or rolled eyes…
at least not that I heard or saw.
And I am thankful for the weekend to recover from my moodiness
and that there is a new week ahead.

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