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Hilary at Feeling Beachie didn’t have to work on this weeks statements.
They all came from Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews.

  1. Living in the South makes me a transplanted Yankee.
  2. Wondering what will happen always makes me crazy.
  3. Looking back I would have been truer to myself.
  4. Listening to CD’s of soft music and nature sounds make me feel calm and relaxed.
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This week I am celebrating that I rarely am so sick that I need a doctor.

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 That being said, I have been to the doctor twice in two weeks. I wasn’t really sick but did need an antibiotic for a stubborn infection. The infection is gone but the antibiotic caused some problems so I had to get another prescription to counteract the first. Then I had to get a third prescription to counteract the second that was counteracting the first. I am still red, bumpy, and itchy.  I am not getting a fourth prescription.  I will get better on my own or scratch myself to death.  Anyway, I am happy that I usually only see the doctor once a year.

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The waiting is over…

Five Sentence Fiction prompt this week is:
Waiting

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Today, the waiting is over and I will leave this place where I have lived all my life. This has been a good place of quiet solitude; wrapped in love and warmth, with  a steady rhythm like that of a gentle drum.  While here I have learned a couple of things about myself:  I love warm baths and a good stretch but I do not like spicy foods or sudden loud noises.  I am ready to move from here, as nice as it is, for it has become crowded and I want to grow and experience all of life.  The waiting to move from here is over for today is my birth day.

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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.

tatterThis is another corner of my ottoman.
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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