The following is a list of Zbird's blog entries, in reverse order
Sunday, May 12, 2013 (12:32:25)
I have been trying to post in the coffee shop various challenges for other GP users. This is my attempt at reminding GP users there is so much more to GP than posting poems and waiting for comments and ratings. There is a lot going on here! explore! have fun!
I know many of you feel I have been neglecting you and the forums and the site in general, but like everyone else I have things going on in my life that can take me away from GP.
On Feb. 27th my husband tripped and fell entering his office at the college. He has a badly sprained left ankle (already wears a brace on his right leg) and a pulled muscle in his chest. Recovery has been slow and painful. He needs to walk with a walker and has been ordered to rest so has been home and away from school. Of course, the classes must go on so during midterms I was back and forth with tests and grades and now it is taking in and picking up assignments. Had to pick up four books today. Do you know how heavy college books are? What is it? the higher the level of education the heavier the books? lol! Thank goodness the secretary of the dept. came in and helped me find the books he needed and the head of the dept. carried them out to the car for me.
He goes back to the doctor on the 18th and it will be determined then if he can return to work or if he will want him off for a bit longer. He is still in pain even with the pain pills. We just have to wait and see...
In the meantime, I still have the cats, shopping, the house cleaning, laundry, .... yeah... my online time is limited. So I decided while he was doing assignments I would get online for a bit and just write this up so everyone would know I haven't deserted you...I haven't forgotten about you... I'm just a bit overwhelmed right now.
Twenty little children, babies really, are dead today and somehow nothing else seems important. The world is all upside down. It's just too heart breaking to even think about or write about. I think of the Christmas presents under the trees with those little ones names on them and my heart breaks. Christmas will now be a time to remember this horror rather than a time of peace and love for these families. Something is horribly wrong! Please whatever your beliefs are send thoughts and prayers to the families and this community that I am sure is in disbelief and trying to find a way to cope with this tragedy. Hold your children close and love them with all your hearts.
I find it amazing how quickly animals forgive us for our transgressions compared to people who can hold grudges for months, years and sometimes a life time.
The boys were neutered on Monday and on Tuesday they were leery of me and hid if I approached. On Wednesday pretty much the same, but then during the night the one, Fizzles, came up and took his spot at the bottom of the bed and snuggled in for then night. Yesterday, Buggles was back snuggling with my husband, in his chair, and Fizzles was back on my lap. So, loving and forgiving. I find it sad people can't be as quick to forgive and forget.
So tomorrow I have to take my babies in to get neutered. Not as bad as spaying but still I have to separate them from the other cats tonight and leave them with no food! and no access to snuggle up in my bed with me as they love to do. It always makes me sad when I have to do this to my little ones, but I know it will be better for them once the surgery is done. And they forget long before I do .
We have a cat who is a bit neurotic. She wants so much to be a mommy and will have false labor and delivers her babies and brings them to us to show what she did. We praise her for her beautiful babies and being such a good mommy. Here is a picture of her most recent brood.
I am always trying to get people to join the slams and to write outside their comfort zone. As I am going through the unfilled slams I see one called not graphic - sexual poetry that is not graphic. hmmmm.... can I do this? I mean how can I ask others to join and write outside their comfort zone if I don't take the chance myself. So, I am going to try... oh dear, oh dear! how does one write sexual poetry that isn't graphic? I guess I'll give it a try so wish me luck and if I can do it ... lol! so can you!
Some slams are just too large to be filled and the Who do you feel sorry for slam is one of them. The creators of these slams don't realize how the match play slam works and accidentally create these large slams. Ossy has agreed this one should be deleted so I repaid the karma points to everyone who joined and a request went to mamta to have the slam removed.
here is the list of people to whom I repaid the 10 karma points they paid to join the slam:
Here are the list of those that've joined;
I don't think the slam will ever get filled so I'd agree it'd be deleted.
So, my neighbor's cat had kittens. Adorable sweet little kittens that will have to be caught and placed in homes. For awhile we were able to pick them up but the older they got the more cautious they got. Now I can get very close but they keep backing up. So, my sister, wolfinwindow told me to try playing with them with a catnip toy and eventually (soon I hope) they will trust me enough again to let me pick them up. They were so cute I thought I'd share these photos of them at play.