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April 10th, 2002
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"Everything, all at once"
"Everything, all at once!" -- something Erik proclaims in mildly frustrated tones when life tries to dog-pile upon his head. Today was like that. My coaching call with Molly started out horse-giddy, then took an abrupt left turn when I observed that the cats used to make me that happy, but they don't any more. (Insert self-guided guilt trip here.) Anyway, my outcome for that is that Torch, Dannie and Angel all have a vet appointment for next Wednesday. Yes, I'm finally going to spay the last of the line. I've only been procrastinating on it for more than two years, it's About Fucking Time.

Anyway, blew out after that to my farrier's place up in the hills. I now have a second client! Yay! And even niftier, we are bartering (my time giving computer assistance for their time giving riding lessons), in pursuit of fixing my issues about actually getting on a horse unassisted. (I used to ride Bombero, bareback, at a flat-out gallop next to a canal, like a frigging movie Indian. I swear I don't know how I got here from there. But the fear is real, and denying that doesn't make it go away.)

Then I flew out of there and back to Stockton in the silly rental car (flying not being too strong a phrase, as I think I did 50 mostly-mountain miles in 40 minutes), and exchanged it for my nicely-maintained truck, and errands and home. And now I am up way too late for someone who must leave the house no later than 4:40am tomorrow.

Another diet milestone this morning. The scale read 276, so I have officially lost 101 lbs.

This week's homework with Molly? I have scheduled six hours on Sunday to Just Lie About And Read. Yeah, impending burnout case, me.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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From:chipuni
Date:April 11th, 2002 08:52 am (UTC)

On losing weight!

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CONGRATULATIONS on losing over 100 pounds!!! Good for you!
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From:lothie
Date:April 11th, 2002 09:11 am (UTC)
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Congrats, m'dear. Can I ask what the issue with mounting is? Or is that too nosy? I'm just curious.

Is the weekend of 5/24 - 5/26 still happening? I have that Friday off...wondering.

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From:ambar
Date:April 11th, 2002 03:12 pm (UTC)
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I don't mind telling people, I just don't have the patience to try to describe the issue further right now. (Too much blood in my Advil stream.)

Yes, the May 26 party is still on.
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From:lothie
Date:April 11th, 2002 03:32 pm (UTC)
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And there was much rejoicing...
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From:mizkit
Date:April 11th, 2002 11:27 am (UTC)
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*Wow*! Congratulations, Starling! I admire you!
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From:cjsmith
Date:April 11th, 2002 02:35 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I'm finally going to spay the last of the line.

Ah, end of an era... I always thought that some day I would get a Maine Coon from you, but I always seem to wind up making room in my house for strays who Really Need Someone Right Now...
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From:ambar
Date:April 11th, 2002 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Well, a couple of the cats Really Need Someone Right Now, because the sheer density is getting on my nerves. (I have nine right now. I could live with four, but nine is making me crazier than I need to be.)

I can make you a nice deal on red Maine Coon cat. Spay, or neuter? Or would you prefer a charming, lovable, wonderful demon in a six-pound cat suit?
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From:cjsmith
Date:April 11th, 2002 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Um... um... lemme check with the other human occupant of the house before I commit to anything. If you have any dark colored cats (who get along well with other cats), I can sell him on that concept more easily, because all his pants are black ;-). Do coons even come in brown/black colors?
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From:ambar
Date:April 11th, 2002 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Subject to negotiation are the following:

Ned: ~15lb bundle of red tabby Maine Coon fur. Gorgeous and he knows it. Loves attention, as long as you don't insist on picking him up.

Dannie: small red tabby female Maine Coon. Blonde between the ears, but very sweet.

JohnJohn: red tabby Persian. Sweet, but not the extrovert the rest of the inmates are...

Roadie: black and white Persian. Opinionated, but cute.

Angel: black Turkish Angora female. Well-named, very easy to love, cuddly.

Torch: black smoke Turkish Angora female. Catharine the Great reincarnated in a 6# cat suit. She gets along with other cats, in that "my way or the highway" fashion of hers. Peopleu either totally fall for the Empress of the Universe act, or she drives them crazy.

Arnold: black and white Turkish Angora male (son of Torch). 100% pure imp, you can almost see the horns. Pushy with other cats, like Torch. A big flashy smartass.

(Dora and Wendy are not negotiable, I'm hopelessly in love with Arnold even when he drives me [and Wendy] nuts, and Roadie has cardiomyopathy [no visible symptoms as of yet], so I'm rather resigned to keeping him for the duration.)
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From:tayefeth
Date:April 12th, 2002 07:13 am (UTC)
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Reading about your cats always makes me wish my immune system didn't object to them. sigh Ah, well, it's probably just as well that I haven't gotten allergy shots. M shows signs of having inherited my immune system rather than Blair's, so cats would probably be out even if I could tolerate them...
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From:figmo
Date:April 11th, 2002 06:11 pm (UTC)

101 lbs

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Wow! Congratulations!!! I am very impressed. For how long have you been dieting?
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From:ambar
Date:April 12th, 2002 10:16 am (UTC)

Re: 101 lbs

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91 lbs (See later message), since Sept 2000.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 29th, 2002 08:58 am (UTC)

cat ass trophys

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So the girls are going to get fat and lazy? Give Dani a squeeze for me. Emailed Gina today about Beauty - who is due any monent, her last litter...

I was at a show 4/27, my silver neuter made a one show, one day grand. Good thing there was someone else counting points...

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