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Seriously, I haven't posted since January? Wow, so not what I was planning.

What's been happening in Casa Gategrrl? Not much. Really. No snowstorms here in Los Angeles, so we're missing out on that excitement (yay!). My mom was smart and rented a house somewhere in Florida for the month. She's finally sick enough of the winters in Massachusetts that she's gone to where the snow don't ever fall!

Mermaid got straight A's last semester, something she's been aiming for for a while. She also had an emergency appendectomy at the end of November (did I mention that? I'm not sure). There's some tissue adherence where the doctor went in to remove the appendix, but that's it these days.

I've moved predominately to the iPad Mini the Guy got me for Xmas. It's pretty much what I always wanted out of a PDA (remember those little things?) but didn't have. I sent my Nook Color to my mom. She was sick of her paper style screen of her early edition Nook.

And what else...I'm sorry if I've been missing out on news, etc. I'm planning on being more diligent about my LJ friends. I've known many of your for years-longer than I've known many in-person friends.  And, I'm also on Skype and when I'm not out or making dinner, I'm available for chats. Even chats with a camera! Whee!

The Guy still does NOT want a dog in the house. He's almost become militant about it. Granted, dogs do cost money to keep, and lately, money has been a tight commodity in our house. So I still volunteer at Best Friends Shelter down the road (reminds me, I should go in this weekend, get some hours in with the pups).

And that's it for now.  I hope everyone's doing well. Or, well enough.

Date: 2013-03-09 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ldyanne.livejournal.com
Hey, it's nice to see you! We did get two snowfalls within a week of each other, so I'm glad to hear there's someplace snow free. I have high hopes that we'll be snow free again soon. (it's supposed to rain this weekend, so the snow should be all gone soon!)


Date: 2013-03-09 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] betacandy.livejournal.com
You're not the only one not keeping up around here - I didn't know you were volunteering at a shelter. I plan on looking into volunteering at a bird shelter, but they all seem to be an hour away or more. Then again, in a few years, the end of my street will be an hour away. I cannot fathom why people willingly put up with this - especially in a part of town that's more expensive than most.

I'm sorry I never got back to you about getting together to talk about lost pets and stuff sometime. I still intend to, but there's been the lawsuit and all that going on (just got back from that, but it's not done! more when I post!) and just... my time is not mine to schedule lately. :(

Date: 2013-03-19 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
No worries. I was having a really funky few months between the holiday season and February, but I'm on more of an even keel now. (What, you mean switching between 20mg and 60mg doses of medication does that to you? *facepalm* my doctor was NOT happy with me)

S'okay. If you have Skype, I'm on that! I can email you my Skype Sekrit Identity if you'd like.

Date: 2013-03-19 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] betacandy.livejournal.com
Sure, I can Skype!

Date: 2013-03-13 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khek.livejournal.com
Your mom was smart to go this month! She's missed all the crappy stuff. Does she bring her dog down with her?

I'm thinking of getting an ipad too. I love my color Nook, but I don't really use it all that much for reading books. I'm still pretty old fashioned I guess, and prefer the physical feeling of reading. I'd use it much for web access and fanfic and stuff.

I'm glad Mermaid is doing well. That must have been nerve-wracking for all of you.

Glad you're still around!

Date: 2013-03-19 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
Turns out she didn't rent a house, but a room in a house. She has her two pups with her, thank heavens. I don't think she was counting on being so *alone* down there. Her boyfriend drove down with her, then flew back to MA and then to Switzerland where he has family/friends. The dogs, Cairns, the both of them, are a real ice breaker apparently. I think she's happy she missed so much of the snow. But it's still going to be there (maybe) when she gets back.

The Color Nook was fine, but had some format/OS problems with internet web pages. I've bought a bunch of $.99 cent to $2.99 books at Amazon. Yeah, I know, Amazon has draconian policies about who owns what, but they're mostly just books I get to pass the time, not deep-thinking books, if you know what I mean! I discovered Lauren Carr. She's a mystery writer, not a great stylist or anything like that, but writes engaging enough plots with decent characters. And her eBooks are currently .99 each with a few exceptions.

I mostly use the iPad for other stuff-like keeping track of my diet and exercise (MyFitnessPal), debts, bills, recipes and shopping lists (MenuKeeper). And lots of internet surfing. *grins*

Date: 2013-03-19 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
Oh yeah. It WAS nervewracking. But she's fine. It's a good thing her pediatrician spotted the problem when I brought her in for something else!



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