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03 March 2013 @ 09:45 pm
Three days too long.  
Hello journal! *pats it lovingly* It feels as though I've been away forever but it really only was three nights. So much has happened in that time I'll not get through it all tonight.

Right index finger is bandaged, having been bitten earlier tonight by Ziggy. Not that it was his fault; if I'm going to go shoving pills down his throat I can expect to get bitten, I should think. He's back on the anti-anxiety meds, as his coat-pulling has returned with a vengeance, along with a fabric-chewing habit that saw me throwing out a dress, two shirts and a pair of shorts before he'd trained me sufficiently to not hang my ironing off the spare room door handle, but to put it up out of reach. He's also turned the hem of my work polo all raggedy which is not a good look.
If the meds don't work, then I'll be looking for a cat psychologist. Things can't go on like this, the poor little guy can't live his life either anxious as hell or drugged.

Friday was my day off, and I spent it bathing cats, doing grocery shopping, vaccuuming (and didn't that make Ziggy howl! Poor little guy)and generally preparing for my sister's visit. She and her husband flew up on Friday evening, and my niece and her boyfriend arrived on Saturday, ready to do the pre-settlement inspection on the house they're (niece and boyfriend) buying. So off we all go on Saturday at noon, to check out the house - and while there, the boyfriend proposed to my niece. He had the ring and all, and had even asked her parents' permission a fortnight ago. How sweet was that?! She was crying with happiness.

Last night we all went out to celebrate at a little Italian restaurant, where we were joined by my son & his partner, making it a party of seven. I really enjoyed my meal - garlic and parmesan crust followed by a spicy seafood hotpot - but woke in the wee smalls this morning feeling decidedly off-colour. As the day progressed I felt a bit better, but judging by my symptoms it wasn't the food but rather a bad cold coming on. I hope I don't feel too awful tomorrow, I have a lot to get through, after having Friday off. Might have to just deal with the important stuff then head back home, see how I go.

ETA: what the hell? I clicked on "Post" but instead of getting the confirmation page, with the option to edit if required, it took me straight to my journal. And my cut's not working either *kicks lj*
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on March 3rd, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)

Congratulations to your niece. What a lovely family moment to get to share. *g*

I'm sorry to hear about Ziggy... although I'm now trying to imagine a cat psychologist.

With the new posting window when you hit post it shows you that it's posted by taking you to what it now looks like. You don't see the cut as you're looking at the "opened" post. If you go to your LJ's "recent entries" or your flist page (if you "friended" yourself you'll see what it looks like with the cut.
miwahni: Firefly Can't take the skymiwahni on March 4th, 2013 10:14 am (UTC)
It was a brilliant family moment. I'd known it was coming ever since he'd asked for permission but it didn't take anything away from the excitement.

Not overly keen on the new posting window - I don't know how many times I'd think of something I wanted to add as soon as I hit "post", and by getting the confirmation window next it was easy to edit the entry. Last night I had to do it in a very roundabout way, just to get back in and fix my cut (it was my html that was borked). Sigh. Wish they'd just leave things alone. *mumble grumble*
nerthusnerthus on March 3rd, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
What the other person said, ha; I keep having trouble with the cut tag to begin with, when I try to select the parts I want behind the cut, the stupid cursor will randomly jump to the bottom of the page every time and I have to start all over selecting the parts to be cut, cause maybe I don't want ALL of the page below a certain point added to the cut, sigh...

Sounds like you've had an eventful few days; please please keep a close eye on your poor finger, you know cat bites or scratches are notorious for becoming terribly infected really quickly; I hope your 'cold' symptoms aren't actually from the bite! A good friend of mine got bitten on her hand by her cat when it was ill and only hours later she was in the ER with a horribly infected hand already swelling up and streaks in it, etc. I know with your history of cats that you probably already know all this, though!
miwahni: Cats Meezermiwahni on March 4th, 2013 10:18 am (UTC)
That would be a pain - I just manually add the cut/end cut as I go rather than trying to edit it in. Just last night I mucked up the html at first.

Cold symptoms were in evidence well before the bite. It's more of a graze than a puncture wound so I was able to clean and disinfect it pretty thoroughly. Nevertheless I take no chances with cat bites, knowing how serious they could be. The last time I was properly bitten I just took myself down to the late-night clinic for a tetanus shot and some antibiotics, wasn't going to wait for it to make me ill.