I admire Aunt Susie’s ability to finish a project before starting a new one. Happy birthday, Aunt Susie!

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The bird bath has given me so much joy.

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I love watching the birds drink, take baths, and interact around the bird bath. So interesting and beautiful.

I don’t have to worry about a scratch making me seriously ill.

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One of the things I talked with the homeless people about, was getting cut. They are all very afraid of cuts because when you sleep on the ground, it’s much more likely to get a bad infection. I *did* cut myself yesterday, on some glass, but I had supplies in the car to clean, disinfect, and bandage it up.

I’m not homeless.

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I went to go clean up more trash today and talked with some of the homeless people living nearby. I wish I could help them.

Scratch-offs paid off.

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For the first time, it was a big prize for the lottery tickets we bought someone for a birthday gift. Terra won $80! Pretty nice present. She just turned 18, along with her twin brother, Tyler.

They found me.

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I was supposed to meet a group for the Great American Cleanup on Saturday. The meeting place got changed and I didn’t get any message, so when I showed up, nobody was there. So I just started picking up trash! I had a couple of bags sitting by the car, and one of the guys that was involved stopped with his truck, picked up the trash I had collected, and told me where everybody was meeting. Yay!!

I admire Tyler’s patience. Happy birthday, Tyler!

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He’s turning 18 today.

The time change will make it so the cats are getting me up at the “normal” time of 8am.

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Lately, they’ve been starting at 7am. And then as soon as they’re done with breakfast, they want their breakfast dessert of a new kind of treat we got.

Ten more items to go.

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I’m almost done with the second list of things I love about Trav. 🙂 🙂

Inspiration.

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This guy is amazing – he just completed a solo trek across the Atlantic ocean on a paddleboard. A PADDLEBOARD! I can’t wait for the book about his adventure. This entry in his log is wonderful.

Chris Bertish – 68th day at sea

I especially like that he had a pilot fish accompany him for many days.

I admire Sue’s thoughtfulness. Happy birthday, Sue!

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She always celebrates birthdays and anniversaries, and remembers to ask about stuff going on.

Here’s the chalkplorkboard I made for her!

Chalkplorkboard

Trav looks so happy when he gets out his half of our interlocking necklaces.

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The cats are crazy for their new treats.

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Every morning, after they eat their canned food, they meow until I give them some of the Sheba meat stick.

Uncle Fuzzy posts lots of family pictures.

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He’s a treasure trove of photos. He’s been scanning them and putting them into a secret Facebook group, where we can all see them.

The herbs are still alive.

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A few weeks ago, I bought a couple of potted herbs from the grocery store – thyme and peppermint. Feeling pretty good because they’re still alive. I’m planning on making a little garden area next to the steps of our main door. I can keep things going if I see them all the time!

Tender young sheep sorrel in our salad!

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I was able to forage a little bit. Didn’t want to take too much since the plants are just coming up.

So glad we don’t have to live with angst.

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We’ve been listening to Keith Urban’s newest album today, and some of the songs are rather sad, about people breaking up and stuff. But Trav has stayed, so no sad stuff here.

I can close my mouth again.

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I had a tooth pulled, a molar that had started coming out of my head and I couldn’t shut my teeth properly. I got a cavity above the enamel and it got infected. Now that it’s gone, I can put my remaining choppers together. Yay!

Every day is Valentine’s Day.

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Pine needle tea.

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I went on an edible plant walk. There wasn’t much to nibble on, but I did learn a lot and especially about pine needle tea. It’s full of vitamins C and A, plus it tastes good! I’ve been foraging in the empty lot kitty-corner from our house. There’s a few sand pine trees over there and the tea is quite pleasant. And of course I always thank the trees for providing.