I am in particular solidarity with Tuxie because the poor baby had 2 teeth pulled on Monday and a dental cleaning, and he was given a shot of bupronephrine (narcotic) for pain and covenia (antibiotic), and I gave him onsinor anti-inflammatory pills for 3 days and he was in bad shape for those 3 days. I don't want him in pain, but I suspect he was over medicated and that may have been as bad as dealing with pain for him. He was restless, and probably didn't get a wink of sleep for at least a day, constipated and not eating well, and alternately head-butty affectionate and terrified hiding from me--I suspect fearing I would take him to the vet again. It was very sad-making. Since I don't seem to need the narcotic, I'm wondering if he would have been better off without it. I don't know if he would have had that reaction anyway to the drugs he was put out with for the procedure. He is thankfully all back to normal now. We're in it together, little boy!
I am now sitting comfortably on the sofa with Tuxie curled against my left side, and Moo with her head on my lap on the right side. For my reward I get this wonderful company, I will do nothing this afternoon but read my book--I'm in the middle of the second book in Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow duology: it's excellent--and, alternately nap when ready. It's sunny through the trees out my pretty window, but the world outside will have to carry on without me. As soon as I finish typing this, I get to have cake. I deserve cake for surviving those needles. If I feel up to it this evening, I will finish the eclipse post.
Awwww, Tuxie's little hot pink paw beans! And Moo's little fuzzy head! (-:
But oh my heart watching those full grown dragons was glorious. And now one of them's got special powers.
( squeeing with spoilers )
Have a great Caturday!
Pickles the Hobbit Cat celebrates the Bagginses birthday in typical cat fashion. Party on, you crazy cat!
Here are pre-quest Bagginses bonding by Atariel on DeviantArt.
Happy Bagginses Birthday to all the hobbit-hearted here! Yes, you!!!! <3
Chapter 4: "Wax On, Wax Off"
How to proceed: either make a post with your reading in your own journal (needs to be unlocked) or in rla_readings, and comment to this post with the link to your reading post. You can also just comment here with the link to your reading, or just with any kind of birthday greetings to the Bagginses.
I'll add the links to the readings to this post as they come in. Make sure to check in occasionally to see about new readings (or track the entry to get notifications), and please also consider leaving a comment to the reader!
There's no time limit to contributions, so feel free to add your reading as late as it gets!
Note: We've started to mirror all entries on LJ and DW from now on. Some of our members are no longer on LJ, but on DW only, so make sure to check both journals for comments, although you'll find the links to the readings from both sides here in this entry as soon as I've caught up with them. Hobbit Day 2017 on LJ | on DW
Technical note: You might've already noticed that voice recording no longer works on LJ. This means some of you might need to find alternative options for recording. Using a smartphone works, although you might need to get an extra app which also provides mp3 files. If you've got any troubles recording, please contact me by message or email at [firstname.lastname@example.org] so we can find a solution for you. I'm unfortunately not fully availiable this weekend due to rehersals and a big choir performance, but from Sunday evening on it won't be a problem.
Shiremom and I both really enjoyed "August Rush". Thank you to everyone who recommended it!
In happy-happy news, I sat myself down yesterday, refused to be distracted, and wrote chapter 4 of my fluffy Cormallen story. Hooray! Now it just needs some polishing.
Pippin's been extra alert today, listening to the high winds whip the trees around, but it finally seems to be nap time. zzzzzzzzzzzz
Still in fifth position overall,
Happy Friday. Man am I glad to get there. Going to make my reservations for the Sandpiper today. Sadly my friend can't join me but we'll try another time. So now I have to decide what room to get balanced with having to pay for the whole thing myself (translation -- probably won't put myself on the top floor like we usually do :-)
Happy birthday, lindahoyland! I hope your boys are treating you with the delicate care you so richly deserve. Or at least refraining from knocking over cups and bowls and glasses and anything else that catches their eye. Well, Reuben's eye :-)
( Rosemary and Rue )
In regard to the audiobook itself, Mary Robinette Kowal did a great job. I don't think I can imagine Toby as sounding like anyone else, now. Of the other voices she did... I love Tybalt the best.
So I went on to "A Local Habitation". Audiobook again. Chores become so much more pleasant when one is listening to an urban fantasy mystery. ( Massive SPOILERS for A Local Habitation )
Yes, more audiobooks of this series are on their way to me.