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See now, if the cat would just lie down next to me on the couch all the time, we'd both be far happier. (I don't think she agrees with me, I think she insists she's happiest lying in my lap with me constantly scritching her ears, but my allergies and my laptop do not agree with her.)

The cat is lying down next to me on the couch right now, you see, calmly and purringly, and that just does not happen very often.

So this past weekend visiting my mom she mentioned, once again, the Aunt Dimity books by Nancy Atherton. And these are mystery books I have not read before, and I'm in the mood for trying something new, so I pick up a couple on Kindle and apparently am probably going to have to pick up the rest because I kinda adore Lori and Bill and Dimity and all the other characters. The writing style is immediately engaging too. (Also, there are recipes at the end of all the books. Any book that involves baking is AOK in my, er, book.)

And Lori got divorced a year ago and lost her mom recently and is having a really crappy time of it and comes out alright in the end, and, okay, I'm weeping on the plane reading this book, you know? Because it's about grief and love and learning to live with loss and it's really hitting home for me. It doesn't help that I was also reading ceremony scripts our officiant gave us to peruse and weeping at all the sappy love bits. I'm sure every other passenger on that flight near my seat wondered what the hell was wrong with me. I've already told a friend she has to pinch me if I start weeping at my own wedding.

In other news, they got me onto the new network system yesterday, which meant I spent the entire day at work today IMing one of our IT gurus, going "C, this is broken now. C, do you happen to have that password because I totally never bothered to save it myself? C, I can't even *find* this software on my laptop now!" It's okay, he got a lot of M&Ms out of hanging out in my office with me half the day.

Date: 2015-05-30 06:45 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] jenlev.livejournal.com
Ah, you've reminded me of when my Maine Coon cat Scarlet Begonias was still alive. I took my thinkpad off for repair as it was overheating (this was before I switched to my beloved Mac). When I called PC Connection to find out the verdict their dry response was: "We're guessing you have a cat?" Because yes, she did like to sit right next to me for patting and more patting. Which was right next to the intake for the fan. . . heheh heh. They sent the swath of hair back with the laptop when they'd fixed it.

I'm thinking that there is something right with you. By the way, got that item in the mail and am attempting to figure out how to configure. . .as Sal says. . . please stand by. Much love and many hugs.

Date: 2015-06-05 02:20 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] wishfulaces.livejournal.com
Ha! You have told me about the cat garden in your laptop before, I think. I've taken to vigorously scrubbing the couch with masking tape every night. :)

Eee! Let me know. And let me know if we need to conspire with Sal too. ;)

Date: 2015-06-07 12:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] jenlev.livejournal.com
Lots and lots of tape, heee! *hugs*

PS. Will email my quandary and much love as always.

Date: 2015-06-08 02:16 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] wishfulaces.livejournal.com
Aww, quandary, oh noes! Yes, please, email away. :)

Date: 2015-06-14 03:51 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] jenlev.livejournal.com
Bear with me. . .Hugs and much love, :)

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