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She's an itty-bitty pissy girl. Was negative for leukaemia and my girls GREATLY DISLIKE her, but Nicki is a sweet boy. I catsat her this afternoon after the vets'.

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ladynoremon: (Theo/Protagonist)
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I scribbled over my Master Number and such.

I have been putting my trials with my road tests on a previous entry, but yep; passed yesterday!

I wasn't very nervous taking it, but was prior as the driving instructor puts me right on edge and grates at me. But taking it I was calm. I passed well below the allowed mistake points and the examiner was proud of my perpendicular park, how I handled 3 motorcycles running a red light while I was already turning in the intersection, & that I put my turn signal on+shoulder checked when we came to a car parked in the middle of the road.

I think I was just too fed-up to be hella nervous this time. I had the attitude of "let's just get it over with". I didn't expect to pass but I didn't think I'd do really bad either. I was more confident but not self-confident.

Middleton's Registry of Motor Vehicles no longer has a permanent examiner after the one they had suddenly left the job. So they gave been getting in whoever else is available meaning they have a huge backlog.

The first time I was a mess and the examiner didn't know the Middleton area at all. )

The second examiner was so nice but I had a lot of stress and made too many little mistakes. )

The 3RD time I was more practiced & feeling more confident! )

It felt hella surreal when I was paying for my new graduated license like it felt like that couldn't possibly be what was actually happening. I held the still warm freshly printed license in my hands and so much weight was off of me.

This will make employment ability much more reachable and a better living situation for me & my babies feel possible. Everything has felt so pointless. I still owe the driving school money from my last extra lesson and they're ransoming my defensive driving certificate until they get paid. So I can't get insurance sorted until I have that certificate. But I feel so accomplished!

When I got back all 3 of my gorgeous cats were laying on the chesterfield and it made me so happy to see them first thing.

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Nosy Girls

Apr. 2nd, 2015 01:35 am
ladynoremon: (Demyx)




Pain au chocolat with almond cream from Marie et Guy's French Bakery are one of my favourite things. And I brought one back the other night and Lydia & Minnow came running to see what I was taking out of that paper bag. Minnow sniffed it and got icing sugar on her schnoz.
ladynoremon: (Bekowsky)
Orinally posted on my Tumblr.



Today Minnow went to the vets’ to get her rabies booster. She’d had her leukemia & core vaccinations earlier (where we went to Sears to pick-up an order after), but I prefer her to have things split-up since she has reactions. Anyway, after that we went to the Royal Bank of Canada (Minnow was so pissed that someone had taken the chair by the window she usually sits in at the vets’, by the way. And gave a little dog a dirty look when he urinated on the bottom outside step).

My mom had an appointment at the bank just to confirm something with investments, so it was only going to be about 10 minutes. It was cold today too, and I didn’t want to wait in the car, especially with Minn. So I asked the clerks if I could bring her in while we waited, they said yes, though I think they may have thought I had a small dog instead. I sat down, and Minnow sat on the floor beside me, watching people come & go, and the sidewalk outside. The tellers had to all come investigate, ask her name, and tell her she was pretty. I then took her into Kate’s office during my mom’s appointment. She peeked through the blinds & door vent of the office, and it was so damn cute. Afterwards her & I waited in the car while Mom went to Tim Horton’s. I told her she was so well behaved, and I was so damn proud of her.










I had such a hard time getting the new tag onto Minnow’s harness, as the ring was so small. I registered her at { https://www.soslostpets.com/ } too!

My babies

Oct. 21st, 2014 03:53 pm
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ladynoremon: (Killua -razz-)
I decided to Friends' Lock the entry I posted these pictures in originally due to it concerning my biological mother's work, but here are the pictures in an entry by themselves now too.

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Anyway we were all dressed-up, so here are some pictures of me in my purple George dress & of me holding my brats. Nicki followed me around the whole time I was getting ready to go adn when I came back and we joked that he probably wanted to come with me.



I recently got SoftPaws for Nick as I've had to take Minnow to the vets' 3 times due to scratched eyes, and he has ripped holes in so many of my good clothes. They are just on his hind claws as though I clip my brats' nails his hind claws are really thick and he can puncture things with them even if they are cut. He managed to get 2 off the 3RD day, and pulled on them the first few but he seems to have gotten use to them. I got him purple as if I give him a choice of a bunch of toys he will almost always choose the ourple or orange ones (Lydia chooses pink, and Minnow isn't as select). I painted my toenails to match his claw caps yesterday too. He came over to me when I showed him, sniffed my toes, and rubbed against my legs.



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ladynoremon: (Nicki)

Whut?

Yep, a brat faced Bratface. )

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Minnow sitting on my toadstool stools! )

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More fungal lawn ornaments! )
ladynoremon: (Kuranosuke)
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ladynoremon: (KilluaGon -ribbon-)
One of my favourite pictures of one of my favourite "DRAMATICAL Murder" characters {because he's a dork [and because his Scrape problems hit chords for my problems (though originally because he looked like Alfred only with tidier hair & ridiculous tattoos)]}:



I stayed-up hella late the 13TH because it was storming here & Nicki was wanting attention. So I stayed-up & read, then spent most of Saint Valentine's Day with painkillers and sleeping. I had asked my mom previously to pick-up whatever dessert was on special at The Eggplant Café when she got off work because last year the sold out fast [it was chocolate cheesecake], and when she got was 2 huge chocolate cupcakes (one for each of us). I ate a bit of one when I got up and didn't feel well at all after because it was so rich D: I had to go check the mail & pick-up C batteries for my Valentine's present and felt like I was going to vomit while doing so. Frozen pizzas weren't on sale at Graves' ValuFoods so I didn't get one despite having been craving pepperoni pizza for over a week (I couldn't justify to myself buying a slice from Mama Sofia's when on sale a whole frozen one is cheaper).

Cupcake on Twitpic

When I got back I was all excited to set-up the Cat's Meow I got as a gift from The Grant's. I got Nicolas & Lydia all excited too, and started taking a video with my Nintendo 3DS (dirt in my camera's lens). Well the screw was made of cheap metal, but my problem was I didn't have the hand strength at all to turn my screwdriver (or open a stupid bottle of apple juice). So I asked adoptive sister to do it, and she ended-up stripping the screw head so that it couldn't come out. Luckily my mom was still visiting so she took me over to exchange it. Also luckily they had one in a beat-up box that they were alright exchanging since both would be hard to sell. But when I got back I couldn't get it turned at all either. My weakness & aches have been getting worse, expecially the lack of hand strength. Not being able to do the one good thing in awhile I was super excited for was the last straw and I just broke-down because of the fears, stress, events, et cetera, et cetera. I planned to try sitting & throw myself into Bloodlines & Alexander to take my mind off myself & other characters, but adoptive sister decided to be snarky about me being upset and I just lost the will to even turn my laptop on. Finally with determination though the screw came out (relatedly; the screw is pointless in the toy because the battery compartment also has one of those plastic latches)). So I spent the rest of the evening watching all 3 of my brats playing with their new toy, and fixing it whenever they pulled the wand out of its socket, or Nick was sitting on the motor. I also had to sew the yellow flappy thing because they got the seam out from around the hem of it, and the wire that keeps it rigid was poking out.

Got it! on Twitpic Adorable brats. on Twitpic Ass!cat. on Twitpic

Watching my brats play instantly improved my mood, and after watching them for a few hours I went to bed. This is actually the first time in over 24 hours my laptop has been on, and I'm only awake right now because I'm uncomfortable & a bit nauseous. My back is getting a lot better, and as I mentioned in my #Bloodlines2014 posts I'm getting so I can sit for about an hour at a time without it bothering too much (still can't lay on my back, which is why I'm uncomfortable right now as I rolled onto it while asleep). It's mostly discomfort than pain now too, but I am still having to be careful with not overdoing things like lifting heavy stuff. I watched the "Maoyū Maō Yūsha" anime though (behind on "Coronation Street" due to the Hayley business). I decided to watch it after reading that it had a female knight character in it, and was doing with the same cast as "Spice and Wolf". Well said Knight is so awesome O: It didn't fully end with the ending though, more satisfying than the "Spice and Wolf" one, and with the idea that things will continue on off-screen. It also is just from last year so maybe a sequel or OVA is possible. There are light novel & manga series too (like the Holo & merchant story), but I'd rather watch anime (and why I haven't read the Holo & merchant ones).

The Knight on her students thinking about going to war. #Maoy... on Twitpic Knight. #`/*/poihvjk56 on Twitpic #NSFW And there was some non-sexual Knight fanservice. [she w... on Twitpic

Anyway; now off to attempt *sleeps-sleeps* as I'm drifting-off despite things. I've got to take the Cat's Meow .AVIs off my 3DS & Windows Movie Maker them, but I plan to upload them.

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ladynoremon: (Snake 999 -square-)
Well another post, this time I plan to update on my health since I got more results back on Monday. I'm still feeling pointless though. )

Since the late winter/early spring I've felt so tired. Like not even just depressed tired. But I've had very little energy, and weak with hand strength & such. I at first just figured it was because I had given-up. I had a lot of stress & painful removals in the spring (and more recently), and I thought that I was so tired because I didn't feel much point with anything anymore. But I asked my doctor for bloodwork because it could also be my anaemia being a jerk. Well the first bloodwork showed my Iron was fine, but my white blood cell count was high. So another test, and one for a stomach ulcer, and no infection was found but the white blood cells were even higher. Waited 2 weeks and another test with again the count was high. I've been tested for mono', and that's been negative. No urinary track infections or flus. So Dr. Yafai thinks it could be a warning for something to develop with my bone marrow, like leukemia. I've got to go for bloodwork every 3 months now, and if the count reaches 20,000 he'll have my marrow tested. I have now had my blood tested 4 times in the past 3 months and on average it has been around 15,000.

I also had to see Dr. Ruddy (an ear's nose & throat specialist with a thick Scottish accent) because of that lump Dr. Saunders found, & I've also been having spells of a tightness in my throat & trouble swallowing. Usually the things I have trouble with are things neither liquid or solid--like soup or milkshakes. I had an endoscopy done, and I fucking hate them. It gave me the creeps because it felt like a long, thin snake was going down my throat. He didn't use anesthetic so I had a sore throat for days after too. He thought it might be my stomach causing some of it so on Thanksgiving weekend I also had to go do a barium X-ray/follow-through which is my least favourite test so far. I had one back in 2006 & couldn't keep the barium down, and this time I had to drink 2 smaller cups (one while standing, and one through a straw while laying down), and then 2 large ones in the waiting area (also take gas crystals to start, so my stomach was inflated). My body seems to reject me drinking it, like my throat wanting to close-off (it has the texture of paint or school glue, and a sweet, chemically taste to go with the paint+glue). So it took me awhile to drink it all. I was getting very angry at my mother going "come on, come on, get this show on the road!" and having a huffy fit while waiting. We also had to wait a long time to even begin because there was a problem with the equipments' generator. Anyway I got it all done, but felt hella nauseous (and kept tasting the barium in my burps). I had pizza but it didn't help, but I did spend the rest of the day at Mattsles, and mostly played "Killer Is Dead". His mother made meatloaf and that at least got rid of the bad taste.

I had a pounding headache when I got back, but I thought it was just the long day (my appointment was at 7:45AM & I got up around 6:00AM), and playing video-games on a big screen television that's also starting to darken with age. I had a bath & ate some French onion soup, took headache pills, and went right to sleep. But I still felt awful the next day. And by the end of it I was having awful intestinal cramps & bright pastel yellow+goldenrod diarrhea. And I couldn't keep much food down, or feel awful after eating. By Sunday I was also sweating profusely. After dinner on Monday I called 811 (Nova Scotia's HealthLink), and the registered nurse thought I might have had a tear somewhere, and the barium leaked into my system. She recommended I go to outpatients immediately. So after being wishy-washy about it for a couple hours, I got my mother to drive me up. I took my laptop & played DMMd for most of the wait. After 4 hours I finally was saw a Dr. Nick [well last name 'Optoff'(sp?) but he wanted to be called Dr. Nick--not sure if he liked "The Simpsons" or not. He was young & blue-eyed with curly blonde hair though. Dressed in the navy blue emergency uniform]. He diagnosed I was having a bad reaction to the barium. So he got a nurse named Paul to put my on IV. I had Gravol (which fucking burned), something like Advil that started with a 'T', lots of saline, & some dialodid(sp?). 2 of those by needles to my hip & the fatty part of my arm. My mom has in the past left me places, and 2 more hours had passed, so though mostly out of it from the Gravol+opioid I got Paul to go check that my mother was still there. She was pissy until she saw that I was on IV. I had to wait even after the 2ND saline because Paul didn't know if Dr. Nick wanted me to stay & have fluids. But it was fine so I got my mom to carry my stuff because I couldn't walk well & we left. I also got my first Hallowe'en Tim Horton's doughnut of the year on the way back. Actually 2, and I ate one when I got back plus a freezer panini sandwich, & a bag of cheese puffs because my stomach was settled so I was ravenous. I sle0t excellently that night. No dreams, or painful feelings beforehand, just the blackness of sleep. I'm mostly over it now, but I've still got a bit of a bruise on my left arm (couldn't find a good vein in my inner elbow, so had it in my wrist, but fuck it bled a lot & I think the Gravol caused more bruising/irritation), and my digestion isn't back to normal yet. Dr. Nick wondered if something could be up with my spleen to cause all the bruising I've been having & all the bleeding at minor things. Feeling around it didn't seem swollen though. But anyway, I'll probably have to have a different contrast medium for an X-ray in the future though.

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You may have missed that I said "my laptop". Well my accountant Mr. Brian Neville gave me his old work laptop. I named it "R-2E-054" after Clear's original serial number. It's a Sony Vaio from 2010-2011 with Windows 7. He told me years ago I could have his old work computer (the company pays every few years), but the model couldn't easily be wiped so he couldn't give it to me. But he said the next one I could have instead. Well I didn't count on it, but about a month ago Debbie (who works the desk, but isn't a secretary. She has the credentials to sell/file/process insurance, but mostly does secretary work) called me early one morning. She said Brian had left a box for me on his desk, and I could pick it up when I was around. I expected his even older work laptop which he keeps bolted to his office desk to be there, but instead it was he more recent one. It has nicks & such from wear, but he even had all the little twist-ties for the cords still in the box. I started having problems with my Shaglehod so I've been glad to have it (first it was forgetting my settings & failing at recognising my harddrives, then a svchost.exe problem with it using 100% CPU). I've mostly just played DMMd & used Twitter via Janetter though. My ACNL post was made with it though.

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As in my previous post, I got "Animal Crossing: New Leaf" on the 15TH. Now on those fears with it & on other things )

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As for my own Hallowe'en events, I've been doing a lot this year since I don't know how my health will be next year, et cetera, et cetera. I went to see the Kentville Pumpkin People (and need to go retake pictures of an inflatable handsom cab outside Greenwood after the pictures corrupted when I Moved instead of Copied with that svchost.exe error and the lag turned my external harddrive off). I have pictures, but I can't get enough of a feeling that it matters to upload them. I did upload some to Twitpic though { http://twitpic.com/photos/Lady_Noremon }. I've also been eating a lot of Hallowe'en doughs from Tim Horton's. They have Boston cream ones with sprinkles & a sugar print-out circle on them. I've mostly had the bat & black cat ones. My main plan is tonight though where I'm going to a haunted house at the MacDonald museum in Middleton. I have a costume for Clear from "DRAMATICAL Murder" together, but I didn't like how my old Killua wig looked, so I ordered a proper wig and as of yesterday it still hasn't arrived. It may be in the may mail this morning, but the mail doesn't get sorted until 10:30AM-ish. I really was excited to dress-up as Clear for the haunted house, but if the wig isn't there today I guess I'll go without a costume. If it's not there tomorrow I'll have to use the Killua one. I did wash it at least, so it's ready. Most of the costume is stuff I already had, so it isn't all that accurate, but I still am giddy about dressing-up as him. I couldn't afford a Avon S10 gas mask (and when I saw the cheaper i had to go to Halifax so responsibly didn't buy one then), but I did by a clear plastic umbrella. If I knew some near a military depot type store, I'd ask them to look for me. My mom thought she'd take me to Annapolis Royal on the 31ST (they go all out, and I thought since I'm short/young looking I could sneak a bit of trick-or-treating in too), but she couldn't get the day off work, so I guess I'm handing-out candy instead. I hung ghosts out in the chestnut tree yesterday, and have 2 pumpkins to carve today or tomorrow. I don't know what to carve in them :/ I usually design my own patterns.

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Well my ordered wig didn't arrive, so I wore my old Killua one. It didn't look the best, but it was better than nothing. I really enjoyed dressing-up as Clear. I'd actually like to do it more properly someday. The haunted house was kind of stupid & offensive (middle-school students acting like they thought mental patients would). Even the storyteller they had as terrible (I stayed for "The Yellow Ribbon" but then there was one about a man chopping limbs off his family's dog). But there was a lot on the first floor for little kids though, like face paint & macaroni art. I wore a gold opera mask for most of it because there was a bigger crowd than expected, and I didn't want to be recognised (a lot of the bullies I had in school now have kids & I worried they'd be there). I'm glad my mother decided to wait around because I was done with the place before 7:00PM :/ I did like the fake books they had stuck on the museum's gift shop shelves. One was like "How To Easily Train Your Black Cat" which made me think of my Lydie. And they gave me a purple (my favourite colour) glow bracelet at least. Also I seem to have snagged my white boots on something there because I had a hole in them when I got back, so I'm pissed about that too. My first time wearing them (I had to take the price tags off that day ffs), and I got them from Zellers years ago. There was all kinds of stuff in the hallways that brush against people, so I suspect that was what caused it (It looks like a cup hook mark).

Also I forgot that Tuesday I got my 2 pumpkins for jack-o'-lanterns, and while I was waiting for the seller's help (Avery's sells them by the pound up but no more than $5.00), a woman interrupted and snootily pointed at the 2 I had & goes "I want that one, and that one.". I told her I had already picked them out & was just waiting to pay, so she got right huffy & gave me dirty looks the whole time it took to pay/load them into the car. On Thursday afternoon I carved that Sock's (cute cat) pattern into one, but didn't know what to carve into the 2ND. I then remembered the screenshot of Clear when he punches the brainwashed Morpheus Ribstez members (I didn't want to do another gas mask where I carved 999!Zero last year, but I only had a few minutes before trick-or-treater time). So I went to print it off, but my printer decided to be out of ink. So I freehanded it instead by looking at the image on my 3DS for reference. Luckily since I've been making my own patterns for around 10 years, I know well how much space is needed to maintain integrity, et cetera, et cetera (that probably wasn't explained well). I'll try to get myself pumped enough to make a proper pattern of it someday. I haven't even uploaded my design from last year though.

As can be seen in the next entry, I decorated more, including a "Ghostbusters" singing ghost. That video was taken before I hung my window lights up (the ones I won in elementary school for a pumpkin I carved then), or got the Clear pumpkin set-up. I took pictures after though that I'll try to upload. I didn't get many of myself though. I didn't take the brats out for a walk in the morning as I planned to either, but I did put festive collars on them for an hour-ish. Lydia didn't have a good time this year, unlike last year. She acted very scared the whole evening, and I was even worried she'd have some sort of spell. She just wasn't herself until yesterday (Friday, November 1ST), and was tired all morning. I told her she wasn't a very good black Hallowe'en cat, but I was worried about her. Timid Nicki on the other hand was quite perky (and as can be seen in the next entry, still loves pumpkins). Minnow even ran outside while I was setting-up the Clear pumpkin. And surprised me by running to the vack door to come back in after I said to her that it wasn't a good time at all to escape (Hallowe'en).

On my way! on Twitpic Me in front of that hansom cab, on Twitpic Cat on Twitpic I freehanded a carving of Clear. #DMMd on Twitpic

I brought stuff in around 9:00PM, and reheated garlic fingers & got ready to watch the 1922 "Nosferatu". I had been drinking diluted perry most of the evening (after having it with supper), and had the rest with it too so got quite contently tipsy. I also ate cookies I had baked the day before (chocolate chip oatmeal with Reece's Pieces in them too). I love in the 1922 retelling that Jonathan kisses a picture of Nina (Mina) while scared in his room (right after the count menaced him by being weird about blood from a cut Jonathan had). I also love in the novel how he makes notes of trivial things to tell Mina, and being the character that types the diaries up she even keeps the notes in it. I dislike consensual/actively seeking each other Dracula/Mina, preferring my loyal light of all lights Mina (the Van Helsing conversation is where Lorrie's 'lights in the darkness' comes from). So it contents me that in the 1922 silent film they take it so far that she breaks the Nosferatu curse. I love Mina. Sure she can be stupid at times (not getting that of course Lucy could be wandering around in just her nightdress without shoes on), and cares too much about what people think. But she is so clever & level-headed. I know some people dislike her "I want to be an excellent wife & help my husband!", but I don't. Anyway, if you can see "Nosferatu" I recommend it. I bought it on DVD off ebay for about $3.00USD XD And just as I finished Tom really surprised me by inviting me to his New Leaf town for pieces of the Spooky set, so I got comfortable again & did. His villagers kept ambushing me (the Hallowe'en event was on in HoleTown, but I'd set my Nintendo 3DS clock back so Frampton's hadn't begun yet). I ended-up running from them from place to place like from monsters. Limburgh(sp?) & Teddy still changed part of my outfit into the patchwork set though. My lovely cute outfit :( (white lily, purple glasses, beaded top, black formal skirt, black stockings, & black tasselled loafers). I did buy a princess dress & other cute things in HoleTown though. I still haven't done the Hallowe'en event in Frampton though. Too tired Thursday, hopped-up on muscle relaxants Friday, so may get to today. I'm not feeling the game enough to really go out of my way, so :/

"And when he had crossed the bridge, the phantoms came t... on Twitpic Oh, *gawh*! 1922!Jonathan kissing a picture of Nina [Mina] wh... on Twitpic The iconic scene. "The master is dead!" #Nosferatu on Twitpic I visited HoleTown & @PopeRichardCory's kept chasing... on Twitpic

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I also finally did the Hallowmas & Liberation Of Night events )

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Lastly I guess I'll ramble about the findings with Dr. Saunders. The X-rays showed that the bone may not connect right, but is inmgood shape & not worn down/deteriorated as I feared. She also found that my sternocleidomastoid & masseter muscles are hella tight, like she compared the neck ones to guitar or cello strings made of meat. She doesn't know if the tightness is caused my the jaw irritation or the tightness causes the increased irritation. But any way she put me on a soft food diet (which I've mostly been following, except for chewy bread/crust, and notice when I don't follow it. Like I had something sticky earlier in the week and felt how much my muscles hurt when I used my tongue to get it off my teeth), and wrote me a referral for massage therapy to try to loosen the muscles. She also recommended a bite plate to try, but at $1,200+ dollars for something that might not help and isn't covered by my insurance, I'm going to pass on it--I don't want one anyway. If massage therapy doesn't work she has that I should talk with Dr. Saxon about injections for pain & also Botox to help the muscles. I'm also to stay on my Vimovo for inflammation. She doesn't think surgery should be thought of until I've tried a lot of other things, so we'll see. The surgery would be to break & align my jaw how it should be in the left socket. But it'd also be $10,000-ish & hella painful with other risks. At least the instances where I'd lose hearing & be unable to eat have been fewer now. Dr. Saunders also felt something like a cyst in my neck where I've been having trouble, but Dr. Ruddy doesn't think it needs treatment as it is.

I also got my knee brace ordered from Sole's Provider, but haven't gone to pick it up (because I'm waiting for a refund from SunLife so I'll have the funds). I also finally broke-down and got lenses of my new prescription put in my old spare frames. I haven't been able to find eyeglass frames I like, so at least I liks my spares & only wore them a few times. My right eye (my 'good' eye, my left has an astigmatism. I'm also nearsighted) has gotten worse since my last examination & I have had trouble reading books in this dark old house, so now I can see better. I had my last pair of eyeglasses since 2007 (but had examinations after that, though the prescriptions expired due to me not finding frames). I still need to get the nose piece replaced with something like my old pair though, as this is a bit too tall & I see it out of the corner of my eye and think my glasses are dirty/I've got Kleenex snagged in it.

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Oh and we had a rain & wind storm Thursday & Friday so I doubt I'll get to go to that corn maze this year because it's probably been flattened/ruined by said storm.

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I've uploaded some pictures & linked to the PhotoBucket album in the next post after this.
ladynoremon: (Boy Blue)
Since Photobucket is changing over tomorrow (I hate 'infinite scroll'), I went through & uploaded a bunch of photographs I had been meaning to for ages (some since 2011), or that were uploaded on my Facebook. For some reason scrambling filenames turned itself back on (I had disabled it as soon as it could be), but I only noticed after I had uploaded over 500 pictures :/

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Nicki in a party hat
Nicolas' 2ND Birthday (2012) ► { http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss138/lady_noremon/for%20LiveJournal/05-05-2012/ }

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{ http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss138/lady_noremon/for%20LiveJournal/03-12-2013/ }
Which includes:

minnow daffodil sakura
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Cherry Blossoms ► { http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss138/lady_noremon/for%20LiveJournal/03-12-2013/Flowers/Cherry%20Blossoms/ }

Custom Patent Scrutinizer
Peacock Stuff ► { http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss138/lady_noremon/for%20LiveJournal/03-12-2013/peacock%20stuff/ } (like the desk set I got from the old The Inside Story Bookstore)

EXTERMINATE
Hal-Con 2011 ► { http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss138/lady_noremon/for%20LiveJournal/03-12-2013/Hal-Con%202011/ }

Minnow in Christmas-sy best
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Window display at the Salvation Army Thrift Store Robin cookie Me & Lydia The Dante & Nero pillow Douchette gave me in 2011
Holidays 2011 ► { http://s569.photobucket.com/albums/ss138/lady_noremon/for%20LiveJournal/03-12-2013/holidays%202011/ }

my giraffe bowl from when I was little
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ALSO here again are the clothes I am trying to give away, or find a charity to donate to where they will actually be given to people instead of sold. They are all in great condition, most only washed and never worn (I lost weight or lost interest), or still with the tags on them.

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ladynoremon: (Minnow)
Firstly here is Lydia yawning (recorded with my RAZR):



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As I mentioned before, I took my 3 brats out for little walks on Saturday.:

"Yesterday I took my 3 brats out for 10 minute walks. I had hoped for a repeat of last year's adorableness in the autumn leaves, but Minnow is the only one that briefly pounced on anything. I have 3 videos from it/them to upload to YouTube once they convert. I had a hard time getting them to even go out though D: Minnow got harnessed fine, but then ran up stairs and hid. Nicolas was freaked-out that he was going to the vets' again.--So I let him walk where he wanted instead of carrying him to the front lawn where the leaves are. Lydia thought that I wanted to play chase with her, and ran up-and-down the stairs and bounced all over the place not letting me catch her. However once all of them were outside, they were fine! Lydia is probably the vest to walk as she doesn't squirm if I have to pick her up."

3 videos of walking cats & me rambling... )

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And yesterday (Monday) I took Minnow for a very small one, and Nicolas for an over an half hour one. I wasn't planning on, but my mom had just washed their sweaters, and I just put them on to see if they had shrunk any. Well Minnow ran right to the door & started meowing, so I had to take her out. But once outside she just sat on the stump of the old crab-apple tree & ate grass. It wasn't very cold out (though it looked like it would rain) so I was content to just sit or stand and let Nick do his own thing until it started getting dark.

The rest of the pictures & video can be found {HERE}

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Here is a picture of a robin:

I love watching them hop all over our lawns, getting into scuffles, and looking at people like 'Whut?'. I know ours (Nova Scotia's) aren't robin-robins, but I think the North American robins have better eyeliner :P

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I've also been doing that "Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward" countdown thing I mentioned. I've just drawn Zero & Ace, but as long as I can keep calm and enjoying it, I should be fine. Today/Tomorrow is Snake, but I really am not looking forward to his intricate jacket. Why do you wear such a ridiculous to draw jacket, Snake?

I plan to make an entry with all 9 (maybe 10) drawings when I finish, but here:

Zero → { http://twitpic.com/b4ake6 }

Ace → { http://twitpic.com/b4ll62 }

My point is to get them done, so I'm just doing that cute style with flat colouring. I use Standard layers so the white cutout background isn't needed, but I think things 'pop' more/I like it. To colour Ace took me 1 hour, 40 minutes.
ladynoremon: (Doctor -walk alone-)
I tried to write an entry on Friday, but I couldn't finish it, so I tried yesterday and just gave up. Maybe it will get done, or I'll post what I got, but this will do. I've pretty much said all I was going to post elsewhere anyway (Plurk/Twitter/Facebook). I had a crappy week, and Thanksgiving made me feel like it doesn't matter if I'm alive or dead to most, and that feeling has yet to bugger off.

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→Last Friday I went to visit Douchette for the first time in 2 months. We warched "Hudson Hawk" [Davis Caruso (Horatio) played a mute disguise artist named Kit-Kat], and played "You Don't Know Jack" & I played "Sorcery" (a PlayStation Move game with Erline the annoying/mean cow). I earned 13 PSN trophies (my PSN is 'Lady_Noremon' or whatever my LJ profile links to). We ate a Subway submarine sandwich, and almost a whole lasagna. I also injured my arm after using the Move controller so much and had to wear my arm brace for most of the following week.

→Thanksgiving was awful. )

→I got an appointment with my family doctor to get my MRI results, and to talk about my circulation (vein problems run in my family, and I've developed 2 spider veins on my leg, been having numbness, & not been able to keep warm.). I also called the physiotherapy department to make an appointment now that I've had my MRI. Well the one working the desk couldn't find my file. After a lot of searching she found it in the 'to discharge' folder, listed as the day I called in sick. So pretty much my new physiotherapist tried to discharge me :/ Which did not help my value level very much at all. I mentioned here before that she called me out-of-the-blue wanting to discharge me after only 1 appointment with her & booking another. I know that they have all of Pat's patients to deal with now, but for fuck sakes. I'm going to see what my results are & how Friday's session goes, but I think I'll request another reassignment (though the one I have is who Patrick thought would be best). I can't 'shop around' much though because I'm in a rural area, and my treatments need to be in a hospital for my provincial health insurance to cover it.

→Nicki had his recheck and it was excellent. So I got his innoculations & was very, very as ease. But right after those telephone calls (doctor/physio') Nicolas had an accident on the table. So I called the vets' and was told to come pick-up another round of those pills he was on since his physical examination was so great. Hopefully this will help :( But June really, really upset me when as I was getting back in the car after getting the ($7) pills, she said that I probably should have Nick put down as it has been expensive. He has a urinary tract problem, that now that it's been caught, that if he eats his food will have no impact on his quality of life, FFS.

→Yesterday I took my 3 brats out for 10 minute walks. I had hoped for a repeat of last year's adorableness in the autumn leaves, but Minnow is the only one that briefly pounced on anything. I have 3 videos from it/them to upload to YouTube once they convert. I had a hard time getting them to even go out though D: Minnow got harnessed fine, but then ran up stairs and hid. Nicolas was freaked-out that he was going to the vets' again.--So I let him walk where he wanted instead of carrying him to the front lawn where the leaves are. Lydia thought that I wanted to play chase with her, and ran up-and-down the stairs and bounced all over the place not letting me catch her. However once all of them were outside, they were fine! Lydia is probably the vest to walk as she doesn't squirm if I have to pick her up.

→I plan to do countdown pictures for "Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward" like [livejournal.com profile] ahnjehleehn, only using "9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors" characters as I don't know the VLR cast very well [I'm hoping to like Dio & Sigma though, and Cloooooover (older than in 999 though, but she's Snake's little sister :} )]. I've been blah today so I've yet to scan or colour my little Zero doodle yet, or start Ace for tomorrow. I'm just doing doodles though in that little cute style because it already is daunting enough D: Zero's gasmask is frustrating to draw. I'm also saddened that the game comes out on the 24TH, and not the 20TH as I had thought :/

→I'm not looking forward to LiveJournal's new posting page. I like the drop-down lists, and the new page hates my crappy Internet & old computer :[ (I'm trying to edit some entries before, like I unlocked one last night).

→I'm getting less ignored on Twitter, but still enough that I feel like I'm tweeting to air or myself. I'm also still too scared to check the main stream usually, because I don't want to know who's not there anymore. I know the Blocks were from people I cared about, but I don't know all of who, and I don't want to either which is why I haven't used Friend Or Follow's service in over a year. Withdrawing off online wasn't the right thing to do, being sociable isn't the right thing to do, so I just don't know anymore.

→I feel like a pariah.

→I have some timed tweets I set-up back in March when I still had hope, and wasn't as scared. But now I'm scared that by letting even "I hope you have a fantastic day" to someone on their birthday will lead to Blocking. But there is nothing I can do, as I reinstalled TweetDeck, but it won't let me log-in. I even tried the web & Google Chrome versions, but I cannot log-in there either. It isn't my password, because entering something else gives a wrong or bad password error. I'm not planning on using TweetDeck anymore anyway, but it just means that any Scheduled Tweets are going to tweet. I'm worried most about the one for the 28TH, and sm thinking about deactivating my account for that day, but I don't know if that would even work--I'm also scared that it might be seen as a reason to go about deleting things (if they haven't already been as I'm too terrified to check now. I posted "Watching The Detectives" with the mobile site even).

→"The Mentalist" is on tonight, and I worry about Jane even more after last week's episode. But Jane & the rabbit was adorable, and had an Alice feel (and I liked that it was a brown rabbit instead of a white)!
ladynoremon: (Minn)
Today Minnow Tora Dumphy turned 8 years-old!~♪



Next month on the 20TH will be the anniversary of scooping her up from that barn, but today we had a little 'party' for her. It wasn't as fancy as the one we had for Lydia (which I STILL need to make a post on :/), mostly since I haven't managed to get to a mall or to New Minas, eventhough I expected to before now. But I did make her a little hat (which I forgot to take a picture of her wearing), give her a new toy, and gave all 5 cats a treat of a can of tuna. Then her & Nicki were tied on the nice green lawn for about an hour in the sunshine.


Minnow on the day I brought her here! So tiny and not!orangey. The people had advertised that it was a litter of 'grey tiger kittens', which it was not a litter of. There was one marked like her only a boy, an all grey kitten, and a little girl. The couple's son got on his hands-and-knees to pull the girl out of an empty lawn mower box. As soon as I held her she latched onto my shirt and made a tiny cry. So though he said that there was another kitten around, I stated that I was going to take the one I was holding. She sat on my lap in my shirt & hat (I used to wear button-up shirts & a bucket hat) all the way home. She huddled under a blanket when I sat her on my bed, and hid from Wendy, Belle, & Molly.

More Pictures Under Here )


{THE REST OF THE PICTURES CAN BE FOUND HERE}


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I also posted a drabble to commemorate Cassius getting Saunder 2 years ago. It can be read here, but it is Custom FriendS' Locked. I know there isn't much point in keeping Lorel gender things locked now, but it is still ambigious on first glance. If you'd like to read it, I can e-mail it or something though!
ladynoremon: (Howard Jones)
Here is a picture from the other night of Minnow & Lydia:



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And here are some taken from our dining room window of a sunset & snow from yesterday:



7 more under here )

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Apologises for the large pictures, but I can't really edit their size from my 3DS (I turned my now dusted Shaglehod back off).
ladynoremon: (Kio -serious-)
I wasn't going to make another post until I had beaten Spirit Tracks, but I have decided to make a follow-up to my last entry.

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Minnow's appointment went well. She has actually gained more weight, which is what I was dreading, but besides that she is fantastic. Well she does need to take this awful smelling, meat flavoured antibiotic paste to try and clear-up some sores on her chin. Fleas were awful this year, and though the cats have now all been defleaed, Minnow gouged under her chin. I had tried mixing the antibiotic in her food, and with tuna (she only has to take 2ML a day), but she refused to eat either (and the other cats wanted to eat it).--So I am having to give it to her the hard way -__-

But Lydia started having that racking cough again, so she needed to go on meds again too. So between Minnow, Minnow's food, and Bratface, I owed over $200--Which is about all I have for a whole month. Luckily I had my GST [Nova Scotians get a refund every 4 months on some taxes. It is usually about $60-ish (a bit more if you are very low income)], but things are still quite tight now. Though it should be fine eventually/next month. But though I hate doing so, it did prompt me to go about asking for refunds on some commissions I paid for, but that never were done.

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And on my test results. Well they did show that my kidneys are fine. That was what the suspected cause was (relatedly; I may have mentioned here before that mine are about the size of, and development of a 12 year-old). So now my doctor doesn't really know what is up, leading to me spending Friday morning at SMH for even more tests. Also I am awaiting a call for an ultrasound appointment. Now to be honest this isn't really phasing me at all. I do dread the waiting & the long!ass drives, but I am not really too perturbed by possible sickness. I'm not saying that I want to be sick or anything like that; just that with all thd rest of the crap going-on, it just really doesn't add much/bother me. But it probably isn't anything major anyway, now that the kidney thing has been ruled-out!
Read more... )
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In un-health related news, I just finished the Byrne fight in Spirit Tracks. So not much of the game is left, and I don't really know what I will do for after. I do have a few side-quest-y bits that I can do outside of the main story though. I just started buying the Golden Train for one thing. I just need 1 Dragon Scale, 1 Regal Ring, & 3(4) Gold Pieces to have all the cars for it. I bought the Brawny Cannon & the Golden Freight last night. It doesn't look as nice as the Golden Ship from Phantom Hourglass though. That was all really shiney with purple gem accents. But my favourite set from that was the Iron set. A boat with a drill on it! But back to Spirit Tracks I beat the 2ND Slippery Station course, gave up on the 3RD after getting RIGHT AT THE DOOR repeatedly and failing. I also have-I think-like 26 rabbits, & 5 Force Gem warping portals (which I call A, B, C, D, & E). Lastly I just need 3 more Stamps to be done one of my favourite side-quests.

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So yeah; I'll probably post again once I beat it, and I'll probably also be able to have the results from thesd tests by then too. And my brats will probably be all well again--As long as no-one catches the chest infection from Lyd :/ (Because Nicki passed around something in the Summer that took awhile to get rid of)

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I forgot to mention that I am pissed-off, and in a bit of shock over MegaUpload. It is a site that I frequently used, and I had quite a few videos up on MegaVideo.--I was actually going to upload/e-mail a video I took for someone the next time I was on. Now I'll have to .RAR & split it to use with MediaFire :<

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Oh, and happy Year of the Dragon! I was born in 1988~ I already bought my yearly Canada Post stamps (I have been collecting since I was in high school) :3
ladynoremon: (Pierrot)
It is a little after 4AM, and again I cannot seem to fall back asleep. So when I get up I may regret posting this, but for now here is an entry posted from my 3DS.

I have a rather long entry before this, but I have yet to recombine the continuing comments to the entry, so I still have it set to Private. But given my actual now physical aversion to even turning my Shaglehod on-let alone going online-I may not actually get around to doing such (...took me 2 weeks before I ordered a new card-reader...). The gist is basically; I love my 3DS, I visited Douchette, we got a ridiculous score in "Noby Noby Boy", "Braid" ruined my good mood, and then there was venting. Not that anyone really cares if I make LiveJournal entries or not though.

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Since then my set of posters from Nintendo arrived in the mail (I traded-in 400 Club Nintendo coins for a set of 3 The Legend of Zelda posters). I don't know how I would take pictures of them though since they are so very huge. Even the smallest is far too huge for that back-up Persona 4 frame, 'in any case'. I have them stogged(sp?) in their poster tube upstairs in storage for now. And I hung a wall calendar from the Chinese restaurant at Greenwood Mall where I was going to hang the 1986-2007 poster. Year of the Dragon~

Yeah, when I posted before I had just beat the Snow Temple. Since then I have beat the Ocean Temple, the Fire Temple, Snowdrift Station, and am now just at the 15(?) floor of the Tower of Spirits. Whatever the one is that you go to after restoring the Fire Spirit Tracks. It took years for me to get up to/feel like starting it, but I am really enjoying it so far. The Legend of Zelda games are my favourite series of games. They have a way of making me feel hella good at them, they have a linear difficulty/puzzle progression, they have a recurring canon (never the same story, sometimes a retelling though, but there is always races or bits in all of them), and Link in many ways is an underdog (in Ocarina of Time he was an outcast even). I prefer the 'top-down' style ones though. I have a bad sense of direction in 3-D games (and in real life!), so I tend to spend a lot of my time wandering around, looking at the map, and getting turned-around/confused. That mixed with my love to explore is why I have never gotten very far with Majora's Mask :< I also get very creeped-out with under water things, and top-down has a better atmosphere with them. I blame "Ecco the Dolphin", MGS3, and a special I watchec on poisonous water snakes I watched when I was little for it. I am freaked-out by sharks, eels, water snakes (but not land snakes!), alligators, crocodiles, leeches, piranhas, etc., plus the dark eeriness of deep water. There is a room in OoT's Water Temple where you have to get a small key, but the room is like only a few squares large and full of Shell Blades (giant, mostly impervious, clams). You drop into the room and arw immediately swarmed & attacked by these snapping enemies. I don't think you have the Iron Boots yet, so you keep floating up, and the ceiling is mostly grates. I remember playing it late at night & it may be less worst than I remember (but I still dread the Water Temple in the 3DS remake!). Twilight Princess has Skullfish that also give me the creeps, and to make it worse you can catch them with the Fishing Rod for a close-up. They kinda remind me of the things from "Sonic the Hedgehog 3" that grab your feet and weigh you down in the 2nd level. But anyway, Spirit Tracks' water-themed level actually had a plant!Boss. And that 'toon!Link' games usually have bright colours/a tropical feel, even the underwater train ride down there wasn't too bad. Fucking Dark Trains & that shielded one though. I much prefer fighting the tanks/pirates than having to flee/avoid those things.

I find driving around so slow with the train tedious though, and I spent my play time Saturday just doing various side/fetch-quests to get them out of the way. I didn't feel like playing all day yesterday though, so I think I might have made myself tired with it. I still have a few I want to finish before going back to the Tower of Spirits, since usually they add more Dark Trains to the map each time I finish a level in it. I also worry that like in Phantom Hourglass, & Twilight Princess, getting all the side collection things really won't matter. Spent the whole game collecting bugs, or ship parts, and there really wasn't any point :( And having to blow into the microphone to use the Spirit Flute & Whirlwind (bring back the Gust Jar!) is hard for those of us with lower lung capacity! There are a few other things that bug me too, but 4AM!brain-farting. Linebeck III is fantastical though~ (Becky is one of my all time favourite Zelda characters, & his grandson is wonderful too.)

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In other news I take Minnow for her yearly check-up & booster shots today. I worry that she hasn't lost anymore weight.--she has only lost 1 pound. And tomorrow I go about my test results *bah*.

*hearts*

Dec. 20th, 2010 02:09 am
ladynoremon: (Waya&Isumi)
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ladynoremon: (Minn)
So, Minnow has had an irritated eye this week, but I gave it a few days and have been keeping it clean. I made an appointment Wednesday for today, and I also scheduled it for her yearly check-up [it was due for the 2nd of December, so easier & less expensive to do it all together].

So we got there, and I love that she is so well behaved on her leash, that I don;t need to use a cage. I like that she can see what is going on around her, and such. Yes, I trained my cat to walk on a leash.

Here she is sitting in the chair waiting for Dr. Spicer to see us:

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Well, she has gained a bunch of weight this past year. I blame some of it on getting Nicolas, and some on her stealing kitten food whenever she gets a chance. Nicki also is able to rip bags open, along with Minnow being able to open drawers/doors, so it is hard to keep her just eating twice a day D:

I have a 13.4lb fur-child :/

So, yeah about her eye. I had suspected that Nicki might of scratched her, and this turned-out to be the case. After cleaning it, and giving her a dye test, Dr. Spicer discovered a tiny scratch on her eye. So I am to put an antibiotic ointment on it every 8 hours for a week-10 days, and bring her in if it gets worse in the meantime. Minnow is not enthused.

Minn, also got her Feline Leukemia booster vaccination, and had herself looked-over. She has excellent clear eyes [besides the scratch/irritation (love her lovely, huge green eyes)], a gorgeously healthy coat, her teeth are good, and heart/temperature/breathing is all fine. So *knock on wood* I won't have to take her back for another year.

After the vets', June & I had to do some errands, so Minn-tiddles went with us. Being an excellent cat, she had free-roam of the back seat/trunk [we have a station-wagon]. She was so well behaved!

Here she is going "What is that?" out the window to a gas pump:

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And the following is a few more pictures of our outing:

Waiting in the car, while I was off doing some banking,
Sitting on the back of the seat, while June is paying for gas. She reminds me of a furry [but not -that- kind of furry D:] rooster when she perches on the back seat...and randomly meows,
Back home.

My Mom was VERY AWESOME and surprised me by paying for the check-up/needle beforehand, as an early Christmas present! So I only had to spend $37.17CAD~ Now I can order "Last Window: The Secret of Cape West"/"Hotel Dusk: The Last Window" [I had taken my early Christmas money to pay for Minn] :3

Minnow~

Nov. 2nd, 2010 06:21 pm
ladynoremon: (Minn)
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