I'm in a good mood. I went to the book store today looking for books about Mars Exploration, but there wasn't ANYTHING! Just something about robotic missions to Mars, which isn't what I want to learn about at all! So I went on Amazon and ordered a couple books that have more relevance.
I spent tonight doing laundry (really grubby sheets!) and collecting four transcripts into one email that I sent off to one of my distributors. I had a really hard time finding the transcript for Sight, because I wrote it on a totally different computer (my mother's) AND at the time it was named something completely different, Blindness. I like Sight better. Anyway, I finally have it, renamed and edited to what the narrative actually says in the video.
I'm glad my sheets are clean.
I am getting a little bit of a cold. My throat has had a tickle all day. This morning I sounded awful, like a croaky frog.
My Grandma was in the hospital over Christmas. It was really awkward, because some of us (including myself) thought this was it! The end! She was gonna die and we would all be sad. It was getting hard going to the hospital all the time to see her, it takes a lot out of you. But she got discharged today. My Grandpa was super lonely while she was gone, so he's pretty glad she is home. I didn't want to tell people "My Grandma is dying!" But I did say that to one friend, she said she would keep her in her prayers, so today when Grandma got released I told her her prayers must have worked!
I know my Grandparents won't be around forever though. They are well into their nineties.
My throat!!!! Ugh I hate being sick! What has me freaking out is yesterday they moved Grandma to a different room in the hospital, and it turns out someone in that room (there were four beds) was under quarantine. SO why the fuck was he in a room with other people? Someone raised a fuss and got him moved to a private room, but now I am paranoid that I caught something or Grandma caught something. Quarantine is serious! Why the hell was he in a room with three other people AND their visitors?
I'm now in my bed, with my warm clean sheets and my content sleeping pup. Just before Mum went to bed she told me that they found a baby bear, who seems to have been away from his mom for two months! And he was really skinny, and they found him in a chicken coop, but he didn't hurt any of the chickens! They gave him oatmeal with honey, because milk is too rich for his poor starved little tummy.
BEARS! I love bears. I have this thing where if I hear about animal abuse I feel really small and upset and have to hug my dog, so sometimes I read about bear bile farms and it's super upsetting! I try to avoid reading about animal abuse. I really hate when people post shit about it on facebook with pictures because it is SUPER triggering for me, and there's no way to avoid it except for hiding it. But when something is in your head you can't get it out.
I'm way too sensitive to be living in a world like this. I can't even bring myself to watch Blackfish. I can't even believe I read Where The Red Fern Grows when I was a kid! That is a SUPER UPSETTING BOOK! Right up there with Old Yeller. Sometimes I can't even watch the news.
Oh yeah, anyway, I went to the bookstore today. I couldn't find my Mars books, so I got Writing the Science Fiction Film, Gentrification of the Mind, and Best Lesbian Erotica 2013. I read some of the Gentrification book, which is super good, but now I'm in bed which means I am switching to my sexy thoughts time so I think I will read Best Lesbian Erotica 2013. Maybe I should charge my vibrator as well.
I love bringing new books home. There is this moment where you want to dive into them, they are like new worlds floating around in between pages. I have lots of books I haven't read yet actually, and I should.
Best Lesbian Erotica! I haven't gotten one of these since 1996! Holy crap! That is also the year I graduated high school. Lezzzzzbians! I hope this book is good.
So many things to do in the next while. I'm glad tomorrow is a Regular Day and not a freakin' Sunday or a Holiday! So tired of holiday hours! I need to get Little Mister in for a shave too, he's super shaggy! And he's got long fur in front of his penis that keeps getting peed on, and then he has a little weird dog pee smell to him. Poor Little Mister! He got a bath, but that only does so much. And his nails are clickety clacking all on the floor. I read an article yesterday about how certain dog breeds need regular grooming, and that at minimum they should be groomed twice a year, because this groomer sometimes sees dogs that only get groomed ONCE a year and they get super matted and have awful painful nails and it is really awful. I can't imagine someone letting their pet get so far gone. Little Mister gets groomed about four times a year. Every season he needs a tune up, shave, nails clipped, bathed, he looks cute! And they put a bandana on him.
What I really want to know though is this, where does dog bandana cloth come from???? Cause it's really obviously made just for dog bandanas, it will like, have little bones on it, or dogs waving Canadian flags if it's around Canada Day, or like, Christmas or Halloween related dog themes. Like a dog popping out of a pumpkin or something. Once he got a flamey bandana, he looked very smart! But really, there's a whole market for printed cloth for dog bandanas.
Little Mister is too gender normative, I want to find Dog Nailpolish and do his nails when he comes home from the groomers. I think a pink or a red would look cute!