My sister’s cat only really pays attention to me when she can’t get my sister’s attention or she isn’t home. She sticks to Alison like glue except for the 9 weeks I was home but the minute Alison came home from work she was stuck on her.
She is a very funny cat and sometimes in the middle of the night when she can’t wake Ali up she will come down the hall to see if I will wake up and pay attention to her. She likes to lie on me and nudge my hand until I pet her. Or she will drape herself over my hips and if I turn over, she rides me like a log roller.
Last night was a first, for me. She brings her toys to bed and plops them on Alison to see if she will throw them and Alison wakes up with mice in her bed. She has never done that to me until last night. I knew she was in bed with me about 1:30am because I woke up enough to pet her when she shoved her nose under my hand and stuck her cold nose in my neck at one point.
But I was restless the rest of the night but not awake enough to see if my sheets were bundled up under me but I was not aware I was playing Princess and the Pea. When I made my bed this morning there was a black mouse in my bed. Mystery solved, small black toy mice = restless sleep.
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Despite the fact that trans activists are diligently trying to lower the age of consent for cross sex hormones and surgeries, as a general rule children under 18 in the US cannot access these “treatments” without parental consent (Oregon being a notable exception). I have argued that even 18 is too young to make such permanent decisions, given that executive function skills are not well developed until the early 20s.
But there is another, equally important reason to question medical transition for adolescent girls. According to several peer-reviewed studies (which I will be discussing in detail in this post),
- 95-100% of girls who “persist” in gender dysphoria at adolescence are same-sex attracted; these girls are typically offered cross-sex hormones by age 16, and surgeries as young as 18.
- The typical age that a young lesbian has her first sexual experience and/or claims her sexual orientation is between the ages of…
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Goddess, give me the strength and energy to survive
This Mercury Retrograde
Give me the patience of water wearing at a rock
The quick relentless energy of the red squirrel
The stick- to-it-veness of a lichen
The intelligence of the blue whale
The ability to rise from the mud of a lotus
The impassiveness when dealing with rude, stupid people of a redwood
The strength of an oak tree
The force when necessary of an octopus
And the ability to adapt of a chameleon.
Give me peace
Give me grace
Give me calmness in the face of exaggerated crisis mode
On the part of others
Let me be grounded
Let me be flexible
Let me have the ability to let things pass around me
And on to somewhere else
Goddess help me.
Yesterday we finally got the check for my mom’s storage unit that I have been paying on since before she died 8 years ago. Public Storage never told me to change it to my name so when they sold it because I couldn’t pay during my surgery time. They sold it for a lot so they were supposed to give me the money but they made the first check out to my mom even though everything said in care of me. They refused to answer for 2 months after giving me the run around about power of attorney and probate, neither of which apply. So we sent back the notarized paperwork saying we were the only heirs last week.
Yesterday I tried to cash it and my bank that I have been with for 37 years, only because they kept buying the bank I was with, refused to cash it even though it was in my name because it also said “to the estate of”. I finally after getting furious got them to agree they would cash it if I had a copy of her death certificate.
I had to walk to the bank twice from work once at lunch and my knee was killing me and the bus that goes there from work left early at lunch and then after work, I had a copy of the death cert in my desk, luckily, and missed that bus too. I found I can still walk a 15 minute mile even with my cane. And I got there 15 minutes before closing and they started to give me heat again until the higher manager signed off after telling them it might be time to move my account to the bank across the street which was the issuing bank of the damn check. So they finally cashed it and put a hold on half of it but I got the rent money and will now use it to pay my car repairs and registration. What a frigging pain.
There is a See’s candy store that I have no business being in, next door to my bank. I bought chocolate I deserved it. Bordeaux bars to be exact, if you have never had See’s candy, it’s the best and I love the Bordeaux items. : “One of our most requested candies, See’s Milk Bordeaux™ is a heavenly blend of creamy brown sugar covered in milk chocolate and decorated with chocolate rice.”
Just what a diabetic needs, not! But damn I earned it and I still had to walk back to work to catch the bus and then walk home. The Diabetic nurse at the doctor’s told me once that a 20 minute walk will lower blood sugar substantially, I had that beat to hell and back yesterday but I bought chicken for dinner to up the protein too on the way home when I got off the bus.
Should you want to try them yourself here is the link. I think See’s is only in CA unless you find it in an airport gift shop; http://www.sees.com/ A See’s sucker was the only way mom could get me to the doctor or to take many of the foul tasting medicines I had to take as a kid. And I went to the doctor a lot. It’s not fun growing up with disabilities, there had better be a reward for the torture.
Anyway, Mercury Retrograde is off to a rousing start. I hate being a double Gemini sometimes