So I managed to not get Covid from my trip a while back to Pechanga so that’s a plus. But this weekend is my great niece’s 4th birthday party. My niece and her husband just moved back to So Cal from Nor Cal and they bought a very nice house in a place called Rancho Cucamonga. Anyway, it’s only family being invited but that thing is everywhere isn’t it?
M’s sister lives in ND and her husband just got diagnosed with it (not to be confused with M’s half sister who also lives in ND whose husband died of Covid in November). He’s miserable but mostly okay with his biggest complaint being his back pain from it. She has tested negative so far.
This is their cat, Mr. Kitty
Don’t be fooled by that cute face. He’s a serial killer of mice and rabbits.
Speaking of cats, here is ours, in her pampered pink blanket she loves
Tomorrow is the last flash for January (I know Monday is January but I explain that in tomorrow’s flash post).
Otherwise, we keep plugging along here. I don’t remember if I mentioned M being laid off last February (got a new job in June) but the old job asked M back you can believe it. It’s more money than the current job, but I have concerns and hope that taking that old job again is the right decision. But M wanted to.
I’m still working from home indefinitely which is the way I like it these days. Have an overnight trip planned in mid-Feb, and then a longer one in March and then relatives come for a visit in April over Easter. So much is going on!
In other exciting news, I may be going to the Star Trek convention this year in Vegas in August. It’s a long way off and anything can change including a certain Spock actor COULD cancel, but right now Quinto is scheduled to be there for the first time ever. Trying not to be too excited because as I said a lot can change in the many months until then.
My updates of current WIPS are going swimmingly and I know you’ve been enjoying them so I appreciate the support.
January 27, 2022 at 3:56 pm
I am freakin’ surrounded by COVID everywhere, so it seems. Not me. Not my family. But it’s just everywhere. So far all of them are recovering and never were hospitalized. So whew.
So I’m especially glad you didn’t catch on your trip, cause I don’t trust ANYWHERE.
My 3 cents worth (inflation, ya know) – I’d NEVER go back to any company that laid me off, no matter what they offered/promised, because they’ve already proven what they stand for. You know what I say, anyone who will hit you once will hit you again. Fortunately I’m 1200 miles away and M can’t smack me for my opinion. And wow, have I been known to be wrong. I have a history/proven track record there, so….. Wish M good luck wherever they end up. There’s no way, though, to get big enough raise to wipe out the inflation spending of the past few months. Unless they REALLY REALLY want M.
I remember how very much 2 years ago you hated the idea of working from home. I’m so glad now you see the merits of it – and saving all that tension and stress driving in your traffic to/from work. And not having to wait for anyone else. And more free time to write!! (You knew my selfishness was gonna come into play there).
Mr. Kitty is definitely kin to Liberty. They favor very much. Lib’s hair was twice that long though. I know – I still, months later, find it in corners. I have no idea if Lib has become a serial mouse or anything else killer because he gets fed too well for that to come into play.
I mean, Scarlett eventually pulled turnips out of the ground. I’d rather starve. But hopefully I’ll never have to prove that.
Luna is so wonderful! I love those shades of pink and green together, and they’re definitely Luna’s colors too!
You know how yesterday’s surprise flash is a rock I would die on. And today’s IDOJ update. I’m in ivan fic heaven – an even higher level this month. 😇😇😇
January 27, 2022 at 4:08 pm
It is everywhere, I know so many who have it now. Mostly mildish thank god but still
I agree on the job and I have to tell you that I tried to say that M should stay at the new job but I was overruled. Sigh. I just hope it works out, because I feel exactly like YOU do on this.
Ah Lib and Mr. Kitty are brothers from another mother lol. He’s nicer than Lib and less afraid but yeah he loved to kill things and present them to his mommy! ha ha
We realized just yesterday we got Lu (one of Luna’s many nicknames) in January 2013. Time flies!!! She’s the sweetest thing.
I was SO against working from home and now I wouldn’t change it for ANYTHING. I love it
IDJ is definitely more fun to write than some of the others! 🙂
January 27, 2022 at 8:25 pm
Why is Zach in LA? I thought he was doing broadway and went back home.
If he’d talk Chris into going, I’d borrow money and go myself. ‘Would you rob a shop? ANYTHING’
January 27, 2022 at 8:30 pm
Not sure but I had heard rumors he was in LA again a few weeks ago, so I think this is his time in LA and the he’ll go back to NYC later in the year again
Broadway is pretty much closed again I think
January 27, 2022 at 8:37 pm
how could they be so all over the place together as literally best friends forever and then slam the door and NEVER a pic with them. Or even a rumor they talk to each other or are still friends. They’re either VERY close. Or very NOT close. I guess if we get ST 4 we’ll kind of find out. Or maybe that was all a ruse for publicity? I don’t see how. How they could do what they did and look at each other as they did and it all just be a kirk/spock friendship publicity stunt.
January 27, 2022 at 8:39 pm
I suspect they do see each other. I don’t know where I saw it now but I thought I saw something about them being at dinner together a few weeks back with that Patrick dude and someone else, I forget who, there were no pictures and I don’t remember where I saw it either, sorry!
January 27, 2022 at 8:41 pm
You are a CRUEL CRUEL C R U E L person – to not tell me that!!!!!!!!!!
January 27, 2022 at 8:44 pm
It was so vague I wasn’t even sure it was a recent new thing, I just saw something scuttle by on tumblr I think, but there was no evidence to back it up I kind of forgot about it entirely
It was like a blind item and someone said they thought one of them was Channing Tatum or something like that and someone else said Chris has a friend who looks like that and they doubt it was Channing. It just mentioned a dinner with several of them but like I said it was such a fleeting thing i wasn’t sure it was true
January 27, 2022 at 8:39 pm
All we’ve had for years is that clutching huge of Zach grabbing Chris tightly in NY at the I Am the Night premiere. I just don’t think that kind of powerful emotion in that pic can be faked.
January 27, 2022 at 8:40 pm
Me either, so I am guessing they are just super private with each other
January 27, 2022 at 8:43 pm
I literally LITERALLY fear it’s our fault. If there were not fanfics of them together, my guess is they’ve feel perfectly comfortable being friends in public. Even with Chris taking a Berkley writing class about it.
January 27, 2022 at 8:45 pm
I wouldn’t be at all surprised, I know Zach isn’t comfortable with the fan fics so….
January 27, 2022 at 8:40 pm
*hug. But they are, after all, actors. They lie and pretend for a living. The better they are at lying and pretending, the more $$ they make.
January 27, 2022 at 4:02 pm
It is everywhere. The insidious bastard. Jerk even got me!
Luna! She’s so beautiful. You know how much I love her.
You do have a lot going on! Also I can’t believe she’s four. When did that happen?! Enjoy what you can. And sending good thoughts and healthy vibes to you all.
Ack. M. I’d be nervous too. Here’s hoping it was the right choice. Fingers crossed!
Loving the updates. And also sending good thoughts you’ll be able to go to the convention and see a certain someone!
January 27, 2022 at 4:10 pm
I know, you poor thing! I hate Covid
I have 3 great nieces now, it’s shocking.
I sure hope to see that someone in August! the stupid Covid needs to cooperate!
January 27, 2022 at 6:22 pm
Yay for not getting covid. Boo that your in-law got it. It’s everywhere and I hate it. Kids at school can now choose to wear a mask or not. Teachers still have to. I have doubled up wearing 2 now at work. I hope your inlaw will be well soon.
Mr. Kitty is adorable even if he’s a serial killer LOL He’s dangerously cute
And of course Luna! The spoiled baby 🙂
I hope the company does right by M this time around.
Convention! That’s so exciting. Fingers cross he goes and you can see him in person. I wish when I saw him in person he was doing pictures. I snagged one but he’s not paying attention, just signing autographs quickly and moving on. He’s so pretty in person (and yes, in pictures too lol)
I’ll get to a Star Trek convention one of these days. There is one in the city in March but no real big name celebs are attached. BUt its still nice to go and walk around and pretend things are normal again.
I’m behind in reading your updates this week. I’m sorry! I will get to them soon! And any and all updates to come 🙂
January 27, 2022 at 7:58 pm
He’s signed up to do photo ops so we shall see 🙂
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January 28, 2022 at 3:24 pm
I’m still hanging in . Heading in to work ahead of s big winter storm predicted overnight. I might get stuck at work, if the roads are bad snd my relief doesn’t come in. Ughh!
My dearest friend from college isn’t doing well she has an end stage cancer diagnosis. She came home on hospice today, but I can’t guarantee I can see her till maybe Sunday. My heart is breaking.
Love your kitty photos! Stay safe.
January 28, 2022 at 4:58 pm
I’m so sorry about your friend, hugs to you