5 month checkin on using E to manage hot flashes. Specialist says stay this dosage another 3 months despite brain fog. Booked an appointment with my family doctor 3 weeks or so to discuss options and review my health care short list: shingles vax, ADHD inventory, loss of focus with E, dysphoria with E.
Once his foot was clean, Spike hung out a little in the sun before heading to under-bed hidey place. I noticed some scattered litter when I checked on him, which led to cleaning under the bed.
Moth larvae and castings.
Everything came out from under the bed. Including off season clothes.
Much laundry ensued, to be continued tomorrow.
Spike is fine now, from all indications.
This morning Spike had a loose stool. I smelled it, went to the offending bathroom, and saw tiny bits of litter-covered shit all over the floor in addition to the semi-liquid puddle in the corner of the box, mostly unburied.
S did visual butt inspection on both cats: clean. Foot check turned up a dirty foot on Spike. This got cleaned up with minor indignation. Twice, because the poop wasn’t done. Second poop got buried okay.
The federal government announced several vaccine mandates yesterday. City employees have one, too.
Perhaps I have a failure of empathy, but the people loudly complaining now sure sound like the assholes who have been extending the need for public health actions by flouting them for many many months.
Had the active compassion for those who trouble you meditation yesterday evening.
Though I don’t typically remember dreams, distinctly recall two persons in distant observation of my sleeping mind: one who wouldn’t bother me any longer and one who has shown persistent malevolent intent in recent memory.
I had two low heart rate notifications in my sleep, a little less than two hours apart.
Peace is where you find it. #CatsOfMastodon
This week in Foodshare substitutions:
✅• 1 bunch banana
4 oranges ❎• 1 Cantaloupe
✅• 1lb carrots - mini
✅• 1 head lettuce Romaine
✅• 1 bunch green onion
1 alfalfa sprouts ❎• 1 organic eggplant
✅• 1 bunch kale - green
✅• 1 peppers - red
8 pears ❎• 1 pint plums - blue*
1 squash unknown ❎• 1 squash - White swan*
✅• 1 tomato grapes - red*
2lb potatoes ❎• 1 lb turnip*
Happy with what we got.
The cookies are from Craigs.
Following on specific and generalized anxieties, the 24” screen I recently bought for work now has a crack in the panel. Of course I didn’t buy the accidental damage repair upgrade. Despite having seen how easy it would be to damage a screen with the monitor stand I inherited.
Did I mention how tired I am at the end of work, exercising, and choir on a Monday?
It is September 21, people. https://youtu.be/o2amXB3yVWw
election 44, canada
Today I try to turn my thoughts hard away from possibilities of what the government elect will look like by week’s end, what it will mean for my federal government job, my career, my autonomy and my family.
Working for the election authority on the day has helped in recent years, but today I am bulling through in my day job instead because EC protocols assume droplet spread and there are some strong spreaders in the area. Won’t take that risk.
t.b oldbie, enby/them. Toronto, civil service, fraught queer, cats
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