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So it's been a while since I posted here. I'm not sure why. I did Nanowrimo in November and hit the 50k, and am now trying to wrangle the book into shape. Then there was Christmas, which was quiet and pleasant. And January. Which was as it was. No drama, no crisis, just life. And my life is fairly ordinary.

We are now once again a three-cat household: Miss Telzey's little brother Random came to join us in early December and has settled down very well. He's a lovely, friendly, confident little boy and he's getting on well with both Telzey and Horus. Both of them let him snuggle up to sleep, and play long games with him. Here he is: CIMG3955


And that's me. How's everyone else?
Skirt of the day: denim.

Date: 2016-02-05 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miintikwa.livejournal.com
*huggles* I'm glad you're doing well!

I'm slowly adjusting to the new year. Lots of foo, including brief kitty foo when Ichi got sick. But we got him some meds and he got better. Next up for me is wrangling book 3 into shape, too. :)

Date: 2016-02-05 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
I'm glad he's getting better. It's so worrying when they're ill.

Date: 2016-02-05 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-cataclysm.livejournal.com
Random is a very cute kitty .

I have personally verified his cuteness (and had my socks washed by him).

Date: 2016-02-05 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
He finds it needful to wash All the Things.

Date: 2016-02-05 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hrj.livejournal.com
So glad to see you back. I keep reminding myself that--all things considered--I'm having a very good time, and that it is important not to dwell on the parts where I'm not having a superbly excellent time.

I've also joined a (growing?) cadre of people who have committed to returning LJ to a forum where people interact with each other. So if you see me commenting on even relatively trivial things, that's why. It takes daily mindfulness to not just read-and-move-on, but it's being well rewarded in the sense of community.

Date: 2016-02-05 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
That's an excellent idea: I like the depth of conversation LJ allows and I miss it.

Date: 2016-02-05 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birdsedge.livejournal.com
I like LJ for the community feel. I've been less present lately because there's less traffic, but I'd be very happy to return more regularly.

Date: 2016-02-06 09:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mevennen.livejournal.com
Yes, same here with regard to LJ. I've been on it for a long time and it's good to catch up with people.

Random is sweet. I look forward to meeting him.

Date: 2016-02-06 09:33 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-02-06 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saare-snowqueen.livejournal.com
Please let me add my voice to this movement. Twitter seems determined to self-destruct and most of the people I want to be in contact with are on LJ. So, let's make it so!

Date: 2016-02-06 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hrj.livejournal.com
I'm finding it does take conscious effort. The people I've started working on this with have a sort of informal agreement that even just a "Thanks, that was interesting!" is a way to get the circulation flowing again. I try to aim for commenting on at least half the posts I read, and I've started averaging around 6 comments per day on my postings, compared to 2-3 last year.

Date: 2016-02-06 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saare-snowqueen.livejournal.com
Think that's an excellent beginning. I've also started suggesting that Twitter friends look for me on LJ

Date: 2016-02-05 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athenais.livejournal.com
He looks so darling! Three pets is the perfect number, I think.

Date: 2016-02-05 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anef.livejournal.com
My own feeling is that the number of pets should not exceed the number of people in the household. Speaking as someone in a household with three cats and two people. We sometimes feel outnumbered.

Date: 2016-02-05 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
We got Horus originally because Ish had more energy than the two of us and Mooncat could handle. We got Random because Horus was missing Ish....

Date: 2016-02-05 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athenais.livejournal.com
We have frequently had one dog and two cats. The dogs ranged themselves on our side, generally, so we didn't feel outnumbered!

Date: 2016-02-05 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
He's a complete sweetie!

Date: 2016-02-05 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fidelioscabinet.livejournal.com
Missed you!
My local felines--or do I mean felons?--are facing the reality that cold weather means they need to resolve their differences for snuggling's sake.

Date: 2016-02-05 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
Cold is a great maker of feline bonds!

Date: 2016-02-05 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sartorias.livejournal.com
What a darling!

Good to see you back. And writing!

Date: 2016-02-05 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
He's a lovely boy and very affectionate.
I hope things are going well with you.

Date: 2016-02-05 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] watervole.livejournal.com
Hello! Hope to see more of you here.

If pictures and tales of a toddler will induce to you stay around, I have a delightful granddaughter...

Date: 2016-02-05 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muninnhuginn.livejournal.com
He looks really lovely.

Date: 2016-02-05 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dhampyresa.livejournal.com
You're back! :D

And you brought cats! (YAY KITTIES!)

Date: 2016-02-06 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
My life if very full of kittens at present :-)

Date: 2016-02-07 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dhampyresa.livejournal.com
And that's a very good thing indeed!

Date: 2016-02-08 11:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
It really is. I have flying furballs at all hours, as they play.

Date: 2016-02-06 02:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lagilman
Welcome back!

(we have missed you much in the war room)

Date: 2016-02-06 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
I will be back in, I promoise.

Date: 2016-02-06 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saare-snowqueen.livejournal.com
I'm very glad to see you back.
Random kitty is adorable. I'm sure Madame Neri would agree if she would wake up long enough to look at the photo. She is pushing 15 and has decided to 'sit' out the winter by sleeping in her bed beside(under) the radiator.

If you start posting more, I promise to start doing the same.

Date: 2016-02-08 11:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
Miss Telzey is quite pleased with him, on the whole. Horus, at 11, is occasionally less delighted, but is old enough to know a we;l-aimed cuff works wonders.

Date: 2016-02-08 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saare-snowqueen.livejournal.com
Aha! The wisdom of the aged. Good for Horus. Young-un' gotta be learned.

Date: 2016-02-06 11:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
What a handsome kitty! Glad to see you here. LJ will always welcome you back.

Date: 2016-02-06 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmcmck.livejournal.com
Why, hello yourself!

Good to see you back! :o)

Date: 2016-02-06 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddleshark.livejournal.com
Glad to hear all is well, and that there has been writing going on. All the best with the book-wrangling!

Oh, those paws!

Date: 2016-02-06 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
They are lovely soft paws.

Date: 2016-02-06 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Sorry that was Anna_Wing by mobile.

Date: 2016-02-06 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
We were out today (Sat) and tomorrow afternoon, but around the rest of the week, and would love to see you.

Date: 2016-02-07 11:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] phantom_wolfboy
Well, it's always nice to have people back. And you brought a kitten! Thank you!

Date: 2016-02-08 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clothsprogs.livejournal.com
"I did Nanowrimo in November and hit the 50k, and am now trying to wrangle the book into shape."

YAAAAAAAY!!!!!!

Teddy

Date: 2016-02-08 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dolorosa-12.livejournal.com
Very happy to see you back, and hooray for more cats!

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