Archive for “April, 2009”

On this page the following entries were made in the “April, 2009” time-frame.


Poor Rani

Posted April 20th, 2009 by candi

For as long as I could remember, I’d wanted a Siamese cat. They seemed like the epitome of catness. So, about 9 years ago my ex arranged a surprise and took me to (what I now realise was a backyard breeder) get a Siamese kitten. She was the last of the litter and climbed up [...]

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10 things your dog wants you to know

Posted April 17th, 2009 by candi

My friend had this printed out and stuck on her wall. It really resonated with me, so I thought I’d share it with you. If your dog could talk, these are some of most important things she would like to tell you… 1 – My life will probably only last 7 to 14 years. It [...]

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you tee eye

Posted April 16th, 2009 by admin

I was not feeling 100% over easter and just put it down to a bit of a flu. Today it clicked that I have a silent UTI again. I’m not in pain, but a bit feverish, a bit achey all over… A bit out of sorts and cranky. At lunch, I spent an inordinate amount [...]

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Out of the mouths…

Posted April 13th, 2009 by candi

Willow in the bath after A had taken Dexie out. I asked her to hop out but she said: “I just want 4 pieces of quiet!” The other day she was in the car, looking at the back of A’s seat where she’d left dusty footprints. She asked me “whose footprints are these?” I said [...]

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Ancestry…

Posted April 13th, 2009 by candi

I always feel so disingenuous when I mention to people that I have Chinese ancestry. My red hair and green eyes don’t exactly give me credibility. I thought I’d sit down this afternoon and draw up a family tree so that I have it straight in my head and I can explain it to other [...]

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Hives

Posted April 12th, 2009 by candi

Poor Dexie got a rash a couple of weeks ago, but it disappeared. Then it came back. Then it went. Then it came back and was worse! On Friday it got really bad, spreading down to his wrists and knees. So we called a locum doctor to the house, being Good Friday, nowhere else was [...]

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More bloggity goodness!

Posted April 12th, 2009 by candi

I linked through to this blog, 35 Degrees from a parenting forum I go to. The author of the blog recently survived a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage. My mother died from a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage 7 years ago, so it is heartening to see that it can be survived.

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My current obsession.

Posted April 12th, 2009 by candi

Pioneer Woman. her cooking is certainly not for the health conscious or vegetarians or the faint hearted! We are in the middle of cooking her Favorite Christmas Cookies. Of course, I can’t just follow the recipe as it is given, I used up the last of the vanilla yesterday when I made cupcakes. So I [...]

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Easter holidays

Posted April 10th, 2009 by candi

I have been thinking about what Easter means to me. More to the point, I have been thinking too much and confused myself in the process. A and I are atheists. That is, religion has no place in our lives. Of course, I respect other people’s rights to religion, but I do not wish to [...]

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Mandarin

Posted April 8th, 2009 by candi

The Family Day Carers who look after Dexie speak Mandarin Chinese at home. I love that he is cared for by a lovely grandmotherly type person and given that I have Chinese ancestors, I liked this link. I was speaking to her tonight and she told me that, essentially, he has very good receptive language [...]

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