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Monday, December 20, 2010

Peace, Love and Good Will

How many people are actually thinking about this at this time of the year? I do but only when I am in a good mood. I have just finally developed the Christmas spirit. I thought I lost it years ago. Moving here though has changed my attitude on a lot of things. I hated people when I first moved here, now I have cooled down. Yesterday's sermon in church was about love. We are supposedly to keep a month-long refridgerator diary (so they called it), and this week's subject is love. So I thought instead of keeping it on the fridge, I'd talk about love here.

What do I love? I love my family and friends. I love lemurs and wiggly little puppies. I love walks through the woods or up the mountains. I love a nice view of the ocean. I love the sound of the rain on the roof, or in my case, on the window. I love INXS, especially Tim Farriss. Though I wish I could say I love their new album, but let's not get into that. I love it when I, and my co-workers, complete a new book and put it up on the UMG Productions site. I love going to the marina here and looking for crabs and sand eels on the beach. I love long drives, though it is coming back after dark that gets me in a bad mood. I love sweet desserts. I also love a nice, juicy steak. I love my kitchen, period! I love my Metazoica project. I am very proud of it! I love jotting down little changes in my Facebook status every now and then. Though I wish I didn't have to keep refreshing it every week! I love having fun with the trolls on YouTube, since I don't go into forums anymore. Even if I did, I'd probably get kicked out with the kind of fun I enjoy having with trolls. hehe! I love having good dreams at night, though mine are getting fewer and fewer. I love getting Christmas cards in the mail, though this year, I didn't get as many as I did last year. Last year, I got so many I could not find a place for all of them! I even got one from a friend who was living with relatives in Nairobi in Kenya. She sent me a real authentic Kenyan-style Christmas card! I put all last year's cards in a box though, but I still have them. This year, I got a card from another friend who is staying in Okinawa in Japan. She sent me a real, Japanese-style card, and it is COOL!!

One thing is wrong though, I haven't yet heard from Giddeon's mommy. Usually by now I would have. Giddeon was one of my Groucho's babies, and he went to live with a family in Utah, and usually I hear from them every year, with new pics of Giddeon. But I haven't this year. Of course I was supposed to e-mail her and I didn't. I've been so awfully busy! I had all kinds of problems go on this past year. I kept saying at the beginning of this year, "I've got to write these people, I've got to!" But things kept happening, and I just couldn't. By the time things cooled down a bit this year, I was thinking by then "Is it too late to write to them?" I still have this person's new e-mail address. I'd like to see Giddeon again. He's all I have left of Groucho. There was another family that got Groucho's other pup, but every time I bring up Ray-Ray to them (that was what they named the puppy), I never hear back from them, and I am starting to get a wee-bit worried! I wonder if they even still have Ray-Ray! Part of the policy contract they signed stated that if they didn't want him anymore, that they return him to me. But they kept making out for a while there that they did still have him. But I am not sure! If they did still have him, they would not mind talking about him whenever I ask. I just hope nothing bad has happened to him! I should have kept him, but I didn't need another male back then, and I had no idea Groucho would die on me so soon! I thought she'd at least have one more litter, and then I was going to retire her.

Well, this month has been very busy, in more ways than one. Which is why I haven't blogged much this month. I've been battling computer problems. This computer overheats too quickly now, I think I need to discuss replacing this computer's cooling system! I've been trying to work on a book, but everytime I do, I hear the computer's fan going too fast, and then I have to stop what I am working on, shut down the computer and let it cool. If I don't shut it down and the fan starts to go crazy, the computer has begun shutting it's self down. When it does that, I lose everything! I have to save my work quickly. Everytime I add something to this new book, I have to save it very quickly. Or risk losing it without warning. This book is an illustrated dictionary of mammals. I started to create something like it back in 1991, but I never finished it. I only got as far as the first few pages, and only a couple of entries. This time I am doing it different! I am doing it by computer (the first one was done by hand). But it gives me an opportunity to use all the pics of mammals I have collected over the years without doing a "Walker's Mammals of the World" type deal. I don't want to put that much detail in this book! But I want it to have enough, and all in alphabetical order, so anyone looking can find what they want to know. I'm working on it, but because I keep having to shut down this computer, it's a slow process!

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