laurainlimbo: (cats on moon)
2016-12-25 07:25 pm

I was trying to have a nice Christmas when...

Dang that's harsh.

I just decided to come back to Live Journal again, and someone (who was a friend for a long long time) just removed me from their friend's list. On Christmas day of all days!

And George Michael Died!

I think I need to open up the bottle of Chocolate Wine that my friend Denise gave me...

I hope no one else decides to remove me. Please let me know first...

laurainlimbo: (totoro rain)
2015-10-22 07:04 pm

anyone out there?

Just wondering who's still reading... I did make a post the other day, after nearly two months of being absent...

So I was just checking in again to see who's still out there. Hope I still have some connections.

Happy Fall!
laurainlimbo: (cats on moon)
2015-04-27 08:10 pm
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cat spam... (a photo post)

I thought I'd post some pictures of my kitty... just because you need some cute kitty pics spamming up your LJ feed... right?

laurainlimbo: (cats on moon)
2015-02-28 09:08 am

good bye Spock

Good bye to a wonderful actor and a wonderful man, who created an enduring legacy in our culture.

I posted this comment just now on a friend's post about the passing of Leonard Nimoy:

I remember the days of watching the old original Star Trek series with my sister, as she would never miss a show whenever they aired back in the '70s or '80s... I was always more of a Spock fan than a Kirk fan, though Kirk was definitely the coolest! I just loved seeing Leonard Nimoy in the Star Trek film "reboot" in 2009, and it's sad to think that he is gone now. Leonard Nimoy was also a visionary in other aspects, besides just playing Spock, from his photography ( The Full Body Project to his acting. He lived long and will prosper in all of our hearts!
laurainlimbo: (cats on moon)
2014-12-25 09:25 pm

Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night

I am a bit late, but wanted to wish everyone a wonderfully Happy Holiday, and if you celebrated I hope you had a very happy Christmas!

We were just the two of us again this year, and Paddington of course! My mom is spending the holiday with her new "boyfriend"'s family here in Seattle (though I will meet her for breakfast on Saturday morning), my sister is up in Alaska, and my brother in Portland, with various other family scattered throughout California and Washington. I miss family, but me and Masahiko are always fine just by ourselves. We bought a huge, delicious Christmas cake from Safeway last night (just before they closed), we watched "Bad Santa" and I put together a Christmas puzzle, and it was nice and relaxing. Today we ate Yakisoba, and drank beer and I cleaned the apartment and washed clothes - and it was a nice day. I'm back to work tomorrow, but I'm off Monday for two interviews (with agencies), and then I work three days next week. Not too long until my job is done... and I hope I can find something else I can start soon!

I'm trying to be positive about things as this terrible year of 2014 ends. I want to be hopeful that things can only get better.

Hope you all are happy, healthy and warm this winter and holiday season!

I'll be back this weekend with maybe some pictures and other stuff. I want to post more in the new year too - more positive stuff at least!

Peace, Love and Happiness to everyone!
laurainlimbo: (sunflower)
2014-09-02 11:38 pm

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful, dear friend, [personal profile] moondropz

I hope it was a day filled with all things you cherish and desire!!

Happy Birthday To You!

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laurainlimbo: (cats on moon)
2014-08-18 11:35 pm

Birthday Post...

Once again, I've neglected to post birthday messages for my friends. I'm too busy these days to do much else, so here goes, more rounds of birthday warm wishes to the following wonderful people:

[ profile] lostandalone22
[ profile] brynhilda
[ profile] myrrhmade
[ profile] darkwaver - happy birthday Glitter Graphics

Sorry I have been missing in action - though I'm not sure who's noticed. One of these days, I do have updates, photos, and other stuff.

But for now, my bed beckons!

Happiest of birthdays to you all! and happy continued summer...
laurainlimbo: (cats on moon)
2014-07-30 08:43 pm

Birthday Post...

I have noticed that there are a ton of birthdays coming up - I'm sure I've missed quite a few, and for that I'm so sorry!

So, I'm wishing a Happy Birthday, past or present or future, to the following friends:
first the belated ones... (*hangs head*)
[personal profile] ghost_light
[personal profile] zimon66

then the ones that are at least within the last or next week...
[ profile] phantomsgyrl
[ profile] mocojez
[ profile] dove95
[ profile] toya121
[ profile] wolfpurplemoon
[ profile] passionate_hope

Birthday Graphics

If I missed your birthday, please forgive me.

I've been meaning to write an update, but there's not much exciting going on in my life. Last week was terribly stressful (don't want to go into the reasons why) - this week is a bit better. Life is just going by too quickly with nothing interesting to show for it - I just work all day, and hardly ever do anything fun.
Hopefully that will change soon.

Are you all enjoying summer? It's too hot here lately - I'm not much of a fan of heat. Plus the kids in the apartment community pool every day get on my nerves, they're so loud. I can't wait until I turn 55 and I can move into senior housing = seriously it would be so much quieter. Of course senior housing is a long ways off for me and I hope to be richer by then - as if!
laurainlimbo: (cats on moon)
2014-07-26 12:14 pm

Paddington has a new friend!

I'm just dropping by to say hi and show you this awesome video we took this morning of Paddington playing with his reflection in the mirror! I guess he started doing this every morning since we got this mirror from my sister. he is so amazingly funny!

laurainlimbo: (dean in profile)
2014-07-08 08:07 pm

Happy Birthday to you!!!

To my dear dear friend [profile] ageless_aislynn - happy birthday Glitter Graphics

I hope you had a wonderful day, and that the rest of your year is equally as awesome!!

Lots of love and *hugs*
laurainlimbo: (so much to look forward to)
2014-06-18 09:36 pm

movie rec...

Oh - today I watched a random movie that I found on Netflix, and it was absolutely wonderful. It's called Girl Most Likely with Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning, Matt Dillon and my biggest Glee crush, Darren Criss. It's the cutest, offbeat comedy with just enough sarcasm to fit my taste. Plus I just love Kristen Wiig - she was in one of my favorite comedies, Extract , which was written/directed by Mike Judge (of Beavis and Butthead and Office Space fame)...

I highly recommend this movie. It's so rare that I find a movie, especially just randomly, that I love.

that is all.
laurainlimbo: (cats on moon)
2014-03-07 07:10 pm
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Happy Birthday

to [personal profile] blue_eye - happy birthday Glitter Graphics

I hope it was a great day!!!

and a present for you, under here )
laurainlimbo: (cat with kittychan)
2014-03-04 08:23 pm

cat advice needed

Hi - anyone with a cat, can I ask an opinion?

My kitty started sneezing a couple weeks ago, and I thought it might be the litter, so I changed it. the sneezing stopped. But all of a sudden today, he started sneezing again, and he sneezed about 5-7 times in a row, and just wouldn't stop. He has been sleeping all day, and when he wakes up, he starts to clean himself and starts sneezing. I read a bunch of forums and articles online that say as long as kitty doesn't have any discharge from his nose or eyes, and is still eating, then he's not sick. Paddington doesn't have any discharge, and he seems fine other than the sneezing. He ate a healthy amount of food today, and used his litter box. I cleaned the apartment really well today - got rid of dust and even cleaned out his box again. I opened the windows (even though it's still terribly cold here) and aired out the apartment, with fans to move the air around. He is sleeping now, and usually by this time he's more active. the sneezing probably wore him out. If he still is sneezing tomorrow or the next day, I'll take him to a vet - but if he's eating and still seemingly fine, then should I worry? Anyone else had this experience with your cats?

Meanwhile, I've come down with some kind of cold again - bad sore throat and headache, and sinus thing... I thought maybe the air in my apartment was causing both of us to get sick, since I never go out. but then again, I did go to a chain restaurant on Sunday called Sweet Tomatoes - it's a buffet salad/soup restaurant, and I think that being out amongst so many people, I picked up a bunch of germs. Plus, buffet restaurants are just bad news... too many people touching food, and I don't think I'll go again.

Well, if you have cat advice, please let me know. I'm worried about my baby, but I don't want to spend money at the vet if there's really nothing wrong with him but just a case of allergies or dust.

laurainlimbo: (cat with kittychan)
2014-01-23 10:00 pm
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a cat tale (not tail)

Anyone with a cat knows that they love a good hiding spot. Paddington hid under the bed for the first few months we had him, and of course he loves cupboards, and boxes.. and now he loves to sit under the loveseat, or sometimes he'll even burrow himself under the sofa cover (between the loveseat itself and the sofa cover) and sleep there for hours while I'm working. He has been known to hide under the blankets on our bed too. In a small apartment, there's not a lot of hiding spots, and I've pretty much figured out where he likes to go.

But the other day, I discovered how sneaky he can be.

I was probably busy in the kitchen - but I noticed that I didn't see Paddington anywhere. I looked under the sofa, under the bed, in the front window, and even opened some cupboards. He was nowhere to be seen. Usually if I can't find him, I just rattle his dry food container, or get out the bags of snacks, and he'll come running. But I shook and shook and called and called...and he did not come. I actually started to worry, maybe he was stuck somewhere... and then I started to hear a rustling sound over near the loveseat. Sure enough, he had found a new hiding spot, and he was feeling pretty proud! Apparently there's a piece of fabric covering the bottom of our loveseat, which is loosely tacked on by velcro on each corner. This cover must be to protect the springs of the cushion or something - but I didn't know it was there. Somehow, Paddington had loosened one of the corners (or it was already loose and he just discovered it), and had burrowed himself between the bottom of the loveseat and this piece of fabric, and he was just "hanging out" in his new hiding hole! I am surprised that the fabric didn't completely tear with his weight! I didn't want this to become a habit, so I grabbed him and removed him from his spot, and boy was he angry with me! he turned around and tried to bite me, and he got really aggressive. I had to use some duck tape to secure the corners (the velcro is pretty weak, and it doesn't really fit well), and now I only have to worry about him hiding under the sofa cover (and getting cat hair all over the fabric!)

Aren't cats fun? Paddington surely keeps us entertained daily!

laurainlimbo: (cat with kittychan)
2014-01-03 07:25 am
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Happy Birthday to you!!!

To my good friend [personal profile] endlessblush - I hope I'm not too late - this whole time difference confuses me.

glitter graphics
Glitter Graphics, Happy Birthday Glitter Graphics

Hope you had a fabulous day!!
laurainlimbo: (eeyore christmas)
2013-12-24 08:27 pm

Merry Christmas to all... and to all a Good New Year! - Christmas Glitter Graphics

Before I get ahead of myself, let's just say Merry Christmas for now!

I worked until 2:30 today, then just relaxed the rest of the afternoon and will enjoy not having to work for two more days! Too bad I'll be stuck inside the house, since more snow is on the way. But I have lots to do: post my husband's jewelry on Etsy, rearrange the furniture, maybe even do something creative like writing or productive like work on my resume. Or I could just sleep! Either way, two days of pay without working is a big deal to someone like me.

I tried to wish my mom a happy holiday today, but it seems every time I talk to her, I realize how much we've drifted, and she's not really a mom to me anymore. I told my husband, though, that maybe it's for the best that I learn to live without her, and be more self-sufficient. I just miss the mom who cared. I guess the holidays make me nostalgic.

anyway - enough downer stuff! Happy Holidays! I've got food in the fridge, a bottle of wine, chocolate, and my husband and my awesome kitty, Paddington, so I'm fine. I'm warm, I've got a roof over my head, and I'm not hungry or alone. Still at the holidays I do miss the old "family days" when I was surrounded by the love of a family and a warm home with a Christmas tree and gifts and warm coffee cake and a big American dinner. I'll tell you - don't take what you have for granted if you have these things. It's when you don't have them that you miss them.

laurainlimbo: (cats on moon)
2013-12-07 09:53 pm

Thank you!!

I wanted to say thank you to [personal profile] endlessblush for the Christmas card I got in the mail today! I was so excited to get my second holiday card of the year - and my first was just from my financial advisor! Thanks for the tea and other packet (is that hot cocoa mix)? I haven't gotten around to sending cards yet - and I still need to reply to some of your address posts (I hope I'm not too late!)... it's been busy lately.

Anyway - more updates later. and hopefully catching up on other stuff (like address requests etc.)

happy Sunday everyone!
laurainlimbo: (spirited away 1)
2013-10-31 09:07 pm

In the Spirit of Halloween! - halloween Glitter Graphics

I realized that I never uploaded any of my Halloween icons this year. I've really been out of it.

Anyway... just a few hours under the wire, but wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!!! We ended up not going out, but I bought a couple bags of candy and some ice cream and watched The Frighteners and now I'm going to shower and sleep. I'm getting so lazy!

Hope everyone had fun!
laurainlimbo: (eeyore fountain)
2013-10-13 08:29 pm
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Just some funny videos on your Sunday night

It's the end of another weekend. Already the second week of October is gone - how does it go so fast? We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend, weather-wise. The sky was clear blue, cloud-free - the temperature yesterday was a bit warmer, but today it was crisp and a bit breezy and it felt like fall. I tried taking some pictures of the pretty colorful trees in my neighborhood, but they didn't turn out well, so as long as the weather is the same tomorrow, I'll go out on my lunch break and try again.

I thought I'd share some things that made me laugh this weekend. First, the cat video - I know probably everyone has seen this, but I just found it when I was looking at another video, and I had to post it here to give you all a laugh. I think we all need a good laugh.

And then, I don't know how many of you are familiar with the comedian Steven Wright - he was pretty famous back in the '80s for his very cerebral wit, which is done with emotionless, dead-pan delivery. Here's a funny clip from one of his shows:

this one might even be funnier, though:

Hope you all have a good week!
laurainlimbo: (cat and moon)
2013-09-22 09:39 pm
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Reorganization? (and some pictures of Paddington)

So I cleaned out a cupboard this weekend - I was keeping some bottles and jars which we took to the recycling center.

I wasn't sure what to do with the empty cupboard:

Thankfully, Paddington solved that dilemma right away )

And here are some more recent pictures of Paddington, being cute )