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May 1st, 2019


11:07 pm
Well, dang.

ETA: So, I mentioned in the comments that by the time I got to the tab to post, I couldn't remember why I'd opened it, due to dealing with so many feelings about so many things. In hindsight, although that remains true, I'm preeetty sure I actually meant to post my bingo placeholder. Since, y'know. I did not post a bingo placeholder. That wasn't the intention behind what this post became BUT since this is the only post I made on the first, it'll just have to be multi-functional. Anyhow, here's May's card XD

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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, unmarked]
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April 30th, 2019


10:43 pm
Can you believe I forgot April only has thirty days?

Anyhow, here's my finished card!

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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, a little over half marked. The far right column and bottom row are complete]

And here's how I did it:

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And that's it for April! Looking forward to what March wil
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April 27th, 2019


07:08 pm
So, Surrey has decided lately that she's not so into the whole "inside cat" thing after all. She'll sit and watch the door, cry piteously and make the occasional break for open air. In effort to both please her and curb these escape attempt, I've been trying my hand at leash-training her.

I mean, she'll accept being on a leash as it is. I don't know what she could actually do about being on a leash even if she didn't accept it, mind, but people are always surprised she'll "let" me put her on one, so.

Anyway, I've been taking her out more or less daily for ten minutes plus. My hope for this endeavor is twofold. First is the hope that she'll come to associate being outside with being on the leash and, conversely, not being on the leash with not being outside. Second is that she'll lay off on dashing for the door at every opportunity once she comes around to realizing that she'll be taken outside in due time. Then, of course, is the added bonus of delighted folks exclaiming over a cat on a leash. I dunno, it's cute, even if it is weird that so many people think that getting a cat on a leash is some kind of feat.

This is all a lot of babble leading up to the fact that I took her outside today and three people commented on her, including a couple little girls who wanted to pet her. The little girls then asked if they could pet Travis-- who, if you don't know or don't remember, is my ball python.

As I'm writing this, I'm realizing that I don't remember if I've told you guys that Travis has a small following of small fans in the complex. If I haven't before, I have now! Every so often, we'll have a kid or a couple kids or even the occasional gaggle come to the door and ask if he can come outside. He's hasn't had much chance to go out yet this year as the kids have the unfortunate habit of asking on days that are too cold or during parts of the day that are too cold. Today, for example, my mom tells me that some kids asked after him a little too early in the morning, when it was still cool.

When these girls asked, though, it was sunny and warm and so I handed Surrey's leash over to my mom while I went in for him. Both of them were a little nervous when they actually laid eyes on him-- I don't recall if these girls have handled him before, though even some of the kids who have still get a little nervous. In any case, they took turns petting him and even holding him while asking questions about having a pet snake. They thanked me and wandered off before too terribly long and that probably would've been the end of it if I'd been outside with only Travis. But, of course, Surrey was still there and wasn't ready to go inside and I didn't want to hand her off again so soon. So, I just. Stuck around with a cat on a leash and a snake twisting around my shoulders. A couple people who went by gave me double-takes and one lady stopped and chatted about the miniature goat she used to walk on a leash. Fun times for sure but I was, by then, about ready to head in whether Surrey was on the same page or not.

Then my mom's friend showed up to pick up some things from her-- which was the reason she was outside to begin with-- and he was not alone. He had his three small grandsons with him. Cute little group of kids they were, excited to pet Surrey and nervous about but interested in Travis. I couldn't just turn around and go in right then. It wasn't in me. So, I stayed and let them get their fill. One boy wouldn't do more than stroke Travis with one finger but was incredibly charmed by Surrey. The other two started off skittish but worked up in short order to having Travis draped across their shoulders in between giving Surrey scritches.

It wasn't long before they were directed to get back into the vehicle and buckle up, since their grandpa was really only swinging through. I stood waiting for my mom to finish chatting rather than head right in and that's when yet another interested party came home, a neighbor my mom knows but who I've only really smiled at in passing. She was about halfway through commenting on Surrey on her leash when she noticed Travis and cut herself off with a comical gasp, complete with cartoon-wide eyes. I was actually worried I might have legitimately frightened this poor woman for a moment before she hurried over wanting to pet him.

Seems her son, who wasn't home, had a zoo birthday party recently and loved the ball python he handled then. She told us about how she's been trying since to talk her boyfriend into getting him a pet snake. She asked a lot of questions about the cost and care of a ball python and even asked if she could come to the door sometime with the boyfriend in tow so he could see that there's nothing to be scared of. And, of course, if her son could handle him when he's got a moment. Side note, he apparently always points out when he sees Surrey-- and Birdie-- in the windows and so I assured her he was welcome to pet them, too, if he came across me with either of them outside. Not that I bring Birdie out as a regular thing, but he's welcome to ask.

Once this lady left us, I was ready to finally go ahead inside. I'd hoped that some of the other kids might come say hello to Travis before it was too late but none of them did. I guess it'll just have to wait for next time. I'm taking Surrey out again tomorrow, weather permitting, so they'll have a chance to ask after him then.

All in all, it was a nice little time outside. Looking forward to going outside again tomorrow as long as it doesn't rain me out.

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April 1st, 2019


10:55 pm
Aaand it sure is the first, whoops.

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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, unmarked]
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March 31st, 2019


10:24 pm
Well, crap, it sure is the thirty-first!

ETA: Sad to say, I forgot about posting my finished card too long to remember well enough to do my usual write-up. But, well, here's the card itself, at least!

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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, many squares marked. The right-left diagonal is completed]
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03:15 pm
I bet you thought I'd forgotten about making a post about my California trip! Well, I did. BUT! I've now remembered and so here's a little bit of a breakdown:

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March 22nd, 2019


03:35 pm
Had a great time on vacation, btw! Very much enjoyed the convention I went for despite a few disappointments, made some purchases that I'd been looking forward to, went to LA Zoo and Santa Monica Pier and had a great time just getting to know y cousin and his wife.

I might write it up in more detail later but that's the gist of it!
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March 15th, 2019


09:19 pm
So! Tomorrow, I will travel by plane for the first time in my life. I'm going to TFcon again, this time in LA! I;ll be staying with a cousin I've never met before and so you may understand why I'm nervous all around, haha.

Just, uh. Just making sure you all know that I love you, just in case I die a frightening, fiery death :,D

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March 1st, 2019


10:18 pm
I still can't believe it's already March... Granted, of all the months to sneak up on a person, I suppose March has the most advantage.

ETA: Just realized that I forgot to post a placeholder for my bingo card for this month, so I guess it's going here, lol.

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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, unmarked]

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February 28th, 2019


10:56 pm
Whoops, just saw the time

So, here's my finished card for February!

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[Image: A personalized to-do list bingo card, over half the spaces marked. The top row is complete]

Man, I got a lot more done than I realized! Nice!! Anyhow, here we go:

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So, that was February! We'll have to see what March brings.
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