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Ah, what a day. Of course, the fact that it's 7/7/07 is special enough in itself. But that's not the end of it...

     Wonderful to have fresh blueberries with my breakfast these days, thanks to my mom.

     I went to Woodbury Lakes this morning, the new upscale mall. The flowers were beautiful, but sweeter than that were the tidings that there's a Trader Joe's coming there! My parents got me 'addicted' to Trader Joe's Spicy Cider during my Sacramento visit last Christmas, and my mom even brought me a bottle when she came out. But now--this year or next I might be able to buy my own rather than figuring how many bottles I can stash in my suitcase coming back from Sacramento!

     I had time to sit down and leaf through my 700 page JcPenney Fall/Winter catalog...and they have grey jeans! My very favoritist piece of clothing. Now I just have to get my clothes budget bulked up enough so I can order $50-worth from the catalog by August 3 for free shipping!

     A week ago there was a toad in my room...today
a mouse in my trashcan! Since I'd just emptied it after brushing the cats this morning, the little darling had to have fallen in recently--in fact since I was seated a foot away, I think I heard it happen. The mouse must have entered through the window (all my bedroom screens are cheap mesh with gnawed rodent-holes) crawled along my desk, and leaped or fallen into my trashcan, only to be trapped. I had not been PLANNING to go outside in the 95 F/35 C temps this afternoon, but that's precisely what I did to get the mouse out to a safe brushy place before my cats got wind of it.

     And the best event of the day I'll hopefully post about tomorrow. Certainly a lovely Saturday!
Emotional Status:
hot sitll 90's at 8pm!
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On July 8th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
hmmm...
"...but that's precisely what I did to get the mouse out to a safe brushy place before my cats got wind of it."

Isn't that what cats are for, my dear sister-in-law? =)

Uh-oh...now you have David thinking that he should be researching stock prices on Trader Joe's...
On July 8th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Re: hmmm...
Heh, then I'd still be doing disposal duty in the heat, but to the dumpster instead. No, if the mouse is lucky enough to find me first, it gets mercy. If the cats find it first, no mercy...I've had them living in the cupboards once, and that was enough. =P

*laughs* I should go try to find out when they're opening over there...
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On July 8th, 2007 07:58 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
GREAT NEWS ON TRADER JOE.

YOU DID NOT LET ARUN HAVE HIS FUN. TOO BAD I WAS NOT THERE.
OUR TEMP WAS LOWER THAN YOURS! WE ARE DROPPING TO 56 TONIGHT. SD
On July 8th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Indeed!

You would have given it to Arun, I take it? Glad to hear you're getting some nice cool nights! It only got down to 78 or so Saturday night. =(
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On July 8th, 2007 08:44 am (UTC), saiena commented:
We have sun! We have nice weather! We don't have those temperatures *phew* We're about ten degrees lower, which is beautiful enough for me. I do like living at this latitude with the Gulf Stream. Makes life so much easier. You have my *breezy* sympathies.

Bless. Silly mouse. I now have the urge to name you Protector of the Mouse, which probably means I sat outside too long yesterday.

Glad to hear your Saturday was good - yay for grey jeans ^_^
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On July 8th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC), saiena replied:
Oh, and I forgot (definitely too much sun) - Thank you for all my lovely Grim II comments! I shall get to answering them next week.

Guthek is very, very happy with you... seeing as that causes him to break out in song, I am not ;)
On July 8th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
And I'm about to start into another chapter over breakfast. Grim this weekend and Shadows the next sounds like a nice way to spread things out. =)

Oh dear--I hope he's not as bad a songster as Cinqua is a cook! =D
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On July 10th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Yep! Six scrumptuous new Grim II chapters, and six more chapters of Charl III that I'm trying to keep my greedy paws off until next weekend.

You just need to sew faster, me dear! Fly, fingers, fly! ;P
On July 8th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I'd be happy to have an end of sun and 'nice' weather. ;P Would be nice to get some real, steady, soaking rain.

*laughs* If it had been a shrew or vole I probably wouldn't have been so kind, but it was cute and just plain 'unlucky' to fall into a trash can. I can empathise with those sorts of days!

Yay indeed! Grey jeans and black jeans--but I do keep one blue pair around to attempt a semblance of 'normalcy.' ;)
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On July 9th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC), saiena replied:
S'funny, 'cause I'd be more inclined to save a shrew or a vole, but then they're not overly numerous in inhabited areas here. Have to go out in the fields for them. Mice are everywhere, though. As are rats *twitches* Keeping chickens always has a downside.
On July 9th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I grew up with horror stories of how vicious shrews are, so I'm not fondly inclined. And they and voles were about as common around my parents' old place as the mice were--though a little less inclined (the voles, anyway) to come inside.
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On July 9th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC), saiena replied:
Aah. I've been bitten by mice while trying to save them from cats in the past. That always ended badly :( Our Moon was a very, very good mouser. It only took one drop and it was gone.

I have also heard how vicious shrews can be. Must be the nose.
On July 9th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I've been bitten with gloves on--still a pretty good pinch, though. All those little 'timid' critters bite when scared enough, poor things.
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On July 8th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC), shanra commented:
Oooooh, what an adorable little thing! I'm glad you managed to get it outside. *hugs* You're amazing, you know that?

*huggles again* I do hope it cools down a fair bit for you! *sends all the rainy weather thataways*

And huzzah on Trader Joe's and the catalog! You're a lucky, lucky thing. Me? I found the grey skirt I've spent the past half year looking for and the store owner tells me they only have it in thrice my size. *shakes head with a smile* Glad to hear that you're having better luck than I am! ^-^ (Even if you may not have been looking for one specifically.)

Glad to hear that you've had such a lovely Saturday! *hugs*
On July 8th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
You mean a softy? The cats have were hanging around the trash can last evening, but they were TOO LATE. ;)

I would LOVE your rainy weather! Things are far too dry and grasshopper-infested around here. (But hey, I just found out Shado will eat the little ones that get inside.)

Sorry to hear they don't have it in your size--that's a bummer after all that looking. I do look for grey jeans in every catalogue I get, but since it's been years since I've found some, I checked more out of habit than hope.

Thanks! *hugs back*
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On July 8th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC), shanra replied:
Well, yes, that too. But the mousey was so, so cute. *melts of the cute*

*huggles* You're more than welcome to it! (Pity we can't really send weather in one direction or another. World might be a better place that way. Certainly better for the plants and the animals.)

Eeh, no worries. I'll survive. I just thought it a fun little note to tell. (It happening yesterday and the colour being the same and all that.) I wouldn't even have seen the skirt if a model hadn't been wearing it. ^-~ Still glad you found your jeans, though. Especially if you've given up on finding some. That'd feel so nice.
On July 9th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I won't deny that. Mice are darling. =)

It would indeed, though knowing human nature, they'd put the benefit of sporting events and picnics ahead of crops and farmers. =P

I had practically given up on catalogs, as I was looking at grey jeans on eBay just last week. Much happier to get them from somewhere where they're new and I can figure out the correct fit, though. =) And I hope you have a pleasant surprise with that skirt sometime down the line. I do love grey skirts...
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On July 8th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
Yay for grey jeans!! They're my favorite jeans, too ^_^ I had a wonderful pair, but darn it, I gained too much weight and can't wear them any more. >,< I hope you get those jeans in time for your trip in October! October is the best jeans weather. ^_^

Aww, poor little mouse. I'm glad you got him before Shado or Arun did!

I'm looking forward to reading what else happened for you on Saturday! :D
On July 9th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I hope you're able to get them to fit again sometime. October in Sacramento might be a trifle warm for jeans...but not once I get into the mountains! =)

The mouse was darling, especially how carefully and cautiously it crept from the trash can into the brush pile outside. Hopefully it will like it there and not come back!

It's posted!