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Recently I've been grateful for:

     Sleeping pill my first night back home, to help stretch out my sleep despite racket-raising cats.

     LJ's nifty new symbol so I can tell a friends-filtered post from a custom-filtered one without having to wrack my memory or click 'edit' just to double-check. Yay!

     Walking to the bus stop Monday morning in negative windchills and not suffering too much either in body or lungs. I wasn't sure how much a week in Florida would 'soften' me. Hardly at all, it appears, so I'm very glad for that!

     My uncle crammed a bunch of grapefruit from their tree into my suitcase, and I got to share them with my coworkers Monday. That was a treat.

     For the lovelies overseas who commented on my 15th anniversary stuff--I got your postcards off! (The non-overseas folks already got theirs.) Apologies in advance for any future redundancy in the burbling. =) The guy at the post office had no idea about proper postage, but thanks to the wonderful internet, I now know I paid more than enough.

     Last but not least: March forth! *cackles*
Emotional Status:
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On March 5th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Ooo... yum! I love grapefruit, although red grapefruit tends to be a little to acidic for me.

Racket-raising cats? Were they yours, perhaps overjoyed to see you?
On March 5th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Grapefruit is nice, I particularly like drinking white grapefruit juice. =)

I was prepared this time--I knew the cats' sleeping and litterpan schedule would be messed up by my long absence, so when Arun needed to go in the middle of the night, I shut him in the cat room since I knew he wouldn't want to sleep afterward. He spent the rest of the night howling at intervals--he'd never do such a thing on a normal occasion, but since I'd been gone for a week... *sighs*
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On March 5th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC), silvanime replied:
I guess it must be nice to know that you are missed just as much by the animals in your life as the humans.
On March 5th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I'll admit I'm glad Arun adjusts to the 'status quo' within about a week, because having him getting all over me all the time can be aggravating. At least he didn't try stomping all over me at night--I think I have to be gone two weeks for that. ;)

And yes, I am a bit touched that Shado seems to notice my existence!
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On March 5th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was wonderful seeing orange trees and grapefruit trees around, but the one that really got me was the apricot tree I walked past with my mom one day. It was so hard not to stick out my hand and help myself, because it was just covered with fruit! (and I've a weakness for apricots)

I don't eat fruit nearly as often as I should, but I'm fond of grapefruit juice.

*hugs back* I hope your week is going well!
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On March 6th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC), wispywillow commented:
Heheh, I'm glad a week in Florida didn't make a "Winter Wimp" out of you! :D

Sorry I've not been around much... still feeling ill and lethargic. Turns out it is indeed an infection. I'm on antibiotics now, so hopefully my energy levels will increase.

*hugs* Good to have you back home safe and sound ^_^
On March 6th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I wasn't sure what it would feel like, going from 70 to single digits!

Hope the antibiotics work for you, and you don't have any fun side-effects, either.