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23 September 2016 @ 08:08 am
 
Finally beginning to feel like myself again as of about 5 days ago! Have a lot of catching up to do after a year of being busy and a half-year of being very sick, with bad eyes to boot (screens were hard). Such a relief.

I'm Celiac on top of everything else. It's a whole lot of not-fun in America when I can't even risk cross-contamination, but I'm getting better at it. Learning the ropes of the kitchen and slowly gathering a set of kitchen supplies of my own.

Been hanging out with a younger friend of mine a lot recently who is also giving up gluten--she has had a very similar rash on her legs to the one I had and has had it for a very long time as well--so we're working on this together, which makes it easier. She's prepping for a colonoscopy so today we're making up a meal plan and shopping for it. I figure it's good for me too and helps support her. Platonic joint adulting!

I have come to be known as "Pups" in regards to my animals and some friends: not Mum, not Pa, but Pups. I am Head Puppin of the Mary Puppins establishment for training ourselves, each other and our pets into being our best selves. I've always kept a clutch of those younger than I in order to mentor and help along; now it's slightly more official: I do whatever I can to help my pups become the people they want to be and to feel comfortable in who they are; I teach emotional intelligence and communication skills wherever I can. I'm not a happy Pups when my pups get messed with, and those who do the messing tend to hear about it. ('Best selves' means knowing when to be an arsehole, and on the occasions that I actually get to be one, I probably enjoy it more than I ought...)

Recently there have been jokes about my being a referee, blowing a whistle and saying "foul!" or handing out yellow cards when I catch people being unkind. Looks like I may have to start wearing that Hooch hat more often.

Anyway, I'm going to get back to sleep. I conked out on the futon last night while working on my hoggywartyxmas sign-up (yup, I'm in!) and it's posted now, so I'll catch some Zs before my shopping adventure later today. (:

Hope you're all keeping well! I miss you dreadfully. What have you been up to? How are you doing? How have your hobbies been treating you?
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minervas_eule: my Minervaminervas_eule on September 23rd, 2016 12:56 pm (UTC)
Hi there, great to hear from you!

The mental image of yourself as Mme Hooch, blowing the whistle and handing out yellow cards when you catch people being unkind, made me smile so much :-). We could really use such referees walking about ;-).
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on September 24th, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
Great to see you again as well! I'm always terribly sorry not to keep up with LJ. So many friends to miss out on!

Pleased you got a smile out of that as well! I did when my friend cracked a joke about it. I made a comment about throwing a yellow card a few days ago and it stuck. :P