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  1. I found a great picture of the kiddo! A significant percentage of cats have pica, which is the drive to eat things that are not food. Plastic is fairly common among those cats' bad eats. Humans can have it too, although that's usually due to a dietary deficiency. She used to spray the house (pee in inappropriate places) a lot before our other cat died and she got spayed. Being in heat will drive cats to spray, and she also pees in bad places when she's anxious or I haven't cleaned her box recently enough. The presents I was more worried about her scratching at them or eating the ribbon, t
  2. I'll have to get a picture of her soon! So my cat is curious and bored at night, so she'll scratch and make noise so we get up and do something. Also, she eats plastic (which is very very bad, we have to be careful of what we leave out) so she'd either chew the wrapping paper or the ribbons, or worse (because she's a brat sometimes) she'd pee on it! So... nothing we care a lot about left in her reach at night. We did get everything done in time. I slept in a recliner and that sucked. I've slept on the couch before and didn't mind it; our pillows are nice and soft, and the cushions are fai
  3. It really is so much fun watching her! I'm glad you finished your courses, and I hope you have a relaxing break. Work is going okay, very busy in the leadup to Christmas. Christmas went well, I got more than I was expecting and MacKenzie had a fantastic day! She got a stuffed narwhal bigger than me haha I baked a bunch of cookies for everyone's presents. We were up very very late doing that, and ended up sleeping on the couch so we would make sure we got up to put out presents before she woke up. Can't leave them out at night or the cat would get into them!
  4. oh wow that looks amazing! I got to show MacKenzie the planets last night. She's kind of interested in space and planets but isn't quite focused enough to grasp how awesome it is that we can see such far away things with our eyes. I hope you're having a good day!
  5. he's asked for "filmsean". he's also terribly forgetful like me, so he hasn't popped back in 🤷‍♀️
  6. Oh my goodness! I'm glad you went to the hospital when you did! Belated happy birthday, although it seems it wasn't a very happy one haha I'm happy to hear you're on your way back to health. also, that's an awesome looking pepper!
  7. her day was great! she got the gifts she needed, and some fun stuff too. I didn't bake a cake, but the storebought was better anyway lol was a good one! I don't have any recent photos on my PC right now, they're all on the phone. but she's beautiful haha! ew, those professors sound frustrating. but I'm glad you're in school, and working on your mind. All is well with us. I've felt very sick today but I don't think it's the Rona. Hopefully not. He enjoys his job for the most part, and loves his manager. I'm enjoying mine, but I'm trying to transfer because his store (same as mine, acr
  8. she's turning 4... in a week... make it stop! we're doing great, sean got a job a couple months ago and I'm still working where I've been for a year. And she's adjusted alright to no outside interaction, although I hate that she lost access to children right as her little personality is bubbling through. Luckily my mom and siblings are able to watch her sometimes so she still gets some play time with other humans than mom and dad.
  9. so many beautiful pictures, as always. My life hasn't changed a whole lot since this whole thing. I still go to work, I still come home and play with MacKenzie before bed, and I still try to do art at night. Were I in a different field of work, it'd probably be a very different story haha!
  10. Life is continuing much as normal lately, just with no park outings for the little one. I got a promotion, and we're very busy, which is good. My department keeps people out of the store. That's such a cool looking picture!
  11. I'm here, I'm safe, and I'm healthy. I'm "essential" as a supermarket employee, so no forced extended vacation for me. I'm already a homebody so not going out except work isn't much of a struggle, esp since my main source of socializing has been Discord and Twitch for three years now. MacKenzie is having difficulty adjusting bc she doesn't really understand why she can't go play with other little kids at the park. She doesn't understand being sick; she's only had one cold in her life, so long ago she wouldn't remember it. I'm worried about getting sick, because there are people out on lea
  12. Thanks! This is nearly to the end of what I've typed up, I should probably continue it before I post more haha!
  13. “Hello?” came a familiar voice. “Sam, it’s Jack.” “Jack! I was worried about you!” Sam exclaimed. “So was I,” Jack smiled. “Thank you for finding me when you did,” he added softly. “I’m glad I did. Are they treating you okay in there?” Sam asked. “Yes. It seems I found a shrink that cares.” Jack smiled again. “Shrink?” Sam echoed. “Minnesota has a civil commitment law; didn’t you know that?” Jack asked. “Oh, that’s right… how’s that going for you?” Sam asked with a smirk. “You know,” Jack responded honestly, “This experience has been more useful tha
  14. We've just been trying for the last year but we've not been consistent, that's all haha well she's definitely going to earn an ice cream but she hasn't pooped on it so no new dress, and peeing is iffy on it so she may not earn a doll this week lol
  15. A few hours later, Jack looked out the window of his room, watching the birds chasing each other through the air. This room was different from the one he’d woken up in; it was gentler on the eyes. The bed was a little nicer, and the walls were a calming green color. The teacher sat back in the chair he’d been resting in with a sigh. Dr. Andrews and a woman in a black suit and skirt, carrying a clipboard, walked in. Jack watched the way she moved. Her confident gait and posture reminded him of his sister Shi. “Hello, Doctor,” Jack greeted calmly. “Who’s your friend?” Dr. Andrews smiled and
  16. Remember I used to write about superheros? This is one of them, one I haven't written about or drawn in 15 years. I was motivated to redraw her the other day. Here, have a major glow-up in my art style, featuring Primrose!
  17. Hi! What a lovely sunrise! MacKenzie is a growing happy little girl. We're doubling down on potty training right now. We have a sticker chart with weekly goal rewards we know she likes to try to get her more enthusiastic about being a big girl.
  18. happy new year! mine is... well, it's a continuation of time. nothing major new, other than the calendar got heavier lol
  19. My grandmother took the time to teach me how to draw faces at various angles when I was around 8 or 10. I have fond memories of her showing me the math tricks and oval guides, and seeing my people drawing skills change almost overnight. Beyond that, I've taught myself for the most part. As for my art career, I'm hoping it'll pick up more soon. I've been doing online graphics for almost two years, but it's hard to make enough and find clients.
  20. So I've taken to pencil drawings in hopes of selling commissions of them, in supplement to my digital art and graphics work. These are pictures of MacKenzie, my little monster and only the best model an artist could ask for. Sigh, photographing them always washes details out. I've also been converting them to digital so I can color them without screwing up the original artwork!
  21. LOL nope, not ready! but I bake for Christmas, so I can't do it yet or it'll spoil! Mackenzie made a friend recently, whose mom is cool, so we made a new friend too! She's learning SO MUCH lately, and picking up more mature speaking habits. This morning she asked my cat if she was having fun in her cat bed, for example. Sounds mundane to you and me, but from a toddler who is still working on R and L sounds, it's pretty advanced stuff!
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