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leighbythesea2

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Gender: Female
Hometown: midwest
Home country: usa
Current location: ohio
Member since: Thu Mar 5, 2020, 01:11 PM
Number of posts: 846

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Holiday Shop Early, a personal opinion

Take this with a grain of salt. It's speculation based on my own opinion.

We (retailer is considered big box) are getting fairly concerning delivery slides for holiday. Like product arriving after xmas. That was intended for before xmas.

It's the stuff youve been hearing. Ports etc.

I assume every retailer will be the same. There is not going to be the usual quantity of goods at the correct time, so if you like holiday shopping, maybe start now.

Last minute may be difficult. I've been doing this a long time and have never seen anything even close to this kind of timing miss.

The caveat is retailers who decided to air goods. But most try for boat.

Posted by leighbythesea2 | Wed Nov 3, 2021, 10:07 PM (21 replies)

My rescue cat, after ten months, is at "comfort" stage

So first off, I didn't get him at a rescue. I found him on craigslist last December, a family was downsizing.

My dog of 16 years had passed, and i love cats.

They had a barn & farm animals. He was in house basement w 3 other cats I'm told. He was 4 i was told.
Because of covid, i could not go into the house. The husband met me at the door with a pretty siamese boy.

I insisted he put him in my carrier in my car, as to not imprint on him, I was stealing him. It was dark. A long drive.
Once home my kitty turned out to be--emaciated, vomiting every food, major litter box issues, had fleas and worms. & permanently dialated pupils. (That part doesn't hurt, but does give him a doe-eyed look) I was shocked but launched into action.

He's my lucky charm tho, as I got an emailed job offer the next morning. After a lonnnng 2020 layoff.

A few vet appts w curbside drop off, revealed FIV, an infection, and he was much older like 8 or more. Meds ensued. Special food.
He bounced back great. But not much muscle development from his years of malnourishment. He's the most affectionate cat I've ever known. I named him Taishi after a Thai dessert.

He was diagnosed with a tumor on his kidney 2 weeks ago. Bloodwork revealed anemia, kidney issues, pancreatitis, high white cell count, and more. 5 meds. The hope was stablize so surgery could be considered. A long shot.

We cooked for him. He's an alert and strong-willed cat. But wasting. Last night he went into emergency hospital dehydrated & not eating.
They can't see surgery as a real option. He's coming home to comfort care mode. I've done sub cutaneous fluids with a cat in past. It may work for "a time", but not sure.

This cat purrs when held. He purred on way to vet. While waiting curbside in 40 degree weather last night for us to be let in, he purred. He purred on way home 2 weeks ago, after that visit. In his carrier! I'm stunned at this.

Such a hard luck story, for such a sweet cat. We are gutted.

Last friday, he made a trip up the stairs to my husband on his birthday. A few hours later my husband got a job offer in email.

Tell me we don't "find" our pets, or they don't find us. I'm convinced we do.

For however long we get, it's never enough. I feel robbed, I want more time.

But also am beyond lucky. A good luck charm found me, and blessed my life. But I'm just so saddened.
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Fri Oct 22, 2021, 06:22 PM (29 replies)

I need a t-shirt that says Team Dingell

Just saying. My lady from MI not backing down from MTG.

[link:https://twitter.com/CapehartJ/status/1441434737755574286?s=19|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Fri Sep 24, 2021, 03:16 PM (15 replies)

The Bannon Hand that Rocks the Democracy Cradle (Precincts) Rules the Elections..

[link:https://twitter.com/iarnsdorf/status/1433404798649393160?s=19|

Apologies is this was posted. This thread started on Twitter.... (im so busy, prob behind) It bears reposting anyway.

Isaac Ansforf:

BREAKING: We found 1000s of Trump supporters taking over local GOP positions — an unprecedented grassroots groundswell devoted to Trump’s insistence that the 2020 election was stolen & Republicans need to stop that from happening again
https://t.co/btjMNXvft3

Most voters aren’t familiar with these precinct positions. But they have power over how elections are run: poll workers, board appointments, pressure on GOP officials. https://t.co/NmLDycVMwq

But it wasn’t just people mouthing off online. People actually went out and got elected or appointed to precinct positions — thousands of them. As one county chair said, “Those podcasts actually paid off.” https://t.co/Eo7W2nmOJu

There are hundreds of thousands of these precinct positions, and they aren’t centrally tracked. It took a ton of work to track them down. Here’s how we did it...
We focused on politically competitive states. We looked for signs of activity in far-right media. Then we contacted 100s of party officials & activists to find out how many new people were showing up. All-star team @DougBockClark @AlexandraBerzon @AnjeanetteDamon @mrsimon22

We found an increase of 8,500+ new local GOP officials in 41 key counties. Key states such as AZ, NV, NC, SC, GA, FL, TX, PA, WI, MI.

See details...

Posted by leighbythesea2 | Sat Sep 4, 2021, 09:20 AM (2 replies)

Janey Godley chats down Piers Morgan-Funny

I admit i can't always make out some British accent, but this is gold.
Some swearing...

The part about it being International Womens Day....

[link:https://twitter.com/JaneyGodley/status/1369266312682344450?s=19|


Posted by leighbythesea2 | Tue Mar 9, 2021, 08:31 AM (8 replies)

Panda has a Lazy Good Time in Snow. Smile Inducing.

This attitude, can relate. Made me smile. So cute.


[link:https://www.facebook.com/thebestcleanmemes/videos/?ref=page_internal|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Thu Feb 18, 2021, 04:27 PM (0 replies)

New Search Engine "Same Energy" Finds Related Art/Mood Styles

Thought this might be useful share here. Often, I am looking for similar art style or mood images or color usage. Haven't tried it yet, but look forward to!

[link:https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2021/02/same-energy-images-search/|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:34 AM (8 replies)

Yesterdays "Roast Me" Insult Day, Wendy's is Savage

I'm really looking for the humor in the evenings this week. It's cold, impeachment watching hurts, and I'm taking statistics, while working a FT new job.

Had no idea there was a "nationalroastday" and that Wendy's was so brutal, they offered and everyone lined up. I'm howling.

[link:https://twitter.com/TrungTPhan/status/1360009519099596803?s=19|


Also an article.
][link:https://www.boredpanda.com/national-roast-day-wendys/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:07 PM (1 replies)

HaHa: Target Didnt Intend-The Prairie Dress Challenge

I needed a laugh, and this did it.
Work in the womens fashion field, in design and......this was a miss. So funny. Check out all of the pics.
I have to say the men look great.
New rule. If you can put a bonnet on and it matches the prairie dress, maybe the design was too literal.

[link:https://www.boredpanda.com/target-dress-challenge/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Thu Feb 11, 2021, 10:37 PM (29 replies)

February-10 Livingrooms where Fireplaces Rules

Looking for a nice visual to break up the news? I had to search out good, zen news tonight.

Dezeen has a Lookbook page for interesting and architecturally stunning interiors.
Colorful kitchens
The Swimming Pools (if you are sitting in a pile of snow) I found particularly nice.

[link:https://www.dezeen.com/lookbooks/|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Thu Feb 11, 2021, 08:38 PM (2 replies)
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