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#MicroblogMondays 20 – Randomness

The day is fast coming to a close, and something needs to be written, but my thoughts are scattered and don’t seem to want to come together in a coherent post… so thank goodness for MicroblogMondays! Instead of struggling, I think I’ll just leave you with a few random thoughts, and end with a couple of oh-so-adorable pictures of silly little Oscar falling asleep on the couch the other night. Hope that works for you, dear readers. 🙂

So, a fresh bunch of snow fell overnight, and this morning Peter went out and shoveled the walk. Not noteworthy, you say? Well, considering that it’s been less than two months since his hip replacement surgery, I’d say it’s a banner day! I continue to marvel at his excellent recovery.

Earlier today I saw a recipe on the back of a ketchup bottle for cookies that included both ketchup and peanut butter on the ingredients list. I just don’t know… would you be brave enough to try them?!

Do you ever feel like the odd one out, a square peg in a round hole, someone who just doesn’t fit in? Every now and then I realize that I feel that way MOST of the time, no matter who I’m with, and have done so all my life. Still not sure whether that’s good, bad, or neutral… or maybe a bit of all three? Food for thought…

A friend dropped off an ENORMOUS bag of magazines for me to use for collages and art journaling, and I am gleefully looking forward to perusing their pages and attacking them with a pair of scissors. I wonder if the gathering of ephemera might not be just as fun and therapeutic as the journaling itself?

And now, Oscar.

Getting sleepy...

Getting sleepy…



I do love our goofball cats!

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Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Myke Todd January 12, 2015

    Cutting out things with scissors, cathartic? Oh, yes…
    Enjoy your Monday evening, M’am. Time to me to drive a while.
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  • Snarky Momma With (
    January 12, 2015

    I was going to do a MicroMonday but fate had other plans. Tomorrow might be another Tint Tuesday though. Your cat sleeps like our granddaughter! Have fun clipping!

  • Mel January 12, 2015

    Never on the ketchup in a cookie front. I so rarely eat a cookie. I would never waste one on something with ketchup.

    And yes to the square peg thing, all the time, in all places. Except with Josh. I fit with him.

  • Life Breath Present January 12, 2015

    We all have those scattered times. Good for you not forcing something though.

    As for the cookie, no way! Not fitting in, we’ll yes, in fact quite often. With Hun not so much ever, but even with family I feel that. It probably doesn’t help much that we don’t subscribe to a good bit of mainstream at this point and desire to move even further from it as the days/years go by.

    Have a good rest of the evening! 🙂
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  • Shailaja
    January 12, 2015

    I’ll pass on the cookies thanks! So good to hear about Peter! Glad he is recovering! As for Oscar, he is such a ham!
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  • Suzanne Fluhr
    January 12, 2015

    I’m also finding it difficult to concentrate on what I should be writing (a blog post about Cape Town, South Africa), so I was very happy when Monday crept up and I could use the Zentangle Diva’s weekly challenge for inspiration. I’m blaming my writer’s block/funk on the weather. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it 😉 When in doubt, cute animal photos are always appropriate. I have a entire Pinterest board of photos of our dog, Dino, and other cute dogs.
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    • Laurel Regan
      January 13, 2015

      Cute animal photos always work. 🙂 I actually drew out the string for my challenge tile last night, but was feeling so crummy from an allergic reaction that I didn’t finish and I’m not sure when I’ll get back to it. Not an auspicious start to the week!
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  • ElaineLK January 12, 2015

    I’m having trouble being coherent, too. After a weekend away I’m trying to get back on the UBC track while keeping up with work. Anyway, I’m so glad Peter’s doing so well! Being able to shovel snow is remarkable. I don’t really want to try it after my hand surgery in July (or maybe I’m just lazy). I love old magazines and looking for pictures in them! Sounds like a lot of fun!

  • nabanita
    January 13, 2015

    I think this made for a great post…Good to know that Peter is doing good…
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  • Cathy Graham
    January 13, 2015

    I love all your scattered random thoughts. I’m like that, too with a million thoughts, ideas, and worries floating through my head at any given time.

    I’ve always had that peg feeling, too, though these days I’m more like the big plump round peg that doesn’t fit the square hole, oof. Clothes sure are tight after Christmas! Thank goodness for stretchy pants.

    Love your kitty photos anytime. They’re adorable. I go nuts taking Kobie photos and some of Daisy, too, but she isn’t nearly as funny as Kobie is. I swear that cat poses for me.
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  • Anita Ojeda
    January 14, 2015

    I’m so glad your husband is doing better after his surgery! My husband had to have a hip procedure done (the one before they resort to replacement–I can’t remember what it was called)–so I understand how happy you are that it’s healing quickly!
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  • elly stornebrink
    January 14, 2015

    I think it’s a great idea to do a mix of ideas in one blog post. I for sure though would not enjoy ketchup in cookies, nor along with peanut butter…what an unusual combo! 😉 I, like you, have felt that way all my life too, “…odd one out, a square peg in a round hole, someone who just doesn’t fit in?” Maybe we came from different planets who knows? 😉
    What interesting poses Oscar comes up with: quite the cat! Sure makes for funny pictures and videos I bet! 😉 That’s awesome that Peter is up and about, including shovelling snow…that is quite the feat! <3
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