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Time for again.

First of all, I love chatting BEFORE I start following. You'll improve your chances if you do the same - just a short note, say "hi!" and how I happened to catch your attention enough for a follow.

I'm 50+, born&raised in the US, married 30+ years to Loving Spouse.

We got together via , discovered overlaps in other interests, now have a stable house hold with two .

Most of the time, I like nice & kind. But Hard-Ass Me remains vigilant.

I... have been not here.

Some of you may have done me the favor of worrying. I'm sorry for making anyone do that.

Things are okay, for pandemic values of that.

I've been trying to get out of bed earlier, and get out for a long walk before most everyone else is awake - Otherwise, dodging people on narrow walk-ways here gets to take the fun out of the exercise.

Ah, charming.

Dealing with cat politics, of one who wants the other's (prescription) food.


Just checking in.

Still here.

Some bad news in our background - leading to frustration that I can't go support someone dealing with grief.

Good morning, Shop and Fediverse!

*waiting for my coffee to brew long enough to get nice and tasty...*

How are you all?

Good morning... well, good for some, morning for some...

Just checking in. With my coffee, as I'm not entirely awake just yet.

Switching to something a little more lighthearted -- question of the day:

What's the last thing you did that you're proud of?

(Boosts, etc, are welcome -- if you reply you'll guaranteed to get a reply from me telling you I think it's cool, too. <3 )

I'm tempted to do as the police in another jurisdiction: carry a stout pole that is 1.5 meters long, for the purpose of demonstrating correct distance.

Problem is, I think for the civilian like me, that might be an actual offense of the legal code. Pity, eh?

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Good morning from a VERY quiet Belgium!

We're doing okay with local conditions (not-quite total lockdown) but mourning how our local baker has shuttered the family shop, b/c it's too small to allow more than one customer at a time, but people can't seem to get that through their skulls.

Asking for Grocery/Food Money :boost_ok:​ 

I am running low on money, since I had to pay off my phone bill for the month of April. Can anyone give me any money, so I can afford to get any food sometime soon? I wanna get something other than Ramen noodles.

Please help me out:

Cash App:$NatsumiKitty




Good morning, Shop and Fediverse.

Our cats have treated us this morning to a chorus of "we-e-e-e wa-a-a-a-ant tha-a-a-a-t bi--i-i-i-ird!" when a pigeon displayed itself on a roof across the street.

It was wo-o-o-o-o-on-derful!! *chortle*

Support your Fedifriends! 💚 ✨

If you're in a bad financial situation right now and need a bit of extra money to get by, please leave your links below! Paypal, Ko-Fi, whatever!

Everyone ends up in these situations at some point and we all know how awful it can be. And what with the current situation, there'll be even more people struggling.

Friends, let's alleviate some burdens and help out!

Covid-19, prepping 

One of the reasons I find prepping valuable in a slow-burn disaster like the one we find ourselves in now, is that it helps flatten the curve for consumption of vital resources

If you already have a little bit of extra hand sanitizer at home, a little extra food, some bleach, soap, and toilet paper, then you don’t have to run out and get these things in an emergency. This helps free up those resources for people who don’t have the luxury of putting together a little stockpile

Also, your stockpile can help people around you in need. One of my neighbors is pretty much hand to mouth, I’m not gonna lecture him on preparedness. I am going to give him food and soap if he needs it

The point of prepping is to help
The point of survivalism is to help

The world ends when we decide to stop being human

So, Fediverse and Shop... I'm sitting here with my knitting, feeling at slightly loose ends because the place I go help teach has decided to stop all classes with immediate effect.

Strictly a volunteer measure, so far, but one I'm mostly happy to see.

So, here I knit, gently recalibrating my brain, for whatever the next thing will be.

a weird thing is that if you say "JP Morgan participated in an attempt to stage a fascist coup against FDR" it sounds absurd and impossible, but it's a thing that really did happen. The person he tried to recruit for it was called Smedley Butler, and you couldn't make that name up

Hey everyone, the ideas deadline for #TalesFromTheFediverse Volume 3 is four days away! If you’re a #writer or #artist and want to contribute, DM me with your ideas and we’ll go from there!
If you can’t do a full story, consider submitting a cover instead! Likewise, DM me with your ideas and we’ll go from there!
And as always, boosts are appreciated!

I was really sad that my *knees* were not happy with me today. Decided to not walk the length of the bus route (it's not really a long route, either!) because combined with the cold, the chance of giving greater injury to an already inflamed knee felt not NEARLY close to zero... *sigh*

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