jeweledvixen: (A Adam Singing on Stage Smoke)
Foster Dad John tries to come in and play with the kittens twice a day to get them used to being around people before adoption. John also has a son, Chris, who he calls the Minion. The Minion helps him with the foster kitties. Chris had been a little camera-shy, but has gotten over that. He very occasionally comes in instead of John to play with the kittens. He brings his tablet and answers questions that the viewers ask him in the chat window on the live stream. Here is the elusive Minion.

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MORE HERE )
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
Big things happened for the kittens today. BIG things! They are big enough now that John redid the room and moved them to the next size room. The big toy to the right has been dubbed the Mewniverse by the viewers because it looks like it has planets hanging from it. There will be one more upgrade later on. Pics!

John just finishing up and petting Kari since she was not happy with this whole process. She talked to him the whole time and not in her usual "I adore you!" voice, but more like, "What are you doing to my babies and my house?".
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MORE PICS UNDER HERE! )
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
So now I'm addicted to Pocky. I figured out where to find it in Wally World and have gotten some the last two times I went. This last time, I bought a bunch of groceries and put everything in the trunk. It took me 15 minutes to drive home and in that time, the Pocky all melted together in the packets. That makes it...interesting to eat. But I still love it. :D
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
The kittens in this video are the Spice Kittens. The mom is Rosemarie. The black and white kitten is Pepper and is a girl. The other three are Sage, Basil and Mace and are boys. This litter was three litters ago. Since them, there has been Ripley's Kittens, The Cosmo Kittens and now The Mythbuster Kittens. I started watching the Kitten Cam at the very end of the Spice Kittens, so I saw very little of this batch of kittens. But this video is a riot.

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6/1/13 02:05 pm
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
Two totally unrelated macros I came across on Facebook that made me laugh.

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Wild Weather

5/30/13 10:14 am
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Head Down Rainbow)
Yesterday evening, we had expected thunderstorms. But about 6:00pm, they started posting severe thunderstorm warnings and a tornado warning for my area, actually naming my town as being in the path of the funnel cloud they had seen forming. I was watching NCIS reruns and I never actually got to see the full episodes. The lights would go out, a minute later they would come back on, The lights would go out, a minute later they would come back on. Lather, rinse, repeat for two hours. Then, it calmed down. THEN at 9:15, the rain started in earnest and the thunderstorm kicked into high gear, with heavy winds, rain and hail.

About 9:30, in the middle of Criminal Minds, the lights went out for good. I went to look out the back door to see if all the lights were out in the apartment complex. CRAP! I had had a package delivered and there it was on the back step, sitting in the rain. There I was in my t-shirt and underwear trying to retrieve it in the gale-force winds. At first, I couldn't even open the door because it was so windy. I finally got the box inside. It was, of course, soaking wet. I hope it's ok. It's a stand fan.

Anyway, I could see the electric crew outside on the street working on the problem. I went to bed and tried to sleep using my back-up O2. It's hard for me to sleep without my CPAP. I snore and wake myself up constantly. But I did manage to fall asleep until the lights came back on at 1:40am. YAY! I got up, turned the main O2 back on, shut off the back up tank, hooked the O2 to my CPAP and went back to bed. I slept great until about 8:30 this morning.

I hope everyone else managed to make it through the storm as well as I did. I have friends in the Albany area where the storm was headed. I sent them messages to see if they made it ok. I haven't heard back, but it's only been a little while.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
Two new updates on the kittens, or rather, two of the kittens.

1. "Never has the Kitten Cam world been rocked since Ashgate. [Two litters ago, the biggest kitten, Ash was thought to be a girl. When they finally took the kittens to the vet, she turned out to be a he. He was sooooooo fluffy, they were fooled.]

Adam is a girl. Adam will still be called Adam, but will refer to her as "Addie" for a nickname. How could this happen? Well, Addie has little tufts of fur besides her itty bitty girl bits that look like itty bitty boy bits. Needed to wait until she was older."

FOLLOW THE CUT FOR MORE )
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
A Multi-Fandom Fever!Fic Prompt Fest. Get the Fever and join in the fun. Leave a prompt, find a prompt that intrigues you and write a fic to fill the prompt. Just click on the banner below and get the details.

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jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
I wanted to do an update because there are a couple of developments with the kittens. First, Adam, the buff colored kitten now has black fur on his back legs and tail, as well as around the edges of his ears. How adorable is that?

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GRANT'S SAGA UNDER THE CUT )

LJ Sucks!

5/16/13 01:33 pm
jeweledvixen: (A Adam BTIKM Lighter)
Apparently LJ went down for maintenance for one node out of 23 yesterday evening. They said it would be down 4-5 hours. I was up at 7am and it was still down. That's around 12 hours. Then they said that there was a second node down as well. THEN they said that the first one was back up and it would take about 1 hour to get the second one back up. That's been 6 hours ago now and it's still not back up. I logged on with my second account and found out that it's on the node that supposedly was down to begin with. I could log on before they said it was fixed. I still can't log on with my [personal profile] jeweledvixen account. Everyone is having major problems in areas that aren't supposed to have problems. ::throws hands up:: Who the hell knows!

Any way, I put my downtime to good use and did one and a half Tony's Tuesday Reviews. I'm all set with them for this case now. I did a pic spam for one and finished up icons for the other one. I'm feeling pretty good about that.

I'm also looking forward to this new type of Bingo on [community profile] ncis_verse. It's a whole lot different and I'm looking forward to seeing how it works. :)
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
Just wanted to post a few new pics of the little sweeties. Also, the first two pictures show that Mommy Kari has two different colored eyes, which is something almost exclusive to white cats. About 30% of the time, they are also deaf in the ear on the side of the blue eye. But John hasn't said anything about that with Kari.

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Now for the kittens. :) )
jeweledvixen: (Abby Head Tilt Red)
Well, I have no idea how this is going to work out, but I know it will. Right? Right? I love Colin Hanks, but I hate Parsons. Between this finale and NCIS:LA's finale, I will have chewed my finger nails to the bone by September.
jeweledvixen: (Deeks NCIS)
I'm horrified. I'm stunned. I have faith in him. He can do this. He will do this. Is it September yet?

My Densi-loving heart is singing.

Food Stamps

5/14/13 04:01 pm
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Smile w Mic)
Last night, I went on line and applied for SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program [food stamps]). I just got a call from a woman here in Otsego County about my application. She verified the information I put in on the application and it looks like I'm eligible for approximately...$16 worth of food stamps per month. It sounds like not much, but I'm thankful for the extra help. I can get a fair amount for $16 and it will definitely help. I can get some value packs of chicken or pork for less than $8, so I could get one of each and do pretty well for the month. Two months ago I did that and got 23 meals out of the two packs. She is sending me a letter with the list of documentation I need to send back to her so I can start getting SNAP. They will need proof of my income, proof of my rent, etc. Easy-peasy.

The ABC Meme

5/11/13 02:55 am
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
Borrowed from [personal profile] amethyst_hunter.

A - Age: 54
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Vacuuming. I hate the noise.
D - Pet's name: Coco and Ruffles
E - Essential start to your day item(s): Petting my two kitties.
F - Favorite color: Green
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5' 6"
I - Instruments you play(ed): I used to play the recorder.
J - Job title: I'm disabled.
K - Kisses or hugs: Hugs
L - Living arrangements: I rent an apartment.
M - Mood: Happy
N - Nicknames: Bo
O - Overnight hospital stays other than birth: I've lost count.
P - Pet Peeves: Bad grammar, bad drivers, nosy neighbors.
Q - Quote from a movie: "I'm possessed!" (From Innerspace)
R - Right or left handed: Right.
S - Siblings: Two older sisters.
T - Time you wake up: It depends on when I go to bed. Also on whether I'm sleeping a lot or whether I'm currently sleeping very little. It's 3am here now. I've been up since 8am yesterday.
U- Underwear: Clean
V - Vegetable you dislike: Brussels sprouts, raw carrots, celery
W - Ways you run late: Fooling around on the computer and losing track of time; having to go to the bathroom just one more time.
X - X-rays you've had: Most recent was my teeth.
Y - Yummy food you make: Lasagna
Z - Zoo favorite: Big cats
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
I'm watching the Live Stream of the Mythbusters Kittens and FDJ is in for a visit. He is talking while he is sitting just outside the enclosure. He said that a woman walked into a local Pet Smart, dropped off mama Kari and walked out. That is how he got her, since she was pregnant when the woman dropped her off.

John has magical powers as far as cats go. The kittens are nursing, so he has his hand under mama Kari's head and she is just so happy. She has one paw on his arm, kneading it. Ripley and Laika both (the previous two mamas) just adored him. Laika practically worshiped him. He's like a Cat Whisperer. :)

Seriously, if you need a pick-me-up, check them out: MYTHBUSTERS KITTENS
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Smile w Mic)
Foster Dad John has a new batch of foster kittens:

Mama is Kari. The tabby is Grant. The cream-colored is Adam. The kitten with the dark splotches on the head is Tory, orange splotches is Jamie.

They are sooooo cute!
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JUST KIDDING! LOOK UNDER CUT )
jeweledvixen: (A Adam BTIKM Lighter)
Yesterday, I ate the last of the chicken I had. I was down to no food at all. I had also run out of three of my meds a few days ago. So I went to Wal Mart and wrote them a check dated for tomorrow, the 3rd (when my disability check gets deposited in my checking account). I also had to get gas and I paid for that with a check dated for the 3rd. I am hoping they don't get put through the system until tomorrow. But at least now I have food and my meds.

My doctor and I had discussed me having a nutrition consult with the dietician at the medical care complex where her office is. The dietician called me and I have an appointment to see her next month. But I needed to call my insurance and see if it was covered and if there was a co-pay. Hallelujah! It's covered with NO co-pay! I know I've lost weight this month since I haven't eaten nearly as much as I usually do, so I hope she can give me some tips to keep it up, and some simple meal ideas. I'm not a cook at all and right now, my back hurts too much to stand up for long. I need to lose at least 100 pounds. I'll feel better about myself, my knees and back won't hurt as much and my breathing will be much better. So, wish me luck.

Oh, and I was lucky enough to get one of the new carts in Wal Mart and it took me all over the store with no problem and no crapping out on me. :D
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
Happy May Day Everyone!

I was sitting here working on my A Softer World challenge for [community profile] ncis_verse when I heard kids voices outside, a lot of them. They come around a couple of times a year from the school just down the street. They are the grade school kids, ages 7-11 or so. I knew they were going to be ringing my doorbell, but couldn't figure out why. Then it dawned on me. IT'S MAY DAY! They make up little May Day gifts to give the people and go around and deliver them. This year it is a piece of colored paper with a flower pot on it and a flower in it. It's all made of paper and foam. It says Happy May Day. They all yelled "Happy May Day!" when I opened the door. It was a nice way to start the day. :)

Yesterday I Googled a business here in town to see where it is located. A map came up on the Google search, so I clicked on it. It was one of those maps that are actual pictures of the area. After I found the business, I decided, just for fun, so see my apartment on the map. Sure enough, there it was, along with my car sitting right there in front of it. It was kind of weird seeing my apartment and my car on a map that anyone can find on the internet. I know they have those maps of NYC, Paris, Sydney and all the big cities, but it's strange to see that they've finally gotten around to Nowhere, NY, population 23.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Plantbert Bored)
It is April 30th and I'm down to three chicken breasts, six corn dogs and some frozen dinner I got by mistake. It's sweet and sour chicken with peppers and onions in it, which I hate. My bank balance has been overdrawn for at least two weeks. My electric bill is now over $800. I need to get my car re-registered (it's due this month, so tomorrow it will be illegal). I do not get my next disability check until Friday. I've been living on chicken breasts and Ramen noodles for several days. I don't mind either one, but day after day, it gets to be too much.

If you're poor, they want to make you poorer. I had two 401k's from when I worked, but in order to get help, I can't have that much money, so I had to cash them both out and spend down until I had no more than $2000 in extra assets. Several hospital visits, one car repair and some dental work later, that's gone, so I'm living from check to check and there always seems to be some unexpected bill that does me in for the month. I can't remember the last month when I didn't have to worry about food at the end of the month or that I had a surplus of money in my account of more than $5.

I've been checking out the local food bank and I would go today if I had the gas. But I'm going to go to Wally World on Thursday afternoon and write a check to get some food that's not chicken or noodles. I'm also going to get some gas so I can get back home. I'm also going to go to the food bank sometime in during the month to get some food so I have something to fall back on if things get tight again in May.

This is just a rant/whine post. I needed to get it off my chest. Thanks for listening. :)
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Plantbert Bored)
I had to do an overnight pulse ox study to see if my CPAP machine is still working for me the way it should by keeping me from waking up over and over due to lack of oxygen and/or snoring. My home care company is over an hour away, so they sent the pulse ox to me by Fed Ex and included a return sticker for me to put on the box so I could return it to them. All I had to do was call Fed Ex and they would pick it up at my apartment. I could have left it outside, but it was raining and besides, it's medical equipment and I didn't want anything to happen to it, so I chose to keep it inside and have them ring the door bell when they got there.

Only problem was, their range was somewhere between 8am and 8pm. (WTF?) So I got up at 7am yesterday and surfed around on the computer for a while. Then I went into the living room around 9:30 and did some reading. I fell asleep sometime before noon. When the door bell finally rang, it scared the snot out of me. I stumbled to the door, the guy scanned the box and took off. It was 4:45pm.

I live out in the sticks. There is no way this guy is going to show up before noon, so why make me get up at the crack of dawn (for me) and wait all day when you and I both know it's going to be late afternoon before he gets this far north?

Jeez, Time Warner came the other day and they gave me a time of between 9am and 10am and he was there shortly before 10. That's more like it.

Not a Bad Day

4/23/13 12:41 pm
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
Thank goodness it wasn't Tuesday yesterday. I have my internet, land line and T.V. with Time Warner. It all went down sometime yesterday morning or afternoon. The guy came this morning and fixed it all in about a half hour. Now I can watch NCIS and NCIS:LA tonight.

While he was in the basement working on that, I unboxed my new Shark vacuum and put it together. Now I have a real vacuum, not just one of those little 2lb stick vacs. I can't wait to put it to use. I also went to the Post Office and got my mail. My packages from Petco were there. I ordered some cat food I hope the cats will eat.

I also ordered a boa on a stick toy for them and a package of two pads you use for cat beds. My one cat wants nothing more than to be with me. She will sleep on the floor here in the office or drive me insane by coming over every five minutes to meow at me and want to be petted. I put one of the bed pads at the end of the desk and she is sleeping soundly on it right now. We are both happy.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
Today was Adoption Day and I just wanted to let everyone know that all the kittens and the mom were adopted and are now in their new homes. I pray they live happily ever after. :)
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Plantbert Bored)
Since the Cosmo Kitties all got fixed yesterday, they are ready for adoption. Adoption Day is Saturday. I wanted to post one last batch of pics of the little rascals and their gorgeous mother.

PICS UNDER THE CUT )
jeweledvixen: (Deeks NCIS)
The mystery of why actor Eric Christian Olsen can’t stop smiling these days has been solved.

The NCIS: Los Angeles star and wife Sarah Wright are expecting their first child — a boy! — in August, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.

“When they handed me the 3D sonogram and I saw Sarah’s perfect lips and that little Norwegian nose just like mine, I was overcome with a sense of clarity in the world that I can only imagine is beginning of fatherhood,” Olsen, 35, tells PEOPLE.

“We’re so excited and can’t wait to meet him.”

The couple, who exchanged vows last June at their family’s ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyo. have been thinking about starting their family for a while now.

“I can’t imagine a better mother for our future children,” Olsen told PEOPLE the day after they wed.

SOURCE

YAY!!! I'm so happy for them! He's so sweet and romantic with his wife and he's so goofy. I think he will make a great father. I can't wait to see what they name their new son. Something normal, I hope. :)
jeweledvixen: (A Adam Fault Mag Turquoise Eyes)
I think I have a cold. It started out as just some nasal congestion on one side and a sore throat. Now it's both sides and I'm coughing a little. I have nasal spray and I used it when I got up, but it's not working very well. I also feel feverish. I took some Tylenol for that. Since I feel like death warmed over, I'm going back to bed. If I don't feel any better by tomorrow, I'm calling my doctor.
jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
The large cat condo in the corner is known as the Tardis. The kittens love it. But they aren't the only ones. While they sleep, someone else sneaks in and takes over the Tardis.

SEE THE CULPRIT UNDER HERE )

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