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Zoom is a lovely thing. Saturday was the first of the month and thus SEMGS. It was also an Ingress First Saturday. Both groups gathered on Zoom and fun was had. Last night was Social Knitting Night for the Guild (we Black Sheep gather every Tuesday, either for the meeting (second Tuseday of the month) or social knitting on the other Tuesdays. Being the rebel I am, I worked on another crochet cat bed. The newest one interests me as I'm using predominantly cotton in muted colors. I looks very different to me and can't decide if that's due to the material itself or the colors involved.
Over the weekend I had a long telephone conversation with my mother. Confinement in her house is getting to her and she was struggling to form complete sentences. We both think that's because she lives alone and hasn't had much of an opportunity to talk with anyone lately. I suppose it doesn't help that she has outlived many of her friends. Anyway, we had a nice talk and she was in a good mood. And my brother Brad was there mowing her lawn so she could at least see him through the windows.
On Friday I saw my new podiatrist. I like him and plan to send jebra to see him. Having had the doctor's appointment in the afternoon and not wanting to go back to the office for a few hours, I called it a day we went home. The extra time on the couch allowed me to finish the cat bed I'd been working on earlier that week. It also meant I could finish cat beds three days in a row, as I made one on Saturday and another on Sunday. The one I started on Monday might get finished tonight but maybe not until tomorrow. It isn't as if I have a deadline or anywhere to donate them. Many furry cons have been cancelled due to COVID-19 and I don't know if IndyFurCon will take place in August. They are currently accepting applications for the Dealer's Room so maybe it will. I expect a whole lot of people are in the same boat I am, namely let's avoid large gatherings until it looks like the danger has passed. I know a lot of the younger furries are going through con-withdrawal though.
Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo and I had a hankering for shredded beef burritos like we used to get from Little Armando's. Unfortunately Little Armando's closed ages ago, even before work moved north. Two of the Mexican places I like either weren't open or weren't answering their phones. We went through Taco Bell's drive-thru on the way home and that turned out to a frustrating waste of time. First we figured out what we wanted based on the Taco Bell website -- only to learn those menu items weren't available in Clawson. We adjusted our order accordingly but somehow half of what we ordered wasn't actually ordered when we got to the payment window. We tried to have the problem corrected only to be told that (a) they can't add items at the payment window and (b) they were out of beans. We said never mind and drove down to the Taco Bell on 11 Mile Road. There the line stretched from the order station onto 11 Mile which would make it difficult to get into line plus it seems dangerous to me. I hate it when cars stretch into the street as that just seems like a great way to be hit by an inattentive driver or killed by someone prone to Road Rage. We abandoned the idea of getting dinner from Taco Bell. Instead jebra took me home so I could join my Guild sisters on Zoom and went off to Trader Joe's to shop and bring home their frozen burritos. Which I enjoyed far more than I would have Taco Bell's.
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