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It was a pretty nice weekend. I didn't work long OR late on Friday; I took some comp time and didn't go in until the afternoon. I made it to Wendy's house right on time for our regular Friday night thing, which was fun as always, with Candace's amazing stress-killing custom blender drinks and a great dinner that Julie made. Saturday I got up early and did some stuff around the house and mailed some packages out, then drove up to just_cyd's house for SNB, joined by ericainohio and frumpenstein and another nice woman they know from the stitching store. We ate some good bbq, fussed over Erica's adorable babies, and got our stitch on. People had some unexpected and very much appreciated post-birthday surprises for me, including stitching charts, flowers, stitching goodies I've had my eye on for a while, Starbucks $, and a skin for my Zune. In the evening, Coyote, his roommate, and I went out to hear miz_anneliese's bf's band play, but we unfortunately arrived just after their set ended. It was kind of a weird night for bar culture, but it's always good to be with good friends and fun new friends (Anneliese, you should ask Aaron if he remembers the funny compliment he gave me while he was a little toasted).

Today there was sitting in the sun, watching cutie-pie kids hunt for Ostara eggs, and taking Harley and Georgia to the dog park. The park was crazy crowded today and there were a lot of other beagles and bassets there. Harley had a great time last time but he seemed a little stressed today. Georgia always seems to have an okay time but she likes to stick really close to us. I would never trust her off-leash on a hike or anything - she is, after all, a beagle - but in the dog park, she's never more than a few feet away from me. Then Mike and I grabbed a couple of beers and some dinner, and I think I'm gonna read for a while now. It sure is nice to see spring finally getting here. I really do like winter, but it's great to see flowers starting to come up. Some red and pink tulips are coming up in my yard, and the landscaping at the hospital is really beautiful. I saw what I think are some wild bluebells the other day. Now Georgia and Harley are all worn out and they're snuggling next to each other - and me - on the couch. It's kind of nice - Pancake and Georgia were very friendly but they never had a lot of physical contact with each other. Harley and Georgia cuddle and snuggle all the time. It's very cute.
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Mike just called from home...apparently Harley ate a bird...in our bedroom. He said there's no body to be found, but there are feathers strewn *everywhere.*

About once a day Mike reminds me of why we should have selected another dog (a certain, particular dog that he wanted) rather than Harley. This was today's reason.
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yay I have ink

we got through a huge chunk of my tattoo today. what I am having done is a maple branch that crosses my shoulders in the back, with leaves that are turning from green to orange, and a bird is flying off the end of the branch. he finished the bird entirely and he did the whole outline of the branch & leaves with a little shading. I will need to go back for shading and color on the leaves, but this was a good intermediate stage to leave off at. I'll try to get a picture soon. The bird wasn't really painful at all and I kind of enjoyed the sensation and wanted more. The branch was a little more intense going all the way across my back and across some shoulder and neck territory. I kind of just tranced out and let the discomfort take my mind off some other crap.
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