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Long overdue - I've been meaning to make a master fic post for awhile now, and tada! Here it is! :) Please let me know if any of the links are glitched up, or any other errors. Sticky post, so it should stay at the top of my journal.


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Linking to tumblr because posting images on DW is a pain - raccoon girl got into some of my old papers and notes from when I was writing Project Reset and found this little scribble I did in the margins of little extra-small hatchling Jazz, still in his pod:

Wee hatchling Jazz

I've got TF: Revenge of the Fallen (or is it Return of the Fallen? I always get that mixed up) playing while I clean house and laundry, and the bits that are all "the president wants you guys to leave, or else" that were kind of weird and out-of-character when Obama was president (because maybe he'd have legit issues with giant alien robots setting up shop but you'd expect him to be diplomatic about it, and also I could imagine him and Optimus having some really nice talks), but now...now the president being a jerk parts ring a lot more true! So, the one good thing to come from this administration - adding some veritas to Bayverse TF rewatches.

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Finally gave in a couple of days ago and turned on the heat when nighttime temps started dipping into the upper 40's, and now tonight I just turned on the air conditioning again because the house it still all hot and stuffy from the 80's today.

In other exciting news, I gave the bathroom a good deep scrubbing on Saturday and moved the stacks of baby bottles and feeding tubes and formula back into the spare bedroom/wildlife room - it's so nice to have one room in the house all clean and organized! Now I just need a couple weeks off to get the rest of the house tackled, lol. And the yard. And the garage. I still have half a pile of mulch from this spring sitting in the driveway that I didn't get finished moving before baby season hit - I've been trying to move at least a wheelbarrow a night, but with road construction going on right now (they shut down a whole section of interstate) my daily commute is taking closer to two hours than one - doesn't leave much time after ingesting foods and taking care of the wildlifes. Hopefully I can get some of these kiddos released soon - the raccoon babies are absolutely trashing their pen every night, they need MORE ROOM, like a whole forest!

Ended up on emergency (human) baby sitting duty on Sunday morning - niecelet was running a fever and mom was watching her, but had a church thing she had to go to. Poor kiddo, she's a little cranky pants when she's sick - everything was the End of the World, including but not limited to: taking her temperature, taking medicine (mom finally mixed it with melted popsicle and snuck it in that way), assisting her with taking her sock off, giving her a paper towel so her popsicle didn't drip, being dripped on by the popsicle because she wouldn't take the towel, and her aunt going to the bathroom in the WRONG bathroom (she wanted me to use the big bathroom, not the little one). That was Saturday night - luckily by Sunday morning when I was on duty the medicine had kicked in and she was her normal silly funny self, some occasional stubbornness, but not sobbing-on-the-floor meltdowns every few minutes. We even played for awhile with the thermometer and took each other's temperatures (it was an armpit thermometer - the night before she wouldn't even let us touch her with it, let alone stick it in her armpit, and the under-the-tongue one was right out. I think I'm going to invest in one of those remote thermometers for mom that scans from a distance, where you don't even have to touch them, pricey but it might be worth it!)

I did manage to find enough time to catch up on a few things on my watch list on Netflix (and hide from the news): Wrinkle in Time (fun characters! Didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would though) Golden Compass (enjoyed this one more than I thought I would, although I fell asleep for the last part, so not sure what the recommendation is there, lol), and Lost in Space reboot (also very fun, although I found some parts hard to watch - fake psychologist lady freaked me out! I suspect it's just a me thing for that though).

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I had to do the math to figure out how old I was this year, lol - 46 and 47 are numbers that just don't really stick in the head. Co-workers brought delicious cinnamon buns to work on Wednesday, and had cake with mom & niecelet on Friday. This morning I did my annual Goodwill run to restock my wardrobe - all my pants have developed the usual rip in the right knee and pretty much every shirt has stains on the "boob shelf" where I drop all my food - managed to find 5 or so pairs of pants and three shirts, so score! All the shirts are from the men's section, so they kind of make me look like a box, but at least they're not see-through. Also got a decent cat tree for $15 - with raccoons in the house you can never have too many things to climb!

Getting the remnants of Gordon, so lots of rain today, which we needed badly! although I don't think we're going to get the 5 inches they were talking about, at least where I am. The rain gauge was at just under 3" tonight, and the radar looks like it's mostly cleared out.

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Look, it's my brain!

Teeny bits of it, anyway - finally feel like I'm starting to get some sanity back, as daycamps are done and I've had a few no-program days at work to get my ducks in a row. Or possums. Or something. Wildlife season hasn't slowed down one jot - still bottle feeding three late-season baby raccoons twice a day, and got in 12 teeny opossum orphans that need tube-feeding three times a day. The raccoons are nibbling on bananas and hard-boiled eggs tonight, and the opossum babies opened their eyes yesterday, so they should get the hang of lapping from a dish probably in the next week - light at the end of the tunnel!

We had major wind gusts in a storm earlier in the week, and my power went out about 2am, which means my baby wildlife incubator stopped incubating, and I had no way to warm up formula to feed anyone in the morning. Spent the rest of the night with 12 baby opossums bundled in a pillowcase under my shirt to keep them warm - it was a very squirmy night! Mot much sleeping, lol. Packed them and the three raccoons in the car first thing in the morning, along with their formula in coolers to keep it warm, and drove everyone to the nature center - was able to get the opossums fed before first program of the day, but raccoon babies were old enough that they were too freaked out by the new environment to eat anyway, so they got their breakfast later in the afternoon. Happily the power was back on by the time I got home - threw away a few things in the fridge, since I had to open it in the morning to get the formula out, but it was mostly vegetables for critters rather than human food, so not much lost. Normally losing power isn't a super big deal for me, but with teeny wildlife babies it's a logistical nightmare - really considering getting a generator, although I don't think I'd want to leave it running unattended so would probably end up carting babies to work with me anyway.

Had my usual Saturday night hangout time with niecelet and mom - niecelet is attending preschool a couple days a week and learning to write out her name. I wrote her name and my name and my mom's name and her dad's name in chalk on the back porch, and oh, the complete and utter earth-shattering joy and delight when she discovered that some of our names had THE SAME LETTERS! Hee ^_^

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Behold, I have prepared foods!

That 'minor' cold from way back when progressed to a sinus infection that knocked me flat for a couple weeks - I had all kinds of programs and volunteer trainings at work, so I dosed up on cold medicine enough to stay functional, but didn't have much energy left over for anything else, and the house was really showing it! Finally started feeling human again this week - my head doesn't feel like a bowling ball, which is lovely :) And have had three days off in a row, whoo hoo!

House is now back to minimal standards of civilization, and I was in a cooking mood today now that the kitchen is clean(ish) - I've been resorting to fast food and mac-n-cheese way too much lately. Made a veggie omelet for breakfast, some pear-oatmeal bars to take as snacks to work next week (smelled lovely while cooking, but not particularly tasty - maybe they'll grow on me), rolled up a bunch of mini bean burritos and put them in the freezer to take for lunches, sliced some potatoes and baked with soup mix seasoning and mozzarella cheese and gobbled them up for dinner tonight, they turned out quite tasty. On the wildlife food prep, mixed up a big batch of "raccoon glorp" - peas, carrots, bananas, nuts and seeds, blueberries, yogurt, etc. and froze it into baby food jars - keeps raccoon girl occupied for awhile eating them.

In other news, someone brought in a big brown bat last week with a broken wing bone - I have another one I'm hibernating and will release in the spring, but this one I'm not sure will be releasable. Dropped her off at the vet this morning but they didn't get a chance to look at her today, will find out the verdict tomorrow if they can do surgery on the wing (it's one of the hair thin "finger" bones, but the ends are sticking out from the wing and it's been that way for awhile) and if there's any hope of regaining full flight. I'm pretty doubtful, so have been brushing up on my long-term captive bat care since odds are good she'll have to stay as a non-releasable education bat. She's an older lady, her teeth are worn instead of pointy-sharp like on my hibernating bat, but she's super feisty and is starting to get the hang of eating mealworms from tweezers.

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Since posting photos on DW is kinda tedious, but on tumblr I can just stick 'em directly from my phone:
Color changing betta Legolas-the-fish

I also got two new bettas, since my little Bluestreak betta died several weeks ago, after a good run of 4 or 5 years, and I had an empty tank: Two new feesh

My little zinnias are sprouting, yay!

Caught a cold, after dodging the germs all year, so not so yay *snorfles and snuffs* My voice survived the 100 first graders and two hours of showing them pond bugs this morning (and they all went out and scooped - had to break through the ice on the pond to do it, lol, and we only caught algae and muck for the most part, but I was impressed - they all did it and they all had an awesome time!), but I am now left with nothing but a a piteous raspy whisper. Happily tomorrow I can just snuggle in and not do much, maybe my taxes if I get ambitious.

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Laundry day! (maybe tomorrow)

Finally got dryer repaired this afternoon, so I can catch up on the big backlog of critter laundry. I've been doing my human laundry and just hanging up around the house to dry, which works fine, but would be pretty tedious to do with all the critter towels and blankets.

Also got a dental filling replaced this morning - all of my fillings are from at least 25 years ago, and apparently after awhile they start to need replacing. This wasn't bad at all, except I've got a cold sore in the corner of my mouth and it was not happy with me holding my mouth open and now it's really sore! So, I'm considerably poorer, and my mouth is a little bit cranky, but all in all a productive day (I have not, yet, accomplished any laundry, being a little worn out from several longs days at work this week, but instead have spent the evening snugged on the couch watching a PBS documentary on The History of China, which caught my fancy and was fascinating! I knew there were huge gaps in my grokking of Chinese history and I was right.)

While I was waiting for the repair person (who turned out to be a Very Tall Person, and I had to warn him to duck under my low hanging light fixtures and the low ceiling going down the staircase and other hazards of my Very Short Person house, lol) managed to get some zinnias and Mexican sunflower seeds started for spring, now percolating in their dirts on my hopefully out-of-reach-from-raccoon table by the window, and also planted some shooting star and cardinal flower seeds in milk jugs and put them outside - they're native wildflowers so they need the cold temps first before they'll decide to sprout. I put my big poofy winter coat away too soon! After two weeks of warm February, we're back in the lower 20's F for March - I was way under dressed today in my lesser winter coat, brrrrrr

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Hey, I wrote a thing!

A new thing, not just a repost even!

Happy Prime Chapter 4

In other news, all my wildlife permits and reports are due next week - every year I plan to get them done early and every year I'm right down to the wire - I just need about 8 uninterrupted hours, but work has been one thing after another. Thinking I might sneak in and hide in the office on Saturday and try to get them hammered out, because I have a feeling next week is not going to cooperate on the uninterrupted front.

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Shiver me timbers

It's cold out there! After an unseasonably warm fall and start to winter, it's a bit of a shock to the system, but I'm starting to get adjusted I think - got around an inch of snow just in time for Christmas, and now temps are in the low teens. Next weekend it's supposed to be even colder, -2 New Year's morning, which of course I volunteered to open the park up at 7am since the maintenance staff will be off for the holiday - whoosh! Better remember to pack my little butane firestarter thing in the car, 'cause you bet those padlocks are going to be frozen solid.

Had a quiet Christmas - went over to brother's for breakfast and cinnamon rolls and opened presents with niecelet. I got her a "Yeti in my spaghetti" game - there's a little plastic monster and you put strands of plastic spaghetti over a red bowl and lay it on top, and try to move spaghetti one strand at a time without letting the Yeti fall into the bowl. We played it a few times, and then the game part was abandoned in favor of pretend play with the Yeti eating the spaghetti and all the Paw Patrol pups also playing in the bowl with the spaghetti and using the cute little kid-microscope mom got her as a mountaintop staging area, lol - oh well, it was all definitely played with!

Poor brother was coming down with full blown flu yesterday though, looked pretty rough and barely lasted through presents :( And sis-in-law hasn't been feeling too well either - mom's had niecelet all day to try to let them rest. Mom and I both had our flu shots, and niecelet's had some epic sniffles the last week but seems to be ok otherwise so far. I've had a mild cold for the past week, but nothing too gruesome. Fingers crossed!

I got a Roku streaming player since my Chromecast widget has been giving up the ghost - set it up today and it was so nice to watch a Netflix without everything freezing every ten minutes :)

Brought in some snow for raccoon-girl and she had a good time pawing around in it, picking up hunks of snow and putting them in her water pan where they didn't last long XD All the kitties wanted to check out the snow, too, but raccoon kept chasing them away - I finally got them their own little dishes and put them up on the table (where they sniffed it and then decided it was boring).

I've been cross-posting some of my older Protectobot snippets to ao3 - something I'd started to do, but got side-tracked at some point. (Older as in from 2012, whoa! O_O) It's been fun going back and re-reading some of those - it's been long enough I've forgotten a lot of them!

What's everyone else been up to?

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