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A {Mercury} Retrograde Retrospective

Hey guys!

I’m so sorry I’ve been out of touch for the last week or so…it’s been a crazy-weird time. Oh how Mercury Retrograde kicks me in the backside sometimes!

Last week I found myself at a complete loss of how to channel my EXTENSIVE coping skills.  I swear it felt like I couldn’t handle anything!  What a horrible, horrible feeling!!

Moving forward to this weekend:

There’s a new member of my family

copper

This is Copper (think Disney’s Fox and the Hound)

This picture is sooooo misleading on so many levels!!  First of all, this picture makes him look regal. He’s not. He’s a goofy, nutball baby in a giant’s body! We were told by the pet adoption that he’s approximately 9 months old.  Yes, he’s a big boy, but he’s a Maine Coon, so that wasn’t entirely odd.

He was taken for his wellness exam on Saturday, and he weighed in at 8.8 pounds!  Also, his kitty doctor determined he’s closer to 6-7 months old.  I’m gonna go out on a limb and say he’s going to be a very big boy 🙂

He’s so pretty though: his paws are white and he has a black stripe down his back, all the way to the end of his tail.  And he’s a gentle giant.  Or elephant in a china shop, depending on how you look at it…  I’ll try to get more pictures if I can get him to sit still, but there are a couple of slightly-out-of-focus pics on my instagram

Saturday, I got to see a friend that I hadn’t seen since leaving my last job a year and a half ago! Thank you, Mary Alice, for saving my sanity! ♥  It was so great to catch up.  I really, really needed to get out and be social for a bit!

Sunday, I went to the movies and saw Black or White.  

black or white

Very intense movie.  Very good though.  I knew it was dealing with some heavy issues, but it actually turned out to be a lot more serious than I expected (with funny moments mixed in).  And it addressed some issues about race and racial identity in a very open way.

There were some amazing scenes that took the opportunity to tackle situations and dialogue in a very real, but non-evasive way.  The movie addressed some great teaching moments, and I say bravo for them!  Glossing over issues only reinforces an atmosphere in which people are afraid to talk about our differences- which is such a shame when we could use those moments to teach and engage others in our cultural differences! (isn’t that much more interesting???)

Stepping away from my soapbox now…

I feel like things are starting to return to normal now and my mind seems to be functioning on more cylinders, so I promise that there are some new fun posts in my (your) very near future!

QOTD: How did you fare through this most recent MercuryRX?  Do wonky things happen in your world when the universe jumps out of whack?

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3 thoughts on “A {Mercury} Retrograde Retrospective

  1. I didn’t realize that it was going on! I will use is as my explanation for completely falling off the wagon last week haha!
    I LOVE you new addition! So sweet and I love the name Copper. I forgot all about The Fox and the Hound but I love that movie!

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