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Weekend in review
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Yay, productive weekend!

- Talked to the vet: Rasha's UTI is finally gone (after several months of trying). I already suspected this because he's a much more energetic cat now. Unfortunately, his blood pressure is still high, so we're doubling his antihypertension medication to see if that'll help.

- I went to my first yoga class on Saturday at Octopus Garden, just down the street from us. Today I am sore. Yoga is awesome. I can't wait to go back.

- I sold my bass to a 12-year-old (well, to his parents) that lives down the street from us, who recently outgrew his 1/2-size. I can't think of a better home for it, and I have not one drop of "I wish I hadn't sold it" even though I've had it for 15 years and it saw me through university. It was the wrong instrument for me and now I can use the proceeds towards a celllo.

- nyxie and I planned on going to Nuit Blanche but decided to stay in, and watched Attack of the The Eye Creatures instead. They just didn't care. (coffeechica, you've got me hooked.)

- I moved my websites back to nginx from apache, since I had a couple of out-of-memory situations recently and I can control that better with nginx and php-fastcgi. This time I've got thttpd serving plain CGI, which was a problem I hadn't quite solved last time around. Tempted to port FreshBooks to nginx next time there's a hackoff at work.

- I finally put our car up for sale, after a year of not quite getting around to it. Seriously, this has been a major issue for me for the whole time we've been here. I'm not sure why I had so much trouble, but it's up there now. I think selling the bass helped.

- Bought an oil-filled electric space heater for $25 at a discount store, and it turned out to be a much nicer model than the floor model -- programmable with a digital thermostat instead of manual with a knob thermostat.

- Caught up completely on laundry, and put away my summer clothes and unpacked my winter clothes.

- Sat zazen for half an hour (the Zen Centre didn't have a morning sitting today) and practiced cello for an hour or so, and read another couple chapters of To Know Yourself, written by the sensei at the Montreal Zen Centre. I bought that book when I nearly became a member then, but my practice wasn't far enough along to really find it engaging -- and now it is!

- Gave the kitchen a good top-to-bottom cleaning. When I went to go out to the deck to give the rug a shake, I managed to accidentally corner a very angry raccoon. O hai mister coon.

I'm exhausted, but it's an accomplished kind of exhaustion. All that's left is to give Rasha his fluids and then I can flop.

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cool. yeah i don't want to do hot yoga...

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