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Pandemic Diary 17 August 2020: My Shelter-in-Place Birthday

My birthday looked pretty different this year due to shelter-in-place, but I still loved every minute of it.

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“Can we take our cat to the vet while we're under a shelter-in-place order?”

We are on Day Seven of The Howells All Being Home At Once, and Day Three of Santa Clara County Residents All Huddled Up Together in Their Separate Spaces. Today’s installment includes what I’ve learned about accessing veterinary care for our cat, our current pandemic project, and other notes from our attempt to shelter in place.

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Pandemic Diary 16 March 2020: Shelter in place order issued for the Bay Area

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that as of midnight tonight, a shelter-in-place order will be in effect for six Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, Santa Clara (where we are), San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda. Why the new restrictions, and what’s it like to live with them so far?

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“Can we hatch our own giganotosaurus egg?”

Four years ago, my daughter asked me if we could do an actually fun craft one day, like hatch our own giganotosaur. Today I finally got around to scouring the web until I found instructions for making your own dinosaur egg from common crafting supplies and household tools.

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The book that has my 12-year-old bubbling over with joy this week

This week, my daughter discovered the Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat books by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard so much joy coming from her part of the world, so I thought I’d tell you about it.

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Wordless Wednesday: Trouble in two ears

My cat has just discovered that the chair I usually sit in at the kitchen table is perfect for him, so now I will never be allowed to sit in it again.

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Wordless Wednesday: Today’s a writing day, right?

Look who showed up for work today. Related Links: More Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles Caterpickles consults the 12-Year-Old: “What is the Mothman?” (Caterpickles)

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Not-at-all Wordless Wednesday: Why doesn’t my cat hate his pet bandana more?

It’s Monopoly time at our local Safeway. I play every year and this year, in a Caterpickles Central first, I actually won something–brand new free-except-for-shipping @Shutterfly pet bandanas. I thought my cat would hate this more. How am I not bleeding right now? #cats #stuffoncats

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So I sat down today to do a bit of blogging for the first time in almost a month…

And then this happened. Man, it’s hard to type this way. But to bring you up quickly to date… blogging has been light in part because middle school parenthood has been busier than expected and I’ve been putting what little writing time I have during the week toward the next…

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What’s The Eleven-Year-Old reading this week?

Summer is in full force here at Caterpickles Central, and someone’s reading list this week reflects it. See if you can figure out The Eleven-Year-Old’s summer goals from the books stacked on her desk. How to Be a Wildflower by Katie Daisy What How to Be a Wildflower is about …

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