The Ciel Show

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Sleepy Thursday

It's bleak outside, a grey day with bits of white in the air and settled on cold surfaces. After another night of interrupted and uncomfortable sleeping, I am less than enthusiastic to start the day, and here it is 40 minutes before noon. Not yawn-sleepy, just... disconnected from the day. Maybe some of it is conflict-fatigue, just weary of watching the Republicans packing courts all around the country, weary of comments of seriously ignorant people who fancy themselves experts on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Adventures of the Mind

A group of local actors have started up a fantasy role-play improv group... They have been practicing for a month or so, and put on their first public show this past weekend. Charlie, of course, is part of it. Here are a few photos from the show. For those who don't know how Live Action Role Play works, it's all about the dice. Players roll to determine who starts a combat, for instance--rolling for Initiative. They roll for outcomes: Odge swings his axe -- attacker... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nearly oops!

Woke up this morning feeling like Embers had slept in my mouth... bleahhh! Until yesterday afternoon I thought we'd be driving up to Bailey in the mountains today, for celebrating an early Thanksgiving with my old high school chum, because it is supposed to snow on Thursday, and they get a lot of snow up there! But it was too early. Way too early. See, I'd been thinking US Thanksgiving falls on the 3rd Thursday in November... But it is the last Thursday, it seems... I don't mind having another... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Embers update

Two items here: Embers has decided she is hungry again, and kitty kibble has been disappearing from the dish. Last night she came to bed with a wet head which means she was drinking from the drippy bath faucet downstairs which means she disdains the water in her dish which means she would like it refreshed, thank you very much. This expectation was met about 4 this morning. Second item: We had an email from the vet this morning wishing Our Embers a happy birthday! Now, we have never known her... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 15, 2019

a few more photos

A week ago, Charlie set up another art show/sale, this one, the Misfits and Oddities show at Ivywild School. Ivywild was once an actual school, now it's a venue for a few high-end, socially conscientious shops, a restaurant and a couple of bars. It also has an auditorium it rents for things like this show. So here are a few shots of Charlie at that show, and a few more of Nature's show this morning. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Back to the vet...

Embers had another trip to the vet yesterday. She is still perky, still affectionate and purrful, but she has not been eating or drinking, and is shaking her head, pawing at her mouth, as if the autoimmune disease--stomatitis--has flared up again. Why should this be? I have been wondering if her medicine, compounded for her specifically at The Medicine Shoppe, that she has taken for quite a long time now, was mis-mixed on the latest refill. I will be talking to them about that. Yesterday they... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


It has taken four tries to get this post to this point, after hitting the post key by accident. Am I still sleepy, or just having a clumsy day? I also, making breakfast, fumbled one of my special--and expensive--eggs onto the floor, and muddled up pouring the water over the coffee in the drip filter so the filter folded, letting grounds get into the cup. For now, I shall just sit here, try not to drop my coffee or breakfast plate, and try to catch all the typos. The Misfits and Oddities event... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

31 countries!

Over on WordPress, my words have flown around the world! As of a couple of days ago, finally, South America has joined the list of 31 countries who've read me. The US, Canada, and India have read the most, all well over 100 visits; New Zealand, Poland, South Korea, Finland, Nepal, Quatar, and Argentina, once each. Most of the readers and 'likes' are for the poetry I've mined from my archives here and elsewhere, while very few seem interested in social/political commentary or journalling. I have... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

It feels like just in time...

Looking out towards across the street, at the neighborhood and its trees blowing in a pretty stiff breeze, all the fall colors faded away to winter greys... It is cold out there, not just chilly. You know that feeling when you get home just before the rain or the snow and ice which you can see coming across the landscape...? That's how I am feeling, not the dread of cold dark days coming, but the gladness of having shelter and warmth, and my new bed. Ah yes, the new bed! I never thought about... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 4, 2019

What time is it really?

Ah... yes... Home again. Technically, I was home all day yesterday, but between changing time zones and from Daylight Savings to Standard time, and having a very poor night's sleep--which involved getting up after a couple of hours of discomfort on the old dead futon, wrassling the folding cot and mattress out of the guest-room closet, and assembling them, and then sleeping poorly on an overly firm twin size bed--yesterday was not a day for deep thought or composing bloggery. And yet... things... Sign in to see full entry.

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