The Ciel Show

Saturday, December 4, 2021

busy Saturday

When I instructed Paypal to pay my landlord, it tried to draw funds from the wrong account. Maybe this was my goof, but today I have to go tranfer the funds from the other credit union to the one PP will try again on Monday, and see if because it was a goof, this credit union will give me back the $30 they charged for an overdraft. I think they will, but it requires an actual trip to the credit union. Then, I go to pick up the vacuum that is replacing the one that was more expensive to fix than... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Monday starts... differently

After a couple of night-wakings, I usually get up around or just before dawn. Today, for a change, I woke up in the 6 am dark--though my lamp was on since I fell asleep again, reading, around 2--and I didn't get up. I reached for my reading glasses and book, and just laid there warm and cozy, and read for an hour or more. When I finally set it down again, the sky was full of sunshine and blueness. No cats around, but a young fox squirrel was at the water dish on the back porch. I put out some... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Finishing off Thanksgiving

The sun is coming up, the air not quite as cold as earlier in the week. The mountain is already bright and etched with white in all its crevices. Thanksgiving feast leftovers still remain, but at a much reduced level. Charlie had a quiet day at the current show, mostly, bringing in all of $35 until he began to cover up the goods at 5 PM. Then a young woman came in the front door and headed straight to his table at the end of the room. She had had a think, apparently, and decided to take home one... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Day of The Day

Sitting here with my coffee, looking out at a mountain that looks rather heavily sprinkled with powdered sugar, and writing a few words while my mind plays with scheduling, cooking times, and wondering where the heck did I last see the baking pan...? When the coffee is done, things will be getting busy. It's cold outside, temps around 20F, and not likely to get much above the 40s today. The bit of snow from yesterday afternoon didn't amount to much, and the streets are mostly dry, so that's a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Day Before The Day

Grey skies, cool temps, and a possibility of snow... That's today's weather forecast. My high school pal is driving down from the mountains to stay over a couple of nights, to share our Thanksgiving. I expect she will be here early this afternoon. I've cleared a lot of excess and ancient stuff out of the fridge, and cleaned the glass surfaces. Artichokes have gone into the oven, four big ones cut into halves, so eight ready for tomorrow when they come out. I found really huge ones, and organic... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Caturdays

This morning the Big Orange Cat came visiting. He came into the house, looking for some rubs and some welcome. Of course, he got both, and while he didn't go for the available cat food, he did have a long drink of water. He went out, mewed some, came in again... Yesterday, I heard a bit of very quiet thunder as the grey stripy cat fled from downstairs and out the back door. This one is very shy, and I'm not sure its a stray, just a cat allowed out. Sometimes when the glass door is shut, I see... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Costumes and considering new possibilities

The costume hunt went well today, my theatrical friend finding a pretty good amount of what he needs for this upcoming middle-school production. The kids themselves have a lot of input in what they want, but in the end, everyone is limited by what's available. It was the first time in quite a while that I've spent time among the collection. There were many things I had forgotten I had! And now, suddenly, I am thinking again of shifting the collection to a proper shop setting, one large enough to... Sign in to see full entry.

Bright and busy Sunday!

The sunlight, sun still itself below my eastern horizon, is just now setting Pike's Peak alight! Rosey-gold, it illuminates the fresh snowfall all the way down to tree-line. I haven't seen this in quite a while, from the comfy chair, as the curtains have been closed against the heat in summer and the cold in winter. Also, tucked up behind the couch, they don't easily slide to the side. Today, though, they are just enough apart for the morning mountain to shine through! https://flic.kr/ps/rhS1C... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Getting shot in the arm

Today was the doctor visit I postponed last month. Glad to have it over and done. It wasn't worth the anxiety I had over it, but that's what I do: She calls it 'generalized anxiety' that I get this way over so many little things, especially that involve authority, performance, the possibility of condemnation or scolding. For me, all anxious, not so much the idea of possibility as probability. It never turns out to be justified. Got my covid booster today, too. I had the Johnson & Johnson last... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Awesome!

If I had not gone to see that show, I'd have always felt I missed out, imagining it to be so much more magical and lovely than it actually was. So, I'm glad I went, and congratulate the kids who danced and acted with grace and poise. On the whole, though, it lacked the magic of the book, and leaned awfully heavily on the underlying Christian message throughout. It didn't have to. All in all, it was not awesome. Yesterday we went out to see the new DUNE, another great story of the coming of a... Sign in to see full entry.

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