The Ciel Show

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Getting ready...

Our Thanksgiving is on Thursday, and I have a friend coming for it. She will be here tomorrow sometime, so we can start on the cooking ahead of time. There are only 3 or 4 of us for the feasting event, so it is variety of foods to prepare rather than vast quantities. Of course, I have to bring the house to some sort of orderliness before having any company. With my lower back troubles, I only get so much done before sitting down again and giving it a rest. Tasks get done one by one... Today I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Slickery!

It is freezing out, and drizzling, and the less-used roads are sheeted with ice. Charlie and I had no problem going out for dinner--a friend's birthday celebration--but coming home suddenly new tires were not enough. I thought to slow by gearing down rather than using brakes. Err... No. Not a good choice. Charlie was impressed: he's never been in a car doing a 180 on ice before... One of those events where until you come to a stop you don't know what you are going to hit or not. We missed the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

New phones, old phones

For the past couple of months, my phone has been turning itself off randomly, which can be a problem if I'm expecting calls. So yesterday I bought a new one. Not a fancy one, not a 'smart' one, just a simple flip phone. It took some 15 or 20 minutes for the guy at the store to transfer over the phone numbers, bit it finally got done and still faster than if I'd had to do it by hand, and contact people for their numbers I don't have memorized. Remember the days when we memorized the important... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, Tuesday...

Feeling very symmetrical this morning: Yesterday was doctor day, and I came away with a flu shot in one arm, a pneumonia vaccine in the other. Also, word that my triglycerides are once again off the charts in the wrong direction, so a new medication in the hopes (and science) of avoiding pancreatitis. For some reason last night, sleeping was not working well in my new bed, and so I decided to find out just how comfy the old one now in the guest room really is. Embers seemed to like the shift.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Snowfall and the Saga of the Bed

I woke this morning near dawn, and the sky was clear on this day of promised snow. Having gone to bed nearer to 3 than 2, I went back to sleep. Waking again at 8, I looked out... and there it is! Big flakes falling straight down out of the sky, already an inch deep over the cars and railings, though the street looks to be only wet except at the edges. And like our Adnohr, I smiled... The first snows of the season are always so pleasing, especially with new tires on the truck, with nothing on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Responding to comments about feral cats...

In a number of cities, feral cats are captured in traps, taken to shelters where they are checked over for health problems, neutered/spayed, and ear-clipped before being released in the area they were trapped. The ear clipping--the trimming of one ear-tip makes sure they won't be trapped again for the same purpose. Some cities, people take it on themselves to make sure their local ferals are regularly fed. Others provide sanctuary areas. Rome has such an area, a full city block of ruins with a... Sign in to see full entry.

The days after...

Well, the elections aren't over, but all is committed now, so there's that stress reduced. Got new all-weather tires on the truck, so now it can snow: I have the tread to deal with it. Got a friend coming for Thanksgiving, but that's a couple of weeks away still. The guest room is prepared, or nearly, and there is still time to do a major purge of the refridgerator. I have finally cleared vacant space on my desk, can see the surface of it now. The laundry is mostly caught up, though there is... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Winter comes on...

It is grey outside, with a few blue sky patches. The temperatures will be well below freezing tonight, and I have been turning on the heat at least for a while first thing in the morning. It might be the increasing cold, that we have had repeated visits from the little black cat, and a big, sturdy orange fellow. They both want in, and Embers has made her opposition to this plan thoroughly expressed. But black Onyx has not been allowed in since the incident with the 'keets--he pounced the cage a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 5, 2018

This morning's moonshots...

I was up early this morning, according to the clock. This made it worth it: https://www.flickr.com/gp/therovingeye/M139n9 If you want to see more of the moon... https://flic.kr/s/aHsjMExojo Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

A white All Hallows Eve in the Springs

Halloween 2018... first major snowfall of the season! https://www.flickr.com/gp/therovingeye/VLf716 Sign in to see full entry.

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