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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Here comes the sun!

The sun is just coming over the horizon on a day promising to be mid-60s, maybe even. closer to 70. I've had first breakfast already, but still need to make a nice cuppa coffee to round it out. This morning there are several errands to get done, including boxing gifts to send to both sides of the country, sending in my rent, and chatting with the diabetes nurse who specializes in Jardiance information. Then this evening, we have tickets for the UCCS clown show. I've shared video of Charlie in... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Busy morning!

I woke early, before the sun today, and got busy before breakfast, before sitting and lighting up laptop or tv. First, I attended to the turkey soup that finally got started last evening. All the remains went into the biggest pot I have and simmered on low heat overnight. This morning I took out the bones, added back in the meat that was looking fit and sorted out a couple of cups of bits for Charlie's dog Milo. Next, two medium-sized eggplants went into the oven at over 500F and stayed there... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

A not bad weekend

Home again after a very pleasing weekend. It was a very small show, five tables with seven artists offering little art objects, crafty things, and artwork. Charlie had his bears and his inks, and I had my hats, scarves, and pouches. What with the below-freezing weather, snow and ice, it was no great surprise that there was light traffic and equally light sales, but we had very congenial neighbors, had some good conversation and it may be we started some friendships. I did some trades, getting... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 24, 2023

Show day, snow day

We started early, Charlie and I, to get his stuff and my stuff to the venue for this weekend's vendor show. It's at a shop for anime and other pop fans and enthusiasts, their annual 'customer appreciation weekend.' Not a big show, but friendly. Charlie's bears, his ink arts, his book TAIHAR, and a few other things are at one end of the table, and my wooly-works are at the other. It was snowing all day, tiny grainy snow that you get with very cold temperatures, and the thermometer didn't get much... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

It's the Day!

Four burners! I have four electric burners to cook and steam and sizzle! It will start with getting the turkey in the oven, accompanied by little taters and sweet corn on the cob. I am not so much up for the traditional making of stuffing to put inside the bird. I quite like it cooked inside, but I've been provided by Rob from next door with a couple of boxes of StoveTop, one cornbread, one regular bread seasoned for poultry. Charlie has come up with a solution to my preference for the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 20, 2023


The new-for-me stove is acquired and will be delivered tomorrow! They're scheduled to come by in the early afternoon, will pull out and haul away the old one, After a day of chilliness and snow, lunch at the Chinese buffet, some time at the workshop, and a stop by the grocery store picking up a few more things for The Feast... I am home again now, watching Escape to the Country and sipping warm, milky, caffeine-free Postum. Sign in to see full entry.

Starting out the US Thanksgiving week

Wind is up, low grey clouds are moving from east to west across the sunrise, and snow, They say, is on the way in even now. Not quite likely with the temperature several degrees above freezing, but I don't doubt it will mess with our day before much longer, blown in on that wind. Today may turn unpleasant for going out and about, but I plan to visit that appliance shop this morning having gotten the go-ahead from my landlord to buy the stove and take it off the rent. And I might not wait for... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Not lost, just a mite perturbed...

So today's post for this blog has happened on the Loosely Speaking blog by virtue of my not paying attention adequately and not even noticing until it was already posted. I'm taking two new meds this weekend, and 'drowsfusion' is a possible side effect of both, so... despite food recommendations for the acid reflux, I am having a cuppa caffeine. One of those meds is something they refer to as a 21st Century medication. That seems to mean that it is still fully owned by the company that makes it,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Odd and a little bizarre

I went for an appointment an hour up the interstate at the Kaiser facility there, and shared the elevator with a couple of seniors, a woman in a red jacket and a taller but bent man with a buff jacket. When I came out of the doctor's office, I smiled at them again as they were sitting in the waiting room, and then Charlie and I went on our way with only a brief stop at the pharmacy. Our next stop was miles away, visiting some friends. It was a good visit with all four of us talking and talking... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Change, change, change...

This is what happens when They assume everyone wants to do everything on their 'smart' phones. Surprising how much changing the format interferes with my sense of creativity and writing. For one thing, I have to get past the annoyance of having to get comfortable with new looks, a new environment. I will give it a try because I have friends and neighbors here in Blogittown. Change should happen because it has to. For instance, yesterday I went to see the eye/ear/nose/throat doctor, and because... Sign in to see full entry.

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