The Ciel Show

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Waking to another Friday

This day starts cold and dreary outside, warm and light here inside. It is a moment of conscious gratitude that I am here, that I have enough, that nothing threatens. There is the happy consciousness that every winter gives way eventually to spring, and that weather in these parts may be bleak one day, but generous and lovely another day soon. I went to a yarn store yesterday--didn't know it existed until I really needed some good yarns for current and future hookery. They did not have the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Hooked on yarn

Night falls, and so does the temperature, down to the 20s tonight. The past several days I have been working the tcrochet hook. I dug into some of my old yarn stashes, determined to use up the odds and ends accumulated over the years. I am making what I call 'drink holsters.' These are pouches of a suitable size to carry a soda or a water bottle to hang around the neck or crosswise from the shoulder to free up the hands. Of course, things besides drinks can be carried, too. Charlie took some... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Messy business

Charlie is back from his long weekend at the LARPing. It was quite an event! As head of the props team, he and the team had to be there early, getting to the site Thursday afternoon to put it all together for the players who came in on Friday. The weather was a bit grim, with snow blowing across the road and heavy fog out towards the site, temps in the teens during the day. Night was even colder... but the next day things warmed up. So--I was somewhat worried about driving up the unpaved,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Driving snow

I did drive Charlie out to the game site after all. The afternoon never got above the 20s, and when we left the house around 3:30, a few flakes were flying in the air. By the time we reached Elbert Road, the last 18-mile stretch before the camp, snow was blowing across the pavement and fog was getting thick. Mostly, until the last few miles, though, the pavement was clear. Cattle still grazed in the fields alongside the road, and there sides were frosted with snow. What really blew me away was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Soooo cold today!

The sun is shining through the back door, and Caliban is a happy apple-green in his fog-misted habitat. I'm happy because I discovered why the guest room is always cold: th e vent in the ceiling has been closed! So I climbed up and thumbed it open, without killing myself with another tumble. Charlie wants to go out to the camp a day ahead of the Alliance LARP weekend, getting together with the set-up team, but I'm hoping they'll postpone, it is so cold! The drive out there also gives me some... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Wednesday weather and stuff

Cold is blowing in on gusty winds this morning, snow expected later, and temps down from near 60 yesterday to the teens today, negatives with wind chill tonight. We'll be back in the 50s on Saturday. Now, due to one thing or another, the wifi is down. Wind is a likely culprit. Since I piggyback on the wifi account next door, there is nothing for me to do about except wait. At least I can write here until the internet is again accessible. And here it is, back again... It has been back a while,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Housekeeping in Caliban's den

Here comes the sun...! It is predicted to reach mid-50s F this afternoon! Lots of running around yesterday, shopping for groceries, fabrics, hardware, and some new plants for Caliban's den. Groceries come with consequences. After a tiring day, it is too tempting to indulge in things my mouth wanted just when my will to choose wisely is at its weakest. Consequently, my blood-sugar reading is high this morning, well over the 150 mark that's the top end of the goal, but still well below 200. Today... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Changes in the air, the weather, the pets, the plans.

Sunny and cold today, and though it will be warmer tomorrow, Charlie has cancelled his going to the jugger tournament, not because of the weather, but because he has a sick kitty who could need him home over the weekend. Just when I had gotten over worrying about the drive... and was feeling envious of 70s F in Phoenix this weekend. Instead, he'll (we'll) be taking Astrid in tomorrow at 10 to see if she's improved since the first visit. They aren't sure what's wrong, and the tests to determine... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Winter storm!

When I hear "storm!" I think of mighty winds and blinding snow or rain or pitch-forks-and-hammer-handles... But all night the snow here has been falling gently, silently down, piling up the inches, making no fuss, yet closing schools and breaking appointments and delaying shopping. It is quiet, and it is persistant. This morning we are getting a bit of wind with it, and the forecast suggests there will be getting stronger winds through today, and that the snow will continue through mid... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Saturday up'n'attems

The sky is brightening in the east as the waning moon dips down behind the mountain horizon to the west. It's cold now, but we're looking forward to temps near 60 this afternoon! Yesterday the grandkids 'met' Caliban via a Portal call. They found him very fascinating, especially when he moved oh so slowly, proving he's actually alive! It's tricky, keeping his habitat properly humid. The fogger I got the other day is effective for a while, but needs refilling too often to be practical. I might... Sign in to see full entry.

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