The Ciel Show

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Slow and steady Wednesday

Midweek, we have sunshine and cool morning hours, and a certain calm here as the Georgia run-off has concluded, the super-cold days have passed for now, and no one here is ailing. Yesterday's major accomplishement was the clearing of one of the bigger doom-boxes, disposing of a fair amount of paper trash and ordering of the papers worth keeping. I actually look forward to doing more of that today. I've also ordered a supplement called berberine, which is reputed to work well for a lot of people... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 5, 2022

The Black Lace Panties Incident

One of Mom's frustrations... well, all of us shared the frustration... was that Dad was Never Wrong. He had decided in his youth that he could never be called on being wrong if he was diligent in study and knowing the facts before he opened his mouth. This worked for him most of the time. He was clever with words, too, and the older I got, the more fun he and I had with puns. He taught me to play with words, but Mom just never joined in, this was not where she shone. But she enjoyed jokes even... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sunday thoughts

Meh morning... Feeling poorly enough--head-achey, deep-breathing achey--to take a covid test which came back negative. Maybe I'll go back to bed in a little while. The breathing is better now, but the headache hangs on. Olaf, aka Big Orange Cat, has come by the back door a couple of times this week which sends Pixiechops into paroxysms of rage. I remove her to the bedroom, and open the back door to let Olaf know someone still likes him, and put a little food out for him. But I think it's... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 2, 2022

After the wind...

We're done with the wind for now, and have sent it on eastward for your enjoyment, you who live out that way and not the other way. It was intermittantly intense here, but a friend to the south had 100mph, she reports. Here the problem was the air stirring around the living room, annoying the 'keets. Birds like breezes on them even less than cold. So, finally we pulled in the a/c outflow hose from its place alongside the window, and closed it for the season. I undraped the birdcage, and all's... Sign in to see full entry.

Mom's Shining Moment

Mom is on my mind today... I've told this story here before, but as the holiday season begins, I always think of her. She eased on out of this life on Christmas Eve, 2015. Mom has always been a very practical person, not given to the making of jokes though she has always enjoyed a good one. When Dad and I punned around her, she just laughed and got on with business. In fact, I can't ever remember her telling jokes. All the same, she had hermoments... My Dad, as I have mentioned before, was an... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

December blowing in!

And here we go... December! Possibly the most exhausting month, the most decorative indoors and out, the most anxiety-producing... For some the most, for others the least joyful month. Lowering stress and anxiety in my life has for some time been my chief priority. I can accomplish so much more when those are not predominant factors. Today I have several packages to take to the local UPS store, a stop at the Kaiser pharmacy and one at an Office Depot. Getting things mailed off has always been a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Looking after interests...

Best we can look forward to today is 30F, which is better than the -6 'feels-like' temperature this morning. Looking forward to much warmer tomorrow, and planning to hold out for then to do driving errands. Today I will finish the Santa hat for the younger granddaughter in Seattle which she needs for a holiday show. Just need to fasten the bobble on the top, box it up and send it off. It's that big plush yarn that works up pretty quickly. Charlie has one he's worn for quite a few holiday... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A Pretty Good Morning

A certain cat has chosen today for cuddling across my chest, purring... For this reason I am typing one-handed. Earlier, I let her out the back door into the world of blowing, freezing, snowiness, figuring she would come right back in pretty much immediately. Nope. She was out there daintily, cautiously checking it out for maybe 5 minutes while the sliding door was agape and heat and cold were trading places. Got some interesting financial news just now. Most of the investments I inherited a few... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Still here...

It has been one of those withdrawn weeks... Nothing to say that I felt would be of particular interest. I mean, really, how many CoSprings weather reports do any of us need? Temps are yo-yoing around, skies are cloudy and clear, and now and then there is a dusting of snow. But there was a pretty sunset this evening, and a few pictures happened... And after neglecting to do so for a while now, I loaded them up here and did a bit of trimming and editing on the photos of the past few weeks.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Here comes the wind!

Today should be mild compared to last week's deep freeze: up in the low 50s for a little while this afternoon, but from noon onwards through the night, we're gonna have WIND! It will blow in a cold day tomorrow, but then Friday relents with calm and 50s again. I imagine you have your Thanksgiving plans in place with all the cooking just hanging out in the wings. I've told the guys next door we can cook something together, though after last weekend's turkey, we probably won't do another of those.... Sign in to see full entry.

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