The Ciel Show

Monday, April 29, 2019

A long and satisfying day

After a bad night's (lack of) sleep, the day began with getting online to sort some photos of Italy and England. The reason for this sorting was to select a handful to show to the curators at Academy Art and Framing. They'd contacted me over the weekend asking if I had any shots of Europe that they might use in their upcoming gallery of tribute to WWII veterans. AA&F is where I have some of my 'Rubble' collection currently hanging: Only two now, as one has sold! She handed me a check for that... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Star Fest Sunday

All weekend we have been at Denver's biggest sci-fi/fantasy fan convention. How big is it...? This one's guest celebrities are Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner. There is an art show and silent auction in which Charlie has his post-apocalyptic teddy bears and other art, and I have a few needle-felted planets there, too. Peri Charlifu, my favorite hobbity potter has a great selection displayed, and I have my name on a few pieces. (Peri, by the way, has been invited by the Nebula Awards people... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 22, 2019

I think it's spring...

Not that we have not had snow in May around here, but just maybe spring has edged out winter now. Outside the kitchen window, there is the green of the lilac leaves spreading open, and the maple in the front is in full flower right now. We have had some 70s+ in the daytime, though today the forecast high is 51F. Wednesday will be in the 70s again despite clouds and maybe some drizzle over the next two days. Sadly, it fared ill, those last very cold days and snows, for the doves. The nest was... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Best laid plans... part 2

And waking up a good 7 hours later... It is noon-thirty, I feel refreshed, dreamed-out, and Charlie wisely caught a bus to work at 10, when I usually drive him. I dreamed of video-hiking all the roads of the Shire and beyond... Had a leg cramp at a crossroads in Hobbiton... Waking, found residual pain in the leg suggesting that was an overlap with real life, though it didn't wake me. This reminds me of a study my Dad talked about, that started with a question: Why do we sleep? After some time in... Sign in to see full entry.

Best laid plans...

Still trying to get back on Mountain Time, I didn't go to bed last night at all, stayed up all day. After drowsing a few times in the chair in front of the tv, I finally got up and went to bed around 8pm. Then I woke up three times before getting up again 4 hours later. Rats. So, I had some soup, watched some more tv and wrote here, and will try to sleep again, maybe get in another 3-4 hours before having to be functional tomorrow. Well, I guess that is pretty much the pre-trip pattern. But I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Good to be home... but...

Is all this sneezing a cold coming on? Or did I forget to take my daily allergy pill? Guts are unsettled, too--so glad that didn't occur last week! The clock within is still really confused, as I find myself waking up at odd moments in front of the tv or dropping the book from my hands... this is why I don't read big heavy books in bed. Photos are getting processed up onto flickr, there are still a couple of batches to clean up and post. This has been good to do since my writing brain has not... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

And back home again...

Back to my comfy chair, my own bed, a cat that is keeping the closest of tabs on me... And 800 photos to process... I will start with my favorites, clean out the extraneous, and in a while, post by themes on Flickr. Meanwhile, there is packing to undo, and laundry, of course. There are purchases and gifts to sort... Have you ever noticed after a trip away suddenly you can see what needs to be done around the house? So there's that, too. I have a few postcards to send out--email me your address... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bags are packed...

...and here I am, awake early again at 3:30 in the morning, second-guessing and worrying... One item we plan to take on the plane as a carry-on is a heavy cardboard tube containing my rolled paintings and Charlie's new flute. What will they think it is in the x-ray? Does that long metal tube look like, maybe, a pipe bomb? What if it won't be accepted as a carry-on due to size and shape? Carrying it through the security scanner ourselves, we can open it if necessary, but if we check it as... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 8, 2019

April on The Great Wall

I am soooo tired! We have been to the Great Wall and back, and I have had far more exercise... Well, as much as the day of the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace, but not just walking far and far... This was hills and stairs, going up and up stone steps and ramps, and coming back down and down stone ramps and steps... We spent as much time getting to the Wall itself as we spent on the Wall--maybe more! I will write more of this adventure in the Travelblogue, for now, suffice it... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Big V, I blame you!

I went to sleep soon after reading some of Big V 's mystery blog about the house at #407, and dreamed... I heard of such a great deal on a house here in China that I bought it sight unseen! Then we went to see it. It was a very small house built up above a cinderblock wall about 12 feet high. The thing was, there were no stairs--only a sort of ladder made of leather strips looped and rivetted into a series of toe-holds, and these in two lengths rather than a single one, so you had to switch out... Sign in to see full entry.

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