The Ciel Show

Friday, September 23, 2022

Cuddles and purrs

There was a documentary about cats that said that you get back from your cat what you show your cat. If you see your cat as aloof, and so are aloof yourself, this reinforces that behavior in your cat. That's what comes of letting your cat set the tone. I took this to heart as that's exactly what I've been doing: taking Pixie's actions as indicators of her preferences, thinking it's respecting what she wants. It has made me a little sad that she has, in fact, been so aloof from physical contact,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Beginnings and endings

Ahh... Here's the cool I've been looking forward to! Highs in the 60s today, with some rain predicted, though nothing dramatic. I hope it will be a deep-saturating rain. And I hope it all slides eastward to cool down the midwest and east coast! I finally had a good enough reason to return to Netflix. They've been running several shows I kinda wanted to watch, but they finally got me with the new season of The Great British Baking Show. This time I have the account and Charlie will be tapping... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Escapes and Adventures

Last night as I turned out lights, escorted used dishes to the kitchen, and set out food for Pixiechops, it was a surprise that she was not there to greet me and the new plate of yum. When I heard her distinctive little 2-bell sound and followed it to the back door, there she was--on the wrong side of the door! There was no way she could have gotten there but to have jumped down from the deck, then found her way to the back of the house. So... got to get her license tag situation sorted, which... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Another Saturday begins...

So, here it is Saturday, and I have been up since 6, thinking there was something I intended to get done today, but just can't remember what it was. I do need to get some laundry accomplished. It's sale day at the thrift store, but I really don't need more stuff of any description. Charlie and Rob are up in Northglenn at a convention of game-makers. Rob has invested in getting very polished self-published versions of his games, which demonstrate how they can be marketed professionally. His... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Things that go yowl in the night...

I got to bed at 11, but it didn't last. I was up at 1, sooo hungry! I went pretty easily back to sleep after small snacking, though. Up at 3: cat at the back door screaming obscenities into the darkness... Confined her behind the bedroom door while I looked out and around, wondering if it might be Big Orange Cat, seeking some comfort after that huge fight the other night with the raccoons. There was no sign of him or anyone. Back to bed... Up at 3:15: odd little noises out front; out on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Another book...

Here it is, Monday afternoon. It's warmish today, and I am thinking about lunch after not having a late-morning nap. I laid down with the book I've been reading--one of the series about The Ladies' No 1 Detective Agency. It is set in Botswana, and expresses the spirit of that country in its language and imagery. If you like mysteries and good-hearted characters, and have not already discovered it, I can recommend it! Alexander McCall Smith is the author, and as one who grew up in Africa, he's a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Photos from the LARPing group Photos from the Great Shed Cleanup. Check out those colorful tentacles! They sorta fit in the back of the truck diagonally, and I meant to take the picture, but was tired and hungry when we got home, and forgot about it. Sign in to see full entry.

After the shed

It was cold and misty/rainy all day, and we only stayed until 2:30. There were a couple dozen Alliance members on hand, going through bins and bags, masks, costuming and props. Looking at the shed, it seemed impossible it all was in there! This is such a great group of people--friendly and welcoming, free of power-trips and ego-trips, a real rarity in gaming groups of any kind. The people in charge are a middle-aged couple of exceptional generosity of spirit. They welcome me as much as they do... Sign in to see full entry.

Screams and hollers in the night...

Today started too early--4am--because of a huge fight in the front yard, under the Compass Rose stage. Yowling and screaming got me out of bed, onto the deck just in time to see a cat tearing off around the side of the house. Rob, also out on his deck, didn't see the cat, but spotted three smallish raccoons diving down the storm drain across the street. The lighting at night comes from a street light of an orange tone, but I am pretty sure it was an orange cat. Possibly it was my old friend, Big... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Back from the adventures...

We got home around 3:30, pretty well chilled, and more than ready for a good lunch. Luckily I roasted a chicken yesterday, and it was just waiting for some attention. We made sandwiches and sat in the warm--actually turned on the heat for the first time in months!--watching a couple of colorful fantasy shows on tv, while the rain came down softly outside. By 5:30 we were both ready for naps. Tomorrow will be warmer, mid 70s, and They say, no rain. But for one day, this has been refreshing. Sign in to see full entry.

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