The Ciel Show

Monday, June 11, 2018

Breezing through...

It is noonish, the temps will remain moderately hot, mid 80s this afternoon. Those 5 and 10 degrees sure make a difference! There's a hearty occasional breeze coming in the back door, gleefully redistributing mail and papers throughout the upstairs. I dropped Charlie at work this morning, then went on to get coffee at the kiosk which currently has earned our business, and then because it is only across the parking lot, stopped at the thrift store. Outside were six big heavy-duty plastic storage... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 8, 2018

A jar of potatoes

I just put 5lbs of Yukon Gold potatoes, a really large eggplant, and two big halved artichokes in foil, into the oven. It is just into the 60s this morning, and will be 92F this afternoon, so it's a good time to get the baking done and the oven turned off while the day is still reasonably cool. It will take several days to eat the taters, between Charlie and me, and the eggplant will also be spooned out of the skin and saved for sandwiches with peppers and onions and some other roasted... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The very busy day!

Today around 11am we drove up to Denver where Charlie auditioned for the role of Couch Potato in a commercial for some kind of comcast-like service to be offered in the mid-west. While he did that, I had a lively chat with a young woman named Marika--that makes three Marikas I have known in my life, including my daughter. Then another woman turned up whose name is Markia. She is interested in energy work and astrology, and I shared some of my 'puzzle pieces' with her and recommended some reading... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Not quite summer...

Wednesday morning... car is going in for oil change and some little sensor thing that makes the check engine light go on when it doesn't work right. And the new old laptop is also going back to the shop to see why it doesn't turn on properly. I hope the theme of the day will be fixing rather than failing. It'll be hot again today, over 90F. Not my favorite, the heat. Humidity would make it worse--I've never been one for tropical climates. Growing up in the NY metropolitan area, never with a/c,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Too much caffeine

I know better, I knew better as I chugged down a diet soda with a late lunch, after a 16-oz morning coffee: tired as I was, getting to sleep and staying asleep was problematic all through the night. Embers didn't help much. She came and mewed and petting my face and rubbed... with a wet head! Where did she get a wet head? The Mystery of The Cat In The Night... It will be another hot day, and now, during the coolth of the day, is when I might get some work done. Well, the dishwasher is running,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 4, 2018

lovely Monday with puffy plants

It will be hotter today, but now at 9:30ish it is simply warm and clear. Yesterday I noticed a screw-head embedded in my truck's back left tire. This morning, there is no sign of flattliness, so I am guessing it isn't in the rubber deep enough to have reached where air goes. All the same, I will take Charlie to work then take the truck to my go-to car repair place and have them check it out. The doves--a couple of them--are on the front yard this morning. This is where I toss the remainders of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 1, 2018

movie night

I watched a movie tonight, more or less randomly chosen: AN INSPECTOR CALLS, a stage play originally, by JB Priestly, adapted for film by Helen Edmunson. It was first performed in 1945, but it is one of those tales that always applies. This cast is led by David Thewlis as the Inspector, and Miranda Richardson plays the lady of the house to bitchy perfection. The Inspector calls during a family dinner at a wealthy home in Yorkshire, to inform them of the suicide of a young woman and to question... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday Morning Cool

The cool of the morning... good time to rise on a day that will turn hot, near 90s. It is the time to Get Things Done, especially cooking things. I baked some artichokes today, and some potatoes when the heat in the kitchen was actually desireable. And I made some corned beef hash from scratch (see my Prompts blog), and had my hot coffee. Yesterday I finally replaced my broken old printer with a new, wide-paper one that will be great for making signs and posters (11x17) and the cue cards for our... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

following up...

Sherry didn't come down from Denver, but Kathy brought her nephew, Kirk, along. Kathy and I talked non-stop, re-affirming our kindredness of spirit, while Kirk and Charlie talked non-stop, affirming a new friendship and kindredness of spirit. After a couple of hours, we got in the truck and drove around Garden of the Gods to the Trading Post where we did a bit of shopping and had lunch, and talked and talked and just enjoyed one another like different fingers on one hand. Then we drove around... Sign in to see full entry.

Fare well, my dovelies...!

Yes, the nest and the deck are vacant of the young doves as of yesterday afternoon. One was perched on the bamboo screen I put out this spring, and then, later, not. I imagine they will come back again now and then... and wonder if their prolific parents will have yet another go: Eurasian Ringneck doves have been known to raise half a dozen broods in a summer! We are having very special company today. Kathleen and Sherry Dunkle, who about two years ago sold us their Red Dragon Stage, which is... Sign in to see full entry.

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