Saturday, November 10, 2018

downtown parking

Was somebody too happy, too stoned, too drunk, or just creative. I do not know. 
Election night.
People losing all sense of equilibrium but I will say, the out come has been better than most elections.  The spin goes on of course, and if you are crazy enough to venture to the dark insanity of right wing blathering, you will see that  the crazy is full on!
And WHY journalists do not just turn their backs on  the slime ball and his mistress Sarah, is beyond me.  No more attention for you, Mr. and Mrs, Pinocchio!

On the home front, things are looking spic & span, I bought three lettuces yesterday, They are actually plants -intended for very fresh salads- 
 I hope they stay well until thanksgiving- giving them love, water and light by the window.

The chill is everywhere, no place to warm up, when we had wood heat it efficiently warmed us but wood heat has been outlawed due to pollution,so I am wearing two layers plus my wool winter coat in the house! Our fireplace cold and lonely.
Trying to adapt.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

prepared, crow bonanza, I broke the damned toilet

Cranberries cooking today, Had to go get sugar, none in the house, I am going to be so on top of thanksgiving this year!! 
Pre-making and sticking it in the freezer, there is little room in there - eliminated quite a few things that had freezer burn or that were just too dumb to be there in the first place- Picachu , still there however, Like my Mom's ashes it's just difficult to get rid of .  Bury or dump in a relevant place. procrastination. I.JUST. CAN'T.

-The apples this year are unusually  juicy and crisp and sweet- 

Abundant because of the sunshine so rare!
If this is climate change - I will eat it!
Trying to save them for waldorf salad but have already eaten two-

Delicata Squash  cut into dough nut shapes . the holes  stuffed with rum raisins, baked with maple syrup and butter- the best  way to get a full dose of  vitamin squash....and diabetes.
I am planning on a few KETO dishes for those who have already stepped into the  deadly spiral of diabetes, I am not entirely thoughtless.

Thanksgiving - such a rich meal- this week I will get Grandma's  butter rolls made as well- a little flour thrown in to cubes of butter pretty much.
 I am SO together, plus having learnt that you never know what  little life surprises might come up in the meantime - it is best to prepare when the preparing is good...

This frozen  morning there was quite a lot of unusual banging going on- I checked the deck and this crow was trying his best to get into a full sized candy bar that had frozen rock solid.

Likely a Halloween left over.

I had bangers for breakfast and left some out for this crow thinking that bangers would be much healthier, he  ate the bangers right NOW and took the candy bar with him- a prized possession- winner all the way- this crow.

I finished painting the bathroom and made every surface sparkle but while on my knees washing around the porcelain throne I notice a long crack down the pedestal to the base.
Holy cow! I DID hit it hard! I did that! Me and gravity and TSP!

So lucky .
Anyway, Sore for a few days - nothing except the toilet is broken. 
So...on we go , election sort of over- Republican shenanigans still occurring- the orange slime ball has a melt down - trying to shut down journalism- trying to shut down  accountability- the usual but with such toddler poop throwing, more than usual- looks like a ranting heart attack- one has hopes....

Monday, November 5, 2018

I've fallen and I can't get up

So here we go, Tuesday voting day. If we are all still alive by Thursday I will come out from under the covers to check the results- there are so many great , promising people running this time.
The evangelicals have taken stock and are no longer playing the trump card, or so the interview on VICE reports. My fingers are all crossed, I am teeth typing.
This disaster must be turned around- for the sake of all.

The above baby ginko tree is actually that color right now!  I have been a taxi for Mr. Man for the last several days, taking him to appointments, running errands to his favorite places, which I would rather never go to but because I am such a saint.... This tree was outside of one of the places.

His eye surgery was complicated, about three hours or something like that. So here we are the blind driving the blind. But since he can not see how badly I am driving my driving is OK. He is not passenger seat driving which is commendable. 

Yesterday I was TSP-ing the bathroom so that I can paint it, TSP is very slippery, but thought I would use it instead of sanding everything. Because- lazy probably.
I came down on a tiny puddle-

- one foot went one way the other foot tried to catch up. and down I went , hard, smacked against the toilet not once but three times, head, shoulder and hardest on my tail bone...again. poor thing. 

I whimpered in a heap  until I could catch my breath, took a pill , went to bed for about five minutes , and was good to go, sore, mind you,  walking funny but damned if I did not get the bathroom prepped! "hell no , toilet, you are NOT going to beat me- not today".

The gull is back and witnessed the whole thing - judgy and confused a little bit. 
I gave it cheese just for being a pal , watching me crumple and yell what you would yell  if this had been you.
So, yes, a litany.
Mr. Man was reading the paper and ran to get a towel for the floor that was so slippery, which was a help , the best idea really, and I  realized that I should have thought of that , but you know, hindsight...

Tomorrow, since I have already voted Blue as blue can be, after taking Mr. Man to his places of worship (cost co- home depot) I will paint the damned bathroom,

I was so lucky to not have broken my neck again.

(the sign is in my friend's yard)