Saturday, December 13, 2014

freeing up the flow

Two days from home. Yesterday I got more things on the site and I had udon and just weathered out the storm. The power didn't cut out, but it is washed out from under the ramp on the beach. And there's a large log that washed up. Hopefully it'll be gone next soft gentle high tide.

This morning (Friday) Celia & I cleared out the ditches. I scraped up leaves and she pruned out the berries that were creeping across and collecting water. The flow in the ditch was very much improved. No rain today! Hurray! Just blue skies all around. I watched The Birdcage for the first time. How was this my first time? It's so darling! I had popcorn for dinner.

Might cruise over to Poulsbo tomorrow to do a thing. I have some work to do, but it's more of the finessing side of things.

I think I'll go read now. I've been staying up late too many nights in a row. I have to try to have a regular sleep schedule.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Oops! Slacking on blogging, but the past two days were working days. Monday I worked from home uploading photos to the site and whatnot. Just hung out at home and sat on the couch and blazed the fire and the house got oh so hot. Too hot almost. It's warmed up. 55 degrees. Very nice. Much better than it being frozen over, but it's also very stormy. Just so much constant, heavy rain. Is this worse than usual?

Tuesday the power came down in the morning, but after I had showered so that's good. I still managed makeup by the light of a lantern and table mirror. I got coffee on the way to work though, as I was so tired. The storm kept me up.

Photographed antiques and turned off the low stock notifications on the site. I left a bit early to spruce up the store and run an errand, and then I went to Suquamish to meet Aaron for dinner...at his place! He was cooking, and he can cook better than me. Which isn't saying all that much, but still! It was pork loin and cous cous and a side salad and a reduction sauce. A REDUCTION SAUCE! I was impressed. And his dog Banjo is super cute and lively, though wow it sure thinks it is a lap dog when it isn't. Banjo is a bit smaller than Corbie. So yeah, had a nice dinner but I was tired and didn't stay late. Sucks about being an hour plus apart. Can't just pop over to hang out. Gotta plan. Sigh.

Today I deposited my paycheck (yesterday I sent off my bills) and then did a much needed grocery run. I dropped off my recycling at Dosewallips, which was largely flooded in all the park bits of the park. I saw more rain in Mississippi, but there were breaks in the thunderstorm and it lasted a day.

Now I gotta make a trash run some time.

I worked more from home, and I still have work to do tomorrow at home. So I don't have to drive in yonder rain.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

light red/blood orange


After sleeping in, I had an oatmeal and coffee breakfast and set up my tree. I did use the little onzen tub as per Dad's suggestion. With a brick, it gave my Christmas tree enough weight. I found a string of lights, but it's weird because half the strand blinks on and off, and the other doesn't! I added some bead strands, and ornaments. It'll be an ongoing decoration process. The tree is flat on one side, so it fits perfectly against the side of my couch end table. I moved the green chair over so it's now a second fireplace chair. It's a bit of a squeeze to get by the stripey chair, but it's all good.

Aaron came over for the day. We ate pasta, drank beer, sat by the fire, played Scattergories, and hiked on the property. Lovely time.


Slept in. It's very nice how the climate has warmed up a bit. I can tolerate 40 degrees, but 30? Bah! I need to make an eggs run.

I headed in to Quilcene with Celia and we browsed one of the antique's market. I found a blood orange pleather jacket that was quite fashionable. Very cute! She found an English garden shovel priced way below what it was worth (five bucks). Huzzah!

Back at home, I cleared out the spice shelf of all 20th century spices and made room for my Aero Press. I dumped the expired spices in my compost. I watched some telly. Ate some pasta. Listened to podcasts. Added decorations to tree. It's all good. Working from home tomorrow. Have some things to sort out.