Because bad taste is better than no taste at all.....

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

#355: Snoooooooooooooooow.

Had the first major snow of the year... Started around 3 this morning and went off and on till about 4 this afternoon. I'd say about 3 inches, although I didn't dig out the measuring stick to make sure.

Needless to say, everything was closed, and probably be tomorrow as well. Tomorrow will probably be spent digging out, so we can get to the main road again.

Dent had the day off. I kinda figured he would.

I managed to sweet talk him into getting a little cold and wet for a few minutes. I needed some winter elf pictures! Some of them came out better than others. I had a dickens of a time getting the ears on. I don't know if it was the cold or what, but I had to fight to get the things to stick to my head.

I didn't make a snow man this time, either. Perhaps that will be tomorrow's adventure.

For those of you who don't know (or have forgotten), Monday was my birthday. Of course, I don't do a whole lot on my birthday. I bake myself a cake (mine taste better than the store bought kind) I turned all of 43. It doesn't feel like I have done much this past year.

I did manage to thin out some things, but I still have lots more to go.

I have also apparently made my circle a lot smaller. Since leaving FB, no one has emailed me. I guess I am just not that important? Fuck 'em. I still have the folks who text once in a while.

At the moment, Dent is snoring in his room. Evidently snow time is hibernating time for him. I admit crawling under a blanket with a book and a cup of warm tea sounds pretty attractive to me as well.

Stay tuned!
Kraneia (AKA Scratch)

Monday, January 1, 2018

#354: new beginnings

Happy New Year!

At the moment, I am staring out of the bedroom window. It's like 30 degrees out there and I'm not liking the idea of having to go out in it, to take down the outdoor lights to put them away. But it isn't likely to get any warmer next few days. And those lights don't take themselves down. 

The tree came down the day after Christmas. If that seems a little early, I was tired of looking at it and it was time to let more light into the room for the houseplants. Time to go forward and do that whole living thing, and to hell with anyone or anything standing in my way. I have waited too long for other people to get their shit straight, and neglected to focus on myself. So now it's time for me, to do me. I suppose you'd consider this to be some sort of new year's resolution, although I rarely make those. 

More like "life, I'm gettin' tired of yer shit.".  ;)

I have officially logged off of Facebook for a while. Still going back and forth on whether to delete the account entirely. I am sure it will make contacting me more difficult, even though I have posted an email address and several other ways to get in touch. But if you don't make an effort, I lose interest fairly quickly. I may like you, but I am hardly going to chase you. This is not a case of "playing hard to get": you're interested or you aren't, and if I get the idea you aren't, well, that's on you. 

Whelp, I guess I had better get to those lights. Time to get moving :)

Stay tuned!

Friday, December 8, 2017

#353: Exit Strategy

Thanksgiving went fairly well. I ended up having to drive to Atlanta to pick up the little one, which was a stressful event in itself. Fortunately, the holiday traffic hadn't kicked in much yet, so there was less stupidity than I expected.

My brave little Rio is no more. Her transmission started acting weird, and while the fix itself may have been a simple one (could of been something as simple as a clog), it still would have meant tearing it apart to get to it. So after much thought and negotiation, I brought home this. Merry Christmas to me!

No, the hamster wasn't included. ;)

It's a little bigger than I am used to driving, but it isn't too bad. 

Next stop: Christmas! We put the trees up the day after Thanksgiving. Probably won't bother to put much under it. Except the Sloth. He apparently thinks if he sleeps under it, perhaps Santa will bring him a new pair of mittens. Or whatever it is sloths ask Santa for.

In other news, I have done some soul searching and have decided I can live without Facebook. It was stressful and I maybe talked to a total of 5 people on there. If you're joining us from there, welcome. I don't update every day but often enough so you can kinda follow along. This is part of a sort of "exit strategy", where I am simplifying things.

Stay tuned!

Friday, November 3, 2017

#352: *insert random title here* ;)

It's Renaissance Faire time, boys and girls!

One of the few times of the year I "suck it up" and tolerate a large crowd of people (not normally my strong suit). The mugs were greenish this year, not the best color for them but better than the last green ones they'd had (those were in 2003 or 4, and were puke green. Haven't seen that color since...)

I settled on a bucket this year, in order to be able to carry more stuff. Really, it's an ice bucket.

Don't ask. ;)

And then of course, there was Halloween. Didn't bother dressing up for that, but probably could have.

My life has gotten progressively weirder. People tend to wander in and out of my life, and the most unexpected seem to pop back up again. I ought not to be surprised when it happens, I had figured out long ago my life runs in circles. But it does surprise me, still. More on this as it progresses.

A happy Dent
In other news, the Megs will be down for Thanksgiving. I am more, beyond excited--after missing her over the summer I plan on making up for lost time--and she'll be down the whole week, not just a couple of days. We'll probably see about combining Thanksgiving and Christmas into one--since she'll be back home in Tennessee on Christmas.

At the moment, I'm staring out the front door. It's mid 70's here, somewhat fallish but still too warm for November. I can't complain though. Winter is coming.....

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

#351: Fairing at a Faire with Fairies....

Who's this crazy lady?
So it's 7:30 in the morning on a Saturday, and I'm barely awake and attempting to put on my ears by myself for the first time. It's the first time I've worn them since last year's Renaissance Faire. Here I am checking them out in the mirror and thinking, "Well, I guess they're mostly straight, as straight as faun ears can be. So goofy it works, I guess."

I know what you are doubtless thinking. The Renaissance Faire isn't for another couple of weeks yet, why am I putting myself through all this?

I was fortunate to find out a "Faerie Festival" was somewhat nearish me, and after talking Dent into driving (it was that, or stealing his garmin) we headed out to check it out.
After driving what seemed an eternity through what amounted to BFE, we finally found the place. The road was somewhat rough heading in, and I can see where parking would be a problem in subsequent years, maybe room for 20 cars at most? Fortunately we got there somewhat earlyish and got a spot right up front. 

Not the Love Boat....
Fortunately for Dent, there were some folks doing the Viking thing so he wasn't totally bored. I have to admit I was a bit surprised that there'd be Vikings at a "Faerie Festival" (!) Here I am posing by their boat. Apparently later on in the day the little kids get a ride in it.

Next stop: Carolina Renaissance Festival. Hopefully the ears will get easier to put on with more practice.