This is Miscon, a convention we very much love and look forward to. But unhappily, Jane’s back went out. She’s limping about in pain, the con starts tomorrow, and we just gave up our hotel room (beautiful hotel, with a creek just outside the windows) —because the thought of a 4 hour drive tomorrow plus […]
Things just didn’t add up to have the party we planned—just too crazy right now. But we WILL have one. Just not on the day.
So I’ve gotten at least a dinner rez. And we’ll hope that wedding cake we saved is still edible.
I waked with something making a racket at the window screen. Wasn’t sure but what I ought to get Ol’ Betsy and check it out, but the tops of the bush outside my window were tossing wildly in the wind, and the joint-ache that had plagued me all evening was gone.
Yep, that was a […]
I swear, there’s a thing almost as bad as trolls, and that’s people whose brain only picks up buzzwords: they flit through the internet looking for a word that sets them off, and they drop some post picking nits with the original post—not that they read it. But they found one of their triggers.
Pork chops. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, in powdered form. Coat chops, no salt or pepper: the dressing mix powder has plenty of flavor. I had a good result using a little oil in an iron skillet, starting them on the range, then finishing the same under broil (an iron skillet moves easily between the two) […]
One thing kitties never miss is suppertime.
When mine didn’t show for supper—I knew something was wrong. Though he’s finicky and sometimes decides he doesn’t want chicken tonight, he wants salmon. And he will eventually show up and eat whatever chicken the black one didn’t.
But he didn’t show.
Well, I thought, he’s sleeping somewhere. […]
…gaming headsets than we are about charging our cell phones.
The gaming headsets are a moment of justified and harmless mayhem after a day of getting Bren in trouble…
The phone is a device that really should sit on the table and ring only with the pleasant salutations of friends wanting to do lunch.
We’ve been procrastinating the pond netting, because, a) the netting roll was locked up and I didn’t know where the key was, and b) we’re up to our ears in editing and c) it’s a big job.
So yesterday while Jane was deep in edit, I undertook the run to Petco after cat food (or […]
This is the day when everybody in Spokane who is NOT doing the Bloomsday run stays well out of the main course, stays home, doesn’t go to restaurants, and doesn’t go shopping.
Outside of that, it’s a gorgeous day, the white peony has blooms all over so huge they look like Mexican wedding flowers—over […]
Job one, writing. Job two, get the pond netting replaced. Well, we got half of it: plants had grown through the mesh, so we had to cut euphorbia (poisonous and allergenic, what a lovely plant, but pretty) with gloves and loppers, clamber around rocks, pull netting out of euphorbia, algae, and horsetail grass. We pulled […]