Friday, December 26, 2008

Ready for her close up

Ready for her close up
Originally uploaded by chaimann
Terry got me a camera for Christmas - a small, pocket-sized one that will be easy to tote around for emergency photo-taking opportunities. For a little thing, it did a nice job catching the details on Katie's fur.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Don't be like the Pixie

The current scoop from Weather Underground:

Temperature -2.2 °F
Windchill: -19 °F

And the Weather Pixie still isn't wearing a hat or mittens.

She's not going to be so smiley when she learns the hard way what the treatment is for frostbite.

Last night I did my Christmas thang and watched "White Christmas". None of the plot holes have been filled in the 54 years since it was released, but it's still my favorite holiday treat.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pointless goodies

--Long story short, I had to drive T's truck today, and only made it two blocks before I got stuck in a snowdrift. I had a shovel, but still wasn't able to get unstuck. Good Samaritans came to my rescue. First a guy stopped and helped with the shoveling, and then the guy whose yard I was stuck in came out with some rock salt. Together, they were able to get me going again.

--I'm glad I live in a place where I feel comfortable letting a total stranger get into my vehicle, even with my purse in there, and drive it. Why? Because his truck was nicer than mine, so I figure he had no reason to drive off with it.

--We went to Target tonight, and I bought some wine. The cashier carded me. I probably haven't been carded since before that cashier was born.

--It's cold outside, but it's warm inside.

Your Fourth Sunday of Advent weather

Mostly cloudy. Bitterly cold. Windy. Blowing snow. High zero to 5 below. Northwest wind 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Wind chill readings 20 below to 30 below zero.

That's just the daytime forecast, friends. Better light some extra candles. I'll be curious to see how the Weather Pixie (on the sidebar) dresses for this one.

T is working an extra shift today, and I plan to stay home and knit. Maybe not "knit like the wind", as Brenda Dayne says, but certainly knit against the wind.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Pimp my spouse

T came home last week with a lovely photo of a frozen waterfall in a park near his office. I immediately showed it to Sand over at The Piker Press, and this week it is the Peek of the Week. Nice job, T!

Monday, December 01, 2008


Much like my first year of NaNoWriMo, 2002, I lagged mid-month, and had to make a mad dash to catch up at the end. I wrote almost 16,000 words in the last four days. Unlike that year, I had a semblance of a plot, and I wrapped up with The End. (It says "The Minty Fresh End", if you want to be technical about it.)