Friday, November 30, 2012

Took my MacBook Air to the Apple Store. It'll be back in about a week. I also left my Etsy shop URL open on the browser of an iPad Mini. :-)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thank you, God that we didn't hit that deer. A huge buck just ran in front of my friends' van.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ugh. Sticker shock. It's my own fault for not being as cautious as I could've been. I'll pay for the repair, but I'm not happy with myself.
So the way to get a HUMAN BEING when you want to talk to the Apple Store is to repeatedly say SPECIALIST to the automated prompt. So noted.
Son of a beeswax. Damaged MacBook Air screen = repair appointment with Genius Bar. Kicking myself that it fell. Darned force of gravity. ;-)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I have two favorite Richard Bach quoes.

I have two favorite Richard Bach quotes. This is one of them.

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

Maybe it's time that I read Illusions again. I'm thinking that I'm somewhat overdue for a refresh on that score. Perhaps I'd manage my disappointment better with an outlook that's more in line with the philosophy of my favorite author.

Because right now, all I want to do is disconnect from the world. And from the things that can neither be un-said, un-heard, un-seen, un-read, un-discussed, nor un-realized. I can't do any of those things. Nor can I disconnect. But I wish I could. The world today looks different to me than it did four days ago. And I'm not liking this new version of The Truth at all. Not one bit.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Still the same

I'm not feeling any better today than yesterday, or really, I should say "than the entire weekend". It's a level of insight into human nature that I could cheerfully have lived without. I gave Mark a rundown of what's happening, so he's at least up to speed on what's going on. Thank God he's a stable, and stabilizing influence. Which is good, because no amount of venting will get this out of my system.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Keep Calm and Carry On" isnt working.

You know, I really do try to give people the benefit of the doubt. I'm still trying to, even while multiple other people are up in arms over the situation in question. But those other people have made some pretty salient points, in the course of trying to convince me that I should also be up in arms. Even if I haven't gotten entirely on board with the "up in arms" process yet, I did hear everyone out and they were speaking from the heart. Even so, everyone appears to at least be starting out by communicating in a level-headed manner. That's progress. Here's praying everything STAYS level-headed and on the level. But cripes, I'm upset. My family is small enough. We don't need a rift to make it any smaller. :-(

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Good thing he's cute...

I have two pampered cats and one pampered Chihuahua. When they're naughty, they get called "hairy" and told, "It's a good thing you're cute!"

Well, we had one of those moments this afternoon. I went to meet friends for lunch, and gave a pat to all three critters in turn before leaving. Fast-forward a few hours; when I came home, I saw Captain (kitty) and Mini (Chihuahua), but no Stanley. Mark hadn't seen Stanley either. My cats are both indoor-only cats, so even though Stanley has a name tag, I started worrying about whether he'd sneaked out of the house. I looked all over the house for him. Upstairs, in the basement, on the first floor. Behind all the furniture. I called him repeatedly. No dice.

Then it dawned on me to look IN the sofa. We have a couch and a love seat, both of which have recliners at both ends. Therefore, we can't look UNDER the couch visually, as the bottom of the recliners reach nearly all the way to the floor. But it's possible to look under the sofa in a TACTILE manner by sticking an arm down the narrow gap between the seats, where the backs of adjacent seats meet adjacent seat cushions,

I inserted my arm down into said gap. And felt one surprised little cat, who gave me a "Prrr!" and started sniffing my hand.

"Stanley, you hairy cat! What are you doing in there? You worried your Meowmy half to death."

Good thing he's cute. :-)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Life with Critters

I'm checking my email while sitting in my normal workspace at one end the sofa. (I have a TV tray where my computer normally lives.) Stanley's on the back of the sofa. Mini is sitting next to me.

Captain decided to jump up on the other end of the sofa. Mini the Jealous ran the length of the sofa to glare in his face. Captain just stood there and glared back. They stood nose-to-nose. I reached over and hauled Mini all the way back toward where I'm sitting, as she protested with a big tough RRRRRRRR. I think that's Chihuahua-speak for "You're lucky Mom is intervening." I told her not to stare at her brother. To which she peeked over in Captain's direction and gave a muffled "rrrrrrrr" under her breath. Wise-aleck dog.

Now, Stanley's dozing on the back of the sofa. Captain's dozing on the other end of the sofa. Mini's dozing next to me. Peace reigns. :-)

Friday, November 02, 2012


Oh, wait, that's just the SUN. Which hasn't been seen in nine days, in these parts.