November 26th, 2013

2013, cyd, new

it's a noise night

Major is howling. Vader is playing in a large paper bag. Tulip is batting around a pill bottle in the kitchen. it's going to be one of those nights.

the dog ran away, then came home and wasn't allowed up on the couch (we recently taught him "get down", much to our amazement, and opening up a whole new world with him), and was curled up on the chair. but since i started typing he's snuck up here on the couch, at the other end than me.

now Tulip is chasing Major and Vader. Vader right into the bag. Major hangs off the chair sideways, Tulip pounces. as long as they keep it off the couch. i don't blame Chewy for getting up on the couch, it's dangerous in the comfy chair.

i ordered some of those ah-bra things today. you know, the one piece spandex and nylon bras that they advertise . . . anyway. got a three pack for myself for xmas. i will open them and use one before then, but the other two get wrapped up for the big day.

doc is slowly doing the shopping. he has to do it on his mountain bike, so he can't do it all at once. the fontina was $6.49 for the 1/4 pound i wanted, so i am doing without.

i told him that we didn't have to have a christmas feast because we were having a thanksgiving feast. he balked. he said xmas was for feasting and what else would we do if not feast? was i sure? i said i didn't want to spend the money. and he said, "i'll have to go to work every day to make your xmas right." but he didn't seem to mind that much. that means no FMLA days off to tend to me, i have to be at my most stable.

i'm still looking for an xmas present. the ding (medical ID tag) i wanted turned out to be $54. too much for stainless steel. plus the membership renewal, $30. no no no. i'll renew in the new year and stick to the ding i have.

i looked on ebay for cigarette cases, i kind of need a new one. but i didn't find any i liked that weren't vintage and german and leather and expensive as hell. so that's out.

maybe tiny cakes from Swiss Colony. no. i'll have to rely on the kindness of others for my Swiss Colony Petit Four fix. with the trouble i've had with my teeth, which doc is convinced is the sugar i eat, despite lack of evidence. he's a dental republican. and kelli is sending me oreos. since i've been held under the belief that peanut butter oreos can't be had here, so she's getting them for me. then doc tells me they are, he just doesn't tell me. pfft. he's so weird. he won't let me eat cookies, but he lets me eat cookie dough and buys cake mix when he knows i'm going to make more cookies. weird, i tell you. like a cross between Gonzo and Spock. yeah, wrap your head around that.

okay, dog is in, cats are quiet. i'm going to get a few hours sleep. until UK news comes on. then i'll likely wake up, have a cigarette, change the channel to MSNBC and go back to sleep to the dulcet tones of Joe Scarbourough.

the dog has made himself very small. i wonder if he will stay that way when i lay down. it would be nice to sleep without him on me or pressing into me or somehow invading my personal space.
2013, cyd, new

facespace stuff

guys, i messaged my mom. i finally broke down and told her i had a new full sized tree for the first time and it was looking a little bare, as was my first house, did she have any old xmas stuff she wanted to pass down? i hope she understands i would respect and treasure anything she gave me. she used to have a lot of hand made swedish xmas items, that i would really like to have, i wonder if she's willing to part with any of it. she made a lot of it. hopefully she sees it before the holiday. and hopefully (fingers and toes crossed now, please) doc will be willing to take the truck over to get anything she has for me. i don't want them coming over here, that would freak me out. but i'd like to meet their new dog, Rosie. she's a tan coon hound rescue. we used to breed coon hounds, i love them. if i were into big dogs, i would definitely have a floppy eared coon hound.
2013, cyd, new

"tree pretty, fire bad"

okay, now. i know where all the boxes of xmas stuff that are here are. just the two from storage and i'll be ready to go. oh, i have to find the ornament hooks, but i think those are right over . . . there. and the trees. and the support for one of the trees. which may not go up yet, because i need lights for it. the big tree will go up, definitely. but the small trees really depend on if i get anything from my mom.

does anyone else really hate cutting their toenails? it skeeves me out. completely. it takes me forever to do. i say this because i just crossed my legs and scratched myself with my toenail. ick. that skeeves me out, too. toes are icky.

doc and the dog are curled up together on the couch. i slept on the love seat. in fact, i slept most of the day. i plan to sleep most of the night. and most of the day tomorrow. but tomorrow i'll be in my room. away from B. he and doc had a miscommunication about today. he didn't listen to what doc said.

as of tomorrow at 9:30, doc is off for four days. let's see if we get to killing each other by the end of it. no. we're getting a fire pit this weekend, finally. so we can sit outside around a fire burning stuff! kelli always taunts me with her fire pit. but the joke's on her, it's snowing where she is and no fire pit is going to help with that. heh.