half of my beading order got here yesterday and the rest will be here tomorrow. i'm so excited, i can't wait to get out my supplies and go to work on what i got. make some new pieces, some wooden pieces. i got a bunch of painted wooden beads. i couldn't resist the colors. i won't wear them, the colors, that is. but i will work with them happily.
and i got this heavy looking chain that is really light. i'm making Leia Teenie's collar out of it. i'm going to attach her tags to it and everything. and i have more links for when she grows out of it and i need to make it larger. she's such a slight and frail thing. this will make her look a little tougher and maybe Evie will stop picking on her.
i just have to face that Evie will be a problem child until she can go out unescorted next week.
i'm a little buzzed and not as mean . . . now i just want doc to be up. which is good. because before i wanted him out of the house. i was really pissed about being woken up.
i'm still in a mood . . . yesterday doc asked if my whole episode the other day wasn't PMS related. and he was right. he's allowed to ask that. i gave him permission years ago because i knew he would never just say it out of snarkiness. and he never has. any time he's ever asked, he has been concerned and, i might add, right. he knows me much better than i do.
and that's it, isn't it? someone who knows you better than you do. someone who cares to know you that well. that's what we all want.
B and J are having serious issues, they've taken the drama online to facebook. they say that without an audience, there can be no drama, and i guess they aren't paying enough attention to each other's mess, so they've decided to take it on the road and air out their differences in the court of . . . oh please. as if i need another reason not to let their poison anywhere near me.
doc tried to tell him that i'm doing really well alone. that didn't seem to matter. doc then tried pointing out that this was "our" house not just doc's house, we both paid for it, so i had a say in what was done. this didn't seem to sit well with B, who just didn't get the concept.
there's a kitten playing with my headphone cord. i'm gonna get her. tickle her until she purrs. i'm afraid i'm going to break her, she is so slight. i'm used to my big, beefy beasties. and Chewy, weighing in at 150lbs. with the approximate density of Jupiter. we should rename him Jupiter. but he's really too stupid to get a new name. he would never learn. his grip on "Chewy" is tentative at best, he comes when i call the cats. he comes when i call doc. he comes when i call kelli, and i have to do that on a phone. not the brightest of the canines.
okay, an hour an a half into this being awake thing and i'm getting the hang of it. he's properly fucked up my morning by not going to work. i can't vacuum now. because, allergy boy. he's just here. and i woke up to Air Force One, and though i love that movie, it has been our weekend go-to movie when nothing else is on, because there is always a channel playing it on the weekends. so it is a weekend movie, and this is not the weekend.
i just thought of something, i have a walmart related question and i know someone who works for walmart. i can just ask on her fb wall. and hope she doesn't mind. i want to put an xmas tree on layaway, but i don't know if i can. that way, we can get a nice 6' tree this year that fits the house. the one i want is pre-lit and $50. so layaway would be perfect. get it before they sell out. but i have questions, do they have the trees in the stores yet for me to do it? is it allowed? maybe i am better off ordering the tree from the website and just saving my pennies for it.
but we're going to have a nice tree this year. i'm going to decorate the snot out of the house. i've found all my boxes now, and it is time. and the decorations are going up thanksgiving night the way they always did when i was growing up.
we've made no plans for thanksgiving, but i am thinking about cooking. i wanted to make a nice quiche. and i suppose we could have a roast chicken with it. or i could go traditional (in my family) with Garlic Stuffed Prime Rib Roast and buttered veg with Yorkshire Pudding. always make an extra big pan of Pudding so there's enough to use for sandwiches later. i'm getting happy and teary just thinking about it. having a nice meal sitting at our table. that could be cool.
i see no point in making a roast turkey because neither of us like it. i'm into spiral ham, but there's no point getting one for two people. they need to make smaller pigs. so i'm always looking for a thanksgiving feast idea. mostly i stick to the traditional breakfast, blueberry muffins and bacon. very healthy. then usually by the evening it is whatever we can find in the cupboards.
i can't believe the holidays are coming. i'm not going to be conflicted about it this year. i'm going to accept that doc doesn't like the holidays and i do and just roll with it. other years i get wrapped up in denying it and get miserable and it just isn't worth it. this year i am going to roll around in holiday joy. i'm going to heat pans of vanilla water in the oven to make the house smell good and make apple cider from scratch and make cookies with no THC in them.
the holidays are when i really get to bake. then i get to make pies and cakes and sugar cookies, i'm not limited to things with chocolate in it to mask the hemp taste. i'm not baking a single chocolate chip cookie this holiday season. i'm going to make snickerdoodles and butter cookies and maybe some shortbread or biscotti. i've never made shortbread (at least in my adult life) and it has been a long time since i made biscotti.
oh! i know what we can do for thanksgiving dinner! a fondue party! i have two copper fondue sets and we got fondue forks (someone always steals mine) at the thrift store over the summer. we could have swiss fondue for dinner with meats and veg and then chocolate fondue for dessert with cookies and fruit. doc can eat the fruit. i'll make an angel food cake for myself to dip. can't stand fruit. sour, acrid stuff. burns my mouth. all of it. it stings. and it makes my tongue curdle. pretty much my issue with veg, but veg i usually manage to keep in my mouth long enough to deal with the awful texture.
yeah, a fondue party. i will start looking for fondue recipes. there is a store in PA that sell ready made fondue in a packet that is really good, despite my unappealing description. i wonder if i could order it online. i could probably make a much better fondue myself. and i could control what goes into it. fontina and swiss, i think.
and super dark dutch chocolate for the chocolate fondue. i will definitely get the chocolate online from a candy supply place that has more than just your average dark and milk chocolate choices.
then for xmas, i think we'll go a greek theme. humus, baba ganouj, sutffed grape leaves. i see i'm spending all my spare money on food this holiday. i can get the grape leaves online, no problem, they come in a tin. already stuffed. i'll make a big spanikopita.
it's looking like it will be just us for the holidays. no one else around. i love it. just us and the cats.
speaking of cats, i need to call the animal hospital about Leia Teenie. make an appointment to get her spayed and finalize the adoption. i want her all to myself! well, all to docself because she is his cat.
i've been rambling for some 1500 words and i'll bet i haven't said a damn thing. i have to go back and read this. i do that now. read the entries before hitting post. most of the time. it doesn't cut down on spelling and grammatical errors, but it gives me a clue whats going on when you comment.