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Sunday, September 16th, 2018
1:20 pm
Cannibal Valley Sunday?
With each passing day I am becoming more convinced that my neighbors are murdering and roasting small children in their back yard. Lots of child-yelling coupled with lovely smokey barbecue smells have been happening all weekend. (I wouldn't mind the kid noise so much if a couple of them wouldn't shriek. Loudness happens but if a kid that I'm in charge of makes a noise like that and there isn't a horror movie scenario being played out then that kid has to come in and stop playing for a while. Oddly enough it's a thing I've not had to do often but it gets the point across.) I can't see what is going on in the neighbors' yard due to an overgrown fence row so I have to fill in the blanks based on what I can hear. Dance music, children yelling, smoky food smells...mass murder, yes?

The area of the house under the washer, dryer and refrigerator are really really clean right now. Before anyone starts thinking I actually decided to clean there out of a sense of hygiene I'll point out that the hose in the back of the washer came out of it's drain-thing and dumped water all over the floor, making it necessary to clean it up. Before that it was all horrible and not given a second thought.

The cats are all concerned about the loud children, so much so that all three of them went outside, sat on the porch and stared in the direction of the noise for several minutes before stomping back inside. The tortoise has been in a climby mood all day and has flipped himself over onto his back four times so far, needing to be rescued three of those times. I really hope he finds something else to do soon since with my attention span I'm not the most reliable rescuer.

Writing on here is not getting the strawberry patch weeded.

Current Mood: content
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
4:34 am
Laziness And At Least One Male Intruder
Okay so yeah I've not been on here in forever. No good reason other than I've been so boring that I can't muster up enough narcissism to even discuss how the dullness is affecting me. Bleh. Garden keeps doing garden stuff, there are bugs, it's hot. We went to Incon back in July, it was fun.

There is a CRICKET in the basement. It's being loud which means that it's a single gentleman cricket. I would go down there and poison the hell out of him before he brings all the girls to the house with his Skrillex-like orchestrations but fuck it, it's 4:30 in the morning, it can wait.

Fuck, it's 4:30 in the morning. WTF am I doing up?

Current Mood: sleepy
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
12:17 pm
Family Resemblence
I was looking at pictures of farmland and pointed out the round hay bales. My son responded with "Yes. What other color would they be?"

I apologized to him for his genetics.

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
9:44 pm
There are black swallowtail caterpillars all over the dill plants in the garden!

Current Mood: good
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
10:10 am
I Am A Bad Influence On The Pets
The next door neighbors are having some work done on their house. Today there are guys with a cement mixer working on, I think the back porch and steps. This is causing my cats to freak out because they aren't used to anyone actually accomplishing anything. One keeps running to a window, looking outside for a minute then looking back at me as is to say "Those guys aren't sitting at a computer playing Overwatch and eating cheesecake! What is this madness?!"

Current Mood: lethargic
Thursday, June 14th, 2018
10:01 pm
Nature Is Loud
There is at least one adult male cricket outside the window where I'm sitting, showing off his chirping abilities. He's probably looking for a mate. I do not approve of insect hookups happening in my yard. Unfortunately he's in an area I don't like to use bug spray in, since the tortoise and cats hang out there. This means I have to listen to this six-legged Romeo until he decides to shut up, or he gets hungry and snacks on some of the poison bait I put out. The bait isn't where other critters can get to it but bugs could if so inclined. It's corn masa, molasses, borax and water made into a dough. Super helpful for pest control. If only that one cricket would get hungry soon...

Current Mood: annoyed
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
9:09 pm
Small Successes
Yesterday I got ranch dressing in the coffee pot while making a sandwich. Today I made a sandwich without causing any problems for the small appliances. Progress!

Current Mood: amused
Sunday, May 27th, 2018
10:15 pm
What Have I Overlooked?
Today was pretty decent. I got some yardwork done despite it being about 91 degrees out, Will Power won the Indy 500, the cats didn't get stepped on despite multiple attempts at diving under my feet.

It's too nice. What unforeseen BS is going to happen?

Current Mood: suspicious
Friday, May 25th, 2018
9:36 pm
Ungrateful Garden
I watered the garden this afternoon which means it will probably rain tonight. As I watered I noticed that all the weeds were perking up and looking healthy but the plants I actually put there were just like Meh, whatever.

So not fair.

Current Mood: tired
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
10:07 pm
I Am Tired... I Think
Today I mowed the grass and pulled weeds and reminded myself why I don't like the weed eater and helped my youngest spawn fix That One Part Of The Fence and poured boiling water on ant hills and made food and washed dishes and kicked over the cats' water and tracked it all over the kitchen before cleaning it up.

I feel far too okay right now. When am I going to crash? When?

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, May 11th, 2018
10:37 pm
Warm Weather Woes
I have a bit of sunburn on my eyelids. This is not a good thing.

Current Mood: tired
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
12:08 am
Goddammit Kid
Patrick - Look out!

Me - For what?

Patrick - Time! It's hitting you like a Mack truck!

Me - ...

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
7:27 pm
Quotable Spawn Was Quotable Today
"I have a sword. It's like a bat except it's sharp and metal."

Current Mood: amused
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
7:11 pm
Earth Day?
It's Earth Day I guess. I planted two small lilac bushes, picked up a fast food container out of the yard and took some tomato and pepper seedlings outside to harden off. I did those things because ...I just do that stuff. I was too lazy to turn the compost pile. Maybe on Arbor Day? It's sort of under trees...

Current Mood: tired
Friday, April 20th, 2018
5:13 pm
Isn't Nature Wonderful
There is a fly in here. A big one. I would put it outside but I feel like I would have to inform local air traffic control first.

Current Mood: lazy
Monday, April 16th, 2018
10:41 pm
Unrelated Things
Today it snowed, Harry Anderson died, and there's a toilet on the sidewalk a few houses down from mine.

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
8:00 pm
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
1:50 am
Easter And Snow
Yesterday was Easter! There was candy! Yay!

It snowed and now the cats are looking at it like they've never seen this sort of thing before.

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
9:09 pm
So, today we got six inches of snow AND the power went out for several hours. Woo, spring. :/

Current Mood: confused
Friday, March 23rd, 2018
10:40 am
It's been Spring for a day or two now and we've had snow twice, plus the cats have been timing their smelliest trips to the litter pans for the time of day when it's still too cold to open windows.


Purple deadnettle is already growing too well in the yard in my opinion.

Birds are loud.

Daylilies keep respawning in odd places. I forsee much transplanting in my future.

Current Mood: awake
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