Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Cats Blogging

Checking In

I'm not actually "back". I'm just checking in to let you know that I will be back after Thanksgiving. I'm feeling better and I'm useing my time off wisely.  I spent a lot of time wanting to crawl under my bed and sob.  Last week I felt awful and shaky all week, I didn't get any kind of appetite back until Sunday night and I still not really interested in eating other than I know I need to eat.

I went to a  anti-Trump rally last week that was, um lame? but at least, anti-Trump. I at the very least felt like I got to express my unhappiness. On a much less lame note, I also left the house to go to the Air Horn Orchestras dinner and it was nice to see folks in a non-orchestra setting, I also scored a very nice air horn inspired christmas ornament  so now I don't have to figure out how to tastefully hang an actual air horn on my tree.

When I was not out socializing with other unhappy liberals, I spent my time trying to be busy ( when I wasn't busy I was paralyzed in front of the TV, depression and anxiety does not make me want to go out and be useful) .  I worried about myself though and eventually I forced myself to get up and do  what I needed to do : I moved my life up  stairs to my winter quarters, and made eight hundred dog cookies!  I also stated the work on my Christmas card.

and through all of this I also only misappropriated one of my dogs prozacs!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

I will be back

I need to recover and grieve. I'm also sick with a chest cold and all I want to do is sleep. I know that I'm acutely depressed and sleeping seems to be a great solution to all my current problems.

I also really need to start on dog cookies and maybe that will keep me busy and thinking of other things.

 I also just about punched a co-worker for suggesting that the people protesting in the streets were all felons, so I need to maybe take a nap right now-  hard to do because I am at work.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Vote for Hillary Clinton for President and all the dem candidates down ballot .

The phone has rung four times from various GOTV groups asking if  I have already voted and if I am going to vote and if I have a plan to vote, and if I am going to vote for Her...

No, I haven't voted yet,  why? I am a precinct officer and I think it would be bad form to not vote at my actual precinct. Yes, I am going to vote. Yes, I have a "plan": at 6:30 tomorrow morning, or a little before, I am going to wear white ( or as much white as I can wear, I am a complete disaster  and will ruin a white anything by 9am) so  I will be wearing white blouse and a black skirt, I am going to  drive the two blocks to my voting place and I am going to bring my slate card with me, and I  am going to vote for HER and all the down ticket Dems. Then I am going to go to work and spend the day worrying.

And then the doorbell rang I was sure it was some super earnest canvassers  and I was going to answer their questions and turn off my porch light as to not encourage more of them, and it instead it was instead my precinct chair! Who knew?! We chatted for a bit and  we agreed to visit more tomorrow at the polling place and we agreed it was too stressful.

I just sat with my voters registration card and my slate card and a highlighter and marked the candidates that are representing me, because its good to be prepared and I know I'm going to be all flustered when I go in tomorrow morning, I'm going to be under a lot of pressure trying to save the world, but I'm up to it because I am a NASTY WOMAN and if it was physically possible for me to VOTE WITH MY VAGINA I would.  I will give you Hill. Damn it.

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Annual Holiday To-Do List

I have two things I need to be working on now and I am not actively working on either. I have started some early work on the dog cookies - in that I ordered a sexy new dog paw  embossed rolling pin that will put dog paws on the dough! I saw them last year and really, really wanted to get one, but couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger, this year I'm looking at it as an investment in my cookies.  and I also ordered, but do not have yet, a  cookie cutter that will cut sixteen cookies at a go.  If this works it will be a Gawd send, as it is now, I cut each cookie by hand, 1200+ cookies, by hand, one by one by painful one. This is time consuming and very unergonomic and not the most fun.

The cookies will be smaller than I usually go with, but I have noted that most of the dogs I send cookies to are smallish dogs so it will be alright. Also? on a selfish level, the smaller the cookies, the more cookies get made the fewer overall I have to make. Ta da!

The other job that needs starting is the Christmas Card picture. I have the picture, I have hundreds of pictures, of two different trees - that part is done. The rest of the job is not done. I haven't picked The Picture, I haven't compulsively edited the picture, I haven't stressed about the picture. There is a lot to be done. Then I have to  figure out where to get the card made and  then have the card made, get it ordered and wait for for it to arrive and hope I don't hate it.

I have hated cards once I see them in real life and had to send them back and start over. If I don't get started on this soon I'm not going to have time to start over and do it all over again.

And? I now have a cold. Yay! I had a killer sore throat that has thankfully passed, now I just have fun coughing, stuffed up nose and sneezing. I blame the lovely ladies at work who don't wash their hands. Thanks Ladies!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Cats Blogging


I took the dog for an early walk - a warm up for the really early walks that are going to be the new normal once the time changes, and came home to make a really nice dinner for myself as a bribe to make myself sit down and Dial for Democrats.

Well. I was going to make cheese sauce for my riced cauliflower and it was going to be really good and dinner was a going to be stunning. I was going to be so ready to make calls. Well. to make  cheese sauce you need butter, I got all the other ingredients  but not butter. I had but butter, but that was before I had to throw everything in the refrigerator out, and I guess I forgot about that. I just assumed  that since I had a refrigerator of course I had butter in it. So disappointing.

I sat down to make to make calls without being bribed into doing it. And I couldn't make the calls. I checked the email I got from my coordinator and she said she had me all set up to go and here I was ready to go and no-go. Thwarted again.

 I  think I'll do another load of laundry just because I can,  and then I'm going to put my pajamas on early and watch Project Runway.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Air horn Orchestra week 31 #airhornorchestra #loud

Our last performance. We went out with a record breaking screech.  350 of us, newbies, tourists, and old hands showed up and showed off  and line the street and do our thing one more time before the Guinness Book of Worlds Records and of course, Pat McCrory.

The standing record  for greatest number of air horn blown at the same time is a mere 150 air horns, piffle, we had 350 people with at least that many horns.  Air horns aren't for amateurs or people who haven't picked one up in seven months :I forgot gloves! Fortunately, the wee little one I brought hardly lasted enough to burn my hand, also it kind of blew up in my hands as I hit the button -  It did last the needed 10 seconds though, so it did its job.

Next week we are meeting at a vegan restaurant to congratulate ourselves . I will eat before I go, I wonder if they make vegan desserts that are palatable to a dedicated carnivore ?

Gawd. What am I going to do with my Wednesday nights now?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Day at the Halloween House

I went back to the Halloween house to get  a better look at the details I missed in the dark and when it was surrounded by a thousand people. The family does a spectacular job and the work they do is amazing.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Halloween House 2016

I went at night, I need to go back when its light because a lot of  its is designed to be enjoyed during the day light. my pictures aren't very good, because I didn't want to use the flash because it was really crowded because it would be rude as hell to the performers and the crowd. So I did what I could with the available settings.  Everything moved or jumped or shook. There were real people salted among the animatronics and that made all of it a little scarier than it would have been had they just relied on mannequins, good direction there. because you never knew when that figure was going to talk to you or move out of turn. They always put on a good show.