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birthday eve

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

I was thinking about how birthdays, and that made me think about how I write a lot about Christmas but not birthdays, and I was trying to remember if I’d *ever* written about a birthday. Then I thought about cake and immediately remembered that yes, I have! In Monday All Day Long, Armored Adventures Tony […]

birthday weekend caturday

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

January’s always a little bit of a wacky month financially, just because of the sheer dissonance between it and December. So many things go on sale at the end of the year that it makes sense to stock up on some things, and combined with holiday shopping, there’s just a lot of buying stuff going […]

hey, good news

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Official sunrise time is now back before 7:15 am, and sunset time has passed 4:35 pm! That’s more than 9 hours of daylight!

(it still felt cold, though)

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

January 2017: ‘I think I’ll wait until it’s over 30F degrees before I go for a long walk outdoors.’ January 2018: ‘Feels like negative 6F degrees… wait, positive 6F degrees? Oh, I’m definitely going out, then.’ Consider the benefits! *First time I’ve been on those trails when I haven’t had to deal with mud. (I […]

candle answers

Monday, January 15th, 2018

I have purchased a Mountain Lodge candle by Yankee Candle. Yes, the one that tumblr talks about. It is — nice? A bit more “lodge” and less “mountain” than I was expecting. But the picture on the jar is nice, and the color of the candle (a sort of light maroon) is very pretty. Candle […]


Sunday, January 14th, 2018

This is one of those days when I would normally just select a picture, post it, and be done with it. Which I would absolutely do today, except that for whatever reason, my wordpress blog and my dreamwidth journal don’t actually communicate anymore. There’s supposed to be a cross-posting thing? It used to work beautifully, […]


Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Last Saturday: Record-breaking cold, wind chill -23F degrees, tons of warnings about frostbite and limiting time outdoors. This Saturday: A light mist, 50F degrees, window open for fresh air. Me: Well, I guess I did say I wanted a January thaw. This isn’t — quite what I expected, but okay?

and another thing

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Also on my list for 2018: post something to my instagram account. (More than just one thing.) This has been sitting in my drafts ever since I did the other ones about the new year. I keep trying to think of more things, but I haven’t come up with anything too interesting. On the other […]

my computer lives!

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Good news: computer has returned to life! Bad news: still not entirely sure what the problem was? What I do know is that at some point in the process, the problem became a lack of internet connection. Of course, instead of just saying that, my computer gave me the Everything Is Ruined Now And Forever […]

must be Monday

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Argh. It’s possible I’ve bricked my laptop. It said there were updates available, I told it to install them overnight, all very standard stuff. Then I woke up this morning to a message saying the updates failed, and to restart my computer and hold down the D key to run a diagnostic. Did that, message […]