I don’t know what it is….

…. about Bitchface/Fat Cat curling up on my lap that makes Tiny Kitten want to curl up on top of her, but it happens almost every time it gets cold. Bitchface is not amused. Neither am I, really, because I have to keep leaning back to keep Tiny Kitten balanced …

Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve been listening to the audio book in the car, and I have to start off with what many people over on Audible have said — it was really, really hard to warm up to this …

It’s like looking into the sun

OK; so, the day I took this, I was also wrapping Christmas presents and madly painting and glazing the last of what I wanted to get fired in the kiln before Christmas, and who needs a picture of that, right?! And I felt I’d done enough cute cats-and-dogs-snuggling-together pictures in …

Catching up with family

One thing I like about this time of year is catching up with Aunt Gay and Uncle Joe. Since they got home right before Christmas, we’ve had dinner with them three or four times – most recently at Chopstix, surprisingly not closed for the holidays this year. And I’m already …

Worldwired

Worldwired by Elizabeth Bear My rating: 3 of 5 stars While this was a satisfying ending to the series, it wasn’t my favorite book of the three. I think that may be because a handful of characters were killed off and new characters brought in, and the new characters were …

Scardown

Scardown by Elizabeth Bear My rating: 4 of 5 stars Second in the series, this book did not disappoint either. The main character, some of her parts rebuilt, does not lose any of her irritability. (Best of both worlds! Not in pain, but still with bite!) There’s not much for …

More Chex Mix

Are you looking for my recipe? You can find it here. It’s that time of year again, the time of year when my house smells sooooooooooooo delicious. At the time I took this photo there was a third tray still in the oven. It happened that the Chex cereals were …

Hello, Saturday!

I spent a good portion of yesterday in my office, Hill Street Blues on Hulu, straigtening things up (or as I like to call it now, UnFucking), and painting/glazing ceramics (I’m going to try to be ready to fire the kiln on Tuesday, with the last of the owl ornaments). …

Slowing down

Do you know how I know my schedule is under control right now? I had time to spin yesterday, for the first time in I-don’t-know-how-long. Next you know I’ll have time to warp my loom, whatwhat?! I try to tell myself to spin for 15 minutes a day. Not for …

Hammered

Hammered by Elizabeth Bear My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first pick-up of a Goodreads recommendation based on my science fiction shelf, liberally peppered with women authors and/or strong female characters. This book did not disappoint! I do love me a cranky, achy older female main character with an …