weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Mar. 26th, 2017 09:18 pm)
Seagulls were screaming and wheeling over the street as I walked home from the bus this morning, and rain began to fall, but it stopped after only a few drops.
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( Mar. 25th, 2017 01:18 pm)
I had real problems getting up last night and was running awfully late: the housemate drove me to the bus stop but it was already time for the bus. As I turned away from the car, I saw the thing had already passed the bus stop and was heading for the corner. I staggered towards it waving my bus pass, and he flashed his lights and kept going through the intersection .... and came to a halt right after it. Unfortunately he'd run a yellow light and now it was red. So I looked at the lights of oncoming cars in the distance and scuttled across the road anyway, then hauled myself shamefacedly on board. Meanwhile the housemate was turning around in the convenience store parking lot and apparently didn't even notice the bus, let alone this demonstration of chivalry and desperation.

Then at work I had to babysit a troublesome customer all night and after finding bad stuff tucked under the seat in one booth he'd used, knelt and checked under the seats in all of them. My take included a hypodermic, two lighters, a very used paper towel, and numerous lube sachets that probably hadn't all been paid for. The janitor's been out for two days so it's possible the particular customer wasn't to blame for any of this, but I wasn't born yesterday.
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( Mar. 24th, 2017 09:40 pm)
I put out another flattened box in the alley for the janitor to get rid of, and by the time I left it was raining big fat drops. The rain followed me home and by dog-walking time the dog wanted none of it.
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( Mar. 22nd, 2017 09:19 pm)
The gingko trees are fuzzed with beginnings of new leaves. Mr. Rooster has been crowing happily from somewhere behind the compost heap.
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( Mar. 21st, 2017 04:20 pm)
By baling up cardboard boxes to be put out for collection with the recyclables this morning and by not taking advantage of the dry weather to mow, I succeeded in getting it to rain again; after a few drops in the morning, it evidently threw it down while I slept in the afternoon. Today the sun eventually came out again, but the top of the driveway is carpeted with tiny flowers from the neighbor's tree.
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( Mar. 19th, 2017 10:33 am)
While the dog loudly crunched his Sunday pig's ear in the kitchen, a hummingbird soared up the side of the neighbor's ornamental cherry tree, and the sun came out on a cloudy, cool morning, I blóted in the backyard. Half a dozen dandelions and a burdock grinned at me.
The white poodle at the house with the chainlink fence is disconsolate without her little playmate, and keeps barking at the housemate's dog trying to get a reaction. But he's too deaf and almost too blind to notice. It's been warm enough for them to have their front door open, so as we pass on walkies the poor dog comes running up to the screen door, barking her head off, and ours just toddles slowly on by.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Mar. 17th, 2017 11:48 am)
One warm day ... and bang, suddenly the bluebells are in flower beside the driveway.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Mar. 16th, 2017 12:43 pm)
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were there grazing in the damp grass as I walked home from the bus.
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( Mar. 15th, 2017 09:04 pm)
A beautiful sunny, warm day. Dandelions appeared dotted all over both lawns. The dog and I toddled very slowly to the mailbox and back.
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( Mar. 14th, 2017 05:19 pm)
Here's my little birch tree, with its new leaves fluttering in the afternoon breeze off the Bay:




And here's the old magnolia tree in full flower a week or so ago.

We may have had the last of the rain.
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( Mar. 12th, 2017 09:37 pm)
The kid was on time. So I lost the hour for the clock change, but at least I was able to catch the bus. I walked out into a foggy morning and could see its lights in the distance.
New ivy peeping out everywhere, including the stealth ivy in our front yard. The new leaves on the little birch tree are now unfurling.
weofodthignen: selfportrait holding bra and alien love doll (work)
( Mar. 10th, 2017 09:11 pm)
Over the last two nights I have sealed, priced up, and fitted onto the racks for sale enough lingerie ... to stock a shop.
I fear the old black lab may have died. There was a little calico cat in that yard, who fled from us under the porch. Or maybe Kitty is just confused.
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( Mar. 10th, 2017 09:05 pm)
I slaughtered dandelions front and back, but there were still dandelions flowering in the grass next morning.
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( Mar. 6th, 2017 11:43 pm)
Rain, sun, rain and sun together ... I notice the catoneaster is covered in new leaves, and green is peeping out of the buds on my little birch tree. Time to look for the new ivy and the green haze on the big gingko trees, the decisive signs of spring.
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( Mar. 5th, 2017 09:39 pm)
Sun interspersed with heavy showers, and I have my first insect bite of the year.
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( Mar. 4th, 2017 01:08 pm)
Yesterday it was bright enough at the end of my shift for me to turn off the lights outside the store for the first time this year. Which of course means we are a week away from changing back to "daylight time" gloom.
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