noasi on a smaller scale

Today’s sugar craving was satisfied by a small slice of my first ever lemon chiffon pie.

It was terrible. I’m glad I had a small slice.

small bite of lemon chiffon pie

With the lovely weather and bountiful citrus in the yard, we’ve taken to spitting mandarin orange seeds into the compost bin for sport.

hand holding mandarin orange next to a flying seed, over a compost bin

We tired the girls out! Go us!

With my Chase gone, Andy’s pets keep me supplied in dog snuggles.

luna and tilly, two sleeping dogs

Ogres have layers. Onions have layers.

Parfait! Everybody loves parfait!

onions

Finding comfort these days in the mundane.

plain tea cup on a wood table

Silver needle white tea, my absolute favorite morning beverage, steeping in my pyrex “tea pot.”

The close up that works for morning beverage, comfort, and craving prompts, too.

close up of a matcha latte

Rookie mistake: painted the wrong side of the paper. #creativityeveryday

edge of watercolor seascape

One of the questions on this medical form is β€œHow far can you comfortably walk on level ground without stopping?”

I… don’t know. Like, should I Forest Gump this question? Just go out and start walking until I can’t?

top of two boots with legs attached, walking

Today’s water experiment: shapes of clouds. #creativityeveryday

grid of blue grey water color squares

Watching The Wire for the first time, on season 5, episode 8, and oh good lord why am I watching this show? Like, the one good bad guy dies and just come on.

Bah.

I rank this with the Game of Thrones Red Wedding.

distribution chart of mega millions mega number winners from since 2016

Tilly is convinced there is a rat in the compost pile. Can’t say I disagree with her, but we found none today.

small australian cattle dog standing on top of a compost pile

“Name this band. Pearl Jam. I knew you wouldn’t get it.”

“I wasn’t, actually.”

The song was Yellow Ledbetter. πŸ˜†

Up next in the queue, Storm in a Teacup, by Helen Czerski πŸ“š

Related, top of Peak Point. I now know that I need to work on climbing a sustained 20% grade with sections of 30% grade faster.

triangulation marker on Peak Point in San Mateo County

I took this picture a few miles north of Maverick’s today, and I don’t know what water phenomena I’m looking at with the ghosting wave.

Do you know water? Can you tell me what I saw?

waves crashing, with a ghost wave in front of a cresting wave

One of those mornings, eh?

a pat of butter fell to the floor, this is my view of it

OH “Nobody expects the American Insurrection.”

OH: “There is always another level of bad, often involving shit.”

Yu the Great from Julia Bainbridge’s Good Drinks, a delicious thai basil, matcha, lime, alcohol-free drink. So tasty! 😍

New tea mug from Andy! It is a Chemist Cup by Haand. Squeeeeeee! 🍡

top down view of a cup of tea in Kitt's new tea cup

The dregs of the loose leaf tea. 🍡

Happy Boxing Day! 🎁

top down view of steeping tea leaves

I adore Good Drinks by Julia Bainbridge, fantastic recipes for non-alcoholic drinks.πŸΉπŸ“š

The Great Conjunction from the hills. Great viewing for about 20 minutes, until the clouds rolled in.

Taking a break.

peanut butter cookie in a dish