Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Yeah, I prolly didn't need to hear that part about the fox ...

So!  The weekend!  Despite my intentions, an alarmingly large portion of it was taken up with Rescue Drama.  By Sunday afternoon I was able to extract myself out of all the chaos, and I am going to STAY out of the chaos for the foreseeable future.  I'll continue to foster, because I love it, but there is no way in hell I'm going to spend any more time on the politics.  I'm discovering that rescue work (around here, anyway) is kind of like what they say about sausage-making, i.e., you really, REALLY don't want see the process that leads to the results.  It ain't pretty.  By the time I removed myself from the situation, I may or may not have exploded all over some rescue people on Facebook, but I have no f*cks left to give for people who are in this for their own selfish motivations.  I'm in it for the cats.

Sunday morning I woke with good intentions.  I was going to clean the bathroom, do some painting, GET THE FRICKING CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS OFF THE FRONT PORCH, sheesh, but for some reason I got to thinking about home fries.  Home fries are one of those foods that I simply cannot cook at home and have it come out tasting anything like it does at the diner.  Thoughts of home fries led to thoughts of eggs benedict, and before I knew it, I found myself at the diner, cleaning my plate.

I have no regrets.  It was damn good.  I *did" manage to get a Jillian workout in, later in the day, so there is that.

And I took a plate of cookies over to my dear neighbor Jud, who continues to snowblow my driveway without being asked.  I got to chatting with him and his wife, and pretty soon they were telling me alllll about the rabid fox who had terrorized the neighborhood a couple of years ago.   I couldn't help but wonder if it was the fox who had been making appearances in MY backyard a while back, but that really doesn't bear thinking about, does it?

On the plus side, the snow's so gotdam deep that the deer haven't been around.  Normally late February is when I start netting the gardens, to prevent the deer from eating the bulb sprouts as they pop up, but seeing as how the gardens are all covered under two feet of snow right now, looks like I can relax for a while yet. 

It was nineteen below in my backyard when I got up this morning.  This is the time of year when I start thinking about how if I wanted to live in Alaska I'd f*cking well MOVE there, but on the radio this morning they were talking about how it is actually WARMER in Alaska right now than it is here. *sigh* This is ALSO the time of year when it seems impossible that I will ever have to mow the lawn again, let alone a few short months from now, but there ya go.  

Daylight savings time is coming.  SPRING is coming.  I'm hanging on by a thread, here, but I am indeed hanging on. 


~~Silk said...

I follow a vlogger who recently moved to Alaska from California, looking forward to SNOW, and he has been terribly disappointed so far. He's excited about having been hired to report on the Iditarod, and they've had to change the route because there's no snow on the usual route.

This week his gf had a business trip to S. Korea and his vlog today was from there. I highly recommend him. Search YouTube for userid "dudelikehella". (His usual posts are 10 minutes or less. This latest is a full half hout, but worth the time.)

spiffikins said...

Hee! I've been having phone calls with a customer based in Boston, these last few weeks. Every time we talk, they ask "what's the weather like there?"
Today my response was "oh, it was a tad chilly this morning, I had to put socks on!"
They keep threatening that they might need me in *their* office in person. I...don't own winter clothing that would keep me alive in Boston right now!
I didn't get a lot of sympathy from that crowd, when I told them that I was going on vacation to escape this "harsh winter" that I've been enduring :D
I finally DID get my trip to Mexico booked - did you get yours organized yet?

fmcgmccllc said...

Feel for you, my coldest has been -4. I am getting so tired of this winter. My cat is hilarious so we are enjoying laughing at her antics.

rockygrace said...

~~Silk, that's the guy who flipped out over the stone-skipping, right? I think his personality's a little ... intense for my taste. Ha.

spiff, you've gotta be careful what you say to people from the frozen Northeast this time of year. We're all a little murderous. And no, I never did find anybody for the Mexico trip - where are you going?

fmcetc., this winter can ... can ... go do something really, really unpleasant.

~~Silk said...

Yeah, Cory's the stone skipping guy. He's ADHD, for sure, but he's a really nice guy, and always so positive. I enjoy him.

spiffikins said...

I have 1 night in Playa del Carmen, then I'm going to be in Akumal, for 5 nights, and then 3 nights in Cozumel.

I found a condo right on the beach, in Akumal, and splurged on a ocean-view room for the 3 nights in Cozumel!

So excited!

rockygrace said...

ha, ~~Silk, I guess I'm just having a hard time getting past the stone-skipping freakout.

and spiff, I am so jealous I am GREEN right now. :)

spiffikins said...

Rocky - check your email - I sent you a note!