Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday, last walk of 2017

Fuck it's cold! 14F, but 5F with the wind chill. I can't think of anything worse than going to Times Square tonight!

Yosssrian walks through all sorts of night horrors.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Snowy Saturday

Cold and lightly snowing, 21F.

Crisp is along and we're chatting :)

Friday, December 29, 2017

Wicked cold

21F, up from 11F this morning!

On the phone with mum and dad :)

Thursday, December 28, 2017


It's very cold today, 17F, but 8F with the wind chill!

I really should have put on Holly's coat, but I think she's fine as long as we keep moving.

Catch 22 rears it's ugly head again in Rome.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Much colder, 23F, and there's a good breeze to bring it down a few more degrees.

Yosssrian barely escapes from Nately's white in Rome.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Boxing Day

Colder with a stiff breeze, 28F.

And there are are not as many people out as I was expecting, but maybe it's to cold for them ;)

Yosssrian refuses to fly any more missions.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

We had a brief flurry of snow this morning, but now it's sunny and cold and quite windy, 36F.

Lots of families out walking today, but I predict that tomorrow will be even busier as people have to get a break from their families ;)

A nice Skype call with the gang at Grove Road :)

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

Well, one service down, four to go :)

Cool and cloudy, 39F and we're supposed to get rain tonight, so no white Christmas for us.

Christmas music from the movies.

Saturday, December 23, 2017


A dreary, cold, wet day, 41F.

Nately is dead and the Chaplain is taken away.

Friday, December 22, 2017


A bit dreary and grey, 45F, but we're making the most of it as it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow.

More silly Christmas music.

Thursday, December 21, 2017


Another latish walk, 38F and mostly cloudy.

Milo wants to fly more missions.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Later than usual and it's getting quite dark, so just the short loop. Warm though, 41F, and mostly still.

Spent most of the day decorating the church with the Altar Guild :)

Indie Christmas music on Google Play.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Trying to take a day off as tomorrow is Star Guild decorating day, but it's a busy day of doctors appointments for Crisp and trying to get all the last minute stuff done (and I wish work would stop calling me!).

Warm and breezy, 51F.

Crisp and I are discussing last night's movie :)

Monday, December 18, 2017


A bit late, but quite pleasant, 42F. Very excited as we're going to see Star Wars tonight :)

No book as Crisp is with me.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


A quick walk before I have to get back for the Pageant ;) Cool but pleasant, 34F, with a bit of low sunshine.

A nice chat with Mum and Dad on Skype :)

Saturday, December 16, 2017


Very seasonal, 36F with a light breeze :)

Back to Christmas music (most of which really is awful!).

Friday, December 15, 2017


Another snowy afternoon, 27F and snowing quite hard but little tiny flakes :)

Listening to a California playlist of surf and hot rod tunes, just to be difficult ;)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday evening

The sun is just setting and it's gotten quite cold, 27F, and there's a bit of a gusty wind too. A little more snow this morning so it's very pretty :)

Nately's whore finally falls in love with him (this book is a little (!) sexist, but I feel it must be read through the glasses of history, like you do with Tom Sawyer).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Much colder today, 30F but a wind-chill of 22F.

Crisp is very glad of her big, LLBean coat :)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Back after a day without a walk yesterday. I was laid low with some sort of horrible food poisoning and had no energy (and had to stay close to the throne!). Thankfully I seem to be almost fully recovered today so we've come out for a lunchtime walk.

Warmer, 46F, so most of the snow has melted.

"Barenaked for the Holidays"

Sunday, December 10, 2017


A tad warmer, 38F, so the snow is already getting mushy and dirty.

Kid Samson meets a propeller.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snowy Saturday

First snow of the year, coming down fairly nicely too, 32F.

Flying with McWatt.

Friday, December 8, 2017


A little later than I'd like, just starting to get dark. 37F and overcast, and if the weathermen are to be believed we'll get snow tomorrow.

None of the women like Yosssrian according to Orr.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


That last day that we have to disappear while the candidates are shown around the building.

Cool and quite breezy, 44F, with mostly clear skies and low sunshine.

More misc. holiday music.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


A bit cooler, 44F, and overcast.

Dobbs has his missions and is no longer considering murder.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Warm and it has just started raining, 60F.

Crisp is along, so no book or music :)

Monday, December 4, 2017


A little later than I wanted to come out, considering I've started very early this morning driving Christmas Tree trucks home to their rental depot ;)

Cool and still, 47F.

More silly Christmas music.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday afternoon

Day 2 of a very busy weekend. We sold out of Christmas trees before lunch, did church, set up the parish hall for the dinner tonight, and now we get a few moments peace in the woods before going home for hopefully a short nap before we have to go upstairs for the Advent Dinner :)

Overcast with occasional drizzle, 47F.

Major Sanderson and his dreams.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday (almost Advent)

A very busy day, getting the church ready, dealing with the Christmas Tree Sale, taking pictures etc. I shall sleep well tonight :)

Miscellaneous Christmas music to get me in the mood.

Friday, December 1, 2017


A nice lunchtime walk as I'm sure to be sucked into all things Christmas Tree later ;)

Very nice with lots of sun and a gentle breeze, 52F.

Yosssrian is hit!

Thursday, November 30, 2017


Another lovely day, a little more seasonal, 51F, with abundant low sunshine.

I have the afternoon off as one of the rector candidates is being given a tour and it all has to be very secret.

So, a nice walk with my daughter who drove all the way here and is now registered for 2 classes next semester at WCC :)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Another nice walk with Crisp; can you believe it's almost the end of November and we're out in T-shirts as it's 58F?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Finished with ladders for the day :) so a nice walk with monkey.

Warm for the time of year, 50F, but overcast.

Monday, November 27, 2017


It's amazing what a few minutes will do- started 15 minutes later than usual and it's almost dark! Cool with a light breeze, 48F.

The Chaplain at the Officer's Club.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Cool and overcast and windy, 46F.

The Chaplain and Major Major.

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Another warmish day, 55F with mostly blue skies.

Accompanied by my daughter again :)

Friday, November 24, 2017


A nice walk with the Sesays. Warm and sunny, 49F.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

A very nice day today, brisk and cold (31F)  this morning and warmed up to 40F now with lots of sunshine.

Walking with Crisp :)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


A little warm for the day before Thanksgiving, 50F and windy but the train has stopped at least.

I listened to Arlo Guthrie's 50th anniversary version of Alice's Restaurant to put myself in the mood, but now we're back with Catch 22 and Snowden's funeral.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Another seasonal day, 54F and not as windy.

Milo bombs his friends.

Monday, November 20, 2017


Cool and seasonal with the sun going down, 46F.

I had to rethink the early morning walks when I realized that the sun was not rising until 6:50, and is only getting later every day until the solstice (Dec. 21). Oh well, at least on days off and weekends we can walk in the sun :)

Nately's girl's kids sister.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday afternoon

Very blustery today, not terribly cold, 48F,  but the wind is pretty chilly.

No book or music, I'm just enjoying the wind rustling all the dead leaves :)

Saturday, November 18, 2017


It was quite nice this morning, but it's just started a cold rain, 49F.

Nately's whore's bordello.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Early Friday

Another lovely sunrise, 39F clear and a bit breezy.

Holly is suddenly barking at something off in the distance.

BBC WS Newsroom.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


It was pissing down this morning so we waited to come to the woods 'til this afternoon. Cooler and blustery now, 53F, but dry :)

Dobbs plots to kill Colonel Cathcart.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday (and Crispy's birthday)

A nice day off walk after taking Holly for her Rabies shot. Cool and breezy, 46F, with occasional beams of sunlight.

I can't believe that our amazing daughter is 18 today (of course she decided to stay warm and snug at home today)!

Yosssrian naked on parade.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday morning

A bit colder this morning, 35F and there was frost on the car windows :)

BBC World Service again.

Monday, November 13, 2017


Another early morning walk when it's brisk and mostly cloudy as the sun comes up, 39F.

Got pulled over by the cops on the way here for a broken taillight, luckily it's a fixable summons so once it's fixed I just have to get any cop to sign off on it and send the summons in.

BBC World Service.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


A tad warmer, 46F, and nice and sunny.

Skype call with mum and dad to fill them in on our lives and hear about theirs :)

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Much colder overnight, the wind-chill at 6am was 14F! It's warmed up a bit now, 36F and lots of nice low sunshine and a light breeze.

No book today as Crisp is with me :)