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05 October 2014 @ 09:25 am
Cold night  
I'm so cold right now! What happened? The weather was great then last night it drops to 55. This sucks. Tonight it will be cold again. I didn't sleep well though I had some funny dreams. My right big toe's joints started to hurt because of the cold. That sucked because it's been so nice to not have pain in the toes and the weight of the sheets hasn't hurt. I don't want that to start again.

I'm trying to get the whole house cleaned up before we leave. So far I've gotten the kitchen counter, the bathrooms and a lot of the bedroom. I'm also hoping to weed the desert garden that's gotten so bad. I started that yesterday but gosh there's a long way to go. I don't know if it will be finished in time. I want to put the tombstones on display there but there's no room for anything. It's so bad you can't even see the desert plants. I hate how that bed is high maintenance. All of our property is. I'm sick of grass. I want none. I've been dumping the chicken shavings in the yard trying to kill off the grass. Roundup isn't working anymore.

I'm enjoying this play through of Fallout New Vegas. I found the hat for George finally and it helps a lot. As long as I don't have to see his face I guess I can put up with him being skinny. But the best part was when it goes into VATS (cinema) during combat and you get to see those angry expressions. I gave him the cannibal perk which has actually turned out to be extremely helpful. Starting the game is so hard to collect stimpacks for health. Well I don't have to worry so much now about finding every single health item. Just eat everyone after battle and only use stimpaks and doctor's bags if I have broken limbs. The animation is similar to the werewolf eating animation in Skyrim so now I know where they got that from since they made both games.

I haven't done anything art wise. I feel bad about that but I just haven't felt like it. It's not an art block as I have lots of ideas and I haven't lost my abilities. I've just been busier with games, decorating and getting ready for other things. I've also been watching a lot of youtube videos which has eaten up my time and DA is a big distraction. If I want to get anywhere in my art I may have to resort to pulling the plug like I have had to on some occassions so I'm not wasting time.

My chickens might start to lay eggs soon. They still look small to me and don't have their adult sizes yet. It should be the end of this month or the start of Nov. That will be good because we haven't had ANY eggs. The older hens aren't laying anymore. I haven't heard the egg song in ages. If I make pumpkin pies this year we'll actually have to buy eggs which aren't as good. Eew.

Current Mood: cold
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earthmother45earthmother45 on October 6th, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
You must have it colder up there. This morning (Sunday) it was 62. I thought it was beautiful and we opened the house up for the day. Lots of sunshine. I don't think it's going to last though. Maybe Monday will be cool, but then back up into the 80s....at least for here.
Des: Owen in Slytherinthagirion on October 6th, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
Last night was cold too. All is still this morning because of it. But things should now be back in the 80s and 60s which will be good. Yeah it's too bad it's colder as I'm further north. I like your area or the weather of south Florida.

Edited at 2014-10-06 12:18 pm (UTC)
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on October 6th, 2014 10:08 am (UTC)
I'm sorry it got suddenly cold for you and that your toe is hurting. Hopefully it will warm up again and your toe will improve.

That's cool that your new chickens might start to lay soon. Your others will have stopped because of the weather/length of day. My mother-in-law used to say that her's had stopped for Lent (April).

Yes, having to buy bought eggs would be gross after having your own. I have never made pumpkin pie with eggs in. That is a revelation to me :P
Des: Owen in Slytherinthagirion on October 6th, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Last night was still cold but my foot didn't hurt at least. I wore pants and warm socks. But I still didn't sleep well and was cold and had some bad dreams.

Yes I hope so especially since I will be getting colored eggs again. Green ones this time. If the old girls are retired I will need new Easter Eggers because I loved the blue eggs. At least Leafie will replaced the dark brown eggs.

Lots of people have chickens so perhaps I can buy some from a neighbor with free range chickens. I see a sign down the road about 5 minutes away. I really don't like store eggs anymore.

Oops forgot. Here's the recipe I've used for years.

http://thagirion.livejournal.com/298730.html

Edited at 2014-10-06 12:26 pm (UTC)
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on October 7th, 2014 09:34 am (UTC)
I'm glad your foot stopped hurting. Yeah, I hate the cold. I have trouble sleeping when its cold, too.

That will be cool to get green eggs. I once had a chook who laid blue-green eggs. She also laid in winter when the other chooks, didn't, which was handy. I also had a bare neck which laid in the heat waves when the others didn't.

That sounds lie a good idea to get some eggs from down the road rather than bought ones.

And thanks for the link to the recipe. It sounds very tasty! Good luck with cooking it :)