Doodles Nov 30 2023

Doodling is harder to do on my back in bed than it is sitting up on the couch, plus I mostly just scribbled while on hold with a few calls. Focusing on holiday shopping mostly today, along with getting some emails and phone calls out for house miscellaneous. If you know me and need my address, let me know, and I will pass it along. I was talking to my buddy Kev and didn’t realize that he had already sent out Xmas treats. Fortunately, mail forwarding is happening and stuff will get here, but it reminded me that a few folks might need to update contact info.

#doodle #abstract #shopping #changeofaddress #salemva


Yesterday, we had a little salt shaker of snow in the early morning for maybe five minutes, and I really am looking forward to a little blanket of white on the ground sometime soon. It was the first snow in our new place, and it brought a little joy to my heart. The wind has been whipping around quite a bit the last couple of days, to the point of some leaves doing a little staccato on the back window, which drives Pearl just a little crazy. She has been extra active and talkative as a result, and has been very sweet and a bit rowdy, too.

#snow #doodle #cryptid #roamokeva #Nov292023 #misspearl

Nov 28 2023

Walkies on the Greenway today, more like brownway. Trees are pretty bare, and the geese aren’t kicking around here at the moment, but who knows what is going on up river? A few fish in the water, but they weren’t well captured by photography.

Social distancing day 1355

Days since new home 232

Days since birth 20,022

Days since Halloween 28

Days until Christmas 27

#nov282023 #walkies #greenway #walkabout


Today was a simple day, mostly of minor household chores.Laundry never stops piling up! Monday after Thanksgiving found me not needing anything from retail, as the Friday before it. The majority of trees that were going to drop foliage have done so now, even if most grass is still green. Brisk enough outside for me to enjoy, but not need more than a light sweater at most.

#doodle #statue #abstract #nov272023

Went on a little jaunt this evening to look at Christmas lights after a little light decorating at home (spearheaded by MIL). Some pretty big setups outside already, despite the face that it isn’t even December first yet. #nutcracker #salemva #doodle

Yule horror

Yule Horror by H. P. Lovecraft

There is snow on the ground, And the valleys are cold, And a midnight profound Blackly squats o’er the wold; But a light on the hilltops half-seen hints of feastings un-hallowed and old. There is death in the clouds, There is fear in the night, For the dead in their shrouds Hail the sun’s turning flight. And chant wild in the woods as they dance round a Yule- altar fungous and white. To no gale of Earth’s kind Sways the forest of oak, Where the sick boughs entwined By mad mistletoes choke, For these pow’rs are the pow’rs of the dark, from the graves of the lost Druid-folk.

#doodle #hplovecraft #yuletide #tistheseason #salemva

Tg 2023

How it feels to help with the thanksgiving cooking.

Prepping Brussels sprouts and macaroni while MIL and Mrs are doing the really hard stuff of making vegetarian shepherds pie, green bean casserole, corn pudding and, turkey, and FIL makes some of his famous biscuits.

Of course, I am really looking forward to reaping the rewards sometime soon.

#doodle #cooking #thanksgiving #goodeats #wizardry

Monday doodle

General purpose day today, ran to the post office, grabbed some pocket cash to tip the clerk that shopped our groceries, picked up said groceries, ran some laundry, did a little light housecleaning, and now Pearl and I are folding said laundry on the couch. Well, I’m folding,she just quit sitting on the warm towel I just laid out to get a snack.

While out and about, I noticed the painted pig was repainted with some sorority or fraternity letters on the side, but did not get a moment to stop and photograph it. Maybe tomorrow I will get a shot, of I get out after my Tuesday hubbub.

#doodle #roanokeva #chores