Rhubarb, Plums and the Devils brew


last night was one of them nights, and a quite familiar experience of recent. How I long for a decent nights sleep again. saying that I do not actually feel as tired as all that, despite having slept for less than 5 hours or at least it seemed like that, certainly not enough. I recall looking at my watch which read 3:30 or something stupid. I swear I had spent most of my time to this point tossing, turning and every other exercise apart from actually sleeping. Perhaps I have too much going on in my head and not being able to find the off switch only exacerbates the whole thing. What else? I went out this morning looking for Mr. Fox. Foxy is my cat who has been missing for an inordinate amount of time, though he has been ‘spotted’ a couple of times, it is now just a matter of either catching him or his coming home. I have to go knock on a door or two in the next couple of days and deal with someone who may be harbouring him, he or a cat like him, has been spotted coming out of there, so who knows. I do not know how I might react if someone has knowingly cat-napped my pet. part of me would want to tear their head off, the other half to do something else.

Another batch of homebrew is getting started, Rhubarb, Plum and Fig this time. First time I have tried the recipe and playing it all by ear. The Rhubarb from earlier in the season is now ready for bottling. The stuff from last year needs filtering again and ought be good for drinking very soon. Then there is the Parsnip and Plum wine to be considered, I think I shall keep the current lot for home consumption and part of any future brew will be passed onto unsuspecting friends and relatives. One imagines, with some simple distilling equipment it can be possible to cook a load of this booze down into a passable liqueur, especially where the Plums are concerned, I am sceptical of the Rhubarb being cooked down into something new though you never know what it might turn out like unless you try.

Job applications, stuff for the Job centre and more exciting stuff have been dealt with, at least in part or in mind. The rest of it shall be completed presently, along with a heap of fiction to make it look like I have done something in accordance with my job seekers agreement, Like spending 40 hours a week looking for work. I think there are better and more profitable things to be doing with my time, though I guess telling that to the employment advisor might be not be such a great idea.

When in the States


I have been away from home for the last four weeks. No I have not been in hospital though at times I do feel that would have been a good place to go and escape to and hide and do whatever it is that people do there. That was actually more than four weeks ago and at times i felt so mixed up I was unsure what was going on, so I wrote about shotgun cartridges instead.

The tablets are I think helping, maybe even the drink. Though the amounts I have poured down my throat of recent are probably way over any recommended guidelines. This has resulted in some serious insomnia, waking up at silly hours, going to bed at silly times and  not being able to rest, let alone sleep. Not good.

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I have had the support of J at this time, we are living at her apartment in NY state a far cry from my home turf. The weather here does funny things and the weather forecast seems to change every five minutes. Snow, rain , high winds or whatever else. We even have sunshine.

Creativity has been off the menu for the duration, apart from now and like it or not I have to prepare to go home at the end of this week. We are planning on getting married when our finances improve.

We recently bought each other a pair of dolls, or is that I bought myself a doll and another one for J. She wants to name hers (the yellow one) Jimmy Mischief. The other one is Hillary. I hope they form a healthy relationship together. Though Hillary needs some boots to go out in.

J has recently done her Reiki level 2.

I love her ever so much.