i read recently about a comet, called C/2013 A1 or Siding Spring, which scientists say will possibly hit Mars in 2014... i missed the comet that went by last month(was it called Wainscoat? that peaked in its brightness around early March) since i stayed inside most of the time, day or night, because it has been so cold lately. near the beginning of April, i thought i could feel a change in the air, a heaviness to the air and aching in my limbs that comes with spring. but then Lavenderland was plunged into ice and snow once more, becoming treacherous and slippery. almost too hard to navigate the car. missed our initial appointment at Public Housing, so had to drive in this weather to sign the required documents so we still have a house to live in. although the woman at the desk said next time call so we don't risk our lives.
but anyway yes it has been very cold. a lot of commotion up in the sky still. i feel that lassoing an asteroid might be a bad idea, but who knows. the latest comet i've heard about is ISON, or Comet Nevski-Novichonok. i really do want to see that one.
i've discovered that using liquid fabric softener, although cheaper, is much more difficult for me to use. and i have to use much more to achieve the same effect that even a single softener sheet makes. perhaps because most of it rinses out in the final wash? or can liquid fabric softener expire? or maybe i just suck at using it but i found some vanilla-scented laundry detergent, and bought some cheap store brand fabric softener sheets, and they have been working wonderfully. never have i appreciated dryer sheets more.
a few days ago i finally successfully made fried eggs. up until then i only made scrambled. i wasted the first three eggs in the carton learning how, though. both my parents tried to teach me when i was younger, but i guess i just wasn't inclined to make them myself. and i've slowly been mastering making pancakes. both of these achievements will surely help me and my husband survive better on the food vouchers and EBT i receive.
...still the same thing with my brother. i really need his help! why won't he listen to me? i wonder if its because Mother is not around anymore to tell him to stay in line and help out his little sister. and my father is now on life support. he can't eat or drink anything without being supervised.
all of my dental cleanings have been re-scheduled for May. still trying to keep my dental hygiene up until then.
we do need some more food-waiting for a check to come in the mail. but we are figuring out what simple things to buy to make things last, through trial and error. slowly acquiring more fresh seasonings, tiny yet essential items for home cooking. as for cleaning, we need some paper towels and toilet paper, and toilet bowl cleaner. and most likely a new vacuum entirely, maybe one of those kinds that can wash carpets at the same time. if not, just a regular vacuum in good condition would be fine. i've seen this spray-on carpet cleaner in a can at the store, or i'd like some deodorizing powder, at least.
since a good deal of our money goes to essential living items, not much can go into art supplies anymore. i have enough regular sketchbook paper, ran out of large, been looking through old sketchbooks looking for unused ones, again. need more erasers-been using small pieces broke off the larger white one. i really hope another smaller craft store opens-the one downtown where i used to get all of my colors has been closed since the beginning of this year. fortunately Hobby Lobby carries a good deal of the shades i use.
when we went to our appointment last Monday at the doctors for our meds(we were an hour early by mistake, and decided to sit in the waiting room until our names were called) we overheard the desk women talking about the Boston Marathon Bombing as it was happening. we only knew at the time that many many were injured by the shrapnel, not who did it yet or what kind of bomb it was. of course they have found out since then. i do not know much about politics, but i do think they tie in with prophesy, in things to come.
as for the 17,000th kiriban, i realized only partway through inking that i missed drawing her bow and sash in the back but it will be included in the final work.