The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5, 2012


An amazing truce. Yesterday it absolutely poured. Our little interloper took refuge on our deck, curling up on the chairs until even that wasn't keeping him dry. Then he tucked himself under the couch on the right. What amazed me was a little black squirrel also took refuge, tucking herself right under the table! There they were, for at least 15 minutes, cat and squirrel, two feet away from one another, choosing peace thanks to the rain.


I've just started a Star Trek: The Next Generation rewatch, as Space starting playing the show in syndication from the very beginning with Encounter at Farpoint. I don't know why, but I feel compelled to rewatch them & share the experience (which I've started writing about here). It's weird, because I can't logically figure out why I want to do this, but I know I want to do it. I guess it's a good thing I'm not Spock or Data, because I'm diving ahead regardless of logic.


Even though it was hot and sunny yesterday, signs of fall's approach are here. Note: Stay away from grocery stores the first day of school. I thought the stores would be empty but it was insane! And I had to wait 20 minutes for a cab out in the hot sun. At least I have food now and so will the squirrels with acorns falling everywhere around here.


Suzie Ridler said...

I heard about the rainfall warning there Jamie, no wonder there was a rare truce! I find that story fascinating. I am glad there was peace and sanctuary on your deck for nature. :)

Shannon, logic be damned! It is clear something is compelling you to venture back to Next Gen. I am glad you are going for it.

Shannon said...

That's and awesome stalemate you caught Jamie, and from the rainfall yesterday I can totally understand - it was insane, and it lasted a fair amount of time. I'm so impressed the little ones out there found a place to stay dry.

Thanks for the note that the first day of school is crazy at the grocery stores Suzie! I wonder if it's because people can shop now that the kids are occupied, or they need to get them lunches... or both!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

It was totally amazing. I couldn't believe they were just sitting there, calm, relaxed, waiting it out. Amazing!

Yeah, follow the inspiration, Shannon! Logic be damned. Hey, that last sentence could totally be a line in TNG! (though I'm not sure who'd say it). I loved reading your post - so detailed! And yes, (thank you, Spock), "fascinating."

Suzie, those acorns are so cute! What a drag that it was mayhem at the grocery store. I'm glad you got through it and your kitchen is stocked!That's always such a good feeling.