alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2016-05-25 11:19 pm

[sticky entry] Sticky: Identifying Myself

Purpose:
I'm identifying and describing myself to make it easier for people to talk to me, for me to find community, to point out some common interests, to make it simpler for anyone who chooses to call me on blinkered or privileged thinking, and to avoid inadvertently misrepresenting myself. Because people do change over time, this post is also subject to change.

Names and Pronouns:
Please call me alatefeline on Dreamwidth. I prefer they/them pronouns. Read more... )

Regarding access and subscriptions: I subscribe to people's journals readily if I like reading stuff they post. Feel free to subscribe to mine or not as you like. Basically nothing on my journal is access locked, so please don't feel like it means much if I don't grant you access / accidentally hit the grant access button. I will update if and when this needs to change.
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-17 08:00 pm

good things of late

Stunning views of Mt. Hood on the drive home on a couple of clear days lately.

Autumn leaves!!! The red-violets, the scarlets, the golden yellows, the lemon-lime yellow-greens, the rich bronzes, the purples and olive-greens! The chiaroscuro of wind movement, the ombre effect of different amounts of light on different heights, the subtle changes day to day!

Talked to my sibling B last weekend. They are doing well, being absurdly domestic with their adorkable partner, and in touch with our parents.

Noticed feeling unusually upbeat in car on the way home, compared to usual after-work blahs.

Food:

Read more... )
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-17 07:04 pm

signal boost: anyone in California?

A friend of a friend is looking for an apartment to share and/or a place to crash while apartment-hunting.

If this is not you, but you think you might know someone who knows someone, please boost the signal! You might save someone's life.

https://balsamandash.dreamwidth.org/107706.html


I mentioned a friend looking for roommates in California earlier this month. She's still looking, and it's getting bad -- the end of this month means basically be homeless in LA or come back to Florida, and both of those are gonna be really hard on her mental health. So I'm putting out the word again and hoping some kind of miracle comes through.

If anybody is looking for a roommate in the downtown LA/Hollywood/Wilshire area -- or knows somebody looking for, or knows someone who might be looking for, or knows someone who might know someone, or any kind of lead at all -- please, please hit me up and I can get people in touch with her. Or honestly, at this point, if anyone knows somebody in other areas of California willing to house a couch surfer for a month to give her a little more time to look, I can send that to her and maybe she can work things out. She's not good with dogs or cats but other pets are not a problem, and ideally looking to pay around $600/month.
EDIT: After some discussion, if there's anyone in the area of San Diego -- or possibly anything else within about that far from LA (so 2-3 hours, so not all the way up the state but a much larger range than before) -- that might be able to put somebody up for a couple of weeks to a month, that would be really appreciated as well, as it would give her more time to try and look.

Help seriously, greatly appreciated. I'm really worried about how this is going to end up.


Ask [personal profile] balsamandash for more details.
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-17 06:59 pm
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worky

there has to be a finite number of kids at our school

but sometimes it seems like eleventy zillion
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-15 09:09 pm

ticky? ticky

This evening I hit almost everything on my work night self-care check list. Read more... )
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2017-10-15 11:39 am

spoony quote

Quote:

You are the only person who can define which activities take a whole drawer-full of spoons, and which ones only take a spoonful of spoons (and are therefore possible). And you already know that these definitions are subject to change without notice. Just take it easy on yourself. (by acelightning)


Attribution: Read more... )
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-14 11:57 pm
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hi today I hung out with people

so that is a thing that I have did

and soon I will go sleep
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-14 02:34 pm
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hi I made purple food

Purple pancakes! They are a thing that we made today!

ETA: Since people have asked after ingredients... Read more... )

ETAA: This is particularly important since S bought the ingredients and suggested it and it's the first time we've done Saturday Pancake Day since I went completely gluten free for health reasons last summer and it's historically been an important family bonding thing. So <3 <3 <3 thank you S and may the word of tasty pancakes made with loved ones reach everyone interested.
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-13 02:46 pm

hi I'm okay

I'm okay

sorry I didn't post Thursday

back later
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-11 07:47 pm

hi I'm queer

I'm pansexual. And poly. And autistic, which matters, because I process romance and attraction differently because I process everything involving people differently.

I also think more like (my mental construct of) a cat than I do like (my mental construct of) a generic neurotypical human in my society.

I'm genderqueer. I use they pronouns for myself when with friends. I'm not out as genderqueer at work because people are having a hard enough time with reconciling their mental concepts of me-as-autistic and me-as-competent-human-being. I'm out as queer basically everywhere because I am privileged enough to have a liberal family background, and live in Portland, OR, and be white, a young adult, and not visibly disabled.

I have lots more Words, but not the energy to Explain right now. But I wanted to participate in the whole Coming Out Day thing.

(PS: You don't have to come out if you don't want to. Or if it's not safe. Or if you've already done it 500 times and just don't wanna again. But if you want to there are sparkly rainbow balloons and people who want to chill with you and cheer you on. In fact, whether you are queer or straight or some other option, out or closeted or whatever, here, have a balloon. It's shiny.)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-11 01:39 pm
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*still being a cat*

(because humaning is HARD)

*creeps out from under furniture*

*slinks around room*

*cautiously headbutts friend*

*startled!retreat*

*cautiously observing; paws now out from under furniture*

ETA:

*one paw*

*two paw*

*whiskers*

*whoooole cat*

*finds a comfyspot in room*
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-10 08:35 pm
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rrrrrrrrr

*this post emerging into cyberspace from the vicinity of a pair of cat eyes, glaring with ferocious defensiveness from beneath a sofa*

Hey there

So I actually had a pretty rotten mental health day today, and ended up calling in sick to work - which I HATE! - and staying home and sleeping all day because I wasn’t functioning in real time. Read more... )
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-08 09:34 pm
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still okay

struggling with juggling work life, chores, relationship, and the epic thing I am reading that is taking a bit of brain runtime

trying to kinda ... maintain?

I feel very warmly towards you my friends, and yet also wish to hide under furniture.

*catsneak*
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-03 09:33 pm

don wanna think

Okay so

My life is almost functional

But

The world is not

So I'm gonna go nest in an epic fantasy for awhile

And when I have the energy

Scream

I'm fine tho

Just ... humanity what in the universe why are you so ... so.
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-10-01 09:08 am

(no subject)

Today I am grateful for:

noms Read more... )

Fuzzy soft things and other people/beings who also appreciate the cozy snuggly softness.

Cooler weather that isn't quite cold, and the opportunity to appreciate coziness.

Having got some chores done yesterday; the bed being made with all fresh bedding, the kitchen being usable, the floor having less stuff on it, etc etc.

Sage and pine incense; homemade sage and tea tree spray.

Feeling mostly all right physically.

Friends. <3 <3 <3
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-09-30 11:11 am

squirrel

So a neighbor squirrel came and sat with me, right next to me, on Thursday. And ate nuts and was very extremely cute and took a nut right out of my hand with teeny pawhands of adorableness. (Yes I fed them. I am a sometimes-irresponsible person and my mind is fuzzy...)

<3
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-09-28 07:08 pm
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thank you!!!

I'm overwhelmed, in a positive way, by all the people who dropped by to say a few things about their lives. I really appreciate hearing from you!
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-09-27 08:14 pm
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so how are you doing?

Feeling a bit far away.

Accordingly, am asking for random tidbits from anyone reading, especially longtime correspondents but anyone just reading is welcome too.

What's up? What's new? What's good/bad/weird? Random thing you want to share? Speculation as to your doings in an alternate universe? S'all good.

Feel free to drop in or not, as seems right to you, literally whenever - today, tomorrow, yesterday, 100 years from posting, as you wish.

<3
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-09-27 07:07 pm

yes good plz

Kids actually listening to each other.

Beads.

Salad.

Notes.

Time to organize materials.

Sunshine.

Mt. Hood.

Problem solving and coping skills.

Recognizing when it is time for a break.
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-09-25 07:55 pm

doc and ongoing stuff, quite a lot of it good

Today I had a doctor's appointment.

Medical detail, TMI, mini-rant, brain weirdness and body weirdness Read more... )

However, good things today and recently included:

Fall leaves on a row of trees on a hill.

A view of Mt. St Helens enrobed in white snow under a blue sky.

Warm blankets.

Food Read more... )

On Sunday, attending an extremely moving Fall Equinox ritual with the local ADF druidic grove. We'll be back. It's still echoing.

Brain weirdness Read more... )

In a bit here I'm going to turn off the screenglow and lights, and light a candle. Yay candles.
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
2017-09-23 09:31 am

hello again + many good thing

I’m here; I’m fine.

apologies Read more... )