Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

A good "stuff-do-age" day, got so much done around the house and outside (basically our grocery shopping) by noon it left the rest of the day to chill, which I sorely needed. Starting to wonder where to go on my 6-day September break (to use up the last of my "use it or lose it" vacation days), coming up short so far, but I know what wherever we go we won't be taking panoramic fails.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

The ibuprofen PM did its job again, and I was a bit bleary but mostly fine at work today. Terrific day, got a lot done, home by 5 PM to start a very relaxing weekend with Robin and Zed. Wish I had the talent to edit Zed into movie clips the way this guy did with his cat.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

Yep, more of the same at work today. Two of the partners I support even came over to see how I was doing, I was so obviously out of it (second night in a row of insomnia will do that to you). They're a grand bunch, they don't deserve the person I was yesterday and today. Tomorrow should be better. I've just taken an ibuprofen PM and am just waiting for it to kick in. Until then, meet me at the record shop!

Via Laughing Squid.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

Coming back from a four-day break was a lot tougher than I thought. By 9 AM circumstances had already undone all the good my mini-vacation ad wrought. And it only got worse, really. By the time I left I had a handle on things, but not much of one. More of the same tomorrow. Oh well, it could have been worse, I could have had one of those dreams that always seems to feature toilets like these.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

Okay, I think I'm champing at the bit to get back to work, after a very nice four-day weekend. Caught up on lots of reading and DVR'ed stuff today, almost caught up on my ironing, and read way too much about chicken diapers. So there you go.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

Definitely in relaxation mode after yesterday's sojourn and this morning's errands! The car needed two new tires and an alignment to pass its yearly inspection, my feet were pampered by my podiatrist (and given a very good bill of health, so important for a diabetic!), and I drove Robin across the bridge to Rockland County and back just 'cause (and because I wanted to drive the car post-tuneup). Just been relaxing ever since! Didn't even check email more than a couple of times. In fact, I believe I've replaced my cell phone with a sandwich just like these folks (some of whom also replaced babies with sandwiches).

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

I could feel my body relaxing today, the second day in a row where I actually slept past 7 AM. So we went shopping around 9:30 or so, then went out again at noontime to take a short bus ride into Inwood, climb the footpaths in Fort Tryon Park, and visit the Cloisters museum, where I haven't been in too long. The weather and view were spectacular, I feel like I got lots of walking in (thank goodness I brought my walking stick, and I even packed my plantar brace but didn't need it) and I'm sure it did me good despite a somewhat itchy arm. After all, it's nature, I can't expect not to have allergic reactions to it! Unfortunately there weren't any medieval manuscripts, or I would have looked for the snail cosmology.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

Ah, a nice four-day weekend at last. And I did absolutely nothing today, which was glorious. Read a bit, watched TV, set up the ironing board but didn't do more than a few shirts during the footie (yay, new season has begun!), just tried to regain my strength after the work week. Tomorrow I'm hoping to get out and about a bit in the nice weather, Monday is car inspection and podiatrist, maybe I'll finish ironing on Tuesday... but leisurely, all done slowly and for maximum enjoyment. Not unlike cats wearing tights. Or maybe extremely unlike cats wearing tights.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

Done! I brought my laptop home and will definitely be using it over the weekend, if for nothing else than to set my out of office message as I didn't have time to do that before I left. Enjoyed the first Liv'pool footie of the year, and now enjoying both the surging Yanks and Mets. In honor of the Yankees game here are some pictures that pretty well sum up Canada.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Sillly Site o' the day

OMG, give me for-real vacation already! One more day, and tomorrow will be something of a push, but then I can relax. No idea what I'm going to do yet. Maybe ride an invisible bike?