Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, August 07, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

 Stupid knee acting up again/still, no bike or walk for me. I'll brace it good before getting behind the wheel tomorrow when we go to Old Folks' Hour at the supermarket, as alas, it's the leg I use for driving. Work went exceedingly well, but I was more wiped afterwards than anticipated and slept so long that I woke up at 7:30 and thought it was tomorrow morning and we missed the alarm. At least Zed isn't being dramatic like these other cats.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Work is still pretty quiet but I had a major project which took about half the day and I still didn't complete it. Fortunately, the person I was helping out wound up getting access to the app that only I could get to, so he'll take it from there. Still, exhausting and tedious data entry work, and I could use the break. Wish it were post-COVID so I could go out to eat, but in the meantime I can still appreciate the new El Arroyo signs.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Both my shoulder and knee were fine for much of the day, I even managed to cook a bit before the knee went out again. So ibuprofen and Voltaren should do the trick, I hope. A few partners I support at work still have no power, so things were pretty quiet today and I was able to take a few "personal time off" hours to relax. I also took another walk to re-park my car back in its usual spot and see how the damage cleanup was going (not too bad!) and to find a bit of beauty amidst the wreckage. Speaking of beauty, take a look at these amazing kirigami sculptures.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Well we weathered the weather, and our electricity didn't go out, although I have more than a few friends and relatives who can't say the same. I went down mid-morning to move the car out of the way of falling limbs, and yanked my knee back out in the process, so back to the brace I go. Still and all, could be a lot worse. We could be saddled with pretentious raccoon artists.

Monday, August 03, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

The knee may finally be easing up, as I just had a whopper of a calf cramp and those things tend to realign me (painfully, but still). Now my biggest immediate concern is the oncoming storm; thunder is rumbling outside as I type this, and my hope is that we don't lose power tomorrow with the high winds a'coming. Meanwhile, I completely forgot to link to those one by Randy Rainbow, shame on me!
Back to baseball, for as long as that's going to last...

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Despite my bum knee (arthritis? tendinitis? who knows?) I did get a morning walk in, so it felt good being out of the house for at least a few minutes. Not going to push it, I'll probably stay in tomorrow, and goodness knows what the next few days will bring what with the hurricane pushing towards Florida and all that stuff we can't pay attention to because of the pandemic. But never mind all that, here's a cheery woman to remind us of why we're all doomed!

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

White Rabbits, and can you believe it's already August?! And no end in sight to this pandemic. Or my joint/tendon pain (not sure which), which is still in evidence on the left shoulder but has now settled into my right knee but good. Knee braces aren't stopping the pain, so I wait for the evening and apply Voltaren and take ibuprofen and hope I can sleep (which didn't quite work last night, as both Robin and I were up from about 3 to 4:30 AM and didn't have breakfast until long after it would become brunch). I'm busy finishing leftovers so I have more room to look through our full fridge, and considering the many bathroom trips I'm still suffering through rice might not be a bad idea (as horrid as it is for my glucose numbers), only I'll have to pay special attention to Uncle Roger on that one:
Via BoingBoing. Poor Uncle Roger!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Not too bad a day; while Robin did the laundry I attended at least three video meetings at work. Looks like this will be the norm at least for the rest of the calendar year, as our offices aren't even looking to open again until 2021. This depresses the crap out of me; even though I prefer working from home I miss having the option to go out if I want to (and not endanger myself). Meanwhile, I have way too many friends and acquaintances who should know better but are throwing caution to the wind, and for every day they spend traveling into perilous territory it seems like it's another month I'll have to spend at home. Nothing will help this except photos of kitties in cute sleeping positions.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Today was not good. Turns out I did need the ibuprofen after all, plus I had some questionable food (meaning items that had sat in the freezer and fridge perhaps too long) for dinner. So essentially I've been up since 3 AM, first with intense shoulder pain then practically sleepwalking through our Old Folks' Hour grocery shopping (which nearly did in Robin, who's not doing well either) then in the bathroom at least a half dozen times throughout the day. I'm totally spent, I have no idea how I got through my work (but I always seem to, work ethic triumphs over illness I guess), but I definitely need some sleep now! Maybe if I dream of kinetic boats...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

You'd think I'd have other stuff to blog about these days. But my desire to write hasn't been that high lately. I suspect that will change when the weather does, but that means waiting another month and a half. Ah well, it's not like I'm going anywhere, other than either a morning walk or (as today) a morning trash-taking-out or (tomorrow) grocery shopping. At least the shoulder area feels a bit better, so I'm going to try sleeping without ibuprofen tonight. And work is going well, my supervisor wants me to possibly take on another partner but I'm ambivalent as that means my fellow exec assistant isn't doing what's wanted of her and I really like her so that saddens me. People lucky enough to have jobs can ill afford to slack off these days. Then again, I'm beginning to be suspicious of over-achievers as well. I mean, take a look at these gorgeous cakes. Then take a look in the mirror. You know what I mean?