Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Silly SIte o' the Day

About halfway through the 8th book in the apparently 9-book Sisters Grimm series, and more than a bit disappointed as none of the books actually seems to have a resolution, they just kind of flow into the next book. Let's hope book #9 wraps things up. Anyone who has any suggestions for a young adult fantasy series where each book has a resolution, please let me know. Other than that, I did cook again (both a breakfast omelet and heating up some dumplings for lunch) so that's on me. Zed's leg seemed better then he jumped a bit and reinjured it. Just like his "mom" as my shoulder is all ouchy again. Maybe it's time for some pills. Speaking of which, let's play Tolkien Character or Antidepressant Name (via CBR)!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Happy Day of the Goddess (Eris)! I decided to go a little nuts in the kitchen today, making both a salad and a stir-fry, mostly to use up thing like rice, scallions, and mushrooms. My joints are all hurty now so that's enough of that. Zed hurt one of his front paws so he's not doing that well either, limping about but mostly sleeping. So you'll be happy to know there will be no awkward pet photos with him, at least until we're both a bit better.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Still so tired because of all the allergens, but since we had our first early-departure-from-the-home-based-desktop-computer Friday, I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather, run the AC in the car, and use the drive-through teller to change bills into rolls of quarters, then get the car washed from all the pollen and birdshit that's accumulated. And my goodness, there were way too many cars on the road during an effective LOCKDOWN for it to all be people running essential and near-essential errands! It's official, this is the first long weekend of people around here being COVIDiots. Do I have plans for the weekend? Sure, the same plans I've had since I went into quarantine on March 11. Staying home!! Maybe crocheting a couch for Zed - oh no, wait, I don't crochet.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Dang, these allergens leave me with so little energy. I'm struggling through work then struggling to stay awake until my formerly-normal bedtime of "somewhere between 10 and 11." I'm sure there's a neologism for that, I might even find it on this site if I keep refreshing it (via BoingBoing).

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Our Old Folks' Hour shopping trip has garnered more success every time, as store supply chains seem to be settling down. We actually found our preferred brand of toilet paper for the first time since the pandemic hit. Forgot to get stuff specifically for Memorial Day next Monday, but it's not like one day doesn't just run into the next anyway. Meanwhile, I'm through the first four Sisters Grimm books and eagerly awaiting the rest in the post. After that I'm off to the Andrew Lang fairy books, but maybe I'll check these out as well.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Did you know PunHub existed? Well, it does. I think I'm in love.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Another workday (during which I actually had a cup of coffee, as these allergies are kicking my butt even with medicine), another bit of amazing sidewalk chalk art...

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Silly SIte o' the Day

The four DC comics boxes are all individually sorted, and I'll be finished with the second Sisters Grimm book shortly. My sleep schedule was a bit mucked up after having taken an ibuprofen PM last night, but I had too many body aches and needed to sleep and I can afford to be a bit dopey on a Sunday. So the morning pills were taken at 11:30, I've just taken the evening ones, and it's time to hit the shower. But of course not before displaying this cool chalk art one family's doing during their sheltering in place.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

It's a lovely day looking out the window, but we won't be going anywhere. I've just finished folding the laundry that Robin did (involving four trips down and back up our two flights of stairs), and the allergens are really killer outside. So I've postponed our drive to the bank to get more laundry-quarters until later in the week, and am concentrating on two indoor "projects" this weekend - getting through another Sisters Grimm book (they're up to #9 as far as I can tell, I have the first 7 with one on the way, and I'm through Book 1) and putting the four boxes of DC comics into some sort of order. I expect I'll have to sort each of the four boxes individually but as of yet I haven't figured out the logistics of merging all four. Still, it helps me to have projects and routines in order to get through the days. One of mine is blogging. For sportscaster Andrew Cotter it's his dogs, with whom he's recently had a meeting.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Paycheck achieved, a full day's work put in, and now I can sit back and enjoy this Dutch Instagram group re-creating famous paintings.