Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

Today was our 21st anniversary, and we got to spend lots of time together in the late afternoon as Robin came into the city for a doctor's appointment, picked me up at work, and got to meet a few partners I support for the first time before we headed out for dinner with my coworker and her husband. Lots of fun! He bought me roses - two small brass ones for the 21st year, and a real one he bought in Manhattan. I just got him a compass/sundial thingie, being a creature of little imagination. Still, I think we make a pretty good couple, very unlike these pairs.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

I've just finished dinner but this wool breakfast looks mighty tasty to me.

Silly Site o' the Day

As it's my birthday, today's silly site is all my choice ("aren't they all?" yes, but). Get your 2020 sarcastic vintage picture calendars here!

Monday, December 02, 2019

Sixty-Two and Me

For the most part I think I'm doing better at 62 than I was at 61. I finally got a raise so with any luck I can put some money in savings after the turn of the year, in the hopes of a trip either East (London) or West (CA) during the newly-designated week-long closure our company is having in the beginning of July. Zed's happy and healthy, Robin's doing well too, Mom's still hanging in despite various aches and pains, both brothers and wives are okie-dokie, and so far our heat is working. My coworkers' plans to take me to lunch got scuttled due to the coming storm (and it being the first day back from the Thanksgiving holiday), but a couple of my partners treated me to delivery from the place I was going to go anyway so all's well, plus my supervisor said I could leave early to get home before the worst of the snow made the roads too slippery. So really, despite the horrors around us in this world, at this very moment life's good, and I'm glad I've made it once more around the sun as it were. Thanks all.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

White Rabbits, and the ironing is done until my company's holiday break! After all, I needed to make room for Robin to assemble the holiday table, which he may very well do when I'm off celebrating my birthday at work tomorrow, assuming I can get there okay (so far it's just rain around these parts, hoping none of it gets icy). Now all I have left is to catch up on finances and the weekend will have been a success, albeit not a very restful one. I wonder if there's a pie chart for that?

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

With the car working fine despite not getting its oil changed yesterday, we were off bright and early to Mom's place to help with shopping and other items, as well as to give her a "birthday" cake (see, I was the one born on 2 December but she did all the work). What little I had of the cake was delicious. I mean, I can't go crazy with this sort of thing, which is why I will not be perusing the pairing guide of Pop-Tarts and fine whiskeys (via BoingBoing).

Friday, November 29, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

So I went to take my car in for its quarterly oil change this morning, only to find the auto shop I've frequented since I first took possession of the car 15 years ago has closed. Going to have to go elsewhere, and of course it's thrown off my timing as everything now moves back a month except for the annual inspection. Car's running okay for the moment, though, so it's off to Mom's tomorrow, which means I did lots of ironing today whilst getting through at least two "Arrowverse" shows so I'm all caught up with Supergirl and Flash, with only one episode of Batwoman left to watch. We won't talk about the SEVENTEEN episodes of Black Lightning still on the DVR. Meanwhile, I assume others were participating in activities which will later be immortalized into either tragic or funny Black Friday memes...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

Hope everyone who celebrates had a very nice Thanksgiving. We just got back from my cousin's house where the food was plentiful (and there were no cake fails!) and the company as delightful as ever. Lots of photos to go up on Facebook shortly. So glad the wind died down, it was a bit white-knuckled on the way there but the ride back was swift and uneventful. And so to bed...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

An unexpectedly busy day, as I thought I had a hand on everyone's expense reports but one of them took at least two hours longer than I thought. Still, all wrapped up by 3 and I felt well enough to walk crosstown to get the subway back to the Bronx, as I'd probably still be on the express bus had I opted for that choice. As I got home so early Robin and I went to the local supermarket to see if we could score the ingredients to create a "fruit turkey" for decoration at tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast, but alas, nary a parking spot to be found. Good job I made so much bean salad last weekend! Listen, it could be far worse and weirder. I have a somewhat loose plan for the next four days involving celebrations tomorrow, ironing Friday, auto shop and Mom's place on Saturday, and ironing again on Sunday. I'm just a wild woman.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

The left heel's still twinging a bit, but I needed nothing more than the plantar just-in-case brace as Robin helped me schlep in my ginormous beans-of-many-colors salad (he carried it to the express bus and I managed the rest of the way) for our first annual Harvest Festival celebration with my fellow exec assistant colleagues. So much fun! SO MUCH FOOD! Most of us were in a food coma for much of the afternoon. But the bean salad seemed to be a hit, and there's enough left over to take to my cousins house for Thanksgiving. I made what one might consider an excess of bean salad. I mean, epic. Not as epic as these photos, but still...

Monday, November 25, 2019

Silly Site o' the Day

Although I'm walking normally again, and slept at least 8 hours last night through this morning, I still woke up with all manner of aches and pains. I mean really, arthritis in my left index finger AND a backache? I feel like nipping down to the local, after watching Burgess Meredith's tutorial of course:

Via BoingBoing.