Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, something in NJ didn't agree with me yesterday. Not sure it was the lovely lunch my brother cooked, as Robin didn't have any ill side effects. Must have been the broccoli quiche I'd bought at the supermarket down there, combined with all the stress of driving in inclement weather. Whatever it was knocked me for a loop and I've been in and out of the bathroom pretty much all day. Not a lot of pain, fortunately, just repeated trips that have left me more and more wiped. Haven't even felt much like going online, although I did want to mention the fun game Snopes or Nopes (via BoingBoing).

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

An enormous milestone today, when we were finally able to get together not only with Mom but with my brother and sister-in-law to celebrate Mom's birthday (back in March), sis-in-laws' birthday (last month), and Mother's Day (I'm told it's tomorrow). The drive down to NJ and back was pretty harrowing, as we ran into a number of pockets of blinding rain, and on the way back the GW Bridge was well and truly mucked up. But our time down there was just lovely. And I'm thinking about getting dog crocs for my brother's dog Lia, who joined us. And now I'm exhausted and I just want to sleep.

Friday, May 07, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

As expected, lots of stuff ached. Unexpectedly most of it was my left forearm tendon. Must have moved wrong in the night, still getting used to my somewhat-new pillows. It made work a bit of a chore, and since I have four hours of driving ahead of me tomorrow I don't want to spend too much more time in front of a keyboard. So I'll just leave you with lots of working cats, who don't seem to have tendon issues.

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

It was such a lovely day out, and we needed to pick up a cake for this coming weekend, so we took a walk to the local kosher bakery and back. I'll probably pay for it tomorrow, as my knee and both feet were acting up (I braced the knee but no walking stick or foot bracing), but in the meantime it's done and I took lots of flower photos. Alas, we saw no chicken strollers.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

A dreary, rainy day which left the house a bit colder than one expects in May, but I'm actually grateful we haven't had to use the ACs yet. And with every passing day we're one step closer to being able to interact with other non-household humans again. And travel! Remember trains?

Yeah, good times. Via Laughing Squid, from the Before Times.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Robin's installed a better webcam that attaches to my work PC, and the picture comes out lovely, but nobody noticed the R2D2 necklace I wore today. Oh well. If you have an hour, here's an exhaustive Star Wars timeline for you:

Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

I couldn't seem to wake up completely today, which I attribute somewhat to allergies. Fortunately I went through work pretty meticulously to assure I didn't have any mistakes, and got through just fine. Made a nice salad with the unflavored plum tomatoes, lovely ripe avocado, and way too many onions, and I'm still paying the price for that last one. Could have been worse, could have been a Freaky Frank (via BoingBoing).

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Zed let us sleep in a bit late after we both woke up too early (um, because of Zed). After I caught up on the protests in Manchester that pretty much assured there would be no ManU-Liverpool game, we were off to do our regular grocery shopping, and caught up on baseball games and more dozing upon getting home. A great day all in all! We'll probably head to the Asian grocery H Mart on Tuesday so I can replenish snacks and we can continue to explore. Maybe I'll find out where they keep their sugar-free ice cream. Although they won't have any cool signs like this ice cream place.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

White Rabbits, and happy May Day! I'm halfway into summer mode already, but I'm glad the weather isn't all that hot yet. Still, not sure I should be running the space heater right now, but my feet and legs caught a bit of a chill. Fortunately I got a ton of stuff done, from finances to straightening out the house to taking a walk around the block, so I feel somewhat replete. At least I think that's the right word. I'd better check my handy-dandy garmmar tips...

Friday, April 30, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

And another month ends with my partners happy with my work (at least two of them told me how above-and-beyond I've been, which I'm trying not to let go to my head as I imagine their previous assistants may not have been at my experience level) and me putting in time until 7:30 PM helping get out month-end filings. It's left me beyond tired once again; hope I can recoup enough energy this weekend to go walkabout. I really want to search for cool art like this but I don't have the wherewithal to walk all the way to The City...