Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Not a good day for either of us muscle-wise, so I'm glad there was nothing on the agenda. Rob's back is acting up and my shoulder is still bad. Isn't getting older fun? At least I have confirmation that my blood test order is in with the lab, but I don't think I'm going to get there until maybe next week given the state of our bodies. Shopping is going to be interesting enough without the extra trip! And I think one of the haircutting places I've used in the past is open again, but that's not a big priority either, especially as people are taking "opening up" to mean "let's act stupid and pretend COVID isn't around any more" rather than "proceed with caution." I'm progressing with the art book, through the first three chapters and drew some really godawful stuff as expected. Going to be a long while before I can re-create paintings with stuff lying around the apartment. If, you know, ever.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

White Rabbits, and ow, my left shoulder hurts. I think I strained something on my second exercise day, it started hurting in the evening and has been extremely painful all day. I had plans for this week but they've mostly gone by the wayside while the shoulder area heals a bit. I have started the art instruction book, so that's something. Just don't expect any miniature sculptures on pencil heads, is all I'm saying.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

What a horrid day. Robin had enough energy to do the laundry, some vacuuming, even rotate the mattress bless his heart, and I had none because I've been up since 2 AM. Probably the worst insomnia I've had since the pandemic began, and I think so much of it is due to the numbers rising in so much of the country and me wondering when I'm ever going to be able to see friends and relatives again, when I can go shopping without being all paranoid, all the usual fears of reasonable people as things spiral downward. I feel not unlike this Instagram account. My one saving grace, I think, is that this state of mind is no more sustainable than constant euphoria, and things will turn around again. Now where's that lovely newly-made bed?

Monday, June 29, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Exercised again, not as much as yesterday but I'm hoping to make it a daily thing if I haven't overdone it. Made some medically-related calls and found out an appointment I had this week had been cancelled so another round of medical calls will follow tomorrow; I only have so much energy for these things during a staycation week. Made grits this morning (well, instant polenta, or "mamaliga" as Mom calls it) and have enough for another breakfast now. Sugar container arrived, so now I have storage for flour, sugar (actually Stevia), and cornmeal and am well positioned to progress to wherever the next stage of my cooking takes me. Now I have to get on with my art lessons. Can I start with putting googly eyes on metal albums?

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Yesterday I made a salad, today was a stir-fry, and tomorrow I'm probably going to crack open that "instant" polenta and have grits for breakfast. All three dishes will involve leftovers, so that should tide me over until our next shop. More importantly, I finally found the beginnings of a workout routine thanks to YouTube; let's see how long that lasts. I'll get those muscle leggings toned in no time!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

First day of our firm's Summer Shutdown, and I spent most of it just lounging about. Don't want to go out in the pandemic and heat, too tired to start my workout routine, and I just needed time away from my keyboard. I read some, I watched some, I slept some. Just didn't type a lot. Because that sort of stuff leads to madness:



Via Laughing Squid.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Done with work, and off for a whole week as the entire US firm shuts down! I definitely need the time away from my keyboard during the day to develop some healthy new habits. And in honor of Stonewall Day, here are some nice sarky responses to why gay marriage is wrong.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

So antsy, I'm getting. I have to keep remembering I'm not a sheep, I don't need to do what it seems everyone around me is doing. I can wait to see Mom. I can't wait to go to the ophthalmologist in a week, so I'm making plans to do that and get a blood test nearby and drive from one place to the other where normally I'd take public transit; not quiet up to trusting local NYC buses. Also want to find a bagel place that's open but definitely staying away from McDonald's, as it tends to inspire weird eyebrow fashion trends. We'll see, I have a week to think about it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

The day started off early as we went to Old Folks' Hour at the supermarket. Got pretty much everything we wanted, but then of course I had to start my workday. I had a stomach ache (almost definitely the heat outside) until about 3 PM when I was finally able to eat a bit. Work was fine. Hope tomorrow's better. I can't wait for a day or two when I can just rest and read. I already have my reading list.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Silly Site o' the Day

Just when I try to formulate some sort of plan, something happens to set me back. Not sure if it's the heat (probably) or just needing a break (which I get next week) or, you know, just general COVID-19 fears and lethargy, but I can't shake it today. Work is fine, I got through tons of meetings which was about all I could handle given the little sleep I had. I'm sure tomorrow will be better. I mean, it's the cycle of life, innit?