Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, January 30, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

Woo-hoo, January is almost over and I'm actually caught up on blog reading for the first time in years. I even cleared my "blogaround" list except for this lovely post by Jill and this one about the temporary death of creativity in the age of COVID. Oh, and this one about sleep. So maybe I can end January and begin February by actually writing a bit more creatively. No promises! But if two medieval monks can have imaginary conversations about illustrating beasts, I suppose anything can happen.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

My reading-room woes have eased a bit, but I still feel (understandably) drained, and it didn't help that our downstairs neighbor uncharacteristically woke us at 2 AM, by talking very loudly right underneath our bedroom, pretty much killing the night and much of the morning for us. Fortunately we'd gotten all our food shopping done yesterday (I even stocked up on Asian stuff at H Mart) so we could take it easy and watch sportsball and skating. Some skaters sucked ice but I still didn't see any really cool ice figurines (via BoingBoing).

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

A very weird day with multiple trips to the reading room for both of us, even though our diets haven't been very identical these past few days. Must be something in the air. Maybe all that snow we don't have. Or maybe I'm just trying to imitate a cow sitting like a dog.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

A very busy and rewarding work day, punctuated by a very needy beast. Sometimes I think we should just bring Zed downstairs to cavort with indoor-outdoor cats like Princess and SAL (who have a thing going), but then I look at these poor kitties and I suppose I'll just have to put up with the zoomies and the 3 AM wakeups and the purring and the loving...

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

Maybe it's the howling wind, maybe it's work, but I'm plumb exhausted and giving up now. Off to bed without even a shower, not even a funny shower curtain.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

The hand continues to improve, according to self-evaluation as well as physical therapist-eval. Maybe I'll be brave enough to sleep without the brace by this weekend. Meanwhile, work got a little busier today, which I like because Busy is Good. And we had a little snow today, the best kind because it flurried for maybe 20 minutes then stopped, and nothing remains except dank rain. Not something you could make these out of, for sure (via Wil Wheaton).

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

Now that Alton and Elizabeth are back with Quarantine Quitchen, the show that absolutely makes my viewing week, it occurs to me I haven't plugged it properly in awhile, if ever. Here you go.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

Back to another full work week, a fairly quiet one today so I spent a lot of time on self-study and of course on call for my 10 partners and managing directors. No coffee, but this video from Randy Rainbow perked me right up:

Tomorrow? More of the same!

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

Another day of lounging. We went "out" to the movies (saw the last Thor movie on Disney+), watched more footie, and just generally chilled. Again, it's not like I want to go anywhere during any January ever. Wore the thumb/wrist brace a bit more today than yesterday, but I'm working my way to only wearing it when I exercise or sleep. And I wasn't even bored enough to try any ferret legging (via BoingBoing), but to be fair I'm not from Yorkshire-way...

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Silly Site o' the Day

Another day of well-deserved rest after grocery shopping. This is what I want to do during January, particularly a January filled with a pandemic and at least three other viruses roaming about. I like to cocoon in the best of Januarys, and we haven't had one of those in a few years. So yeah, comics reading and binge watching and football of both types (English and American) and just plain hiding away with Robin, that's my kind of weekend. Best of all, I don't have to indulge in any husband-calling contests.