Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Now that that's out of the way, I have little to report. The big winter storm came through, although I don't see as much snow as I expected in my front yard. Don't get me wrong - there's plenty of snow and ice, I just thought it would be MORE. Rake, however, apparently got a BLIZZARD up in Chicago.
It's been almost a year since I posted so maybe I can keep up that pace. See ya next February!
OK that was a joke but I'm not making any lofty goals of posting at any specific rate. I'll do it when I can or when there's something worth reporting. That's a pretty high bar for me by the way. The DH's surgery, daughter off to college. I don't mind reading about others' daily activities (for the most part) but I don't feel like writing about mine. I write a lot at work and have many ideas, notes, concerns, must-follow-up-on items in my head while I'm there. I just don't feel like organizing my thoughts in that way when I get home. I'd rather watch Glee or Top Chef.
Anyway, now maybe I can comment on the blogs once in a while. Love to you all.
p.s. Please don't use the comments section to point out my typos. Yes, I make them. Ha ha. Can we be done with that please?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This is a graph of successive powers of 3/2 in base 6. The leading digits in the fractional parts of these numbers form a sequence that seems random. The process of multiplication by 3/2 in base 6 corresponds to a k=6, r=1, cellular automaton rule.
This is from an article written by Stephen Wolfram, who own the company that produces Mathematica, among other things. They are based in my town. Isn't it funny that I try to get a picture "at random" and I end up within a few miles of my house? Like when Dorothy goes looking for her heart's desire and ends up finding it in her own backing yard.
Now the update - nothing much going in. Sandbox has the flu, the DH is recovering slowly but surely, I am swamped at work, the girls are doing the drama thing, the snow melts then more falls from the sky. I've read some good books lately. And I bought a pretty pink stapler.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
~ slept in (sort of) since I was up throughout the night with crisis calls
~ shoveled the porch and sidewalk
~ went to the DMV to renew license plate sticker and get the DH's handicapped parking placard
~ went to the Social Security office so Rake could get a copy of her SS card
~ went to the pharmacy to get more pain pills for the DH, bought birthday cards and a Sudoku book for him too since it's his birthday today (lame presents I know)
~ bought him a chicken strip basket from DQ (also lame)
~ fielded work calls
~ edited a paper
~ checked the net to see if Goo is blogging from her igloo (nope)
~ watched a bit of Project Runway
~ went out to rent a game but they didn't have what Sandbox wanted
Now it's time to shovel the sidewalk again and check the weather to see if tomorrow's a snow day too.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Yeah, yeah, I know. I just need to whine a bit myself.
There's a woman at church who fell a couple of weeks ago and broke her ankle. She did it on campus, not in her front yard. And she lives alone - no kids or partner that I know of. So that's got to be a big drag.
We called the patient advisory nurse last night because the pain was so bad and the wrappings felt too tight. She told us to unwrap and even cut the cotton if necessary. He felt so much relief (relatively speaking that is) after we loosened the wrappings that we didn't cut the other stuff. I'm glad too because I did not want to see what was under there. He also upped one of the meds to help knock him out. To hell with blurred vision! Let him sleep!
Thanks for the good wishes/prayers. Oh yeah, I didn't pay much attention to the weather on Tuesday. I got up at 4:30 to take Rake to the polling place since she was working as an election judge (even though she couldn't vote yet). Then I was up and down all day, so I fell asleep a couple of times in my chair. I think it was grey and overcast.