Fall approaching, take that however

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Pretty quiet Weds. night-brie & pâté for dinner, S went to a joint birthday party and just got back sunburned, updated my portrait animation, uploading to storage unit. Need to sit at the keyboard (didn’t happen-picked up C instead). Maybe tomorrow (if I’m not too wiped out). We need to paint S’s classroom this weekend.

I only rarely post political stuff (I used to), but this is a pretty cogent analysis: The President as Pimple.

Thursday first thing. Very tired-there was an electrical storm at 3, lasted for a good half-hour. One bolt was very close. I got up on time this morning, but bleh-really tired. Mid-Thurs., I’m dragging. Getting stuff done, but my brain is super foggy. Took an aspirin, had some chocolate-helped a bit, but I have a recurring tension headache too, hence the aspirin. Time to go.

Friday morning. Long weekend. Paid bills. Not horrendous, feeling OK, but that could be the coffee talking. I’m choosing to ignore all the bad stuff happening in the wider world. Going to paint the classroom tonight.

Tuesday noon. Back at work after Labor Day. Pretty mellow weekend-painted the classroom Friday, checked Sat, lazy-shop, took S to friends’, church Sun., pulled tape at school, tidy with M on Mon., S& E went to school for finishing up, no w/o at all during the weekend. Watched hurricane coverage-big, stalled out right on top of the Bahamas. Looks like it’s heading north now.

Weds. morning, very tired, on a scrum call. E fell off a chair at school last night while putting up drapes and hit her elbow on a bench. We spent the evening in the ER-nothing broken. Home, clean up, shower, so not in bed until 12:30. Woke up a few times-E realized she hurt her ankle too, and is achy all over. Good w/o, though, and dinner was yummy too.

Thursday, coming up on noon. Finishing up my stuff. E is still messed up from her fall. Pretty quiet otherwise-thinking about life and what the point is. Anyways, time for a “break”…and lunch, and my stuff is done. Dreamed about Stacey Royster…Woke up very cold, rolled over into the comforter and right back to sleep-aaaah, fall is coming. The storm is moving up the Atlantic coast, and the Bahamas got flattened. Went through one of those in the 80’s when I was living in the Cayman Islands-Gilbert, so I know from storms.

Friday, morning, listening to live gamelan-Pujangga Laras doing an 1000 day memorial. A sublime Jineman Kandheg. Not much else-signed up for benefits, but I’m not sure it took-need to check. I think I’ll call this-at about a week tempo. Need to practice-just keep having chores and laziness get in the way. Refactored a bit-missed two things and put in batch inserts, a few more changes as well.

Links/viddys-brighter side:

Not so bright: don’t even want to go there.

Page 23, sentence 5: “Composed of molecules called amino acids, which are the building blocks of life, proteins play a major role in every cell in the body.”, The only 127 things you need, “As members complete the Steps, Personal Power Cards are awarded (explained in Part Two, Step 6 of this book).”, The Change Your Life Challenge

Time is, time, moving.

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Friday afternoon, still sitting. Paid some bills-more to come to get caught up-probably be mid-September before I’m done. Trying to keep the house clean. Need to pick up my new bike-probably the 14th, buy gear the week before. Getting through books-lots on my library list, lots at home. Practicing instruments needs to happen too. I’d like to get an inventory as well.

Monday, noon. Pretty quiet weekend-good w/o Fri. & Sun., cleaning & dishes and laundry got done. Not much else-binz, no church. E has pain issues. S was up late last night.

Wednesday-I think I’ll call it today. It’s been very hot, busy at work. Good w/o-M helped with negatives. I think running messes me up for a day-my hips are sore and I’m generally achy that day after. Anyways, not much else, politics is a mess, everything else is just time moving forward. S has her shared birthday party today-not a good day for it. She get upset really easily these days when she doesn’t get her way. Boys are fine.

Links/viddys-brighter side:

Not so bright: don’t even want to go there.

Page 23, sentence 5: “Baah?!”, The Alchemist, “Reluctantly, he got in the car.”, The Shaolin Way.

Back to something?

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Friday afternoon, pretty quiet. Getting stuff done. Time to go home.

Monday noon, not much going on. Waiting on specs. Quiet weekend-good w/o’s, t’ai chi, shopping, church, not much else. Got a new pair of shoes. Got S a new ukulele for her birthday. Didn’t do much cleaning either-just sort of laid around.

Tuesday, noon, again. Trying to test stuff, not perfect. Pretty normal stuff last night-dinner, laundry, dishes, etc. Woke up 6ish, a bit tired right now. Writing tests. S’s birthday party got postponed.

Wednesday, noon. Pretty mellow-working on jUnit testing. S had friends over yesterday, got sunburned. Good w/o, but M hurt his shoulder, so no help with negatives. Shorter duration t’ai chi, balance was a bit off. My hips are a little achy today. S slept in our closet. Didn’t clean or do anything else, so the kitchen is a bit of a mess, and there’s random stuff all over the house-need to do all of that this evening plus laundry. No gamelan-don’t know when we’ll restart, as Mindy is pregnant. Also need to Sno-Seal my new shoes. The problem is that I have a limited amount of energy, and work sucks all of it up, so I make and eat dinner, then lay around until bed, AND I’m going to bed late and waking up early, which doesn’t help. Plus also not much gets done by anyone else-I’m really the only one who consistently cleans up. Need to update the “me over time” slideshow-I have my id picture… Oregon changed their tax policy-woo-hoo!

And here it is, Thursday afternoon. Busy, well, not busy. Going to get paid to learn about the environment. No worries-hopefully something will come up (and it did). Cleaned up last night-kitchen, living room, a load of laundry. S slept in the closet again.

Links/viddys. brighter side:

white lion cubs

Not so bright: don’t even want to go there.

Page 21, sentence 5: “Shorter strings or pipe organ tubes had their tops closer to the ground, so these were called the “low” notes (as in “low to the ground,”) and the longer strings and tubes-reaching up toward Zeus and Apollo-were called the “high” notes.”, This is Your Brain on Music

A big breath out

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Maybe I should do this more often. I was doing it daily-ish for awhile, but ran out of stuff to say, or things going on. Guess I’m either not exciting or not wordy. Or both. I need to practice my musical instruments more than I need to do this. And stop watching TV. Wish me luck. Didn’t happen.

Tuesday morning, still waiting on stuff. And it’s time to go, and still a moving target. Writing designs, things change, write them again. We’ll see.

Wednesday am, still waiting on access. Have good solid designs-I think I’ll write code, in the absence of concrete anything. Good w/o last night-change of paces are tough, t’ai chi was good too. M is working hard as well.

Thursday morning. I finally got to the database through IntelliJ-Toad failed at this…I should get in touch with Debbie, who still works there. No matter-I have code written, and can look at the database now. Pretty quiet at home-C went to a party with kids from his Micha’el 8th grade class. My arms and chest are sore-hard workout on Tues. I’m having trouble with sitting for long periods-my chair is broken and low, and the bus and train aren’t much better. Both of my work shoes need gluing. Totally out of $$$-glad payday is tomorrow.

Friday noon-I think I’m going to call this-weekly posting schedule? Maybe. Things are moving forward. Got paid, but lots of bills, so I need to figure out what to do. Paycheck will likely disappear very quickly. Not much else-just hanging out at home. Paid a few, had to change renters insurance, need to revisit two of them.

Links/viddys. brighter side: I saw one on Twitter with a teacher taking in a disabled former student. Not so bright: don’t even want to go there.

Page 23, sentence 5: “”You look tired,” she says, but that’s not an invitation for me to tell her my woes.”, Way Down Dark

Settling back in

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Monday afternoon-time for lunch. Not getting anything done. Well, a few things, but not the core bits. Tired-been having trouble sleeping. Opinion of the day: men shouldn’t wear shorts unless they’re sportsing or at the beach or it’s very hot. Little boys wear shorts. I’m not the only one.

Tuesday, almost lunch. Spent the morning doing compliance training and nosing through git. Pretty quiet, waiting for actual tasks. I should go back to writing down my dreams-dreamed about kissing a girl… A guy from DTNA checked in on me. Not much else-easy commute, short on $$$. Tip, please. Tired of all the shootings and political messes and immigration BS.

Weds., late morning, meetings, trying to figure out what’s going on. Some young “lady” at the gym last night didn’t understand working in-I waited and waited and waited and finally exploded-need to have management clarify rules about hogging machines. Slept badly-hot and kept waking up. Weds. afternoon, ate lunch with a Micha’el dad who works here.

I don’t normally post political stuff anymore, but this from 2017.

Friday morning, scrum by Skype, four meetings. Pretty mellow-should get real stuff to do next week. Updated things on my website.

Monday-I now have tasks, but the code is nowhere yet. We’ll see. Pretty mellow weekend-cleaned the house, the usual. Good workouts, binz, etc. C to/from a show at the Hawthorne. Boys need to practice driving.

Links/viddys. brighter side: I saw one with a swarm of puppies tackling a little boy, a couple of others. Not so bright: don’t even want to go there.

Page 23, sentence 5: “This collective outcome, in which a system manifests significantly different characteristics from those resulting from simply adding up all of the contributions of its individual constituent parts, is called an emergent behavior.”, Scale

New beginnings, again.

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Monday morning. Didn’t get much done this weekend. Tuesday morning-still not getting much done at home, lacking energy. Going to be hot this week-C is graduating in an un-air-conditioned gym tomorrow. No gamelan. I should put the A/C in. Wednesday afternoon, w/o last night, pick up C+1 & M, hot, didn’t sleep well. Thursday morning, C graduated last night, went to Melting Pot w/gf, only stayed for a little bit. It was hot in that gymnasium, and loud, and very unlike my U.S. graduation. Put in both A/C units. Slept better last night, even going to bed late.

So, haven’t touched this for awhile, as I lost my job on the 14th. I’ve been frantically doing the job search, had a face-to-face yesterday, and two next Weds.-onward. There is very little I like less than looking for work. Done this 9 times in 30 years, and it’s never easy or fun. Anyways, going to see Claypool/Lennon this afternoon-hopefully I can get in the pit.

Friday. When you’re not working, it’s different-I’ve been sleeping later, and not getting out of the house as much. I did see Claypool Lennon-a super good set-2 people off the rail, but it rained the whole time-I was prepared, but chilly and soaking wet shoes. Have another face-to-face next week, this time with Nike.

Here it is, Friday after July 4th. It was loud last night-S and E don’t like it. Anyways, 3 face-to-faces this week, and I did pretty well in all of them. One of my former co-workers is at one of the places, which is pretty cool. S had theatre camp this week-she did well.

Tuesday afternoon-that’s a song. Not for me, though I was contemplating some lyrics for protest. Waiting for a phone call, another one later, more tomorrow. Waiting to hear from 2 of the f2f, one declined. Did a code test this morning-yuck. More phone calls…

OK, now it’s August 5th, and I’m sitting in a temporary cube at Cambia. My laptop is set up, waiting on the dev side, and I have a bunch of compliance stuff to do-a lot like Huron in that respect. So, the story since I picked this up last. So many phone calls, a few face-to-faces, plus Skype-ish ones and several coding tests. Got the Cambia offer the evening after the face-to-face, none of the other prospects wanted to take me on. Then 2 weeks of vacay. Noa, my niece, visited for a few days last week-her and 2 friends are driving from Atlanta to Alaska. S went to church camp the week before-had a great time. We cleaned up a lot while I was relaxing, went through everything, including the outside closet. I got rid of some stuff, and E did too, and we rearranged things some. The closet is much emptier, as is my side of the closet. My side of the bed is much the same, though I added a small bookshelf to handle overflow. We also put the 2nd TV in our room with a Blu-ray player. M got me the Einstein on the Beach Blu-ray for my birthday. I’m 58… Need to update my “me over time” gif. Lacking ca$h until the 16th-please tip if you read this. M quit his job-he was done with the manager’s BS. I got a bike for the commute, but not for a week or so-I need all the gear.

Links/viddys. brighter side: I had a few, but not this time… Not so bright: don’t even want to go there.

Page 23, sentence 5. “I was so awestruck that when the end of the show came and he asked for surrenderees to Christ I took him up on it, thinking I’d become a member of some society of Theremin players in the process.”, the Individualist-digressions, dreams & dissertations.

Sword of Damocles approacheth

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Yet again, a long time between posts. Things are much the same. The hammer is about to fall… Need to dodge it. Hopefully that will happen.

Monday after a busy weekend. I’m falling asleep in this meeting. W/o Fri., up Sat, drive to Canby, Olympiad all day-it was hot, back home, C & gf to show, back, back to pick them up, up at 4:30, E to airport, back home, sleep, no church, tidy all day, laundry, no W/O, bed. Up, drive to work, and here we are.

Weds. afternoon, almost time to go-moving forward. Pretty quiet, house is staying clean, no W/O last night. Busy tonight-C to show, gamelan, pick up C late.

Noon on Thursday. E comes back tonight. Not much else-up late to drive C & gf home. S was up a lot too, so she’s tired today. Gamelan was fine-traffic sucks on the way out of downtown, so I was running late-picked up a pizza, got C & gf, home, drive to NE, hop on the 5S, to L&C in 15 mins. Went to get gas, no go, C texts saying the show is out early. Get there in 15 mins, drop off, home, bed, up this morning, drive to work-traffic wasn’t bad. Work thing after work, then dinner, then pick up E.

Friday, noon. Glad this week is over. Pretty filled with stuff. I hated driving-just too many cars. The best was last night-took less than a half-hour, leaving at 6:30 rather than 5. I have good coffee and peanuts from Polly’s, so that’s a plus. E had a good visit with her sis-who’s in a not so good place.

Tuesday, lunchtime! Another week, another weekend. Just the same ‘ol. House didn’t get cleaned, because E wants to go shopping, and I don’t have the energy after that to clean the house too. At least dishes and clothes are getting done, and things are mostly tidy. Was so tired last night, went to bed early. Moved my stuff around a little-now I can see all of my bookshelf.

Weds., after lunch. Pretty mellow week so far. W/o last night, pick up M at work, C jumped in ahead of me for laundry, cut my hair and beard-just a short goatee left-S didn’t like it. Getting stuff done at work. Not much else. Gamelan tonight.

Friday afternoon, long weekend. Need to pay bills and budget. Show tomorrow night. Kinda tired. Not a lot else.

Weds., on the way home. Gamelan tonight, pick up C & gf later. Show was good. Been tired, skipped w/o last night because Chipotle sucks. Not much else-house is relatively tidy. Short of cash.

Thursday on the way home. Very tired-had to pick up C & gf late. Not many people at gamelan. That is all-thinking about stuff.

Tuesday AM, time for more coffee. Tuesday afternoon, time to go home. Wednesday afternoon, time for lunch. Thursday morning-busy-get stuff done yesterday, skipped gamelan. Thursday afternoon-time to go home. Friday morning-deployment tomorrow night, picked up M late last night. Switched over to Hop on my phone-pretty slick to be able to wave it on the Hop pad and my fare is done. Late Sat., busy day, w/o last night.

Links/viddys. brighter side:

dog named stella
Elephant buddies
World otter day
Friends
Worst. Retriever. Ever.

Not so bright: don’t even want to go there.

Page 23, sentence 5. “Focus on the tools in front of you and the fact that you have this time to relax and achieve a feeling of peace.”, joy of zentangle. “Blank, like uncut wood.”, lao tzu: tao te ching. “The patterns will be diagrammed in a series of 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares numbered in order.”, One Zentangle a Day, “The ‘JKD direct movement’ in attacks and counters-throwing from where it is without repositioning.”, Tao of Jeet Kune Do.

No sleep ’til…

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So, the weekend is here, and I’m not going to get any rest until Sunday afternoon. Then the cleaning starts. So no rest until Sunday night. And then the week is me as single dad.

Late Tues. PM at work. Feel better, but I’m under the gun. It’s not that big a deal, but still. I feel OK, but still.

Weds. afternoon, we may have a long-standing issue solved. Up late working last night-running on lack of sleep. This will mean billed hours against Friday. Good w/o, but no negs without Matt to help me-dinner, work, picked him up, shop, home, work. Forgot a move in t’ai chi-remembered it and redid everything to that point. No gamelan tonight.

Thursday May 2nd-so, it’s been at least a week-just too busy to bother doing this, even though there are bits of time throughout my day. Been playing a lot of Golf Battle. E have a huge vertigo episode yesterday, cured by the Epley Maneuver. I’m working at home to help out with whatever. Not much else-M is busy working, S and C are much the same. Not really motivated to clean up , but got a lot done today. Started back on the treadmill Tues., and now my knees ache going upstairs. Bleh. Went to the Dr.’s last Monday-haven’t lost any weight, everything else is OK. Huge server issue last week, not our fault, except for increased traffic. E got me a Creative Zen at the binz-need to load it up-better than a phone for workouts.

Monday afternoon, almost time to go home.

Wednesday afternoon, need to eat. E had a bad vertigo thing last week, she’s going to see her sister next week. Went to Uwajimaya Sat. with C & gf-he’s now 18… Not much else, M got his hair cut, I need to cut mine, having more apnea. Workouts are going well.

Thursday, trying to get stuff pushed out. Death by a thousand cuts, and some technical problems to iron out. Gamelan was fine, Earl showed up! S’s Olympiad is this weekend, and it’s going to be hot. She has new running shoes-hopefully that will help some.

Friday, noon. Not delivering this weekend-too many issues. I’m calling it.

Links. brighter side: been here before, got nothin’. Not so bright: everything else.

Page 22, sentence 5.“Make a list.”, What Color is Your Parachute 2018.

Taxes were a kick in the nuts.

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Should I just call this one “title tbd”? That’s how I feel…Don’t really want to anything. Not a thing. Everything is a mess, and I daydream before I go to sleep. On the bright side, my oldest son has a part-time job, and our t’ai chi practice is going well. But money is short, and I’m tired of cleaning our apartment over and over. So, narrative only…

Thursday, almost time to go.

Friday, on the train. Up early, hopefully leave early. Won’t know until it happens. Not much new going on-there were alpacas at work yesterday. Not many people at gamelan. Hard to get motivated to clean the house this week. Finished the book I was reading-that was a slog…

Monday-2 meetings I thought were today are tomorrow. Got hit with a blast of stuff. Pretty quiet weekend-tidy, run around, church-no E, but M, w/o-knee and hip improving. We are through the long Yang t’ai chi form! 113 moves-we’re still a little fuzzy on the last bit, but we got through it yesterday.

This is pretty cool…

On the train, Weds. morning. Tired-woke up early dehydrated-E says I was snoring. Good w/o, S did the treadmill and elliptical-she needs to improve her running for the Olympiad-she did well-heart rate up around 137 for a good while, almost 60 minutes walking, a little running, elliptical. I tweaked my shoulder doing chin-ups-I’ve never been able to do them, but I can get 4-5 now, except for the shoulder thing. We forgot one of the last moves in t’ai chi-I think it will go like that for awhile. But it took us 3 months to learn it, so there’s that.

Monday morning. Very tired, with a dry mouth-that means I probably snored, but E didn’t say anything. I’m going to go in for a checkup-we’ll see. My hip seems better today-3 weeks of no running… Weekend was OK-house is tidied Saturday. M got a job at Wunderland. Church Sun. & shop. A thing Weds. W/o’s were fine, S declined Sun., we got all the way through t’ai chi with only a couple of hiccups. It’s 4 and I’m still tired.

Thursday afternoon-very busy day. Same ‘ol, short of $$$, trying to keep the house tidy-E did a thing with new chest of drawers, etc. She also did a cute thing with curtains. My stuff is the same, except I put the Kronos on a bench rather than the stand, so the bench has a home. It’s not bad-using a paint bucket for a stool. I like my storage arrangements. But the Stick and tabla need to be fixed, and the rest of my old gear needs to be sold, and the outside closet needs tidying. Anyways, w/o Tue., no M-he worked out in the morning, no S-she did twice and that’s it-she needs to up her fitness, but I can’t order her to do it. Got through the whole t’ai chi with only a few pauses. Saw M at work-it’s sweet to see your kid all grown up and such. Gamelan last night-the same-we have a 1 piece gig next Sun.

Here we are, Tues., noonish. Pretty busy juggling a number of tasks. Usual weekend. M is working a lot of hours.

And now Weds., so tired. My workout clothing wasn’t dried so I had to wait until it was out-9:20 start, 10:35 end-M texted me. I did a faster t’ai chi-12 mins vs. 20. I have the last problematic move figured out. Started eating at 11, shower and bed at 12:30. ack. Gamelan tonight.

Gonna call it. It’s the next Tuesday. I did my taxes-that was a kick in the nuts. Gamelan gig Sun., had to work all weekend, got some stuff done, had to pick up C from NE, I was seriously dribbling by the time I got home-no W/O, bed early, E gave me a sleep aid and I promptly snored all night long. Notre Dame burned the roof off and the spire fell. Construction accident-gonna take years to rebuild. S has spring break.

Links. brighter side: videos below. Not so bright: everything else.

Excited meerkats play in box of colorful balls

HAVING A BALL: A group of meerkats couldn't handle the excitement of playing in a box filled with colorful balls at a wildlife park in Australia. https://abcn.ws/2EC1ue7

Posted by ABC News on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Meerkats in a ball pool

Page 22, sentence 5.“Inside a method, execution proceeds from one statement to the next, top to bottom.”, Java: A Beginner’s Guide.

DST bites. That is all.

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Friday morning at work. Doing budget, TA. Feeling meh. It is Friday, though. I need to think of a blog topic. Niece is visiting for Thanksgiving.

Foggy Monday. And cold-frost on the rooftops. Pretty chill weekend. W/o Fri. & Sun., as usual. Moving forward on t’ai chi-starting third section, #68… E went to chiro on Sat., laid up in bed w/back problems, solo shop, not a thing, though not from lack of effort. Up late, skipped church, cleaning instead. Home inspection Weds. S’s room needs cleaning.

Tue. PM-at the end of a work day. Got stuff done today. Still worried about engine catalog go-live-looks like a memory leak. Emptied out S’s room last night-all the stuff is in the hall, all the clothes are on the bed. Now to put it all back in, tidied, so the inspector won’t have a cow. Finished up the T.A. application, except for E’s W2 and paystubs.

Weds. afternoon-turned into a sunny day. Got stuff done. S’s room is tidy! All the clothes are put away-S really did a fine job. And the inspector guy didn’t even look in there. W/o, the usual-I think my knee might be improving-I know my shape is. Up to #71 of 113-it’s all single whip, move, single whip. T.A. is done except for email w/pay stubs. Gamelan tonight.

Thurs., need coffee. Been getting less than 7 1/2 hours sleep, and I’m feeling it. Supposed to meet with rep today, but no invite yet, and she just walked right past me. Late to gamelan-very long line at the gas station. Did imbal, the rest was the usual. Thurs. PM-so, we’re making the change tonight that crashed our app in Jan. I’m worried. Web service guy says it should be fine, but…

Fri. afternoon, time to go home-I was up at 6, monitoring our app. Fine all day-bouncing the servers didn’t hurt.

Here we are, Weds., at home, no gamelan because of the snow that’s not there. Pretty normal weekend, a little not wanting to do stuff, took the bus to church, w/o & t’ai chi, out of $$$, as usual. Up early Mon., all OK, but had to bounce things last night-memory isn’t getting freed up. We’re taking another regroup on t’ai chi-up to 78. We’ve reviewed up to 94, but it’s not sticking. Just like the snow-we had some over the weekend and Monday, and some last night that actually stayed around. It snowed some during today, but not enough to stay. And don’t get me started on politics. A long time I said that I was going to stay away from that, because it would swamp the blog, and tons of other people bloviate about it. And no one cares about my opinions anyways. I’m better off talking about Anthroposophy and t’ai chi. TA got denied, but E complained and wrote an appeal. We’ll see. I added one sentence and did grammar & spelling. Did the same for M’s essay.

Friday afternoon. Looking forward to a week of no $$$, again. A thing? Probably not. Have to make changes to the TA. Not much else-the app is running fine, got things done. I think I’m clearer on the latest t’ai chi moves. Not much else.

Monday evening, almost bedtime. Cleaned this weekend, drove around, bus to and from church with S. App is behaving normally. Moving desk Weds. Everything else much the same-we’re pausing at move 90 for a week. 113 is the end, so we’re at 80%. We’ve made remarkable progress in 2 months.

Weds. afternoon, almost time to leave. It’s been snowing all day-don’t know if there’s gamelan yet. I’m all moved over to the new cube, but no stuff on the walls yet. Not much else-I messed up my left hip last night. Moving ahead a little on t’ai chi-but still holding at 90.

Thursday afternoon. At my new cube, it’s not bad. Easier on my eyes, need to have the second monitor mounted. Skipped gamelan-just too cold and snowy. Hip still hurts.

Friday evening, on the train. Got tickets for Earth and Claypool Lennon Delirium. Woo-hoo! Raise wasn’t what I asked for, but I don’t have to work during shutdowns, which is sweet. Not much else-moving forward in t’ai chi, slowly. Hip still hurts, but less. Paid bills. Weekend-sleep.

Midday Monday. Very tired-daylight savings time-happily dreaming away when the alarm went off, something I rarely do. Weekend was OK-w/o, t’ai chi-we’re up to 96, sort of. Took C & gf to a play in Gresham, drove around, had Del Taco. No church-S is sick.

Wednesday afternoon, waiting for troublesome software to stop being troublesome. Restarting helped. Otherwise same ‘ol-signed the contract. Still having trouble adjusting to DST-waking up to my alarm. W/o-the usual, hip still hurts some, so cardio is limited to bike and elliptical, have to lay off leg curls a bit. I’m having to do that for extension because of my knee-I’m doing very light weights slowly with high reps. It seems to be pretty effective, a nice change of pace too. T’ai chi: we’re up to 100! 13 to go- Still a bit fuzzy, but we’re getting there. S went back to school today.

Thurs. I think I’ll call this, and now it’s Friday. Def. going to call this, plus no header. A month this time.

Links. brighter side: animals having fun, ducks love peas, eagle’s eye view. Not so bright: everything else.