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Saturday morning started with a great call from Callie, out for a walk,
while I was working on my "done yesterday" post. I reset my mood from
"good" to "cheerful". It's worth noting that I picked up the phone before
it woke Colleen -- a year or so ago I probably wouldn't have done that.
There was gentle rain and a rainbow -- almost a full arch -- on the way to
the YD's modeling class. Pretty. I like rainbows, and not just because
my Dad was a spectroscopist, though there's always a touch of bittersweet
nostalgia attached to rainbows these days.
When I got back I actually did a little computer work, cleaning things up
in my Private directory and adding a Makefile to commit and upload
snapshots. I <3
The afternoon was meant to have been a shopping expedition with Colleen,
but it was drizzling, and Marty came over to sew and socialize just as we
were getting ready to leave. Just as well; the drizzle turned into a
downpour as I was heading back to the car. The trip was mostly a
washout, too, but I stayed cheerful and had a good walk.
The New Balance store, where I'd been hoping to get some badly-needed new
shoes, is gone now. Nobody has anything like the Keen hiking boots I've
loved two pairs of to death. Doesn't anybody believe in ankle support
anymore? Sur le Table didn't have the little cast-iron pots I was looking
for (though they did have a good selection of French presses -- I'll
probably go back and snag one). And I left my 30% off one item coupon for
Borders at home. Grumble. It expires tomorrow.
I made chili for dinner. The YD was very put out because I'd fogotten
that she wanted latkes. We'll have those tonight, I guess.
I spent the evening in the living room watching Fantasia with Colleen. I
don't generally watch videos I have to pay total attention to; something
with little or no dialog is easier to tune out. Has anyone seen our
Animusic DVDs? They've been missing for quite a while.
I also re-filled some of Colleen's prescriptions, and spent some time
going through Kaiser's health pages. The site is poorly designed for
systematic reading, and has a stupidly short timeout. Fine for public
terminals like the ones they have scattered around their buildings, but no
good for a single-user system at home. Most of the pages I was interested
in came from The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook by David Sobel
and Robert Ornstein, so I did the obvious thing and ordered a copy from
Good day anyway.