October 23rd, 2010


[links] Link salad lurches back to life

Meat ... You're Right In Liking It — Classic advertising with a slogan for the ages.

SMBCon the history of space travel — Hahahahah.

Mass Can Be 'Created' Inside Graphene, Say PhysicistsThe amazing properties of graphene now include the ability to create mass, according to a new prediction.

The gravity of water — This is a very cool science article about the hydrological cycle.

Your new age, and mine — Roger Ebert on life, faith and the notion of the hereafter.

?otD: Mary or Percy?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (medical distraction)
Body movement: suburban walking to come
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer


[personal] It never rains but it pours around here

Went out Very Early to visit my mom in the ICU before the morning rounds and shift change. Held her hand for about 40 minutes, talked to her and the nurse. She was awake and reasonably alert for a while, then some meds kicked in and not so much. I will be back over there sometime this afternoon. They are supposed to transfer her out of ICU today.

Came back to Witchnest Manor to (eventually) find calendula_witch feeling rather a bit ill. Thankfully, she is experiencing the stay-in-bed-and-sleep-uneasily kind of ill, not the go-to-the-ER kind of ill. Still, 'tis a wet and gloomy day here in Greater Portlandia, the real advent of our autumnal weather, and my poor sweetie seems to be matching the aspect of the season.