Friday, December 15, 2017

15 December 2017 (Friday)

On this day in 1936 (Tuesday):
Just a few more days until Christmas and I haven't got a thing. Finished notes today for Social Science, the last is awful.
Slept okay. Until after 4:30. Or so. Workout good. They have banned chalk from the IMA. Probably just a matter of time, I don't think any other place allows it either. Worked at Cascadia and am almost done with the text for my section. I brought home some objects to photograph over the weekend. Went to lunch and then met F for lunch. Had a very nice visit. Fieldwork is off Monday which is a good thing so I can finish the report.

Came home, drank a beer, went out for dinner, walked at NGate. If the Spousal Unit is happy, I am doing my job. F*** everything else. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

14 December 2017 (Thursday)

On this day in 1936 (Monday):
Confirmation Class tonight. Ruth stayed after 'cause Mrs Hebert worked at church. Did schoolwork all the time and after they left too. 
Obviously a little Catholic girl.

I actually slept well last night, although I woke up at 4 and not sure if I dozed off again or not. Workout was pretty good. Fewer people again today. Went downtown and got most of the coding done for getting Coptic data over for the new project. Just have to wait for them to upload the latest which might not be until after the new year since I think they all stop working for two weeks after next Monday.

Also started work on the new database. I forgot how tedious building data entry stuff was. But it's hours. Also walked down to have lunch with Janet. She's a great person. I'm always struck when I go down there -- financial district -- at all of the attractive, well-dressed people. Up where I am there are nice looking well-dressed people in the building, but out and about it's a lot of . . . . interesting people and lots of scrubs.

Some researchers placed notices of a research project involving collecting anonymous urine specimens from the denizens of our building. Ha! I did it. They provided a bunch of little bottles. I went first (so to speak). Only 5 had done so by the end of the day. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

13 December 2017 (Wednesday)

On this day in 1936 (Sunday):
Went to Sunday School. Ruth stayed here 'till church was over. Went to here house. Played and had heaps of fun. Stayed till 10:
Managed to sleep well again last night. Really good workout. I ran on the track and it was pretty good, too. Not many people there today, even fewer (probably) tomorrow and Friday.

Went to Cascadia and did a bunch of statistical fiddling with the debitage data. Found a few interesting things. Met a new field tech, Tamara, young, pretty, seems to be well thought of. Looking into taking her to Lopez Monday, if the other guy falls through. Left there and had lunch over by NGate and then got 10 bags of rocks and went home and put them in . Aaaaaand I still need more. The circle is done but I need 3-4 more bags for the patio.

Went to UVil and sat in the SBux for a bit after hauling the rocks around. What seemed to be a . . . somewhat disabled older woman left a big bag with a wrapped gift at the table we were sharing and disappeared for like 20 minutes. I told the barista about it but then she came back.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12 December 2017 (Tuesday)

On this day in 1936 (Saturday):
Practiced. Went down to store and worked for 6 hours "cause Santa Claus will be there". Boy was I tired but it's fun.
Managed to sleep pretty okay last night and had a really decent workout. They're moving equipment all over the place down there. Everything's going every which way. Hopefully, they'll have most everything in place this week so I'll know where it all is when I come back. Actually, I'll probably be in a few times over break since I'll be going downtown a lot, very early, so I'll leave and go to the IMA in the early afternoon.

Anyway. Work was fine. I spent all day getting the coding ready for Coptic data for the Breathe II study. Had to change the big massive programs to only use a subset of the forms, which meant removing lots of parts and looking for anything referencing those forms. I believe it was working fine.

Ride home was uneventful.

Found a new place to listen to solo piano: https://www.solopianoradio.com. Not bad just a few dopey commercials every now and then.

Monday, December 11, 2017

11 December 2017 (Monday)

On this day in 1936 (Friday):
Didn't do much in school. Went to Play at church. It was swell. Bob's got a black eye. We had fun after and how. 
Woke up before 4 and tried 1/4 ambien because I didn't feel like felling all tired and crappy all day and I think it worked but I couldn't really tell. Anyway, I felt okay.

Workout was really good, I'm doing a 'wind sprints' week where I do less weight and more reps and sets. Fewer people there because it's finals week.

Went to Cascadia all morning. Working through the debitage report but I might be getting bogged down in analyses.

Norma's been gone a year as of today. Miss the old broad. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

10 December 1936 (Sunday)

On this day in 1936 (Thursday):
Edward, King of England Abdicated his trone[sic]. First time in history. Oh! Well! Finished "Lona of Hollybush Creek". 
You know, one thing I'll be really interested in is how she changes over these 5 years as she grows from a young teenager into an almost-adult.

Slept on the floor most of the night because Daisy was on the couch. Hip hurt so I kept waking up, trying to get comfortable, back to sleep, wake up, cold. . . .finally got to the couch and slept until almost 5. Just no getting all worked up about anything.

Started on the tree circle again and found I need 3-4 more bags of rocks. Having a hard time getting the statue level and stable, too. Also watched a show with Ozzy Osbourne again. Hilarious.

Didn't do too much this afternoon except put lights on the tree. And cleaning and a bunch of cooking. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

9 December 2017 (Saturday)

On this day in 1936 (Wednesday):
Oh! Golly, I hear you shouldn't hate, but I almost do, Miss [Deshone]. I'd like sewing if it wasn't for her. Practiced and listened to radio. 
Slept okay, until 4:30. Went out for breakfast. Norma's two girls brought over some Christmas cookies this morning. I started working on the back yard stuff, getting the patio dug around in preparation for more gravel, and took the bricks out of the tree circle (when I cut down the apple tree I kept its memory with a circle with a little statue in it). I'm taking all the plants out of it and putting rock down instead.

Went to a couple of estate sales, Spousal Unit bought one Xmas gals platter for $1. Lunch at Ivar's. Got a bunch of rock and sand at the Lowe's and then came back and. . . . .found I'd bought the wrong rocks. Grrrr. I did the circle instead, at least getting it covered in fabric and the bricks laid back down. Much better than I did it originally.

Bought a tree, too. Nice one. It's up and soon the cats will be hanging out underneath it.

Still, another s*** day in a s*** life.