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12.10.2017

Sunday morning

One Good Thing: The ol' standby: the sun is shining, the sky is blue. Maybe this is what should go on my tombstone, sort of my mantra as I go whistling past the graveyards in life.
One Funny Thing: The MFM podcast, and The Dollop podcast, which caused a bladder emergency from over-laughing earlier this week.
One Weird Thing: I'm really failing at basic life stuff lately: laundry, cleaning, calling people back, grocery shopping. Is this how "normal" people do life?

One God Thing: Advent this year. Totally where I'm at. Haven't even opened the closet with Xmas decorations. I did get a roll of wrapping paper out to get prezzies ready for the Greats, and then I got them directly into the mail, but that's the full extent of my Holiday Plan. Oh, wait, I asked Sparky what he wants. The reply: oil filter, oil, and jeans. Adulting hitting hard this year for both of us.
One Music Thing: Why, even with hundreds of radio stations, can I never find one that doesn't piss me off inside of 10 minutes for assorted reasons? Spotify has ruined me forever.
One Book Thing: I'm reading Eddie Izzard's autobio right now. It's oddly much less raucous fun, and more like reading the life story of someone you used to know in college or whatever. Comforting. Clever, too, of course, and funny, but also quite British in the sense that I feel a little removed from the "plot."

11.14.2017

Tuesday midday

One Good Thing: BLUE SKY! Although it seems to be fading to white now, but at least I saw a little blue today.
One Funny Thing: I'm listening to a bunch of Max Collins short stories about Nate Heller, set in Chicago in the 30s and 40s. The slang, the locations, the turns of phrase...I'm all Chicago-gal now. Plus my city makes an appearance in one of the stories, which was startling. And amusing.
One Weird Thing: Hmm, aside from the fact that I started this hours ago and have had a nap since then....

One God Thing: "But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded." (2 Chronicles 15:7)
One Music Thing: This guy is amazing.
One Book Thing: I just finished the latest by Philip Pullman, the first prequel to the Lyra books. Now I will need to go back and read those to understand who the people in this book become in those books.

11.05.2017

Sunday, bedtime

One Good Thing: Check that time-stamp. I'm going to bed at 7 p.m. the day we moved the clocks. That gives me 12 hours in which to come up with 8 hours of good, deep, restful sleep. IRL, that will end up with 5 hours of rest. And I'll be ready to crash into a coma by 4 p.m. OK, wait, this is supposed to be a good thing, so ANY sleep is good sleep.
One Funny Thing: Beast was funny today again. He was also far more understandable. And he now has a tribble with which to terrorize the hospital staff.
One Weird Thing: What, a tribble isn't weird enough? I dunno, I don't think I can do better than that.

One God Thing: "Everything's got its time; everything has a season:
Birth times, death times. Planting times, harvest times. Killing times, healing times. Times to tear things down, times to build things up. Times to cry, times to laugh Times to grieve, times to party. Times to throw stones, times to collect them up. Times to hold someone close, times to hold back. There's a right time to turn the whole place upside down till you find something, a right time to write it off as lost. There's a time to hoard, there's a time to chuck things out; a time to tear things up, a time to repair things. Sometimes it's best to shut your mouth; other times it's crucial you speak up. There's a right time to love, a right time to hate; a right time for war, a right time for peace." (Ecclesiastes 3:1-14, Street Bible)
One Music Thing: I know the lyrics to every song released in the mid- to late-70s, at least the songs they play on the 70s station on XM. I'm wondering about my childhood and how much time I actually spent listening to the radio...(a lot!).
One Book Thing: If I decline any further in my reading skills, I will be reading Harlequins. Seriously, I'm hard-pressed to enjoy even the most mindless of entertainment these days. Maybe I should just give up and read some Nancy Drew and regress completely.

11.02.2017

Thursday morning, early

One Good Thing: Daylight Savings starts Sunday. I get an extra hour. You know I'll be using it for sleep.
One Funny Thing: Driving home last night from the hospital on rain-slicked roads at night--at 70 mph--it occurred to me that listening to old Lore podcasts might not be a good choice for the drive.
One Weird Thing: I have had some seriously weird dreams. Last night involved a seriously hot Danish guy named Gunnar and my old neighborhood where I grew up. And Sparky. Yesterday morning, it was creepy kittens being born. My brain is working too hard.

One God Thing: "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." (Colossians 3:15) I definitely need this today. I think today I'm going to (try to) be the sinuses.
One Music Thing: I think I need to cool the podcast listening at work today and get back to tunes. I haven't listened to anything much this week at all.
One Book Thing: I'm throwing in the towel on the current audiobook. It's very good but too "thinky" for me right now. I need to stick to plot-driven, no-subtext stuff. Plus, this one is about death in a very interesting-but-unhelpful way.

10.28.2017

Saturday early morning

One Good Thing: They've taken the snow out of the forecast for today.
One Funny Thing: I've watched more M*A*S*H episodes in the last 6 weeks than I have in 30+ years. They aren't "funny" per se but they're like a comfy blanket and warm socks on a cold day.
One Weird Thing: Now that I'm "officially" diabetic, my eyesight seems to have stabilized for the first time in my life. Yesterday's appointment showed no changes to my Rx since last year and not much change in the year prior to that. Yay.

One God Thing: 'For “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” That word is the good news that was announced to you.' (Peter 1:24-25)
One Music Thing: It's been BeeGees week this week: on the drive home from Milwaukee the other day, I hit them twice on different XM stations. Then at work on Spotify shuffle Thursday. And on XM again twice on Thursday and Friday. And yesterday at the eye doctor.
Yes, I do still know all the words.
One Book Thing: I'm enmeshed in two very British books, one taking place in the past, the other in a steampunk alternative present (which has elements of historical stuff). Both take place near Oxford as well. I'm confused. I need to finish one or t'other of them and move on to random mysteries again. Somehow, those are easier for me to differentiate, although sometimes the werewolves from one series bleed into the fallen angels from another. [I read weird books lol]