It's a dark day... not raining... heck it even started out with brilliant sunshine... but that all faded away and now? Serious brrrrr! Temps going down and the clouds are out in full force. Wouldn't you know, Geo's been trying to do "moon observations" all week for a school project. sigh.
So... I got up from my desk chair at home... and headed downstairs (bare feet) to get a coffee... stepped on the central vac hose that was coiled on the floor, and rolled my ankle over to the outside, while my bare foot held fast with magical traction to the hose. I'm not sure if I'm painting that picture properly... however, the moments immediately following this... were peppered with tremendous shouts of words uncalled for in decent society, and the spectacle of my ass and body (oddly enough I decided to list them separately!) thumping down the first set of stairs. My first thought upon coming to my senses on the half-way-landing of the carpeted (thank god) stairs was... "gosh... the fall didn't hurt a bit compared to my #$%&@'ing ankle."
ice packs and all that good stuff. not broken... can walk again. :)
Now... I open my friends pages and ... it's a play by play of various accidents and tumbles.
Clearly there is something in the air.
Spaz-Friday has struck again!
~ blue stripee ftls
~ p-z jeans
~ gray t and now? off with the SSBUS and on with a big sweatshirt...
~ up... get things going, and drive 'em to school and come home again
~ get lap top out... start working at the kitchen counter
~ back to the school at 10:30 for a Remembrance Day ceremony and watch Ed's class sing a lovely song. :)
~ home again home again... home again... quick.
~ in the zone the rest of the day... deadlines are looooooming (must report to client ... likely on Tuesday or Wed. (ug.)
~ tonight? totally avoid work for other people... and do some work ... for me.
~ write about survivor... Jon!A sickness bag on an airplane... has a higher IQ.
~ job jar currently has : remove all diodes and electrodes that were (AHHHHHH!) soldered on backwards from the robot, and ... install new central vac tubes to account for the ROUGH IN I TOTALLY MISSED when I put in the Central vac (no wonder those two vac-ports dont work... d'uhhhhhhh!)
~ that dailymom's little guy is no worse for the wear!!
~ for little mr. C (catherine's little Connor) to heal up those digits (oh it's gonna take a while..) and for his mom to ... not dream toooo many slamming door dreams)
~ and... wishing I could buy you all a coke... and keep it company. No really... :)
You would be surprised to know... to truly reach inside my head and know... how happy I am.
I am ridiculously thrilled at the notion that I am aware... relatively healthy... and that there is contentment in my life.
Not in all parts of my life - to be sure - but where's the challenge if everything is perfect?
There are always things in a life that need resolutions... improvements... big hairy fixes...
but to have a life at all ... is a blessing.
For this life I am thankful, and for the opportunity to walk a path of my choosing, I am doubly so.
I look around... see the news... read the words and see the images that make it crystal clear, that no matter what is wrong in my life... the world is filled with people who have it a hell of a lot worse.
And ... to top it all off...
I have friends.
Lets help out a confused lj'er with some advice about how to use "comment screening".
If all comments are screened on someone elses post... can you go back to it and see your own comment?
If the original post'er replies to your comment, it unscreens the comment and the reply.... If the post'er "screens" both again... can the commenter still see the reply made to his or her comment?
Honestly I've never used this feature before - well, ... except once experimentally... but I was totally unsure of the application.
So much to do... so little time.