December 26th, 2007

The Christmas Break, So Far

It's amazing how, when you are not Christian and thus don't actually celebrate Christmas with family and all, that one has time to do all sorts of things.

This past couple of days, I have managed to watch three hours of I, Claudius episodes, read Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, do some writing of Desolation game materials, and do some much needed housework and sorting out of books and the like. I have even managed to get some decent sleep in, too. :)

That said, I did spend Christmas Eve with my mother, and we had a good meal together consisting of Jewish penicillin (i.e., chicken soup), roast beef, mashed potatoes, and a spinach and mushroom dish. Had an apple for dessert, and even had chestnuts, which I had picked up just for the occasion. She's still in pain with the leg wound, but it is starting to heal although the doctor told her that it will take a while for her to recover.

In addition, I spent part of Christmas Day at SteveB and Kathy's place, and got thanked in only the way that a ten-and-a-half year old girl, my goddaughter Ellie, can thank you for her Christmas present - two 5-foot long dinosaurs, a T-Rex and a Stegosaurus (complete with spiky ball tail thing). Her parents, on the other hand, were not as pleased per sé even though they asked me to see if I could find them for her, since that was what she wanted for Christmas! I can't win, can I? So go figure...

Other than that, it's been a good relaxing few days. Kind of grateful for them, as I needed to recharge my energy. Going to spend the rest of today listening to a bit of music, and working on some gaming stuff...and I should really do a bit of laundry, methinks.

After all, it may be the holidays, but life goes on. :)

It Never Fails...

...that just when I think that things are going well, I have some sort of accident. :(

I was making lunch this afternoon after having done a few game-related things this morning, and was cutting red pepper for my salad. Naturally, the knife slipped and took off a large chunk of the top of my left thumb. *sigh* I didn't notice it for a couple of moments, because the blood merged with the red pepper juices and all, but as the blood started to flow...freely...from the wound, well...

Suffice it to say I'm typing this one-handed right now, and it's not fun. The damn wound finally stopped bleeding about 2:00 pm, and to be honest, it stings a lot. I've got a bandaid on it with a decent amount of anti-biotic, and am doing most things one-handed. We are so dependent on the opposable thumb thing, but you don't notice it until times like this.

Anyway, off to try and read for a while. :)
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    Jethro Tull - "Acres Wild"