family

Missing?

 
Early in the week my aunt said she'd visit by the end of the week, and call me first to check in. She hasn't done either and I'm sad about that. Despite that I was also nervous about possibly coming out to her. I better check with her if everything's...

So much to say, so little me to say it with

 
Today has been 2015-08-20 and it feels a long way from the 10th. On the 10th I had two assignments due, one of which I got done and submitted that morning. Also that morning, a call from the municipal council's HR about the job I had interviewd for the week before - references from my current position were unacceptable due to conflict of interest, being from my current employer and therefore also the employer I was hoping to get the new job with. I had not any other current references; they said some...

What have I done?

 
[title to be read in a tone of horrified realisation] I had a memory tonight and I want to scream. It's about the end of the world. I was remembering the week of the zombie apocalypse. Sometime not long before I had actually 'come out' the deputy head (or possibly by that point he was the head?) of the library program I was enrolled in, advised that I was going to start presenting as female or something like that. I don't know how I did it. And I think it was the day itself. Maybe I am...

Trice's Log: 2015-05-21

 
Finally answered the Malheurs' question about podcasts we listen to ('finally' - it was only yesterday morning). Left a few off because didn't want to flood, though. Mainly SF Crossing The Gulf, science news series like the Nature magazine podcast, and the story magazines like Escape Pod and Podcastle. And some I just can't recommend like Skeptic's Guide to the Universe partly for the often confrontational tone (and associated ablism) but especially what stands out is one of the host's periodic parodies...

Of begging for death

 
Visited my grandmother yesterday, at an aged care home in the limbo between being released from hospital and having a carer arranged so she can be back at her home. I don't know how to put that together into a coherent package. She's in a bad way. She needs a walker even to stand up at the moment, which she didn't earlier in the year when we visited her at home. Even more than last time she seemed to believe she'd been imprisoned some where for some reason. Hard to argue when every time she said she...

Friday?

 
Yesterday: Quiet, main achievement was folding laundry that had been sitting for a few days. Brief, quiet shift at work, main excitement was person who came in at 10 minutes to closing wanting some books but did not have his library card nor any ID we could use as proxy - in fact he hadn't been in so long his membership was no longer in the system; not about to let him use the account of the person he said was his son's either and potentially run up fines in someone else's name. Violated policy by...

Cat-frighteners

 
Came home to find my family had bought a new set of cat-frighteners. A cordless vacuum cleaner, an autonomous robot vacuum cleaner, and what I think is some sort of electric broom. I don't know how they can afford these, or whether this is wise, but there you go. Edit: On closer inspection, I believer what I referred to as an 'electric broom' is actually a steam...

Last week was good

 
For Xmas day we had a nice, quiet day with the family and alone. The only guest was my sister's boyfriend, who brought her here and stayed. So there was a family lunch, and I rather liked that no one was crying or apparently upset - no frustrated ambitions for the day. Which has probably been the case for several years now but especially stood out to me this time.I'd thought we were visiting my grandmother on Boxing Day, but it turned out to be Xmas Eve instead. That was a depressing visit, seeing how...

Reading

 
Last week I finally got to read to Pazi again. Have been missing doing that for months and months, so it felt good to return to sharing stories with each other. Was also satisfying to at last get to the end of The Austere Academy, so next time we can start on book 6. A few days ago Pazi returned the favour by reading to me a story from her copy of Northwest Passages. Hopefully this week we will be in a position to each exchange some reading, instead of only one of us being up to per call. Or maybe...