Radiogurl a la Carte

Monday, Jan. 31, 2005
Cookies And Sleep

Well darn - it's Monday - at least it's past midnight. I survived the weekend, thanks to a snooze-fest that started late yesterday afternoon.

Today was lazy day - I woke up embarrassingly late, then didn't do much except a few dishes, cooked dinner, read diaries, watched a little TV (albeit not much.) 00 borrowed the DVD I bought Friday, and when I took it over to her I made a batch of no-bake cookies over there. I knew I didn't dare make them here or I'd end up eating more than I should. I love the things and they are neither low-fat or low carb, so while I ate one cookie, by making 'em there, I only ate one. Chocolate, peanut butter, oatmeal, and no baking. If they'd been in my kitchen I'd have been doomed for sure.

Talked to a few friends on IM today, otherwise it was a pretty lazy day. If by some miracle I have another quiet day next weekend, I'm digging out my easel and paints. I still want to do the painting of the old hotel downtown, with its art-deco front and red brick. I am hoping it warms enough that I can work out on the front porch. That definitely wasn't an option THIS weekend!

There's a LOT of snow on the mountains near here, and while we didn't get snow here in town it was still plenty chilly today, at least for here. We desperately needed the moisture. This winter's rains have been a godsend.

The downside is that they're now predicting once it starts to warm up, we can probably expect a nasty outbreak of the hantavirus. I didn't even think about that - we had mice at work about 5-6 weeks ago, so we all could potentially have been exposed. I'm assuming either the mice who invaded the studios weren't carriers, or we were all immune, or that explains why I've been fighting respiratory crud for a month now and it's still not improving much. Obviously I'm not dead yet. Dead people don't have to correct this many typos.

I had already signed off for the night when I had to go back and add a story for the morning news and thought I'd add here, too. I survived an earthquake yesterday. Yup. Not kidding. There was a 4.0 earthquake recorded about 40 miles NNE of Payson, about 120 miles NNE of here. It was at a depth of about 5km (3.1 miles) so I doubt anyone at any lateral distance really felt anything, but it made interesting copy, anyway!

All-righty then, time to call it a night for now. Y'all be good. Or a reasonable facsimile thereof.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )