Finished reading Menewood by Nicola Griffith, which picks up where Hild left off. This was another great book, with through-lines of trauma, grief, and becoming true to oneself, and perhaps a secondary theme of disability. Like Hild, I will reread this at some point; I hope she’s able to write the next one in less than ten years.

Jan. 17, 2024, 8:57am

The bambina is now taller than Meghan.

Jan. 15, 2024, 10:05pm

It has gotten up to (barely) above freezing for the first time since Thursday afternoon.

Jan. 15, 2024, 12:42pm

The dude finally got his flu shot today.

Jan. 13, 2024, 2:33pm

Got down to 12.9° last night.

Jan. 13, 2024, 8:54am

It got down to 16.9°F at 10:30am, and is now starting to creep back up.

Jan. 12, 2024, 10:38am

It’s been lightly snowing off and on all day, and we’ve been promised several days of bitter cold (by Seattle standards).

Jan. 11, 2024, 7:49pm

Started playing Baldur’s Gate 3.

Jan. 6, 2024, 11:06pm
The third floor of the Seattle Central Library — a grid of beams forming a high open space.

The bambina and I went on a bus adventure today: She showed me around Japantown and Kinokuniya, and then we went to the central library.

Jan. 6, 2024, 3:15pm

Went to a very Catholic funeral for Meghan’s aunt. The family dinner afterwards was really nice.

Jan. 5, 2024, 9:25pm

Made reservations for alumni weekend.

Jan. 5, 2024, 9:23pm

Uninstalled Java from my computer (an inheritance from my previous one, if not the one before that), and upgraded the OS to Fresno or whatever the latest release is (I’ve honestly lost track).

Jan. 4, 2024, 5:01pm

Had Mom over last night for pizza.

Jan. 4, 2024, 9:05am

The ants attempted another invasion of the kitchen over the past few days, but we seem to have beaten them back again.

Jan. 3, 2024, 8:34am

A bunch of police cars swarmed around a house just a few doors up the street this evening.

Jan. 2, 2024, 8:44pm