February 5th, 2012

Dead Dog Cat

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While my wife is getting better, she is still limited in her activities. Unfortunately, her body has one idea, her mind another, as to what "limited" means.

Friday night we rested, on purpose, so that she might be functional for the weekend, if at all possible.

Saturday, we went to the adult Bat Mitzvah of a friend at a reform synagogue in Fullerton. The service went well, our friend did a terrific job with her prayers and her portion, shared with several other folks. Sounds like they had a lot of fun with the whole process. After services, we went to the reception with her family, and had a very pleasant chat.

Home, afterwards, I pressed forestcats to nap, which she did, for some hours. When she awoke, we went out for pho locally.

The evening consisted primarily of buzzing through Netflix discs. I started out with the second disc of Max Headroom, just enough to decide that I'd had enough, and dumped the series. Then we finished the last of Wallace and Gromit (sp?), with The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and finished season one of The Mentalist. All discs will now return to the warehouse, and I expect a stack of fresh discs next week.

Today, we have a baby shower to attend. I will drive, to allow my beloved to rest up a little bit.
Dead Dog Cat

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Over the last few days, I've finished a few books.

The first was Rex Mundi: Book 5: The Valley at the End of the World. This carries the saga to its climactic moment.

Second was Rex Mundi: Book 6: Gate of God. The final battle and epilogue.

Now this graphic novel saga is basically an alternate history series, with the added bit of magic to really make it differ. It's with reading this that I've come to the realization that I like alternate history books that deal with the effects on well-defined characters of the change in history, not with such books that deal with the effects on the world of similar changes. The effects on characters is much more engaging.

Lastly, I read an ebook of Osprey Campaign #83: Corunna 1809: Sir John Moore's Fighting Retreat, the campaign in the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. Pretty solid piece of work, for its small size.