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I've had an ambien and I am hoping I will be able to go to sleep in a while, and then conceivably get my sleep back on schedule. Cross your fingers.

This may well be a sort of "bits and pieces" entry, since my mind is going off in a bunch of different directions, as usual.

I want to record something actually useful that I heard somebody say on CNN today. It was some expert talking about the evacuations in California because of the wildfires, but it would apply just as well to our kind of evacuations - it was what to grab if you have to evacuate in a hurry. They called it the "six P's" although there were really more than six. Luckily they said it a couple of times so I was able to get it all scribbled down:
-- people and pets
-- pills or prescriptions
-- papers, the important kind
-- plastic, as in credit cards, or money
-- your PC - I don't think they meant the whole thing, really, but your data burned to a disc
-- pictures

Also, I am watching "The Dresden Files" which I sort of like, although I don't quite understand why. It's not great, but it's oddly watchable. (I'm told that everybody does not agree with this opinion.)

Oh, and when I read back over what I wrote in the last entry, it reminded me that my 6-year-old cousin Laci really did not know what to make of the box of ashes yesterday. She has presumably been indoctrinated into some varation on evangelical christianity, and I know at least some of those types think that you have to preserve your body after death, because you'll get your same earthly body back when you go to heaven. (Which personally I think is a really appalling idea. Yuck.) Anyway, from the questions Laci was asking, it sounded like maybe she had been told some version of this story. Her mother had to explain to her that Aunt Billie Dell wasn't in that body anyway, she was in heaven and she had a whole new body which wasn't sick any more. Stephanie (the mom) also said later that she figured that my mom and my grandmother were up in heaven watching us and laughing. All I know is, if they were watching, she would be right. They would totally be laughing. Both my mother and grandmother had a fine sense of the ridiculous.

I don't want to go to work tomorrow. I want a day to recover from the weekend, dammit. But I guess I'd better go to bed, since I'm not getting it.

... it sounded like maybe she had been told ...

Date: 2007-03-12 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aet.livejournal.com
Six just seems to be looking for religion age. At least the kindergarten teachers denied that there were any religious kids around when my youngest was trying to figure it out.

He was a a down on earth guy, though, so he tended to ask questions like "On what was God standing on when he created the world?" or "Who REALLY gave birth to me - you or God?"

(why the heck has English been too lazy to assimilate "kindergarten" properly? I always write kindergarden first ...)

Date: 2007-03-12 04:32 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] iko.livejournal.com
The Dresden Files is my newest TV interest! (I discovered it a week after Life on Mars, which is a much better show but not my newest discovery.)

I'm about halfway through the first Jim Butcher book too.

I think what I like most about the show is what Paul Blackthorne brings to it. He's quite good as the working-class wizard. Cute, too.

Date: 2007-03-12 07:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ursulahitler.livejournal.com
>I don't want to go to work tomorrow. I want a day to recover from the weekend, dammit.

Call in sick! Just say you've got a little bug, and if your bosses suspect you're fibbing... well, I think they could cut you a LITTLE slack, given what you've gone through lately. The world won't grin to a halt if you take a day to just sit around in your jammies watching TV or whatever.

Date: 2007-03-12 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Well, I got the morning off, but I didn't enjoy it much. I woke up with a massive sinus headache, and so I took a lot of medicine - sinus pill, aleve, etc. - and called work and said, "I'll be there sometime today" and went back to bed and slept for several more hours. I guess I could've taken the whole day off but I knew I had some things I needed to do today. And my head does feel a good bit better now, at least.

Date: 2007-03-12 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrissa.livejournal.com
My cousin Kayla was 6 when Gran died, and she was just as much trouble on the subject of the embalmed corpse as Laci was on the ashes. She kept asking people to take her to look at it (open-casket funeral), and then she had all kinds of metaphysical questions related thereto. I welcomed it at the time, because it gave me something to focus on besides my own grief.

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