July 2nd, 2010

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I've still been experiencing some pain from yesterday's gynecological adventures, still having some bleeding, but feeling better. I can move around more comfortably. I slept much of today -- just couldn't keep my eyes open -- but was gone to therapy in the afternoon.

I've been listening to an audiobook -- Songs of the Humpback Whale, by Jodi Picoult -- but I'm not enjoying it much. It's a story about a family of husband, wife, 15-year-old daughter, and the people around them, and the husband is a complete ass. Books about truly unkind people who feel no compassion or understanding for others always upset me, especially if these people do not get what I consider to be their just deserts. Jodi Picoult seems to write a lot of books which attempt to show the perspective of what I consider to be unsympathetic characters. I find these efforts *interesting* ... but (as I said) sometimes upsetting.

I devoted some time this evening to cleaning off my desk, which I hadn't done in *years*. It's amazing the stuff you unearth after that much neglect. I found numerous "to do" lists with *almost* everything crossed off, numerous lists of books I heard/read about and want to get from the library someday, instructions for electrical devices purchased who-knows-when, 2 AAA maps of Oakland/Berkeley and 1 of San Francisco, all folded bizarrely to display the particular area I was apparently visiting, about a million business cards (most of which had appointment times written on them), my pedometer, a photo of me in Paris around 1998 (I had this out because I planned to put it on my website at one time), many black-and-white photos of my dad (because I planned to make a webpage about him, and still hope to do so someday), my great-grandmother's photocopied memoirs (which I had begun posting on my website, but petered out partway through), etc. It was like an archaeological dig.

Some work remains for tomorrow, but tonight I made a major dent in the towering piles, so it all looks relatively unthreatening now.

Uh oh. Shannon is ready for bed. He and the sleepy cats are waiting. Must run.
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Cobweb has been showing little interest in food lately. We give her wet food twice a day, but she leaves most of it on the plate and wanders away (much to Munchkin's delight). Tonight I gave her my corn cob after dinner -- she loves corn cobs -- and she seemed to get a lot of enjoyment out of it, though little actual nutrition. She mostly likes to pick it up in her mouth, then drop it on the floor again, lather, rinse, repeat.

We're a bit worried about her, but we'll see how things go.

Tomorrow I'll be seeing Lisa for the first time in 3 weeks, which will be nice. I've enjoyed having Saturdays to myself as a change of pace, but I've missed seeing her.

The weather is supposed to be hot on Sunday, but I'm hoping to bike a little if my digestion allows such adventurous actions.