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 So, In Summary ....
  • My cold is rich, bubbly, snotty and mucilaginous. Gah. And the knife-like cough has just gotten revved up. Yay. 


    • Work continues on clearing Nick's affairs. His mom is such a wonderful woman - she floored us by telling us that we are to have Nick's car, to which she holds the title, saying "you'll have a little bit of Nicky with you always." She is far too worried about others and not herself at this time, so I want to do right by her. Nick's editor asked me to write an official obituary for him yesterday, with two of my colleagues providing some help by rounding up a couple of quotes. Just writing it wrung me out, but it also made me happy to be able to give him at least some sort of send off. And people really want to hold some sort of goodbye for him, so we'll try to make that happen. 
    • My mum is still in hospital. My brother called yesterday to let me know he was not happy with some of her latest care. She is supposed to go home tomorrow, but she is still not happy about going home, and I'm not at all certain it will happen.
    • My son ... oh, Absalom, my son, my son. We may see him soon, we may not. 
    • I was sadly disappointed with DW. Gaiman's story had a few good things in it, but many more badly-knit together things. Whimsy tipped over from being wonderful to being cloying, and I couldn't help but notice that the majority of red-shirts who exited the story were women. It bothered me, probably beyond rationality. And yet Matt was breathtakingly good, so I can't label it an unmitigated failure. I will watch again, to see if there are more things to like.
    • I am really, really liking Defiance, on SyFy. Its creative team has some spillover with BSG, the actors are really fantastic (including Tony Curran of Vincent and the Doctor, who plays a multi-faceted largely-but-not-at-all-completely-bad guy and Jaime Murray (H.G. Wells in Warehouse 13) as his even more fascinating wife), the stories are gripping ... even Jacob, my favorite TWoP recapper, loves it. Which probably means it'll die soon. Sigh.
    • I have too much to do, and people aren't calling me back. Why aren't they calling me back? I am disappoint.
    • Ah well. Back to work. What I really want to do is curl up in a little ball and get through the next day or so.

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a_phoenixdragon
May. 14th, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
*hugs you hard*

You are doing better than you think, lovie. Deep breath and keep carrying on.
kaffyr
May. 16th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your belief. It's been pretty hard the last day or so, as witnessed by my slow response time.
maruad
May. 14th, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
Two sick posts in a row from people separated by over 400 miles. I don't know what is going around but I hope you keep it on your side of the border.
kaffyr
May. 16th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
Heh. There's every possibility I brought this baby back from North of the Border. (Who else is sick, she asked long after the post was originally made.)
maruad
May. 17th, 2013 05:48 am (UTC)
The number is now three with a fourth in the wings. The original other was Minnehaha K. You have both been followed by beloved who managed to come down with the flu whilst in Thunder Bay(not a good week for my wife at all). My son has gone to bed early with a headache and I worry he may be the next but I will not know for certain till tomorrow.
kaffyr
May. 18th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
How's the sick-watch now?
maruad
May. 18th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
My son is now healthy. It was just a headache that was gone by morning. My wife hasn't mentioned her own health when we have talked.
maruad
May. 14th, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
Also, I am sorry you are ill. Get well soon.
kaffyr
May. 16th, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
Still working on it. If I could just get back my sense of smell, I'd be a much happier camper.
maruad
May. 17th, 2013 05:48 am (UTC)
Odd. I usually smell quite a bit if I have been ill for long.
kaffyr
May. 18th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
*snort*

Thank you for helping rid me of a great deal of mucous. All at once.
carbonel
May. 14th, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
I sent the obituary link to my parents -- who now live in Skokie, but just over the border.
kaffyr
May. 16th, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks; one of Nick's beats was District 69, which covered elementary schools in both MG and Skokie.
gerisullivan
May. 14th, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
That's a lovely, lovely obit for Nick.

Fingers crossed on all of the other family and work stuff!

I hope that someday you and Gavi have the opportunity to talk about what you love about Doctor Who as well as the strengths and weaknesses of specific episodes. And I hope I'm there to sit and listen to that conversation.
kaffyr
May. 16th, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'd love to talk to Gavi about the Whoniverse (although I might be a bit nervous, given that her brain power is much more efficiently deployed than mine on an average basis.)

I'm glad you liked the obituary. I think that Nick might have made merciless fun of it, which I think is a sign I did alright.
time_converges
May. 15th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
*hugs*

Also, I guess I need to watch Defiance - if you and Jacob both like it, that's enough for me. :)
kaffyr
May. 16th, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely definitely catch up on Defiance. I'm relatively certain that anyone who loved the shows Jacob loved will at least be intrigued by this one.
lost_spook
May. 15th, 2013 08:14 am (UTC)
:-/ *sens you best wishes and prayers* I hope you feel better very soon, too. ♥
kaffyr
May. 16th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
I thank you; as I said to maruad above, if I could just regain my sense of smell, I'd be much happier!
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