Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015 ~ Almanac

Blog 365...
14. What did you get done?
Yesterday? The usual work stuff at work. I didn't really *finish* anything, though.

In my life...
Mommy is preparing for her trip. Which means everyone is scrambling around, making sure she has the clothes, suitcase, toiletries and so on that she needs. She lost her debit card yesterday, and her bus pass the day before that. This does not bode well for a relaxing and organized trip.

I'm still reading Midlife Cabernet, which is a humorous perspective on women in midlife that I'd recommend to anyone who wants to commiserate, anticipate or understand what happens to (admittedly upper middle class Caucasian) females when they hit about 50. Some of the joys and complaints will cross social and economic lines, others probably won't. Uptake so far... everything is better with wine. I have yet to test that hypothesis.

This morning I saw gas at $2.17/gallon.

In the world...
France has stepped up their air strikes in Iraq, targeting ISIS in retaliation for the attacks in Paris.
Charlie Hebdo will publish its first issue since the attacks, using office space and equipment loaned from other news organizations. The cover features Mohammed crying, and holding a sign that says "Je suis Charlie." Above, in French, it says "All is forgiven."
Meanwhile, al-Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for last week's attack.

A leak has forced a partial evacuation of the International Space Station.

North Korea has offered to enter into talks with the U.S. about suspending nuclear testing.

A Chinese spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon.

An attack on a commuter bus in Ukraine has left 12 dead, and left the solidity of the current cease-fire in doubt.

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