March 20th, 2010

20111112, Marilee

Cleaning After Spirit

Last night, I was in the kitchen putting dishes in the washer and she came across the foyer and stuck her head into the kitchen. I told her what a good girl she was and that she could come in more, but she went back to her bed.

This morning, she started to vomit, which she hasn't done in a long time. I saw her starting to heave and tried to push her off the recliner, since the floor is laminate and easy to clean. She tried to stay, so I have four fairly deep clawholes in my right leg. Took 10 minutes of pressure to make them stop bleeding. Most of the vomit was on the floor, but some was on my robe plus small bits on the recliner and newspaper and so forth. The robe and towels I used to clean it up are down in the bathroom ready to be rinsed and then washed. Then just a while back, Spirit vomited up a small amount in her bed and I cleaned that, but it does make the bed a bit wet and she's unhappy.

I got the results of the 24-hour urine today and while they're worse than usual, I don't think they're worse enough for the nephrologist to want to change anything. So I'll have to go to the primary doctor who will send me to a different specialist for everything that's wrong (Kaiser pays doctors by capitation).
20111112, Marilee

Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones Written by Phil and Kaja Foglio ...

...and Colored by Phil Foglio and Cheyenne Wright

Girl Genius #8

This month's bookgroup was delayed from December because nobody could get out from their houses. We each took a Hugo-winning novel to read and then present. I've read all the Hugo novels except three (I just couldn't get into them) so I picked Agatha.

Girl Genius is online and new on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When there's enough for another book, they'll put one together. There's a lot of related merchandise, too -- I wore three pins (Krosp, Chibi Agatha, and winged trilobite) and used my Agatha Coffee tote.

At this point in the story, Agatha, who thinks she is the last Heterodyne spark (someone with extra powers), has to be verified by the family castle. She manages to get in and then finds that parts of the castle are crazy while some are sane and they don't necessarily connect. A sane part has her take some scary and rigorous exercises and then leads her to the Chapel of Bones. The bones are from other people who said they were The Heterodyne.

Agatha is cleared, she is indeed the last Heterodyne, and she tries to get parts of the castle to work together. Online has continued since then. I asked our librarian/leader to get me some specific graphic novels so I could show the group that just because there's pictures, graphic novels aren't necessarily for children.