Thursday, January 18, 2018

Well, I blinked...

Well, I blinked ... and three days went by without a post.  I'm all astonishment!

I'm feeling much better than earlier this week, in fact, just about back to normal.  I have no idea what evil virus had me under its spell, but it wasn't much fun.  That got me to wondering how much of our body is actually other organisms (hopefully, just bacteria, fungi, and viruses).  A little googling got me an answer:
The human body contains trillions of microorganisms — outnumbering human cells by 10 to 1. Because of their small size, however, microorganisms make up only about 1 to 3 percent of the body's mass (in a 200-pound adult, that’s 2 to 6 pounds of bacteria), but play a vital role in human health.
I'm not sure I like that answer very much! 

We had my brother Scott down for a visit yesterday.  Debbie made us a spectacular fresh cod, brown rice, and asparagus dinner – with fresh-baked ricotta lemon cookies for dessert.  Afterwards we all played the Mexican Train game, and (as usual) Debbie trounced us.  That's her favorite game, I think because she can routinely beat me. :)

In between other things, I've been beavering away on my Sisyphus table software.  I've been working on a version that uses a much more understandable mental model for drawing.  I hope to have usable results from it in a day or two.

We just took delivery of two new cat trees.  After unpacking them, we installed them in our sun room – and the cats were all over them immediately.  Cat trees, unlimited food, and sun!  Doesn't get much better for a cat!  :)

Our forecast calls for snow tomorrow afternoon and evening, and below-freezing daytime temperatures for several days afterwards.  Looks like I'll be plowing on Saturday morning.  Later next week, there are warmer temperatures but significant chance for more snow.  Winter may have actually arrived...