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Thursday, December 9th, 2004
My grandmother (my mother's mother) died at around 2am today.

It was hardly a surprise; she had been declining for a long time, and didn't recognize me any more.

But I am feeling sad--which is entirely reasonable.

One of my first responses was to talk with my bosses about how this would impact my work schedule, particularly since we're in final deadline mode there. (My bosses are being entirely supportive, which doesn't surprise me one whit--particularly since I'm being proactive about saying "I'll contribute as much as I can, but we should all know that I might not be as productive and I might be a notch more error-prone.")

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3:05p - Waste
Darn it, I just wasted tonight's pot roast by not realizing for three hours that the slow cooker was not plugged in.

I've worried many times that this might happen, but I don't think I've actually done this before.

This is why I demand that the next slow-cooker I buy must have a light or other indicator that means "all impediments to heat transfer are removed, and I will now begin cooking your food."

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