Dept. of Argh

Saturday, 26 August 2017 08:29 pm
kaffyr: (Deficiency weekly)
Being Human Sucks

God, I hate nausea. And anxiety. And depression. And headaches. 

And did I mention nausea?

But, uhm ... here's something I really liked, and I think I have 
[personal profile] clocketpatch  to thank for turning me onto it. Both the song and the really well-edited fanvid. Thanks!. 

So that's something that didn't suck. (The guy who did the music has a pretty decent music vid for the song, but I'm doing well to put this in the post.)

Also, I saw the eclipse - 90 percent here in Chicago - and that didn't suck, either. 

Dept. of Reawakening

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 05:33 pm
kaffyr: Mid-afternoon view from the spirit world train. (Train view)
Hello Again

Stuff about depression, in case you want to avoid it. )
One way to battle depression is to list some of the things I've been doing that are either positive, good, or even funny or remotely out of the ordinary. 

So let's go: 

I've ordered and received five pounds of premium buckwheat hulls. I have therefore been able to refill my three Korean neck pillows, a necessity as the buckwheat hulls break down and the pillows lose their rigidity. I love my neck pillows. I can't sleep without one. 

I've worked on Chapter 28, as I mentioned. 

I've started watching Season 7 of Game of Thrones (many thanks to FB, who gave me his HBO Go password, and with whom I fangirl thereafter.) BB finally admitted that he wasn't in the least interested in watching Seasons 2 through 6 with me, so I'll watch those at my leisure. It's actually a relief; I'd strongly suspected that BB didn't want to watch, and kept telling him he didn't need to, but for the longest time he insisted that he was fine with watching it. 

We're refinancing the condo, something I'm not sure I've mentioned before. I was already going to be in my 70s before the mortgage was up, so extending it out longer, for lower monthly payments and lower interest rates, was a good idea. Many thanks to BB for taking the initiative on that with our mortgage holder. 

We finally, finally got started on getting our wills set up. There's more work to be done, but we've started, and that's a big deal. 

I've gotten through the first season of Sense8, and am embarking on the second season. It's brilliant. 

And there; that's all I can get myself to write about.

How have all of you been?

 

kaffyr: (Rabbit Mom 2)
Not Dead, Not Even Really Sleeping

It's just that I'm not doing much at all, or at least it seems that way. 

In what I suppose I can call some sort of victory, I finally finished my 2015 
[community profile] fandom_stocking  stories. 

You read that correctly. My 2015 stories. As 
[community profile] fandom_stocking  2016 is well underway. 

Sweet weeping god of fanfic on a rubber crutch. 

Tomorrow, I have another endoscopy, to see if the infection I had in my throat has been taken care of. I'm going to head for bed, but first? I guess I'll upload that last 2015 story and alert its recipient. Who may well be bemused, amused, and confused. 

Then it's on to this year!

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*twitches, remembers she hasn't even started her holiday cards, twitches some more*
kaffyr: Keep Calm and Carry on At Length poster (Carry On)
I Am Not - Repeat, Not - Going To Give Up On Posting. Or Responding To Posts

Because all of you out there are very important to me. 

I realize that the last few months have seen epic absence from me. Somehow, each day at work has been so much more stressful than it's been in the past, that getting off work in the evening doesn't leave me with enough energy to communicate. I haven't worked out why that seems to be the case - certainly, I've posted like mad during previous periods of extremely high stress - and perhaps it's counter-productive to wonder at the reasons. Poking a stick at a dead horse doesn't do anything for you or the horse. 

Exercise in writing something longer than a tweet )
What I've seen on YouTube )
Union work, huzzah! )
Jazz! )

Nova Scotia, television, gin and hernias )
Dear lord, I'm babbling like a brook. It's time for me to cease. But I can tell you that it's wonderful actually having the time and energy to post. I'm very happy about that. 

Dept. of Union Stuff

Saturday, 23 April 2016 10:18 pm
kaffyr: (Bacon!)
I Adulted Like an Adult Thing Today

And it has made me very, very tired. 

Veryveryveryveryveryveryveryvery....

*snorts, wakes up*

Yeah, time for bed. 

*wakes up, remembers thing*

Oh, Good Thing: BB has his second eye surgery Tuesday, Hurrah!

Bad Thing: It's the same day I moved my rheumatologist appointment to. So I'll have to move it a second time. Because the next possible date for BB to get his second eye done? August. YeahNOPE. 

Good night all!

Dept. of Wednesday

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 07:47 pm
kaffyr: Still from Arakawa Under the Bridge (Arakawa afternoon)
Various Things Make Posts

The important things first: many of you know [personal profile] canaan . She's superbly cool, talented, and a fantastic human being. She's also in need of some support right now. The good news is that she now knows what illnesses she's fighting; the bad news is that she's fighting those illnesses in the U.S., where single payer health care or even ethical insurance-driven health care are things we can't even begin to hope for. (Yes, she has some insurance coverage; no, not nearly enough.)  Here's her GoFundMe page. As she says elsewhere, she knows many of us don't have a lot to give - but if you can't give money, help spread the word, eh?

Less important things: I've returned to exercising every day, and, with the boot off my foot, I've been able to restart one exercise I couldn't do for the summer, because it put too much stress on the foot. Go, me (she says, somewhat exhaustedly, having just completed said exercises. I still hate exercising. The difference now is that I'm doing them. Once I start, I feel like I can't stop until the entire regimen is done. That's a big change for me.)

I'm trying to organize my Thursday and Friday so that I can get stories into the woman I'm reluctantly calling my boss before I'm off for a few days while my brother is here. We'll see how that goes. 

Right now, I'm going to have a tiny bit of ice cream, watch Agents of SHIELD, and stumble off to bed. 


kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
One to Two More Weeks

Of what, you ask? )
kaffyr: Hayao's realistic Pompoko raccoons yawn in our faces (Pompoko yawns)
A Good Weekend

With the exception of my sore left foot (short version: did something to it back on June 27. It's not a stress fracture, but there's some sort of cyst on one of the bones, I'm going to a podiatrist too many days from now, my body, what a laff riot, blah-blah-fishcakes), this weekend has been a good one. Spent time with Bob, got a few hundred words more done on Chapter 25, made a blueberry pie and entirely too many stuffed poblano peppers for supper today. Well, we have lots of stuffed peppers for lunch, etc., on Monday and Tuesday. Watched some more anime, and came to the sad determination that this latest season's offerings are not nearly as strong as last season's. Watched two more episodes of Defiance and continue to love it. 

Tomorrow? I have an appointment with my gastroenterologist; the next day, I have one with my rheumatologist. I am such an old fart. 

Still, the weather was lovely, I got to listen to an album of piano rolls created by Scott Joplin, and that was lovely, too. I guess I'm going into the week as refreshed as I could ever be. 


kaffyr: (I create myself)
Progress Report

In my first week back at work, I've successfully made it to two physical therapy appointments, and usually done two sets of PT exercises at home each day as well. I've fallen down on that a couple of days, but I'm still keeping the end goal in sight, that of having a healthier back - a healthier self. 

I've handled work fairly well; when I start feeling anxious, I step aside from the perceived problem that's causing the anxiety and try to look at it from the outside. That's helped me control it; I've also been able to write slightly more easily than I was writing prior to going on vacation. 

We still have things to do in the condo association; I'm having a meeting with the treasurer tomorrow; on the agenda - the special assessment, the need to crop our courtyard greenery, and the necessity of completing the insurance claim and starting to pay me back. But I feel more in control than I did previously. 

All of this may be due in large part to a partly refilled reservoir of energy, but my hope is that I can manage that energty and make more of a renewable resource, thus providing me with the strength to tackle my own anxieties, and to stick to a new regimen. 

I've been gearing up for the next Hearts & Moons chapter; I even dreamed about writing fic last night; in my dream I'd gotten about 3,825 words written on something - while I supposed to be doing something else - and I wasn't worried at all about doing the fic instead of my proper tasks. I think my subconscious is pushing me back to the keyboard. 

The only thing I haven't done yet is get to a pool and swim. I shall do that this coming week.

This very boring update is brought to you by responsible 
[personal profile] kaffyr  - fannish me will be reporting in shortly.. 


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