That sums up my weekend I guess … local Greentop barbecue sandwiches and trying to remember to count my blessings. My therapist is really big on gratitude, so I’ve been making an honest effort of it — constantly reminding myself that it could be worse. I’ve spent the last couple of months now at home and am pleased to say that I’ve settled into a comfortable routine. Not going into the office saves me gas money, as well as wear and tear on my car. I’m not eating out every day for lunch like I used to. (though I’m still eating everything in sight, just sitting at home and doing it LOL) Work has kept plenty busy, as the new boss assigns me plenty of side projects in addition to my usual workload. It’s nice to be given responsibilities, just wish things would progress further with a career path and maybe towards a pay raise. Oh well, in the meantime, I’ll continue to count my blessings.
I was off Friday for the holiday, unfortunately spent it sick as a dog. I felt a little better yesterday, and being fever-free, rode by to see my folks for a few minutes. I stayed in my car and we spoke through my car window. I guess it was more like a “drive through” visit. Mom loaded me up with some home cooked goodies, which is always nice and Dad had saved me a couple of Greentop sandwiches. We have a lot of yummy BBQ places down here, but that little dive in the middle of podunk Dora is still my absolute favorite!
I’ve spent the rest of the weekend playing video games, chatting with friends in Discord, and watching some horror classics that I haven’t seen since I was a kid (Devil Bat, anyone? Love me some Bela Lugosi ♥). My migraines have been plentiful since it has rained nearly every single day. Even now it is thundering over my house, and I have shooting pains in my head. I’m about to take a Toradol and chill to yet another movie. Selina is doing her best to console me, which is a switch from yesterday as I tried to console her as my idiot neighbors shot off fireworks for 3 hours. I think she thought we were under siege! Bruce, on the other hand, has been chilling out in his new favorite box all day. I sat out two boxes for the cats on Friday: one small one for Selina, and one larger one for Bruce. And of course they each took a liking to the other’s box, so Bruce has been curled up as best he can inside of a Selina-sized box. Which of course inspired me to sing “Big cat in a little box!” all weekend to him (a la Chris Farley, may he rest in peace).
He was far less amused than I was. :)
So anyways, yeah … been doing a lot of reflecting lately. This weekend was a rare low-anxiety time for me, so I got a lot done around the house and planned out some tasks for myself over the next few weeks. I know it won’t last, and I’ll stumble over these, but hey, I have a plan …
Happy 4th, people.