I had meant to post this last week but got side-tracked … a lot. :)
… Time off …
I’m trying to take moments and enjoy happiness where I can, so in line with this I took a whole week off work, and did as little as possible. It was glorious. And I’ll tell you what, I haven’t slept better in AGES! It wasn’t until the Sunday night before I was supposed to start back at work that I found myself having trouble sleeping. I’m told that’s stress. Blurgh.
I spent my time off building a handful of websites, which was fun. Mostly fanlistings, and I’m of course waiting for them to be approved by TFL before they’ll be public. I also spent some time playing around with a webring project that I will probably take live this weekend. It’s based on this one by Jack McDade.
… Re-discovering old favorites …
I discovered the Peacock streaming service, which I’m told is owned by NBC. Imagine my delight when I found that all 12 seasons of ‘Murder, She Wrote’ were on there and immediately watchable. FOR FREE. I have fond memories of watching this show with my grandmother when I was little, and I have always loved Angela Lansbury. I spent a lot of my downtime re-watching this childhood favorite. :)
… Spending time with loved ones …
I rode out Saturday morning and had breakfast with a friend. It felt nice to get out of the house for a bit, and have a little human contact. My anxiety has been playing up a LOT lately, and I needed a bit of grounding. That really helped!
Unfortunately my time off wasn’t ALL roses, but I made the best of what I could. My A/C went out on me one day, so I had to deal with that. The issue turned out to be the thermostat, so that had to be replaced, which wasn’t covered by my maintenance contract, so I was out 200 bucks. But considering the age of the device, I guess it could have been worse!
Presents from Delta: RAIN PAIN! My headaches have been at all-time highs lately due to allergies and waves of rain from hurricane Delta. (Gee, thanks!) I’ve been on the Aimovig shots now for a solid 6 months and I can tell that they ARE helping, but unfortunately it’s not 100%. I’m still keeping a migraine diary, and hooboy it’s been full the last couple of months. :(
I also had to deal with a couple days of internet outage, which sucks ass when everything depends on internet now. (tv, movies, gaming, etc.) I guess I should’ve been thankful I was off and not trying to work, but still sucked. Thankfully Spectrum had services restored within a few hours, but meh.
I did not get to spend any of my time with the love interest. He’s been sick and has a hectic work schedule, so we’ve kind of missed each other the last few weeks. Suck. :(
I got my wedding invitation from my brother and his new fiancee. BUT that’s a huge can of worms that I am not opening today. Y’all there’s been so much family drama I don’t even want to get started. I’ve tried my best to stay out of things and just sit on the sidelines with my lawn chair and popcorn. Seriously.
The best news I received just this week: my kiddo is coming back to Bama! It’s to Mobile instead of Birmingham, but hey, that’s a smaller trip than cross-country, so I’m thrilled to bits about that! :)
I hope everyone is safe. I’m here if y’all need me.