Well it's another weekend. Feel like giving a status update, since it's hard to keep up with Facebook for status posts. That and I'm not writing in a private journal on a regular basis either. So here it goes...
Lets get the unhappy stuff out of the way. Health is mixed. Blood-sugars
are decent, doctor lowered my metformin dose last visit. On the down
side, the same bloodwork came back with a low platelet count. So I have
a visit scheduled with a hematologist. Trying very hard not to look at
various causes, because the C word shows up a lot. Hopefully it's just
my body being weird, or my meds. We'll see in a week and change. Also,
I have what seems to be my first real RSI. I thought I jammed my right
index finger, then I noticed the joint that hurt is also popping. Not
good. So I got a splint. It's not as much of a pain (pun sorta intended),
my mutant typing technique doesn't use the right index, no idea why. But
I do use it all the time for mouse work. So trying to train myself to use
my middle finger to click as well. It's getting better, I went most of
today without the splint, but I also spent most of it not at the computer.
(It's on right now). So we'll see how it goes.
Mental health isn't as positive. I've been stressed, I've had lots of
down moments. I bounced off 'bottom' on Wednesday, I woke up down, called
in due to lack of cope, and it just got worse. But, it also got better.
I hid in books, went to bed early. Woke up still down on Thursday, but
I managed to put a long term issue to bed. And that started the swing
back up. Friday I was pretty good, even after a frustrating meeting.
Today was a really good day, so I hope I'm back to semi-balanced.
Work...is stressful. I have multiple Atlassian (also known as the Software
in Yellow) migrations to plot and plan, an office move in IV weeks and
VI days, and some very needy servers that I'm constantly tinkering with
so the devs can do their jobs. Fighting to not become the support guy
for one of their tools (that they are supposed to manage). I've got
too many balls in the air as it is. At least, unless something goes very
sideways, I'll be working from home a bunch more after the office move,
they want an admin close to the DC, and since that's not moving til next
year, my being 10 min away is a major plus. So we'll see. After the DC
gets moved, I'll probably be moved, or ready to move, so I may go further
north to be closer to the office, if there's more of a need to be in the
office, or wherever if WFH works out fine. We'll see.
So on to the plus side of life. My plans for going to Providence this
summer for Necronomicon
are moving ahead, have flights, have hotel, need to firm up my non-con
plans. I will be visiting Yale University while I'm there for
exhibit on Mesopotamia. Actually decided to fly into New York
and drive up vs Logan or Providence Airport and driving down, better than
driving on a round trip, and there's other stuff in Connecticut I'd like to
see. So that's in mid August. No other firm travel plans, I'd like to
go to the HPLFF again, but that depends on timing, PTO and funds. I also
have an invite to go camping in late October that's tempting.
Geekery ? Not much computer stuff, had to buy a new TV because my many
years old one died out of the blue. It's a 'Smart TV' but since I don't
have networking enabled, it acts dumb. Which is what I wanted, but such
beasts are rare nowadays. Lots of books, lots of reading. Mostly horror
some Mythos, some history and esoterica. Seen 'Avengers: Endgame'. Had
many feels, not giving spoilers.
Ok, I'm running out of words. So I'll call this a post. Ramble more
Yog-Sothoth Neblod Zin,