Too Random For Pithy Title
Well, goodness. Again, almost a week without a post. But that’s OK. That just means I have a random post chock-full of topics, topics, topics. Which I will share with you now rather than attempt to post each one individually, because that only leads to more procrastination, and some topics that I just drop due to their staleness.
USING THE EYES FOR MORE THAN SURFING
One reason I haven’t been blogging as much is that I am making time for reading every day (in between the Internet surfing, the knitting [slooooooowly], the online gaming, and the Internet surfing [sic]). Yes, I am always reading, but in the past few years I had fallen into a rut of reading pulpy SFF fiction (which is a fine thing to do). I had lost that joie de lire you get from finishing a nice and meaty (or at least, more meaty than the newest take on vampire-in-everyday-life) book. If you check in on the Books Read 2009 tab at the top of the page, you’ll notice that I’m keeping up on tracking the books I am reading. Any suggestions are always welcome. As are any other book-related comments.
STARTING THE EMBALMENT EARLY
In the past week, I have joined the masses of modern-day older people (yes, at the ripe old age of 41 [I had to put that in in case someone was taking me seriously about my elderliness]). First, it seems that the Pill alone was not doing a good job of minimizing hormone imbalance, so the doctor gave me something else. Now I have a morning pill organizer (perhaps I exaggerate — it’s the Pill container) and an evening pill organizer (half of each day’s intake is an iron pill; so again, perhaps I exaggerate). To top it all, I am currently on a 7-day scrip for prescription-strength anti-inflammatory (see next section).
SABOTAGING MY OWN SELF
It seems I have twinged my elbow. Yesterday I woke up with terrible numbness and pins and needles in my right forearm. I tried to be brave and “let it work itself out”. That lasted all of two hours; and then I went to the doctor. She thinks I have ulnar neuropathy (don’t worry: big name, small deal). So I came home with an elbow brace and an NSAID. I think this may be due to the exercise program I’ve started; I couldn’t find my 2-lb weights (yes, I am a big muscle-mass wuss) last week, so did the upper body exercises with 5-lb weights. And now my body is sabotaging itself. Last year, I fell on the ice and couldn’t continue with my plan of swimming several times a week. This time, I am ignoring my perfidious body, and will continue the regimen –no giving in to the guerilla warfare of the flab!
BEING AT ODDS WITH THE NATURAL WORLD
It has warmed up tremendously in the past week. Like, in the balmy 50s. Everybody is thrilled, and enjoying the sun and warmth and disappearing snow. Except for me. I know, only crazy people resent the warmer weather, so excuse my complete and utter non-normalness. But I much prefer the colds of deepest darkest winter to ucky mucky spring. Or hot and humid summer. I can handle autumn, but that’s only because I know winter is just around the corner.
Needless to say, I am thrilled that snow is predicted for Friday. Things are looking up!