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Let's Talk About Some Good Things

Earlier this week I finally started up the Bullet Journal again, after getting knocked entirely off my routine for a month and a half or however long it was. I find a Bullet Journal super-useful for both keeping myself on track to being productive, and for keeping my head screwed on right. To use a Spoon Theory analogy, a Bullet Journal is like having an extra pocket you can stash a few spoons in the night before. ;)

Anyway, all week I've had as a to-do item "Three Good Things" post. But what's been happening is that at night I'm fighting to force myself to go to bed much against my will, which means I don't have a "wind down" routine so much as a "knock myself down" routine... and so the "Good Things" post doesn't happen because it's 2 a.m. and I have been trying to make myself go to bed for hours.

I blame Overwatch. :P But that's for another discussion.

So I decided that today I would simply list a ton of good stuff that's happened to me recently, in no particular order, and with no numerical limit. Most of this is very personal/self-centered stuff rather than any sort of "greater good," but that's okay. Sometimes things that are just good for me, are good enough.

  1. The weather has been crazy nice for most of May/June. This sounds trivial, but given the strong correlation between my energy level/mood and sunny days, it's a lot bigger than it may seem. It's weird, I can sometimes wake up and somehow know, just from how bleah I feel, that it's a cloudy day outside.

  2. I've been having fun playing Overwatch. This is a little more of a mixed bag because I've also been very frustrated with my computer trying to play Overwatch. The thing crashes five times out of six tries, and I don't currently have the funds to replace it. XD So it can be kind of frustrating to spend 50 minutes rebooting for every 10 minutes playing, but when the computer gets into a long "working" streak, Overwatch is a lot of fun. This leads to my next item...

  3. People are being super-generous about helping with the computer problem. A fan who prefers to remain anonymous is upgrading his own computer to a super-high-end model and basically giving me most of his previous one, which is still a giant step up from the one I'm currently using. All I have to provide is a copy of Windows and a video card, and that I can afford to do. ^.^ He's currently talking about handing it off to me at BronyCon, which is July 9-10. Another friend has given me a full license for Team Fortress 2, on the grounds that Overwatch is basically a newer version of that, to play in the meantime. XD

  4. Finished issue four! It'll be at AnthroCon! Rough Housing is starting to build up a body of work finally. ^.^

  5. AnthroCon is next weekend! I get to see a bunch of my furry pals and do arts and get commissions and stuff!

  6. We're moved! We've got the furniture all in place, curtains up and art on the walls. There's still settling in to be done, especially in the office and library because we don't use those rooms as much, but we do at least have the beginnings of a home going on.

  7. My heart ablation surgery was a complete success! I haven't had any afib since March, and as of this week, I am off the heart meds. In as much as afib ever gets "cured," this is it.

  8. My toe is healing nicely. I did cringe a bit when the doctor said it might need a pin, but then the x-rays came back that the joint was fine and that all I have to do is keep taping it up and wearing this silly shoe-brace-thing for a few more weeks. I'll probably be alternating between it and a regular shoe at AC, particularly for driving and/or if the weather is rainy.

  9. This video. Just... this video.

So... yeah. Some good stuff has been happening. I'm sure there's more than I've remembered to post here, but I am a lion of little brain and things fall out of it a lot. I'm going to try to be more regular about posting good things on a regular basis, but that requires not fighting to force myself to go to bed. So... we'll see. ;P

-The Gneech


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 19th, 2016 04:14 pm (UTC)
I may have a video card for you - It's from my Gateway, so it's a few years old but it works well. Get in touch and maybe we can work something out.
Jun. 19th, 2016 04:54 pm (UTC)
Actually I'm going to cannibalize the one from this machine, assuming it works. Thanks, tho! :)

Jun. 20th, 2016 01:26 am (UTC)
6. Pix! Pix?
7. Cool, but this is not a path I wish to follow you on G-effing-D!
Jun. 20th, 2016 02:25 am (UTC)
Er... we'll get back to you!

Jun. 20th, 2016 02:37 am (UTC)
Are you having afib problems?
Jun. 20th, 2016 10:44 pm (UTC)
There have been a couple... suspicious events.
Jun. 20th, 2016 10:51 pm (UTC)
I recommend getting a blood pressure monitor that can tell if you're in afib and monitor yourself for a while. We've got a wrist model. They're not expensive.
Jun. 20th, 2016 02:00 am (UTC)
as a side note here, I wish to express that I am currently missing you guys way too much. I need to find a way to get to see you both some. at all.
Jun. 20th, 2016 02:25 am (UTC)
Schedule weirdness + 40 minute trip makes that tougher. We'll work it out!

Jun. 20th, 2016 05:06 am (UTC)
I can verify that it's a feasible trip. ;}
Jun. 20th, 2016 01:18 pm (UTC)
Feasible perhaps, but it definitely requires managing!

Jun. 20th, 2016 02:41 am (UTC)
We need to know your schedule, and Lee's too, for that matter. It would make it easier to arrange visits. When the traffic isn't bad, the trip is about 40 minutes. When it is bad, all bets are off! We've had times when Google sent us to Point of Rocks rather than across the Cabin John bridge because traffic was so bad. And the other morning, when 270/495 was INCREDIBLY backed up, Google Maps sent us on an hour-long journey through the back roads of Maryland just to get to the Cabin John bridge to take John to his heart doctor follow-up appointment in Reston.
Jun. 20th, 2016 03:09 am (UTC)
my schedule is easy to say. Off monday, evenings (start at 4) tuesday to friday, all day sat and sun. For the most part. though I think if we need to, I can request a day off here or there. I could use an extra day off somewhere. I'll make up some excuse :P
Jun. 20th, 2016 08:32 am (UTC)
Issue 4 izza wraps? woooot! *hi-fives ya with feathers!*
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