Monthly Archive: November 2014

Quiet Time

I assure you, lots of good things are happening in my life. More articles in Peppermint & Sage, more friends to talk to, good things on the computer front (like a Pogoplug as a birthday present), and I’m finally starting to lose weight again (I’ve been gaining like mad since getting free into my own apartment, was up to 242 after being 204 when I moved in). But right now I’m all about getting myself together.

One old friend has bladder cancer and decided that fighting it was harder than giving in, so he has moved (12 hours away rather than 2) to be closer to his remaining family. Another is trying to raise money for a car she can live in, which, again, would take her farther than 2 hours away.

No Thanksgiving invitations… well, actually, two, but I work 3 to 8 pm. One starts at 4 and the other is a 2-hour drive away (and I’d have to drive back, and work again on Friday). So I guess that removes one possibility for weight gain. I’d love to have some people to just hang with.

Issues:
Psych drugs — completely free since Nov 2003
Music — no scheduled concerts, GAFilk in January is my next con, hoping to get to ConCarolinas in May.
Spirituality — Phamily’s Yule Gather is coming up soon
Age — I get to turn 61 solar cycles next week
Health — Doing pretty well. Blood pressure in check with only one lite med, getting an injection every other week, taking lots of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements.
Pets — Cecil and Narasimha, my two black kitty brothers, are wonderful to me when they are not beating each other up. Ariadne got fed this week, but I haven’t yet gotten Salazar to eat (both are royal pythons).
Neighbors — I have new neighbors across the hall in #6, but they just moved from one of the apartments up front. Haven’t gotten to know them yet.

So overall I’m feeling connected but alone, healthy but with issues, safe, and my job is still good. I even got a $0.27/hr raise the other week…

Hugs,
Me

Aftermath

I had a rollicking good time at #Atomacon this past weekend. Not many were at my concert, and only one of the three panels was really well-attended and it was loads of fun, but I learned how to make a hand puppet from someone who worked with Jim Henson. I had a big shock when my gas tank almost fell off my car, and I got it to a shop which was almost closed just in time — just dropped two bolts, each of which held up the front of a skid bar which, in turn, held up the gas tank. I was really proud of how well I handled it.

Maybe next con I go to I will have no car trouble at all.

Hugs,
Me

Foot forward

Yesterday was the annual Coordinators’ Meeting of Earth’s Web. Got everything done. Got called in to work, my co-worker’s car died. Told my managerĀ it would take me an hour and a half to get there, he said anything helps. When I got there, he said my co-worker got her car running and would be there in minutes, so I went home. Minor disappointments. Had a good day, other than being tired from all that driving.

Getting my head in gear for next weekend, when I will be playing for the first time at a con in Charleston, SC. Should be interesting… had a minor setback already. But my voice is ready even if I haven’t been practicing on anything but my new harp.

Hugs,

Me

Catching Up

I have a 5-year-old Alienware computer to clean up (physically and garbage-wise on the hard drive). Trying to keep my cats away from it LOL.

This Saturday is the Earth’s Web Coordinator’s Meeting, Advisory Board Meeting, and Potluck, followed by Full Moon and yet another Potluck.

And next weekend, I am driving to Charleston SC for the first time to be special Filk Guest at Atomacon (the first convention of its name).

Whew. Hardly any time for my kitties. My friends. Me.

Better than being bored.

Hugs,
Me