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May 23rd, 2018

Mergh

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I think I'm making up new sound effects. This one is sort of a combination of "meh" and "blergh", I think.

Today was a damn long day, especially for running on only a couple of hours worth of sleep. The internet was still broken, and getting it fixed was a pain in the ass. Turns out that the modem they had in Prometric has been there since 2008. Yeah, even the technician was surprised it was still running.

And since I have to open Prometric in the morning, I'm trying to make myself go to bed earlier. It means I have to be there at 7:15 instead of 8:30, which makes a pretty big difference. At so far as I'm concerned.

So I'm gonna feed the kitties and go on to bed, and hope that tomorrow goes well. Wish me luck!

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May 22nd, 2018

Words

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I'm not sure I have any words for today. The internet ended up breaking at work, so that turned into a major production, trying to get anything done. It remained a major production trying to get anything done all day, to the extent that someone is going to have to come work on the DSL at work tomorrow.

And with all that, I got very little writing done. I also ended up drifting quite a bit between dinner (of lazy woman's poutine when you have no access to cheese curds) and now, so I have zero idea how much sleep, if any, I've actually gotten today and if I'll manage much before it's time to go back to work. (I feel like I just left work. I feel like I live at work.)

And that's it. I'm dead. Good night.

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May 21st, 2018

Never long enough

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I swear, the weekends get shorter and shorter. I mean, that may have something to do with it passing in a haze of dental-related pain and too many painkillers. They're still tender as hell and ridiculously sensitive, but the pain is a lot loess than it was only yesterday, so that's good. I can get by with over the counter painkillers now, instead of the prescription grade stuff... though admittedly, I do need to restock my OTC painkillers in my purse now.

I didn't get a lot of writing done over the weekend, but I did do pretty damn good today, so that's good too. I didn't get anything else transferred over to Zoho, but that's okay too.

And yeah, I got nothing else. I'm gonna feed the girlies and then go to bed, see if I can't get a little rest before it's time to do it all over again. Later, all.

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May 20th, 2018

owww

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Okay, dental pain is a pain in the ass. See me pun. But seriously, I've barely been able to bite down on anything. Or drink anything cold. Or breathe through my mouth. Or do much of anything because it will aggravate the throbbing teeth I've got going. Soft, warm food and hot drinks are about all I can handle. And that's a fucking pain in the ass.

I shouldn't be sitting here thinking about hurting another part of me so that I can focus on that hurting instead of the teeth, should I?

I feel like I need to plug the PayPal pool I've got going. I just need to get up a little bit more money before Saturday, so that I can at least try to contribute towards my own "new to me" car.

I'm slowly transitioning all my unfinished Magnificent Seven stories from Google Docs to Zoho Docs. So far, I've gotten up all of Ain't Our Time and all of Uncollared, as well as part of Resurrectionist. I'm going to try to work more on that tomorrow. I have no illusions that this won't be a multi-day project as well.

I've just about finished getting everything out of Bun Bun. Which means the next non-writing project is getting Shinigami cleaned out. And coming up with a name for New To Me car, which might have to wait until I see which car it is and how its personality is.

And yeah, that's all I've got. This is me trying to manage my stress by focusing on little things, instead of the shit that terrifies me (mostly money-related). We'll see how well it works.

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May 19th, 2018

Updates

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So... yeah... It turned out to be doubly good that Mum didn't come today. She is still sick so just puttering around the house today completely wore her out. And also, Charlie took her Murano for an oil change and they found a nail in her tire, so if she had come, she probably would have ended up with a flat tire somewhere along the way. So those are both very, very good reasons to be glad she didn't come.

But now I feel like I'm in overdrive. She said that she wants to go ahead and do the car shopping when she comes next weekend. In fact, she says that she should have $1000 set aside for a down payment by then. And I... have nothing. No money towards a down payment. No potential cars to look at. Hell, I don't even have my old car cleaned out yet.

So this is my plan. I've set up a PayPal money pool so that I can shameless beg for any little bit. [personal profile] desolate03 in particular said she would help me out. The little bit of money I got up before ended up having to go to rent when I didn't get enough up, and besides, what came through via GoFundMe, I lost 9% of it due to fees. I keep the most of the money through PayPal, sad as that is.

I'm going to take an empty storage tote out to Shinigami tomorrow and try to get him a little closer to cleaned out. I suspect it might end up taking a couple of trips, though, so hopefully the weather holds.

And then I'm just going to deal. I'm going to shut up and deal because that's all I can do.

Because, yeah, we've reached the point of having to deal with this a lot sooner than anticipated, thanks to Betsy's rather impressive wreck, but it's been coming. I've just got to deal with it.

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May 18th, 2018

Friday

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Well, it's finally Friday again. Damn, I was seriously starting to think it wasn't coming again this week. I feel like I say that every week, but it keeps feeling true.

So after some debate and back and forth, Mum is not coming tomorrow. She's still sick and all, so I told her to stay home and rest so that maybe she'll end up feeling better. We're going to try for next weekend instead.

My sister was in a car accident this morning. Her car is looking pretty totaled. This is all about to really start getting interesting in a hurry.

And that's it. I'm done for.

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May 17th, 2018

What a fucking day

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I don't even know where to start. At least the Deadpool 2 movie was good. Which is a wonderful thing, since going to the screening with [personal profile] katsuko meant that I passed the fuck out when I got home. Normally that's a good thing. Today it meant that I slept right through three alarms. Rather than leave the house at 7:00 when I normally do, I left at 8:00. I got to work by 9:00 by some minor miracle, but I still have no idea how exactly that happened.

And of course, once one thing goes off, everything feels off for the remainder of the day. And gods, but everything felt off all day yesterday, from the minute I woke up late until I got home and fed the kitties. At least they were happy to see me.

But yeah, [personal profile] katsuko and I had a good time at Deadpool 2. I'm pretty sure that Domino was my favorite character. While I know most of the references Deadpool likes to make, I don't know: I just liked her better.

And yeah, that's about all I've got. I'm actually typing this up and getting it finished on the train on Friday because I was tired enough to pass the fuck out again once I got home from picking [personal profile] katsuko up. Sorta. More or less.

Anyway, later.

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May 16th, 2018

Today

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Today was a major shitshow at work. I always complain about Tuesdays being bad, you know? Today, it was like all the Tuesday assholes came in on Wednesday instead. I could punch a bastard. There were literally several people in that room that I could have happily punched if it had been possible for me to get away with it.

[personal profile] katsuko's work is letting us do an early viewing of Deadpool 2, so we're going to do that tonight. Hence the really early journal entry. This way, I can lay down for a little while and hopefully not feel like ass tomorrow. More than I already do right now, anyway.

So that's what I'm going to go do, I think: lay down, nap for a little bit, go see Deadpool 2 with [personal profile] katsuko, come home, sleep a little more, then go to work. I'll have an OME, 3 STEP-2 Day 2s, and who knows what else. I'm hoping I manage to get out of there at a decent time. But we'll play it by ear.

I'm off to go visit with my bed, as it loves me best. Later, all.

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May 15th, 2018

Ugh

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I'm seriously struggling to do much of anything right now. I've been on the verge of falling asleep all day, and I think I only managed the work day by having two big cups of coffee in the morning. I think about 87 more cups. I tried to lay down when I got home, but I got it in my head to make my soup for [personal profile] katsuko is working dinners, I got a shower, and now I'm trying to get caught back up... and it's just not working. I've got plenty of handwritten left to go, and I don't think I'm going to make it through it all tonight.

Maybe tomorrow. We'll see.

For now, though, my bed is calling to me. I would hate to ignore it when it loves me best.

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May 14th, 2018

Ughhhhh

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I... have been in serious need of caffeine all day today. All I've had until an hour or so ago was water. Now I have hot chocolate, though, and all is now better in the world. Something to break the caffeine withdrawal headache I have had going the better part of the day. I see why former boss at the bookstore took a week off work to come off caffeine cold turkey.

Dear gods, how I miss the Waldenbooks crew. We had some good, crazy times.

I guess the long and short of it is that I'm lonely a lot of the time. I guess the upshot of not having a lot of friends here (and being really spread out from the ones I sort of do have) is that I have plenty of time to write? For what that's worth.

I'm so damn tired that I can't even see straight (though thankfully not literally), and my head is screaming at me, even after the hot chocolate. I have no idea how I'm going to go a week or more feeling like this. Something's gotta give. Either there's gonna have to be coffee or I'm going to have to have a soda or something during the afternoons. (Either once Glynda leaves or on the train on the way home, because I'm heartily sick of her trying to control my eating habits.)

And that's it. I'm done for. I'm gonna go throw myself at my bed and see if it will accept me as I am. (I think sometimes that my bed loves me best.) Yes, I'm feeling tired and weird. Deal with it.

Good night, all.

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May 13th, 2018

Buttttttt....

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I don't wanna go back to work tomorrow. I need about eighteen more weekend days between now and when I go back to work. I know I've got a long weekend coming up before too much longer, but I'll be going to Anastasia's place down in College Park that day to feed her kitties, so... eh.

And Mum is coming to visit next weekend, if she's feeling better. (She is a living example of why you should always take all the medicine that's prescribed to you by your doctor. It is indeed true that you could relapse and get the original illness worse than the first time.)

I'm a crampy, grumpy so and so today. I really just kinda wanna curl up and go to sleep for a bit with the heating pad, but I also wanna throw off all my clothes and sleep naked because it's hot as fuck. I think we completely skipped spring and went straight into summer. Except I know summer's going to be even worse than this. It was 91°F/31.8°C today.

Tomorrow, there should be new fanfic online from us, seeing as how it's [personal profile] mistmarauder's birthday.

And that's it for me. I'm gonna try to get to 1000 words, and then I'm going to throw myself at my bed in the hope it still recognizes and accepts me. Yes, I'm weird. I don't rightly care.

So... good night, my freaky darlings.

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May 12th, 2018

Meh

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It's a lazy Saturday all over again. I've managed to do even less than usual. I spent most of the day waiting for maintenance to show up to fix the living room light (shocker, they didn't come) and for a package to arrive from Amazon (that one did show up, even if it was only around 8:00 at night).

The neighbors got a goddamn shit ton of pizzas... so we ordered one too. I'm pretty damn sure ours was better.

Boo came out and visited me in the living room a few times, which was nice. I don't get enough of that since Luci moved in. But right now Luci is sleeping on top of the cat condo. Boo is bathing on top of the bookshelf. And [personal profile] katsuko is napping at the other end of the couch. So, all my girls in the same room, yay!

And by the time I finished typing that, I am now the only one awake in the living room, so...

I think it might be time to admit to defeat and lay down. Words are not exactly cooperating, and there's still a lot to do. So... Later, all.

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May 11th, 2018

Finally

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Seriously, I was starting to thinking that Friday was never going to get here. It's been a long, long week... and today really did not help. It didn't help that Glynda and LaTrease checked in a 9 hour test at 8:30, meaning it would be 5:30 before the tester left. But rather than let Anastasia and I accumulate more overtime, LaTrease decided to close for us. And I... did not argue. In the least.

Since then, it's been catching up with typing and trying to find a specific cord on Amazon and that sort of stuff. Nothing really exciting.

And that's all I've got in me for today. Later, all.

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May 10th, 2018

Ooh that smell

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It's not that I have Lynard Skynard in my head. It's that Luci used the litter box and didn't cover, and while it stinks pretty damn terribly, I'm not ready to get up and do something about it. It is pretty damn rank, after all.

Speaking of Luci, she has wandered herself up here, pretty as you please, looking so proud of herself. I'm gonna hate to break it to her that I made up the any commentary I made about her being Princess of the Land of Stink.

And yeah, I can't find words today. I'm gonna accept the sucky word count for the day and go throw myself at my bed. Later, all.

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May 9th, 2018

Blegh

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And I am still feeling like hell. The headache is still ongoing, as is the fever, topping out at 99.4°F today. (My usual temperature is around 97.7°F, so...)

But I still had to go to work today. Thankfully, there was no more vomiting, but I was tired and creaky and feeling really gross all day. Only two more days to power through this week, then maybe I can rest up and getting to feeling better over the weekend. That's the plan anyway.

And now, I think, bed time. Good night, all.

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May 8th, 2018

Blegh

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I have been so sick all day today. Mostly it was just nausea, but I did end up throwing up a bit a few times. But yet I ended up having to work throughout the day. And yet I will have to work through the day tomorrow.

I really, really hate my job. I'm not ashamed to say it. I hate my job. And the more I hate my job, the more I ended up hating Atlanta because of it.

I wish I had the money and means and all to move back to Florida.

But whinging does nothing.

So I took my frustrations out on my characters. Poor, poor Belle. She always suffers when I'm in a bad mood or am PMSy. And this is why I'm still halfway considering the original idea: if I have to torture characters, why not original characters where I might stand a chance of earning some money, right?

And that's it. This is pointless and useless (kinda like me), and there's no point of keeping it going (also like me). Later.

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May 7th, 2018

Meh

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I've not been enjoying my first day back at work this week. I woke up with a pounding headache. It turned out to be a mild fever: I usually run between 97.9°F and 98.1°F... and it was 99.1°F, so not too bad, but noticeable... at least to me. I was tired and headachy and miserable all day.

And as you can probably guess, that meant that Glynda immediately had to one up me with tales of her miserable birthday weekend with the man she won't divorce. As I have bitten my tongue as so not to say to her many times, "you may not believe in divorce, but clearly, it believes in you." So far I've managed to resist the siren's call of saying it, but who knows for how much longer?

[personal profile] katsuko has achieved deeply unconscious on the other end of the couch. It's almost going to be a shame to wake her up to go to bed.

Because I had a good writing streak today, I've already achieved my word goal, so I can go ahead and hit the sack just as soon as my Fitbit finishes charging, so... yay?

But first more painkillers.

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May 6th, 2018

Yeah

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So much for my weekend: it seems to be over again already. I wish I knew where it keeps going, usually before I get a chance to even start to enjoy it.

(It goes to sleep. That's where it goes: to my catching up on much needed sleep.)

It certainly did not go to writing as much as I wanted to. I did manage to get some quality research time in, though, so there is a that.

I hate having two characters and a genre for a story... and that's it. I want to work on something original for a bit, but no. All my brain is giving me is the genre (erotic urban fantasy or erotic magical realism) and two characters (the male witch and the woman who got possessed by a succubus)... and that's it. Thank you, brain. I don't even know if it's modern or period or what.

And on that rant, I think I'm going to try going the hell to bed. Maybe things will settle in my brain with some more rest before work. Later.

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May 5th, 2018

Sleepy Saturday

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I swear, I feel like I waste my weekends because sometimes just about all I do is catch up on sleep from the week. Especially on Saturday. The problem is that, honestly, I'm so exhausted that I could literally sleep the whole day away. It's only because I make myself that I get up and do anything at all. Granted, what I did was get up and go to Taco Bell with [personal profile] katsuko, but that's still doing something! I did actually leave the house, which is pretty good for me on the weekends as of late.

God, if I could just pop my neck and stretch out every muscle between my head and the small of my back, I swear I would feel like a new human being.

And yeah, that's it. That's all I've got.

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May 4th, 2018

So tired

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It's actually taken just about everything I have had in me to stay awake all day today. I ended up having two or three big cups of coffee (which, yay, coffee, I can have it again at last) just to keep my eyes open all morning. I spent a lot of the afternoon trying to make words happen to stay awake, as well as doing work and defusing issues.

But I honestly have zero idea of what I've done since I got home. I think I watched a lot of YouTube and stared at my phone screen for a while, but I am really and truly not sure.

Either way, though, I think I'm gonna throw myself at my bed and see what happens. Good night, all.

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