Monday, January 18, 2016

January Stream of Consciousness

It is supposedly 77 degrees in my apartment right now, and I'm still freezing thanks to Muscular Dystrophy.

I was supposed to update my HKPP blog weeks ago, but I still haven't because I don't want to relive that horrible episode I had in December.

I'm proud of myself for learning to cook in spite of my limitations, and I look forward to learning so much more.

I weighed myself yesterday, and I'm hoping to somehow lose 15 pounds by my birthday in late March. If not then, certainly by no later than my high school 20 year reunion.

It boggles my mind that I'm at that milestone, as I still remember when my mother was invited to HER high school 20 year reunion.

I've been under the weather all winter so far. Not a happy camper, but I'm trying not to completely lose my patience (TOO LATE! GRRRR, WINTER. RAWR).

I don't know how people with systemic disease who live north of here survive. I really don't.

I joined Trek Class (as in Star Trek) last year via Syracuse Mass Open Online, but I'm just now getting started on the course. I marathoned the original series until I absolutely couldn't stand another minute. It was awful. Thankfully, I've moved on to more recent serials. I grew up on The Next Generation, and beyond, and they are a breath of fresh air in comparison to the offensively sexist and misogynistic original. Many fantastic characters, and much nostalgia from my middle and high school years. Thank God for Patrick Stewart. I love that man.

(I admit I bought a Tribble, though, at Geekonomicon. It even squeaks. It's adorable.)

Apartment inspection is coming up already (every two to three months), so I'm slowly trying to tidy up the place. It's never a complete wreck, but I would prefer it to be as presentable as possible. I made a huge dent in the laundry (not having a W/D in my place is such a pain) and cleaned the fridge yesterday. Today, I'll put away all of the linens and dishes and start sorting through paperwork that's currently scattered about. At some point during the week, I'll sweep and mop the floors. Having HKPP means having to carefully pace myself, lest I have another episode like the one I had in December (doing the same thing...overactivity around the apartment). My situation is highly frustrating and unpredictable, but all I can do is take precaution and hope for the best.

I have several clinics coming up that I am not ready for, as I am not in good enough shape to make the road trip. I guess I'll have to reschedule them to sometime in the Spring, as I anticipate being stronger when it's warmer. Sure hope so, anyway. Come to think of it, I don't even have the funds so I would have had to reschedule regardless. I've got to figure this out...

I'm making an effort to divide my time online a little more evenly, which means taking breaks from Facebook to focus more on other sites. I have almost 4000 followers on Pinterest and I'm rarely there anymore. I need to change that. I also want to make sure I stay up to date on my blogs, and catch up on Instagram, Twitter, My Fitness Pal, and other sites. I'm still on Ask, if anyone cares. I've given myself a deadline of the 25th to reopen my Etsy shop, so the pressure is on there. (P.S. I hate deadlines.)

I finally chose a pen name for writings that I wish to remain anonymous, and I created an email address as well as a Tumblr with that name. It is absolutely nothing like my real name, and came to me out of nowhere. I'm learning how to use Tumblr, and I will eventually share the link...but not yet. I need to keep things private for now.

This turned into more than a stream of consciousness, I think, but whatever.

It's 1:35 in the morning. Time for Zs.