I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Searching for Sanity

It's safe to say, for many of us, that the year has started off pretty stressful. It got to the point where people were suggesting I back off from social media and the news for the sake of my health. So in January, when I learned that my niece Jo's birthday party theme this year was going to be Pokemon, I decided to learn as much as I could about it. Believe it or not, I didn't exactly know what it was all about. I was a working adult when it debuted 20 years ago, so I've been out of the loop.

Some friends gave me the rundown and a few links, and I am now completely hooked on the online game.

I'm doing pretty well, too.
I'm a level 3 trainer as of yesterday.

It has been a huge distraction...one that I needed. I spend a little less time scrolling down news feeds, which was the plan. I am still feeling stressed, but gaming gives me something different to focus on for a little while.

I also stayed up all night last night, borrowed my sister's NF, and marathoned.

Wow, what an incredible series. I laughed, cried, and gagged. I could barely eat breakfast this morning because it grossed me out so much. I'm not into horror, but this falls into the Sci-Fi drama genre, which I love. I watched it from beginning to end without a break...totally worth all of the hype.

I have a lot of other shows to watch, mostly in the DC and Marvel comic universe. My friends go on and on about them, and I don't know what they're talking about, so I'm going to eventually dive in.

Doctor Who FINALLY returns in April, so I'm looking forward to that this year as well. Whatever keeps the sanity intact, folks.

I have several art projects to work on when my arms are feeling up to it. Winter is always a rough time for my muscles. Even the mild winters we have here affect my motor skills greatly. I honestly don't know how anyone north of me with HKPP survives. My heart goes out to them, that's for sure.

I've got a long nap calling my name. Talk to you soon.