Checking In: 2023-09-12

Checking in for 2023-09-12:

  • Last night I got ridiculously bad sleep. The kind of sleep wherein you toss and turn and can't seem to get quite comfortable. Part of that was because I think I have a sinus infection. I took an Allegra-alike and ibuprofen but it didn't seem to touch it. I had a headache right behind my eye. Last time something like this happened we surmised that it was COVID, but fortunately the test was negative. We'll see how the day progresses.
  • Literally got up, had some oatmeal, and the promptly went back to bed this morning until my Zarxio shot.
  • Last night I posted a tape from the band that I was in back in my senior year of high school: Blackat Chiquita: Social Disaster. I may post more about the making of this album and my experiences with the band, but for now I hope you just enjoy it in all of it's slightly remastered four-track mono with panning self-released glory.
  • I'm still working on getting myself back to a productive state. I've been working on some small things here and there but about the only long-term productivity I can muster right now are these blog posts. I might go back to logging what I do each day but I can say that the thing that has really taken center-stage is social media again. I'm using it for comfort because I feel so disconnected and distant from my usual productivity. I'm definitely feeling some uncertainty about my treatments (especially after my blood / urine test today) so that's part of the need for comfort. That and feeling as though I'll never be quite finished with the Pepper&Carrot RPG is also draining me. I think I need to sit down with this project and come up with a list of things that need tackling and break those down in to smaller steps. The main disadvantage with this is it requires me to have a period of concentration that just hasn't happened with my tired state. Perhaps I just need to sit with this document on my eReader and note what needs fixing in there. I'm loathe to print it out because it's 100 pages but might also do that so I can sit undisturbed with a pencil and give it a good read-through.
  • Just noticed that the table of contents disappeared from the Pepper&Carrot RPG file. sigh. (Adds that to the pile).
  • Currently looking for cheap wins in my next actions lists because right now those lists are way too large. Lots of them are recurring tasks like various areas that need dusting and cleaning so that's not too bad, but it does add to the pile of tasks that repels me.
  • I need to get a shower. I'm slightly procrastinating because this afternoon has the blood draw appointment and it feels like after a certain point the afternoon is just shot with appointments and naps. Urgh.

That's all for now. More as I know it.