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Health

A 58-post collection

Air Con Day!

Also cleaning day, but the prospect of unfucking the house again is not nearly as interesting as having an office I can actually work in and survive.

Chaos seems to have recovered from her lurgi, but Mayhem is taking longer to get there. He's got the rest of the week off. Chaos is back to school today with crossed fingers for her staying there without any ill effect.

The best news for the day is - the Democrats won the US House. Which means that they can halt the Muppet's bullshit and actually use that mountain of evidence to get that lying, sexually-assaulting, sack of shit thrown ignominiously out of the White House. Maybe.

There's actually more representation happening. Firsts all over the place. First Muslim, first openly gay people, first native... More women coming into the picture, inspiring even more to put their hat into the ring. It's like watching heroes coming in to save the day during the darkest hour.

That, and it's an immense relief.

States across the US are turning towards sanity. Upholding rights that never should have been contested, introducing laws that should prevent further murders by cop... all that good stuff that the Repugnicans are usually steadfastly against.

The world is revolting against revolting conservatism and I could not be happier about it.

Later today, I'm taking a doctor's note up to Mayhem's school, and coming back with mascarpone because I think I deserve a little treat. If I want to lose weight, I've learned that I can only have my "ice cream" if I have lean steak. Same with smoothies and coconut milkshakes. Today, I want "ice cream". Tomorrow, I see if I've actually lost weight this week and have therefore earned a treat.

It's looking good. I'm down by 0.8 kilos this week. Still ages away from my goal, but slow and steady wins.

Speaking of slow and steady, I have to get on with my nonsense.

Sneezin', Sneezin', Sneezin'...

Well, it's better than the wheezing, I guess. Probably a lot better. But it sure as shit doesn't feel that way when you're going through an entire box of tissues inside of 48 hours. Which is probably close to what I'm doing.

I barely remembered to do the Patreon stuff, yesterday. I have to cook up something for Wordpress Wednesday before bedtime. That's going to be fun.

I have some ideas from last week I could consider. I could do a piece

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Ugh... Not Again

I've been having sleep issues. My internal alarm clock is once again set on 'Fuck You'. We have some melatonin, so maybe one of those will help me through the night and reset my defaults.

And despite my best efforts, I'm gaining weight. I'm up to the 76 mark, and I don't know why. It's not because I'm eating too much. It might be because I'm eating too little. Or it could be that the pouring cream I picked up cheap is

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How was your Easter?

I ate a bunch of chocolate, had some of that garlic bread that was calling me, finished Bingeing I, Zombie and fucking passed out for the rest of the day.

Carb coma. Happened to both my Beloved and I. And no, my diabetic SO did not have a dangerous crash, thanks for not panicking. No, we just slept off all of that sugar and felt like shit for our conscious moments.

Not doing that again in a hurry.

That was a no-protein

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Hello, Sneezin' and Wheezin' Season

I might have a cold. I might be running foul of a dose of Chicken Pox. Or I might just be battling the Autumn weather.

Time will tell.

I have my "Shandy" as a ginger delivery system. I have some new ginger. I can get ingredients for other ginger delivery systems. And If I'm still not better after a fortnight, that's when I drag myself off to the doctor to see if there's anything that can be done.

But I doubt that

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::Evil Laugh::

Today's the day. I posted that chapter of Random Encounters and the angst floweth deep in the comments section, oh boy.

They'll forgive me at chapter twenty-four.

I didn't get 1K in, yesterday. And rather than punishing myself for that, I decided to give myself an 'out'. I write a minimum of five hundred words. 1K is the 'bonus points' goal for the day. And it may be more merciful on my wrists over time.

I have noticed a twinge or two

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Challenge #01777-D316: Worth Living Well

Sometimes, someone with a life-threatening condition decides, "What the heck! I'm going to have Fun!" -- Anon Guest

The prognosis sucked. The good news, according to the doctors, was that with expensive drugs and even more expensive therapy, Jeremy could stretch his painful last days by maybe three months.

Six months in increasing pain versus nine in absolute agony. What a fun choice.

"You know what?" said Jeremy. "Fuck it. I'm not going to spend my last days in medical agony. I'm

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But I don' _wanna_...

We need...

We need a decent dinner. We need cream because we're running out. We need snackables for the kids' lunchboxes. We need to find a local source of good eggs that won't break the bank because trundling to North Lakes every third day to get them is going to drain my budget faster than anything else.

Economically, I long for the days when we could just pop on over to the Golden Circle factory outlet and just get boxes of whatever

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I'm okay!

...for limited definitions of 'okay'. The Keto Clogs have passed, all thanks to a fine product called Endura Max: Cramp and Muscle Ease. It's a magnesium-based sugar-free sports drink and, because of its overall taste and hue, I call it "The Pink Drink".

It is pink, it tastes of pink, and my brain is too uncomplicated to remember Endura Max: Cramp and Muscle Ease for very long.

What I can remember is that it is very, very good at moving things along.

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So hard to get moving

Warm bed. Huggable beloved. Long weekend syndrome hit us all. Mayhem, of course, gets to stay home because Lurgi. He's back at school on Thursday.

Chaos, meanwhile, had a bad episode of Wanna-stay-home-itus. The cure for which is, "Suck it up, buttercup," and being sent to school anyway.

I have a chronic case of Wanna-stay-in-bed-itus. And it ain't getting better. I have an appointment this afternoon and I dearly want to be able to say I've done all my work.

Except...

What

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Unfuckening incipient

I've just been informed that the garage unfucking will cost $90 extra, which I am taking out of the other banking account because (a) I have it there and (b) the way our budget is, we can't afford to do it any other way.

I also owe Mayhem more money for services rendered.

In health news, the soonest I can see my preferred quack is next Monday. The good news is that I haven't had a major asthma flare-up in a long

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It's official

I am a dally-doodle, diddle-daddle, dingus, doofus, derpy, derpington, derpson DUMMINS.

After an entire day of trying to figure out what went wrong and where, I finally realised one important factor.

I had the visibility slider down to zero.

DERP!

In personal news, I took my waist/height measurement and scored 0.541 so that's me a little closer to healthy weight measurements. Thanks to taking up rowing again [once a week, for five minutes. I go as fast as I can

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Blurghledy

Something is in the air. Something got to me in the dead of the night and reminded me that asthma is a son of a bitch.

Sneezin' and Wheezin' Season got me, last night, and I woke to the all-too-familiar sensation of not having enough air. So I've used Max for maybe the third time since I started on Keto.

I'm okay. I found my Seratide and dosed myself up on that and some nebuliser Atrovent. I can breathe again.

What I

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Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow

Long-arse drive to Scenic Coominya and back, because Beloved still hasn't gone to the doctor about their shoulder. A nap for most of the day definitely helped my endurance.

My perma-sniffles are back, so I'm on a mission to get myself some codral with pseudo-ephedrin to knock it out of my life. We hope. After that, I shall consult with experts because I am bloody tired of going through a box of tissues every other day.

Bloody sniffles.

I started today at

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Exercising again

We went on the first walk for a fortnight, and I was just about wiped out from a walk around the block. I'm gonna regret the sprint session this afternoon.

But at least we have some stew in the slow cooker, so I don't need to fret about food.

Still no rejection letter, just yet. And I have a fluttering underneath my sternum and panic-related asthma. Hooray. Anxiety firkin sucks!

So I took a Seretide this morning to try and live normally,

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