I used my saved up energy yesterday to rearrange some of the furniture in the living room. Not originally part of the plan, but after dicking around with the blog, I guess it carried over into the real world where I also felt some changes were needed. Nothing drastic, obviously, since I can only do so much without killing myself… but the important part was getting the recliner away from the window and against the opposite wall. It just tends to get chilly up against the glass during the winter, and I’ve been known to sleep in that chair instead of my bed on some (*cough*most*cough*) nights.
The weather was kinda miserable today, compared to the last several days, but I still ended up going out for a little bit due to Steven and Cassi being on this side of town. She’s been working a ton of hours, but she got off early today and was keeping Steven company (outside) as he worked – so I figured I’d go ahead and squeeze in a visit too. As the holidays approach, and as the COVID precautions get a little more serious with each week that passes, I’m pretty sure that will be the last visit that I’ll make for a while.
After that it was straight back home, getting to work on a little bit of this and that, but then I jumped on the laptop to get on IRC. The old Internet Relay Chat networks, where I’ve talked to some of the same folks for well over two decades. It’s been a couple years since I really got in there and mixed it up with old friends, so it’s been nice to get back into that routine of jumping into our channel for a little bit each day over the past week or so. It’s amazing how many friends are still regularly in there, even throughout the whole time that I wasn’t. And it’s nice that I can jump back in and everything feels the same as it did way back when. Familiarity is what I need right now.
I’ve been sort of a recluse when it comes to social media… I suppose it started when I had my diagnosis and surgery and such. It just wasn’t something that I cared to talk about, nor did I want to have to make excuses or seem like I was avoiding anyone or anything if I just wasn’t feeling it. Plus, much of the stuff that was being posted seemed more and more negative… to the point where it seemed like it was doing more harm than good, spending time on there. But getting my feet wet with long time friends in IRC again… it’s sorta reacclimating me to “social” so maybe I can get back on Facebook and try to squeeze some good out of it again.
Meh… I dunno… just thinking out loud. It was just nice today, a short open-air meet up with them, and ending the evening with a bunch of the assholes that probably know me better than some of my newer friends do. But my neck has been acting up… hopefully just from moving furniture, but I think I better try to hit the sack earlier than usual tonight, so hopefully tomorrow I can wake up and be worth a shit. 🤞🏻😏