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As usual, knowing that I have things that I want to do today, my brain decided to screw my sleep last night. ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Strangely enough, even after getting only three hours of sleep this morning, I actually woke up without much pain and feeling pretty good. ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Perhaps it was a positive product of not being in pain when I went toย sleep as well… and the early rising was likely due to my subconscious thoughts being all “BLARGHARRGGH STUFF TO DO TOMORROW ARGGHHBLAHH” thanks to the plans floating around in my head.

I’m not mad though… I mean, there’s not much I can do about it anyway. ๐Ÿคจ I’m not even feeling stressed, so I don’t know why my brain decided to cut my sleep short, but I’m actually glad that it did. Because, first,ย I plan to spend all of this morning and some of the afternoon just being lazy, while also working on some bills – and second, it should work wonders for getting me on the right schedule for my upcoming appointment with my neck doctor. โ˜บ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป I’m sure I’d feel differently if I hadn’t been gifted this inexplicable yet reasonably good mood upon opening my eyes.

While I’ve been sitting here at the laptop, I used the time to download several different RTL-SDR programs for use with the NESDR SMArt USB tuner that arrived the other day. ๐Ÿค“ I’m still amazed that it, along with a handful of antennas, only sets a buyer back twenty-five bucks shipped. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ The build on this thing feels solid, too… with them having spent the extra money to put these things into brushed aluminumย housingsย rather than using cheap plastic. The drivers installed without issue when I plugged it up to the laptop, so as soon as I’ve got an hour or so of uninterrupted time ahead of me I’m gonna start figuring out what all she can do. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Now, if I was smart I would use this extra “awake time” to stop by my doctor’s office and make an appointment regarding my thyroid. But, at least for today, I’m not claiming to be smart. ๐Ÿ˜” I’m already planning to stop by and see Mom and Dad late in the afternoon, and I don’t really wanna drop the “unknown” of scheduling an appointment to find out what’s wrong. ๐Ÿค• I know, making an appointment todayย wouldn’t mean I’d be seen any sooner than in a couple of weeks, but I’d rather just not plop it in with today’s events – especially when I’m feeling better than average at the moment. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Okay, I better get my ass off of here and get busy chilling. (And bills. Don’t forget the bills. ๐Ÿ˜)


Because Of Course

I’ve been awake for about 27 hours now… heh… couldn’t fall asleep no matter how hard I tried. Not in the bedroom, not in the recliner, not with the TV on, not with the TV off, not with the ceiling fan on, etc. ๐Ÿ˜ At least I’ve crossed some weird barrier now and I’m more slap-happy than annoyed by it.

But wait, it doesn’t stop there. ๐Ÿ™„ Moments ago I finally passed that goddamned kidney stone. ๐Ÿ˜… If anyone would have been walking outside near my bathroom window, they’d have definitely heard me sing a song of surprise. I mean, I knew I had some kidney stuff going on, but the pain lightened up a couple days ago – but that’s apparently because it was a little further down the highway and looking for its exit. ๐Ÿ˜– Heh… I know this is a little TMI, but whatever… it’s just a stone.

I’m still not holding my breath though. I wouldn’t put it past my one kidney to make a stone and send it on its journey, only for theย other kidney to get jealous and decide to do the same. ๐Ÿ˜ But no, don’t get it twisted… ejecting it from your body isn’t the problem, whether you’re male or female – it’s when it’s leaving your kidney, with its jagged little asshole shard edges tearing shit up along the waythat’s what’ll have you balled up on the floor.

Plz send positive juju. I need it right now… heh