Wrapping Up

This weekend feels like it went by pretty fast, which is odd since it also feels like this day is taking forever. The dreary fall weather just has a way of slowing time, and then when it’s dark before 6pm… it’s just something that can trick your brain into thinking it’s bedtime, when it’s barely even 8:00 o’clock yet. 😯😏

I’ve got no real complaints about this weekend though. Met some of my goals, but missed some of them as well. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I guess I do still have several more hours of awake time left before the weekend ends, so maybe I’ll see if I can make a few more dents in my projects. πŸ€” But both of the kitties have been pretty low energy today, and that was fine with me. Made the day seem more relaxing somehow… 😸😊


I ordered a dolly from Amazon, to help me with the misc packing up of stuff that I’ve been doing. Just needed something to help me more easily move around the boxes, tubs, furniture, or whatever… but it was just as nice to be able to get a big box for the kitties to play in. This is the first time since Maggie got here that I’ve been able to cut some holes into a big box like this and turn it into a “house” for them to mess around in. Glad to report that they both like it and even had some fun playing together. 😊

Content Kitties

It’s nice that even when I’m not feeling that great, happy kitties helps to make a happier me. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Normally, Maven wouldn’t have been super stoked to have Maggie sitting that close… w/ her tail even wagging in Maven’s face at times… πŸ˜„πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ but Maven was too sleepy and comfortable to be pissy about it. πŸ˜…

Forgot to Recharge

Wasn’t really able to get over that hump today. πŸ˜• Enough sleep (pretty much, anyway) just not enough energy. I didn’t have anything that I “had” to do today, but when I woke up I decided that I wanted to go in town to knock out a couple more chunks of 360 degree video. πŸ“ΉπŸ€“ A little after 11am I went to grab the camera to go, but realized that I hadn’t charged it up since the last time I used it.

I plugged it up and then relaxed on the floor in front of the space heater for what I assumed would be like a half hour or so, but as often happens – I conked out and didn’t wake up for another three hours. (I guess I didn’t recharge properly either… heh) It’s frustrating, since that nap actually felt like it stole energy from me rather than giving it, but after about 20 minutes I was able to get my butt into gear and head into town. 😏

I drove a bunch of the east side, and a little bit out on Sheridan drive, so I actually covered more area than I expected today. I figured since it was around the time when folks were getting off work, that the roads might be a little too busy for leisurely recording, but it ended up working out. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‚ Ended up with a couple twelve-minute videos and then a third nine-minute one. They’ll likely be uploading most of the overnight.

But even getting out and doing that, getting some sunlight and air, I just never got to where I felt like I was “up and going” for the day. 😟 Energy started low, stayed low, and is still low right now at 9pm. Meh… hopefully it’s just today, and maybe I’ll be able to shake it off tomorrow. I sure miss how I used to feel when I was younger, less banged up, and less cut into though. 😞 I suppose “slowing down” is just what happens, at various levels, but I still wanna try to figure out how I can force a little more pep into my step on the daily.

(I’ve got a couple appointments coming up soon re: my more serious health stuff, so we’ll see what they say… πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜³)

And I forgot to mention that Athena stopped by the other day for a visit. Not really for me, but for Maggie. Athena still counts as Maggie’s mom, since she was her cat for several years before Cassi had to take over for a bit… so it was nice when Maggie ran right up to her to get some attention, with Athena only having to say her name once. 😸 And while Maggie’s a friendly cat, she’s also really nervous… so you could tell that Maggie definitely remembered her, the way she wanted to say “hi” like that, without any anxiety, before heading back off into the house somewhere… showing that she’s also quite happy with her “new” home. 😊

Skipped A Day

I’ve been feeling decent today… and it could be because I slept most of the night Thursday night, most of the day Friday, and most of the night last night as well. 😳 It was so weird… I’d wake up, and kinda just go “nope” and lie back down and be back to sleep in like an hour or so. So then I’d be asleep for another few hours, wake up, “nope,” back to sleep, etc… for the better part of 36 hours. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Meh… who knows.

I did sleep a little longer than I wanted today, but eventually I got up and made myself go into town like I was planning the other day. πŸ™‚ It’s been chilly but nice out, so I grabbed the 360 camera and ended up draining the battery after shooting five different “chunks” of the west side. After I get these uploaded, I think I’ll have at least ten 360 driving tour videos. πŸ˜―πŸ˜ƒ Enough that I might go ahead and publish them along with the playlist that contains them.

If I don’t go ahead and publish them now, it’s honestly hard to say how many more videos I’d have to make before I’d feel like the project is done. πŸ€” And the longer I keep those huge ass files on YouTube’s server, but set to private, the more I worry that they’re gonna be like “What the hell is this guy doing? Why keep these files if he’s not gonna share ’em with anyone. *DELETE*”

When I got back home, Maggie was ridiculously happy to see me. Every now and then she gets in these super needy moods, where she just can’t get enough attention… and where I seem to make her nuts by talking quietly to her. πŸ˜„ I swear sometimes it feels like she’s a half-second away from leaping up and eating my face. 😼😧 She’s probably just happy to see when I’m up and around more than usual, and just wants to take advantage of all the pettin’s she can get. Meanwhile, Maven’s still over by the couch, sawing logs. 😏

C’mon… Really?

I had an afternoon and evening of absorbing all the coronavirus news, and once I settled into the recliner and started catching up on The Bone Collector… *poof* … the power goes out. πŸ˜ πŸ•―οΈ I grab the phone to check the outage map – and there were only 10 houses affected. Across the street is on, up the street where the lawn decoration people live was on… with their St Patrick’s Day lights all lit up… 😏 Could it really be just a few houses on my little block? (It wouldn’t surprise me… for whatever reason, this has happened before.)

I got up, put my shoes on, and walked out back (in the newly fallen snow, mind you… after summer-like weather just yesterday πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ) to see if it was really just ten houses, and right as I did – the AEP truck pulled up to the pole about 50 yards away from me, shined a light on it for about fifteen seconds, and then they left. 😐 Not sure where they went, but the power remained off for about two hours before it came back on.

When I came back in from investigating, I discovered that the beast had stolen my seat. πŸ€” It was getting a bit chilly in the house, so I’m guessing it was partly due to my butt having warmed up the chair… but yeah, she was there and wasn’t going to move. πŸ˜πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

You might have to click the little icon on the bottom right to resize this to fit your screen. But yeah, she plopped her ass down in my seat and obviously had no intention of giving it up. 😸 Of course I wasn’t going to forcefully evict her, so I ended up sitting on the floor and listening to this Dale Jr / Michael Waltrip podcast that I’ve been putting off for a while now. It’s over two hours long, and I’m still only about 3/4 of the way through it, but man… they’ve got some amazing conversations goin’ on. 😊

Interesting evening, for sure.

Little Things

Believe it or not, I actually slept pretty good last night. Fell asleep almost immediately after I vented about the garage door here in the blog, and slept a solid six hours… which is much better than the current usual. I startled myself when I woke up though, glancing at the security cameras and seeing a car sitting in my driveway – forgetting for a moment that it is my car, and not some rando that had just showed up.

Before my brain had a chance to fully wake up and start fighting me, I grabbed my phone and checked the voice mail from my thyroid doctor. My labs showed numbers that will allow the next step to proceed on schedule, so that was a big relief. Not too much longer now. I know that I’m focused more on just being able to take my thyroid meds again, but that’s because it’s the current pressing concern regarding how I feel.

So I’m looking forward to the radiation and scan, but then even though I’ll be back on my meds and on the way to feeling better, that’s when the focus will be what the test results are going to say. I am starting to get really nervous again… and that waiting time between the scan being completed and my followup appointment with my doctor to let me know what they found… time feels like it runs in slow motion.

But the lawn d00ds actually hit the yard (and the rear weed whacking, without me even having to ask) yesterday while I was out, so I’ll have to run in town sometime today to grab some cash for whenever he comes by and pick it up. And Amy, she has adopted an aging “one of those little white dogs with all the teefs” after seeing posts about it just wandering around in Sugar Grove for days, so I’m gonna drop off the extra set of “pet stairs” that I’ve got, so her new critter won’t have as much trouble getting up on the couch with her.

I’m still internally cringing at going back into the garage to look at the damage and take some pics, but I’ll probably go out and do that first. Already been talking to Gen, since they (by choice) had their garage door replaced earlier this year, to start getting ideas of where and how to look for a good place to handle the project, and how much I might be looking at by time it’s done. So, a few small things on the to-do list today, but as long as I take my time none of it should be much trouble.

My Caregiver?

This poor cat has to spend all of her time alone with me. πŸ™„πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Β I guess she could hide if she wanted to.

But sometimes I really think that when I’m feeling shitty for an extended period of time, it actually makes her feel shitty too. 😟 I honestly feel like she worries about me, which turns her into my shadow for the duration of my “bleh” spell.Β So I just do what I can, to spoil her and keep her purring. 😺 So far, so good… 😌

(Heh… this cat just trusts me way, way too much. She’s such a weirdo now… but a happy one.)