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Late Week March 4, 2017

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Sorry, folks. I went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the dollar theater on Thursday night, and then forgot to post last night, instead. Thanks for the reminder, Mom! Fantastic Beasts was, in fact, Fantastic. I really enjoyed the movie, and all the fun beasts, and characters.

On the health side, I’ve lowered my prednisone intake, and now my jaw is starting to be a bit wonky again. I need to call the doc on Monday about the specialist she wanted me to see… and get my blood draw done. ::procrastination::

This week at the library was fairly good. Less excitement than last week. And I’m learning all the little ins and outs of my branch. I’ve also been handed an archival project! Since we’re getting a new branch, the manager has dug up all the papers and photos of the history of the branch. They are not in very good shape and really need preserved and cataloged. So, we’re going to get Aaron over to help set up a plan, that I then get to implement, to take care of all the things. I’m very excited about this opportunity.

On the book front. I finished Triplanetary, and listened to Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime. The latter was very, very good. I learned more about South Africa and apartheid than I ever did in school. Then, I went back to Robin Hobb, and after a chapter of a book way down in the sets of series, I finally found the book I was looking for, and have started Royal Assassin.

 

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Good Intentions August 12, 2010

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So, all these ideas floating in my head. All these ideas flowing out onto my blog, or in my journals. Business ideas, product ideas, website ideas, writing ideas, education ideas, financial ideas. But idea alone don’t get me anywhere. I need to make plans, decide on steps, break them down into manageable bits instead of grandiose ideas that intimidate me just to look at them. Whenever a phrase comes to mind about time, in this case: time is at a premium, another quote comes to mind: Time is the Fire in which we Burn – from Star Trek Generations, the villian Soran, referencing a poem by Delmore Schwartz. I am so busy already, that I trying to make the time for new things is often overwhelming.

Rich gave me a career change suggestion the other night that I am considering looking into. Retail is not what I want to do with my life, but I do love books and stability. I just don’t know if it is a feasible move given my schedule and per hour requirements. It could be, though.  Mike asked me about working for him “full time.” We are still negotiating what that means and the pros and cons of it.

Health was a bit rocky the last few weeks, my shoulders were complaining loudly and constantly, so I ended up on a Prednisone burst to calm them down. Back off it now, and feeling better, but not 100% yet. Got a few mosquito bites last night, but given it’s August, I was probably due.

Made spelt bread this week, just finished it up today. It’s thick and heavy, but with a bit of garlic and oregano, it’s fairly tasty. Pondering a cheese-less spelt pizza in my near future, with spinach and broccoli. Had one from whole wheat the other day at Whole World and it was very good. Probably doing sweet potato, asparagus and broccoli for dinner tonight.

Life is good.

Week Fourteen September 9, 2009

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Dragon*Con. Most of this last week was taken up by being in Atlanta, Georgia at Dragon*Con. I had a spectacular time, attending eleven writing panels, getting Peter David and Alan Dean Foster to autograph books, listening to Tom Smith, going to parties… and yes, eating Alkaline. I took with me: almonds, romaine lettuce, snow peas, sesame basil crackers, barely ripe bananas and granny smith apples. For dinners I mostly at at a Japanese food court place that had a Delicious Soba Noodle Salad. Here and there, I had regular salads(Subway and Metro Diner). I was back on my full course(sans Enbrel) of drugs(Prednisone, Plaquenil, Arava, Naproxen) to get things back under control. I came home from the con feeling far better than when I had left, flares all gone and even my pesky cough has dissipated.

Food of the Week: Soba Noodle Salad

Flare Weekend September 1, 2009

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So, I cut the drugs off too soon, or too sharply, I guess. My right elbow, the one that started it all, was swollen most most of this weekend. Gave it a little Prednisone Saturday night, but it didn’t help enough. Nothing else is swollen, but a bit more achy than I’d like today, partially due to exercise yesterday, but partially not, I imagine. Going back on the half Prednisone, Plaquenil and Arava to calm it down and then see where I can go, more carefully this time. Big bowl of veggies for lunch, I’ll beat this yet.

One Month July 4, 2009

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I am feeling great. Not perfect, but a lot better than I was the three months before this one. By chance and busy schedules, I’ve only been getting my shot every ten days or so. The half a prednisone seems not to be hurting any. I’ve still got bits of hand achiness, but the weather’s been crazy, too. Been tired the last couple evenings, overly so, it seemed, but most of the time I want to go outside and be active. Not that I do, mind, but rollerblading is peering at me from the horizon. I will sit down with the books soon and really go over the do’s and don’t’s, and recipes. I’d say I’m nicely detoxed and now it’s time to make it a maintenance plan.