Archive for : November, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m about to rush off to my sister’s to enjoy the epicness that is Thanksgiving dinner, all cooked for me without having to witness any of the drama that goes with the entire process. Right now though, I just want to take the time to wish anyone who might be reading this a happy Thanksgiving.
I have to say that even though I got a massive headache and failed on the challenge part, I’m still thankful for blogging! After all these years, it’s still lots of fun!

Quick update-y thing.

OK OK yeah. I’m derelict in my blogging duties! I blame my head. Yep…. yeah I do. My head, of all things. It’s been not wanting to cooperate with me and be free of aches for about 10 days now. Unfortunately this makes me not feel like doing much of anything, including blogging.
I was afraid to take too much Hydrocodone over time. I didn’t want it to build up in my system enough so that I’d end up overdosing. My mom told me to keep taking it though. Finally it’s working, along with the naproxin that I’m taking and the headache is on it’s way out! Oh, and I’m feeling like I can actually compose a coherent thought again, instead of just stringing together random words. That feels amazing!
Not only that but I’ve had some very deep conversations with God in the past few days. No, I wasn’t hallucinating. I didn’t believe God was going to come down and grab me. I didn’t even have any hallucinations like that. I’ve had evil ones when I had very bad headaches before.
For those who may not be able to understand, it’s as though you’re telling your deepest secrets to your best friend in the whole world. You feel completely free and uninhibited, so you say things you wouldn’t normally say.

Instacart order success!

Yay! I finally did it! I finally ordered something from Instacart, instead of just window shopping. I actually ended up just getting what I’m going to need for the next recipe we’re making, which is simple enough to not have a recipe lol.
I couldn’t decide which extra stuff I wanted, and didn’t want to spend a whole lot of time looking at other stuff and having “I want everything!!” syndrome. Next time I should make a list so I know what to get ahead of time. As in not only which stuff I absolutely need to get, but also what stuff I want and/or think I can afford.
The experience was very quick. The shoppor was there within 20-30 minutes after ordering. It was only like 8 items this time though, so if there would’ve been more, it probably would’ve taken longer. The only slow thing was my lack of ability to make decisions about exactly which brand of items I wanted, shredded, grated, or shaved cheese etc. I’ll definitely be using Instacart again, and if we get Shipt here I’ll probably try that just to see how it goes.

Sometimes… when I wake up in the morning, I want to…

This is an interesting prompt so I thought I’d use it for tonight’s post.
Finish this sentence: Sometimes, when I wake up in the morning, I want to… Well, let’s see.
Sometimes, I want to have a cup of tea and/or coffee while reading a long RSS feed. I actually want to do this often, but don’t get to it as much as I’d like because of headaches usually. Sometimes, I want to get up really, really early! If I can’t get back to sleep and I’m awake at like 3 in the morning, I’ll just get up. Sometimes, I want to sleep in really, really late. On the contrary, if I didn’t get to bed until like 2 or 3 because I was distracted with online stuff, I usually want to sleep in until around 9 or so, which is late for me.
Sometimes, I have lots and lots of energy in the morning! This actually happens to me a lot lol. On the other hand sometimes, usually when I have headaches, I have absolutely no energy in the morning. That’s about all I can come up with for now.

I went to the doctor today.

No, not because I’m sick or anything, just for a follow-up. Other than the fact that I had a pretty bad headache all weekend, I really had nothing to discuss. He ended up writing me a prescription for pain meds, for the headaches that last several days, and won’t go away after taking naproxin and tylenol. Those are the ones that usually last more than a few days. He asked me what I do when I have headaches and I was like well… I’m here now, and I did manage to make it to church this weekend. Otherwise I just slept all weekend.

Yeah I skipped last night.

Unfortunately I’ve had a headache yesterday and today. This is one of those quick I’m still here type posts. I do have plans to get to church tomorrow, but we’ll see what happens and how I feel when I wake up in the morning.

Morning routine.

I planned some ideas for when I wasn’t feeling well or just wanted to get the blogging done fairly quickly. This is one of those.
My morning routine, if I don’t spend all night online which I did last night lol! Yep, I still do that , is to get up anywhere between 5 and 7:30. Except on Mondays, because I co-host a Christian radio show Monday mornings starting at 4 AM Pacific, so I have to be up early. My first decision is what to have to drink. Sometimes it’s a coffee morning, and sometimes hot tea sounds good. If I just want to get on with things I’ll grab some water, usually.
I usually start with a combination of email and Twitter first. A lot of devotionals come through my email, and I’m on a lot of Christian lists. I also follow a lot of Christian Twitter accounts and each morning, I’ve taken to picking 2-4 tweets that resonate with me and retweeting them. After this I usually take the time to take meds, and get something to eat. I’ve never been a take meds first thing in the morning type of person. After that, everything really depends on what’s planned for the day.
The day depends on Melissa’s schedule, right now she’s here 3 days a week, but that will be changing soon. It also depends on how I’m feeling. If I’m having a bad headache at this point, I’ll usually turn on my radio streams and lay down. If I’m not I try to read from my ESV bible first before moving on to other things. Usually, this first part can take 1-2 hours, depending on how fast I am with email. I’m also on a lot of blindness related technology lists, and try to offer assistance where I can.

An anniversary that I forgot about last week.

It was actually on the 2nd. How’d I skip it? That’s the day I first moved out of my parents house 12 years ago. All I really remember is that I got the keys on the 2nd. I don’t believe I moved in until 3-4 days later. No, I don’t actually know the exact date.
The very first thing we did was set up my internet. I made sure this was the case when I moved into this apartment as well. Back in 2006, it was not common to use a phone to get online. People did it, but it was pretty rare. Now I suppose I’m old-fashion, but I don’t like to use my phone for that. I will if I’m in a pinch, and need to look up something quickly, or check emails, (if I absolutely have to.) Otherwise I use regular, wired cable internet. Of course I do have WI-FI for my other devices, but that’s as far as it goes. Once in a while I’ll pull up some music on my phone while I’m in my bedroom. That being said it’s mainly for my laptop.
The next thing we did, after some difficulty with setting up the connection, is to move all the furniture in of course. Grocery shopping, and getting extra necessities followed in the next couple days. I remember the first day it was just me, without my mom yelling at me about literally everything. That night happened to be election night, I watched returns without dad flipping the channel or mom telling me to go somewhere else. . I just remember that exciting feeling that comes with freedom, which comes with not living with your parents especially.

Well, that was fun!

Yep, watching election night coverage from CSPAN was a lot of fun! I’m not going to say too much about how everything turned out, other than the fact that I think it’s actually a good thing. What can I say? I always enjoy election night coverage.
I’d also enjoy my bed right about now. I’ve had a headache all day. I just wanted to make sure I didn’t skip today’s post. Although I won’t be tweeting it.

The meaning behind the blog name.

For my post for NaBloPoMo today, I’m going to explain the meaning behind my blog’s name. You might think it’s actually simple, and well it kind of is, and kind of isn’t.
I blog under a pseudonym, “Hope” is not my real name. I do this mostly because I can’t stand my legal, given name. Last year, I decided to change my domain to reflect the fact that I really didn’t want to blog under my real name anymore. No, it wasn’t for privacy reasons, I just never came to terms with the name my parents gave me. I knew I wanted to get a .blog domain, and this one was available!
I suppose it just means that this blog holds all my thoughts, which really isn’t the case. Although I do it sparingly these days I still tweet on my personal account @hopeslife83, I also have an account for my political-centric tweets, since most people probably don’t want to read the ravings of a libertarian, hah.
I did try using to create a micro blog. However, I ended up just putting all my feeds there. Although I have yet to put my Twitter feeds there. RSS makes it easy to do this, even though Twitter doesn’t really want me to lol.