Apr. 25th, 2017 10:51 am

Gettin' on

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Meta-- Looking at my read page on Dreamwidth-- starting to look more like it should, properly populated. Yay. That took some time. I let my LJ extension for user pics lapse. Can't bring myself to kill a journal I've had for 15 years. I just don't fully trust all the metadata translates. I keep meaning to maybe upload a few more user pics here, and just haven't had the capacity.

Last week's fun-- was had in Providence. I filtered that down to a narrow read list, so if you didn't read it, sorry? The point is: it was fun and I'm glad I went.  Also, sleep is for the weak.

This week's fun-- For fear of causing ridiculous envy, I may not have said loudly or broadly: I'ma gonna go to see HAMILTON on Friday! Going with [personal profile] ursa_cerulean , [personal profile] rintrahroars , and Robin. I told the kid last night I was going to NYC and he was QUITE UPSET that he was not also going. I said I'd bring him a present, and he started the bargaining process of "So, you're bringing me LEGO, right?" ::laugh:: well played, kid.

Health shenanigans-- eh? As previously mentioned, my body seems to be having an ongoing stress reaction that is mostly while I'm sleeping and presents as can't eat/often hungry/restful sleep is hard. I've seen my doctor a few times, done some blood tests. Tests came back with no indicators. I'm a healthy human according to the blood. Great. I've been on prozac now since mid March, so I feel like I've acclimatized. If I'm having a particularly crappy day/week, all I can do is sleep. And the sleep isn't really restful. The running theory is it's just a stress thing. That my body's been under enough pressure for long enough that it finally started being passive aggressive at me. I'm taking more vitamins and melatonin at bed. I don't feel sick EVERY morning anymore, so progress? I'm not actively freaking out about it. I'm also not able to say I'm actually clear of it. What can you do.

Politics-- I don't talk about it much these days, but I use The65 to give me structure. I call my legislators at the very least on Mondays and if I'm lucky at least Thursday and Friday. I went to the science rally on Saturday, despite shit weather, with the kid. I am phone banking for NEAT (National Equality Action Team) tomorrow, which I've done one other time. It hits hard on my anxiety to phone bank, but doing it a few times a year seems like a thing I can do for the greater good. I feel like it's never enough. I need to remember it's cumulative and I can't be ON every second of the day. I keep getting email from the ACLU for volunteering opportunities. I'm sure at some point something will align as it comes back around on the gui-tar.

House-- uh. Yeah, eh? We're not moving til July. Work on the Newton abode continues, slowly but surely. At some point I may start gathering boxes and putting non-essential stuff in them. (I need to actually get the Newton school registration thing going... I'm avoidy).

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I went to church on a bike ride today-- 2 glorious hours! 20 miles. The sky was deep and beautiful. The leaves fell and danced on the wind in a cascade that made me weep with joy to see. I thoroughly appreciated the views and communed with my dearly departed, particularly Bob and Rick... both carpenters and servicemen, now that I think of it. I think they would have very much enjoyed each other's company, and I'm sorry that my friendships with both did not overlap in a way for that to be an option. I had not been out to the Bedford end of the Minuteman in quite some time. I don't recall if I managed it  last year. I certainly hadn't managed that far this year... It used to be what I did at least a few times a week, so going out felt like visiting a departed home. I thought about soldiers and spent deliberate time being grateful for their sacrifice. Thought about a lot but maintained my joy.

Now it's cloudy. I'm beyond glad I went. This after a second breakfast with [livejournal.com profile] lifecollage and I'm about to head to the movies with [livejournal.com profile] primal_pastry, and a dinner date with [livejournal.com profile] quiet_elegance....  A glorious day.
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We (QE and I) took Crime Fighter to the Franklin Park Zoo yesterday. Tactical error in going via 95 instead of overland and up the Arborway. Next time... And there will be a next time, as we got a membership. There will also be a picnic next time, too. But still: an adventure!
We ended up at H-Mart for dinner, a further adventure. My ongoing bubble tea survey has deemed Le's in the Harvard Garage to maintain an A+ rating. My own attempts are thwarted by theoretically the wrong tapioca. I've ordered some that may boil better. My attempts have been a whole lot of not cooked through. Still, it's better than nothing and I'd rather experiment with my own flavor combinations than not. Bubble tea is as expensive as designer coffee. Sheesh.

Unfortunately, nobody's feeling particularly well today. I needed to nap more than anything so the kid watched a lot of movies on this totally gorgeous day. Oh well.

I'm plotting a trip to the Hudson Valley for Labor Day- a cousin's wedding. It's a great opportunity for the kid to meet the relatives who're otherwise too far away. However, the ceremony and reception are not kid-friendly. I've been trying to think creatively, and may well have an answer now on that point, but now suffering from the car thing, or lack thereof. Further plotting required.


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