December 14th, 2004


Tew's Day

Happy birthday to cislyn!

Doctor's appointment yesterday.

I'm down to 89.9. Yes. Dipped below the 90-pound mark. I am so happy except NOT.

Neuro was great, though - apparently the vision and coordination effects are not of the sort that fade, so we're cutting me back half a pill a day and seeing if that works. And I can do that up to four times, self-regulated. Taking it slow, seeing if we can bring it down to a manageable level without going below 1200mg/day. (I'm currently at 1800.) I'm not to go below 1200mg. If that doesn't work, Depakote is next on the list.

I've said it before, I'll say it again: I like it that, with this neuro, there's a plan.

Last Night
Last night we had LEWD for the first time in forever! Yes, I have been cocooning heavily. But ocean_song is in town and requested a LEWD, and I was glad to oblige.

So you guys can add each other: Attendees were ocean_song, dark_blade, alladinsane, museumfreak, manifestress, photognome, kungfoogirl, and static_eddie. Excellent to see y'all...

It's always so strange to me when someone doesn't know Karlita. I mean, she's Karlita!

Okay. I go now.


Today was one of those days where you never have enough time to do everything that you had planned to do... but it's still okay, because the stuff you do get to do is mightyfine.

ObWork Snippet
The Boss would like to see about maybe having me there til 12:30 rather than noon, "because noon rolls around so quickly and it looks so empty up there..."

Okay... realistically, eight to noon is the same as noon to four. The latter just looks longer because hey, it's academia, most people aren't in the office spot on at eight. But the same amount of work gets done.

I'm fine with this, as it means I get a lttle more to my paycheck, and it really doesn't impact me much at all, healthwise.

And I reassured her that I am willing and expecting to work longer hours at the start of the semester, as I am not going to go wander off in the middle of some scheduling problem if the clock happens to strike.

Okay, the rest of my day...

Arrived home at noon-thirty to a still-sleeping ocean_song... who, upon awaking a little, thought that I wasjust leaving for work! Yeah, we all got a little worn out last night. :) She did creative scheduling math (with a zydeco band!), and we were off to lunch.

She'd fondly remembered Crescent Moon, and I never get to go there for lunch, so off we went. It's rare for me to have a lunch out. Doubly so for a meal out to lack the presence of my beloved little nine-year-old center of attention. And I don't get to see Mermaid very much at all, and almost never alone, so this was very much a treat.

That time-expansion factor, though... alas, no time for JavaMonkey! Had to go home and get ready for my appointment.

There are very few people that I'll actually just talk to on the phone. I'm not a phone person. At all. But one of those very few called, and it was much happy fun to get to talk to him...

Clean bill of health, in that nothing is wrong with me that we didn't already know about. I have been instructed to partake of lots of smoothies, and told that no, seriously, rest means rest, or that chest pain is not going to go away.

And then we talked about Halloween parties and school districts. I like my doctor.

Yay gift orgy!

But alas, time-stretchy once again forbade JavaMonkey. Maybe tomorrow...

*perk* Hey! photognome is here! *run*