Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

So the plan was for me to knock out all the non-writing stuff yesterday so I could write today, but I got hit with the exhaustion stick and tried to nap. Which didn't work. And then that post went viral, and then a bunch of nasty apologists started dogpiling on the Facebook thread, so I had to get on that, and that took a lot of spoons. And then the thread got deleted anyway. So.

I did get started on the SSDI application process last night, which... is tremendously emotionally difficult. And also requires lots of info I don't have at my fingertips when I'm curled up on the couch with a pup in my lap. So I did what I could, then did the "save and quit to finish later" thing -

- which apparently causes a partial report to go through, and causes an on-the-ball SSA employee to call at 7:30 in the morning. >.< I have used this opportunity to get some tips and ask some questions.

The way my brain is, I can't do writing if Something Else is looming, so! My plans for today are now:

* Complete SSDI application. This will take hours in itself, I assume, being as I have to track down info on multiple doctors, tests, et cetera.

* Reward myself with a touch of knitting (Clue 3B on the Ysolda shawl, I think), because that's restful and also tends to loosen my brain up for writing.

* Write if I can.

Today's also difficult because I'd set it aside to be on call for Michael. Who's now been cut off from his support system with extreme prejudice, which has been keeping me from sleeping well, which feeds into the whole cycle. I very much hope that Caitlin's surgery goes without a hitch and that he is allowed some external support.

*sigh* Now down to it. Will need some serious self-care after this.

(It would be nice if I could get paid to fight rape culture, y'know?)
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