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happier things
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
Happiness is....

An ultra busy day at work, coming home feeling weirdly uninspired, and present from Bethy waiting for me!

People, you have NO idea what kind of skill my girl has. Gorgeous, gorgeous bracelets and earrings and I was all giggly and way too girly. So pretty.

*hugs girlinthetrilby. You rock, darling, so much. *hugs more* They're absolutely gorgeous, and thank you so much for sending them! Just wonderful.

Second, LJ fairy stopped by, and thank you to whoever bought me more time in LJ! That was so cool. Thank you. *hugs*

Third--I've had a bad few weeks, what with all this feeling of my life's calling at my job and seriously wondering if I was up to it, amongst really boring, boring, boring personal things, but the other day, it became perfectly clear that this is exactly what I'm supposed to be doing and that apparently, I am capable of doing it, at least adequately. I can't break confidentiality in open LJ, but it was cool, and it was inspiring, and it was--at the time, I didn't know I needed to know, that I needed confirmation, but now that I do, everything, even the bad stuff and the stuff that makes me crazy, is worth it. Absolutely will be worth it, even the next time I start getting frustrated. I'll remember that day, and that will be enough.

Still working on redesigning the resource booklet we give clients. I really had no idea how many groups and organizations spend so much time helping people out with things, and I still need to start tracking down more stuff. It's really amazing-- I had an ex who was president of a service frat and worked with Habitat for Humanity, amongst God knows how many other things in that vein, but this is probably the first time I really have been absorbing all that he did and probably still does.

Saw giant Amazonian leeches on TV. Wow. And gross. But it has that fascination that you can't quite look away from.

And did you know roaches can live two weeks without their heads?

Things That Continue to Annoy Me

Stupid sutures. It's just gross. It's not enough with the blood seeping and the constant low-level metal taste that chases everything I eat, it's teh fact it feels like I have dental floss stuck in my teeth and it freaks me out. The pain from the process isn't bad, but the areas around the sutures hurt like hell. Plus, the Vicodin is making me itch. Apparently, I do have some kind of reaction if I take it too long. Stupid stupid drugs. Gar. Must. Stop. Scratching.

More QaF Recs

I added a rec page to my website for QaF, if for no other reason than so I can find these stories myself later. As I tend to lose them distressingly often. Stupid short term memory.

Simon, an author who charms me with her humor.

A few favorites.

The first three go together, sort of. I think I have them in the right order, but I read them out of order and it didnt' destroy my life or anything. Hugely funny.

Company Picnic

The Office

Fourth of July

House Guests. Not part of the above, I think. Not humor. I liked the quiet in it.

Other Things

Had a weird thing happen at work--I've always gotten dizzy when I get up too fast or stuff like that, oh yippee low blood pressure, but this time, I literally zoned out in the middle fo typing and couldn't focus enough to remember what i was actually doing, which is possibly one of the most bizarre moments of my life. The client was standing htere, asking me a question, and I could not figure out what he was saying. It felt like being exhausted-sleepy, but not quite--even at my most tired, I've never, ever lost the ability to think or forgot what I was doing. I made an excuse and put my head between my knees for a second to see if it would pass and hit my head when it happened again, and again, took me some time to reorient myself.

I don't take off my jewelry often (two rings, that's it), unless my nickel-thing makes me break out. I always forget to put it back on. But I got up the other morning and noticed it was all on the desk, and I could not remember taking it off, or why I would do such a thing for that matter. There's also a possiblity I don't remember actually goign to bed, though I can't be sure I'm not just imagining that bit and actually just went to bed like normal and simply don't remember because it WAS normal.

But that was strange. Part of it is probably the antibiotics and the vicodin, and since nothing else seems out of whack, I'm not terribly worried. I'm guessing, vaguely, that it was probably the painkiller and since the itching's gotten worse, I'll just use some heavy duty advil until the swelling goes down. Not as good, but it keeps me from wanting to CHEW those fucking sutures out.

Huh. I didn't mean to go on as long as this. A little over twenty-four hours until beach time with my family, my sister's fiancee, my other sister's boyfriend, and far too many people under the age of seven.

Why DID I agree to go again?

This totally can't turn out well.


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watch out for that advil, has some anti-coagulative properties, thus could make the bleeding worse.

i got itchy from percocet, but found that it also gave me a lovely euphoric feeling so that i didn't really care i was itchy.

Oh geez. I didn't think of that.

Well, at this point, I don't need anything, so good to go.

i got itchy from percocet, but found that it also gave me a lovely euphoric feeling so that i didn't really care i was itchy.

Darvocet makes me itch BAD, and it never worked like it should. It just made me grouchy and sleepy and STILL in pain. *grins*

I should ahve asked for Tylenol-3. There's a light itch, but nothing noticeable, adn it cuts the pain down fast.

I am way too energetic for being this tired. Gar.

ha! tylenol-3 makes me hyper. what fun!

Low blood pressure can be a pain, can't it? I had this happen to me a couple of times. Once, actually, while I was driving (I have no idea how I managed to pull over). For some reason, sweet tea helps me snap out of it. Don't know why, possibly it's psychological.

Sweet tea? Maybe the sugar rush?

Huh. That's a good idea, come to think. Hmm.

Congrats about the realization! Post-It to your monitor? Best of luck with getting past the sutures and itchiness and dizziness and... yeah.

Heh. Burned into memory.

Well, the worst is voer. TEn days until the second surgery. Tylenol three. Must rmember to ask for Tylenol-3

*recalls from random anti-drug article that opiates make you itch*
Vicodin is in that family, although it's probably a synthetic.

The beach will probably be okay, so long as everyone is warned that Aunt Jenn is feeling a little tired and shouldn't be disturbed.
Feel better soon sweetie!
-Silverkyst

*snickers*

Aunt Jenn spent a LOT of time running through the waves avoiding small children. I forgot how much I love just walking through the water and dunking under waves. My hair may never forgive me, but my skin does really well after. Must be the salt.

better than expected. Just gahhed out.

I forgot how much I love just walking through the water and dunking under waves.
Mmm. Yes. That's very much fun. :-) Glad you enjoyed the beach!
I'll be incommunicado for a few days, ttyl!
-Silverkyst

Because you pimped it - all your fault. :)

I vaguely wanted to watch QaF until you started pimping it here, and then I HAD to see it. You're quite the enabler, you know. So now I've watched all but the last DVD in the first season set, and I'm completely hooked and as smitten with Brian as I ever was with Lex. OMFG!!! That man! That angst! Those lips! His perfect hair and cruelty and pout and backhanded acts of kindness! And he wears Hugo Boss, just like Lex.

Have I mentioned all the beautiful nudity? The sex? The insights into gay men I never got until now? Have I mentioned that there's nothing more perfect than watching Brian and Justin go at it, and how they're so convincing that I fervently wish them to be together in RL, too?

Okay, and the night Brian's dad dies, and Michael can finally have sex with him, and he refuses? *dies*

Soooo loving this show. So that's where I am in the series. The last ep I watched was the one in which Brian's dad dies. I have so much more to watch, but my Blockbuster doesn't have season two. And has anyone been taping season three?

(((hugs)))
D.


Re: Because you pimped it - all your fault. :)

DEV!

Get the HELL ON AIM so we can drool together! Yes to everything you said and to Brian, Brian BRIAN.

I am so buying these on DVD.

Er, when I have money again.

Stupid beach. *grins*

Briiiannn.

It felt like being exhausted-sleepy, but not quite--even at my most tired, I've never, ever lost the ability to think or forgot what I was doing

That would have been freaky. I always forget what I'm doing, but that's because I get distracted easily and have a terrible memory. To have it happen for no reason would be kinda scary actually. Maybe you should keep snacks next to your monitor - just in case ;)

A little over twenty-four hours until beach time with my family, my sister's fiancee, my other sister's boyfriend, and far too many people under the age of seven.

Take a small bag of chocolates with you; m&ms or something. That way all the little kids will be so busy fighting over the packet, and running around in circles afterwards, they won't have time to bother you, and all you have to do is deal with the adults. *g* That's what I do - works every time ;) And the kids love you for it.

M&Ms and chocolate and coffee, always.

But yes freaksome. It's not that I don't have the normal memory things. But in the middle fo something like that? Bizarre adn freaksome.

*grins*

I was evil and bought a lot of candy bars to pacify all of them with. God, the dental bills.....

Well, that and hermit crabs.

*snickers*

lol! Sounds like fun all round ;)

I was just looking for a story I'd lost, and typed in Methoschick, and saw your name come up. So I was just looking about. Thanks for the QAF recs, btw, I'd kind of fallen out of that fandom (I was never really in it, but I digress.)
Thanks!

*grin* I'm enjoying it so far. I was trying ot work my way through the archive logically, then gave up. Just--too different.

*waves* Nice to see you around!

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