Life gets in the way…
I’ve been trying to sit down and write for a while now but being overly bombarded with deadlines is taking it’s toll on me. I’ve had a few major sites that I’ve been keeping tabs on, and pulling 16+ hour days on to keep on top of things. Most recently was disappointed after an 18 hour run to only find that the deadline was missed. I was so ticked off, you have no idea.
On the Tooth front, with the use of antibiotics it’s fine for now. I do still need to see a dentist to have things taken care of, but the unfortunate waiting list to see anyone down here is starting to turn into the “Story of my life.” I took 10 days worth of antibiotics, and haven’t really had any aspirin since the excessive use of it damn near killed my stomach. I’m not someone who goes looking for prescriptions, if it can’t be solved with aspirin there’s something seriously wrong. So when I mistakenly took more than 10 in a day (because the pain was so intense my brain was literally not functioning) I wound up with some abdominal pains and that was that. At least those pains took the focus off the tooth for a little while.
This past week was pretty nice though, I’ve officially hit 30 and now it’s just downhill from here. It’s weird stepping into a new age bracket. My father and sister came to visit. She’s never been to Delaware before and we took some time to hit up as many stores as possible so she could enjoy Tax Free shopping. She’s the kind of person who has to frequently do laundry because she’s down to her last few pairs of pants. So, that was the main focus during our shopping trips, I think she got about 10 new pairs of pants in total so hopefully that means she isn’t doing laundry as frequently. I know she picked up shoes and shirts as well.
I didn’t really go that crazy on clothing, as much as I really do need certain items. I work from home, though. It’s really unjustified for me to pick up nice looking clothes when I literally have no place to wear them. So I did get a few decent looking T-shirts so I could continue my shirt rotation, and even invested in a few jersey knit type of long sleeve shirts because it has been getting a little chilly lately but all of my longer sleeve items were either heavy sweat shirts or just didn’t fit right anymore, so I’ll probably throw the older stuff into the rotation as well.
“Rotation?” – Yes, I wear my clothes to death to the point that they’re repurposed. Once every few years I stock up on nice looking shirts, mostly tshirts. I wear them to death to the point that they’re no longer acceptable to wear out of the house and then push them to the bedshirts pile. Then I go through the bedshirts, if they don’t make the grade I shred them to use as dust rags, cause that’s really all they’re worth. I would donate, don’t get me wrong, but feel it would be cruel to donate clothing that is literally holding on by a thread. This is just my version of recycling. I think at this point I could do some kind of patch work throw pillow with the remnants of fabric that I have to go through… that requires a sewing machine though – something I don’t currently have. That’ll probably change though, I’ll hopefully be hitting up thrift shops in the future.
So while they were here I decided that since we weren’t going to all be together for the holidays I’d have them come early. I went ahead and did a big thanksgiving dinner in October. Technically speaking I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving but even that was 3 days late. My dad is coming back between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I don’t believe my sister was going to be with him, so I wanted to at least get that out of the way. As far as actual Thanksgiving is concerned… I doubt we’re doing anything, honestly. We’ll figure it out as we get closer. I might spend the day setting up for Christmas but that’s because I’m itching to find an excuse for rearranging the living room to put the tree up. The Den won’t really have any decorations in it though. I may be able to pick up some stuff from thrift shops, but I’m not really going out of my way to over decorate the house when factoring in that at this point in time it’s just Sean and I until we decide we’re ready for children.
So yea, it was nice spending time with my family, nice getting some shopping done, and nice having a few days off from work while they were here so I could relax. Since they left on Saturday, though, I’ve just been non-stop working which has opened a whole new can of worms.
My sleep schedule is BEYOND messed up. I woke up on Saturday about 10am after a few hours of sleep because I wanted to be awake to say goodbye to my family. I then wound up crashing on the couch at a certain point of the night after getting some work done. From there I went to sleep around 10am on Sunday, I woke up at 5pm and then was awake and working until 12pm Monday afternoon. I got some sleep and woke up around 9pm then solidly worked until 2pm the next afternoon, fell asleep, woke up at 9pm and worked until 6am, went back to sleep and woke up today at 4pm. Needless to say, my schedule is completely screwed up. Now, waking up around 4pm isn’t that abnormal for me as I’m accustomed to going to sleep around 7am, but having the freakishly long days kind of threw me for a loop. There really isn’t enough coffee in the day to keep me going anymore AND at the moment it’s taken me a few looks on the taskbar to realize what day it is.
In any event, I have a WooCommerce site to get started on, and lord only knows how many edits for other sites cause I’ve been afraid to look into any business emails tonight. I just had a cup of coffee and I’m patiently waiting for it to kick in so I can get my second wind.