Sunday, 10 February 2019 09:34 pm
apollymi: Zack facing away, text reads "So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams" (FF7**Zack: Judge me only by my dreams)
The more I look into this lectin-free diet/Plant Paradox thing, the more it looks like just another fad diet. I figure, when any diet starts saying to cut out brown rice in favor of white rice, it's probably not the best sign.

Either way, though, I'm making no changes to my diet until after my endoscopy is over and done with. I guess I really just want the test to show my stomach and all as it is now, not how I would like it to be. If that makes sense to anybody but me. Though I guess that's what really matters: that it makes sense to me. Right?

Anyway, I just took a Maxalt and a Flexeril, so I'm gonna go throw myself at my bed and see if it accepts me.


Saturday, 9 February 2019 09:59 pm
apollymi: Doujinshi art of Sirius Black, no text (HP**Sirius: Do not approve)
Well, I'm a little bit less livid today, but I'm still in no way ready to talk about the last week at work. I'm dreading going back next week even more than normal now, but I also feel like I've made a lot of my feelings pretty clear to LaTrease and Chris in such a way that they might now better understand my urge to leave. Now I just need to either get this job at Emory or something to come up that would make the whole thing a bit more worthwhile. Don't ask me what that would be, because I have no idea

Mum sent me a list of foods that are lectin-free, because she's starting to wonder if that might be the cause of some of my stomach issues. The ones she lists are: onions, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, asparagus, cherries, apples, blueberries, oranges, and lemons. And the ones she has down to limit are: nightshades (tomatoes, eggplants, okra, etc), legumes, peanuts, grains, and milk/dairy. She also sent me a note about eating foods with polyphenol, such as cloves, dark chocolate, berries, and some other fruits, like plums, cherries, and apples... and that dark chocolate and red wine are free for alls. Basically, what she's looking at is the Plant Paradox, for whatever that's worth.

Anyone know anything on it? Is it any good? Specifically, is it any good for vegetarians? Or is it just one of those fad diets that makes the rounds every so often?


Saturday, 2 February 2019 10:27 pm
apollymi: Don Schanke with a paper, looking very unimpressed, no text (FK**Schanke: Schanke is unimpressed)
Well, another weekend day has come and gone with nothing really to show for it. Well, at least not that the internet at large cares about.

I got all my information printed out for Monday's appointment. I made copies of my last endoscopy results. I printed out my lab results from October's tests, which is the most recent set done. I filled out my medical history online, so that I don't have to do all that when I get to the appointment. I spent some time tracking down exactly where the appointment will be at (St. Joe's), but I still haven't been able to find out if parking is free or paid there. Given the area, it's probably paid, so Mum is coming to pick me up at the house. That way, we only have to pay parking on one car.

I guess that's about all I've got to say for myself for today. Maybe tomorrow will be more productive, writing-wise.


Saturday, 12 January 2019 09:48 pm
apollymi: Usagi holding Luna, Artemis, and Diana, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Kitties!)
Well, I finally got tired of using numbers for subject lines and went back to something a little more boring.

Today was a nice and boring kind of day. I texted with Mum, I hung out with [personal profile] katsuko and the kitties, and I read. I guess I also listened to the rain a bit to, which was nice, because I damn sure wasn't going to go out in it. And yet despite the "just above freezing" temperatures and the rain, the neighbors were out and being noisy, so I guess nothing short of snow or sleet slows them down.

Let's see: on the food note, I was able to a little bit of pasta last night, but it took me twice as long as normal. The brioche bread was all right and didn't seem to get stuck, but I did wind up feeling a bit queasy a few hours later. I'm not sure if that was from the brioche or because that had been all I had eaten all day up until that point. Mashed potatoes were all right, but broccoli and cheese sauce kept making reappearances.

Mum and I discussed the idea of me going back to doing smoothies again or even going with smoothie bowls. At least for a bit, until we get all this settled out with my stomach. And it's like, I would love to, but I'm not sure I can really afford to. Even frozen fruits get really expensive after a while.


Wednesday, 9 January 2019 11:51 pm
apollymi: Striker Eureka logo, bulldog with bomb in mouth, text reads "Striker Eureka" (PacRim**Striker Eureka: Logo (Max))
So I heard back from my doctor. She wants me to go see a gastroenterologist and likely have a new endoscopy done. She's not too sure what to make of any of this, and she feels like she needs more lab results instead of relying solely on symptoms. So she's going to put me in a referral to one she knows and has worked with before. Mum wants to come with to the initial appointment, and honestly, I'm inclined to let her. I seem to be shit lately at explaining my issues to doctors in a way that makes everything clear and understood. Letting one of the family nurses come along could only be a good thing, I'm thinking.

Other than that, it was a fairly quiet day today. I mean, yeah, Glynda made one girl cry, but that's not exactly unusual.

And I didn't get nearly as much written today as I did yesterday, but I guess that's okay too.


Monday, 24 December 2018 10:20 pm
apollymi: Grumpy kitten, text translates to "the Kitten of Death has you in sight" (Kitten: Kätzchen des Todes)
Holidays always get me so confused. I actually have no idea what day it is anymore... and frankly, I’m a little ambivalent about it. It’s a day, and that’s that.

I did get to hang out with my Kaylee-bear , which is always nice. She’s just such a cool, calm kid that I can appreciate it. Jellybean just doesn’t seem to understand what any of us are saying when we say I’m too sore to play rough right now.

We’re doing lunch at Mum’s tomorrow, and then we’ll be heading back to the Atlanta area. At least, that’s the plan. We’ll see if that’s what happens.


Saturday, 22 December 2018 11:32 pm
apollymi: Tracy on the phone, looking very unimpressed (FK**Tracy: Not impressed)
Well, today was a very lazy day, and I'm actually kind of happy with this. All I've done today has been rest and go get [personal profile] katsuko's package from the apartment office and go to CVS for medication and rest some more.

I'm going to spend a good chunk of tomorrow on the road, and I'm not going to be on for long entries, since I don't know yet if I'll be taking my laptop along to Mum's for the holidays. I'll still be doing my "post a day" thing, but probably the posts will be shorter, since I would only be using my phone.


Saturday, 25 August 2018 10:24 pm
apollymi: Vasquez firing his gun, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Out of focus)
Wow, it feels like it’s been a busy day, and yet I’m not how much I’ve actually done. I got up a little later than I had intended, but I got [personal profile] katsuko dropped off and got on the road south. I ended up getting to Mum’s a little after 11 in the morning, after stopping around the halfway point for gas.

We did the food thing. Mum took me out shopping so she could get Grandmother a birthday present... and then she insisted on taking me shopping. [personal profile] katsuko, I saw a lot of stuff at Kohl’s that might appeal to us for around the house; we might want to stop by there sometime soon, before it’s gone. Then it was over to Cato’s for clothes: a new pair of leggings, a new dress, a vest, and two tops. Then back to the house to find out if Hayden would be joining us for dinner. He was going to hang out at a friend’s house, so no go. Funnily enough, Mike at House of China II still remembered me. More than that, she still remembered my old order, if that says anything about how often I used to go there.

Tomorrow’s going to be fairly busy as well, but mostly over at Grandmother’s. I’ll be leaving from there to come back home... or at least to pick up [personal profile] katsuko from work.

And that’s it. That’s all I’ve got. I’m going to lay in bed a little while and try to make some words happen. Good night, all.


Sunday, 5 August 2018 09:47 pm
apollymi: Stitch looking shocked and dismayed, text reads "Oh noes!" (L&S**Stitch: Oh Noes!)
I keep almost drifting off all damn day. It’s sad making, because I wanted to spend some time just enjoying my Sunday off, but nope, apparently, that’s not really going to happen. Granted, I’m pretty sure most of it is down to not sleep well last night, because I just couldn’t get down, but part of it is just going to be related to the work week... As in I tend to try to catch up on most of my sleep over the weekend, but I don’t think I’m ready to sacrifice my entire weekend to the cause. Or at least the greater part of my Sunday.

Things I still haven’t done yet: go grocery shopping, move the third litter box to the hall, eat real food at some point in the weekend, write more than a wee bit, batch made some meals for lunches, etc. Things I have managed to get done: kitty love love time, talk to Mum, edit some of the stuff I wrote over Camp, etc.

I’m going to read a bit more, and then I’m going to go on to bed. I’m not, strictly speaking, sleepy, but I’m tired. Hopefully that will translate to falling asleep once I’m horizontal.


Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:50 am
apollymi: Tracy on the phone, looking very unimpressed (FK**Tracy: Not impressed)
I cold honestly sleep for the next two or three years, the way I feel. Which is always a shame, because I'm sure there's something fun going on that I need to be awake for.

I got to work this morning to find that the internet is down. So instead of spending forever getting people checked in and monitoring their tests and so forth, I spent most of the day on the phone with tech support. Always fun

I got home and got a good deal other things knocked off my list of to-dos: got the keys out of Shinigami, got him sold, got Bun Bun sent off to back to Albany with Mum and Charlie, had dinner with [personal profile] desolate03 and [personal profile] katsuko... and watched Jurassic World: The Lost Kingdom.

Fairly productive day for me, yeah? Especially on a Saturday?


Friday, 15 June 2018 11:55 pm
apollymi: Giles in front of flames, text reads "Ripper" (BtVS**Giles: Ripper)
Tomorrow, Mum is coming up again. I should be in bed, instead of sitting up trying to get story stuff typed. I've got three days worth of handwritten stuff that needs to be typed, but a whole house full of unconscious girls ([personal profile] katsuko and Luci and probably Boo)... and I'm sitting here typing on Canon Era Femme Faraday... because holy shit, I love Jo Faraday.

I am trying to remain hopeful that I'll be able to come away with a car tomorrow. I'm none too certain on if it will happen, but I'm trying to be hopeful. And if not, at least I'll get some more visiting time in with Mum.

And now, sleep.


Thursday, 14 June 2018 11:36 pm
apollymi: Sleepy orange kitten, text reads "Not awake not not not not not" (Kitten: Not awake)
Guess who accidentally fell asleep on the couch. Yeah, that would be me. Whoops. (Again.) This keeps happening. Also, dead set, honors' truth, I spent almost all day today thinking that it was Friday. Imagine my disappointment every time I remembered that, nope, today is Thursday. Soon, though. Soon it will be Friday... and then it will be the weekend.

I have no idea if Mum is coming this weekend or not. We had a car that we both really liked -- a 2016 Nissan Versa Note with less than 50,000 miles and fully loaded -- within our price race... and super cute. But apparently, someone else also found it incredibly cute... and it was sold today. I was gonna go do a test drive today, which was not going to be possible since I didn't have the Malibu to get to Union City to test drive the Note... and it got sold. So disappointed.

Anyway, it's late, I'm tired, and I'm ready to go back to bed. Maybe sleep will happen easily tonight. Here's hoping, right?


Sunday, 3 June 2018 10:11 pm
apollymi: Vasquez firing his gun, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Out of focus)
My lazy Saturday was replaced with a lazy Sunday this weekend, seeing as how my usual Saturday was spent going all over the Northern Atlanta Metro area looking at cars. I can't even say that I managed to do a lot today, because I really didn't. I think the most I managed to do today was get talked into getting froyo... though it didn't exactly take a lot of twisting my arm for [personal profile] katsuko to accomplish this. Where it comes to froyo, I'm easy.

I did manage to accomplish some writing, which is good. I haven't done as much of it in June as I would like. I mean, yes, it's still early in the month, but my weekend writing scores suck out loud compared to during the week.

Other than that, though, I've got nothing. I should be looking at used car places up in the Gainesville-Buford area for when Mum is next up, but I just lack the energy or will or gumption to do much of anything. Plus work starts back tomorrow, and I should be getting myself towards a bed before long. So I guess I'll go do that now.

Later, all.

What a day

Saturday, 2 June 2018 10:34 pm
apollymi: Tracy on the phone, looking very unimpressed (FK**Tracy: Not impressed)
Today was a damn long day, but it was sort of fun. I guess that that helps some. I need all the help I can get on that front.

I dropped [personal profile] katsuko off at work around 9:00 and picked Mum up a few miles away, both around 9:00 in the morning. We grabbed a quick breakfast because nothing opens until 10 in this area. That was the last time had a bit to just breathe.

The first place was a whirlwind. We waited nearly an hour to get a person there, so we walked around and looked at their cars, including the ones I noted that I liked the looks of. My credit turned out to be an issue there, so much so that I wasn't able to get the payments down low enough for me to handle, so that was when we left there.

The second place was the one we originally set out to go to first. It turned out to be a bit... skeezy. The cars we set out to look at there, a Honda Accord and a Nissan Versa, were both there... but they both looked pretty beat up. I did take the Versa for a test drive, and I did enjoy the way it drove. The whole place just made us both a bit uncomfortable, so we used to easy excuse of needing to eat and think it over and left.

The third place was right across from my house, and it was just a quick stop through. We had seen a Versa there that was in our price range, but it turned out to be a manual. It's been at least 15 or 20 years since I last drove a manual -- and I definitely did not like the idea of relearning while in Atlanta traffic -- so that one got shot down.

The fourth place was all the way over in Marietta, and at first it seemed like a winner. We found about six cars in our price range, so it was all flying good. I test drove a Kia Soul, and I thought it was all right. The Versa Note I drove, though, had no air conditioning and pulled hard to the right. I liked the two 2015 Versa's I drove after it, but they were both pretty much at the upper range of what I could afford. One had 41k miles on it, while the other had 57k miles on it. We decided we like the latter one a little bit better, so we started the paperwork on it... then they set us to waiting... and waiting... and waiting. Once we had been there over an hour waiting on a salesman to become available to start finishing us out, Mum got on their computer and started looking around. She ended up finding several little dealerships up in Gainesville that had newer cars with much lower mileage for about the price, so we decided to walk out.

By that point, we were nearly an hour and a half late to pick [personal profile] katsuko up from the theater, so we did that, put petrol and air into the Malibu, and dropped [personal profile] katsuko off at home. Then it was just a matter of driving Mum an hour and a half down to Macon, a halfway point, so that Charlie could pick her up. Then it was an hour and a half drive back to Atlanta by myself, when I was exhausted and tired and ready to drop.

So obviously the whole thing was a bit of a bust. We're going to have to do the whole process again soon, either next weekend or the weekend after. I guess we have a bit more of a starting point in mind now (Gainesville) and a car narrowed down (the Nissan Versa) and a price range (under $8,000). If we can get up a bit more down payment, that will help too.

But that's for another weekend. Tomorrow, sleep.


Friday, 18 May 2018 09:19 pm
apollymi: Ryou holding Thief King Bakura, text reads "Our Farewell" (YGO**Bakura/Ryou: Our Farewell)
Well, it's finally Friday again. Damn, I was seriously starting to think it wasn't coming again this week. I feel like I say that every week, but it keeps feeling true.

So after some debate and back and forth, Mum is not coming tomorrow. She's still sick and all, so I told her to stay home and rest so that maybe she'll end up feeling better. We're going to try for next weekend instead.

My sister was in a car accident this morning. Her car is looking pretty totaled. This is all about to really start getting interesting in a hurry.

And that's it. I'm done for.


Sunday, 13 May 2018 11:51 pm
apollymi: Quentin kissing a woman's hand, text points to woman and reads "fangirl" (DS**Quentin: Werewolf of choice)
I don't wanna go back to work tomorrow. I need about eighteen more weekend days between now and when I go back to work. I know I've got a long weekend coming up before too much longer, but I'll be going to Anastasia's place down in College Park that day to feed her kitties, so... eh.

And Mum is coming to visit next weekend, if she's feeling better. (She is a living example of why you should always take all the medicine that's prescribed to you by your doctor. It is indeed true that you could relapse and get the original illness worse than the first time.)

I'm a crampy, grumpy so and so today. I really just kinda wanna curl up and go to sleep for a bit with the heating pad, but I also wanna throw off all my clothes and sleep naked because it's hot as fuck. I think we completely skipped spring and went straight into summer. Except I know summer's going to be even worse than this. It was 91°F/31.8°C today.

Tomorrow, there should be new fanfic online from us, seeing as how it's [personal profile] mistmarauder's birthday.

And that's it for me. I'm gonna try to get to 1000 words, and then I'm going to throw myself at my bed in the hope it still recognizes and accepts me. Yes, I'm weird. I don't rightly care.

So... good night, my freaky darlings.


Sunday, 8 April 2018 11:01 pm
apollymi: Sarah reading a book, text reads "can't talk reading fanfic" (Labyrinth**Sarah: Can't talk - Fanfic!)
Today I feel like I need that particular subject line more than ever. I always hear that the longer after a fall, the more you may start hurting. It's been two days since I fell, and I think I hurt worse now than I did on the day it happened or yesterday. The bonus is that I finally found my knee brace, so between it and the ankle braces, I'm almost steady on my feet... barring having to take the stairs.

I hate doing it, but I might have to dig my cane out of the trunk of Shinigami so that I can use it tomorrow for extra balance. The last few times I used it, Mirko coworkers made fun of me for using it, and on top of everything else, that's the last thing I need. And I wouldn't put it past Glynda. I don't put anything past Glynda.

Good gods, my knee is just a mess. It's scraped on one side and bruised up on the other, and I'm never quite sure which side to baby. So I'm trying to put weight on it at all, which means the weight is going on the other leg, which is now starting to hurt. All this from hitting concrete.

I'm more than half-tempted to wear my corset that doubles as a back brace tomorrow too. Given how much the rest of me hurts, after all, it might not be a bad idea to force myself into some good posture. Or it might, seeing as how sometimes I'm having to slump down into a nothingness position to successfully find a place and position that doesn't cause active pain.

I texted Mum to be talked out of going and getting a bean burrito and a cheese enchilada. Instead, though, she talked me into it. She said that sometimes we need treats after it's been a long, hard couple of days. She also mentioned how she has to treat herself to a Coke after dealing with Betsy for more than five minutes. Ouch. But I had my enchilada and burrito. The service sucked, but the food was good. I guess that's good enough for tonight, but it was also worth a mediocre review on Yelp.

I also texted LaTrease to see if she would prefer I take the day off or come in and possibly have to leave early, since I'm not sure how long I'll be able to work. Of course, I got no answer. I never get any answer on those questions. Oh, I'll go in tomorrow, and I'll get an apology on missing my text, but that'll be it. It's damn hard to call out of work, when I'm given one way to do it, and it's not answered. Or I should say it's damn hard to call out if you're not Glynda. But then there's me being all salty again.

Anyway, I think I'm gonna take a couple more ibuprofen and go the fuck to bed. [personal profile] katsuko is sleeping soundly on the other end of the couch, and frankly, it looks nice. I think I would like to give it a try as well.

So... good night, my freaky darlings.

So yeah

Saturday, 10 March 2018 10:38 pm
apollymi: Stitch with a cape and a swimsuit top on his head, text reads "I'm the goddamn Batman" (L&S**Stitch: I am the goddamn Batman)
Mum and Charlie got here around 8:30 this morning, and we all got over to the storage building by 8:45. And we were finished by 9:30 in the morning. We were all honestly planning on it taking a lot longer, but it wasn't nearly as bad as we were all thinking. I was hoping the four of us could have a nice lunch before they left town, but Charlie wanted to have lunch in Columbus, so they actually got back on the road instead. I got a text from Mum around 3:30 with a photo of all my stuff safely tucked away in the yellow house (aka my aunt's storage).

Mum is also letting me borrow Grandmother's car until I can get up a down payment on a car or Betsy is ready to get the Malibu. Knowing my luck, the latter will happen before I'm ready with the former.

So, yeah, I guess I'm back around to pimping the fundraiser. It's not my ideal way to try to deal with the issue, but it's going to have to do, because I am all out of fresh or helpful ideas.

To top it all off, I've had a pretty nasty ass headache since around Thursday, and it just got worse throughout today. So I've taken my migraine medicine for the first time in forever to see if it'll help me feel better tomorrow. Here's hoping.

And I guess I'm now gonna go throw myself at my bed, in the hopes that I'll feel better tomorrow. Later, all.


Friday, 9 March 2018 11:33 pm
apollymi: Hudson freaking out, text reads "Game over, man. Game over". I find this completely realisitc for the situation (Aliens**Hudson: Game over man! Game ove)
I really do think that that might be my most common subject line. Just like always, it's accurate today.

I feel like I've been beaten with a stick. Pretty much everything from the back of my neck to the small of my back is solid pain. I'm going to have to work through it tomorrow morning, though, because Mum and Charlie are coming to help us clear out the storage locker, so that we don't have to keep paying that $70 a month, especially when we will be having car payments starting soon.

All I really want to do tomorrow, though, is sleep. Just... sleep. All the sleep. It won't be happening, at least not until Mum and Charlie leave, but I'll just have to look forward to it until then. Right now, all I'm going to get is a cat nap, since it's late going to bed for me again. But that's okay, because there will be naps. Oh yes, there will be naps.

Anyway, time for that cat nap until the parentals arrive. Good night, all.

So damn tired

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 11:03 pm
apollymi: Draco & Slytherin company, text reads "Real friends help you crucio the witnesses" (HP**Draco: Real friends)
I am seriously a hair's breadth from just collapsing where I sit on the couch and not moving against for another month or so. I'm tired, my feet hurt, and I'm seriously one shaky little girl. I'm not sure what to make it of it, really.

I should be taking the time to type up all that I handwrote today, but I think I'm going to go straight to bed once I get this finished, but I've just got to make it that long. Getting this entry typed up is taking a lot longer than I thought it would.

So, I got approved for an auto loan at one of the three dealerships I've been talking to... so long as I can get up $1500 cash down payment. The place I'm approved at has one of the cars I like the look of best: a 2016 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 5M. It's not the one I want most (that would be this one), but it looks like a good, solid car that would last me a long while.

That said, it looks like Mum and Charlie (aka, Big Daddy Grumpy Bear) are coming Saturday to help me and [personal profile] katsuko clean out the storage locker, so that we can quit paying the $70 a month for it. Now if I can just find some other places to trim down money we're spending... Because car will mean that we're pretty much going to be living like paupers until either the car is paid off or we win the lottery... which would require we start paying the lottery.

And yeah, I got nothing. I need sleep, and I'm hoping I can go make that happen. Later.