Sad face

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:28 pm
apollymi: Stitch lying on the beach with a lei, text reads "I like fluffy" (L&S**Stitch: I like fluffy)
Well, I was seriously hoping for two days off, but apparently we only get one "abundance of caution" day a month. :( I really wanted tomorrow off too, but I do have to go back to work after all, despite the weather stations calling for black ice on the roads.

All that said, I did enjoy the hell out of having a day off during the week. I'm not sure yet if it makes the week more tolerable, but I'll probably have an answer to that tomorrow.

From here until the end of February, I have some short weeks coming up. I have next Monday the 4th off for a middle of the day doctor's appointment with a gastroenterologist. I have the next Monday the 11th off for [personal profile] katsuko's birthday. And I have the next Friday the 22nd off for my birthday. I suspect that I'll end up having an endoscopy somewhere in there too. (I hope that's going to end up being sooner rather than later.)

And I'm now going to try to go to sleep to the dulcet sounds of sirens

Definitely brr

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:34 pm
apollymi: Stitch in a cape and hood, no text (L&S**Stitch: The... fuzzy blue alien kni)
Yesterday was cold as balls, but waiting at the train station today made it feel twice as cold. Damn traffic for being such a bitch anyway. I swear it gets worse by the day here. I do know that the commute to work is slowly taking longer and longer the more time I'm at Georgia State. I do not approve.

It's stupid late, but I'm gonna try to get some of this handwritten stuff typed up before I go crash in my bed. Good night, all.
apollymi: Doujinshi art, Roy & Ed, no text (FMA**Roy/Ed: These quiet moments)
What a damn day.

So, let's start at the beginning. On the way into work, I got a phone call from Anastasia: someone had run a stop sign and hit her car, while she was driving with her son. The front end of her car is a total mess, so she couldn't drive it. She called me, because (1) neither of us have a lot of other friends in this damn town and (2) our boss LaTrease hadn't answered her phone when she tried to call and let her know about the accident. So we ended up being without Anastasia and Glynda today. Normally, this would make for a huge bit of problems, but thankfully it was pretty slow for once.

I did get to leave work early, but then it was off to the train station and waiting at one of the local malls for [personal profile] katsuko to come pick me up and then go take care of my client's kitties. And then we were finally able to come home.

And when we were coming home, while I was on the phone with Mum, we saw a coyote crossing the street near our house.

So yeah, today was all kinds of weird. I'm glad it's over.
apollymi: Cloud leaning on Zack, text reads "Love will find a way" (FF7**Zack/Cloud: Love will find a way)
How the hell is this week not over yet?! It feels like it's been three weeks long, and yet somehow it's only Thursday?! I don't get it.

The swing side of this is that I've gotten to spend some lovely quality time with my girls. Boo has been the ultimate in love-love (purrs and cuddles and occasionally bathing me), while Luci has been joining me every time I go to the bathroom. Luci has even occasionally been sleeping on the bed with me, and Boo has been big on sitting in my lap and distracting me with cuddles while I'm trying to make words happen. It's been really nice... but now I'm hoping for some sleep and lots (and lots and lots) of writing this weekend.

Hopefully tomorrow will be... bearable at work at least. I'm just so ready for this week to be over. Like I can't even put into words how sick of it I am.

Randomly, I miss having a desk to write at. I feel like I got so much more done when I had an actual desk to write at.

And those are all my late night thoughts. Later, all.

Home again

Monday, 29 October 2018 11:33 pm
apollymi: Animated, Roy sparks the lighter, no text (FMA**Roy: Set the world aflame)
It is so damn good to be home again. God damn, that was a long ass drive, yes, but I'm glad to be home. The girlies were even mildly glad to see us.

I must admit to being a dork and having [personal profile] katsuko take some photos along the road on our way back, things that actually ended up relating back to original stuff in a particular fanfiction verse of ours. Amusingly, all the photos were Alabama, of signs for three different towns: Stockton, Spanish Fort, and Union Springs. We have an original character with the last name Stockton, who has set up base in a Spanish mission-style fort, outside a town named Union Springs... only all of these are in Arizona in the story. But it was amusing as hell to see them all show up in Alabama. (Apparently, there is also a Lester in Alabama, which is the last name of another original character in that same story, and that's even funnier.)

Anyway, it's stupid late. I fell asleep (or more accurately, passed the hell out) briefly, and so I'm still sort of awake, but I'm going to go lay in my bed and see if actual unconsciousness happens. Later, all!

Train wreck

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:52 pm
apollymi: Close ups of Arthur and Eames, no text (Incep**Eames/Arthur: Dream bigger)
Today was a bit of a train wreck at work. Hell, I was going around calling it a dumpster fire (and not in a good, fandom kind of way). Apparently, we had all kinds of technical issues at opening this morning, where two testing computers, the admin computer, and the printer were all down when Glynda got there (supposedly), so we were late getting people started in the morning, which made us late getting people in for the afternoon. Add to this Glynda and Richard being cynical ass bitches with exactly zero chill, multiply by anxiety, add in a MARTA train that was "experiencing major delays" (again), and you would have where I've been at most of the day today.

Either way, I'm going to go throw my ass in my bed before the ceiling falls in or something equally drastic.

Well, something

Monday, 15 October 2018 11:17 pm
apollymi: Princess Serenity sitting on a throne, deep in thought, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Contemplation (Serenity))
I can't believe it's the middle of October already. It doesn't seem like it should be possible, and yet... Somehow this year is almost over. I don't get it. I don't know how it happened. It doesn't seem like July was that long ago. Admittedly, though, further back than that is a little blurry.

I do have to say that I was going to Publix the other day, and I just got so damn confused because I couldn't figure out why we weren't turning down into the Monroe Street shopping center. Duh, because we aren't in Tallahassee. Which might not be the worst thing after Hurricane Michael. The last of my Tallahassee friends just got their power back on today, after all.

But... yeah... that's all I've got for myself for today. Good night, all.

Something

Monday, 1 October 2018 10:55 pm
apollymi: Hotaru skipping happily, text reads "The Hotaru-verse is a shiny and fluffy place with skipping" (SDK**Hotaru: It's a skipping happy unive)
Yeah, I’m not sure how much I really have to say for myself for today. I got a couple thousand words written on the phone. That’s pretty impressive to me because I’m not actually that great at writing on the phone. It’s kind of a pain in the ass actually.

In a house with four females, I’m the only one who is awake. I probably need to solve this issue. Possibly by laying down myself.

So... good night, all.

Wednesday

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 11:29 pm
apollymi: Stitch holding his head in pain, no text (L&S**Stitch: Headache)
How the hell is it only Wednesday?! I swear this week is fucking dragging by, and I don't like it. I'm ready for this week to be over. I'm ready to have a few days to myself, with just [personal profile] katsuko and the kitties around. The girlies are still behaving themselves, able to tolerate being in the same room for more than two seconds at the time. Luci has pretty much quit chasing Boo, and Boo is hardly hissing at Luci at all lately. (Enough so that I was able to migrate Boo's dishes and litter box out of my bedroom and back into the rest of the house. Yayz!)

It only took them a year.

I managed all of an hour and a half's sleep last night. I need to make myself fall asleep faster, but I really don't want to have to drug myself to do it. Maybe last night's lack of sleep will translate into me falling asleep earlier tonight.

Finally, I have a freaking headache, and the lights hurt it, and sounds hurt it, and smells hurt it... and every time I get a cramp hurts it. Maybe sleep will help with that too, because I have no good way of calling out of work any time soon. Glynda is out all of next week (so I'll probably be opening again, though hopefully not working open to close again too), and I still need to find out if my schedule will change any next week or not.

Anyway, yeah... I'm going to sleep if laying down will help the head or anything else. Good night, all.
apollymi: Quentin Collins on a dark green background, one eyebrow raised, no text (DS**Quentin: Oh really? (eyebrows))
This is going to be incredibly short. I’m having to make this entry from my phone, since the internet is down at the apartment. Not too sure why, though it might well be the weather, but I’m still trying.

Got a bit of the shopping done today, even if it did necessitate two trips to Walmart. (Ugh.) Just need to pick up some of the cold things, cat litter, and dry cat food, and we’ll be good to go.
apollymi: Usagi looking determined, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Determination)
I’m typing this from the future. I got busy and forgot to make this post until now, and now all I really want to do is sleep. Well, sleep and calling the Roswell PD if the fucking neighbor kids don’t shut the fuck up. It’s nearly one in the damn morning, and they’re still screaming and carrying on at top volume. And all I keep thinking is that I had a pleasant Facebook chat with Roswell PD about whether or not I can report the noise and lack of parental supervision to them.

I have a “double” shift tomorrow: I work from 7:30 (instead of 8:30) until my normal out time of 5:15. This is thanks to LaTrease being out (again) and there apparently being no one else who can open with Glynda, since Anastasia has to close with me and Richard is doing math placement. Which means I’ll need to come in 1 hour late another day this week, which I am surprisingly all right with. Usually I don’t much care for that idea, but I think I would enjoy the chance for a little extra sleep. Or more time trying to make words happen. One or the other.

Noooo

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.

Meh

Saturday, 12 May 2018 10:38 pm
apollymi: Goodnight and Faraday laughing, no text (Mag7**Faraday/Goodnight: Laughing)
It's a lazy Saturday all over again. I've managed to do even less than usual. I spent most of the day waiting for maintenance to show up to fix the living room light (shocker, they didn't come) and for a package to arrive from Amazon (that one did show up, even if it was only around 8:00 at night).

The neighbors got a goddamn shit ton of pizzas... so we ordered one too. I'm pretty damn sure ours was better.

Boo came out and visited me in the living room a few times, which was nice. I don't get enough of that since Luci moved in. But right now Luci is sleeping on top of the cat condo. Boo is bathing on top of the bookshelf. And [personal profile] katsuko is napping at the other end of the couch. So, all my girls in the same room, yay!

And by the time I finished typing that, I am now the only one awake in the living room, so...

I think it might be time to admit to defeat and lay down. Words are not exactly cooperating, and there's still a lot to do. So... Later, all.

Early for once

Thursday, 5 April 2018 08:04 am
apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba fanart, pastel colors, text reads "Jealous yet?" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Jealous yet?)
I'm doing this early for once. I want to have it out of the way so that I can just concentrate on typing this afternoon/evening. I want to get as much done as I can today, so that I can just catch up on sleep.

You see, my alarm decided to go off early this morning. Not my personal alarm, mind you: I could have just hit snooze and ignored it. It's a little harder to ignore the smoke detector, though. After some very noisy investigation, it turned out that the battery had gone dead, so we had to change that out. And let me say that it's damn impossible to go back to sleep after that.

And it's distracting trying to type this up while there are guys in furry costumes nearby.

All right, time to pack it up and head to work. Wish me luck.

Tired

Thursday, 29 March 2018 09:32 pm
apollymi: Ryou holding Thief King Bakura, text reads "Our Farewell" (YGO**Bakura/Ryou: Our Farewell)
Well, the work week is finally almost over. I'm starting to feel like it's never going to end, but I'm seriously pretty sure at this point that it might yet happen. Just... not as soon as I would have liked. Because I needed the work week to end about six months ago... or however long it's been.

So Saturday and Sunday, I have pet sitting with Sammy Sam the Grump Lord. I've kind of missed the mean little devil. Let's hope he hasn't missed bloodying me up. I can certainly live without that part of the reunion tour. I do need to touch base with his mum tomorrow to make sure everything is all set up for my visit.

And from Saturday until next Friday, I have a new baby to pet sit: Kitty. Though it's not terribly likely that I'll see a lot of her. Apparently, she's very, very shy. I also have to toss a little food and water at the hamsters.

[personal profile] katsuko and I are still making some pretty decent progress through Black Sails. In fact, we just finished watching the second season. Only two more seasons still to go. I'm still really enjoying it. [personal profile] katsuko is still wandering away and only really interacting when I react to something. So I guess she's not really as into it as I am.

Writing is going all right. I did somehow manage 1000 words last night, but I failed miserably at it the night before. I'm going to try to go big on Sunday to start off Camp NaNoWriMo April Edition, but I'm not slowing down if I can help it. At least a thousand words a day between now and then... and then at least 1667 a day throughout April... and then it'll be back to normal again.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to get the cable internet cut back on, so that we aren't reliant on the phones' hotspots to keep us somewhat online. We also have to pay a wee bit towards the power bill so the lights stay on and so forth.

And that's all I've got. Later.

Blegh

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:44 pm
apollymi: Chaucer looking annoyed, text reads "I will eviscerate you in fiction" (AKT**Chaucer: Eviscerate you in fiction)
I’m getting really sick and tired of writing out everything on my phone: journal entries, fanfic, really everything. It’ll be at least Friday before our home internet is something we can afford to renew, because our lives are ridiculous.

I feel so entirely drained, that I haven’t gotten all the work that I wanted to get done accomplished. I wanted at least 1000 words; if I break 500, I’ll be shocked. I wanted to pick up some around the house; yeah, right. A lot of it is apathy: I don’t have it in me to care right now. I mean, why bother? No one but me gives a fuck anyway. I could drop off the face of the earth, and no one would notice.

And gods, some days that is the most attractive idea I’ve ever heard: just saying fuck everything, and walking away. Just walking until I drop dead. I doubt anyone would even miss me.

So, yeah, why fucking bother.

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.

Blegh

Thursday, 1 March 2018 11:08 pm
apollymi: Typewriter and paper, text reads "Fanfic writer" (My Writing: Fanfic Writer)
I'm trying to decide if it's completely worth it to me to try to get over 1000 words for the day before I go to bed... or if I would rather go ahead and lay down now and see if I feel better tomorrow. I'm not sure if I'm tired or sick or just run down, but I'm definitely drained. Eh, either way I'll deal with it. I might not get everything I have handwritten typed up, but I'll go until I hit 1000 words and then I'll call it a day. Plan? Plan.

Tomorrow, I need to:
*Pay public storage
*Pay some of utilities
*Pay hosting fees
*Buy groceries
*Pay to do laundry

Yeah... rent is going to be late again this time. Damn it. At least March is a three paycheck month for me. Maybe we can get things settled up a bit better after that.

And I'm gonna go work on getting that handwritten bit typed up until I reach 1000 words... then I'm going to go crash and fucking burn. Later, all.

Back to work

Monday, 26 February 2018 10:28 pm
apollymi: Trunks sneaking a glance off to the side, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Corner of my eye)
It's been back to the old grindstone today, returning to GSU and trying to make it through the day without losing my mind. It's a bit of a bigger job than I had anticipated. But I also managed to get a goodly amount of writing done my own self. It wasn't my best bit of writing, I suppose, but it was a good number of words. I can always improve it at a later point in time.

The neighbors' smoke detector keeps going off. Not going off like they've burned something, but rather going off like they need to change the batteries. It's annoying me a bit.

We made a little progress in opening boxes in the living room today. We actually completely emptied one and sorted and repackaged part of another.

And I think that's all I've got in me for tonight, kiddies. I'm going to try to make sleep happen, if it will tonight. Later, all.

I...

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 09:27 pm
apollymi: Faraday at the card table, gun in hand, no text (Mag7**Faraday: Gambler)
I am so freaking tired that I'm not even sure how to put it into words.
I have spent most of the day popping pain killers like candy because I cannot get this headache to go away.
I keep thinking I want to call the Roswell cops on my neighbors because it's so late and his music is still so loud.
I am so freaking tired, but I'm not sleepy, and that's a pain in the ass.
I envy [personal profile] katsuko for being able to just drop off to sleep every night.
I am going to try to throw myself at my bed and see if anything resembling sleep happens.