Friday at last

Friday, 1 February 2019 09:09 pm
apollymi: Usagi holding Luna, Artemis, and Diana, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Kitties!)
Okay, wow, I am so very out of it. I've been stumbling over words and zoning in and out most of the day, but at least it hasn't hit me in the word count, so I'll take it.

Don't you hate it when there's a food you want but the only way to get it is to make it? And you have none of the ingredients (or time, or brain space enough) to make it yourself? That's where I am right now with my flavored oyster crackers. I've been snacking on them since Christmas, because they sit all right on my stomach, but I'm pretty much out now, and it makes me sad.

It's pretty much so stupidly late that it's come back around to early. I'm going to see if my bed will accept me for a few hours. Later, all.

Noooooo

Monday, 21 January 2019 11:08 pm
apollymi: Chapter 301 of manga, redeeming power of love, text reads "Even Kyo and Yuya get shojo sparkles" (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: Shojo sparkles?)
Nooooo, I don't want to go back to work tomorrow. I quite enjoyed my long weekend, even if it felt incredibly short at times. I know a lot of that was thanks to my sleep issues, but what can you do when they strike, unfortunately.

I did manage to get that handwritten bit typed up finally. It only took me three or four days. Whoops. But it's done now. I'm not going to feel guilty about how long it took me to do.

I finally got that diffuser purchased and going for Luci. I'm hopeful it will help with whatever is causing her over-grooming issues. To further move things along, I have also purchased flea medication for her and Boo. Strike on all fronts, is what I'm saying.

And now, bed, because unfortunately, it has yet to snow, so I seriously doubt we'll get to sag out of work tomorrow.

Exhaustion

Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:58 pm
apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba fanart, pastel colors, text reads "Jealous yet?" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Jealous yet?)
I feel like I could just keel over from exhaustion right here and now. I did manage to sleep last night, at least for a few hours, but it certainly wasn't enough. Even grabbing a catnap during the day didn't really seem to help much. In fact, it really just rather leaves me feeling like I've wasted part of my weekend, not a feeling I particularly cherish.

In a bout of ongoing weirdness, yoghurt continues to sit quite fine on my stomach, while milk itself is a terrible, terrible idea. Cheese and butter are likewise okay. Potatoes are hit and miss, as are quinoa and couscous: I seem to do okay on them when I'm at home, but if I try to eat them at work, it gets bad. I just don't know.

So tired

Saturday, 19 January 2019 11:12 pm
apollymi: Zack looking confused, text reads "WTF?" (FF7**Zack: WTF?)
I'm in that nebulous point where I'm bloody exhausted and so far beyond tired... but I'm not sleepy. Not really anyway. And even though I'm this level of tired, my brain just doesn't want to shut off. Granted, all it's doing is spinning its wheels with loads of useless trivia facts and "shouldn't I check Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram again" and so forth. I'm not going to entirely blame it on having caffeine so late at night... nor on how late we had dinner either.

I am happy to note that my usual Taco Bell fare didn't do anything untoward to my stomach, though. Pizza with red sauce was a bad thing, though.

I think tomorrow I'm going to try to make myself get some of all this handwritten stuff dealt with, so I can declutter a little bit.

Something

Thursday, 17 January 2019 11:25 pm
apollymi: Split icon, top close-up of Ripley's face in color, bottom close-up of Hicks' face in b&w, no text (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Stares)
This is just going to be an incredibly short post, mostly because I'm about to go the hell to sleep sitting up at this rate, which is probably not a great thing. I'm not even sure if I'm making sense at this point. I'm tired. My head hurts. I'm cold.

We're pretty much at the end of the food that I've been readily able to eat... and yet now ramen noodles are causing me stomach issues. Let that digest. Ramen noodles. The same thing I've eaten pretty much my whole life, especially when I'm broke af... like right before payday. FML.
apollymi: Annie smiling happily, text reads "omg squee!" (BH**Annie: OMG! Squee!)
Another night of poor sleep, but at least I had Boo to keep me company. She has been a lap lump pretty much all day today, except when she was experiencing kitten crazies. (You know that thing people always talk about with pitbulls? The zoomies? Kitties most assuredly get them too. We just call them "the kitten crazies" in our case.)

Other than that, not much to say for today. I tried to get caught up a bit on sleep. I wrote a bit. I ate some pretty damn good Indian food. I watched a lot of YouTube documentaries with [personal profile] katsuko. I reread [archiveofourown.org profile] Hazel_Athena stories. I paid some bills. I put in the order for our groceries. All in all, it was a good but quiet day.

Now I need to go find where my phone has decided to disappear to, and then I'm gonna give bed a try. Good night, all.
apollymi: Kyle and Sarah, text reads "Come with me if you want to live" (Term**Kyle/Sarah: Come with me)
I wish I could say that I managed to be productive or useful at all today, but the most I've managed to accomplish was remembering to feed the kitties, taking care of my cat sitting gig, and making my soup for the week. That's it. I dropped [personal profile] katsuko off at work, did the pet sitting thing, and then came home, intending on being productive: working on the rec archive, unloading and loading the dishwasher, making soup and maybe even myself some lunch, and so forth. Instead, though, I passed out on the end of the couch once I got home and pretty much stayed there until it was nearly time to go get [personal profile] katsuko back from work.

But I'm gonna try to get a little closer to caught up tomorrow. Here's hoping anyway.
apollymi: Stitch lying on the beach with a lei, text reads "I like fluffy" (L&S**Stitch: I like fluffy)
Wow, okay, let's see if I can think of anything to say for today. I had intended to get a lot of writing done today, but sadly, it didn't turn out going that way. Instead I ended up working on the Mag7 Recs Site we were discussing in Discord yesterday. Some eight or nine hours later... I have the beginnings of a site up here... and it's even one that plays nice on mobile devices, if you're willing to go into landscape mode.

But seriously, that's just about all I've done all day. I took a brief break to eat and another to go do my kitty sitting, and that's pretty much been it. I feel like I'm going to see WordPress themes and code and blocks in my sleep, to say nothing of tables. Oh gods, the tables.

Still, let's see how it goes. Maybe I'll just actually pass the fuck out, since I didn't sleep a wink last night.
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
Well, I can't say that I'm feeling any better. I'm taking as much zinc as I can stand to in order to try to cut this off before it gets really bad, since -- as always -- I can't take time off work to try to rest and recuperate.

I'm really about sick of all this rain. It's been what? Four or five days of pretty much straight rain. I'm starting to feel a bit like a drowned rat here. And it's supposed to keep going another few days. Is it... wrong to hope that someone declares that it isn't safe to cross the Chattahoochee so I can't go to work?

I need sleep. I think I'm gonna go give it a try.
apollymi: Vachon leaning close over Nick's shoulder, no text (FK**Nick/Vachon: Heartbreakers)
Well, today was almost productive. [personal profile] katsuko and I went to one of the local Panera Breads, and we both got a bit of writing done. I don't think either of us got as much done as we wanted to, but we both managed writing, which is still a good thing either way.

Even better, I managed to get some sleep last night, which was damn nice. I'm hoping for some more again tonight. It has helped me improve my concentration a little bit, and I can't help thinking that, if I got a couple of decent nights' sleep, I could rock out on the rest of NaNoWriMo... but I'm none too sure on the likelihood of that happening.

And that's all I've got for today. I'm gonna try to start getting really caught up tomorrow. (My plan had been to start on that today, but I think a little bit more sleep was needed for that. Whoops.)

Anyway, good night and so long, my freaky darlings.
apollymi: Tracy on the phone, looking very unimpressed (FK**Tracy: Not impressed)
OMG, apparently, I was very, very wrong yesterday. I said I was going to go to sleep. Yeah, no, that didn't happen. I might have catnapped here and there, but I still have yet to sleep since the few hours I got on Thursday night/Friday morning. I am tired enough that I damn near can't see straight and my head won't quit hurting... but I'm still not sleepy.

I didn't get a lot of writing done today, mostly because I couldn't concentrate enough to see straight, but I did end up watching The Devil's Carnival and The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia!, which were... interesting. Good, but odd, if that makes sense.

And yeah, that's all I've got for today. Good night, all. Wish me the ability to sleep tonight.
apollymi: Faraday staring off, no text (Mag7**Faraday: Middle distance)
Okay, you guys, I am super glad today is over. I'll be even more ready for this week to be over. I'm tired all the time, almost beyond words, I keep a headache, I'm tired and grouchy... and yet I can't sleep. Not for more than two or three hours at the time anyway. That seems to be just enough to let me get a few hundred words written and make it through the day without biting anyone's head off... but not enough for me to function well.

And yes, I'm still behind on NaNoWriMo. I'm still hopeful that I can get caught up, but it's looking less and less certain. But I'm not giving up yet. Maybe the weekend will be good for writing. We'll see.
apollymi: Kyle holding his head, text reads "*facepalm*" (Term**Kyle: *facepalm*)
I lost a few hours on this. I sat down to try to make words happen, both on the train and on my way home on the train... but I'm so damn tired that nothing is happening. I start losing time when I'm this kind of tired, and I'm not sure, honestly speaking, if I'm falling asleep for a few minutes at the time or if I'm just so completely zoned out that I've got, I just can't tell. I think the headache's get a little worse each time I zone back in or wake up or whatever.

So despite the best intentions that I have, it's just not going so great.
apollymi: Hicks holding Ripley as Ripley holds Newt, text reads "Family" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley+Newt: Family)
Okay, seriously, I need words to start cooperating. And yeah, granted, that might happen if I actually lay down and get some real sleep, instead of little catnaps here and there throughout the weekend, because maybe then I would be able to concentrate for more than two seconds at the time. To that effect, I'm going to knock off early even though I still haven't come close to my needed word count. Again.

So yeah, I still didn't get anywhere near my needed word count on any day this month except the 1st. I'm hoping that I'll be able to start making that up soon. Once the sleep kicks in, ya know? I deliberately haven't been looking at anyone else's NaNo totals at all, lest I get more discouraged with myself.

And now I'm finally going to hie myself off to bed. Good night, my freaky darlings.

More from home

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 11:24 pm
apollymi: Trunks just after landing a punch, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Won't back down)
Seriously, I'm a little shamed of how much rest I still need. Granted, it was a very "go go go" kind of weekend, yes, but I think it has been more the long drive home than anything else that has me so damn exhausted. I think I've fallen asleep three or four times during the day today, only one of which was intentional.

No real writing. Mostly all I did today was reading and editing. Given that NaNoWriMo is right around the corner, I'm okay with that.

Saturday

Saturday, 13 October 2018 10:34 pm
apollymi: Split icon, top close-up of Ripley's face in color, bottom close-up of Hicks' face in b&w, no text (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Stares)
What an absolutely and completely lazy ass bitch I've been today. I've barely gotten up off the couch. I've napped, read Venom fanfic, dozed, read more fanfic, ate dinner when [personal profile] katsuko got home from work, watched Ocean's 8, read more fanfic, dozed some more, and started working on this (while reading fanfic). And I've had a lot of Boo cuddling me on the couch, so that's been nice too.

All that said, [personal profile] katsuko's very obviously ready for bed, so I'm gonna go on back the hall and either sleep... or resume reading on my phone. Good night, all.

Sleepy

Sunday, 7 October 2018 10:30 pm
apollymi: Sarah reading a book, text reads "can't talk reading fanfic" (Labyrinth**Sarah: Can't talk - Fanfic!)
I think I kinda hate the fact that Sunday is almost over. I've spent so much of the day sore and unwilling to move too much because I'm sore that the day flew by in a daze. I deliberately didn't let myself drift off because I wanted to be able to go to bed at a semi-decent time, but I still feel like I missed a lot of the day. But between the nausea and the aches, that might not be the worst thing ever.

What I didn't do was any writing. I ended up reading a lot of fanfic, though, which was nice, because it will hopefully give me some ideas of things to play around with.

So, yeah, not much to say for myself for tonight. I'm going to go throw myself at my bed and see what happens. Good night, my freaky darlings.

Sunday

Sunday, 23 September 2018 10:26 pm
apollymi: Vasquez firing two guns, flames behind him, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Fire)
Two lazy days in a row. It's some kind of a miracle. A miracle, I tell you! I still feel like I could just drop off to sleep sitting up, but it's not nearly as bad as it has been being. So getting a bit of extra sleep during the weekend has helped a bit.

One of the stories I had been working on turned up blank, so I spent most of the day trying to get it back on Scrivener. Eventually, I found an old copy from a few months ago. So rather than losing the entire story, I only lost about 5,000 words of it. So... yay?

I guess it's time to try sleep again, so wish me luck. Good night.

Lazy

Saturday, 22 September 2018 11:03 pm
apollymi: Kaiba and Bakura, close up on faces, text reads "Don't fear the reaper" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Don't fear the reape)
Today has been a lazy, lazy Saturday. Maybe the laziest I've had in a while. I didn't even leave the house at all today, and I'm oddly okay with this. I guess I should have been listening to my body more of this week, because it's been telling me that I was exhausted and instead I ended up spending so much of today passed out unconscious on the couch. Whoops.

I spent a lot of time rereading back through some of my Shelter content. I did not spend as much time writing as I wanted to, but maybe [personal profile] katsuko and I will do some of that tomorrow.

I need to get off Mac of All Trades. I can eyeball and drool over the refurbished Macs on there all I want, but that doesn't mean that I can afford any of them right now.

Anyway, it's past sleep time now, so I'm going to go back the hall and see if I can't make that happen.

Friday!

Friday, 21 September 2018 11:55 pm
apollymi: Lina, falm palming, giant sweat drop, no text (Slay**Lina: Fuckwittery (Facepalm))
It's finally Friday! Seriously, it seems like every week I end up saying that I spent the week thinking that the weekend was never going to get here. This week has definitely been a case of that.

That said, I managed to get a little writing done. And I did finally managed to get the handwritten stuff from Wednesday typed up today, so there is a that. Progress! I now konw that I'm not just hearing things when I'm too tired to deal. There is a that.

I accidentally ended up drifting off here on the couch, so I'm going to go throw myself at my bed. G'night.