Aaaand I Fell Asleep On The Couch

Song: “Heart of Glass” by Blondie

Mood: 7

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Pack

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence but last night after making the change to my quetiapine, I fell asleep on the couch. I haven’t done that for quite a while now and I didn’t have anything pressing going on today so it wasn’t the end of the world, but I woke up around 5:30AM with a headache and a sore throat and stumbled into bed to sleep for another few hours.

I had a really strange dream last night. It wasn’t a nightmare, didn’t wake me up… but it was strange. All I remember about it now was that I kept picking up a green can of Pringles (after doing some research I think it must’ve been sour cream & onion flavour) then flipping it up in the air end over end and then missing it when I tried to catch it. Over and over again. It was spring, the leaves and grass were that nice bright green, it was a clear day, and I was standing in the garden in the back yard. Toss, flip, drop, pick up. Toss, flip, drop, pick up. Over and over.

Despite all that, today was not a bad day. It wasn’t until mid-afternoon before the headache went away but I got quite a bit of stuff done. Lots of sorting and tidying, although you wouldn’t know it by looking at it… but like they say, you’ve gotta break some eggs if you’re gonna make an omlette.

My sister asked me if I could print her a coin holder thing. It didn’t take me too long to draw up a little proof-of-concept thing that I think will work. I printed it up and sent a couple of pictures to her and it looks like I understand what she wants, so that’s good.

I finally got my stuff together and sent out my texts today. First time since Christmas. I was getting texts from people asking if I was okay or if my phone was dead, stuff like that. I found a bunch more silly little video clips to send, too, so I should be set to send them regularly again. I enjoy sending them out – it’s a little way to say hello and hopefully one or two people will find the video amusing.

I’ve been doing my sleep diary, but the forms Dr C gave me to fill out have really small spots to write and no room for extra stuff like nightmares so I’m just doing up a spreadsheet. Hopefully that’ll be okay. I don’t think she’s analyzing my handwriting or anything like that.

Hopped onto the message forum for the Star Trek game I play and got there just in time to watch all kinds of drama unfold. I get that people have different opinions and like different things, but yeesh – it’s a game. Calm down. Hmm… now that I think about it a bit more, something like that would’ve bothered me a lot more a year ago.

Found a flashlight that I had long given up looking for today. It’s a great little penlight that my nephew gave me years ago and it was stuck behind the padding in a laptop case. The battery hadn’t leaked and it still worked, too. Now that I’m thinking of it, I’m pretty sure the last time I used it was during a work trip to Colorado back in… 2011? Something like that. Anybody who’s been around me in a store knows I really like flashlights (you can’t have too many of them, there are all sorts of different kinds and sizes for different jobs, they’re really handy when it’s dark, and they generally don’t go bad), so having the little guy back is good.

Tomorrow I plan to do some more sorting/tidying/throwing out, take another run at the kitchen, work on that coin holder for my sister, and puzzle over some electronic modules I’ve never used before. Oh, and I also have to call the clinic and make the appointment for my arm surgery. Thursday I still plan to go over and volunteer for a while at the church, and Friday I have that appointment with the lung doctor.

Stay safe.

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