Going Shopping Tomorrow (No Nightmares)

Song: Song from 1980s Finesse Shampoo Commercial (AGAIN)

Mood: 6.5

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Pack

Once again, I fell asleep on the couch, but this time I fell asleep with my legs crossed and propped up on the ottoman so in addition to the usual fell-asleep-on-the-couch issues, today I feel like my knees and ankles are made out of old screws wrapped in sandpaper. Woe is me, and extra woe because it’s my own damn fault again. I should set up a camera to see what actually happens. Do I say, “oh, I’m tired so I should get up aZZZZZZZZ,” or do is it something like, “I’m kinda comfy here so maybe I’ll just sit for a couple more minutZZZZZZZ,” or is there suddenly a really bright light that hypnotizes me and lifts me off the couch and up to a waiting flying saucer for a round of good old-fashioned alien probing?

No nightmares last night, though, which I’m quite happy about. Oh, and I woke up this morning with my CPAP hose wrapped around my neck and the machine just a couple of centimetres from falling off the nightstand. Part of me wonders if I was snoring a bit too much again and J got mad…

Another slow start today but things went alright and after I got up to speed I kept quite busy and got a lot of stuff done. Another thing done on the printer, some more tidying, some more writing, and some more thinking.

I had an idea for something else that I’d like to try that may also help some people out. Everybody knows about Wikipedia, but a while ago FA introduced me to the Simple English Wikipedia, where the articles should be just as detailed as Wikipedia but using “… Basic English vocabulary and shorter sentences,” as the main page for simple.wikipedia.org says. I used it for some of that volunteering I was doing and I looked up The Undertones. The Wikipedia article is about 3500 words long. The Simple English Wikipedia? 17. So maybe I can pitch in and do something about that. I should bounce this off FA – she knows a lot about the Wikipedia stuff.

I think I mentioned this a few days ago, but I don’t think I’ve noticed any problems (or anything at all, actually) from reducing the venlafaxine after my last appointment with Dr W. I think/hope this is a good sign that I’ll be able to reduce it some more in the future. I have no problem with taking medication that helps me, but if I can take less and still be okay, I’d rather do that.

The volunteering I was going to do tomorrow is off and we’ll pick up again next week. Instead, FA is going to come over tomorrow for another round of geeking out and scheming and burritos and talking and all kinds of stuff! I think we’re going to pay the hardware store a visit, too, which will be neat. There’s always at least a handful of unlabelled things in that store that neither of us have seen before so we spend time turning it over and trying to figure out what it is or what it does.

Stay safe.

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