Keeping Myself Busy

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Mood: 6

Nightmares: 0

I slept reasonably well last night. I woke up a few times but it didn’t take me too long to get back to sleep. I also don’t remember having any nightmares or bad dreams and I’m grateful for that. I woke up still feeling nervous but it wasn’t as bad as yesterday.

J and my mother-in-law were like really quiet this morning – I slept right through them getting ready to go out and didn’t wake up until well after they’d left.

My exercises went better today. It was much easier to relax and focus on what I was doing, and the exercises left me feeling better than I did when I got up. I find it interesting how much of a difference a successful round of mindfulness and worrying helps me for the rest of the day. If I don’t get a chance to do it or it doesn’t work out, I feel wrong all day.

I’m still feeling anxious but it’s nowhere near as bad as it was. I got out for my walk today and it was easier than it was yesterday, plus I didn’t clench my jaw as much so I didn’t get a headache. It was quite pleasant out – probably around -3C with only a slight breeze. I took the long route again and brought in the garbage cans when I got back.

When I checked the mail today I found that the replacement motor for the quadcopter had arrived. I spent some time trying to figure out how brushless motors work so I wouldn’t burn anything out if I hooked it up wrong. The good news is that it fits and after some fiddling (when I first soldered it in, it spun backwards) it started right up. I very, very carefully gave it a try to see if it would do the job:

I made it briefly lift off a few times and didn’t crash it into anything. It drifts quite a bit but it should be pretty easy to adjust for that.

Our vacuum cleaner stopped working the other night, so while I had my electronics stuff out for the quadcopter, I took it downstairs and checked it out with the multimeter. Everything looked normal so I plugged it back in and it started to work. I wonder if it overheated and just needed time to cool down. It’s nice we don’t have to buy another vacuum.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do tomorrow. Probably spend more time working on the quadcopter. A week or so ago, my mom challenged me to make a batch of bread by My 1st. I haven’t made any in a long time but it would be a good way to spend an afternoon – and who doesn’t like the smell of fresh bread?

Stay safe.

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