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Vacations and I Do Not Play Well Together. Not Even on Christmas

I mentioned to BB earlier tonight that I don't believe I've had a completely injury- or illness-free vacation in years. And, I said, it's got to be me at fault, not the vacations. (A bit like the nice boy who wonders why he picks so many mean girls who break up with him ... it's not them, buddy ....) 

The back is still giving me trouble, and that means I still have to ask my beloved for sleeping aids. And that means he does without, so that I can sleep. There are times when I can say in utmost honesty that I don't deserve him. 

The poor man has been fighting our computer system, in an effort to set up a VPN that will allow us to acquire things that aren't anime. That would include, of course, the most recent Christmas special. Unfortunately, in setting up the VPN, our entire intranet system has become inoperable to some extent of which I know nothing. BB will take a run at it tomorrow, but he looks dejected tonight, and I wish I could make him feel better (this is on top of his own health problems, which have been less than pleasant lately. 

I have come to the reluctant conclusion that "Hearts and Moons" will pass the decade mark without completion. I have also come to the more chagrined realization that I may not get any fics done for 
[community profile] fandom_stocking . I'm almost done one, and about two-thirds done with another, but I suspect that I may have to stuff stockings with IOUs again. I think that's why I haven't put a link to my own stocking - which means, of course, that I'm not taking the advice I give to other people. Don't worry that you can't fill all the stockings you want to, I've told people. And here I am, worrying. 
I am a very silly woman. Then again, I am a silly woman in pain, whose closest relationship over the last 36 hours, other than with her beloved, has been with her heating pad. 


But the Christmas tree still looks beautiful. And my collection of TARDIS ornaments now stands at two, thanks to FB and Miss Em, and that's wonderful. So, pain or not, today has not been a total loss. Also, I've learned a lot about narwhals For Reasons, and that's also cool.  
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Dec. 29th, 2017 08:12 pm (UTC)
Argh :( I'm sorry about all that unpleasantness, dear. *hugs you*
Dec. 29th, 2017 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks, but don't worry; I'm feeling much better now, and the tree is still lovely and shiny, and I'm actually writing more today. And I learned about narwhals!!
Dec. 29th, 2017 08:59 pm (UTC)
Excellent :D That's good to hear! ♥
Dec. 30th, 2017 05:42 pm (UTC)
I wish I could say I was fully recovered, but I must learn to be patient. (And also I must remember never to build another bookcase. I'm too old for that kind of physical labor, apparently. Heh.)
Dec. 30th, 2017 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, and that can be pretty hard… I hope you feel better soon ♥ (And heh :P)
Dec. 30th, 2017 04:36 am (UTC)
Good to hear!
Dec. 30th, 2017 05:40 pm (UTC)
Indeed, although recovery is still far slower than I'd like."
Dec. 30th, 2017 04:36 am (UTC)
For what it's worth, I'm sorry about the back pain. Especially since it seems to be a recurring thing. Is there any way to treat the actual cause rather than just symptoms (though I suppose an equally pertinent question would be - if the treatment does exist, does your insurance cover it?)


As for the fandom stockings... I understand the feeling all too well, but, again, for whatever it's worth, it sounds like work work and union stuff kept you pretty busy. It probably couldn't be helped.

(Which probably isn't much of a consolation, but I had to try)
Dec. 30th, 2017 06:44 pm (UTC)
The back pain is a recurring thing, but this particular instance is affecting a different muscle and I can actually point to one thing - our construction of a new bookcase - as the reason the muscle is pulled. Luckily (knock wood), this has not turned into a back spasm, which is my normal nemesis. Again, something to be grateful for, as it's slowly getting better. Spasms are a whole 'nother bucket of nasty, as I've probably groused before.

I'm probably going to stuff stockings with IOUs, which I did last year, and finally did complete. I'm also going to create a few holiday pictures, which I'm reliably informed make people happy to get.

Which probably isn't much of a consolation, but I had to try

And it's much appreciated!

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