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Happy New Year! January 1, 2018

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Happy New Year!

I would like to wish each and every one of my LiveJournal friends (and all my friends in other media who might be reading this) a safe, healthy, and Happy New Year. May the Goddess bless you with health, prosperity, safety, and good cheer for the coming year.

Happy New Year, one and all! 🙂

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New Year’s Eve Thoughts December 31, 2017

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And so, here we are, once again. New Year’s Eve.

I haven’t planned to do much this New Year’s Eve, other than to relax and have a relatively quiet evening, and I don’t expect that to change. I’m in a heck of a lot of pain due to the cervical spine issues I’m dealing with, and truth be told am not really all that mobile at the moment. I’m just looking forward to ringing in the new year as quietly as I can, and it seems fitting that I’ll be doing so on my own with a bottle (or two) of beer.

Not even sure that I’ll be awake at the stroke of midnight, depending on how I’m feeling and all.

In any event, I would like to wish all my friends a very safe, healthy, and Happy New Year. Be good to yourselves, be good to each other, and I’ll catch you here again in 2018. 🙂

Final Day of 2017 December 31, 2017

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It’s the last day of 2017.

Thank Goddess this year is coming to an end. While there have been some good moments this past year, 2017 saw too many deaths of beloved figures in both music and entertainment, a U.S. government that wreaked all manner of changes and most not for the better in the world, and the senseless slaughter of too many people world-wide in acts of terrorism and sheer evil. Add to that the rough times I’ve had this year health-wise (especially during the last four months of the year), and in other regards that I’ve not discussed this year, and… Well, to reiterate, good riddance to 2017.

It’s a Sunday morning, so I’m sitting here at home taking it relatively easy. The weather outside is brutally cold, and the snow was coming down when I woke up, and I feel as if I’ve not really slept all that well last night. Well, actually I didn’t. I don’t intend to do a lot of stuff today, and I’ll see how I feel later in the day.

Time to clean the dishes, and take a nice, hot shower. Hopefully the latter will make me feel somewhat better.

How I Spent My Christmas Day December 26, 2017

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Yesterday was Christmas Day. Being a single fellow, with little family left in the world, and not celebrating Christmas to boot, ’twas a day where I got to spend much of it on my own. Well, actually all of it.

Suffice to say, the day passed relatively uneventfully. I was in a lot of head/neck/shoulder/arm/hand pain when I woke up, and realised it was a lost day. I managed to make a pancake breakfast (with sugar free syrup) for myself, but that didn’t help the pain that I was in, in fact making it somewhat worse.

The rest of the day was spent napping, doing a bit of (gaming) reading, watching a DVD (I can’t remember what, will have to get it off the watched shelf and see what it was… it was the Doctor Who DVD of “The Power of the Daleks”), and just trying to sit in chairs and in a comfortable position that didn’t make me want to scream in pain from the problem(s) mentioned above. Listened to a bit of music, predominantly Annie Haslam and some Renaissance, and was able to mellow out somewhat. Only heard from one person during the day, and that was Kathy. She called to find out how I was doing, to wish me a Happy holiday season, and to tell me that Ellie had loved the Christmas present I’d made sure she’d received.

I managed to struggle through making supper, and treated myself to a couple of latkes (a Hanukkah tradition) with some apple sauce for dessert. After cleaning the dishes away, I sat back and watched the Doctor Who Christmas special, “Twice Upon a Time”. What can I say about it? It was a lovely episode, a fitting end for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, with masterful performances by both Capaldi and David Bradley (as the First Doctor), and introduced new Doctor Jodie Whitaker in a sequence that left me waiting to see what comes next. There was some stuff that I didn’t like about the episode, but I won’t get into that simply because I don’t have the energy and typing just isn’t that easy these days. I’m going to miss Peter Capaldi’s Doctor for the most part, but won’t miss Steven Moffat’s showrunning.

After the story wrapped up (1-1/2 hours, including adverts), I took my nightly insulin shot, took my evening pill and some of the Gabapentin, and had an early night of it. Once in bed, I read for about twenty minutes, and then tried to get some sleep.

Jethro Tull: “A Christmas Song” December 25, 2017

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Seeing as it’s Christmas, I thought I would post up this Jethro Tull Christmas video. Fits the season, for sure. 🙂

A Merry Christmas to All December 25, 2017

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It is the season, as they say.

As one of my favourite series of French comics said:

A Merry Christmas to all! 🙂

Ho! Ho! Ho! December 24, 2017

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‘Tis the 24th of December, and thus ’tis Christmas time.

While I was born Jewish and am more pagan than anything else these days, I just want to wish all my WordPress friends and those who read WP from time to time a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hogswatch, and a Happy Holiday season.

Take care of yourselves, be good to yourselves, and remember, as a nice Jethro Tull song says: “The Christmas spirit is not what you drink.”

Merry Christmas, everyone! 🙂

Happy Winter Solstice! December 21, 2017

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Happy Winter Solstice!

There’s good news, and bad news. The good news is that the days start to get longer as of today! The bad news is that it’s been a pretty snowy, not all that mild winter so far, so I suspect this year that winter is just getting started on us, and there’s going to be a lot snow and cold temperatures this year1. But one takes the good with the bad. 🙂

Winter weather. Bah, humbug!

1 But we don’t need to be worried about climate and environmental change! Right!!!

Wednesday Gaming on Holiday Season Hiatus December 20, 2017

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Gaming is off for this evening, and for the rest of what is left of 2017, as the Wednesday night players do the Christmas and New Year’s things.

There’s a possibility that I might run a one-shot or two during the rest of the holiday season, but that’s not all that likely. Still, one never knows.

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled December 17, 2017

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Gaming with the Sunday afternoon group is off for this afternoon once more.

SteveR is still recovering from what he’s been going through this past month (long story, and not mine to tell), and while Tammy’s available to play this weekend she’d rather not game without SteveR. This isn’t a bad thing, to be perfectly honest, as my health problems with the pain in the shoulder, arm, hand, neck, and head are still extremely bad, so we won’t be playing this afternoon.

I am sorry that I’m not going to be able to actually start the The Dark Eye campaign with the first scenario with the Sunday group again, but things are what they are.