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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.

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The Human Need December 10, 2017

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Yesterday was a strange day.

I woke up feeling relatively all right, as the term “relatively” is used about myself these days. Frankly, it meant that I didn’t scream from the pain in the hand/arm/shoulder/neck/back when I got out of bed.

I went about the morning stuff, and took it fairly easy and didn’t feel all that bad. Since I’ve had some cabin fever of late and really did feel a bit better, I decided to go out and find some companionship. (No, not that way, silly readers! I’m not up for that at the moment, to be honest. But thanks for thinking it.

I risked taking a drive (given my current health state and the medication for pain I’m taking) over to Billings Bridge Centre, as I needed to pick up a 2018 calendar and just wanted some time among the (human) herd, so to speak. So where better than a shopping centre during the Christmas season?

I went up to the food court and had some lunch, and then headed over and picked up the calendar, though not the one I was looking for, before thinking of heading home. But I was quite relaxed and enjoying my time among the human herd. So I went and sat down at a nice, comfy bench with a good cushion on it, and sat and people watched for a couple of hours, and just…absorbed all the human (inter)action around me. By the time I left the shopping mall and got home, I was feeling somewhat more human again…though I did feel very pained in the body parts that are bothering me these days.

Woke up this morning very early, due to the bad pain in the hand/arm/shoulder/neck/back areas, and while I feel I know that I’m paying for the afternoon out, I’m feeling somewhat better about myself and a bit more human again. And that’s all that counts.

In the meantime, I feel like having pancakes for my late breakfast, and that’s what I’m going to do.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming November 17, 2017

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It’s another Friday…

…and that means it’s time for another Friday night gaming session. So, I’m getting ready for this evening’s game session with the Friday night group.

The pain that I’m suffering remains the same, and I’m still dealing with it in a bad way. The Friday night group are doing all right, so I’ll be running the game tonight. They’re pretty pleased about this, since we’ve missed the last couple of sessions of gaming. I’m looking forward to tonight’s game session of The Dark Eye this evening.

In the meantime, supper (of some form) needs to be made, and eaten. Then gaming.

Have a good night, folks.

Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming November 15, 2017

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Getting ready for an evening of gaming with the Wednesday night gaming group.

I’ve been having a rough time of it lately, and the pain in my left shoulder, neck, arm and back have gotten worse as time goes on (though I’m still not talking about what’s going on with me in that regard, as there’s too much to absorb still.

In the meantime, the Wednesday night gaming group will start play in their The Dark Eye RPG campaign, starting with character creation this evening for said game.

Hopefully, this will distract me somewhat from the pain that I’m in these days. However, for now I probably should get upstairs and make some supper.

Have a good evening, folks.

Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming November 1, 2017

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Getting ready for an evening of gaming with the Wednesday night gaming group.

It has been some time since the Wednesday night gamers have played an rpg game session, so I’m rather pleased that the players will be playing a game this evening. With any luck at all, I’ll be trying to wrap up the Coriolis – The Third Horizon game scenario that the players are currently involved with.

Still not feeling overly healthy myself, and the cough is very much present, but the players want to play (despite my illness) so how could I say no?

In any event, I need to grab some supper from upstairs and get to it.

Have a good evening, folks.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming October 27, 2017

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It’s Friday!

That means it’s time for another Friday night gaming session. So, I’m getting ready for this evening’s game session with the Friday night group.

I’ve still got my lovely head cold/flu, but it’s eased off somewhat though I’ve still got the cough (and stuff nose at times). The Friday night group are doing all right, so I’ll be running the game tonight. The Friday night gamers will be continuing on with The Dark Eye RPG this evening.

I’m looking forward to tonight’s session, though I hope the meds I’m taking for the cold/flu/whatever don’t make me overly “creative” tonight.

In the meantime, supper (of some form) needs to be made, and eaten. Then gaming.

Have a good night, folks.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming October 13, 2017

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‘Tis Friday, and that means it’s time for another Friday night gaming session.

So, I’m getting ready for this evening’s game session with the Friday night group.

I’ve got a terrible head cold (or maybe it’s the flu), but the Friday night group decided that they are willing to take the risk, and really want to game this evening. The Friday night gamers will be continuing on with The Dark Eye RPG this evening, and will actually continue the play of their first scenario (though I didn’t get that far into it last session).

I’m looking forward to tonight’s session, though I hope the meds I’m taking for the cold/flu/whatever don’t make me overly “creative” tonight.

In the meantime, supper (of some form) needs to be made, and eaten. Then gaming.

Have a good night, folks.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming October 1, 2017

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Getting ready for this afternoon’s game session with the Sunday players.

The Sunday afternoon gamers will be continuing on with The Dark Eye RPG this afternoon, hopefully wrapping up character creation (that they started last Sunday) and possibly getting into some basic mechanics examples and some sample combats.

I’m looking forward to this afternoon’s session, but at the same time am somewhat intimidated and nervous. (Not sure why.)

In the meantime, lunch needs to be eaten. Then gaming.

Have a good afternoon, folks.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming September 29, 2017

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Getting ready for this evening’s game session with the Friday night group.

The Friday night gamers will be continuing on with The Dark Eye RPG this evening, hopefully wrapping up character creation (that they started last Friday night) and possibly getting into some basic mechanics examples and some sample combats.

I’m looking forward to tonight’s session, but at the same time am scared silly. (Not sure why.)

In the meantime, supper is ready to be eaten. Then gaming.

Have a good night, folks.

Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming September 27, 2017

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It has been somewhat of a difficult day for me. My feet are hurting pretty badly, and my shoulder has been so bad that I’ve tried to use some Voltaren gel on it to ease the pain somewhat. Doesn’t seem to be helping, but that’s the story of my life.

As mentioned earlier today, the Wednesday gaming group is playing this evening, and I couldn’t be more happier. They’ll be continuing on with their game of Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening, and I’m looking forward to running that this evening.

For now, supper awaits.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂