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Good Friday Morning April 14, 2017

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Woke up this morning, Good Friday, feeling somewhat tired, and somewhat sick. I tossed and turned most of the night, my feet hurting me after yesterday’s Footcare session/appointment. On top of that, I’m coughing again with a bit of chest pain. Not sure whether the warmer weather has contributed to that, or I’m just not over the illness/bug that I seem to have had forever now.

Since today is Easter Friday, I am not obliged to work today. That said, given that I’ve been off for a while due to illness, other than working at home for most of last week, I’ve (wisely) decided to work today, and it’s been a quiet day at the office, as expected, with only a handful of people in the office (including Donna). That said, I will be taking Monday off, and have a long weekend so to speak. In the meantime, I plan to take it easy for the rest of the day after I leave the office, and will be running the Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening with my Friday gaming group, as per usual on Easter Friday. I may spend a bit of time this afternoon going over some old Atomic Highway gaming stuff; see how I feel when I get home from the office.

Right now, however, I’m going to make myself a cup of good, hot tea.

A Busy Afternoon March 9, 2017

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It’s Thursday in the Ottawa valley. The temperature has dropped, though not as low as it’s going to get over the weekend, but the sun is out so hopefully the day will feel warmer than it has so far.

Promises to be a busy day. After work, I’ve got to go for my Footcare appointment, then to the hospital for a PSA blood test, and finally for a haircut. Then I’ll think about lunch.

Gods, but I feel tired already!

Wednesday Morning Thoughts February 22, 2017

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Shaping up to be a comfortable, almost spring-like day here in the Ottawa valley. Rather strange for a February, but I won’t complain about this if you readers don’t either. 🙂

Work has been somewhat tiring this morning, but part of that is attributable to the fact that a) I’ve still got this bug, whatever it is, though I suspect it’s bronchitis, and b) the fact that I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night as I kept waking up from the coughing. The good news is that I have my regularly scheduled doctor’s appointment for this afternoon, so hopefully he’ll be able to figure out and tell me what I’ve got, and then we’ll go from there.

I won’t be gaming this evening with the Wednesday night group, as tonight is their off week, so I’ll be able to just sit back, and perhaps do some reading or watch some more of the Scott Tournament of Hearts on TSN. Some curling, hot drink, and relaxing on the couch with a book – sounds just about right for me at the moment.

Wednesday Morning Thoughts February 15, 2017

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Had a pretty rough night. I started getting nerve spasms again in my left foot around 10:00 pm last night, and they were very…strong. I took a couple of Tylenol, but that didn’t help, though I guess it made me feel sleepy (they always do). I went to bed, but slept very little and to be honest, I felt like I was losing my mind somewhat around 3:30 am. Suffice it to say, I managed a few cat naps here and there overnight, but woke up feeling woozy and tired, and the spasms haven’t stopped.

At about the right time for leaving for work, took one look outside at the falling snow (we’ve had about 15cms more of the white stuff overnight), and decided that I would work from home. The office was fine about this, so that was good. Besides, the way I was feeling at the time, it would not have been a good idea to go anywhere. And I think that taxis were at a premium around that time. So have been working from home, despite the fatigue and exhaustion.

Regardless, I still have to go out this afternoon. I have my regular, 6-month appointment with my endo at the Diabetes Clinic in mid-afternoon (not a good time of the day, ’cause he always falls behind), and I have to say that I’m not looking forward to that at all. I don’t think my diabetes numbers are good, and I’m also worried somewhat about my PSA blood test results (though I know they’re not as accurate as having an actual biopsy done); I just have to wait and see what he says.

Gaming-wise, the Wednesday night gamers are supposed to be playing this evening, though Donna told me that she’d get back to me later in the day about this. While they want to start playing the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG, I’m not sure whether I’m ready to do so. They still need to do up their characters for the game, and I can manage that I suspect, but we’ll see whether we game tonight or not. There’s a lot of snow to clean up everywhere, and I’m not sure if it’s supposed to snow some more today or not.

Thursday Morning Blahs February 2, 2017

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Had a very busy, very hectic day here at the office.

The fact that I have what appears to be a head cold, and am having definite problems with my feet is just adding to my misery today.

I can’t wait to get home from the office today, but that won’t be for a few more hours now.

Just hope that it’s warmed up a bit outside.

Life of JohnK, 01/23/17 Monday Edition January 23, 2017

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It’s the start of a new work week.

It has been a quiet morning here at the office. While work is going on around me, my primary role this morning has been supervisory stuff as well as a meeting with my own boss. I dislike these meetings because of some of the situations that arise after them, and today was no exception.

In weather news, the next few days are likely going to be miserable here in the Ottawa valley. While today (Monday) is going to be fine, the snow will begin tonight with between 10 and 15 cms. of the white stuff expected, and then there will be mixes of snow, rain, and freezing rain for part of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and possibly more bad weather at the end of the week. Ah, winter in Ottawa. *sigh*

Health-wise, things are not good. I’ve got a bad blood blister on the big toe on my left foot with another one potentially developing there, and to top things off there may be one developing or in progress on the hammertoe of my right foot (yes, my driving foot). This, despite the expert footcare that I receive. *sigh* I’ve been doing my best the last few days taking care of my feet, but I’m still hurting quite a bit and am not comfortable walking. As Donna commented this morning, “You’re walking like a cripple”.

Anyway, back to my cup of chai tea and some more work.

Friday Morning Thoughts January 13, 2017

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Woke up this morning after a restless night’s sleep spent tossing and turning. Managed to get my feet caught up in the sheets, and woke at the usual time with my right leg slightly numb from the constriction.

I don’t feel too tired, to be honest, but it’s been a busy morning of work here at the office. Friday being what it is, there have been several meetings to figure things out for next week, so it’s been a busy morning.

Looking forward to going home for the weekend, and having a bit of a rest. Since the forecast is for extremely cold weather, I think maybe I’ll hibernate. 🙂

Wednesday Morning Thoughts January 4, 2017

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Woke up this morning somewhat tired, under the weather, and a bit depressed. The view outside the window, gloomy and snowing, didn’t help my mood, but I hauled myself out of bed and got ready for breakfast, and then work.

I got to work around 7:00 am this morning, and after checking what was on the agenda for the day at the office, had my first cup of herbal tea. Feeling somewhat better now, no doubt aided by the fact that I’m relatively busy and have been thinking about the afternoon and this evening’s plans.

In the meantime, back to work.

Friday Morning Thoughts…Brrrrr!!! December 16, 2016

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Friday morning.

Last day of the work week, and the Friday before the Christmas weekend. It’s a brutally cold day here in the Ottawa valley. As I write this, the temperature outside is a frigid -24oC (that’s -11.2oF for my American friends), and that’s without the wind chill factor.

To add insult to injury, there’s been a problem with the heating system here at work for the last day or so, and I’m sitting here at my desk wearing a sweater and my indoors hoodie. And have already had a hot cup of cinnamon tea already here at the office.

There’s almost no one here today at the office, only around 6 to 10 of my fellow workers, and the Christmas party is at noon today. Should be interesting, to be sure.

The weather forecast for the weekend is pretty dreadful, with a lot of snow and freezing rain over the course of Saturday and Sunday, so I’m not sure how much gaming I’ll be getting in this weekend. That said, I’ve got some stuff I’m working on for the Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet RPG campaign that I’m running on Wednesday nights, there’s some editing that I’m doing (though I hope for the weekend off from that), and I’m supposed to game with the Friday night group tonight.

Here’s hoping for a calm, relaxed weekend. 🙂

A Wintery Monday December 12, 2016

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It’s a very snowy day here in Ottawa.

The snow started last night around 5:00 pm or so, but wasn’t too heavy, though that intensified over the course of the night. A lot of snow on the ground now, and more is expected between now and the lunch hour. Here’s the view outside my window about 10 minutes ago.

I took one look out the window, and decided that I was going to work from home today. Since I had heard about the potential for this weathery set of events on Friday, I had planned for this. Turns out to be a good decision, as a lot of folks at the office called in sick today.

So I’m nice and toasty here at home, and am working away diligently on office stuff. I’ve also got a couple of loads of laundry I need to do as well, and have to change the bed linens. Also trying to figure out how I’m going to get the garbage out tonight, though.