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Not Much to Do (Retirement) July 3, 2017

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Aside from it being my birthday, today has been a very strange day.

I woke up this morning, and realised it was late (around 8:30 am) but that I didn’t have to go to work today. As of Saturday, July 1st, I’m retired.

I’m not going to say all that much here, other than to add that I’m going to take some time off thinking about working again (other than the freelance rpg editing that I do), but will see what I want to do with my life, maybe volunteer or go to work in a bookstore or something, after GenCon 2017 (assuming that I go, since no idea what will happen with my shoulder before then).

For now, just taking it easy.

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Last Day of June June 30, 2017

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It’s the last day of June, 2017.

And in all honesty, I can’t wait for this month to be over.

I’m not going to go into details about why I’ll be happy to see June in the rear view mirror (all you have to do is read some of the blog entries of the past month to see what’s been going on health-wise with me), but it will be good to start looking forward to the month of July and all the stuff that’s happening in it. July will hopefully start off with some gaming, so I’m looking forward to that.

Work today is as busy as I expected it to be, given that it’s an abbreviated work week due to Canada Day tomorrow, but this is good as it’s keeping me distracted from the thought that this is my last day on the job, as I retire effective July 1st.

Wonder what I’ll do next week to keep my mind off the ultrasound results and worrying about all sorts of stuff. Anyway, back to work.

Friday Morning, and Gaming Thoughts June 16, 2017

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Yes, it’s been a few days since I posted anything to the blog.

To be honest, I’ve not had a lot to say. And have not been feeling up to snuff.

It’s Friday, so I’m at work as I’m usually supposed to be. Been a very busy day, but as they say, another day, another dollar.

I’m feeling somewhat better, though I’ve still got the cough and I would say that my voice is around 75%. But it still comes and goes.

I’m thinking that I’ll game this evening with the Friday gaming group, but am not sure yet what I’ll run. That’ll depend on how my voice is doing. Might play a board game, but if I’m up to it, I’ll continue the Coriolis – The Third Horizon game that the Friday nighters are in the middle of. Like I said, I’ll wait ’til the gamers arrive for the evening to decide on this, but I’ve informed them of this decision.

Looking forward to this evening. 🙂

Nothing New or Improved Here June 2, 2017

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Nothing to report of any consequence.

I am still sick. Coughing away, some blood. Left shoulder in severe pain (the coughing has probably not helped.) And to top it off, I’m still talking like a fracking choking frog. Barely have any voice.

The doctor still hasn’t received the x-rays that were taken at the hospital the same day I went to see him. Bugger it all. 😦

Working from home. Just trying to cope. Not doing it very well.

Monday Morning Blahs May 29, 2017

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I woke up this morning after getting what feels like very little sleep. Felt terrible.

I’m not going into details about what’s happening with me today. Not worth the effort here. I am wondering whether part of it is due to the weather (wet and somewhat warm), but don’t know for sure.

I was going to work from home today, but with what’s ailing me today that’s not an option. Suffice to say, I’m going to take it very easy, and try and heal a bit. Goddess willing.

Thoughts of Friday and the Weekend April 28, 2017

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Had a long, somewhat tiring day at work today. Friday usually means work meetings and the like, and this morning meant several of those. Add to that the fact that I didn’t get a good night’s sleep. The thunderstorms around 1:00 am woke me up, and kept me awake until around 3 o’clock. So definitely didn’t feel rested when I woke up to get ready for work.

Now that I’m home from work, I can start thinking about the weekend and all. I need to get some work done on some of the characters for the scenarios I’ll be running at CanGames 2017. This evening, I’ll be playtesting one of those scenarios with the Friday night gaming group. Look forward to that.

For now, a bit of a nap after lunch, and then some gaming work.

Good Friday Morning April 14, 2017

Posted by jkahane in atomic highway rpg, coriolis rpg, gaming hut, health hut, holiday, personal, rpg hut, work.
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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.