Depression is a bitch

Sep. 18th, 2017 06:44 pm
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My Dreamwidth and Livejournal paid accounts have both expired. Boo. And I'm too broke right now to renew them. First world problems, I know.
Well, I'm not planning on renewing my LJ, not giving them anymore money but I have to work on narrowing down the icons because holycrap I had a love.
Dreamwidth I will definitely be renewing but that's going to have to wait til Friday when I get paid again. Of course, I'm actually going to have to start using my journals again.

I just.. I don't know. Never feel like I have anything to talk about. I work, I read, I watch too much TV. I go to the odd Raintown gig or sci-fi convention but mostly, I'm just boring as fuck. Every time I've opened up this 'post an entry' page lately, I've been feeling very depressed and I don't want to just talk about that, but at the same time, I hate that it's taking this away from me. I'm determined not to let it.

This evening I thumbed my nose at the depression and forced myself to the gym. I did a gentle 2 mile walk on the treadmill - not too fast, not too steep; just a steady gentle walk. I don't really feel like I had a big cardio workout but I really need to build my knee up to it. Right now it's screaming at me :(
But I figure any walk is a good walk, even if I didn't break out a sweat or anything.

Tomorrow's plan is to go to Tesco and grab a couple of frozen ready meals to have on work out days because there's no way in hell my knee is letting me cook. I'd planned on making chicken stirfry but standing to cook was a no-go after working out. So I'm sitting with it up and an ice-pack on it, eating some past and watching Chesapeake Shores.

Linkspam Has Food For Thought

Sep. 17th, 2017 09:03 am
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Helena Bottemiller Evich @ Politico: The great nutrient collapse
“Every leaf and every grass blade on earth makes more and more sugars as CO2 levels keep rising,” Loladze said. “We are witnessing the greatest injection of carbohydrates into the biosphere in human history―[an] injection that dilutes other nutrients in our food supply.”

Diana Kwon @ Scientific American: Are Some Psychiatric Disorders a pH Problem?
Multiple studies in the past few decades have found that when people with panic disorders are exposed to air with a higher-than-normal concentration of carbon dioxide—which can combine with water in the body to form carbonic acid—they are more likely to experience panic attacks than healthy individuals are.

Cathleen O'Grady @ Ars Technica: Health benefits of wind and solar offset all subsidies
The climate benefits of solar and wind power were hefty, but the majority of the benefit came from air quality improvements.

Frank Viviano @ National Geographic: This Tiny Country Feeds the World
“Water isn’t the fundamental problem. It’s poor soil,” [van den Ende] says. “The absence of nutrients can be offset by cultivating plants that act in symbiosis with certain bacteria to produce their own fertilizer.”

Rosalind Bentley @ Southern Foodways Alliance > Gravy podcast: Hostesses of the Movement
[These women] opened their homes to the architects and strategists of the [Civil Rights] Movement, providing home cooked meals, places to rest and safe rooms for plotting attacks on Jim Crow.

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Sep. 17th, 2017 08:11 am
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[personal profile] analise010 is doing a one-card draw, or more cards for the price of a coffee.

prompt free to a good home

Sep. 16th, 2017 04:46 pm
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Force ghost Shmi Skywalker

Top 3

Sep. 16th, 2017 04:03 pm
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 Elit3 for today

1) A friend is here today working on the front area of the roof. 

2) Just found a way to print off lyrics and guitar chords at a music site I just joined. 

3) Glad to have the laundry done for a few days.

Roofing

Sep. 16th, 2017 12:45 pm
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Yesterday, I didn't post and I'm already upset with myself over that. Instead, I stepped out to the Dollar store for a few things and then picked up a sub for dinner. Ever since I moved to Port Hope it's not often I buy dinner out just for myself. So, it really was a treat, a large Steak and Cheese sub. When I got home, I put the tv on and watched a few episodes of The Munsters Season 1 on DVD. Yes it's an old show, but still cracks me up. 

Today, our friend is here doing another section of our roof. This is a never ending job so it seems and feels. Last week J came and stripped one whole side of the roof and then put up the ice/snow shield and shingled it all. My husband gets out there helping the best he can, handing up shingles, nails and so forth. I get out there and help clear away all the old shingles and put them in the back of hubby's pick up truck. It's just a hard job as J is up on the roof all by himself. We can't afford a roofing company, so we're doing sections as we can afford the materials. J donates his time to help us. Other than helping clear about the debris, I'm on lunch duty,  or making dinner or taking out bottles of water for them. I wish I could help more, but sadly I can't. And of course today is really hot and humid, so I keep going out to check on them. In a couple of weeks J will come back and do the last large section of the roof, and hopefully we're done with the this project for a few years. Also we've got a family member that is a mason (and will be giving us the family and friends discount) that will be coming in a couple of weeks to take down a large section of the chimney. We've had water leaking into the kitchen and after our mason had a look he too believes it's coming in because of the damaged chimney. There's not much point in rebuilding the chimney as we don't use it. We don't have a fireplace, we have gas heat and the pipes go out through the concrete wall of the house. In fact no one here uses their chimneys any longer. Should we decide to get a fireplace insert it would be either gas or electric.

So far I've managed to get the bathrooms cleaned, swiffered the floors, and 3 loads of laundry done. I've got one left to fold that are just about done in the dryer. The other two loads I've got hanging in the laundry to dry on their own. I've put in my request for a clothes line, so here's hoping that happens next summer here. 

3 of the day

Sep. 14th, 2017 05:30 pm
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 Elit3 for today

1) Cleared off the coffee table, picked up a folded store receipt, 10 dollar bill fell out of it.

2) Found an old binder will all kinds of old usernames/email addresses and online accounts.

3) Enjoyed sitting outside and just appreciating sites and sounds.

It's all good

Sep. 14th, 2017 01:47 pm
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What a great way to start my day, seeing some DW messages in my email account. Was really great reading them while I was sitting out on the front porch with my morning coffee. Thank you to those that responded to my intro on the community https://addme.dreamwidth.org/ . I also reconnected with an old LJ friend here, Kristy, and am so glad to have her as part of my list on DW.  Plus another DW friend and I have reconnected here. I forgot how great it is to have a journal. Ever since Facebook hit, that pretty much seems to be the only place people hang out. Don't get me wrong I've had some great experiences using FB. In fact, that's how I found two half siblings I didn't know I had. The FB games have been good too. Just there's something about having an online journal that FB will never be able to compare to.

And Today...

Sep. 13th, 2017 06:55 pm
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 Elit3 for today

1)  Another awesome weather day and no migraine.

2) Listened to music via Spotify, everything I searched I was able to find.

3) Found a stack of books tucked away, shall keep those for reading this winter.

Song lyrics

Sep. 13th, 2017 06:35 pm
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I was listening to this song earlier and so decided to post the lyrics. I love just about everything Bob Dylan has ever written. My favorite version of this song though is by Eric Clapton.


Born In Time

WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN
In the lonely night
In the blinking stardust of a pale blue light
You’re comin’ thru to me in black and white
When we were made of dreams

You’re blowing down the shaky street
You’re hearing my heart beat
In the record-breaking heat
Where we were born in time

Not one more night, not one more kiss
Not this time baby, no more of this
Takes too much skill, takes too much will
It’s revealing
You came, you saw, just like the law
You married young, just like your ma
You tried and tried, you made me slide
You left me reelin’ with this feelin’

On the rising curve
Where the ways of nature will test every nerve
You won’t get anything you don’t deserve
Where we were born in time

You pressed me once, you pressed me twice
You hang the flame, you’ll pay the price
Oh babe, that fire
Is still smokin’
You were snow, you were rain
You were striped, you were plain
Oh babe, truer words
Have not been spoken or broken

In the hills of mystery
In the foggy web of destiny
You can have what’s left of me
Where we were born in time

Copyright © 1990 by Special Rider Music

 

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Sep. 12th, 2017 08:46 am
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Still here, I promise. Mostly been busy on Tumblr and working on jewelry stuff at night while watching a friend of mine slug their way through Mass Effect Andromeda for the first time. There has been a lot of bitching over sequence-breaking and the fact that this game is good when it could have been great, it's just bug laden/bad at pacing/etc.

Trying to avoid spoilers for the rest of the game; it's currently up to Kadara and a bunch of people's loyalty missions, fwiw.
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