Bed at 4:30am again.

Jun. 24th, 2017 08:24 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
*sigh*

Reminding ze spouse that the kid gets the Benadryl AFTER tooth-brushing, not before, so the peak woozytime does not have to be worked through in order to get teeth brushed. -_-

The sky was a weird grayblue, and very very foggy. I wiped at the bathroom window to see if it was somehow condensation, but if it was, it was on the other side. Blurry atmospheric picture was taken. https://twitter.com/emccoy_writer/status/878531036795330561

So, obviously, breakfast was at 3pm. -_-

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----------------------Quoted by BotEl-----------------------
Marianne, Ofanite of the Wind
Corporeal: 4 Ethereal: 3 Celestial: 2
Strength: 5 Intellect: 5 Will: 3
Agility: 11 Precision: 7 Perception: 5
Skills: Acrobatics/3, Area Knowledge (England)/3, Fast-Talk/2, Language (Local)/3, Running/2
Attunements: Ofanite of the Wind, Cherub of the Wind, Elohite of the Wind
Remaining CP: 6
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E**** says, “Cheers, love, the cavalry's here!”
--From the MUSH



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Recovery continues...

Jun. 23rd, 2017 08:27 pm
archangelbeth: An anthropomorphic feline face, with feathered wing ears, and glasses, in shades of gray. (Default)
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And I got like over 8 hours of sleep FINALLY at a pretty solid stretch oh lovely lovely lovely. I could still sleep a lot more, but.

My sore throat is just about gone. As I said in a comment: Apparently my immune system said, "Hey! Waddaminute! WE KNOW YOU! YOU'RE SOME VIRUS WEARING GROCHO GLASSES!" and dogpiled it after all. Whew.

Kid was very, very frail and blah this morning, but we got food into us and ice tea into me (the good stuff!) and then went driving to a different place for to-go dessert. ("I wanted to go to [X] because I wanted dessert," said kid. I looked at my watch and said, "Well, they won't be busy now. We could go there for dessert." And they said, "Oh, right, that's an option." So we did.)

Tonight is STO night and I shall cut this short because STO.

A link of potential interest. Heh. http://www.issendai.com/psychology/estrangement/

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Briefly sore throat for me...

Jun. 22nd, 2017 11:22 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
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Kid is slowly recovering. Slowly. Miserably.

I got to bed at 3, and then the kid needed me back after all (nightmares last night...) about an hour later, so I spent about 3-4 hours sleeping on the foot of þeir bed. Then back to bed again. Less than 7 hours all told. I did get about an hour's nap later this afternoon, BUT.

Then to optometrist, and it was decided that my left eye did indeed need a different prescription. I have some hopes that I will be able to cope with the progressives once the left lens is better.

I have a depressed. O:p

I also read a lot of the series that starts with The Magpie Lord, which is a pseudo-regency with magic, and a m/m relationship (which gets explicit, FYI), and when I finished the first one, I bought the second, and when I finished the second, I bought the third. I blame fadethecat for mentioning that Magpie Lord was good, and then I went to see how expensive it was, and I already had it (so it was cheap or free when I looked at some point I forgot about), so... Well.

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Strep Throat Lookalike

Jun. 21st, 2017 10:30 pm
archangelbeth: Woman doing a zombie "braaaaains" pose (Braaains!)
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So the kid had a bit of a sore throat yesterday that turned very noticeable around dinner, and by about 1 am, þey were basically resisting throwing up by sheer willpower, curled up on our bed, under about half the blankets under the house. (All the washable ones.) Kid was on top of the covers and a towel over ze spouse's pillow in case of yarp.

So spouse in the front bedroom, kid on his side of the bed, and me -- in nightshirt and houserobe, my feet tucked under quilts and the remaining afghan at the foot of the bed, and a shawl pulled over my shoulder -- on top of covers because getting under them was just not working.

Kid played Star Wars RPG podcast and I think we fell asleep around 3am. About 2 hours and 59 minutes later, according to fitbit, we woke up and the kid was well enough to move back to þeir room. I eventually got back to sleep till... I'm not sure when. About another 2-3 hours of sleep (according to fitbit), and then the phone rang and I had to do entries for spouse's uncle's hearing aid or something. Then I fell asleep again a bit. When kid and I were both awake and I verified that kid was not amazingly better but was, instead, running a fever of around 102F (about 101 under the arm, so add a degree F for the equivalent oral temp)... I called the doctor, got an appointment, went in, pronounced that we thought it was strep -- the symptoms are very much like when the kid was in 7th grade and "threw up 13 times; I counted." (to quote.) And back then we discovered that allergy to 'cillin, and thus 7th grade started with hives all over. (Oatmeal baths work.)

Where was I... Ah, right. Went to doctor. Swabs were taken. The really quick version was strep-negative, so they'll culture it overnight and see if it's bacterial. In the meantime, it might be viral, woohoo. So ibuprofen for pain and fever and they'll call sometime (ungodly early, no doubt) tomorrow. We're also using Zantac for nausea.

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I know but one who sails within
The ranks of Arthur's men
To challenge death at Caer Siddi.
The Prydwen sails again.
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Jun. 21st, 2017 04:20 pm
nilchance: Picture of a pomegranate with spilled seeds, text "I think you're confused, I'm not Persephone" (Default)
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Oh, I should also officially say that I'll no longer be crossposting to LJ. It's pretty bittersweet, but. Yeah.

three things make a post

Jun. 21st, 2017 01:46 pm
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[personal profile] nilchance
I'm gonna try to use DW more often. I've been on tumblr a lot the last several months because it doesn't require me to word good, so I'm a little rusty.

1) Today is [personal profile] beanside and I's 14th wedding anniversary. We got hitched the same weekend that the Supreme Court struck down the sodomy laws, which is cool. For our honeymoon we ended up visiting my (homophobic) parents and sleeping on separate sofas, which in retrospect is that flavor of sad/hilarious. Sadlarious. It seems like both yesterday and forever ago, and I'm so grateful that we got hitched.
2) I discovered Japanese milk tea, the kind where the non-dairy creamer and sugar are already packaged in the teabag. The Earl Gray flavor is like a London Fog latte from Starbucks, and it is great.
3) Fuck, I don't know what to put for number 3. Um. T and I went to see wrestling live for the first time in like a decade for the last WWE PPV. I'd forgotten how uncooperative MD crowds are. It's like herding cats. WWE had to pipe in a lot of audio on the televised version to cover up the fact that the audience was, at one point, so bored by a match that we started fighting over which section got to bounce around a beach ball. It was a lot of fun.

Wonder Woman Was A Fun Movie

Jun. 20th, 2017 10:54 pm
archangelbeth: An anthropomorphic feline face, with feathered wing ears, and glasses, in shades of gray. (Default)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
As I said on Twitter:

• Wonder Woman is a really fun movie. As kid & I loved the Boss Fight, & friend did not, the diff appears to be flat or 3D. Pick flat!
• The Greek/Roman myth is so mangled, but they run with it & this is clearly an alternate universe anyway, so I forgive.
• There is totally problematic stuff going on as well, as others have noted. Esp disfigurement.
• (I think they may've been going for a [spoiler] echo at [spoiler scene] or even [spoiler metaphor] but that was really subtle if so.)
• I also appreciated/was amused by [more spoilers pertaining to mythology] and [spoilers Seraph/Balseraph Truth/"truth" hahahaha].
• The music/soundtrack was fine & if you like it, that's great. It was solid but did not earworm me so I deem it weakest. Choreography was 😳😍.
(If the Emoji don't come through, try O_O and <3<3. Close 'nuff.)

Also approved of some trope subversions, and a subtle movement in one of the scenes, and hopefully that's not too spoilery above.

Then went and bought Hamster Princess 4, which spouse is reading.

At home, discovered kid's online game was canceled, so kid and spouse went to... the Olive Garden, which is like right around the corner from the movie theater, and as I did not want to drive ALL THE WAY BACK THERE -- especially when we'd be coming home after dark -- I stayed home instead of being the Driver.

Kid now has a terrible, terrible sore throat. O:( Not due to Olive Garden; it was developing before that. But it is bad. O:(

Did NOT get to the optometrist for eyeglasses adjustment, darnit. But Wonder Woman!

(Look, it was a 4:10 showing and we woke up pretty late because kid and I got to sleep at around 5am, okay? -_- Kid went into hypermode to finish a paper and finished around 3am (I did say "let's use insomnia for good") and wind-down took a while.)

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Spouse: We should get a drone with a water cannon.
Me: Not in the house we shouldn't.
Spouse: Percy would love to chase a drone.
--on how to keep the cat from jumping on the counter/sink where he is not allowed.



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Uuuupdates

Jun. 20th, 2017 07:35 pm
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(1) I am a bit groggy and out of it post Minor Medical Procedure for Mystery Menstrual Symptoms; A was v good about shunting me around the hospital when I was too sore to particularly want to push myself/bringing me things/etc. Everything looked healthy; I was a Model Patient; biopsy results are unlikely to show anything concerning, so ??????????

(2) House viewing this morning was VERY CONFUSING. It has a garden! That contains a well-tended hydrangea, and rose bushes, and fruiting apple and plum and probably-cherry (there's definitely a cherry, I'm just not sure whether it's ornamental), and maybe a crabapple, and a vegetable patch, and a patio. And a nice kitchen. And the conservatory would be dining room/games room/music room and would be lovely esp. in the rain. So now I'm just trying to convince us (... myself) that we'd actually be able to fit the furniture into it, which is currently proving Difficult; I am intending to ask to have another viewing and actually take a tape measure this time. (Wider wheelchair just about fits in the front door. It's rampable. I should be able to get a powerchair in. There's an airing cupboard for letting dough rise in. Etc etc etc...)