Self Care

I’ve posted frequently lately, but not so much that’s truly personal.

I’m doing a lot of emotional processing, which is usually the case when I’m quiet like that. I think I’ve just about come to the close of this intense cycle.

A lot of it has to do with dropping out of SPSU. I have very good reasons for it, and it’s the right decision. Emotionally, though, it’s a failure.

I’ve been doing a lot of house stuff that just didn’t get done while I was sick. My family did an incredible job of keeping things together, but I’m the primary homemaker and there is a difference. It’s good to have a physical outlet for the emotional stuff.

I get more upset when I’m not totally in control of my physical environment, so it really is good to be able to take it all up again.

It doesn’t help that I haven’t been taking any of my vitamins/supplements. That’s because I haven’t been using my med box because I didn’t have the energy to set it up. As a result, I have less energy than I would otherwise, and my nails are simply peeling down to the quick. I need to set that up again today.

The plants really cheer me up. I bought a bunch of live plants yesterday to go into the front and back porch containers today. Home Depot has a 30% sale on all live plants that ends today, so go if you’re wanting such things! They still have a decent selection, too—or, at least, the Hiram location does.

I’ve got over 1200 items in the book database now! That’s all the downstairs books except the ones in the master suite. I aim to finish those and the downstairs audio/video this week. Then I’ll start upstairs, with Katie’s books. The fact that there aren’t several thousand books in the garage is a testament to just how much we’ve decluttered in the last few years.

Of course, the gaming books have hardly been touched, and I’m steadfastly avoiding thinking about the stitching books.

I’m seriously enjoying the inventory process. I know, I am such a nerd! But it makes me happy to actually touch the books and music, and I am an information packrat. The fact that Readerware has a PDA component just makes it better. I need to buy a new SD card, or I won’t have room on my PDA for the database. They’ve gotten pretty cheap, though.

This process is reminding me of just how much money most geeks have tied up in various sorts of media, and how few of us have any decent accounting of it. Without a good inventory, you’ll have a hard time filing a good homeowner’s/renter’s insurance claim. Therefore, I encourage y’all to do the same! Or hire me to do it, if you’re local. I’m seriously thinking about adding this to the list of services offered by Jill of All Trades.

Current Mood: busy
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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