Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- I had two migraines with extended dizziness hangovers. Not particularly fun.
- Other than that, though, it’s been mostly an uneventful week. Worked one night shift. I was checking the new medication administration sheets for the week, and something didn’t seem right. Turns out the pharmacy had made a mistake, but it took my a substantial amount of staring at the med admin sheets, the doctor’s orders, and the packed medications before I could figure out the problem. It’s not a big deal that it was such a production, but it’s one of those sneaky reminders that I’m not functioning like my “normal” where it would take me 1-2 minutes. I’m not putting myself down, and I think I’m doing pretty well for the most part given the ongoing cognitive symptoms I have, but it’s just one of those reminders.
- There’s been no woodpecker activity this week. Mama has a separate roosting area somewhere else, so I’m hoping they’re hanging out over there rather than any more disturbing alternatives.
- I Google myself every so often as part of keeping an eye on my “personal brand’ and all that crap, and sometimes there are surprises The latest surprise was that I discovered an interview form that I’d submitted to New Life Outlook last year and never heard back about – well, it was published on their site. Okay then! What really struck me, though, is that I had chosen a picture taken from a trip to Russia in 2012 to submit along with the interview answers. In 2012 was in the midst of a depressive episode, and I’d lost about 30 pounds from my baseline weight at the time, and even that old baseline was 40 pounds lighter than I am now). The picture I selected for New Life Outlook doesn’t capture it, but this is a photo from the same trip that does, and it disturbs me every time I see it. In my world, skinny ≠ good. Skinny = sick. This was also the best fake smile I could come up with to see the Kirov Ballet, which I couldn’t bring myself to give a crap about.
- I was annoyed, although who knows maybe I shouldn’t have been, when after Johnzelle’s emerging blogger post went up on Monday, I got an email from someone about wanting to be featured in the series. She was planning on starting a business with her site, and it sounded like she wanted to get more attention for that purpose. As far as I could tell she’d never visited my blog before, and she didn’t bother to follow it before emailing me. I don’t need more followers, so it’s not about that, but it just seemed tacky that she’s not interested in my blog but she wanted me to promote her. Maybe I’m being overly sensitive, but it felt like I was being taken advantage of, and that felt kind of icky.
- An article I did on How to be a smart research consumer was picked up by the Hubpages site Owlcation.
How has your week been?