Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- Since fairly early on in the course of my depression, mid-August through the end of September has been a bad time of year for me mental health-wise. There are no difficult memories/associations from that time of year that it’s related to, and September is one of the nicest months of the year weather-wise in Vancouver, so I really don’t know what the deal is. But it seems to be starting early this year – either that, or the not sleeping well is catching up with me.
- I had my first appointment with the new GP yesterday via Zoom, and she doesn’t feel comfortable restarting the lithium, so yeah, that’s not helpful. She’s also not happy that I don’t have psychiatric follow-up, and I don’t think she wants to be stuck dealing with me herself.
- Still dealing with the site Ailmental dot com stealing my content. I keep doing a new DMCA abuse report with each new post. The site’s host has already taken down several posts, but they’re rather slow, so there are a bunch of posts still waiting to be taken down. I also discovered (via a backlink-checking tool) that a site called penileclinic dot com had stolen last weekend’s weekend wrap-up post. Classy all the way…
- I only discovered relatively recently that WordPress.com allows people on the Pro or Business plan to mess around under the hood with their site’s files. There was some stuff related to a plugin that I used in the past that I wanted to delete from my site’s database. I decided to ask the Happiness Engineers for tips before I waded in and messed around with the database, and they said adding a line of code into one of my site’s files that would take care of it. Their suggestion didn’t actually accomplish what it was supposed to because of a bug they hadn’t been aware of, but at least it was a way to dip my toes into editing my sites files, which makes me feel more confident about implementing my child theme whenever I decide to move forward with that.
Nobody puts Casper in a corner… except for Casper herself! Here she’s got herself curled up in the corner of her cage behind the pigloo hidey-house. I’ve marked where her right back foot—not front foot—is tucked in close to her mouth.
This is Butternut sleeping. He’s lying on a piece of granite that I stuck in the cage as a cooler spot for the boys to hang out. This is not a normal guinea pig sleeping position to have his back legs sticking out behind him with the bottoms of his feet facing up, but I guess he was trying to maximize the granite-tummy contact area.
How has your week been?