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All Is Well & Walpurgis

Been a while since the last longer bit of writing around here! I've been caught up, on catching up, on reaching up, on dreams and stuff...

Participated in the Flash Forward Jam this year - glad I made time for it this time! Even if it was just a simple thing. On the same week as my nephew stopped by, and good buddy Andreas came over for the weekend, hectic but good times.

Had a killer headache smack dab in the middle of it all, and actually bought a pack of painkillers for it - for the first time in my life. They worked, and so interactions and recreations and rations and all things but inactions went on, though I am a little disappointed I couldn't just weather out the pain as I usually do. It's cause and effect after all. If you get the effect you're better off considering the root of it all, and doing something about that.

Typically these sessions of PAIN seems an ideal time for rest - if you can't just steel up and fight through anyway. On office days I've managed - though maybe I just never actually had that bad a one on a day that really mattered - until now. Not on days I was bound to be a bit more physically active at least. Walking around and stuff. It's easier at the office; especially when you're working from home.

It went well anyway, and on the bright side I do now know that such temporary chemical discomfort reduction drugs really do work, and just that knowledge is bound to reduce the level of stress I feel leading up to more important events... which may end up reducing the amount of headaches I get when said events are over and said tension starts to dissipate. Though sleep's a way healthier opiate.

In other news we're finally welcoming in Spring around here, and Walpurgis! When peeps traditionally gather around campfires and have a good time. I know my nephew did. We've never actually celebrated this day within the family. I'd planned to work today, as I usually do on Mondays, and had totally missed checking the calendar for red days when I planned for some particular happenings this week.

Usually a 'free day' on the office whiteboard's a welcome symbol of rest and refreshment, but this time I met that whiteboard with shock...

But all's been rescheduled. All is good. The shock dissipated, I adjusted plans accordingly aaand I don't think I even got a headache from it.

My exercise regimen isn't going as steadily as I'd like it to otherwise. I'm tired. Maybe it's a Spring thing. You feel like you've been tired enough each winter but then comes this hopefully short-lived phase of yawny days that we on eve face, and until the pollen particles settle and the world's green for real there's always that odd underlying sense of fatigue that permeates all. I slept like nine hours yesterday...

Summer's coming though!

I'm taking my first trip up North next week, and a trip to Poland a week after that - to celebrate a cousin's 30th birthday. I've started taste-testing again, and mystery shopping a bit more, and playing TaskMaker when I should be doing other things - though still going steady with daily movie reviews, and check out this pretty fascinating set of pictures from the past.

If you're ever at the movies Renfield and Dungeons & Dragons really surpassed my expectations recently too - in different ways.
Both feelgood films. Recommended.

Speak to y'all soon. Time to go watch a Peter Pan movie. And/or sleep.


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