November 1st, 2007

Fiona and me in the snow

Christmas, already???

I have to get to work on trying to decipher a spreadsheet today before I have to try to decipher the workings of my presentation I'm giving tomorrow, but I thought I'd write and say that XM's got Christmas music on now. Yes that's correct, they've resurrected the channel (not my girlfriend) Holly which plays Christmas "hits" starting today. I'm kind of sad because this replaces one of my favorite channels, but anyway. I just find it somewhat over the top that they keep moving the time back that they air that channel. Last year, it was a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, the year before that it was Thanksgiving, and this year, it's the first of November. Craziness. Don't get me wrong, I love listening to Christmas music, but this early? A day after Halloween? What's the world coming to.

Gotta get back to work. I think I'm going to leave early today so that I can get a quick nap in before my advisor comes in. We're going to go and eat dinner and then practice this mega presentation. Sure it's only thirty minutes, but it's still a pretty big deal.

More soon
Fiona and me in the snow

more Christmas, pain, and hope

Ok, so I went home early so that I could lay down, and what am I listening to, yes, Christmas music, and it's ... wait a minute, I covered that in my last entry. The real reason why I came home was because I've rescrewed up my rig on the left side. It was painful about four weeks ago, and I thought it was all healed and good, but it still moved around a bit and panged every once in a while. I was listening to some comedy on XM this morning and I can't remember what it was about, but it was so hilarious that the sneeze that aggravated it initially and the laughter this afternoon at lunch did me in. Because of my bone condition, my ribs are not flexible in the least. So when I cough excessively, sneeze, or have a great time, my muscle and cartlidge moves and my ribs do not. This hence separates my ribs from the bone, and hurts like freakin heck. I've got pain pills from when it happened last time, so I'm thankful for that. Things I'm not thankful for:

  • I'll most likely be in pain for a few weeks

  • I have to try to smile and project my voice, even though it's going to hurt like a mofo tomorrow for my presentation

  • Holly's coming to visit tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to seeing her. I want to feel good emotionally (no question of that) but I also want to be able to act as happy as I feel when she's around. We've got a packed weekend too (double date tomorrow night, meet the fam on Saturday and Sunday) so I have to try to be at my best.

  • And, it hurts to laugh. I'm a humorous person by trade. I make people laugh, and when this happens, I generally laugh too. So when I find something hilarious (this has happened a lot lately), I want to not be wracked with pain, again. This usually happens every four months or so. It hasn't happened two months in a row in a while, so this sucks too.

My final thoughts before I go and lay down.

  1. I hate the Twelve Days of Christmas. Note to self: look up why there's twelve days (Amber, is it because of Yule?). Still, I hate the song, it's so repetitive. Imagine that!
  2. Thirty minutes before offset of pain medicine is a long time when you really need it.

  3. I need thoughts, prayers, encouragement, and whatever anyone feels like they want to send me to get through at least tomorrow morning. After that, bliss, I hope. Yep, bliss!
  • Current Mood
    in pain
Fiona and me in the snow

News flash!!!

I am now a hurricane!! Yay!!!!!! Or not yay. I guess I should be nice.

Presentation has been practiced. I'm still in lots of pain, and I need to get to bed, but wanted to include the hurricane notice under the cut just so I have it. My thoughts are with those in the path of this storm, even though the shorelines will only probably have minimal effects. It's still cool to have a named storm after me. Need to get to bed. 5:30 will come soon.

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