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I keep forgetting to take my allergy meds

We’re officially in early spring. How do I know? My allergies are kicking in full gear. I bought my allergy meds, I just keep forgetting to take them. I just need to put them where I see them, but I don’t think about it unless I’m nowhere near them. I’m horrible at changes in routine. It takes me what seems like forever to adjust. Sometimes I think that it’s a miracle that I can keep up with everything with my schedule changing day to day, but I guess that’s what I have my planning system for.

This is going to be a bad gym week, I just can’t seem to make it work. I’ve been tired when I get home from work, manage to get a few things done, and then in the morning I’ve been sleeping later than I want and have things to do in the morning, so it’s just not getting done. I hate to say, but it’s the one thing that seems to get put on the backburner more than anything else. I need to get better at that. I need to make the time. I need to make the commitment and find the time. New commitment starts tonight. When I get home tonight I’m going to make the effort to bang out a 30 minute workout and just get. it. done. Actually, I’m going to go do the workout at soon as I’m done writing this before I go to work.

Food wise, during the day is ok, but at night I just want to come home and eat everything in the house. I’ve got to get better at not doing this. I don’t know what the problem is – Noom called it storm eating, and I think that’s a good name for it. I need to re-educate myself into how to keep myself from doing this.

Mood has been good this week. I’ve been productive (except for workouts, clearly), and I’ve gotten a lot of stuff done both at home and at work. It’s been pretty consistent with no real highs or lows; it’s been overall pretty steady. It’s been good. It’s kind of nice not having anything really to say about my mood, in some ways it’s something new and different. It’s funny how a lot of times I don’t realize something isn’t quite right until I’m feeling better, and then look back like – whoa. What was that? They’re not episodes by and stretch of the imagination, but more like times that things just aren’t quite right.

I’m looking forward to next week – I’ve got four days off in a row, and I’m going on the first day to a neighboring state to pick up a new kitten! I’m excited. It’ll be nice to have an extended weekend off. And then in about a month I have a week’s vacation! I have big plans for that vacation – one of my best friends, who I haven’t seen in two years, will be in town so I plan on spending some time with her and her husband, I’m going to get the garden prepped and the flower gardens weeded and tended so they’re ready to go, and otherwise just relax.

I’ve got a tattoo appointment tomorrow, which I’m really looking forward to. More work on the sleeve is coming. I figured we’ve got 4-6 more appointments on this one, and then we’re going to start on a lower back piece. I’m hoping that I’ve got two-two and a half more years of work before I’ve got just about everything that I want done. That’s a lot of work, and a lot of money, but it’s things that I really want to do.

I signed up for coding classes. I’m a big proponent of life-long education, but I also want to open up new career paths. I was looking at jobs online, and people with coding certifications and my educational background are making 6 figures! I don’t expect to make that right off the bat, but it’s definitely something to think about. I was mainly looking into the process to maybe do things freelance, or even design my own page for this blog. My old school is running a trial program for alumni before they open it up to the public to see how it’ll work, so they were giving DEEP discounts on the program. In some ways it’s another thing I need to fit into my schedule, in others, it’s something that could potentially have a deep and long impact on my life. So we’ll see. If nothing comes of it, I’m not wasting too much money and I’m coming out with a new skill set.

Next week I’m volunteering at a COVID vaccine clinic. I’m not looking forward to it, but we’ve been guaranteed a vaccine at the end of the day, which is the whole reason that I’m doing it. It kind of amazes me the number of people that I know that don’t want to get vaccinated. Like, really people? This is our best shot at getting back to some kind of normalcy. Believe me, I’m not wild about getting a vaccine that was rushed through research, production, approval, and distribution, but I don’t see another way around it. I guess it’s buck up or shut up, at this point. The lack of scientific education in this country astounds me sometimes. I’m going to have to dive more into that one day, maybe soon.

I guess that’s it for today. Just a quick rundown of what’s going on in my life this week. I hope everyone is having a good week so far. Stay safe, friends!

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