I took yesterday off work to give myself some recovery time - I've just been so fatigued and foggy lately that I thought some downtime might be restorative. It was actually supposed to be two days off, but there was a serious issue I was working on with a software vendor all last week and... Continue Reading →

A great weekend! 

I took Friday off (and needed it, as I had a wretched day at work Thursday) to celebrate one of those occasions that involves presents and cake - in this case, a homemade black forest cake. My partner is awesome. 🙂  I had a relaxing day that day, taking a long walk with the little... Continue Reading →

Stress-recovery Spider Sunday

I survived the big upgrade last week... Barely. Two ten-plus hour days with no breaks, plus going in on what I had scheduled as a day off to recover on Friday left me completely and utterly worn out. Actually, I was pretty much done after the first day, where the stress of having to try... Continue Reading →


I took up acrylic painting about five years ago, back when we lived at the last house; I'm not especially good at it, but I enjoy it very much. Or at least, I did before I got so sick. At my best, I was doing one or two paintings a week, but as my energy... Continue Reading →

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