Friday, November 30, 2007

Wish List

[little kid voice]
Dear Santa,
I wanna XBox 360... an' Mass Effect... an' thumbs so I can play it.
[little kid voice]

Has it really been two weeks?

(I can't even justify it by saying "Time flies when you're having fun." )

Surgeon put me on half time 'til halfway thru December, which has made life much more interesting. Also tried a new NSAID, which got fired after 4 days for inducing migraines, making it the evil opposite of a pain reliever.

Weight loss has slowed down; jumped off the diet for Thanksgiving, partially because there was a lot of real good food around, and partially because I kept getting faint, and I wanted to be sure I wasn't overdieting. :D I've come up about two pounds from my low weight, hit on the Friday after TG, and I'm not worrying about it. Having a hard time working exercise into my schedule, though...

Actually watched and enjoyed an Xmas special. Hope that's not an indicator of mental instability. :D

Friday, November 16, 2007

Why must food equal comfort?

On the plus side, I've so far managed to resist buying the stress-relief bag of nacho cheese Doritos... but, boy, do I have the munchies today. (I'm at 144 lbs. I'm going to stay good. Stay good, Ab, stay good...)

Dr. appt today at 3pm, we'll discuss WHY DO MY HANDS STILL HURT?!?!?!? Except possibly in a bigger font. :D

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Long Haul...

In at 5am to put mods into production (and a good thing I was that early, as there was a bug I hadn't found in primary testing). Since Mr. E is out of town helping his sister, Kid A had to come in to work with me. Drag her to school at 7:45am, off to physical therapy at 10am, back to work when they're done pulling my thumb off, then pick the kid up at school at 4:30pm.

Then we sleep. Okay, we may have dinner first.

Dang, we were so grown up in the face of getting up early, we skipped Heroes last night. We'll watch it on G4 this weekend.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Gotta brag to someone, and you're elected

My weight is under 150 (if only barely) for the first time in... oh, decades, probably. The BMI calculator says I'm in the normal range, as does my waist to height ratio. (Haven't had the guts to look at my waist to hip ratio... should do that.) Dang, I hate having to buy new clothes before the old ones wear out. No, really. :D

So, I'm shooting for 140, during the holiday eating season. Never said I was that bright... on the other hand, I started the First Successful Diet and Exercise Routine of the 21st Century right before Thanksgiving, so I've done this before.

What I did on my summer vacation

Ingested hydrocodone.

Watched Space: 1999, courtesy of Netflix. Wow, another precious teen-age memory, now overwritten with the unavoidable fact that Season 2 was total crap.

Mugged a few monsters, while calling it "work hardening". Do you know that adding four levels of Rogue to any other character class makes Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark a whole lot easier? (With a 14 INT, I can usually get 5 Rogue skills, taken at levels 1, 7, 12, and 17, up to a base of 20 points each. You get just enough Disable Traps, Open Locks, Search, Tumble and Use Magic Device to make it all the way through the expansion.)

Read a lot of books.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

We now return to our normal program schedule...

Took it radically easy for the last two months (with the exception of the occasional monster muggery). Right paw is still hurty; physical therapist keeps reminding me that it was jacked up for over a year and will take a while to heal. Positivity is running on batteries, but I'm trying to carry on... ;) Today's my first day back at work. Whee.