This morning I woke up in what is now becoming a very welcome and customary cheerful mood. Certainly things are not quite where I want them overall just yet but I am grateful for how far I have come since my mental health relapse at the end of November. The prevailing, sound advice is to not rush recovery because rushing always makes things actually worse. Recovery happens when it happens and I am slowly learning to recognize this stone cold fact.
Today it is supposed to snow and the forecasts vary from 6-12″. While some snow is pretty, I definitely don’t want this. The plan for the next 2-3 days is to shovel frequently so the loads are lighter and less exhausting overall because I am so bitterly out of shape. So I will plan to shovel every 2-3 hours or so, and yes, it is a pain in the rear but much less so than trying to move heavy loads of snow.
This week the goal is to get in to see an ENT about getting my deviated septum repaired. Since I am disabled and not working, the time to fix things that are broken is now. I know there will be a recovery time and some discomfort but it will ultimately mean that I can sleep better at night. One of my twitter friends, Cat Mom, mentioned that she had the surgery done and it made a world of a difference for her. Thus I think that the short term discomfort will be well worth it for the long term.
In other news, I am kind of in a personal battle of whether or not to take the time out to learn Linux, a computer operating system, once and for all. I really love the concept of open source, Unix-like operating systems but I’ve spent nearly 22 years using OpenBSD. I learned Unix on OpenBSD and I have deep love and respect of it. I don’t really want to learn Linux but I want to take advantage of Oracle’s free cloud VM offering and it looks like I’ll have no choice but to learn Linux in order to use it. Who know but maybe I will like it? Anyhow, that’s all she wrote for the day.