Category Archives: The Pig’s Life

Posts that are about me or my life.

Lazy Days


Things have been lazy in my life. Spent the last couple days loafing and playing video games. D3 for the most part, but some LBP3. Been nice to spend some time with Dragon and Monkey. I needed the break. There is still a lot to get done in the house and I feel a little guilty about not working on it. But as a reminder to myself and all of you out there: we need to take care of ourselves too!

Home Again


We arrived home in the wee hours of the morning today after a long day of travel. Something that has brought to my awareness is the immediacy that we have come to expect in our fast food culture. There are times that we have forgotten the amazing connection that we have with the world. In the days prior to cars and planes, it would be unlikely that I would even know about events in California let alone travel to them. Yet, my sense of this travel is still Read the rest of this entry

IOCDF Conference


What is IOCDF? International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation. Their goal is to create a community that includes providers, family and those with OCD. They work towards breaking down stigma and promote research. You check out their site over here. Read the rest of this entry

Travel


Long day of travel. I woke up at 2330 (yesterday) and got on the go at 0130. Didn’t arrive at the hotel until 1230. There is a time difference that adds two hours to all of this. Yeah, I hate traveling. It’s one of those things that seems to be tedious for the sake of tedium. Started with a drive to the airport. About 2 hours. This was not too bad. Talked Read the rest of this entry

And Back Again…


Just like that, vacation is over and I’m back to work. It was a nice vacation. I enjoyed not having an agenda and not having to solve any problems. I did quite a bit of reading. Finished one book and got half way through another. I did some drawing. Got 2 more coloring pages completed. But mostly, I loafed and chatted with the good company around me. The food was great and I didn’t have to cook any of it (which always makes it taste better). The long drive wasn’t even bad. We listened to an audio book. Read the rest of this entry

Meds


More med changes. Yay. So, the Topamax is out. Fucking sucks because it was really working, but the side effects were brutal. The Neurontin is increasing. I don’t have a lot of hope that will keep the migraines under control, but we’ll see. I hate med changes. I’m on too many. I feel like going on a med strike and dumping all of them in the trash. But I’m sure that would just lead to a different set of problems. Meh.

Woot!


I now have the almightyย C (and not enough sleep). I can already feel the super powers flowing through me. I shall now be able to conquer the world… Um, yeah. So, I passed my test ๐Ÿ™‚ And I now have the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Certification and get to add that C to my signature. Come on, what’s better then tacking on a C? It also means I get a raise for doing the same job which is always nice. But mostly, I’m just glad that the studying is behind me. Now I just need to survive all the over time lined up until the end of May. In June we’re going to visit Monkey’s family for his sister’s graduation. Then in July Monkey and I are going to the OCD conference in San Francisco. I’m super excited about that. Yeah, that’s what I’m doing with my vacation time. I won’t be working as much over time June and July, I don’t think. So, that will be nice. Hell, that’s kind of like getting a vacation unto itself.

C


Tomorrow is the board cert exam… Incoming C?

I hope so. 0800 in the fucking morning >.< Why can’t there ever be a test time for 0000? Hell, even 2000 would be reasonable. But nope, it’s gotta be at a time when someone should be asleep.

Bleh.

Crickets Chirping…


Crickets Chirping…

Wow, been kinda quiet around here. Sorry about that. Got sucked into the work rabbit hole. I’ve been working 6 (sometimes 7) days a week and when that day off hits I get to play catch up with the personal life. When I get out of work I’ve been a slug lately. I’ve got to get back into the habit of doing things rather then playing video games or watching utube videos…

No Reason


I find it frustrating when people expect there to be a rational reason behind my compulsions. If it was rational it wouldn’t be OCD. I do it because my brain says so. And I pick my battles. If it isn’t something that gets in the way, I let it be. It doesn’t matter that I tap light switches or turn spoons down or change my socks several times a day or check the clock a hundred times a day (yes, literally). These things don’t impair Read the rest of this entry

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Multimedia resources for teaching bioethics

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Elzeblaadje

Crafting with hook, needle and yarn

Son's Popkes

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