Day 28 and other thoughts

Life is now all about a continuous back and forth between hospital life and normal before hospital life. I am trying to settle back into a normal work schedule and returning to some of the things I enjoy doing (podcasting, blogging, etc.) while also still spending time at the hospital where I have been assured that no news is good news so no real change, positive or negative, is about as good as we can expect and things might stay this way for a while.

I miss writing here. I updated the blog to winter colors today and that matches the dreariness of the weather we have been having lately quite perfectly. Of course, there is no snow (there is rain instead) but it is gray and gloomy (perfect pre-Halloween weather) although it doesn’t feel like Halloween. I haven’t pulled out one decoration this year and that’s the first time that has happened since we moved into this house. There is just no time to fool with it and I don’t think the kids really care about it any more so it what’s the point is where I ended up on that.

I’ve been reading quite a bit lately. I talked about that some on the podcast today but you can also follow my reading endeavors on Goodreads. I’ve been reading real books again so my Paperwhite is just resting on my bedside table, another thing ignored here in the new way of things. I have also stopped watching television. I haven’t seen any new shows this fall and doubt I will. None of that stuff seems important at this point.

I am keeping up with podcast listening and YouTube videos. They are nice distractions. My new Nintendo 2DS is also a fantastic distraction although I don’t fiddle with it as much as I would like. I stay tired most of the time and I seem to be building a resistance to coffee so I am pretty much exhausted when I get home from the hospital and typically end up going directly to bed or I linger on the couch half-asleep until I give up and go to bed.

That’s how it is lately. I am hoping that NaNoWriMo will keep me busy. I would like to finish again this year although I have not figured out what I want to write about yet. I didn’t figure it out until the day before it started last year so I guess that is fine. Maybe something interesting will come to me.
I’m going to try to get back over here each day with at least a small update. We’ll see how that goes. I also have the podcast and this blog auto-posting to my Tumblr now so Up In This Blog is now one-stop shopping for all things me! I know that’s exciting. (Meh.)

I hope all is well with you. Let’s keep on keeping on, shall we?