Thursday, 13 October 2016

Oh, Right, Um, Hi

So the head cold I picked up (WHERE?  WHERE DID I GET IT I WANT TO RETURN IT!) has not been fun, and the last time I piled myself with cold meds I got nasty side effects so I'm battling this one pretty much on my own.  (Side note:  "natural" cold remedies are a nice idea but... seem to not have any effect on anything besides my wallet... sigh)  Which means I decided to stay home today. 

I had the dentist yesterday and tried to cancel, but they said nah, come in anyway we have gloves and masks, so I did, but I took something before hand so it wasn't too bad.  Oh, and no new cavities to deal with, YAY!!!  (So happy)

So I figured since I was home and relatively upright (as in, not prone on the couch for a few minutes) I'd pop in and say hi.  This cold has really invaded my head... as in I'm not so smart right now.  Like I put the toaster on this morning, empty.  *sigh*

Anyway.  We have DIRE WARNINGS about storms coming in the next few days.  Rainy rainy rainy and windy windy windy and EVERYBODY is talking about it and the dentist said people are actually cancelling appointments over it which... I... maybe people like to panic?  (Or like to have an excuse to not go to the dentist, ha!)  I mean, it sounds like Saturday will be interesting and I know that one of the issues is that wet ground and heavy trees (leaves still on) and wind can topple trees which can cause damage, but I dunno, maybe I'm uner-reacting?  We shall see.  I would love a good power outage, to be honest... but that means I should make sure I make my dinner tonight so I have leftovers for Saturday night, oh no, wait, it's only Thursday.. sigh.  Anyway... I will make sure I have some sort of something to eat that doesn't need to be cooked... just in case.  Not that power in the entire area ever seems to go out.  I can't remember the last time I had a power outage here.  Le sigh.

So, yeah.  I'm hoping this cold is going to start making its way out of my system and I'm doing what I can to encourage it to do so.  BYE BYE COLD! 

I'll keep you informed on the weather if I think of it... you know I love weather, but there is a chance it will hit elsewhere and be milder than expected here.  I think people need to remember that about weather sometimes... it's all just guesses.  Which is pretty cool, methinks.

And yeah, I'm hoping my brain will be clear enough to get back to trying to remember the rest of my Burning Man trip this year.  Not that my VISA is letting me forget much at all.  *heavy sigh*

Hope you're having a good Thursday and you're healthy and happy and not at all worried about weather!


Jason Langlois said...

Well, I'm hoping the cold passes quickly too. And so far, the storms are a bit of a dud for downtown - I guess the outer areas are getting hit harder.

Happydog said...

Hope your cold is better soon! Storms meh. Think people over react but we live in a tall high rise made of cement so maybe I'm privileged? I just went to the dentist we share this week! He's totally the best. He could see I was uncomfortable and said I'm going to give you some freezing you shouldn't have to be that stressed. Thanks again for the recommendation.

Victoria said...

THE COLD MUST LEAVE Jason! ... so yes, I'm hoping it passes quickly too. And yes, downtown tends to be a bit more sheltered, but I also think they over-predicted the first storm... let's see how Saturday goes.

So glad you're dentist happy HD! YAY! That's great, I love that he noticed! And yes, your high rise probably helps... there are also weird chunks where this area will miss and other parts will get hit badly... it's an odd little place. But as I said to Jason... let's see what Saturday brings! :) Oh, and you're welcome, I'm happy it worked out so well for us both!

Anonymous said...

as long as nobody gets hurt i'm all for a good storm.

my power was out for 14 hours last weekend after our windiest day in 15 years (sad but all I could think about was my stash of magnums and cornetto's melting in the freezer!!)

Jason Langlois said...

Hope the cold has gone, and the storm has passed you by and you are well this weekend. In my thoughts, and in a good way.

Victoria said...

I hope they were salvageable Solo Roving! :)

Cold is on the way out and man.... that storm was a let down, eh? Happy weekend to you too Jason.

Elliott said...

Just got caught up on all of your adventure. Wow, just wow. Quite the adventure. Glad you made it down and back in relatively one piece.

Having the work firewalls think your site is porn sucks cuz I only get a chance to read your posts on my phone and for some reason can't post comments. Anywho, glad you survived your trip.

Victoria said...

Thanks E.

And yeah, that sucks big time. *shakes my fist at your work firewall* But porn? Awesome! How'd I deserve that!! (Might explain some of the spam I get) ;)

Glad you've been able to catch up a bit, miss you! Hope your world is well.

Elliott said...

Surviving in my world. Work isn't the greatest...not overly challenging or busy...both things I thrive on. Oh well, still a paycheque. Hope things are getting back to normal for you.

Victoria said...

Working on it... or at least defining a new normal. Hugs.