Rambles From Work…

Well, it’s been almost two weeks since my last entry… and a very busy two weeks they have been!

First of all, we got our new supervisor on the 1st. So far, he seems to be quite nice, though he’s currently trying to desperately catch up on training. (And, of course, our IT guys don’t yet have some of the necessary accounts set up for him… *sigh*)

Went to see “The Brothers Grimm” with my Auntie Glo last Friday. It was okay, but no great shakes – not going to be buying it when it comes out of video/DVD, that’s for sure. And I definitely don’t recommend it for anyone who has a phobia about bugs!

Speaking of wildlife (though bigger than bugs!), I had a rather close encounter with a skunk yesterday morning while on my last patrol. I walked out the door to head over to the construction site to make sure the gate was still locked (the school’s building a new athletic centre, and the workers aren’t allowed on until after 6am). I got about fifteen steps away from the door when I heard a rustling sound up ahead, looked up, and saw a skunk (facing me, but with its tail raised) about six feet in front of me, at most.

Luckily, I do know how to deal with wild animals. I carefully (and slowly) backed away from it, until it felt I had gone far enough that it was safe to cross the path I was on to get to the grassy area – via the wooden path through the flowerbeds, as opposed to straight through! – and then waited until it was a certain distance away before I started walking forward again. Boy, was that rather nerve-wracking! It’s certainly the closest I’ve ever come to a skunk while we were both outside. But all’s well that ends well, as they say…

Today hasn’t been too bad so far. Well, generally speaking. My knee’s buggered up again (*heavy sigh*), and I seem to have developed a headache in the last hour or two… but I’ve been writing most of the morning (when I haven’t been on patrols) and I’m rather happy about what I’ve managed to accomplish.

Oh, yeah… guess what Saitô and Kenshin have done to me now!

Shoved another story idea down my throat, that’s what. And to make things worse, this isn’t just a story – this is a story that has two variations, and they’re making me write both…

Oh well, I’m enjoying it, and that’s the important part.

And one last thing before I say “Goodbye for now”… Expect RuroBatt/Edge of the Blade Chapter 2, Part 4 to be up sometime this afternoon/this evening…

Later!
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Ugh… Miserable…

Which basically covers how I feel today, unfortunately…

First, of course, there’s the headaches from the TMJ… Then Thursday I started getting a scratchy throat. It was worse yesterday – and last night… well, the subject says it all. Stuffed up, scratchy throat, and headache from hell… *sigh*

Only reason I can tolerate being on the computer is because I tend to get so mono-focused on what I’m doing that it blocks the pain from my conscious mind, which is a good thing at this point…

Anyway, just one of those commentaries to let people know why I’m not terribly active at the moment…

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Jaw Joints & Migraines…

Ugh. Feel miserable.

You see, I have TMJ – Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome. What that means is that there’s a problem with the joint between my upper and lower jaw (the one just in front of the ears) – specifically, in my case (the osteo-arthritis type) the sac that cushions the area where the bones join is pierced. On both sides.

What that means is that even with anti-inflammatories, I get nasty headaches sometimes. And unfortunately, the past couple of days, the weather has not been helping – meaning that shortly after I arrived in at work last night, I ended up with a migraine. Thankfully, my supervisor happens to be very understanding, so not only could I manage the minimum effort (that I like to give – I still do most of it) in terms of patrols, but when she arrived in (which she generally does 45 minutes before the end of my shift), she just got a quick cup of coffee and let me go over 30 minutes early.

And since the time has now arrived when I can take more painkillers (last ones were around 5:20 am), I am going to do so, and then head to bed. *sigh* And I’d really hoped to go over Chp. 1 of RuroBatt during my shift…

Oh well. Here’s hoping sleep and Robaxisal (painkiller/muscle relaxant) will help it go away – or at least reduce it to where I can function without problems.

Sorry – had to get some of that off my chest. LJs seem to be fairly good for that, actually.

Later, all…

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