Early evening scribblings

I’m closing a day that has been equal parts simplicity and joy. I made decent money today, I was in a great mood and things went well in general. I was unsure of what time I was to start today so I got there early. Early enough to enjoy a lovely breakfast sandwich Shannon brought home with him. After devouring said sammich it was time to start.

I won’t bore you with the intricacies of my work day. I will however give whoever may be reading the rundown of late:

Working a lot, but haven’t made a ton of money lately. Got stuck with the wussy section and while it’s been a remarkably chill few weeks, I finally got bored and decided to say something. From here on out I’ll be largely the downstairs guy. My few weeks upstairs was fun but I barely made any scratch doing it.

What else? The RA is currently being handled fairly well by the meds (Methotrexate and Humira with occasional Prednisone). Although I did have a bit of a mishap this week with my Humira shot. Seems that I hit a wee blood vessel and gave myself an ugly bruise. It’s fine, just happens every so often I guess. I’m seeing my Rheumatologist Friday and am happy it’s going well aside from being late on getting my labs done. Soon.

Mentally I’m alright. Missed a Psych appointment and ran out of refills but got on the phone and got it all sorted out. I’m actually pretty happy right now. I’ve cut way back on my Wellbutrin which is good because it was kind of revving up my heart a bit. I see that doctor next Tuesday. 

Aside from that, I don’t really have a lot to report. I’m trying to make time for friends but it’s hard with everyone on different schedules. Still, I firmly believe that if it’s important you make the time. I do my best to, though it doesn’t always pan out. 

In the meantime I’m relaxing with a Kona Lager and ‘The Circle and the Blue Door’ by Purson. Magnificent album. Full of Psychedelic Pizzazz. 

Oh, and I won a shirt in an eBay auction. Aleister Crowley with the words Beast Mode. I LOLD.

Enjoy yourself, whoever you may be.

-Thom

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Spring is in the air

Yup, Florida’s ever so brief flirting with cool temperatures is nearly behind us giving way to spring. This will be my second spring break working on Clearwater Beach and I am EXCITED this year. I plan to make some money. The fact that my employer just gave me a killer raise plays into this aspiration well. 

Health wise I’m doing pretty well. My foot is all healed up and my RA meds seem to be doing the job. I’m not having intense pain when I do flare and it’s certainly less frequent with my taking the Methotrexate and Humira. I don’t use steroids much these days and I rarely use my heavy duty ibuprofen.

Anyhow, things are pretty good right now. Work goes well, I’ve managed to catch up with a couple friends recently and I’m just trying to enjoy the time I do get to myself. Playing into that, my listening agenda lately has consisted of The Devil’s Blood, Beherit, Funeral Mist. Samael, Jex Thoth, Jess and the Ancient Ones, Fallen Christ and Sadistic Intent. I’ve also been occasionally working in some moody stuff like a bit of The Golden Palominos and how could I forget that lovely band called Purson? Magnificent band, sultry, trippy and deeply insightful. Just the way I like my Psychedelica.

I don’t do nearly as much reading these days as I would like and this is something that I’m trying to improve my record on. I’m ADHD as all get out. I live to read if it interests me but I have a hard time staying on task and my attention wanders horribly. Currently I’m reading a book about Goddess worship throughout human history as well as the occasional Crowley book. Even if all I read is a chapter now and then I try to keep going.

As ever, with all things. This spring break should be a bit better. A lot of the construction on the beach is donezo. I know what’s wrong with my joints unlike last spring break. The meds seem to be working well and I’m feeling alright about it. As long as I can manage the fatigue I’ll be alright. I just finished eight days straight the day before yesterday. Can’t wait to get that check. 

In the meantime, based on a few suggestions from friends I’m going to give CBD oil a try for my arthritis pain. It got some rave reviews from people I know that had some pretty serious pain to manage. I’m pretty sure Florida will give me a medical marijuana card but God knows how long that’ll take. CBD is already legal in this state and I think it’s worth a shot.

So yes, today finds me facing the near future with optimism and hope. I just have to be careful and listen to my body. I can only do what I can do. 

That goes for you as well. 

93

-Thom