Hi, everyone! It’s that time again! Weekly updates delivered every Saturday! Please remember that Let’s Read Academics will be on hiatus from December 21st to the start of January!
- 6/12 books
- 0/50% essay
- 0/chapter reworkingThat darned chapter reworking
- 0/collection-exclusive short story
- 0/RotTR LPs
This is a sliiiiight lie. I actually have more of the short story done than this. I just failed to track how much. So! Starting the count from scratch!
Writing happened? No, I kid. Writing did happen, a very little of it because my brain’s been rubbish still. 🙁 And like I said above, I failed to track it properly.
Life And Other Such Important Matters
In this year’s long, long list of “Oh, you thought things were improving?”, we are now officially in household quarantine for at least until testing results are in. It took something like five minutes for someone to go out to the shops. I cannot even.
Personally, though, I’m all right, I think. Anxious and tired, but that’s nothing new. I’m still pondering how to rearrange the furniture sensibly, so nothing’s changed, but I’m trying to get back into my lists because organisation really helps. I just need a way to pick myself up and keep going after I fall off.
So this weekend has lists! We’ll see how it goes. This is technically the first item on the list, though not the one I’ve done first. It’s not a fancy list, but that’s okay. I find it helpful to start small, even if it makes me feel a bit sad looking at the list and noting all the things I could add.
See, the thing is: I could add them, but then they wouldn’t get done. For me, anyway. So starting with a small list that I can add to actually works out better because it has multiple functions: If I finish it, I can feel good about finishing it. If I don’t finish it, I feel less bad because there were fewer items on it and thus I have failed less spectacularly. And anything else I get done and add is just an awesome bonus!
And the idea is obviously to build that up since it’s only so small because it should make it easier to get back up if I trip. Then, as I manage to build things into routine more, I can add things. At least that’s the theory.
I really hate the fact that I fell off making the lists, though. I used to have them every week and they were super helpful, but somewhere along the line depression meant I stopped completely and since then most every attempt to get back to it has failed. But I can do it. Eventually. We try and try again and, honestly, even if I fail again I will have made progress for a little while and so can make progress again.
Stand-out Positive Moment
I got ear gunk out of Twi’s ear! I think. It may have been nose gunk, but I don’t think so? Twi’s been having issues with her ear and we can’t really see what’s wrong, but I know that cleaner and my frankly rubbish ear massages do seem to help her feel better. So the vet said to give that a try and come back if there’s no improvement. So getting to a point where I seem to be better at massaging her ear and likely getting some of the gunk out? AWESOME!
This Week on Patreon
All the Patreon posts from the past week, collected in neat and tidy lists, divided by tier.
How about you? What have you been up to lately? Has anything awesome happened?