Monday, 26 November 2007

Well, that was odd

For the last half hour, every time I tried to open my blog, Firefox crashed. This time it didn't. How random. I was thinking it was the long 'status' line in my Facebook badge, or possibly the video I accidentally posted so that it automatically runs, but oh well, it's working now.

So as to this mid-week (in depression management terms) update--I have not been particularly good at keeping up with my goals. I haven't, for instance, been diligent in my 10-minutes a day thing. In either respect. I have tried, but I forgot one day, started but got distracted another. And if I were really on top of things, the burnt-out light bulb in my bedroom would have been replaced by now. But that's going to have to wait for another day as well.

On the other hand, I did read three of the four things I meant to read this weekend. Didn't get to the biggie, which is the review I need to write, the deadline for which is fast approaching.

I did have a good yoga practice today tho.

Unfortunately over the weekend, the inside of my left wrist broke out into some kind of rash. I don't know if I came into contact with something or this is just my periodic, atopic, often stress-induced, skin thing reasserting itself. I'm dousing (or is that dosing) it with Benadryl (thank &deity; for Benadryl spray) and cortisone (thank &deity; for 1% cortisone) as appropriate and hoping, really hoping it goes away.

Because if it's at all stress induced, stress is going to get steadily worse for a few months. I've been appointed Acting Head from January 1st to June 30th next year, while the current Acting Head (and presumptive next official Head) is on leave. I'm hoping nothing too horrible will happen, but it sounds like a lot of little hassle things that I don't really need.

The good news is that I get a course break, if I decide to take it, which is what I'm going to finish deciding tonight. Like Milt Stegall (record-holding football player for the 2nd-place CFL finishing Blue Bombers) I'm 99% sure (in my case, that I'll take the course break immediately and hand one of my scheduled courses to someone else; in Stegall's case that he's retiring like he's been saying he would at the end of this season).

I don't normally follow football, but the Grey Cup was this weekend (as was the Vanier Cup, more in a moment), which is the CFL's championship game, this year played by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Rough Riders (currently the only CFL team to be called the Rough Riders, but that's a recent development in Canadian history). Saskatchewan one, to the surprise of no one, really, but it was a big deal here. It was a pretty good game, from what I hear.

So congratulations, if not jubilation, to the Blue Bombers. On the other hand, the UofM Bison(s) football team won the Vanier Cup on Friday, which is the Canadian college/university football championship. So go Bisons. Woo hoo.

Okay, I have to go see if I have enough gas in my car to make it to the gas station. And then find some food for dindins. To all a good night.

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