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Between taking a vacation, getting the flu (halfway through my vacation, which carried on through well over a week), and finally the power outage that has been going on in Downtown Vancouver for 2 days now (and not expected to be fixed until at least tomorrow night, possibly Thursday morning) giving many of us an unexpected couple of days (almost--still have to keep an eye on things) off or at least working from home, I have been doing some extended thinking about where I want things to go with my life.

I would just like to say how totally unimpressed I am about being sick right now. I've been sick since Thursday, after 2 days of having a fever and being achy all over and snotting all over the place. Now my fever is gone, but my throat hurts, and I'm all stuffy and coughing. And I just all of a sudden got a rash all over my tummy, its origins totally mysterious to me. WTF. Seriously, adding insult to injury. And this was supposed to be my vacation week! This is me NOT IMPRESSED.

Unimpressed - at spending the latter part of my vacation laid out with the flu

Big thanks to everyone who's checked up on me and brought me supplies over the last few days, I love you guys.

Well, after being a little tough on Steven on the weekend, when he had a really runny nose and thought he was sick, apparently karma has come back to haunt me. What I thought were just really bad allergies to the ick in the air seems to have turned into a little summer cold. (Update - now at bedtime, full on sick, achy, chills, terribleness...BOOOO.) Luckily, he got over it in a couple days, and I'm hoping for the same for me. But for now, it's making me a little cranky, and so, methinks it be time for a list of happy things.

Pokeface

I think I'm going to try and post happy things whenever I feel crappy, to help cheer myself up.

Go go synchronicity!

  1. Skipping last weekend was fun (see above).
  2. I got my hair cut (see below).
  3. Martin was nice and let me whine to him about feeling crappy, which made me feel better.
  4. Went to quirky little solstice performance at the beach tonight.
  5. Tomorrow is a new day.

win of the day: haircut

I've got a mental list of things that I've been meaning to blog about, and now that I've got a few quiet moments to myself sitting in front ofthe gas fireplace in the hotel lobby (oh, how I miss having a fireplace...) I am attempting to collect my thoughts a bit. The last couple weeks have been incredibly busy, between Northern Voice, Boston, and a bazillion appointments, on top of being really sick last week, I still haven't quite had the time to process everything. 

Me if I had been a med student?

Aka. Revised goal: finding the balance between yes and no.

So, last Thursday, I read my blog post "Practicing yes." at the pre-conference dinner. It was an(other) exercise in trying to get comfortable with public speaking, and actually went relatively well--thanks to everyone who cheered me on!

Just got home from round one of the big day of crazy tests (as part of what is shaping up to be the month of crazy tests). Round 1: Vestibular (ENG) testing. Following the lights you see with crazy goggles on, followed by about 30 mins of having different temperatures of water shot into your ears while you can't see anything...apparently it makes you insanely dizzy--fun! *rolls eyes* At least the lady was really nice. I am now soggy eared and nauseous, and still a little dizzy.

Last Friday I got my neck xrays done, there are fun photos from that:

Waiting for xrays in the cubicle, am very impressed as you can see...

*Yawns*

I am tired. And I know I'm not the only one. But I'm the kind of tired that sleeping only helps so much (not that I've been getting enough anyway...stupid insomnia). I don't know how it happened, but I think I'm burnt out. Thing is, I think it's more of a community burn-out that's happening, and rightly so as there's been a heck of a lot going on!

Friday got off to a bit of a slow start--was going to go into work for the morning and make up some sick time, but instead woke up with probably the worst neck pain I'd had all week (and it was not a good week), and realized I really needed to go back to the doctor.  So, I went to the doctor that had referred me to the rheumatologist and the interesting thing was I didn't actually get to see the doctor, I ended up just seeing this nurse practitioner that was working with her.  Now I know what you might be thinking--great clinic, they don't even let you see the doctor, but the thing is, this was one of the most useful doctor's appointments I've had in ages!  She was super knowledgeable, wasn't rushed to get me out of there, answered tons of questions, and gave me a ton of info that doctors don't tend to give on my options.  Anyway, I'm supposed to get more blood tests, a neck x-ray, and hopefully will get in faster for the MRI (but who knows...), and also got the referral to get a se

I know it's well past New Years, and that's okay because this is not exactly a post about resolutions, but more a post about the ongoing struggle to be happy with a life I didn't plan, and to figure out how I can turn the life I have into the one I always wanted.  Although I really enjoyed among others, Richard's post of New Years Intentions (rather than making promises to yourself you'll just end up breaking), Karen (see post: Resolved to Improve) had by far the most inspiring new years post for me.  It hit home because it was not the post stating a lofty goal, nor a self-improvement failed on last year, looking to be held accountable for.  Not goals

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