Category: House Keeping


House Keeping 7/7/20

So, I finally found a job. Pretty sure I mentioned that last time, but it’s finally sinking in that I am once again employed. Not the worst feeling ever.

I’ve also fallen behind again.

No worries, dice review is coming up on Friday, we’ll see if I can’t get this thing in order once again. Book review should be up sometime tomorrow. “Consumption Incident” post should be up Thursday.

Then I get to start plotting the next few weeks because fun things are coming.

Fun things like a first book from a writer I’m really excited about and Sailor Moon themed dice. Things that make me happy to think about and that I hope you all enjoy seeing me yammer on about.

This week is a short one, I don’t have much to worry over or any serious complaints.

I do want to mention, there’s a retail blackout planned today. Blackout Day 2020, it’s an economic protest of racial inequity in America, the idea being to not spend any money today. If you absolutely have to buy something, go for a local black owned business and support them instead of the big boxes. It feels very worth supporting.

That’s about it. Stay safe, stay healthy, and have a great rest of the week!

House Keeping 6/30/20

Little bit of a head ache today, I haven’t gotten much of anything done as a result.

I had a job interview yesterday. It went really well and I go back later this week to fill out papers and, hopefully, find out when I start.

Book review should be up tomorrow. I have a fair idea of what I need to do with it and the skeleton down, just need to finish it.

“Consumption Incident” post is good to go live Thursday morning. I’m working on getting more of those posts worked up, it’s been being a lot of fun to go back and work on these.

This is a short one, that’s about it.

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House Keeping 6/23/20

So, no dice review yesterday, I wound up working on a couple of life things and playing a video game to distract myself a little. We live in interesting times. And the longer times stay interesting the more I understand why that used to be a curse.

I got things done though. Even if they weren’t things for here.

Crocheting is going well, I’ll probably have at least this blanket done by the time the pandemic lets up. The next one’s going to be hair pin lace and Red Heart’s Neon Stripe, so it’ll wind up with blocks of bright colors and black. It’ll also show cat hair like no one’s business, but that’s just how things go some times.

I am probably going to wind up postponing the book review again. I’ve been reading a book for way later in the year because it just sounded that enjoyable but the peace of just sitting and reading continues to elude me. So it’s been slow going as I keep getting up to see if something that needs my attention has magically materialized while I wasn’t looking. It’s like going back to the refrigerator to see if something you want to eat’s shown up but somehow worse.

Aiming not to postpone the “Consumption Incident” post again. Been picking away at notes for that, just need to do one fell swoop and get them all down and collected and then get to work. One of those things that isn’t going to be nearly as bad as I’m making it once I actually force myself to get it done.

Dice review should be out Friday. For real this time.

And that’s about it for this one. It’s been a weird, at minimum, Summer for everyone so I appreciate you all sticking around.

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I’ve been talking a lot about getting things done and then having nothing to show for it lately, haven’t I? Sad thing is that all I can say on that is that I’m sorry and I’m working on it. Both are true, they’re just also both things I’ve said what feels like a hundred times before.

There’s so much I want to do and, with things like the recent protests, things I want to help with in anyway I can. It’s draining to realize how little I can do. To see what other people are doing to help their neighbors and find myself wanting by comparison.

I’m so tired of applying for jobs that ultimately come to nothing that I got legitimately angry while applying for what seems to be a job I have a decent chance of landing. I’m tired of trying and never seeing anything come from it but even more tired of the feeling of helplessness that comes from that. Right now, it feels like I’m treading water and looking for any sign of land, or walking in circles on circles on circles.

I’m going to keep treading, keep putting one foot in front of the other, but it would be really nice if I had somewhere to go. I’m definitely going to keep going though, I’ve been through this song and dance before and my brain hasn’t managed to get rid of me yet.

I’m tired of feeling all doom and gloom, but it did feel like I needed to say all of that. I finished the book I wanted to review last week. I’ve requested several books that I really want to read for reviews later in the year, some of which I’ve even heard back about. My current crafting project is coming along alright, even with yarn being a little hard to track down just now. My little corner of existence isn’t nearly as bad as it can feel. But I think I needed to talk about the things that were bothering me before I could talk about the good stuff.

Or the stuff for the blog.

As said, I’ve finished reading the book for this week’s review. I’m not sure how good the review will be due to several semi-related things, but it’ll be nice to get it written. My plan for tomorrow is to work on “Consumption Incident” things. My working on that just kind of fizzled out last week because of frustrations, one of which I know I can fix via pen and paper notes. Hopefully the other stuff will fall in line after that, if not I’ll just post pictures of my crocheting when I have to postpone it again. Dice review will be Friday. I’ve got several sets I want to talk about over the next few weeks, it’s just a matter of deciding which to tackle first and seeing when a couple things are going to arrive.

A quick apology for the existential crisis barf and that’s about it.

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House Keeping 6/9/20

It’s been raining a lot here. It’s good for my garden, but I kind of wish that it would cool things down a little too. Hard to go out for a walk when I feel like I’m being sauteed, not nearly as enjoyable as a couple weeks ago at any rate.

Not much to talk about this week. Still job hunting. Still slowly plugging away at unpacking the new place.

I’m reading the book for this week’s review still, so I may wind up postponing the review again this week. I’m about half way through it, so it’s a maybe either way.

The “Consumption Incident” post should be up on time, I didn’t get much writing ahead done on that, but I’ve got enough that it should be fine.

That’s about it.

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House Keeping 6/2/20

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday, and not a word to say. If I give myself long enough I’ll make something up, but I think I’ll try to save that for later.

Scott Coon, Lost Helix‘s author and theĀ  guest from Friday’s post, has a tour going for Lost Helix‘s release today. You can find more information about that either at his website, Facebook, or through his twitter. It’s worth checking out.

Blog wise, I’m working on the review for tomorrow, that shouldn’t be a concern. Then the “Consumption Incident” post for Thursday. Then picking up steam to get back into it. I’ve got a book I want to finish and several that I want to get started on. Plenty of World of Darkness posts that need to be written up, plenty of ridiculous adventures to talk about.

That’s about it, really short post this week.

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I’m running entirely behind.

Not a lot happening this week. I’m still behind on everything, still haven’t heard back on any jobs or unemployment. Still trying not to be a tremendous downer.

So I’m going to mention a thing that brought me more than a bit of joy. I made a friend!

It’s based off the pictures for this pattern off of Ravelry for a Final Fantasy style black mage, which I would have just bought and followed if I could read a pattern at all. I’m definitely planning on working on neater iterations of it later, and learning to read a pattern so I can support the artist who came up with it an make the other two mages they designed, but I’m happy with it.

As to the blog, I am drastically behind which is less than ideal. I’ve been feeling pretty useless for the past couple weeks and it’s impacted my willingness/ability to really do anything. I’m planning on taking some time over the next few days to try and catch up on writing the “Consumption Incident” posts for a couple weeks and to get further in the book I’m reading. Once I take the time to sit and read it shouldn’t take me any time to finish this book, it’s really well written, I just have to take the time.

All that in mind, I’m going to post up this week’s dice review tomorrow. Next week it’ll go back to being on Monday, I’ve got a set coming from Libris Arcana’s subscription service that I’m planning on covering. It’s the last one before they swap over to their new premium resin dice for it.

I’ve also got a guest post coming up on Friday for Scott Coon’s Lost Helix. It promises to be a lot of fun and I hope you all enjoy it!

And that’s about it for this week.

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House Keeping 5/19/20

I’m behind on everything this week.

It turns out that when I have all the time I could possibly want to do pretty well whatever I want, I wind up distracting myself and then nothing happens.

That’s all to say that I’m not actually sure if anything except this is going to go up this week. I’m badly behind, only about a third of the way through the book I’m reading now, barely started on getting the “Consumption Incident” post together, and I missed yesterday’s dice review because I crashed hard and was asleep all of yesterday.

Yay broken sleep schedule. Time is meaningless.

I think my plan right now is to try and get my dice review written and posted tomorrow, because I really do want to talk about Dice Envy’s Alpha set. Try and get the “Consumption Incident” post written for Thursday, because I want to try and have something like a regular schedule still. And see how things go on the book review.

The book itself is well written so far, I just keep feeling like there’s something else I should be doing and wondering off. It’s kind of terrible because I know, logically, there’s nothing pressing to get done. But isn’t there?

I guess that’s about it for this one.

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I have figured out how to make granny squares in a shape other than a square. Reality was not ready for me to have this knowledge. I’m trying to make a bag to take to the local farmers markets once things have started up again.

There’s a strawberry you pick not far from here that should be safe to go to if they’re open right now. The mask will keep me from eating my weight in berries while I’m there. But that just means I’ll eat more on the way home, right? I’m more than a little excited, it’s been awhile since I got to visit a you pick.

My tomatoes are doing well, just got the cages on them a few days ago because they’re growing like crazy. Both of them have several blooms already, so I’m hoping I’ll have tomatoes soon. The cherry ones especially should be great for snacking. The herbs are doing pretty great too, though the basil isn’t wanting to grow well just yet. The mint is more than making up for it.

I’m shaky on what I’m wanting to do blog wise. Just now there doesn’t seem to be a ton of interest in either the dice reviews or the “Consumption Incident” posts, which is kind of a bummer because I enjoy doing both. I don’t think I’m going to stop doing either, but I might pause on the in character story notes for next game. Pause on it here at least. It’s one of those places where I joke about void yelling, but then that isn’t actually a lot of fun.

Of course, by the same token, I’m considering getting a dice tower at some point to better test roll the dice I review. The duality of me there.

Speaking of all this, both the review for the week and the “Consumption Incident” post should be up some time on their respective days. I’ve just got to figure out a good way to separate two weeks worth of game into different posts without the excuse of it being a character’s personal journal and also without the character having a smart phone to just be emailing all this to her friends on the go.

And that’s about it.

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House Keeping 5/5/20

It’s the Revenge of the Fifth and life continues to be a quiet mash of days.

My roommate and I watched the first half of Netflix’s I am Not Ok with This last night and then some nice light, terrible haunting documentaries. I find myself wanting to look for the comic that the show is based on, though I also feel like I want to wait on that until the show is over. Seems like a good way to get ahead of the show without meaning to. It was an enjoyable watch though.

Nothing really big coming up.

I’m thinking of doing another Happy Birthday to Me dice giveaway and just starting it Saturday, I’ll need to get the lead out if I want to make that work. But it seems like something that could brighten a few people’s days.

I might postpone tomorrow’s book review. I’ve got one ready to go. I just also have a book that I’ve been trying to make myself finish and I don’t want to cause another dry spell because I’ve run out of reviews that I’d gotten finished and scheduled and then just stayed stuck on this one book for weeks on end. I guess I’ll see how far I get into it before I go to bed.

After this one though, I’m going back to the first of Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children books and reading it. I deserve something I know I’ll enjoy and my roommate got me a copy of the fourth one as a birthday gift, so I’ll have something to follow it up with before getting back to reviews as usual.

Getting back to regularly scheduled dice reviews here soon. Several of the Kickstarters I backed awhile ago are going to be shipping soon and I finally managed to get my hands on a set of Dice Envy’s Alpha Dice set, since they did the recent re-release of them. So there’s a lot for me to be excited about.

Speaking of Dice Envy though, the December Subscription Box’s Electric Boogaloo set also just hit the store, which not only means cool new dice but also that you can use their coupon code EDISON for 10% off your order. Always useful.

And that’s about it.

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