randomling: Dana Scully (The X-Files) (scully)
I keep meaning to make a grand life update but I am failing. I keep feeling majorly intimidated by the idea of writing out a whole entry, though, so here are some bullet points.

* I keep meaning to get back into DW development and failing.
* Mental health is variable and dodgy.
* This week I started learning German. I am doing quite well at translating song lyrics, with lots of help from a friend who's a native speaker, Google Translate, cognates, and linguistician's logic. I'm also doing the absolute beginner's course at Livemocha which is teaching me useful things. (But having a native speaker around who's willing to take me through things and geek out with me about linguistics, is invaluable and awesome fun.)
* I have two large WIPs and one short one. (This is just the ones I'm working on right now. The list of languishing bunnies is terrifying.)
* I have started (edit: I mean "started playing in") an RP! I am playing Joel, who is the main character of my languishing paranormal romance novel. He is awesome and it's lots of fun. It's offsite, but I'm considering making him a journal.

That will do for now!
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
Hello people. It's been a while! (When did I make my last post, anyway?)

Things are moving in my life.

I have made a bunch of new friends via Reed in Partnership - which is pretty awesome.

I'm working on a few job leads. Yay for working on getting income! (I had a job interview last week, but didn't get the job. Oh well.)

My Mac is experiencing problems so it's currently "in the shop". He is going to call tomorrow and tell me what's going on.

I continue to be in therapy.

I am playing a lot of World of Warcraft. I have developed a crush on a member of my guild. At some point, I'm actually going to ask him out (but this will require me being able to be online a bit more regularly, and yes I'm putting it off because I'm not ready, leave me alone). This is Serious Progress in the world of me.

I'm remembering how much I love music and really wishing to be able to afford singing lessons again. And trying to put together a decent practice routine (but this is hard alone).

I want to be writing again but I have no ideas. So I'm working on finding ways to generate ideas. I seem to be dreaming a lot of cool stories lately but they don't seem to even last long enough for me to write the ideas down.

I am working on my stuff. A lot.

Things are getting better bit by bit.

In sum: hurray!

How are things with my readers?
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
So now I'm done watching Dollhouse, maybe I can actually update here for once.

Here, have some bullet points. (Can't be bothered to actually code them. But never mind.)

I went to an awesome stitch-and-bitch/fannish gathering yesterday and had a great time.

Then I came home, watched loads of Dollhouse, and threw up at about 3.30am. Still feeling bit icky and nauseous. Ew. Not sure what is going on but I do not like it.

I cried and cried and cried over the last episode of Dollhouse. Bloody hell, Joss. Now I need something to cheer me up, stat. (I'm thinking an episode of Leverage while I work on getting the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory. Give me comedy! (edit - no TBBT this week, apparently))

My review at the volunteering job went pretty well and I am going to be laying about me when I get back there. We'll see whether or not I'm able to do that tomorrow, depending on how I feel. But I'm looking forward to leaping in there.

I learned something about myself and the containers I make for myself this week. Might write something about it on the blog later on. It's interesting and useful how paying attention to these things makes it easier to know what's happening with me.

Fandom rocks, that is all. And so does Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but you guys probably already know I have a ridiculous crush on him right now.

Er... that's it for now!
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
I am home from North Ca'lina and alive, but quite tired.

Things appear to be looking up. The volunteering thing starts on Monday. I'm sort of even looking forward to my therapy appointment this week. And I'm knitting a fair bit and planning to write more than I'm actually writing.

(I should do some writing before I go to sleep, really.)

How's everyone been this week?
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
Things are still hard. But I'll get my pills this afternoon, and this morning's doctor's appointment was a definite success. Got the admin stuff I needed done, and two balls rolling that needed to be got rolling, and I was taken seriously and everything. I think there might be an adult in here somewhere.

But I'm aware that this is a temporary thing. I'm able to take care of myself during the temporary hard time. And I'm able to put things in place that will help me not to be in this situation again. All of this is good news.

In the meantime, I'm watching lots of Warehouse 13 and getting some knitting done. (I have new yarn!) And I need to photograph my stash, so that my sister can pick colours for her birthday hat.

Might work on that now, actually. I need to know what she wants before I go away in a week. Um, apparently knitting is my new obsession.

Going to see what I can do about the self-care now. Yay, self-care.
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
I finished my employability course. Now for some job-hunting.

Sign-ups for MtYG opened today and I am all signed up! Need to write a Dear Santa letter at some point. But beyond that, it's just sitting around waiting for my assignment to show up. (If you are, were or have considered being a popslasher at any point, you should totally consider signing up. Just saying!)

Haven't caught up with this week's SPN yet.

I am definitely Getting Better. Social life, daily showering, attending an employability course, improving the situation in my room. It's all good stuff! And I start therapy tomorrow, which should be interesting at the very least. More social life and more connection in general would be awesome, though. Working on that part.

Made bread yesterday. It was pretty tasty, but the texture was a bit dense. According to my book, that means it needs more kneading. So we'll see about trying again next week.

Also missed my nap yesterday which meant I was extraordinarily cranky all evening and had a very early night. Note to self: naps are good.

Oh, and absolutely everything has changed on World of Warcraft. Quite stressful - I have to learn to play Warrior all over again! (And all my other toons, but I'm definitely not thinking about that yet. New Warrior is enough of a learning curve all by itself, thanks.) Looks like the new expansion's going to be quite fun, though.

I'm still obsessed with Hit Record and its shiny awesomeness, but I'm also completely stuck on what to do over there. (I haven't even got my head around the UI yet!) But I did record my voice for a collaboration encouraging people to vote in the US mid-term elections. I approve of efforts to get people out to the polling booth, even in countries where I don't live!

I think that's all the updates for today! I think I'm going to try to make a conscious effort to show up more here. Hello!

stuff.

Oct. 2nd, 2010 12:07 pm
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
Okay, I tried to take on a tidying project that turned out overwhelming. So I need to ask my dad for help! (Sigh. But it's okay. Baby steps.)

Feels a bit like there is Too Much To Do and Not Enough Time, especially since this course is going to eat up 4 mornings next week. But it's okay. I am getting in the direction of formulating a plan.

Stitch & Bitch at [personal profile] cesy's tomorrow. That should be fun. My plan is to finish the tension swatch today so I'm knitting something Slightly More Interesting tomorrow. (Namely, starting the hat I'm planning to make for myself.)

I have a list somewhere. I should get on with it.

How're you lot?

randomness

Oct. 1st, 2010 10:11 pm
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
Evening kittens!

Not much to write about tonight, but thought I would pop my head in.

Had a long and busy week. Went into Reed In Partnership three times. Exhausting! And it's four times next week, I'm starting a course there.

It'll either be very interesting or make me even sicker (I hope not the latter, but we'll see).

Finished a hat for my mum - there may be photos at some point soonish.

Have been rewatching the first season of Supernatural. Oh, it's clunky and awesome. I love that show. ♥ Nearly at the end of S1 now. Thinking about crossing it over with Inception, 'cause that's what I do now!

Trying to figure out what I should be posting about. I miss being active around here!
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
I am sort of hesitating to make this post in case it bursts my bubble. Or in case people suddenly start expecting things from me that I can't give yet.

But believe it or not... things appear to be looking up.

I'm finally getting a grip on my room and my stuff. Things are actually where I can find and use them and it's slightly amazing.

I'm continuing my small but important social life, and wondering about a little bit more of that lovely in-person interaction stuff.

I have an interview tomorrow morning with some people called Reed In Partnership who are all about helping people to get back into work after a period on sickness benefit. So you never know, I might have a job again in the near future. (Not counting on it, but we'll see.)

I have actually showered the last five mornings without fail. It's always embarrassing to admit this (and I have new readers now who don't know me), but that's a big old step for me. It's really helping me to feel like a human being again.

I'm trying to do a little journaling and processing now and then, and that's helping.

I'm writing again.

I'm knitting again.

Things are slightly, slightly getting done. And slightly happening.

I think I might be nearly ready to try having a life again.

(15ish months since I last went to work at a job. And counting. Let's see about getting these feet under me again, hey?)
randomling: Chris Kirkpatrick of *nsync raises an eyebrow. (eyebrow)
I am sort of hesitating to make this post in case it bursts my bubble. Or in case people suddenly start expecting things from me that I can't give yet.

But believe it or not... things appear to be looking up.

I'm finally getting a grip on my room and my stuff. Things are actually where I can find and use them and it's slightly amazing.

I'm continuing my small but important social life, and wondering about a little bit more of that lovely in-person interaction stuff.

I have an interview tomorrow morning with some people called Reed In Partnership who are all about helping people to get back into work after a period on sickness benefit. So you never know, I might have a job again in the near future. (Not counting on it, but we'll see.)

I have actually showered the last five mornings without fail. It's always embarrassing to admit this (and I have new readers now who don't know me), but that's a big old step for me. It's really helping me to feel like a human being again.

I'm trying to do a little journaling and processing now and then, and that's helping.

I'm writing again.

I'm knitting again.

Things are slightly, slightly getting done. And slightly happening.

I think I might be nearly ready to try having a life again.

(15ish months since I last went to work at a job. And counting. Let's see about getting these feet under me again, hey?)
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
Hello, lovely DW-and-LJ people!

I keep meaning to update and not doing it. Just like I keep meaning to do LOADS of stuff and not doing it.

So here's a basic rundown of what's going on in my life at the moment:

-Money's a huge issue. Ugh. Not wanting to think about it. (But I am thinking about it. Slowly.)

-I have fandoms again! Doctor Who (always! but Matt Smith captured my heart), Sherlock (which ate my brain), and Inception (which has actually, surprisingly, got me writing again). Popslash didn't go anywhere but my muses have abandoned me.

-I'm trying to get myself to play the piano. Harder than it looks! But I'm enjoying it.

-I'm having an actual social life! Seeing movies once a week with my lovely [livejournal.com profile] seiyaharris. It's a bit awesome to actually leave the house.

-I'm still depressed and exhausted all the time and it's driving me batty.

-I am however working on getting therapy from the WPF.

-I'm sorting out my belongings, finally. Not easy, but I'm getting support from my dad, and we're doing an exchange of labour (I'm helping him sort out his belongings, too).

-Oh, and I might go to a stitch and bitch at the beginning of October. More socializing, yay!

I think that's all for now.

Hello to New People on both LJ and DW, by the way. (Maybe I should do a "hello there this is me" post.)
randomling: A wombat. (crotch)
Hello, lovely DW-and-LJ people!

I keep meaning to update and not doing it. Just like I keep meaning to do LOADS of stuff and not doing it.

So here's a basic rundown of what's going on in my life at the moment:

-Money's a huge issue. Ugh. Not wanting to think about it. (But I am thinking about it. Slowly.)

-I have fandoms again! Doctor Who (always! but Matt Smith captured my heart), Sherlock (which ate my brain), and Inception (which has actually, surprisingly, got me writing again). Popslash didn't go anywhere but my muses have abandoned me.

-I'm trying to get myself to play the piano. Harder than it looks! But I'm enjoying it.

-I'm having an actual social life! Seeing movies once a week with my lovely [livejournal.com profile] seiyaharris. It's a bit awesome to actually leave the house.

-I'm still depressed and exhausted all the time and it's driving me batty.

-I am however working on getting therapy from the WPF.

-I'm sorting out my belongings, finally. Not easy, but I'm getting support from my dad, and we're doing an exchange of labour (I'm helping him sort out his belongings, too).

-Oh, and I might go to a stitch and bitch at the beginning of October. More socializing, yay!

I think that's all for now.

Hello to New People on both LJ and DW, by the way. (Maybe I should do a "hello there this is me" post.)
randomling: A wombat. (Default)
Going to try to get a bit better about saying hi over here and connecting with you guys, because I miss you (and just reading my reading list/flist and not commenting or posting is not the same).

Plus I'm starting to get to a place where I slightly want to be sociable again. Yay, sociable!

I have been reading, but I'm still going to ask what's up, because - what's up?

Hi!

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