yati: (watch your step)
So. I've been staring at this screen wondering how to write this without sounding stupid, and I've decided it's not possible.

I sprained my foot after slipping on my totally flat lawn. No, I can't explain it any better than that. I came home from work on Tuesday and I had parked the car, and I was going back to the front gate to lock it when I tripped over absolutely nothing and fell and sprained my left foot pretty badly. I also scraped my right knee pretty badly, but it seems totally minor when compared to the swollen foot.

The swelling's gone down now, mostly, and now it's all bruised and blue and black and green and I have to keep myself from poking it. I'm on medical leave for the rest of the week, and the doctor told me to sit down and watch television until Monday. (I wanted to tell her that I didn't watch much TV, but she glared at me so I nodded instead.) I rarely get sick, and I think this is only the second time this year I've been on medical leave and it's a three-day stretch at that (and then there's the weekend, and I'm still not allowed to hobble around even then). I don't know what to do with myself. It's really hard staying put in one place, and sometimes I forget I'm supposed to, especially since it only hurts when I stand up.

For some reason, staring at the computer gives me a headache (the painkillers, maybe? I know they make me drowsy) so I'm trying to catch up on my reading instead. I'm halfway through Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and I am sort of shaking my head at how little I know of European history.
yati: A prinny (from the video game Phantom Brave) floating in the water. (we'll go with the river's flow)
Hello! I, ah, haven't been here much, have I.

A summary of what happened the last month and a half: I was really, really busy with work, and then I took a break and came back to work feeling even more frustrated because it seemed like I had more work than I had before I went off on my break and things weren't really going my way even though the big project I was working on was already completed. And I was feeling vaguely miserable the whole time -- nothing I can pinpoint, just a general melancholy about everything.

I dropped the ball several places -- mostly things related to wrangling and fandom, which made me feel even worse, because I felt like I had volunteered to help and then didn't deliver. And I still have a DW bug to my name. I probably should unassign myself from that one; I don't think I can focus enough on it to get it done. Hmm.
yati: Sam and Tucker giving an off-screen Danny an odd look (lost his half of their mind?)
It hasn't been a very good weekend.

I planned to catch up on a number of things but I just . . . didn't. Mostly because I spent most of the time napping. I read some stuff, and then I fall asleep. Perhaps it was because I wasn't feeling very well on Friday -- you know it's going to be a bad afternoon when a headache appears out of nowhere and you get into the lift and it moves and your first thought is oh shit, I'm either going to faint or throw up while another three girls are looking at you worriedly, but luckily I didn't do either, or I would've been mortified for the rest of my life.

I can't figure out what triggered that episode. Probably a weird combination of cigarette smoke and someone's perfume (though usually both of those things are more likely to send me into a sneezing fit instead of causing a migraine), or heck, maybe it was the weather.

Well. In any case. Most things I wanted to do this weekend didn't go as planned. I'm already behind the January start for [community profile] intro_to_cs; I didn't do anything last weekend either (not even Python installed, whoops!) so now it's two weeks I need to catch up with. I'll have to find time during the week for this.

Also I need to reply to emails and comments and write up some stuff but I'm already yawning. (Which really seems unfair considering the amount of time I spent sleeping.) Tomorrow, maybe?
yati: Ichigo, Ishida, Orihime, Chad and Yoruichi from the Bleach manga, looking exaggeratedly shocked. (we have no words)
. . . You know, even with Dreamwidth's subscribe without giving access thing, I'm still afraid of subscribing to people. (This has nothing to do with how Dreamwidth does things -- it's just me and my insecurities.) Why am I so absurd.


Completely unrelated: things I must (must must must) do by the end of the week:

1. Dreamwidth patch for bug 1813! If you're wondering why you still don't have an option to display your userpic on the left or the right of your entry/comment, it's because of me hogging this bug and taking forever to complete it. Even if I don't finish and submit it by this week, at least I should get more done for it! Geez. I had this lofty idea, once, that maybe I could work on submitting one patch a week, since I pick up the reasonably easy bugs. 1813 is reasonable easy if you know CSS (and I do know CSS and I'm not really intimidated by the bug) but we have so many styles it just takes forever. I should at least get the Tabula Rasa–based ones done so I can submit that part of the patch! . . . And then stay away from CSS bugs. XD

2. Tag wrangling-y things for AO3. I have more claimed fandoms to my name now but not many of those are fandoms with existing fic, and I doubt there'll be much fic for it even for Yuletide. But I really should check what's already there. And upload my own fics. Hee.

I felt like there were more things, but I can't recall them. Ah well. Two is a good number.


Oh, LJ. Since the commit has been rolled back, I'll just shut up about it. (Still! Impressive back-paddling!)
yati: A prinny (from the video game Phantom Brave) floating in the water. (we'll go with the river's flow)
This hasn't been a very good week.

I've had a persistent sore throat that doesn't seem to want to go away no matter what I do, and it makes me feel as if I'm about to come down with a flu. Ergh. No amount of gargling or throat lozenges is doing the trick -- this might mean a visit to the clinic. :(

I've been coming home from work feeling tired and out of sorts, and I've been getting nothing done the last week. Lack of motivation: check. It's been so bad that I'm not even doing the simple things that can be done in minutes, like generating the diff for a patch for bug 1886. (It's already done -- the work is all there. I just need to generate the patch again because of, uh, I'm not entirely sure what happened, probably some Unfortunate Event between ftp-ing it over and uploading it to Bugzilla. Alas.)

work stuff, end of year appraisals )


Reading-wise: I've finished Stephen Hunt's The Court of the Air, which I didn't like very much. It's the first book in a series. This is rather unfortunate, because I was recommended the second book in the series, The Kingdom Beyond the Waves, and I thought I might as well start from the beginning. I'll try post a longer write-up for it later.

Kind of hit a snag in reading Dorothy Dunnett's Gemini -- it's sitting on my desk waiting for me to pick it up again.

Nanowrimo: as predicted, it is going nowhere. (For the curious, the total wordcount is now 0. If it was possible for it to be a negative number, it would be one.)


yati: Flonne squishing Laharl (Disgaea) while waving one arm (Default)

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