Some of the stuff is good stuff – some of the problem is here is emotional whiplash – some of which is abrupt relief of stressors like finally getting the rugs and booking movers. Which is good, but often comes not with a good feeling but a shaky, bullet-dodged feeling.
I don't talk about my work-life much here.
One of the things I pride myself on as a therapist is that I apply my therapist skills to the issue of patient attendence, such that I have, I think, a lower rate of non-attendance that typical for therapists seeing similar populations. At least last time I ran some numbers it seemed to bear that out; and more anecdotally, to hear therapists complain about it in our trade mags, apparently getting ghosted by patients is a pretty normal thing for most therapists. But it's vanishingly rare for me.
The unfortunate consequence is that when a patient does ghost me, it has been, an alarming percentage of the time.... a rather more literal "ghosting".
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Seriously, what's a Divine Talent gotta do to get credit around this town?
Prince Yu: "Good for Mei Changsu. He bought a mansion at random and gave me such a big gift."
Jingrui: "Why must you be involved in this political chaos?"
Banruo: "Mei Changsu seems to be acting on his own."
Mei Changsu, deep in his heart, probably: THIS WAS ALL DONE VIA MY HARD WORK OVER LITERAL YEARS IN ADVANCE, THE LEAST YOU COULD DO IS RECOGNISE IT!
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Here are the things I made for this years Chocolate Box Exchange:
echium (727 words) by WolffyLuna
Fandom: Shoujo Kakumei Utena | Revolutionary Girl Utena
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Himemiya Anthy/Tenjou Utena
Characters: Himemiya Anthy, Tenjou Utena, Chu-Chu (Utena)
Additional Tags: Flowers, Symbolism, Dialogue Heavy, Slice of Life, Australiana, (I am aware this show is set in Japan. And yet.)
A new flower grows in the Rose Garden.
I've booked movers for an arrival between 3pm and 5pm on next Tuesday.
The place I went with, I picked because they were highly recommended and can handle that time window, but also: they have a reasonable price, but also a 10% discount if you pay in cash, which I am happy to do. :D (NTS: I ordered a mattress bag from them, so I don't need to buy one independently.)
I also booked a second pick up of book boxes for this coming Saturday.
Not sure if I mentioned; tn3270 and I have been taking carloads of stuff over, to drain the swamp. Stuff that can be put away in the kitchen and closets, so it's not in the way of rug deployment or the movers.
(Huh, while I was writing this, the old landlord called. I didn't pick up. He doesn't seem to have left a vmail.)
I am more exhausted than I need to be, because I slept terribly, because bad vibrations last night. So that's validating, in case I needed further reminder of why I'm leaving.
Also, I got an email from the property manager that the heating person was coming to check out my bathroom radiator later this morning. This is great, yay repairs, however I delicately let him I know am generally asleep 4am to noon, and that emailing me at 9am about coming by at 11am isn't going to work.
Last night, the toilet at the new place malfunctioned. I discovered that the handle rod had been being attached to the connector thingy on the flap by a – get this – safety pin. An old, rusty safety pin which had finally bent out of shape and let go. I replaced it with a mini ziptie, which will presumably survive the heat death of the universe, and it's fine now. Let the propmgr know though.
This is my last week of hosting! Next friday is already march! Time flies! Next time we meet up at sylvaine.
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pros: better url
cons: my email still says nerdflighter and the difference will drive me crazy inside a week
I also suspect it has a fair bit to do with there being so much I want to do, but the problem is that my peak motivation time appears to be halfway through work, and by the time I get home my motivation is shot as far as anything remotely complicated is involved.
On the upside, my pay raise did go through as of the week I was told about it, so as long as I don't get stupid about it I should have my finances under control in a few months. And I'm not going to let myself skip the gym after work, so here's hoping I stay with that for a longer stretch this time.