Seriously. I mean that. I know it seems like all I use this blog for are feral outpourings of seething angst, but I am actually a somewhat fluid and variable individual. I mean, I’m bipolar and ADHD, so there’s days where I’m too bloody scattered to really go full blown agitated. Sometimes I get mixed states, but the Lithium lowers the volume dial on pretty much everything if that makes sense. At any rate, it’s been a few good days. I found some non kitchen work in the form of my old HVAC installation skill. Ideally, I’ll make it my regular job. Still pulling a couple days in the kitchen until I’m sure I can rely on it.
Back is pretty good, just had to stop doing the floors at work on wednesdays. Moving all that restaurant furniture was murder because so many corner sliders were missing. I’ve started wearing a brace to work at all times. It helps. I’m taking it easy on theatre for a while, but I’ll do another play (preferably onstage) soon.
I missed Church this past week, but it was unavoidable. Happens. Very much thrilled to be back. Meeting my Priest for breakfast some time soon to catch up. He’s always very educational as well as just great company. One of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met. A retired mathematics professor who became an Orthodox Priest. Pretty cool. In addition to that I’m enjoying being back in the choir (I was back five minutes when they pounced on me :) I really enjoy contributing to the Liturgy at various intervals. Lit-orgia basically means ‘the work of the people’ if I recall correctly. Amusingly enough, I’m listening to a Pestilence (Dutch Death Metal) album whilst gushing about how much fun I have in the Choir at my Orthodox Church. Gold Star Irony.
I still listen to Metal, I’ve just shrugged off the occult stuff. Honestly, it’s not so much the fact that I’m Christian as it is me finding stuff like Morbid Angel, Deicide and Gorgoroth really freaking cartoonish these days. How many times do you have to hear grown men screaming about satan before it gets old? I still love Exhumed, Bolt Thrower, Cryptic Slaughter, Brutal Truth, Carcass, Sepultura, the list goes on. I have, however become far more picky about Metal. I’m nowhere as easily amused by it as I used to be. Honestly, this is true of a great many things.
But ja, I feel alright. The HVAC stuff came right back to me despite not having done it for about three years. I’m feeling fairly alright, and I’m being diligent about proper lifting and hydration. Which is good because for a few years I honestly had very little sense of survival imperative. These days I try to take better care of myself.
That’s all for now, but I’ll see if I can give myself a shove here and be a bit more prolific with this here blog.