• Daily,  Music


    February flew by and I think I missed it. Now the first half of this month is missing too! LOL.

    I think the expression is “time flies when you’re having fun.” That doesn’t necessarily apply in my case, as I’m not having much fun these days but time flies nonetheless. With the rollout of the provincial vaccine schedule, it’s been non-stop at work, and with my boss working emergency and pediatrics in addition to the general practice, it’s just another seven layers on top of what I normally deal with. Not to complain too much, I am grateful to even still have a job, but man… go, go, go, all the time. There are some days where I am on the phone from the time I sit down to the time that I get up and I get sick of listening to myself talk. I get so sick of my own voice.

    Aside from work, I haven’t been up to much. Just reading and trying (and failing) to declutter my apartment. Valentine’s Day was quiet, I spent my birthday in Kamloops (a dropped a small fortune in The Body Shop – don’t come for me), and I finally got an appointment for my EMG. Hopefully I will be making an appointment soon for my wrist injections. My De Quervain’s syndrome has been putting me through the gigs for the last few months, and even though my physio is going well and I’m going semi-regularly, the pain is… constant, and not something that I’m used to dealing with. Things I used to do with ease, now I can’t do. Like… open jars, pick up grocery bags, lift boxes, or write with a ballpoint pen. My physiotherapist tells me that it’s an injury of overuse, but I don’t know how that could apply in my case because I haven’t done anything different in the last few months that I wasn’t already doing prior. So… it’s a little fucked up. My doctor wants to make sure that we “maximize non-surgical” options, so I’ve been splinting at night and now I’m going for the EMG and the injections. If this doesn’t work, I’ll have to be referred to the hand specialist for surgery. Which… not really looking forward to that if it happens but if it prevents me from amputating my own arm, it’s got to be a plus, right?

    The other issues that I’ve been dealing with… it’s a day-to-day process and I’m chugging along, doing the best that I can. Honestly, the best thing that’s happened to me in the last few months is discovering and falling in love with the anime Jujutsu Kaisen, and being introduced to the band Orbit Culture. Who I was sure I had heard before, but I thought wrong. They’re the best, for sure. Definitely a Metallica influence, but I love every second of it. Check them out:

    I’m going to be doing some updates around here – basic housekeeping and updating information/links, etc, so look out for that. I have some new poetry that I’m going to add, so I will post again when I do that. Also going to be working on some witchy content. I know I promised that before, but creative block is a bitch.

    Hope you’re all doing well. 🙂

  • Music


    Really feeling this song lately, so I had to share. I feel the words in my bones, and it has the witchy vibe that I love so much, so please enjoy.

    That’s really all from me at the moment. I have a few things in the works… I hope to share some of that here soon. I’m back in cognitive behavioural therapy and that has really helped with getting the cobwebs out of my brain and the creative juices flowing again, so I will share some of those musings once time permits me to type them up.

    Infernal blessings.

  • Daily,  Music


    How is everyone doing? Hopefully you are all handling yourselves well, washing/sanitizing your hands, not touching your faces, and staying a reasonable distance away from others. I know I am. At this point, I’m pretty sure my blood type has been altered to be just various kinds of Lysol and MicroBan, LOL.

    A lot of people aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing, though. We’ve been in Phase 3 for… a little over a month now, and cases are now starting to go up again. I just shake my head. It’s really exhausting attempting to reason with people, arguing with people, trying to convince them that corona is real and it’s still ongoing. People can’t seem to listen to reason, and I just can’t help but feel that as a collective, society has just decided that they’re over it and are trying to go back to living their lives as before. But then at the same time, people are arguing and saying that it isn’t fair that the kids have to go back to full time education in the fall. I just say, which is it? Either the virus is a big enough deal that the children aren’t safe, or it’s not really and you can go to the lake for the weekend with 8 000 other people to drink and be stupid like you did before. Can’t have it both ways, Karen.

    I don’t get it. The whole entire ordeal is exhausting. I’ve only just now started leaving my apartment for non-employment related or non-essential trips. My family and I went to Starbucks for the first time in… months on Saturday, and just sat and enjoyed coffee, but we had our masks with us and only took them off when we were in our booth. Even though our community risk is low, and has been low, I don’t want to take too many chances because I am already exposed at work.

    I would be lying if I said my mental health hasn’t been a colossal dumpster fire these last couple months. I had all of these plans to do things, but with the stress of work and the virus situation, the stress with finances and not qualifying for any of the Canadian government assistance, dealing with an equally (sometimes much more so) depressed partner, and then the kids… I haven’t managed to complete any of my goals. I am super behind in my witchcraft studies, my apartment is a cluttered mess, and I don’t do much other than lay in bed and attempt to read. My life seems to be a raging river at the moment, and even though there are some calm spots here and there, most of the time I feel like I can’t get my head above the water for more than a few seconds at a time. I am hoping to start getting back into my journaling and my meditation practice, as that was helping me a good deal. The hardest part is actually doing it, because I look around and I just am… in despair, and overtired without a second wind coming on.

    The kids are doing well, though. Emilie is excited to go back to school, and she has made a good friend in our building, which I am excited about for her. I feel bad for my little butterfly sometimes, because she is such an extroverted star, and she got saddle with an introverted black hole of a mother. I am going to be making a better, more concentrated effort to take part in social things with her once her school starts back up, but with the pandemic going on right now, I am not sure how that is work at this point. I am still waiting on confirmation from Emilie’s school as to what their plan is. The mandate from the education minister didn’t say too much other than the students were going back full time in September.

    I don’t really have much to say. Just going through the gigs, I guess. Tonight I’m going to try and do some writing (I feel a poem or two maybe), and if the heat calms down a bit, I might do some meditation on the balcony. Put on some Icon & The Black Roses and tidy up. I don’t know. Anyway. Until next time, enjoy some Shreddy Krueger: