So, from today on I am going to make a solid effort to post at least one entry a day on whatever might be on my mind at the time. And since it would be a copout IMO to use the above as today's post, here is something not so "editorial" in nature:
I have been using my CPAP machine every night since last Friday, and I think I am getting some good results. I am waking up more refreshed and falling asleep less and less during the day. So I think it is really working for me. Plus the lady that went over my sleep study results said that if I let the apnea continue, it could lead to heart attack or stroke, so not having to worry about that is a good thing.
So I had a sleep lab test done a few weeks ago. My symptoms were insanely loud snoring and falling asleep ANYWHERE, like at my desk at work, at the wheel, etc. Places that one would not want to fall asleep. So I had this lab thingie done where I went in and they hooked me up to all kinds of sensors and stuff, then had me sleep for a few hours. After they determined that I stopped breathing enough during my sleep, they came in and hooked me up to a CPAP (continuous pressure air...thingie) and it seemed to give me the best sleep I had had in years. But the doctor had to go over the data to come to that conclusion themselves. Well I guess they did, because they called me back and I go in tomorrow morning to get a CPAP of my own, that I will sleep with from tomorrow night on for probably the rest of my life. I'm looking forward to it because I stopped driving a few months ago because I was falling asleep at the wheel without even realizing it. So I have been taking the bus home every day from work, which sucks. And this will probably stop my snoring too, which my wife will undoubtedly appreciate. :) And I hopefully will stop falling asleep at my desk at work, which has come close to costing me my job. Although now I'll have proof that it was a medical condition. (I actually almost nodded off a few times even while writing this.)
Thanks Wikipedia! So, it's either a pre Vatican II (think Mel Gibson) Catholic holiday honoring a martyred saint, or an ancient Roman fertility rite not associated at all with romantic love. I guess that Hallmark, Hersheys, and FTD would have us think otherwise, right? And it's not like I'm bitter or anything, as I'm happily married and this is a time of great joy for me since it also happens to be days before my Wedding Anniversary, but a little truth never hurt anyone, right?
Anyway, happy Valentine's Day!!
Most of the weekend was fun. On Saturday, we had a coven fun day, where we had grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, swam in the pool at the complex where our High Priest and High Priestess live, and then went inside to play games. Well, I was only there long enough to play one game, but it was awesome. We played Star Wars Epic Duels, a favorite with the coven. I had brought Strange Synergy and Munchkin Fu, but we didn't get to those. Then my wife had a bad migraine, so we left. Then we got her some medicine and some food for the kitties, and went home. Luckily, after the medicine and a shower, she felt almost 100% better.
Then yesterday was a mix of emotions. We went to a Viewing for one my wife's cousins, who died last week. Even though I didn't really know him (my wife didn't even really know him that well) it is hard to sit at something like that and not feel the sadness of the family and other people gathered there. Plus it's sad when anyone's life is cut so short. He was only 35.
Then on a lighter note, after the Viewing my wife and I went to dinner with my mom and her husband at a great seafood place. I had crab in the shell for the first time. It was quite good and we all had a good time in general. Then we stopped at a video arcade on the way home and spent a few dollars playing some arcade games. There were some good ones there, but I wish that arcades in general weren't dying here, because the games would probably be even better if arcades were more popular. Plus there is a social element to being in an arcade that is lost when everyone plays their games in the privacy of their own homes.
So I fire up the ole' LJ right when alot of people on my friends list were just getting to AC. I've still never been to one. Kind of been out of the whole "furry loop" for a while now. And since LJ was a big part of that, I guess that's why I hadn't read it or posted to it in a while. But I still love you all.
I'm going to the doctor next week, and I'm going to have them run tests on me to see if I have any form of narcolepsy. I tend to fall asleep very easily and uncontrolably in alot of not so convenient places, so I guess it's something that I should finally get checked. And I took a test online that is supposed to measure your succeptibility, and the score I got was in the "go see a doctor NOW!!" category. So there might be something to it. I have gotten in trouble at work before for being caught asleep at my desk, and I don't remember even falling asleep, just waking up with my manager standing at my cubicle. Whoops. Well, if I do get diagnosed with narcolepsy, then I'm pretty sure they would never be able to fire me for falling asleep at work. :P But we'll see what the doctor says. I read online that they have you do this overnight test, and then the next day you take naps and they see how quickly you fall asleep at certain times of the day.
Other than that, married life is so wonderful. Before I met my beloved, I never thought that I would find that special someone. And now I can't imagine life without having known her. She has just added so much joy and fulfillment to my life.
Speaking of my lovely wife, we are both looking for something to do to get ourselves in better shape. Does anyone have any suggestions for a physical activity that is fun enough to motivate us to stick with it, but is free or near free to participate in? And I know what you are thinking, and we already get enough of THAT activity! ;)
No, I didn't get it or anything. :P It stands for Valentine's Day. And I know I don't need a special day to tell my wife how much I love and cherish her, but I'd like her to know that anyway. :) And there IS a special day coming up for us soon anyway, and that is our Handfasting Ceremony. Alot of our family and friends are going to be there, and it is going to be a great time. I'm so thankful for all the work that our parents, as well as out high priest and high priestess, are putting out for this to be a grand special time and something we will always remember. Then next week we are both off work the whole week and are going to spend 3 nights in a hotel and a few days at Disney, thanks to my mom and some friends that are getting us in for free. :D I'm really looking forward to that, as we went once in the middle of last year, but had to practically run through everything because we wanted to go to three parks in one day. This time, we are doing two parks eack day, and will be able to go about things more leasurely. We also have some excellent dining planned and I can't wait to just enjoy ourselves and each other as we go about the parks and have nothing to come "home" to for a few days but a hotel room and each other. :D
Crap, I need to brush my hair!!
2. How much cash do you have on you?
3. What's a word that rhymes with "door?"
4. Favorite planet?
Earth (call me biased...)
5. Who is the fourth person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
my wife :)
6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
They all kinda suck
7. What shirt are you wearing?
A button up shirt for work
8. Do you "label" yourself?
I try not to
9. Name the brand of the shoes you're currently wearing.
10. Bright or dark room?
11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you.
they are interesting
12. What does your watch look like?
I rarely wear one
13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
I don't get any
15. Where is your nearest 7-eleven?
Down the street
16. What's a word that you say a lot?
17. Who told you he/she loved you last?
18. Last furry thing you touched?
Loki, one of my kitties
19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?
None, my camera is digital
21. Favorite age you have been so far?
22. Your worst enemy?
23. What is your current desktop picture?
a spooky scene with someone hanging
24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
"seeya" to my brother over the phone
25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
26. Do you like someone?
I like alot of people. If you mean love romantically, then my wife
27. The last song you listened to?
New age CD that I sleep to
28. What time of day were you born?
I think it was 1:49 pm, but I could be wrong
29. What's your favorite number?
30. Where did you live in 1987?
31. Are you jealous of anyone?
32. Is anyone jealous of you?
I hope not
33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
kick them (lol)
35. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?
36. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?
37. Would you move for the person you loved?
38. Are you touchy-feely?
Very much so!
39. What's your life motto?
Learn what you can, love who you are, and cherish those close to you (I just made that up, btw!) :D
40. Name three things that you have on you at all times.
cell phone, wallet, keys (well, unless I'm at home, heh)
41. What's your favorite town/city?
can't say I have one
42. What is your least favorite town/city?
same as above...
43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
45. Can you change the oil on a car?
46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
That he was moving
47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
that my family fled from Poland during the Holocaust
48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
Nice shirt and sports jacket, to take my wife to a classical concert
49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
my ass, from sitting in this chair all morning :P
50. Have you been burned by love?
Yes, but those wounds are a distant memory and have been more than replaced by my current state of marital bliss :D
Twas the day of Christmas
and at her parents house
I lay on the pull out sofa
with my beloved spouse.
The day ahead was bright
though the weather was bleak
as I had been looking forward to it
for the whole damn week.
I had celebrated Hanukah with my mother
and Yule with the coven
and now the Christmas ham
was cooking in the oven.
Though the day was supposedly
to celebrate Christ's birth
we exchanged gifts in Pagan fashion
with much glee and mirth.
I got lots of stuff
new games and much more
as we all opened things
we had bought at the stores.
And even though outside
it was seventy degrees
the Yule log burned brightly
on her parents' TV.
And while we opened presents
and our joy was at it's peak
we all had mugs full
of spiked Wassail drink.
Then after all gifts open
and the wrapping paper trashed
we had a superb dinner with ham
and white potatoes mashed.
There were also sweet potatoes
and green beans galore
and I ate and I ate
until I couldn't eat anymore.
Then we cleaned all the dishes
in one giant spert
got the car ready
and went back in for dessert.
By then night had fallen
but our joy was still high
even though her parents were drunk
and we were both very tired.
So we bid them good night
and rode home together
and she smiled and told me
that was the best Christmas ever.
So whether you're a Pagan,
Christian or Jew (or anything else)
I wish a happy holiday season
for your family and you.
He's racist against hippos.
I know, Im just as shocked as you are.