Good night, Saturday

Meh, it’s been an acceptable Saturday. Nothing to brag about, but nothing to complain about either.

Never did make it to 17:00 Mass this evening, but I didn’t really need to attend it. I will be at tomorrow’s 10:00 Mass, and as long as I get there early I’ll be able to take are of everything I was planning to do this evening. So… no biggy.

Hoping for a good night’s sleep. I SHALL dose with the Zyrtec before putting head to pillow to help make it so.

I’ll check with you in the morning, folks. Good night, all

Good mid-morning, Saturday

As expected, last night’s sleep was the best I’ve had in a long time. Taking the Zyrtec before climbing into bed did the trick.

Those allergy symptoms returned shortly after I woke this morning so I took one more Zyrtec. That seemed to moderate things somewhat, but didn’t roll them back enough to make me comfortable. So I took another after waiting for an hour or so. That appeared to do the trick. Thank God! And I have just returned from a 3/4 mile walk to the ice house and back and I’m still feeling fine. So… Now I know what to do.

Today will be light on chores. I will try to make the 17:00 Mass at STM, both to pick up the Lector’s schedule for September, and to check on the announcements to be read at the end of Mass. I’m scheduled to do the Readings at tomorrow morning’s 10:00, but may not have time to check the announcements before that Mass.

I hope we all have a good Saturday, folks. I’ll check back with you later.

Good night, Friday

I am SO HAPPY to note that as my day is closing I feel much, much better than I did at its beginning. The worst of those allergy symptoms are mostly gone – at least for now. I do expect sleep to come easily tonight; and I’m planning to dose with the allergy meds prior to putting head to pillow in the hopes that my sleep will be long and restful.

It is interesting that the disorientation and “zombiefied” condition that defined my morning left me in the early afternoon when I spent an hour with my Rosary and Auxilium Christianorum prayers. After this hour I had enough mental clarity that I was able to spend the next hour calmly working on my chess games. And honestly, I was able to “see” those games better than I’ve been seeing them for some time, looking more moves ahead in most of the games more confidently. That was a nice surprise because I felt so rotten earlier that I had considered avoiding the games today.

But I don’t feel rotten now. I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep tonight and a good day tomorrow. I’ll check back with you in the morning.

Good morning, Friday


After a much longer sleep than normal last night, I’m finding it very difficult to wake up this morning. Wake fully up, that is. I’m blaming the allergy season for that.

Every year for the past several years, at this time of year, late August and early September, the allergy monster invades my body and brings with it the usual nastiness. Vertigo, spotty loss of hearing, headaches, swollen joints and joint pain, general zombiefication, etc.: not things I like, but things I’ve come to accept. Every year. At about this time of year.

Early morning hours are usually the worst for the above mentioned symptoms, before the allergy meds kick in. So it’s important to schedule my projects and chores and the dosing with the meds accordingly. I look at this as just another form of time management. And I take my time management seriously. Got to.

Hope we all have a good day today, folks. I’ll get back to you later.

Good night, Thursday

Well, this is a nice change. The radio station I usually go to sleep with is playing College Football. Rather than the talk show they usually broadcast, tonight I’ve got Texas A&M vs. Texas State.

For this being a “nothing” day, coming as it is after yesterday’s “something” day, and designed to give me recuperative rest, I actually got some good work in. Nothing back-breaking, mind you, but some very noticeable organizing work back here in the home office. Bedtime finds me in a much neater room. And I really like that. Should make for a better sleep, don’t you think.

Think I’ll place a quick Amazon order before I hit the sack. Sylvia’s doctor wants her to start taking fish oil capsules, and he says it wouldn’t hurt me to start taking it too. Hope it’s not too expensive. I’ll find out in a few minutes.

And then I’ll be heading to bed. I’ll check back with you tomorrow. Goon night, folks.