The one advantage of chronic illness isolation is introspection. That and hearing burglars who aren’t there.
“Burglar? Oh Burglar? Don’t kill me…the laptop is old!”
This comes up often as workers on the first shift with me keep saying, “I’ve never been in here before.” Um, okay, I believe you. Or is that you making the creaking noises in the hallway? I suppose someone new to your home who knows where everything is would be creepier.
This is important as I sometimes watch movies, the Sci Fi ones, and the adventure ones by a little tea light from the Ghibli store in Japan. A private shopper got it and some ghibli treasures for me. This is from Kiki’s Delivery Service (oh Jiji the cat, who can’t love a talking cat!). It has four pictures and a wrought iron frame of different depths (all the better for the eyes to follow you around). There is an ad for Kiki’s Delivery service and three more of cats. I find, when the wind whistles at zero degrees through the space by the air con, one candle is enough to warm up the room. With glass as an insulator, and the metal to hold the heat, for a tea candle, I get lots of comfort and warmth.
I have finally been putting together the thanks/you're cool/have fun packages which I wanted sent to people by Halloween (a holiday of good cheer and candy). (first of a couple piles for this week. But the post office is busy? Confound me but it turns out there is some holiday coming up in North America which increases the packages in the post. Gee whiz, Batman, that sure was poor timing for me.
GIFT NOTICE: If you are a Ghibli film or Ghibli product lover, now would be a good time to drop a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know because besides getting this for me and a microfleece blanket for Linda’s bed, I managed to get some of the limited edition greeting cards with bromhide color cards from: Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Whisper of the Heart, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Totoro and Porco Rosso. As Totoro is available here and I was using a personal shopper, I ended up getting more Kiki, and Laputa items. They have planters which are so cute, I want a garden just to use them! So do me a solid fav and let me know if you like Ghibli films and which ones, so I can send the right rarity to you (oh, I have a little Spirited Away).
I also did some postcards, with the help of Linda and Cheryl, and pulled a three hour sleep night to get it all done. That might be why I crashed on Monday and started hallucinating, including having one of those ‘being hunted down’ dreams. This led to the,
“Quick, quick, bring me a gun!”
Careworker: “Uhh…no, it is a dream, you don’t need your gun.”
Elizabeth, “Yes, I do, but a knife for now, or a baseball bat…what kind of weapons can you get your hands on.”
Careworker, “I think you may still be sleeping. You are safe you don’t need a knife.”
Elizabeth, “Knives, yes, a gun would be better, I’m not sleeping don’t you realize that....zzzzzzzzzzzz”
I am aiming for finishing the number of total postcards at the end of year at 6,500. Yup, six thousand five hundred postcards in total, zowie! I hope to make the world a bit better, and I can honestly say that between me and thou, we have probably kept a few postal workers going.
Oh, I also got Linda those tires. She was very excited. She was telling me they have the little rubber bits on the side that are of no use, that’s how near new these tires are. Wow, the things to get excited over. Linda has written a post over at Girl’s Gotta Fly about trying to make the two ends of the string meet. It is the small things that break down after a year or two, or which you think, 'this will last till we get a better job', only now it is two years. So the patches for transderm and other items really are important. I was able to get the batteries. The link for the wish list is on the right (it has a few items in the Amazon.co.uk, like EMLA which we need pretty badly, as they want more and more blood), along with gift cards. If they don't send to a P.O. Box, please let Linda know at Linda.mcclung(at)shaw.ca - she has an address in Port Angeles for those who don't ship to post office boxes.
Linda also has an interview for a good job on Friday. I'm trying to be as supportive as can be. So lets root for Linda!