Lazy weekend

Failure to use skills I don't have 'ruins' my weekend in the best way

Recently, I went on a bit of a rant on Mastodon about a problem in our culture about blaming people who lack certain resources for their lack of having those resources. Victim blaming. It’s all over everything in western culture. The two examples I used were getting sufficient sleep1 and coping skills/strategies2. I don’t know how clear it was from my toots but I wasn’t coping well when I wrote it.

You can't write on an empty tank

I’ve been struggling to cope with all my time constraints while dealing with a lack of energy. It’s an old struggle, not a new one. I keep deciding “I’ll make this a light chores weekend” and then I feel exhausted at the end of the “light chores.” I wrote out the list of what I was doing. It wasn’t light or short. And I still haven’t found a way to pare that list down to something more manageable.

The weight

For years and years, I’ve had a pile of computer bits I couldn’t get rid of without tossing to the landfill. A lot was mine but my old roommate left an at-least-equal pile odd cables, drives, ISA cards(!), and other miscellaneous odds and ends behind when he moved out. I’d taken the heat for all of it when he was still living with me but I couldn’t find a way to get rid of it.

General October check-in

Content note: Food, mental illness.

I know I said something about getting the Halloween stuff together and posting it but it looks like it’s not happening this year. Sorry, everyone. 🤦‍♀️