Looking forward to normalcy

Man the holidays wiped me out this year.  I’m not complaining — I just wish they were spread out a little more, and not compacted into one 7-day period.  I pretty much spent all weekend at home either cleaning the house or playing Skyrim, and since the house was already mostly clean and just required general maintenance cleaning, it was mostly Skyrim.  My character is significantly better than she was on Friday, and the most exciting thing I did was build each of the shrines on my alter in the cellar.  Yes, I have one of each of the nine shrines now.  It’s pretty fancy.

Here’s a random screen shot I took; I had dumped the cultist’s bodies in the blacksmith forge in Windhelm; unfortunately with this type of situation, the bodies just stay wherever you leave them and don’t disappear.  I guess Windhelm is cold enough that they don’t rot?  I have no idea.  Anyway, to get them out of the way, I put them in the forge.  I walked up to the market area to buy some ore or something, and found all the merchants gathered like this (“Oh, what happened?”); most amusingly of all, the smithy himself is standing inside the forge, presumably turning his feet to charcoal.

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Anyway.  I’m glad I holed up and spent the weekend that way, even though part of me wishes I’d gotten out and done something (it was a rainy, grey weekend btw, or I would have gone hiking); I think I’ve gotten my Skyrim fix out of the way, and have recovered from all the social interactions of late.  I’m not particularly thrilled to be at work, but without an unpleasant contrast, I wouldn’t enjoy being home as much, so I’m trying to keep that in mind.

Also put this up, and I like it!  So far the cats have not been swatting at it at all, though I’ve been keeping them mostly out of the bedroom lately too.

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Tonight, I’m going to put on CardioX before I do anything else.  Need to start getting back into the habit of doing this after work every day.  I’m generally unsuccessful at forming new, healthy habits (although I haven’t been smoking for a while – weeks?  a month? – which is a good thing).

Well anyway.  This is the only new year’s update you’re getting from me, but at least it’s something!

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