Saturday, April 30, 2005

Sometimes rain is good

It's raining and will probably be raining for the rest of the day. I'm relieved, actually. It's a nice spring rain and it's sort of nice to be sitting inside, listening to it drip onto the sidewalks and leaves and hear the cars driving by, sprays of water springing up and cascading onto the curb. This might mean that lacrosse will be cancelled and it definitely means I don't have to work in the yard. I've started a huge project, which is nearly finished, but I haven't had the motivation to work on it.

I really need to hit a coffee shop and do some writing and there's grocery shopping and laundry to do. Mr. Geeky wants to go see The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe this weekend. That would be okay but I'm sort of worried about this writing thing.

Last night, I played video games with my son. We're playing an old Lara Croft game together, one that we played together a long time ago. It's really been fun. We're constantly saying, "Oh, I remember how we figured this out!" He still has to cover his eyes for some parts. It's pretty funny and sweet. He is really a very non-violent person. This is the most violent video game we own and we only have it because we bought it for me. He got intrigued by the strategy aspect of it when I first started playing it. I think he'd like something like Myst, though it might be over his head. If it continues to rain, perhaps we can continue our gaming.

I started taking thyroid medication yesterday and am feeling much better. I don't think I've mentioned this here, but back in September, I had half my thyroid removed with the possibility that it could be cancer. That turned out not to be the case and in fact, the doctors thought that the remaining half thyroid had been doing all of the work for quite a while. Well, that turned out not to be true. The symptoms: fatigue, depression, among others, but those were the main ones for me. I think I'm also relieved to know there's a medical explanation for my feeling out of sorts. The symptoms weren't strong enough to really be overly concerned about, but I just didn't feel right. And I think this has been true for 10 years. Signs of trouble I ignored.

I think I'm back to blogging more regularly. I'm still not completely caught up with reading, but getting there.