On Hold (and Other Stuff)

If you thought waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles was agony, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

We gave Bellana a vacation as a High School graduation present. She chose to go to Disney World. We stayed at a resort. It was freakin’ magical, just like the Disney marketing said.

We wanted to do the same thing for Harry but he graduated in the middle of Covid so we had to delay it. He wants to go on almost exactly the same trip. The only difference will be the actual resort we stay in. We stayed at the Polynesian last time. This time the Poly is on the backup list.

Disney opened reservations for 2023 today. Jen got ready for work and then hunkered down in her office and gave The Mouse a call. That was about 7:30am. Maybe a smidge later than that. They put her on hold. They also gave an estimated wait time before she could talk to a human. Two hours. Two. Hours. Yikes!

Good luck, my love.


I need to track all of my food and drink. I need to make sure I’m getting about 60 ounces of liquid and 60 grams of protein. I assume at some point they are going to have me tracking calories too.

I have an app on my phone that can handle this. Two of them, actually. When I try to use the app I always seem to forget to log things. It annoys the hell out of me. While I was in the hospital they gave me a form to use to track what little I ate. At the stage one diet class they also gave a similar form. All through my time off of work I used the forms. I scanned one of them and kept printing out copies. I had a clipboard that I carried around with me everywhere I went and I logged everything.

Now that I am back to work and able to do stuff again, I don’t really want to track on paper anymore. I also don’t want to use the apps and get back into old habits. So what do I do? I created a spreadsheet in Google Sheets that mimics the paper forms. I am on my forth day using it. So far so… kinda good. I keep a notebook at my desk and next to my bed to keep tally marks for each ounce of liquid. I’ve been updating the sheet in a browser whenever possible, but I can update it from my iPhone or my iPad. It works, but the interface blows.

I’m also keeping a sheet with my daily liquid and protein totals, and I started another sheet with protein per ounce values for foods I eat regularly. That should come in handy. I might go back and add the totals for each day that I kept on paper too, just so I’ll have it all in one place. That’ll be a bit of a pain, but I might do it.


I finally got to see my mother last night. She’s been in the hospital for a long time. They’re trying to move her to a new facility but it’s a difficult process. I am not giving details, but it was difficult. She’s having a really hard time. I will go back to see her again in a couple of days.


Okay. Time for work. Talk to you later.

Andor

The Obi-wan Kenobi series on Disney+ debuts tomorrow. Tonight, at the Star Wars Celebration convention thing (I think) they gave us a trailer for the next live action show.

Andor, which is a Rogue One prequel, will debut at the end of August, I think. I can see myself getting majorly hyped for this one at some point. I actually watched Rogue One today without even knowing this was coming.

Three More Days

Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to Disney+ in three days. To prepare, we watched Episode III and the companion piece that is the last four episodes of The Clone Wars series.

This afternoon I decided to continue the prep by binging the holy hell out of Rebels. I won’t even come remotely close to finishing. Hell, I might not even get as far as season 2. It’s the thought that counts. If I’m here in convalescent mode then I might as well dig in, right?

Star Wars, babie. Gimme them Star Wars.

End of a Long Day

I started the day by carrying 10 tons of stuff downstairs.

At lunch today I carried two tons of stuff downstairs.

After work I carried five tons of stuff downstairs and put together the TV and hung a bunch of things on the walls.

Just before turning in for the night I carried 20 tons of stuff to the cellar and packed my bags for working in the office tomorrow.

Now it’s 10:00pm. My legs hurt. My back is in utter agony. I’m exhausted to my core. I should really go to sleep.

Naw, I’m going to watch the new episode of MoonKnight instead.