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Stuff And Nonsense [Apr. 7th, 2011|05:57 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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OK, it's April 7th. I last posted about productivity on the 1st, after actually being briefly productive on March 31st. Slept through Friday & most of Saturday, so no 15-minutes there. Worked at MYP Sunday, and was too tired for it afterward.

Monday, I got the car inspected, dishes done, and a new batch of Tabbouleh made up (all pretty impressive for a Monday, which I usually sleep through, recovering from Sunday) but no cleaning. Still, I count it as a productive day.

Tuesday, I got up early for an echocardiogram - turns out I don't have mitral valve prolapse, just a heart that freaks out every so often. Awesome. While at the medical building, I took care of paying a bill and making appointments with a couple of specialists for check-ups. Home, shower, then I worked at the comic shop for 3 hours, ran a couple of errands, and then came home. I got 15-minutes done at the end of the day, finishing off bin #5, starting up bin #6.

Wednesday, no 15-minutes because (this is good news) I am super busy with editing work and although I did my 15-minutes Tuesday, the looming deadlines felt more pressing & I didn't want to waste time before getting down to work! I've been busy all week, having caught a couple of jobs late last week. When it rains, it pours. I am reformatting support materials for a textbook and I've got a line on a dissertation, for which I edited a 7-page outline. There's another dissertation floating around out there, waiting for the author to make some adjustments before she sends it to me. Plus I've been asked to edit a 20-pager and a 30-pager by past clients, so I've actually got to organize & prioritize. Good stuff.

I'm trying to visualize, at least a little bit, how I want things to look around my house and I can actually see possible futures. Pretty big deal for a depressed person because normally, the future looks like murky crap that isn't worth living long enough to endure.

Of course, my sleep & my digestion are NOT cooperating at all, even a little bit, and I've ended up with two extra shifts at the comic shop this week. But there ya go.

[User Picture]From: lillibet
2011-04-07 09:05 am (UTC)
Wow! That's quite a lot packed into a week. Congratulations on having work and on being productive. And the visualizing-the-future thing is huge.

I feel like I remember a study within the past year about how depression affects the structures in the brain responsible for time-sense, but I can't find it--but it seems to plausible to me because of that awful eternal-moment/stuck feeling that's so much a part of depression.

Sorry that sleep and digestion are still problematic, but yay, you for overcoming!
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[User Picture]From: wonderreader
2011-04-07 09:31 pm (UTC)


Wow - lots of stuff - sounds productive to me - congrats on the editing jobs - good for you. I am impressed that you can do any visualizing (re the house and future)that is great. I am not sure you can hear yourself but it sounds wonderful to hear you making progress and talking about visualizing the future. Sorry about the tummy and sleep - good for you for forging on
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[User Picture]From: tb
2011-04-07 10:45 pm (UTC)
I can actually see possible futures. Pretty big deal for a depressed person because normally, the future looks like murky crap that isn't worth living long enough to endure.

Just wanted to say that I can totally relate, and that it is a major step forward.
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[User Picture]From: catness
2011-04-08 02:56 pm (UTC)
Holy crap you are on fire. Every day that has such good stuff goes in the + column. :)
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