Entries by Soonergrunt

OK Weather

It’s been a hard week in Oklahoma for the weather.  We’ve had 15 inches of rain in two days, with more on the way.  It’s nice break from the drought that much of the state has been in, but obviously not enough to change things in that respect long term. Supposed to have very severe […]

One day at a time. Sometimes it’s 5 minutes at a time.

I get through each day like that. I have a huge raft of appointments coming up–Psychiatric individual therapy, General Practice, Marriage Counseling, Anger Management, PTSD group therapy and so on. In the short term, I’m prioritizing my energy. The lawn at my house needs mowing, but it keeps raining so no use in getting wrapped […]

Strange how hard it rains now

I have been dealing with overwhelming feelings of anger and sadness for some time now, and it’s gotten progressively worse. I won’t go into the details of how I got here because that would entail me violating some people’s privacy, but I do believe that overwork, my PTSD, and the May 20, 2013 tornado were […]

Offline for a while

I know that I haven’t been as active as I or some of the readership has wished in the last several months. I’ve been pretty active on Twitter, which seems to fit my flights of fancy better than long-form. Well in the last couple of weeks, I’ve been so angry and sad that I’ve been […]

One Day At A Time

Day 8 without a cigarette. I’ve been doing nicotine patches and Wellbutrin under a doctor’s supervision. Chantix worked very well for me three years ago, but VA wouldn’t give me Chantix because of concerns about the side effects, given my history.  So a week ago yesterday I started the current regimen.  I’ve been chewing a […]

Morning Open Thread

I’m at Dallas Fan Days with my son today. We met John Barrowman, and I attended a Q&A with Nichelle Nichols yesterday.  I’m hoping to meet Christopher Judge and Melissa McBride today.  It’s a small Con held at the Irving Convention Center, which is a very nice facility, particularly if like climbing stairs a lot. […]