My stepdaughter looked at my wishlist and got me a tripod for my camera. She's amazing, and not just because she got something she thought I'd really like, but because she's genuinely one of the most thoughtful people I've ever met. The fact she's so accepting of me as her stepdad is a major thing for me. It melts my heart, and makes me glad she's around even though I didn't ever want any kids.
work, facebook, benefits talk
A group I'm in on Facebook is discussing what they all do as work and I feel really awkward, being unable to mention what i do for fear of being maliciously reported for benefit fraud. Not so afraid of saying I'm a carer, but the rest of the stuff I do...it's all unpaid volunteer stuff. I shouldn't be afraid of declaring it.
I've been getting more and more into photography lately, to the point where I got myself a lens as a Christmas present to myself. But I've been having a bunch of fun with it, and I think I'm getting better gradually. Not that I can really share many of the photos I've taken, since they're mostly being done as part of my volunteering.
The main worry is having to go through the shitshow that is Universal Credit to get what we'll still be entitled to. We'll have to work out whether that'll be worth it.
Today I have a meeting about turning some of the volunteering I've been doing into something actually paid. To say I'm scared about it is an understatement, this is going to be total upheaval if it goes through, but I'm excited about it as well. Won't be 100% committing to anything today but it's about understanding how the situation could fuck up benefits etc.
And just as I say that, the email arrives to say it's ready! I love that when it happens :D
Drugs (both prescription and not), chronic illness
The tramadol does help, but obviously if they are considering something else it's not exactly making things 100% bearable. I wish I knew a solution to this. M.E. is an awful thing. And it's been 9 years now.
Drugs (both prescription and not)
Danni told me a few days ago they're considering trying CBD oil on top of the tramadol they already use to combat their pain. So now we need to find a source of said oil that isn't ridiculously expensive. We don't want to throw money into a black hole if it isn't going to work.
Chrome, with a similar tab amount and content, was using 2.5GB, as a comparison.
I want to post something on here about how @Dannilion realising they were trans (and genderless) has really, really made me think about where my sexuality lies. I have no idea how to word it in a way that doesn't manage to inadvertantly insult people. Might take me a while.
Running penguin that plays old games and breaks new ones. Carer. Autistic. He/him.
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