It’s been a good weekend and I’m looking forward to the start of this new week. Got most of the issues from my last post resolved. Had to focus more than usual and just spend more time than usual resolving things. Being free to fit and fume helped too. Sometimes I just have to get a good rant off my mind and out of my system. I’ve been having as many rants as previously but, fortunately, they have turned into breakdowns only once in the last year. I don’t know if I’m getting calmer in my middle age years or if I’m just getting better at coping with the hang ups of schizophrenia. Either way it feels much better than even five years ago, certainly more than fifteen years ago when I was still figuring out what limitations the illness placed on me.
Tomorrow, February 12, is the birthday of one of my cousins and one of my best friends. My father had a birthday earlier in the month and my mother’s is in a few days. For being the shortest month of the year, I sure know lots of people with February birthdays. I guess birthdays are a good reason to celebrate during the otherwise cold and drawn out days of middle winter. Baseball spring training games start in a couple weeks, so I look forward to that. My Rockies made the playoffs the last two years, but lost out early on both times. Hopefully they can put together something special this year. I attending one of their World Series games in Denver with a college friend in 2007. Even though the Rockies lost the Series, seeing that game in person and experiencing that type of atmosphere is one of the highlights of my twenties.
In other reasons to look forward to spring, my best friend is a huge Game of Thrones fan. The new season will be starting on April 14, ironically the day before tax deadline here in USA. I don’t watch the series only because I’d rather not pay to get HBO, but I have seen enough highlights on youtube that I do know some of the characters and story lines. Sometimes I like to give her a little ribbing about GoT fans being as crazy as some of us football and baseball fans, but I mean it all in good fun. Just from watching highlights on youtube I can understand how people can follow the series like they do. I play Skyrim a great deal and joke it’s similar to an interactive version of GoT. I intentionally tried to design the character I’m currently using to look like Jon Snow. While it kind of does, my character does bare a striking resemblance to Daniel Day-Lewis in the old Last of The Mohicans movie, which is one of my all time favorite movies.
It’s been a long and cold winter it seems. Have been lucky to avoid the snow amounts most of the country has gotten so far. But I’m looking forward to warmer and sunny weather again. I forced myself outside into prolonged sunlight at least once a week no matter how cold it is just to get some Vitamin D. It seems to help alleviate the boredom of winter. But spring officially starts in only five weeks. We’re more than halfway through winter, or summer for my Southern Hemisphere readers.