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This is Why I Can’t Have a “Real Job” Anymore

Yesterday, my husband and I went into our backyard to pick up a bunch of lemons that our tree dropped.  It’s been raining quite a bit, and this particular lemon tree is unnaturally abundant.

Ideally, we should have been picking up the lemons more often. But, its been raining a lot, and we didn’t, so several of them got moldy.  Even so, there were a surprising amount of good lemons out there.  We kept some for ourselves, gave some to the neighbors, and put the rest on a “free table”.

I’m allergic to mold.  I remember telling my acupuncturist that I wanted to rip all the green out of the yard before the spring pollen season started.  She warned me not to do that, or, if I must, to do it with a mask on (like, a painter’s mask, or the masks the doctor’s office gives you if you come in with a sinus infection.)

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An Open Letter to My Online Followers

Dear online followers,

I’m not in a good place right now.

I got sick on Christmas due to overload of allergens, and haven’t managed to recover from that yet.  The upcoming spring pollen season is probably going to start in the next couple of weeks, and it will affect me very negatively.  (It has for the past two years.)

Right now, the news is all about Congress voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The way I’m able to afford health insurance right now is because I get a subsidy from the Affordable Care Act to help pay for my monthly health insurance premiums.  This allows me to afford to see my rheumatologist (about every three months or so).

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Season Journey Chapter III (Season 8)

chapter-3-season-8-completedThe Season 8 version of Chapter III of the Season Journey was fairly easy for me to complete.  My Barbarian was prepared for Master Difficulty, which was the minimum difficulty setting that a player could complete Chapter III objectives on.

I earned three of the Chapter III objectives before I unlocked Chapter III.

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#Diablo20 Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo Games

screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-4-51-45-pmBlizzard decided to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Diablo by putting the original game into Diablo III.  This was announced at BlizzCon 2016.

The Anniversary event is called The Darkening of Tristram.  It will launch in January of 2017.  The original Diablo game was released on December 31, 1996.  Players who have the Reaper of Souls expansion will be able to enjoy The Darkening of Tristram event every January.

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Leveling the Mystic

Myriam Jahzia, the Mystic, is a crafter that players could unlock in the Reaper of Souls expansion.  The purpose of the Mystic is to enable players to transmogrify their items.

The other, perhaps more useful, purpose of the Mystic is to let players change an affix on their weapon, armor, or jewelry (and hopefully end up with a better affix than they started with.)

When I play a Season, I almost always do it in Adventure mode.  I try to level the Mystic as quickly as I can.  Doing so causes me to miss out on the beautiful artwork that Blizzard created for every level of the Mystic.  There are a lot of details to see!

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Waiting Indefinitely

It’s been more than a month since I had my third, and final, disability hearing.  I understand that disability judges aren’t known for their speedy decision making abilities, and that there were four holidays between when I had the hearing and today (Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve).

I get it.  I’m trying to be patient.

I’m having trouble waiting for an indefinite amount of time for an answer that will either make my life a bit easier – or that will make it significantly harder to struggle through.  I can’t move on until I know which way things will go, and I refuse to let my hopes go up for fear of them crashing to the floor and shattering into a thousand pieces when the mail finally arrives.

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