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Fortify Merrying Frimonday - Uncertainty


My life is filled with uncertainty lately. 
I'm struggling to get the fiction writing in while learning French and doing my job. I think it's mainly because I'm losing so much sleep from being chronically itchy. 

No idea what is causing that. And it's one of those things where you hope the blood tests uncover it but also hope they don't find anything and it just goes back to normal on its own.

On top of this, something happened to the woman across the hall Thursday night and I don't even know if she is alive. I didn't hear anything but the barking dog, but I saw a man while doing my laundry. Now, I'm wondering if I could be a target next as the police spoke to me quite a bit.

What if I had started my laundry a minute sooner or a minute later? I wouldn't have seen anything at all.

And there's still nothing in the news about it.

Dating is largely fraught with uncertainty. I seem to be a magnet for the wrong ones or there's just a lot of the wrong ones out there. Time will tell on this.

It's the end of Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. It was a short trip to my hometown. 

I practiced iaido, but couldn't remember most of the koryu kata on my own. I'll be working on remembering Omori-Ryu after grading.

My family started the talk about power of attorney with the parents because they've had some scares and are getting older. That was about as delightful as you can imagine, though it could've gone worse. Parents didn't say much. 

And I met with my finance guy before leaving town. That put my mind at ease on some things.

I'm was off to install a proper shower rod because I'm tired of fighting to keep the tension rod from falling down, but my drill needs charging. 

Plan B is to relax while I tweak my schedule.

Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!

Ciao,

R~

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