Stress causing sleep problems

Once again, I am up hours before I am supposed to be.  I am only getting about 4 hours of sleep a night, then waking wide awake and laying here for hours while I wait for Teresa’s alexa alarm.  Then I can get up and move around and make a little noise.  I am pretty sure I know the reason I am not sleeping well, but it’s not my story to tell.  Come the 20th I will know better about the issue and hopefully start sleeping better.  Cuz this 4-5 hours a night is getting rough.  Thankfully I am in a position where I can take a nap and it doesn’t really affect anything except make me less tired.

6 days till Spring.  Flooding is rampant in the Greater Des Moines area.   All the rain we are having plus all the snow that is melting is causing rivers to swell and we got a lot of rivers around here.  I pretty much missed yesterdays 56 degree day cuz of the rain, I did step out to get the mail.  So I didn’t miss it totally.  It was like stepping out in the summer.  Such a warm day.  Today is only supposed to get to mid 40s, but that’s ok, the temp and the rain will melt away most of the rest of the snow.  Yup, Spring might not be here for 6 more days, but Spring is here now.

WordPress munched my post from yesterday and NOBODY read it. lol.  I didn’t figure that people would cuz there wasn’t a link on Facebook that would take them straight to the blog.  So, hopefully today it will work.

Facebook had some serious problems yesterday.  Not being able to send message, not being able to post, double posting, not being able to scroll, the list went on.   As far as I know Facebook made no statement as to why they were having such problems, but it made my life kind of miserable.

I thought I found a D&D game to play in on Sunday evenings.  Everything seemed to fit perfectly.  I made my character and was all set.  Then the DM comes along and says its point buy for character creation.  I hate point buy with a burning passion, limits your attributes to 15, no chance to be special.   So, I bailed on her.  I think it might have been play by post as well, and that just bores me to no end.  There are too many other games out there to play a game you aren’t happy with.  To that end…

I am trying to get a campaign together on Friday nights, from 7-10pm Eastern time.  This one is called Neven.  It’s based in the same world as Aravas, but a different continent.  When I took my hiatus, I came up with several ideas for campaigns, 3 stood out very much.  Aravas was the first, and after the first game, I know it’s going to be a cool campaign.  Neven is the second.  It will be a lot different than Aravas.  For this one has stricter guidelines and should move at a  different pace.   Aravas started with 50 undead.  Neven won’t.  It’s just going to be different.

I have 2 players as of now.  Cori and Chris H.  I have advertisements on Twitter and Facebook’s Dungeons and Dragons 5e group.  If I don’t get hits from there,  I will go back to reddit/r/lfg and hit the people who say they are looking for an online game.  I will find 5 or 6 players.  Neven is destined to be played.

If you are interested in the sum up of what happened in Aravas, please read yesterdays post by scrolling down to it.  I wrote a HUGE summary and I am not writing it again.

Danny’s game starts on the 23rd.  He upped his roll20 account to Pro, so now we will have the real cool effects and dynamic lighting and all the bells and whistles.  That’s cool, if only I could figure out character creation.  I can make a 1st level character, but not a 4th level character using their charactermancer program.  roll20 is so not user friendly.  Anyhow, Danny said he’d fix my character and I’ll be set.  Isilva deserves to be played.

I wrote Dr. Alkhateeb yesterday asking several questions.  I hope to receive an answer today from one of his nurses.  I wanted to know what the April 11th appointment was for, I wanted to know how long we have to stay in Rochester after the infusions (he has said different days on different days, so gotta ask).  And I asked a few innocuous questions that had be nagging me.  So should have a nice long reply some time today.

I am not stepping on the scale today.  Today I do not care about my weight.

Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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