I shouldn’t need more sleep

I am so tired today and I am not sure why.  I slept from 10:45pm till 7am, then from 7:35 to 9am, then from 9:05 to 10am, then from 10:30am till noon.  So I got plenty of sleep.  But I am still very tired, like nap tired when I shouldn’t be.  I guess I am not sleeping so well at night, so it’s making me really tired during the day.  This is not he first day I have been this tired either.  I really should go back on my CPAP.  But since it has been so long, insurance will say they won’t pay for the masks, so we would have to buy the masks and they aren’t cheap.  But yeah, I will convince Teresa to let me get masks from Mayo next Friday when we are there.  She’ll let me if I promise to use my CPAP for more than a month this time, and I will.  I need to be getting better sleep.


I went and got re-ordained by the Universal Life Church.  My official title is Reverend Father Jeffrey A Campbell.  Getting re-ordained was free.  I am thinking I might want to start advertising that I can legally perform weddings in Iowa now (well, when I get my credentials in a week or so).  I could do a good job, I am sure.  Maybe make a little money on the side.  It’d be cool.  Iowa requires the person performing the ceremony (me) to file the paperwork within 15 days of the ceremony.  That should be no problem.  Other than that they just require a copy of your ordaining certificate in the county you are performing the wedding.  Easy stuff.


Aravas is going to happen on Tuesday nights.  My Dungeons and Dragons game will be resumed.  I have 3 of the original players back and 1 new guy.  I really need at least 1 more.  I’m working on it.  Finding serious, quality players ain’t easy.  I want to find 1 or 2 more players.  I don’t care if they are experienced, what I care about is they will fit with the players I have.  I wouldn’t put any of the kids I had in Neven with the group I have for Aravas.  They’d get eaten alive.  It’s all good though.  I will find at least 1 more player, possibly 2 before next Tuesday when session 0 happens.


Right now, I am looking forward to playing Dungeons and Dragons on Wednesday nights at Mayhem comics.  First experience was excellent.  I am ready for more.  Play until my vacation and then run a campaign after my vacation.  Get to know some more of the players there.  Get my face recognized.  People will be more apt to play in my campaign in they know who I am.  2 hour blocks is going to be weird, I am so used to 3 hour blocks online.  But hey, I can do it.  The joys of theater-of-the-mind, pauses happen.  Just take one of those pauses and say ,”See ya next week.”   Yeah, that’ll work just fine.


I think I will be getting into miniatures since I am going to be running a Dungeons and Dragons game in person.  But I have no talent for painting and the pre-painted ones are cost prohibited.  I may just order a bunch of non-painted ones and run with those.  I wouldn’t be the first DM to do that.  Collecting miniatures is something I have never gotten in to.  I think I might have 1 or 2 somewhere floating around the house or they might have been lost forever during our moves before Iowa.  But still, if I am going to run games in 3D, I think its only right that I would have a collection of miniatures to use.  I think I am going to go down to Mayhem Comics and see what miniatures they have for sale.  I am leery to buy online cuz you can’t really see what  you are getting… well, maybe Amazon would be ok.  I don’t know, I need to talk to someone who collects seriously.


I used to live in Ridgecrest, California, the place you have heard about on the news for having the 6.4 earthquake.   Well, I lived there when they had bigger quakes and more damaging quakes and longer quakes.  But 6.4 is nothing to make fun of.  That is a serious shaker.  I do not miss the earthquakes.  I do not miss the heat.  I don’t not miss the sand.  There is NOTHING that can get me to go back to Ridgecrest again. It’s a distant memory now.


Next week is endodontics and Mayo.  The week after is allergist.  Hopefully Mercy One Adel will get my orthopedic referral in order quickly.  I don’t see my new shrink again until October.  I’ll have another dentist appointment somewhere in there.  Wow, I do a lot of medical stuff.   Oh well, it’s all good.


I forget where Thanksgivingfest is this year.  Cori will tell me.  Barring a reoccurrence of my MDS or AML, I will be there (Teresa might).  I am sorry I missed last years but you know how things were for me.  But this year I will be there.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 49 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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