Saturday Kurt & I took the train up to Pride to work on behalf of the Pagan Alliance. The Pride foundation gives grants to other non-profits who field volunteers for Pride. So we hawked in the street for donations for 2-1/2 hours. We had fun, singing like at Renn Faire. I made a few extra dollars for them with people paying me to take my picture with them (a lot more just asked and I said sure). LOL It was funny to be a tourist attraction (they were mostly young Asian women with probable mother picture takers). But I think we got $200-300 toward supporting the parade, the community and Pride -- so go us. Our covenmates, Chris & Tracey, had had an earlier shift and came back at the end of ours to waft us away from the event. I didn't get to do any shopping at all but I was pretty out of spoons and it was nice to just get away from the noise and crush. We went over to Polk St and had a drink at McTeague's and dinner at Myconos. Then Kurt & I made it back for the return "baby bullet" train and home where we totally fell over. I think I slept for like 12 hours, I was soooo exhausted.
Sunday (after sleeping in) we did Falkenrath Knights in WoW and I virtually attended the NCLC meeting. They actually asked me to host one of the upcoming meetings. I really am shocked they don't get how betrayed I feel by the last one. No, I am so not going to host an NCLC meeting for the foreseeable future. If I used strong language, I'd say "FU". And the horse you rode in on. Honestly. They betrayed my hospitality once, not again.
The weather is being crazy hot. We, like the rest of the West, are having "excessive heat". *fans self* I actually kinda like it except for the not cooling down at night. I guess something is keeping the fog offshore (I can never remember if that is a high pressure zone or a low pressure one and I'm too lazy to google it - no I'm not. NOAA says high pressure zone).
I saw my doctor yesterday and got a referral for my arthritis (or whatever) in my hands. I have gone from not being able to do any hand work (about 6 years) to having my hand hurt after driving (3 years) to having my hands ache a lot in the morning (2 years) to my hands can't grip anything at all (six months). I've been using a heating pad for an hour or so in the morning to get myself going. About a month ago I got some neoprene compression gloves which I wear all night (and then heating pad for an hour) and it was helped tremendously. Plus Voltaren gel, of course, which I have been using for about a year. Getting old is getting old. Also he switched my levothyroxine from 1.25 to 1.37 to see if that would help with the weight gain. Because I just don't see how eating <1200 calories & <25g carbs a day for six months creates a 6 pound gain with an RDI of 1500 unless something untoward is gonig on. Just sayin'
Russell and I have reservations in San Francisco for the 4th, hopefully we'll be able to see fireworks from our hotel window. (The lack of fog being useful for once :) I'm really looking forward to it!