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Heavens.

I feel quite cheerful now!

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May. 7th, 2016

I think I'm sick. As in, the normal kind of sick - I've either eaten something off or picked up a gastro bug. I couldn't face dinner last night, just kind of snacked and then regretted it.

Suspect it started the night before last, when dinner was some homedelivered chicken curry I froze a couple of months ago.

~~~

Of course, it always begs the question of what a sick person does when they get sick.

Today, I have very quickly conceded that I am on the couch until and unless there's a compelling reason not to be. And that if I run out of hydralyte icy poles or dry biscuitson , I shall call Big Sister for help. And that I won't be spending the day trying to chivvy myself into some sort of activity.

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At the moment, I need to concede that if I go out on one day, I cannot go out on the next. Especially not if it involves being outdoors in this sort of weather (today it's really windy, which is one of two outdoorsy no-nos for me, the other being heat).

So here I am conceding.

Gracefully.

Honest. Totally gracefully with no rancour whatsoever.

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May. 4th, 2016

So according to tonight's lecture, the Sphinx was not described as a sphinx, let alone The Sphinx, until about 2000 years after its construction.

And that was because it looked like the creature from Greek mythology that was around at the time (not so much as whooo-ancient-mythology but as current belief, although current belief about stuff that happened before).

So it has nothing to do with riddles. Not a thing.

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Now that I've sorted my fishtanks according to temperature preference, I have a tank of introverts, and a tank of extroverts.

The coldwater ones are brightly coloured and forever bouncing around cheerfully yelling that the water's great once you're in.

The tropicals are sorts that like hiding and/or sitting still for long enough that I keep thinking they might be dead. And a couple of them would be hugging the heater if only fish had arms. (Tropical, but okay with coldwater? I don't think so!)

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I need chocolate, oh god yes.

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I think it's time I started paying attention to cooking and eating properly again.

There have been too many biscuit and cheese days lately.

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So last night, in honour of a dear friend's birthday, I had my first ever degustation dinner at a fancy pants restaurant in town.

And it was good, oh yes.

I only want to eat degustation dinners from now on.

~~~

In other news, I am finally accepting that I seem to be going through a pain phase. It started up a week or two ago. Basically which ever part of my body has seen use on a particular day - it will be sore. My hands, arms and shoulders are particularly rubbish (the old pain that used to be called RSI back in the 80s, even though that diagnosis never made sense, has returned.) Oh and more headaches. Everything's still manageable with codeine, touchwood.

I am not even thinking about knitting although obviously I am typing still. But with lots of stretching and resting. But it will pass.

~~~

My ex has informed me that he has the piece of paper that will lower the divorce fee, so that's excellent news.

~~~

I might be achey and exhausted but it's a Sunday, there's blues on the radio and the sun is shining.

I'm still musing on last night's splendid dinner and I'm drinking coffee.

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Dream Diary. oh god.

I've been dreaming about fishtanks again. Extra fishtanks! Leaky fishtanks! Fishtanks that need tending and fish I'd forgotten about in a tank under a table! A tank balancing precariously on a pile of living room junk! BROKEN AIR PUMPS!



A terrapin? I've never had a terrapin where did this terrapin come from?!



More fishtanks! More leaky fishtanks! More fishtanks that need tending and fish I'd forgotten about in a tank under a table! Another fishtank balancing precariously on a pile of living room junk! MORE BROKEN AIR PUMPS!


Fortunately no more terrapins.

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I am in the process of applauding myself for doing various routine things that had fallen by the wayside a bit.

Sing ho for clean undies!

And now that those things are sorted, I want to sort everything else because I have reached that point where simply keeping things at baseline is too much like hard work. That point where you can't put away clean towels because there's an avalanche whenever you open the cupboard, and working out what to wear is laborious because you have no system just a pile of dark coloured things that could be anything and probably should be hung up because they're wrinkling, or maybe washed or maybe chucked because whatever it is you haven't worn it since 2004.

Systems. I love them they're so beautiful.

~~~

Also I appear to be in the process of setting up a little tank next to the bathroom sink to use for quarantining sick fish, as one of my bitterlings is looking a bit stressed and has a poppy eye.

I swear I am not crazy. Nor am I obsessed. Although I do concede I might just need a boyfriend.

(Just for the record, according to the fish fancier websites that I go to, a quarantine tank is essential and everyone who cares for fish - I mean, really cares - are horrified that when last surveyed, only 4% of people who keep fish have quarantine tanks, omg.)

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