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I am a human starfish.

Yawning my head off.

Tra-la-la!

*yawns*

I have some things to do.

1. I am still way behind with the paleography, but also a little alarmed.

I am a little alarmed because at the moment, whenever I do look at it, I wonder why I'm procrastinating because it's so easy, but other students are commenting lots on how hard it is. This could mean I have some special talent, or it could mean it's about to get freakishly hard. Or I could be missing something embarrassingly obvious about the whole process and am the dumbest person ever, in the history of the whole world.

The whole world, I tell you.


2. Finishing gloves for my sis-out-law. She has very non-standard fingers so I had to take them over last night for her to try on.

3. Finishing my own fingergless mitts. A few days ago, working on a left mitt, following a pattern, I decided to make some modifications on the fly. I was in the zone. It all made perfect sense. And it really did! The end result is better than the original design, if I may so myself.

And I was really enjoying that lovely sense of the spirit moving through me and guiding my fingers, praise the yarn.

It was so good, that I didn't feel the need to write down what I was doing because what I was doing was so self evident. Rational, perfect and tasteful. How else would you do it?

Which means now that I'm knitting the right mitt, I have had to stop at the point where I started knitting by inspiration while back on the left mitt, because I can't remember what I did.

And of course, whatever I did now needs to be done in reverse. So I am nutting out a written pattern, and then reversing it.

I really wish I could avoid this mystic, transcendetal knitting state when I'm working on pairs of things, who the fuck wants one good mitten?

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I am making like a pancake as best I can...

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A friend on the Book of Faces linked to Life Hacks Of The Poor And Aimless yesterday.

It's about a 5 minute read, or thereabouts.

And I really like it for the way it frames where I am at, and where a lot of the people like me are at.

I'm finding myself horribly incapable of meaningful communication and interaction these days, and I feel like this is helping me with a blueprint to change that. Too many of us feel like we are drowning, we need to band together more deliberately and consciously.

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My new driver's licence arrived today and there's been some kind of glitch - the photo actually looks quite okay. It also looks like me, with a side order of Mum thrown in.

When the bloke at the post office took the photo he did actually grunt and mention that this was a quite nice one, but I wasn't prepared to believe him.

The word I want is not "grunt". It was a low key exclamation of low key surprise at a slight variation in how something repetitive usually turns out, but "grunt" was quicker to type.

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Critters.

I have critters living in my ceiling. Or at least using it as a thoroughfare. Foo has noticed them as well but like me she just stares up from the bed and wonders. I will need to push someone else up there to have a look.

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This week.

I am staying in until Friday unless I feel much, much better or the house catches on fire (which seems unlikely).

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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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