Splodge-1. Gloom Of The Gloaming - 0.

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Glum attack at twilight!

Yup, finally getting a handle on this.

Boo socks to you, twilight. I've still managed to empty the recycling bucket, shine some shoes and do a spot of drawing.

And I know I'll feel better soon, so there.

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Jul. 11th, 2014

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Aaand tomorrow's forecast is down to 11C, so no gardening in my immediate future. But I bought shoe polish today, so that'll give me something useful to do.

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Jul. 11th, 2014

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I suspect I'll be recording Le Tour again tonight, trumped by the desire for proper sleep. And the desire to wake up before noon again.

And hey, I have comics to enjoy.

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Jul. 11th, 2014

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I have decided to blame my current spell of emotional lability on prednisolone withdrawal. Not because I have definitive proof of this, but because I'd like to blame it on something that is temporary.

Blaming it on PMS isn't working, because although I definitely do get PMS, I had a few nasty bouts of the waily-wailies today and my period's only just finished for the month, so I need a plan B.

(I should add that I don't actually wail during these bouts - I'm not the sort to have crying jags - I just feel incredibly upset about just about everything. But then when I can shift the mood, I go back to being..okay. Sometimes even good.)

Today I was well enough to go to the market by myself, to pick up a few things and generally just enjoy being part of the crowd. For a while, while drinking coffee, I watched the woman whose job it is to keep the food hall area clean and felt quite envious - I think I'd enjoy that job. A busy hub, all sorts of people, keeping the place nice for everyone and a part of what makes that hub work.

Maybe one day. Okay probably not, but maybe.

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Aaaand...

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It's just after 8:30PM and I'm getting ready for bed.

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The World Keeps Moving.

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It's 5:15PM and only just getting dark.

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Sleep Cycles And The Big Bike Race.

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My love affair with Le Tour De France is back in full swing.

And thus my sleep cycle is thoroughly b0rked. Coverage ends by 2AM each night. My normal sleep cycle is so delayed that falling asleep at 2AM would be quite acceptable (and is quite normal), but I can't.

Getting to sleep requires a lot of wind-down time without TV or computer. Sitting up until 2, excitedly watching the telly and tweeting at the same time, means it takes a good two hours before I'm asleep and even then it's often with chemical help.

I'm reluctant to record it and watch it the next day because it's so much fun, but if I can't get round this problem of being awake until 4 or 5AM, I may have to.

So I think I'll give myself until the weekend: if I'm not falling asleep sooner, I'll be a good little tyke and start recording it instead.

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Jul. 7th, 2014

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Cor. It'd be nice to be able to walk properly. Ye olde right leg is being downright obstinate and I'd be damn worried if it wasn't quite thoroughly nailed together.

In better news, the Smashing Pumpkins CD from the opshop is in good condition, and the Nick Cave one is perfectly good so far.

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Jul. 7th, 2014

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I have my period, and I am weathering a pain storm. Carer is coming today but it will be for doing stuff around here - I'd love to go out but my body would not. On the plus side, I'm seeing Ecks for dinner. We tentatively arranged to meet for dinner nearby, with a plan B of him bringing takeaway here, I think I'll go with Plan B.

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

ETA: I went out! We went to an opshop where I spent a small amount of money on a pile of things. Feel much better for getting out. Also, I misread my diary and my busy week isn't so busy - the appointments I thought I had tomorrow are actually next week. This has cheered me up more than you might expect.

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Jul. 5th, 2014

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Well. Something happened before: I was reading about Le Tour and I felt that peculiar, familiar tingling...I'd say it's a bit like that feeling when you're starting to anticipate hot, hot sex later in the day when your Gentleman Caller arrives, but that would be weird so I won't.

It starts in Yorkshire this year. Do they have cows in Yorkshire? It will be quite weird if they don't because cow spotting is one of Le Tour's cultural highlights and it's really not the same when all you've got to look at is sheep.

~~~

As for the time between now and then, well...I've woken up with that strangely blank feeling when I've got nothing on the to-do list, but enough energy to be a little concerned about that (rather than relieved). However my pain levels are up so I need to keep warm and proceed with caution.

It's on days like this that I most miss the quiet presence of family and loved ones just shambling about, doing whatever they're doing. But maybe later there'll be cows and they'll fill the gap (that's if they have cows in Yorkshire, otherwise I shall have to wait until Le Tour arrives in France, where there are cows aplenty because the French love fromage de la vache more than they love ugg boots).

But I digress.

I am now just working out what to do with my life for the next 9-10 hours. I suspect a nice warm shower will be involved so that nabs about 5 hours, then I suppose I might do some laundry and doodle.

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