January 17th, 2008

Sea dragon

Virus, virus, go away, I need you gone by Saturday

I like to keep a journal as a record of what I do, but it's been so dull lately! At work yesterday I finished writing my test cases, a bit behind schedule. I hurried home as I was hungry, got a great seat on the Pic but then had to wait 10 minutes for a second District line train at Earl's Court (bleah, how can you win? - but at least my foot wasn't broken), then made tacos AND enchiladas. Afterwards, shadowdaddy and I sat on the couch doing budgety things for about two hours, trying to figure out if we can go out of town for Easter/when I'm going to Florida/the wedding in June (yes/no/one of us) and when we can get our US debt paid off. (Married people, we know how to party.) I tuckered out around 9:30 and spent half an hour reading Lost in a Good Book before I went to bed.

But really, so much of the last two weeks has been recovery, recovery. I put some lotion on my legs yesterday and realized I pretty much hadn't thought about the rest of my body or done any personal maintenance the whole time I've been sick other than feeding myself cold suppression medication. The erythromycin has been tearing up my guts, and I've attacked it the last two days with a double whammy of iron pills and oatmeal. It seems to have worked yesterday.

I do think I'm getting better as my energy levels have returned (I actually walked up two flights of steps yesterday!) but my neck is still really sore. I am tired of being sick! And can I add what a thrill it was to come home yesterday to a cleaned house? It's been falling apart around us for two weeks, and to see all of those shiny surfaces and an empty sink was just heaven! (Of course Boo did her best to undo this almost immediately.)

In an eight hour workshop today so off the LJ. This must be a relief to all on my flist as WHO WANTS TO READ MORE DULL POSTS LIKE THIS! I don't, really, so can I be better tomorrow?
Sea dragon

Somewhat better. "I absolutely must marry Albertine."

It was pointed out that 1) I am still sick and 2) I am likely tired, and that these things are probably not doing anything to lighten my spirits. And I have been fed now (thanks to wechsler for coming over and making us spaghetti carbonara, and saving my bacon, as it were) and am lolling about and I feel better. I don't really feel up to dealing with the lease quite yet. He also brought over sleeping bags for our trip, for which I am quite grateful.

OH! I just finished Proust volume 5 (or whatever), Sodom and Gomorrah. What a relief to not be carrying that big thing around with me anymore! The book was mostly about people's personal foibles, how they lie to other people (or try to mislead them) and imagine no one can tell. It was very enjoyable, as all of the other volumes of Remembrance of Things Past have been. Next stop, The Prisoner and the Fugitive, of which I am STILL in search of a hardbound volume (new Penguin edition only, the Vintage one is available but not the translation I want). As usual, I will take a break between this and starting the next, but it is my hope that I will indeed finish the entire work (two volumes to go) by the end of the year. (The last four pages of this book probably bear re-reading as they feel like one of those big build-ups he's had in the other novels, but this done just didn't hit me as hard as the one caused by the madeleines and the one that ended with him getting slapped in the face. Was it just not such a big event, or was I just not receptive to what he was saying?)

For some reason I was missing my house today.

I am going to be lazy and not take a shower tonight or tomorrow morning. I will use that time to do more sleeping instead.