Tricks, Treats, Writing, & The Martian

Well, it is nearly Halloween (Samhuinn/Samhain) so I guess I really had to talk about some trick or treating.

Of course, the trick bit is that I’m still not well. Although, remarkably, this evening I feel incredibly better than I have done. In fact, I feel a little bit brighter mentally, too. And less dopiness surely means that this is beginning to finally lift?

I cannot describe to you how glad I will be when the cough and the running nose are totally gone. Though, I have been able to breathe freely and with no running nose for the last hour; so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Unfortunately, I did bite my tongue last night. It was such a stupid thing to do, but I was so tired and hungry at the same time that I wasn’t really concentrating in any way, shape or form and thus managed to draw blood. My tongue has been subsequently pretty sore all day and anything hot has stung.

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A Grand Day Out: Lavender & Cinema Cuddles

It’s been a busy and tiring weekend at work hence the late posting here. Thankfully, we’re now into the home stretch. Summer holidays are over and most of the schools go back tomorrow, which means a hopeful break from the tension building, long slog of the summer.

On a happier note, Howard Bear took a day off that coincided with one of mine and so we were actually able to spend some good quality time together.

And, as you might expect, that translated to a day out. It turned into a very expensive day out, but that was less intentional.

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Stress, Cameras, Drawers, & Time Out

It’s been an incredibly stressful couple of weeks; hence the lack of posting and updates. Mostly, I’ve been working or tidying or just stressing out. In fact, I’ve had maybe a couple of small meltdowns at home over the past fortnight.

And for this, I apologise to my darling Bear for putting up with me. I don’t mean to get so worked up or become so tense.

There have been a few instances of raised voices, crying & then just hiding in bed. I’m kind of embarrassed about them, but, as some of you may know, writing things out in this blog can be a stress reliever and that’s why I’m quietly exploring them here.

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Valerian Root, Hearts, Boilers & Lists

Despite the fact that I’ve been doing quite a few hours at the day job lately and am incredibly tired, I’m still no closer to finding a way to fall asleep easily. My brain doesn’t shut off until after one nearly every night. It’s terribly frustrating.

And, of course, the more that I want to go to sleep, the longer I will end up lying awake.

It’s gotten to the point where I’ve heavily invested in herbal teas. In particular, I ordered a lot of valerian root tea. It is well known for its sleep inducing properties, but it’s also effective as a stimulant to cats.

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