A few weeks ago I pushed myself too hard and had to spend a lot of time in bed. I’d neeaaarrllyyyy recovered from that by last weekend, when I had to do something that involved a huge amount of energy. Unfortunately it was genuinely necessary and there was no way I could get out of it. I knew it would put me at a deficit, but there was nothing I could do about it, so I did it anyway, and then I crashed again.
On Tuesday afternoon, with a little encouragement (read: direct order) from a medical professional, I got into bed. I thought “I’ll just lie here for a bit…” and then I fell asleep.
Which pretty much sums up the rest of the week as well. I slept a lot, I barely worked, I read quite a few books, and I watched some stuff on Netflix.
It wasn’t a bad week, actually, just a very sleepy one. I remain very happy that last year I decided to splash out on a well-made bed and a good mattress. It was so worth the purchase. (I went to Warren Evans, by the way, who were great and now I buy all my bed stuff from them and I could not recommend them enough.*)
* obligatory notice that this post was in no way sponsored by Warren Evans 🙄
On Netflix, I watched Atypical.
When it first started the premise annoyed me, because it’s yet another story about someone on the spectrum finding lurrrve. But I thought I’d give it a shot, and it was so good that I watched the entire season in one sitting. I think it’s sensitively done and walks the line between showing someone who’s very high-functioning but demonstrating that autism is still serious. It also shows how differently people react to having someone close to them diagnosed with autism. I am very much looking forward to the second season. Also, Jenna Boyd as Paige was excellent. I think she’s got something very special; definitely one to watch.
I caught up with Game of Thones too, although I don’t think I’ve seen whatever the latest episode is, and I was pleasantly surprised. After a couple of seasons which I sat through just because I somehow felt like I should, I think this season has picked up again and feels more like something I want to keep watching.
Other Things That Happened This Week
The publisher sent me a copy of my book! It’s real! It exists! How exciting.
…aaaand that’s pretty much it.
The Reading List
I’m going to start splitting my mini-reviews of these into a separate post, rather than having them in a long bulleted list at the bottom of the weekly round-ups, but I’ll keep titles and authors in a list here so you’ll know whether you want to check out the weekly book review post when it comes out.
- Fizz by Zvi Schreiber (which I’ve actually already reviewed here)
- The Complete Poems by Catullus
- Counting the Stars by Helen Dunmore
- Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
- Oracles and Demons of Tibet by René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz
- All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Having spent a week in bed, I am now feeling a bit more alive again so can tentatively do one or two things, like have conversations with friends and go swimming. And work, of course.