Without wanting to sound too morose about it, this week was shit and I have nothing much to report. I was very ill and I spent most of it either in bed or in the bath. However, in the interests of making sure you all know I’m still alive, and of keeping people updated so they don’t inundate me with messages asking how I am, I will write a short post anyway.
On Thursday I spent a record 15 hours in the bath, 12 of them in one straight run. About once every two hours I’d get out, drain the water and run a new one. I’ve now used up my annual allowance of water, I think.
I had to get IVed again because I couldn’t keep any liquids down, and I also had to take the Very Strong Pills that make me blind, so on the whole the week could have been better.
However, it could also have been worse. I read some books, which was fun. And the summer is finally starting to turn to autumn, which makes me happy.
Beyond that, however, nothing much happened. This week I’m feeling a little bit more alive following four days asleep, some intravenous liquids and some obscenely strong medication, so hopefully I will be a little more functional.
I also started watching Outlander, which made me nostalgic for the Highlands. And the intro music is a beautiful version of one of my favourite Scottish songs.
I’m only on episode four so far, but I love it. I accidentally recommended it to my extremely religious mother, though, before realising it’s about a woman who gets sucked back in time by some strange magic at the standing stones, and who seems to meet lots of witches. Whoops. Oh well.
The Reading List
- I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
- We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
- To Siri, With Love by Judith Newman
- Perfect by Rachel Joyce
- The Nest by Cynthia d’Aprix Sweeney
- Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark
- That Day In June by Martina Reilly
- The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
- The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
Reviews coming in a separate post.
How was your week? Better than mine, I hope 😉