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Things are not going well for me, health-wise.  Sunday, I woke up with a sore throat.  It disappeared during the day, so I didn’t think about it again.  Yesterday, I woke up with a sore throat, which got progressively worse as the day wore on.  In order to go to bed and actually sleep, I took some cold and flu tablets (ah, the power of codeine).  Today I woke up and immediately realised there was no way I could speak for five hours in order to deliver training.

I got in to see the doctor this morning (a miracle in itself) who diagnosed a strep throat.  This was a blessing in disguise, as it meant he could prescribe me some heavy-duty penicillin.  Hopefully this will knock it on the head, once and for all.


Wow.  Busy weekend.  My darling friend got married on Saturday.  As I was in the bridal party, I was up at 7am, and didn’t get to relax until after midnight.  That is a loooong day for a girl who likes her sleep.  However, it was lovely, it all went very well, and it was fantastic to see the happy couple so, well, happy. 😀  Plus, I made up for it by sleeping about 20 hours out of 24 the next day.

In other (unrelated) news, C and I have this week off.  When I say ‘off’ I should really say ‘off from paid work’.  As per usual, we’re renovating.  The bathroom/laundry is now finished, apart from the shower screen installation, so that’s all finalised pretty much.  We painted half of the unit today, and will hopefully finish off tomorrow.  C will then need to change all the lights and power switches, and paint the skirting boards etc.  We’re also getting the floorboards repolished on Thursday; then we’ll need to move the furniture in.  I’m hoping (fingers crossed!) that it’ll be ready to have a home open this coming Sunday, but really, anything could happen.

It’s been a while since I mentioned my mental health.  Generally, it’s going well.  After the very long and tiring day I had on Saturday, I was pretty much incapable of doing anything but sleeping.  Which I did.  And today, while I’m tired, it’s manageable.  I think I’ve finally learned how to listen to my body a bit.  Now, need sleep = get sleep.  If I’m tired, I just check out and hit the sack.  So far, it seems to work fairly well.