Tag: real life is hard work

  • Stuck in the Middle with You

    Stuck in the Middle with You

    The dentistry is done, but I am mentally fried. Stress does different things to people, for me there’s this rapid inability to be capable of anything except middle-distance staring and comfort eating. Right now both are largely under control, but a lot is left of the day to work with. Praise the Deities for more […]

  • No Heaven

    No Heaven

    I also had a bit of a minor epiphany. I don't enjoy poetry that seems to be popular right now. Some of it actually makes me feel ill reading it, because there's no voice which I can easily recognise or associate with. It's like reading prose. Big swathes of prose are not poetic. — 💐 […]

  • Wires


    I was tired last night, so much so I was in bed at 9.15pm.  A week’s worth of tooth stress and general inability to write anything other than a blog post had got to me. I have fallow periods, where brain does stop working, but normally only when new stuff has to be added to […]

  • Time


    In Shock News [TM] there will be two blog posts today. The reason for this? We need to talk this early in the morning about ethics. Someone I follow, of significant note in their field, made what I consider a considerable misstep a while back. Instead of keeping personal business off Social media, they made […]

  • Holiday


    I didn’t post at all for two whole days. Here’s why. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Bfn4UHDE2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link There’s been some quite robust discussion in the house over what should happen at weekends. As a result, on Saturday and Sunday nothing was written as part of a plan. I’ve stated in other places that now writing is my job, there is […]

  • I Go to Sleep

    I Go to Sleep

    I just had a kip on the sofa. It means I’ve managed eight hours of sleep for the first time since the weekend and is a reminder that if I want to get better at exercise, there has to be more rest. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this tired before in my life. The […]

  • Happy


    This blog is the equivalent of Internet tumbleweed: extremely localized, and only seen by a handful of people. Every time I hear someone lament that ‘nobody cares about what I do’ there is this sudden and overriding desire to point out that, for coming up for two decades that’s been my life, right there. Seven […]

  • Making Your Mind Up

    Making Your Mind Up

    Even though I lost an hour this morning, it’s a beautiful day. I’ve spent some time pouring over Co-Promote, which is turning into an extremely useful component of the experiment for the Writing Site. I have posts worked out for the next few weeks on the Warcraft Site, and there’s NEW CONTENT due on Wednesday. […]

  • Run to the Hills

    Run to the Hills

    It should have happened yesterday, but I wasn’t ready. My first proper, serious workout session without a PT to hold my hand had the potential to be stress incarnate, but I’m lucky enough to have a trainer who understands my fears, and can help me plan to beat them as well as my targets. That […]

  • Stupid Girl

    Stupid Girl

    I woke up at 5.30am this morning, as I have every other day this week, with the realisation that, like it or not, my life will never be the same again. It is not bad that life changes, and that you have to deal with the difficult and painful. It is a measure of your […]