Tuesday the 31st of March 2015
I just want a hot Vimto, a corned beef sandwich with HP sauce and hugs from my family. I’m not well. Zośka (our dog) isn’t well. My SO is well but has gone back home for Easter and the apartment feels incredibly quiet. I lost my voice last week, after being kindly taken to a laryngologist by my school I was diagnosed with laryngitis (again). My voice hasn’t completely returned yet but it’s steadily improving, I still have a cough, which is frustrating and my entire body aches.
Here are the remedies I was told might help:
I’m not sure if I’ve missed anything but generally it seems to be a lot of immune strengthening vitamins. My skin seems rather blistered at the moment, which makes me wonder whether or not I’m actually allergic to any of the medicines listed above. I’ve showered, put on my pyjamas and applied conditioner to my hair. I decided to leave in the conditioner as since dying my hair, I’ve noticed that it’s very dry. It’s really cold in here at the moment so I think I’m about to fill a hot water bottle. The week long Easter holiday begins on Thursday; I haven’t been in school since Wednesday last week. I hate not being in school, especially when there’s a festival on the horizon, I have so many great Easter crafts and puzzles that I’m going to have to save for next year. The same thing happened at Christmas. I was ill over Christmas and now I’m ill over Easter. What’s next I wonder?
Speaking of health I received a tweet regarding one of my previous posts relating to the health benefits of turmeric. If you’re interested in learning more about turmeric, there’s a thorough and researched version, updated for 2015 here.
Wednesday the 1st of April 2015
The dog is asleep and I finally caught up with reading Frank Quietly and Grant Morrison’s New X-Men Vol. 1-7. We’ve had a lot of torrential rain here recently so I don’t really mind being stuck inside. Having to carry our dog down a number of stairs (fourth floor, high ceilings) to get her to pee outside takes a lot of effort; I should’ve trained her to pee in the shower. Although, she wasn’t as bad as this when we first adopted her, it’s unfortunate that she’s so weak at the moment.
Saturday the 4th of April 2015
I can’t believe today is Saturday. I feel as though I’ve lost an entire week. All I’ve done is lie around in the apartment eating chocolate. I’ve been catching up on a lot of television series too. I hate wasting time and feeling unproductive. I haven’t done any cleaning or general organisational chores.
I’m trying to catch up with some of my assignments for Squared Online but it’s incredibly time consuming when your concentration has been compromised. There’s a great Nathan Guerra video about YouTube Storytelling. It’s interesting. I feel as though I need to start making YouTube videos or at least producing regular content. Episodic content on art, expat life, foreign language learning or travel culture might be an appropriate route for me to go down. I made so many mistakes by removing myself from the internet while at university. My Pinterest account is probably the only platform I use which is consistently updated and therefore doing well.