I never write these posts on Saturdays.
I woke up at 9. NINE! That's such a lie-in. J was out last night with a friend. No text as to an eta, but that's normal.
Stanley couldn't or wouldn't grasp that his Mummy was coming home. And the fireworks were not conducive to his relaxation. The slightest noise was setting him off, so I waited up with him, trying to calm him. J got home around 12.15.
I then took a while to get to sleep.
But back to today, I woke up in a really good mood. So what happened then?
I don't know. Something made me really angry: full of inner rage.
I really busied myself - I cleaned the window frames, put the cellophane on the windows for the winter and used the hairdryer to get the creases out which was not wholly successful - even had to take the curtains off too.
I also mowed the grass. I repaired the flex on the hairdryer. Little things.
I thought this would make me feel good; after all I was achieving things and not wasting my day.
I guess J relaxing and not taking in what I was doing was slightly grating - how dare she not appreciate my toiling for the good of the house!
I reminded myself she's worked a 50 hour week. She's allowed to relax.
J was at the hairdressers from 10 till 2. Mmn. I'm really angry.
I'm still at a loss why I'm feeling this way.
The Semantic Variant hasn't really taken hold, but the mood swings are awful. It's Behavioural Variant I'm struggling with. My Frontal Lobe is being eroded - eaten away - and I'm finding it so difficult to join in socially where I used to so
What’s on the TV? Rupaul's Drag Race, Strictly Come Dancing, and variations on those themes. I can’t join in with any of those. Only Murders in the Building is the exception which we all like watching.
I can't do the frenetic, camp, fizz anymore, that's for sure. It means I spend more time on my own in the house than I used to.
I'm not perfect. J does the cooking: I clear up. It always has been and it's getting more challenging. Things are left habitually, without malice I've come to understand, but it's just never-ending.
And of course, they feel they're tiptoeing around me, which of course they are.
Apparently I’m leaving the oven on and the toilet seat up when I’m urinating.
It's good to know this stuff. I can then work on these things.
Life is a balance and it's about choosing your battles.
Anyway, I sometimes feel my points of view are quickly dismissed in this house. Maybe that's the reason I get angry.
It feels like it's me vs the females at times. Or me vs the non-demented at the least.
And there are plenty of people without dementia who can be just plain wrong.
Many of whom are female.
Which proves it.
What do you do to relax?
John Taverner, exercise, this video (below)? I'm much calmer on my own watching this CGI interior listening to the auto-Jazz in the background. Maybe Putin goes to bed listening to this. Maybe not.
Aside from walking the dog I need to do some proper exercise. My body's atrophied since giving up work. I haven't lost as much weight either as I thought I would since giving up alcohol, which is disappointing. I guess that's in part my age and a more sedentary life.
I am not going to the gym. I used to be a gym-addict in my 20s. I went again for a few months in my late 40s. I can't stand the places.
Not sure the knees or ankles will stand running again.
Swimming is my favourite exercise - wonderful flow activity with zero impact, but can you find a decent pool in this country?
No, is the answer you were looking for.
Dungeons and Dragons
Yes. You were waiting for that. And one can hardly blame you.
|That's you that is.
We can be quite loud and smelly.
More fun in a Lovecraftian-horror, set in an epic-fantasy world akin to our own European Gothic-Rennaissance. How many boxes does that tick?
It really is proving to be one of the best D&D campaigns I've ever run - 'hugely exiting and full of peril'. Sounds like a modern film rating!
So we should have some fun tomorrow.
J and I love fantasy and sci-fi - X profoundly doesn't. J and I devoured House of The Dragon. We also found a really good Cyberpunk thing just started on Prime the other night: The Peripheral. Worth checking out.
So, on a positive note, I'll bid you goodnight.
Be nice to each other, read a good book. Remember the clocks go back tonight in the UK.
(FACT: we only have GMT for 5 months of the year!)