I am still in recovering health mode … you know that bit where after not eating properly for days you cannot decided if you should eat or not, you have forgotten how to be hungry and enjoy food and you get horrid indigestion? … yeah that bit!
So sluggish was a kind way of describing the start to my day … I woke up aching all over and it took me several minutes to sit up never mind disembarking form bed! Pup was not impressed by my slowness. Dog breakfast done with I made mine; Pup decided he did absolutely urgently need to go out again after all just as I sat down! So my latte was cooling when I picked it up and I looked at the two slices of very expensive ‘soya and linseed’ toast with marmite and felt a bit like “not a good idea” so it sat there going cold. Eventually I managed most of one slice but the indigestion got worse so I gave up.
I tried to be creative – it allowed me to sit still and not need to think about food and digesting it. The brief was for ‘brights’ which I struggle with at the best of times and to be honest bright is not my mood at the moment; but others joined in my challenges so I feel I need to be in the other challenges as a participant. After quite a bit of work I was quite excited with my design apart from a glitchy bit of rendering.
I managed to wash my hair and freshen up the rest of me – fully cold and wet just was not happening! and having dried my hair off I got ready for the dog walk. Pretty much uneventful apart from Dog trying to trip me up in the larch spinney while he scavenged larch cones from right in front of me. I was well pleased with Pup who I had let off lead whilst still on the lane and twice I had to recall him for cars to pass. I still have to hold his collar since his Stay is not rock solid – but his recall was immediate both times as was the Hup when he arrived.
I had decided that since getting my eating back to normal was eluding me I would use the technique I normally resort to when I have a migraine and eat plain crisps – yes it involves refined carb but for some reason my tummy can tolerate them and keep going rather than grinding to a halt and feeling heavy. So I wandered into town to get some crisps and while I was there got some raw chicken wings for the pooches.
As I set off back the carrier bag started to split so I ended up hugging a rather awkward parcel. I paused to take pictures of Kirrie Hill and dawdled homewards feeling rather lacklustre. In fact I was so slow it took me over an hour and I saw two of our buses pass with friendly waving drivers.
After I arrived home I put Dog out in the run with his chicken wing and gave Pup his in the yard. Pup has never had a chicken wing and he chomped tree times and swallowed. So much for the cartilage being good for the teeth and gums! There were sixteen wings in the pack so the other 14 have been packed in pairs and popped in the freezer – one a week each gives them a good few weeks of treats.
Then I got a nice surprise – out of the blue Toxic texted to ask if I needed him to fetch anything for me or do anything. After the dog’s tea time I put a chicken in the oven to roast – I felt the first stirrings of genuine hunger and actually looked forward to eating. An hour later I went to pop some potatoes in to find I had not actually tuned the oven on! So I had to spend another hour getting hungrier. I did enjoy just some roast chicken and buttered baked potatoes but I do now have that heavy indigestion feeling …
Hopefully tomorrow will be better again – I need to fill in some forms and organise photographs before I go for the interview on Monday and it will be a non dog walk day – it does them good to have a rest day every so often. It is a full moon on Monday and after another week without sight of it look who popped her head out of the cloud this evening: