The Wednesday Wiggle

This post is brought to you thanks to the nagging of Moose. She has elected herself Motivator-in-Chief and if I don’t blog something to show I am alive I wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t start denying me cookies.

Which would be bad as I am in the middle of an inexplicable cookie craving (big, chewy American style cookies). And cucumber. Truly, I have been craving cucumber. My body is behaving very oddly at the moment.

So how am I? I am hanging in there. Things are starting to get back on an even keel but, paradoxically, I am now feeling the need to hide from the internet (this is the first time I have turned my computer on in four days!). This might in part be due to starting back at work this week. I am only doing four hours a day but I am coming home knackered! It takes more mental energy that you realise to work in a busy office, plus I haven’t totally beaten the insomnia so I am still a little behind on sleep. But everyone is being lovely and understanding, so I am starting to get back into the swing of things.

One thing I am not in the swing of is writing. My brain has turned into one big pile of mashed potato – I have the attention span of a labrador puppy and the memory retention of a brain injured goldfish. Some days I am having a hard enough time remembering my name (had to tell someone my email address over the phone today and had to read it off a business card as I couldn’t spell it from memory!), let alone stringing sentences together in a gripping narrative. I am still having ideas and the characters are starting to chatter away in my subconscious again, but I am not quite back to typing the stuff out.

Or being witty on the blog. Sorry. Normally it is easy for me, but writing this has been like pulling teeth and I know it is not really coherent or up to scratch. It will serve its purpose however: I am still here, alive and kicking, albeit a little fuzzy around the edges. I still love y’all and I will be back soon 🙂

9 thoughts on “The Wednesday Wiggle

  1. The cookies and cucumber diet. Well, you’re weird when you’re happy so why should you be different when you’re unhappy??

  2. Yay for being alive! Was seriously thinking of texting you to double check :p

    I’ve just realised how long it was since I blogged (though if any one has been following my tweets they’ll have an idea why! My mum said to me at the weekend she knows more about what I’m up to from the blog and flickr than she does from me at the moment, and she doesn’t get twitter, so I think I’d better post something this weekend. Plus there are those pesky resolutions to uphold…..

    I really want to come and see you and unpancake you some more, but phd land is all kinds of hectic at the moment 🙁

  3. Thank you everyone 🙂

    And Neko, it’s ok – concentrate on navigating yourself through phd land, that’s the important thing. I’ll still be around for de-pancaking when you get sorted 🙂

  4. Oh dear, I must say… I know the feeling you describe! (Plus, I just got out of a two-month-long addiction to giant squishy American-style cookies…) Glad to know you’re still with the land of the living though! Take it easy 🙂

  5. hey you. I noticed you’d not been around much, but then, neither have I. I hope you’re starting to feel a little better and I’m wishing you hugs.

    Nick

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