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September 2nd, 2015 (10:52 am)
location: Burgh St Margaret
feeling: so so

first off – many apologies to everyone I haven’t been in touch with, which is everyone.

I tried with Outlander, I really did. I’m a finisher, normally but I just gave it up, half way through Drums of Autumn. I just didn’t CARE what happened to them – Claire was too stupid to live but did, repeatedly, despite being In Peril every five minutes. I mean, for gawds sake, she wandered out into the wood looking for her husband in the snow, alone, in her nightshirt if I remember rightly and wondered why she got Into Peril. sigh. I couldn’t give a monkey’s if they win the American Revolutionary War – which they probably will. good luck to them. I may investigate wiki to find out what happened with the daughter  - I had a feeling she might come into the past, but I don’t particularly care whether I find out or not.

So now I’m ploughing through True Blood and yes, it’s not great literachoor but it’s far more entertaining and for the first time in years it seems, I’m reading something that asks nothing of me. Simply suspend disbelief and wade on in. Sookie  - well, yeah, she’s half a Mary Sue in that EVERYONE in the world wants in her knickers for some baffling reason, and she does do stupid things and ends up In Peril, but she does suffer consequences and gets beat up about three times every book! Open-mouthed smile

But reading has been hard for me recently, since the depression kicked in, and having a series to read every night before I go to sleep is becoming something to look forward again for me, which, believe me, is a really nice change, and somewhere nice to get back to. I actually prefer the books to the TV series – I gave up after four series of the TV thing, it seemed all a bit too intense  - whereas the books are a short sharp adventure in each.

Other stuff, Lucius is a little better – I think – he’s on a high dose of his hyperthyroidism tablets and he eats a lot, so he has put a little weight on, but he’s still very thin and very quiet. I really really miss the cuddly boy he used to be. Sasha is her normal bouncy self and Lili is still the foghorn. dad’s still going, I have to go down there tomorrow to meet with his social worker for his assesssment. dreading it, tbh.

Hope you guys are all well, I have missed all the chat and gossip and scandal, and I really hope that one day I’ll be able to slide back into the stream.



Posted by: Plutonian #2 (moreteadk)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2015 10:13 am (UTC)

Thanks for checking in. It's good to hear from you now and then, even if it can only be infrequently. I don't think I'll be stepping on anybody's toes in saying, we all hope you'll be able to come back to the stream again some day when you're feeling ready for it. :)

Poor Lucius, though. I hope he'll get some of his old nature back eventually. Is it going okay giving him pills or is it a daily struggle? I hope it's going okay.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: September 3rd, 2015 09:57 am (UTC)

I want to be around more frequently, but the truth is, I have nothing to report. It's just "take pills, knit, take dog out" and I really don't want to be the one who is always whining about their incapacity!

I have a seekrit weapon with getting pills down Lucius, cheese spread or bacon! Luckily also, the hyperthyroidism makes him hungry so he just scoffs what I give him without too much inspection!

Posted by: mylodon (mylodon)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2015 11:33 am (UTC)

Great big hugs!

Posted by: kcwarwick (kcwarwick)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)

I sympathise with you about the depression. Hang on in there.

Posted by: Quiet desperation (lexin)
Posted at: September 3rd, 2015 09:48 am (UTC)

It's good to hear from you, I was thinking just the other day that I hadn't seen you post in a while. Hugs to you and the pets.

Posted by: Ditto (stretfordditto)
Posted at: September 3rd, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)

I used to slice a Mars Bar for my dog and stick a pill in there not realising that chocolate is poison to them. He wolfed it down.

Posted by: sandra_lindsey (sandra_lindsey)
Posted at: September 14th, 2015 07:13 pm (UTC)

Good to hear from you, though as you can tell from the date of this comment compared to your post, I'm not about here as much as I used to be, but you are often in my thoughts. Just this weekend at UK Meet, I was thinking back to when we met at Ely and I was (though I tried not to show it at the time!) just so amazed that OMG I'm in the same room as Erastes! Living legend!

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