First up, don’t catch covid, kids. I caught it in mid-late March when I was in the emergency department with Ben. I’ve had some level of fatigue for years, because living with chronic pain and discomfort (discomfort is the good days) is exhausting. But this post viral fatigue is next-level. I spent 1.5 hours mattress shopping yesterday – the stores were right next to each other and an easy drive from home. Was so exhausted from it I needed 5 hours in bed to be able to get up and eat dinner sitting up. If it wasn’t for my day job allowing me to work from home full time – I’d be unemployed and homeless from being unable to work. I know the word on the street is that covid is a flu and people think the flu is a cold but it’s not. It’s serious. And there’s nothing anyone can do for you when you get stuck with symptoms like I have. AND I had a 99% asymptomatic acute/iso phase.
And on that note, I spent a lot of money on a mattress yesterday. My back had better bloody appreciate me.
FYI: I do NOT recommend mattress shopping when you have.. a bad back, leftover dizziness from a sinus infection, and a busted ankle. Thoroughly unpleasant.
Rounded out Friday of last week by watching Eva’s funeral. Just so bloody sad.
I can’t remember where I saw it or the new topic of the new book, but I am so glad Dr Price writes books. You may have seen their first major (or viral I guess?) essay Laziness Does Not Exist around the internet and the book written on that topic. I used to think those were the types of books I had to write. Rightly or wrongly, I no longer feel I need a reference list to justify my outlook(s) on life. And yet I’m glad these books get written, because some people will need that.
I wrote somewhere on social media that I had started reading the Artists Circle and gave up as I really did not like it. But what it did do was confirm that my approach to things is not prescriptive. Some people may need prescription to help them get started in their creativity, and that is no more wrong than me not needing it. In fact, I can see some mirrors in prescription to the task initiation and momentum balance that ADHDers often need to use.
I’ve never been a fan of inner city areas. Probably because of jobs and commuting and busy pushy stuff. Have always said that if I was going to live in a CBD, it would be Adelaide. Parklands and the houses in parts of the city were probably the main reasons I said that but one day recently my brain clicked onto a thought … I’ve been to uni in the Adelaide CBD but never worked in Adelaide CBD. Is that why I don’t mind it? It’s not “tainted” by work?