Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Sick Leave

This weekend my neck and back locked up and I had trouble moving. In fact I couldn't get out of bed without help. I was off work monday due to having worked saturday, and yesterday I felt stiff but not not as bad as I was - I could move and work normally. Unfortunately by the time I got to work today I had realised I was back to being as bad as before yesterday. So I left after just a few hours, and managed to get a doctor appointment. Result? Sickleave this and next week, and three different pills. If bonecracker dude ever starts answering his phone  again I am due a visit to him as well. If he don't I might well replace him in my life, probably with one of two bonecracker dudettes I have tracked down which work within reasonably distance both from work and home; ie somewhere along my commute.

For now? Handicapped. Can't turn my head, walk properly, use the left arm, tilt my head, and my head is also locked at an angle to my spine, which is very wearisome. Hopefully it will let go soon. For now.. I am mostly feeling sorry for myself for the extreme boredom which has already set in. My media computer which acts as movie-displaying-unit is broken, too. Some grub2 bug which doesn't want to be fixed and I don't want to do a complete reinstall as it'll wipe the drive off some data I'd rather not lose. BAH!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Shady summer evenings

Hanging out in my shady balcony (no longer a glassed in winter garden type place), with Linus and Ben+Jerry (Cherry Garcia!), around 8pm. The roses have gone, replaced by potted perennials which will hopefully survive without too much bugs and if they die or get bug-infested, are easily replacable.



Monday, 26 July 2010

Too slow to catch the good weather

Just as I managed to find swimwear that fits me and that I can imagine being seen publicly in, the weather turned cold. And while I adore the cool weather, I also like being in water (in controlled forms, and without small fishies around me, yep, I am scared of swimming). Hmm. Ah well, I will just have to hope the heatwave does a comeback soon.. So I can go and float around in water. For now I quite enjoy wearing jeans and sweaters again...

Instead: Frozen mango or raspberry smoothies, board games, good food, books (a few Hillerman novels among other things), extremely good company, and a broken neck. Not broken bones, but out of order neck, that is. Completely blocked, probably around the height of my shoulder blades, but it locked up all of the left arm, back and neck. Hooray. And bonecrackerdude ("my" chiropractor) seems to be abroad (when trying to call him his phone sounds british or american, bad sign).

What else? Work as usual... no summer holidays for me, instead september holidays in the cool weather. At the moment I could imagine going somewhere which will be warm at that point where I can pretend to swim where I can stand in the water, but there is of course the issue of me not wanting to go anywhere alone. And catsitters, and money, all the usual stuff. Instead I will probably stay at home, read books, catch up on tv series, and be extremely lazy while waiting for the autumn to arrive properly.


Sunday, 18 July 2010

Went swimming again!




And going to again and again and again..? I don't have swimwear and quite frankly I have been wandering around on beaches and cliffs in my most neutral underwear. Noone seemed to think it any strange, luckily. Maybe time to buy swimwear if I am going to continue this recent obsession with water? 

Origami in the metro


Someone had folded this spider out of the paper lining from a cigarette package and left on the train. Cute!

Linus

Yep, Linus lives. I have been worried that he wouldn't be drinking enough in the heat since he won't drink from bowls and doesn't seem to drink from the fountain either, so I gave him water in his favourite cups of mine (that he likes to steal stuff from) on the table. Worked well!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Finally got some much-needed rest

Finally got some rest - lying on a windy rock in central stockholm all day. Lovely! Nice and cool - although I instantly overheated again when I left.

And I also dared the elements and swam. A bit. In my underwear cause I had nothing else. Didn't need saving! Then I sunbathed for hours, still in my underwear and probably made everyone around snow blind with the reflections off my big, white, and very exposed stomach >:D

Thanks for a great idea Sanna!


Sunday, 11 July 2010

Dragons of Summer Flame

The only thing surviving the heat and draught seems to be dandelion. But even they look wilted.

Realfeel 34c

At the moment its supposedly 31c feels like 34 out there. And it went down: it was 39 earlier today. I am actually fairly glad I am at work: AC. However: If I was at home I could keep the windows wide open, now it is going to be stifling when I get home.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Age is creeping up on me

I seem to be getting old. At least when I was a kid it was a stamp of advanced age when you couldn't eat several icecreams in row with immense enjoyment. Today I failed at eating a single McFlurry. Too much. Wound up throwing it away.

Felt a bit like I was throwing a way a bit of my childhood as well, although at the same time I didn't feel much one way or the other.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

The heat is a bit too much for me. I would be much happier with cooler temperatures.

When we were kids we used to run through the lawn sprinklers jets to cool ourselves off, screaming happily at the cold water. Today, at Plantagen, I simply stood where the water would hit me, sighing happily at the blessed cool. I suppose the staff would have been amused if they had seen it ;) As it was, I was dry again in five minutes, sadly enough.