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Tuesday, 5 October 2010


I'm unenthused about most things at the moment. Life has taken a nose-dive. There have been many small losses of different sorts recently and they all seem to add up. Add to that a wonky knee and the inability to go for vigorous long walks regularly and here I am, in the doldrums. I've got the blues and they're a deep blue shot through with streaks of deep red. Not a pleasant combination.

What really gets to me is the way some (many?) people treat each other; as if people are of no value and to treat them inconsiderately and like shit is ok. I've witnessed many instances of that in the past few weeks and I wonder if it's becoming more common.

One good bit of news today though, amongst all the dross; a friend whose job was about to disappear has got her contract renewed for another year. Yay!

I need a pick-me-up. The only thing I enjoy doing at the moment is critting someone's writing. That perks me up no end. It's an exciting process and one which I'd like to do better on my own work!

What perks you up when you're down in the dumps?

HTTS: Is languishing.

I'm gently going through Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers for the nth time. It's a delightful book. I notice my reading is influenced by memories of The Four Musketeers with Michael York as D'Artagnan, Oliver Reed as Porthos, Richard Chamberlain (?) as... and here my memory peters out. Must go and Google.


  1. Ahhhh yes, the languishing. Same here. After being ill for a week, I got knocked off the HTTS horse and now can only find a donkey to ride.

  2. Hope you're feeling better now.

  3. awwwwww *hugs* Watch a funny movie. A movie that makes you laugh so hard you cry. I am not sure what your taste in comedy is, but Ghost Town makes me laugh out loud every time. It's dry and witty sort of comedy though, so if that's not your cup of tea you might not like it.

  4. Awwww! Thanks *hugs back* A funny movie is a good idea - dry and witty sounds great so thanks for the suggestion.

  5. Sometimes when I'm down in the dumps, I need sleep or I need to give myself a talking-to. Other times, I need to do something that will keep my hands and mind busy. Other times, I need to clean!

    It all depends. :)

  6. Thanks Rabia - I have an idea I need to do most of those.

  7. I generally pick heavy stuff up and set it back down and that makes me feel better. Or I play guitar. Or I play with the cats. Or I write.

    But that's just me.

    Just feel better.

  8. Thanks TPN. I'm surfacing - still not able to write much but after having been out for a couple of walks and doing stuff in the village with others, I'm starting to feel perkier.
    And the sun is shining today :)