This week has been the polar opposite of last week. I've done nothing. Well, as good as. There was no council business scheduled over half term, and I didn't have any other engagements / meetings to go to. So I've pretty much just slept, played with Marianna and surfed the internet for a week.
I regret nothing.
I started taking my anti-depressants again this week too which meant a couple of days of feeling sick, etc. I feel mostly okay now though, so I suppose they're kicking in and doing what they're meant to do. Continuing with the medical theme, Marianna got her new orthopedic boots on Thursday - they look so cute on her! The doctor says, so long as she wears them regularly, her feet should be fine by the time she starts school.
Other than that, the only concessions I've made to leaving the house this week have been for food shopping and to visit Anthony's parents. They picked up a Baby Annabel with cot, clothes, etc, etc, at the car boot sale so Marianna is now spending her days feeding her baby a bottle by stabbing its plastic teat into the doll's eye...
☆ READING: I've been reading a fair bit of acafandom (academic studies of fandom, its members and its practices) this week. For the most part it's stuff you just *know* by being part of fandom, but it's still fascinating to see it written up properly and presented for an outside audience.
☆ WRITING: About Gwent Police's John Does.
☆ WATCHING: Baby Boom (1987). I'd never seen it before but I love that whole fish out of water genre, plus it has 80s power dressing and a super cute baby to boot.
☆ LISTENING: Anthony has been making me listen to opera again. He wrote a bluffer's guide to opera post this week, which meant having to sit through the Cavalleria Rusticana. Again. I try to be cultured, honestly I do, but I just can't help but agree with In The Loop's Jamie McDonald on the subject:
It's just vowels! Subsidised foreign vowels!
☆ EATING: Junk, mostly.
☆ REVIEWING: David Hitchcock's Springheeled Jack.
I put together a list of Monday blog linkies, and Anthony wrote me a post on the Top Ten LGB Supercouples, I've got another comp on the go, check it out:
Follow and RT to win a copy of North By Northwest on DVD with @jess__powell of Babi a Fi https://t.co/i6xuveMO2T (UK only, Ends 08/11) pic.twitter.com/X3BOZZz44U— Jessica Powell (@jess__powell) October 27, 2016