usedtobeljs: (Anya Deepest Deep by Miggy)
[personal profile] usedtobeljs
I am so tired.

This summer has been one where I've constantly been moving ahead of the Bad Stuff all around, the waves of Bad Stuff following me. This week I had a day where I stopped and breathed, at which point the wave crashed over me and I was inundated with all of the summer's grief and stress.

I do not recommend.

But even so, there have been some nice moments:

*a work event where I could catch up with an acquaintance from another department
*a lunch with a new colleague
*dropping off old shoes for new soles
*paying off a loan or two
*thinking about workouts and asking my trainer-friend to come up with a home program for me
*reading Jessica Mitford's Hons and Rebels, which presented Mitford history familiar to me in a very different way
*listening to Lorde's latest album

It's raining today, and I think I'll put on the album and dance a bit, to push that wave of Bad Stuff back. Or I could nap. Either would work.

May you be dancing in good moments too this weekend.

Date: 2017-08-11 09:32 pm (UTC)
kathyh: I made this (Kathyh Giles tea)
From: [personal profile] kathyh
The Bad Stuff does catch up in the quieter moments but dancing and reading and listening are good ways to keep it away.

I think I read Hons and Rebels before I knew any other Mitford history so I've approached it from that rather than the other way round.

Sending many, many hugs.

Date: 2017-08-11 10:45 pm (UTC)
gwynnega: (Leslie Howard mswyrr)
From: [personal profile] gwynnega

Grief is exhausting. I'm glad you've been having some nice moments.

Date: 2017-08-11 11:27 pm (UTC)
anne_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anne_d

Date: 2017-08-14 04:19 am (UTC)
alhbooks: Cat sleeping in alcove over fire. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alhbooks

Dancing good.

Date: 2017-08-14 01:45 pm (UTC)
janus_74: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janus_74
It's good that you found some nice moments. Hugs to you.
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