wiseheart: (harper2)
The shingles reached the three-week mark, I'm no longer contagious and the rash has begun to fade. I still hurt like a b*tch, though, actually, it's grown even worse, and the doctor "encouraged" me that it can take weeks yet for the pain to go completely.

So I asked to go back to work, starting Monday. It can't get any worse, and while I don't really miss school, all that insanity might distract me from the pain, at least. Besides, the others have done my work next to their own long enough. The doctor saw no reason that I shouldn't, so I'm going back.

It was a really shitty three weeks, I can't write, I can't sew, I can't even sit or lie comfortably for longer periods, and at nights I wake up and wander around in the flat, waiting for the pain to deflate. So I can as well go to work. God, I hate this.
wiseheart: (harper2)
... I do have the shingles, after all. I'm officially on sick leave as from yesterday, and on the so-called good drugs. The rash emerged on Sunday morning (joy - NOT!), but it seems to be a somewhat milder case, fortunately. *touches wood* I still hurt all over, and it itches a bit, too, but I didn't have to take any painkillers so far. It is bearable.

I don't miss work, but I'm very sorry that I'm going to miss the Rabbit Cup tomorrow. I was sooo looking forward to bake all those carrot/zucchini muffins with the 7th and 8th term kids. :(
wiseheart: (Mycroft_drink)
Firstly, I've posted Chapter 4 of "Turn Left - The Veteran's House" to [livejournal.com profile] hiddenrealms, AO3 and FF.Net. A few supportive reviews would be nice.

Secondly, I've made a few new eggs. Here are two of them, the rest I still have to take photographs of and upload them to Pinterest.



Thirdly, I made Osterpinzas - traditional Italian Easter buns with raisins and candied fruits. We're going to have some of them tomorrow and on Sunday; I'll freeze the rest till Easter, so that we'll have them with my fantastic ham.



Other than that, my back and skin still hurts, but I'm getting used to it. Gah.
wiseheart: (harper2)
Work is getting more bothersome as I'm getting older - my tolerance for snotty teenage behaviour is evaporating quickly. And for the petty power plays my boss loves playing. *sigh*
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wiseheart: (Mycroft_stressed)
Okay, here is the deal. It all started with computer problems: my main PC was beaten by the lat est attemt of Norton self-update and decided that it doesnt like the Internet anymore, so if I switch it on, it kills the connection. As I don't want to reboot my modem every time, I am mainly using my laptop now. Which is also ages old, doesn't like Firefox and is slow as molasses. Clearly, I must invent in a new PC... assuming my neighbour can manage it before Christmas. *sigh*

Then my satellite receiver died on me. Attempts to deal with the situation have been made in the last, oh, three or four weeks. So far no results.

And then today my beloved new bed, a mere two years old, broke under me. Well, not the bed as such, only the wooden grid holding the mattress, but it is bad enough nonetheless. A carpenter friend offered to come over tomorrow and take a look. I hope he can help, because a new grid would be complicated to get and to install.

About minor yet annoying health problems I refuse to think at the moment. But they are there.
wiseheart: (Sherlock)
Part 27: A Walk in the Park of "The Adventures of a Consulting Time Lord" has been posted to FF.Net and the 13th_sherlock DW community. Yep, it's John's faitful meeting with Mike Stamford - with a little twist.

Other than that, I've been back to work all week and got just a little bit worse, due to the idiot colleagues and students who cannot live without creating a dreadful draft all the time. Ah, well. Next week I'll restart baking with the kids, and at least on that particular afternoon I'll be warm.

I've almost finished Chapter 08 of "Iceman" - I'm planning to finish the first story arc with Chapter 09 - ten chapters are the absolute maximum I'm willing to do. After that, I'll switch to "Beautiful Minds", which takes place in the same settings, just adding Tosh to the mix. So, together with "Convergences", I'll have a nice little trilogy, without producing ungodly length of storylines... or so I hope.

I'd really like to pick up some of my long-overdue WIPs again. Having watched lots of Star Trek on the German channel Tele5, I feel like writing some Trekfic again. The Voyager AU-series is overdue to being picked up, with two unfinished stories, and there's the Voyager/Babylon 5 trilogy, of course, which got stuck in the middle of "Kansas 2 - The Yellow Brick Road".

Actually, I should pick up some of the unfinished Tolkien pieces, too. "Astonishment in Mirkwood" could actually gain some readership, considering that it takes place during "The Hobbit", and "The Book of Mazarbul" could hope for some people newly gotten interested in Dwarves, too. Of course, my Dwarves are not the ridiculous caricatures from the film, so perhaps people won't like them. In any case, the only Tolkien story that's willing to cooperate right now (at least sometimes) is "Sea Flower", which, of course, has nothing to do with "The Hobbit". But that can't be helped.
wiseheart: (smiling ianto)
Thanks for the good wishes, everyone! I'm getting better, slowly but steadily. Mum called the emergency doctor yesterday, and I got antibiotics and stuff, so the fewer is temporarily gone (hopefully it stays that way). Still coughing a lot, but that's nothing new. I'll go to the doctor tomorrow and might stay at home for a few days. We'll see.

On a different matter, Chapter 05 - Encounters of "Iceman & the Coffee Boy" has been posted to [livejournal.com profile] otherworlds_lib. As usual, FF.Net hinks one chapter behind.

In this chapter, not-yet-Anthea meets Ianto and learns what really good coffee is. Among other things. Enjoy!
wiseheart: (harper2)
My apologies to those who're waiting for an answer from you - either on LJ or via personal e-mail. I will answer, I swear. I'm just sick like a dog again. My bronchitis that has been going on for the last 8 weeks has taken a turn to the worse, with high feever and cold shivers and all the delicious additions. Typing up already written stuff is almost beyond my abilities. Thinking about writing anything new certainly is.

Laters, as Sherlock would say.
wiseheart: (harper2)
In which I complain about still being sick and snipe about "Elementary" and gush about "Sherlock BBC". You've been warned.
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... since I'm practically imprisoned home, due to illness. But some meagre advantage has come from the new Tolkien boom. A tiny handful of people have discovered my Dwarf- and Hobbit-related stuff on FF.Net, namely "A Dwarven Yuletide", "Elf-Root", "Prisoner of Dol Guldur" and "Astonishment in Mirkwood". I haven't got a Tolkienfic review for Ages - until now!

I firmly decided to watch the films as dubious fanfic. That way, I won't be too disappointed. I hope. Because what I've read about the Dwarves so far doesn't make me very optimistic.

Oh, hell, it has Martin Freeman! And it will have the Cumberbatch Dragon later! For that, I'll endure Elrond the Creep and Radioactive Galadriel again.

If only I could finally stop this bloody coughing! Over a week without uninterrupted sleep at night is no fun. Even though last night I actually managed 5 hours of sleep - in 3 pieces.
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...although feel like that, more often than not. Which explains the acute lack of Christmas-related photos, like the tree and the cookies, although I did take some. I simply can't find the energy to upload and transfer them from laptop to main PC and stuff. Sorry. Still quite ill, I am.

I just wanted to warn you that - should I suddenly vanish from cyberspace in 12 days' time, that will - hopefully - not mean my sudden and violent passing. My Norton will run out in 12 days, and while the replacement has already been arranged, I'm not sure if the old processor will be able to handle it, or I'll need a new processor, too.

Yes, I know, there are other antivirus programmes, available online and stuff. But I don't dare to dabble with them. I have nobody to right things, should I totally mess them up, so I depend on professionals. *sighs*
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... means lowering yourself to housework. Obvoulsy. I was frying potato slices yesterday when I got a spash of hot oil into my right eye. Most unpleassant. It doesn't exactly hurt, it's rather the same feeling as when one gets a splinter in one's eye - every time I blink, it's irritated, presumably when the eyelid slides over the place. I wonder how long it will take it to heal. Eyedrops are of no real use, nor is the eye salve I have, so it's sitting out and waiting for it to get better, I guess.

The last chapter of "Atonement" found to little to no echo among my fellow antigwennites. The blatant lack of sledgehammer Gwen-bashng might have something to do with it. This is actually the first time I got more reviews for a chapter on FF:Net than on LJ.

Ah, well, I know that most of my stuff simply means too much effort for most readers. I write stuff I'd like to read but hardly ever find elsewhere: with long, intricate, multiple plotlines, lots of worldbuilding and detailed descriptions. That's the sort of stuff I like, but few people share my weird tastes. As a friend of mine once put it: "We've got a layered taste - it's a thin layer nobody else shares with us." Unfortunately for me, my friend isn't into fanfiction at all.

Yesterday wasn't a good day writing-wise. Injured eye issues and all that; I was fairly depressed again. Did a little bit of translating for the Elfhelm story and am about to type it up right now. There may or may not be any excerpts tomorrow.

The very last day of summer holidays. Weatehr forecast promises temperatures close to 40°C. God, I so hate the heat wave!
wiseheart: (Default)
... means lowering yourself to housework. Obvoulsy. I was frying potato slices yesterday when I got a spash of hot oil into my right eye. Most unpleassant. It doesn't exactly hurt, it's rather the same feeling as when one gets a splinter in one's eye - every time I blink, it's irritated, presumably when the eyelid slides over the place. I wonder how long it will take it to heal. Eyedrops are of no real use, nor is the eye salve I have, so it's sitting out and waiting for it to get better, I guess.

The last chapter of "Atonement" found to little to no echo among my fellow antigwennites. The blatant lack of sledgehammer Gwen-bashng might have something to do with it. This is actually the first time I got more reviews for a chapter on FF:Net than on LJ.

Ah, well, I know that most of my stuff simply means too much effort for most readers. I write stuff I'd like to read but hardly ever find elsewhere: with long, intricate, multiple plotlines, lots of worldbuilding and detailed descriptions. That's the sort of stuff I like, but few people share my weird tastes. As a friend of mine once put it: "We've got a layered taste - it's a thin layer nobody else shares with us." Unfortunately for me, my friend isn't into fanfiction at all.

Yesterday wasn't a good day writing-wise. Injured eye issues and all that; I was fairly depressed again. Did a little bit of translating for the Elfhelm story and am about to type it up right now. There may or may not be any excerpts tomorrow.

The very last day of summer holidays. Weatehr forecast promises temperatures close to 40°C. God, I so hate the heat wave!
wiseheart: (harper2)
As you can see on the update alerts, I'm still alive... barely.

Warning? lots of RL-related whining behind the tag.

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Because of all this, I find it increasingly hard to concentrate on my writing - the only thing that keeps me relatively sane. I'm not sure how long I'll manage the weekly updates to "Elvenhome"; also, the TNG zombie story I'm writing for [livejournal.com profile] artemis10002000 as a belated Easter gift makes slower headway than I had hoped for. "Arthur's Quest" is completely on hiatus, and I'll have to re-read the existing 13 chapters to find my way back into it, and "Smiths & Joneses", my recent Torchwood project is dragging along rather sluggishly.

I'm just so horribly tired all the time. I'm down to 5 or 6 hours sleep each night, but even so, there's always something I can't finish when I planned, and that's frustrating.

Tomorrow I'll also have one of those open lessons when parents are allowed to visit the lessons and see what we're doing with their kids. Wish me luck.
wiseheart: (Merlin focused)
No, I haven't got the current bug, and it seems to have run its course, more or less. Kids are coming back to school in spades. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, you decide for yourself.

But: I've been having the most bewildering symptoms that prove that a) I'm either getting ill, or b) I'm getting old. My ears freeze. I kid you not! My earshells, while feel reasonably warm to the touch, are freezing. I have the feeling most of the time that they are ice cold. They are not. I checked them. Mum checked them. They don't feel any colder than the rest of me.

It's really, really weird. It reminds me of a short story by György Moldova, about a young man whose fingernails hurt. At first they thought he was simulating because he didn't want to go to the Army (it was mandatory in our country at that time). Then they put him into the madhouse, where already were three Christi, two Buddhas and a guy who only knew that he was a dove, but whether the Holy Ghost or the one from Picasso's paitning, he couldn't tell.

Well, the madhouse has been closed years ago, for economical reason (which is why so many madmen are running around free over here, most of them acting in politics), so I'm not in that particular kind of danger. But my ears still feel bloody cold!
wiseheart: (Buliwyf)
I've overstrained my left leg a week ago, while baking with the kids. Now it aches in certain angles (fortunately not in all) where the tigh bone joins the hipbone. Strangely enough, bucking and sitting cross-legged are the most painful positures, which is a bother, as I do sit cross-legged a lot. Well, usually. *sighs*

It promises to be a long process. *sighs some more*

And since pain always makes me grumpy, I'm considerin another re-vamping of my flist. Having my friends page covered with huge entries and large pictures that make the page an eternity to load are no fun, either.

When did I start turning into this unpleasant old hag who always has something to complain about? *sighs a third time*
wiseheart: (Default)
Annual cold has arrived on Wednesday evening. It's not so bad (yet), just a sore throath and considerable - albeit not complete - loss of voice, with a pinch of coughing. I'm on the way to the stuffed nose level. Not enough to stay home sick, just enough to make work unpleasant. Ah, well, it's the same every year.

OTOH, I went to the optician with Mum on Thursday - the usual control check - and our eyes still function on the same level they did half a year ago. Well, Mum's. Mine function like they did two and a half years ago. Yeah, I've been lash with my eye check, which is irresponsible, but going to the doctor is aways such a bother.

In any case, eyes checked out OK, and about that I'm greatly relieved. With all this staring at the computer screen, there was a solid possibility that my eyesight would be influenced. Luckily, it isn't so.

My baking progress is going on well (check out the pinned entry above). It smells like in a pastry cook's workshop in our flat. :)

What a day!

Nov. 4th, 2011 12:46 am
wiseheart: (blueplanet)
I watched lotsa TV today. The newly acquired "Primeval" DVDs demanded to be watched - Season 2 yesterday and Season 3 today, basically.

You know, I thought I'd hate the series after they killed off Nick Cutter. Guess what - I did not. I actually liked Danny Quinn and how they worked on getting him into the team gradually. I was a bit sad to see Jenny go, but I liked Sarah and Captain Beckett, even though they were clearly chosen to raise the prettiness factor.

The ever-popular government conspiracy was bleh, and I really, really found obsessed!omnipotent!Helen Cutter boring to the tears. I was whooping when she finally got killed. Not because she was evil but because she was stupid and boring.

My 3rd season favourite was the episode about the king and the dragon. That was cute, and Sarah's visit in the past well done.

I was also at the dentist's today - groan - and wrote some Merlin stuff by hand. Typing up comes tomorrow. Jaw aches from the aenesthetic shot, and I'm tired.
wiseheart: (Default)
Went to the dentist today. It was more than overdue, but she has her clinic on the other end of the city, and finding a time that fits us both is always a pain in the backside. Haven't seen her since last year, so I was mildly concerned, but no cavities, thank God! She did some maintenance work on both me and Mum, and we're as right as rain for the next half a year or so.

Tomorrow, it's the dermathologist. I ought to see her every three weeks, to get liquid nitrogen sprayed over my face to get rid of the stupid warts. Haven't been there for, what three months? Had an appointment three times; had to cancel every time due to school stuff. Holidays are full with doctors' appointments; at least in summer I can actually realize them. Joy.

Writing doesn't go as it ought to. The muses have apparently grown so used to no time and high pressure that they just sprawl over the sofa and hibernate now. Drat.

Note to self: send wishlist to [livejournal.com profile] the_wild_iris, my beloved partner in crime and acquisition!!!
wiseheart: (Default)
Well, I'm somewhat better, and Mum, who's managed to catch the bug from me is slowly recovering, too. It's still no fun. Got 3 days of sick leave out of it, though, so it's not all bad. And then Easter break (5 days), so I actually might manage to make a full recovery. Big cooking and baking orgies have been deleted from the programme, due to the stomach bug, so it promises to be peaceful enough.

In other news, I've managed to finish "Eye Witness". For those selected few among you who care about Torchwood, this is the Tosh romance, taking place during the Battle of Canary Wharf. I'll start posting it to [livejournal.com profile] otherwordls_lib as soon as I've gotten through the remaining chapters of "Everything Changes". Then, I might switch to work on some WIPs in different fandoms for a while. Like Cadfael. Or Merlin. Or even, Eru permits, some Tolkienfic. We'll see.

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