December 19th, 2019



Wednesday provided no opportunities to go out. Rain of one degree or another continued from the time I awoke until nightfall, and has continued since. Currently it is no more than a gentle mist, though if I were to stand in it I'd be quite wet within a few minutes. It is pleasant outside, though, being several degrees warmer than recent nights. I'd be tempted to at least take a turn up the block had I not been sneezing frequently all evening. I've eaten an orange, and would be taking some vitamin C if I had any on hand. Something to put on my list for the next trip to CVS.

I'm feeling very tired tonight, even though I didn't wake up until around eleven o'clock this morning. There's a bit of a headache coming on, too, so I'll probably go to bed soon. The headache might be just from being stuck indoors all day and breathing stuffy air heated by the furnace, or it might be related to my neck which feels a bit out of joint, but I still feel exhausted so I'm going to go crawl under my blanket. Most likely it will still be rainy when I wake up, but it could clear a bit by afternoon. If not then, by Friday for sure. I don't do well when confined to the house.
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This morning I woke up around eleven o'clock, but didn't feel fully rested and was able to get back to sleep, but it ended up being for two houris. At eleven there was bright sunlight coming in around the blinds, but by one o'clock the day had turned gray. It never rained, but it just got grayer and colder as the day wore on, so I ended up not going out, for the second day in a row. There was much sneezing, too, but I don't think there is anything in the air to set off any allergies, so I'm thinking it could be a cold. My last cold-like symptoms a couple of months ago turned out to be not a cold, but my luck might have run out now. It's unfortunate that I was unable to get to CVS to buy some vitamin C.

Since I'd really like to get to a bus-accessible store tomorrow I'm hoping I'm not coming down with anything. And if I do come down with something I hope it clears up by next Thursday, as I'm looking forward to the Goodwill store's half price sale that day. While it's unlikely that they will have any significant number of books I want then (or any at all) I'd still like to get there and see for myself. Good stuff has turned up on their shelves unexpectedly before.

Because I've been feeling out of sorts all day I didn't eat any dinner tonight, jut a pear that was getting soft. I suppose I'll have to fix a package of ramen, since there isn't much else that sounds other than unappetizing to me. There are mushrooms, scallions, and water chestnuts to put in it, so it won't be just starch and salty liquid. It's too bad there are no bean sprouts, as a bit of crunch improves the ramen experience quite a bit.

Today was first the anniversary of the day I moved into this apartment, but the place is still rather bare and disorganized. Act: something I'm not good at getting together. Psychologically it doesn't feel like it's been an entire year yet, but physically it feels like it could have been ten years. That's about how much it feels like I've aged since last December. A this rate I could end up in one of those warehouses for the infirm before another year has passed. Well, Saturday is the winter solstice. Lets see if I can get through that before they commit me.