Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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Apologies...

for not having posted for what seems to me to have been such an unconscionably long time. I just haven't felt up to writing anything because, to be blunt, life hasn't been that much fun. My new drug dosage has knocked many things out of kilter: appetite, libido, sleep cycle, enthusiasm, energy... still, that seems to have reached its peak nastiness and is now well on the way to my kind of normality. Though I think I need more/other sleeping pills. My body seems to have developed a tolerance to temazepam, and a 20-pill prescription per month of 20mg tablets just isn't enough. What I really need are Drops of Instant Unconsciousness. Temazepam makes me sleepy, but doesn't get me to sleep, if you see what I mean. I just turn into a yawning fog-headed zombie. Anyone know of any good, strong, quick-acting sleepy pills that are prescribable in the UK?

There's been other irritating/depressing/sad stuff too, but nothing I should bother you all with, though if you'd like to send a sympathetic message to youngatheart, who lost her mother to heart failure recently, I'm sure it'd be very much appreciated.

I've been spending much of my awake time reading lots of SF paperbacks, most of which I haven't given a glance to in years. My tastes have definitely changed, if I ever did enjoy them. Now they mostly irritate me. I can't fathom why I have so many Philip José Farmer books...

But speaking of books, and a Great Good Thing. Remember me growling about the library and my reservation of the "Locke Lamora" book? Well, I was delighted to be able to cancel my re-reservation, because some lovely anonymous person sent me a copy via Amazon! Whoever you are, I was bowled over with delight when I opened the package. Thank you so much! It was every bit as good as I'd hoped, and – which is very rare for me – read it twice, straight back to the beginning after I'd finished it the first time, just so that I spot all the deliciousness that I'd missed on the first read.

As to writing: I shan't, as usual, be NaNoWriMoing this year, for reasons I explained here, but I do have a couple of jolly little ideas fizzing in my head which may well turn into something. I ought to get one of those little progress-meters that I've seen adorning people's LJ pages: does anyone know from where they may be got?

Anyway. I'm back, sort of. I hope you haven't missed me too much.
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