These are either a reasonably effective painkiller, or a remarkably potent sleeping drug. I’m not certain which. Every time I take one, I fall asleep. I don’t think I’m in pain while I’m asleep, but it’s difficult to tell. Because I’m asleep.
Either way, these are my favourite things in the whole world now. I would kill kittens to get to these. Even your kittens. Yes. Even yours.
My back has not improved. It’s done that other thing. Got worse.
Yesterday, it started to spasm. Odd little word, but as it turns out a tremendously painful one. It’s very annoying, when your body doesn’t do what it’s told. I keep telling the muscles all across my back “please don’t spasm wildly and unpredictably”, but they’re ignoring me. There’s a tiny rebellion happening all along my spine. I feel like the Darth Vader of muscular control. I know I should be able to subjugate the bastards, but against all odds they keep finding new ways to strike back*.
I’m signed off dayjobbery for a week, to be reviewed. I wouldn’t mind, if I could get anything done at home. If you see me on Facebook more than usual, it’s because there’s very little else I can do.
All very irritating. Well, it is for me anyway. And so I’m irritating you with it too.
Currently reading (novel): The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman
Currently reading (anthology): Chiral Mad, edited by Michael Bailey
Currently reading (anthology): The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stores, edited by Anne and Jeff Vandermeer
Currently reading (non-fiction): The Anatomy Murders by Lisa Rosner
*you see what I did there? Total accident. Really.