is what my blog seems to have reinvented itself as lately.
This weekend was what most people would probably call a fairly quiet one but in my current world classified as a bit of a busy one. I went to bed early on Friday and slept half of the day Saturday, getting up in time to eat some toast and read for a couple of hours before getting ready to head down to to Dwellingup for our belated Father's Day Hotham Valley dinner train ride.
Sadly, it did not live up even closely to my anticipations. I tried to keep in mind that it is run by volunteers but when the rest of the carriage (bar 3 tables) was a loud 40th and our table with a party of three got an extra previously unknown person from the big party sat at our table with us (?!) when we were trying to have a nice family dinner it was a bit weird. Added to the fact that it was $77 per person and the main course roast beef was that really thinly sliced roast beef stuff that you buy and heat up and put in roast beef rolls, essentially cold sliced meat from the deli section of the supermarket that had been warmed up. Not so impressed. I certainly wouldn't be able to recommend it to anyone. I reverted to childhood on the way back and slipped off half of my seatbelt in the back seat and lay down and dozed for the hour and a half trip back to Perth.
Today I slept in again, got up and had more toast and read for a couple of hours until it was time to get ready for Brown Owls (except I fell asleep on the couch and ran a bit late). I started and almost finished square 27 of 30 in the pink granny rug. I'm glad I went but I really would have been just as happy snoozing on the couch.
I think I have reached that point of exhaustion where I am just going through the motions. I go to work, I pretend to be perky and energetic for the students for a few hours, come home and bomb on the couch. I am getting through each day by counting down to the weekend so I can just sleep. I'm sure that's not really what weekends are supposed to be about. Blogging has gone out the window a bit, my life feels very boring and I am now too tired to even be tired of being tired. It is all a bit ridiculous really.
I contacted the Leukaemia Foundation who mailed out some stuff about their support groups. Which seem to be very few and far inbetween and are on weekdays during the day time. Helpful. And I joined the CML Alliance from a flyer in my medication packet who sent me out a booklet filled with photos of people with grey hair enjoying life playing lawn bowls (because I have an old peoples disease and so most of them are old) They gave me details of a nurse I can ring to ask questions. But only on Monday to Friday from 8.30 - 4.30 EST. Seeing as I am not going to get up at 6.30am just to make a phone call to ask a question this is also fairly unhelpful. And my specialist never called me back after I phoned to leave a message for her to call me after my eye bled. I'm feeling a bit invisible.
Two weeks until holidays. The countdown til school holidays is my mantra at the moment. Until then I might be a bit absent from my blog unless something interesting happens in my life (unlikely). I'll still be around living life through reading your blogs though!
Oh. The reason for this post, other than to let those people who asked me to let them know about the train ride was to say that my giveaway winner is Wendy from A Beautiful Day. Congrats Wendy, I'll email you to get your details.