A 30-post collection

Saturday, Parkrun, Lurgi, and Shenanigans

Yesterday, I baked bread. Behold:
[Shown here: one large "cob" style loaf with huge splits in its floured surface. Some little seeds are visible in the splits. It rests on some parchment paper]

This is my "lazy" loaf. Where I don't really bother to divide it into two loaves. The bottom side is a little too hard and overcooked but the inside is everything you could want from wholemeal flour.

The little seeds are chia.

Next time, I'm going to weigh the chia separately so I can soak it before the autolysing, and also do the flour math. One kilo of flour minus the weight of chia seeds. And a little extra water to make it a little less stiff.

I found my silicone bread "tins" so the odds of two loaves has increased. I just gotta make sure I have the right kinds of fabric for the final proofs.

I have done my fiftieth parkrun, today. That's a cheev. It was also something of a cheev to do that in a very warm cape on a very warm day. It was so humid today that I practically had a bath during the walk.

Beloved has Lurgi, and it's a lurgi that's laid Adorable low. So she's going back to Adorable's to keep the bug away from me. I should very hope.

So I'll be taking her back to Adorable's shortly after I finish the day's offerings. I need a lot of caffeine and maybe a little napnap.

Friday, Shaking it off

My head doesn't hurt any more. Hooray. The sniffles are still present and my energy is low. Boo.

I should be okay for the plans involving tomorrow. Possibly with some added doses of caffeine.

I PLN to get a lot of sleep and a lot of fluids and hope for the best.

Story and offerings very soon.

I have at least one ready to go.

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Thursday, in a lot of pain

One quarter of my face is in agony. My super painkillers seem to only keep it muted but don't make it go away.

I have a gigantic mug of tea, all my meds, and no help from the rest of the QPP.

I left a message at 3AM and as far as I know, it hasn't been looked at closer to 8AM. It's easy to feel ignored and neglected when there's no feedback.

I am planning to get the daily offerings done

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Friday, Recovery time needed

Something's in the air in the mountains of Rosewood, and I am SUFFERING, this morning.

I'm going to lie down for a bit after I'm done this morning and see how I fare after a good secondary nap.

I have no idea if I'll get going on any of my projects, today.

I need sleeps.

I also need to clean the Catio and feed my Starters at some point.

Publish first. Rest, next. Other nonsense thereafter.

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Saturday, Rhinovirus Embuggerance

So my blood test results were inconclusive. Just below normal, and the Doc wants another go as close as possible to blood lab opening hours.

Problem 1 - I have a rhinovirus
Problem 2 - I have to book the appointment or wait for everyone doing a fasting test before I get jabbed
Problem 3 - I may have to cancel a stream to do it.

Fun times.

So I must wait for the mild sneezies to bugger off before I book,

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Thursday, Day 0, Recovery PLN

Plague news: One new case, an import. Twenty-nine total active cases with nineteen in hospital, and one in the ICU.

I'm still getting over the Lurgi, so my PLNs don't go much further than soup and Shandy and a lot of rest. I have about 200 words to go in my novel's words today so I'm fairly confident about my ability to get that done.

I may even start catching up with The Adventure Zone. I can hope.

Meanwhile, there's some news:

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Friday, Day 0, Lurgi

Five more cases, all from Papua New Guinea, and all captured in quarantine. All forty-one active cases are in hospital. Yikes on bikes. Rock-hide protocol is heavily active. OTOH, there's no community transmission, so my desire to go full Plague Doctor when I go out is currently quashed.

The PNG strain is very concerning to Queensland because we might have to (gasp) share vaccines with others. Oh, the deprivation.

First World countries are depriving less affluent nations of vaccine access and this

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Thursday, Day 0, Ffffffff...

Five new cases, taking the active case count to thirty-seven, and every single one of those people are in hospital. Miss Chaos has the sniffles and I am obligated to drag her to the doctor's with flu-like symptoms -_-

Better safe than sorry.

Good thing this happened on a Thursday when I theoretically have little else to do but write my fictions. Yay. I still have to wait until the office to open so I can call in and let them

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Tuesday, Psych Day, Day Zero

Nineteen total cases. I would feel more comfortable about things if that number was in single figures again. How many times do we have to tell people that Holiday Travel during a time of firkin PLAGUE is a dumb-arse idea?

Infinity, dear readers. The answer is infinity. Because there is always some Karen somewhere who believes they are the special exception because they only eat vegan-farmed moonmelons from the southern slopes of Saskatchewan or whatever. Besides, getting what they want via whatever

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Monday, Day One, Lurgified

Let's be clear. There have been no community transmissions of the plague in Queensland for well over a month. That said, I have some variety of communicated crud and I am not going to be That One Karen to actually cause more problems than I aim to solve.

The caveat... If I want to go to the quack's about it, I have to phone up. Can't book with the app when you got lurgi symptoms. I get it. They need to prepare.

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Well, Shit

It is Friday, and I am still horking up chunks. Damnit.

Which means that I have to drag myself off to the Quack's for some antibiotics. Which I am flakey about taking for some reason.

On the plus side, I'm drying out. Which means the environment for bacterial shenanigans might just vanish. But I can't fool myself forever. Just as I wrote that, up came another chunk.

Can not be delusional with myself. Gotta book that appointment for me today. That was

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I Swear I Feel Better

I'm still shifting chunks. They're not improving with time, alas. I moved two green ones this morning and am seriously considering antibiotics.


If I can shift all the chunks by Friday, I won't need them. So I will be regularly doing saline doses on Max to help remove the gunk, and staying hydrated however I can stand it. When I get sick of Shamdy, I shall imbibe ginger/cinnamon/lemon tea. And vice versa.

I'm slow-roasting tonight's protein so that I'll

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Chunk Relief

Doing a saline dose on Max genuinely helps clear the blockages. So does staying hydrated in any form.

I've been adding atrovent into my nebuliser so far, but the next dose I do will be all saline. See how it goes.

What does seem alarming is the size of the initial chunks. On the brighter side, I'm getting rid of the blockages. And the colour is heartening.

I still believe I can shake this infection.

Today or tomorrow, I will definitely do

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Lo Batt Shenanigans

I was at Lo Batt, yesterday. A fraction of my general energy. And most of that is due to mucous.

Funny how having goop in your tubes causes you to not breathe properly.

But despite the Lo Batt status, I still managed to do all the firkin washing up and get a dinner on. I didn't have the energies to go shopping for supplies.

Knowing this, I messaged my lifemate. The love of my lifetime. Co-parental to our children. My Best-Beloved. To

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