The Hamster that is Me…

Hello there tiddlypeeps.  Is it just me, or is anyone else wanting to hibernate for the rest of January?  I really don’t know what’s happening to me – I have turned quite nocturnal.  More like a hamster than Count Dracula.  I want to sleep most of the day, which results in me surfacing in the late afternoon, and like the hamster’s wheel, I am caught in a cycle of eat, sleep, repeat.  And the only thing that I am repeating at the moment, is watching Boardwalk Empire on Now TV.  Oh, and job hunting.  And blogging.  However, I have been making the effort this week to venture outside – not necessarily for my daily dose of Vitamin D, but just to feel part of society.

Whilst I have been in a long distance relationship for over two years now, there are times when my life feels very much like Bridget Jones, Miranda and Miss Havisham rolled into one.  When the delectable Mr B goes home, I go into a funk that lasts over a week, and I can’t seem to function as well as I can when he’s around.  My humble abode is littered with cobwebs…and I haven’t seen any spiders roaming around my living room for a number of weeks now, and as soon as I do hoover them, they reappear.  And even though I am not a crazy cat lady, I sure am a clutter magnet.  My Mum has said a few times now that she’ll come round and help me blitz the house, however, I can’t even deal with the stress of that.

I am getting incredibly itchy fingers to start studying again.  I know that soon enough it will be time for me to enrol again for A222 Exploring Philosophy with the OU, and one of my fellow students was kind-hearted enough the other week to send me all 47 transcripts for the audio tracks that we have to listen to.  And said fellow student is the brainchild behind – which are, according to their Facebook page: ‘Tailor-made transsiberian journeys priced by the KM.’  In other words, exploring Eastern Europe by train.  I think that this will go on the travel bucketlist for me and the delectable Mr B one day.

And talking of travels, I received in the post today a parcel from the delectable Mr B, which to my surprise contained the February 2020 issue of Lonely Planet and Dogs Monthly, along with a lovely card which put a smile on my face.

I have watched a three films this week – Emma (1996), The Duchess, both on BBC iPlayer and Richard Jewell.  The latter is directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser.  Based on the real events that took place during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.  Hauser plays Richard Jewell, the hero of the hour who soon becomes number one suspect with the FBI, Kathy Bates his Mum, and Rockwell, his lawyer.  No other spoilers, but if you do go see it, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the film.

On the TV list is White House Farm, Deadwater Fell and The Outsider.  So, is it any wonder with all of these wonderful distractions, that I really want to leave the house?  And the blanket fort on my sofa?

But for now, I bid you a good evening xxx




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