Friday, January 30, 2009

Simple

G and I were out rather late on Tuesday night. We went to some friends for dinner and the evening slipped by very easily and we were still there eating cake when I should have been tucked up in bed fast asleep. I therefore was somewhat tired Wednesday morning. Everybody on the way to work seemed to be acting totally unreasonably and deliberately getting in my way or obstructing me. I did begin to wonder if perhaps my lack of sleep was contributing to my view of the world, but clearly I dismissed that thought. That wouldn’t actually explain the chap who was on the tube this morning who decided that he would sit in such a way that he deliberately took up some of my seat as well and sat in this very rigid way and managed to read the paper moving only one arm so that the other could form a permanent barrier marking his territory. I am surprised he didn’t urinate on the seat to really make the point.

G set off for work yesterday morning and made it about half way there but felt really ill so had to go home again. When I got home G wasn’t feeling much better and had actually been in bed all day feeling terrible. This meant I had to cook dinner, and having eaten, G perked up a bit, but was still kind of unwell. The only thing we could route it back to was some prawns on Tuesday night, but I felt absolutely fine, so perhaps not. G had sore kidneys and felt sick and generally unwell. I have no medical training or insight so I have no idea what that means though.

We’ve got some friends coming over for dinner tomorrow night. One of them has MS and follows a really strict diet in order to control the symptoms. This may make for a very bland dinner. G had been thinking of making something that involved prawns but I think those are now off the menu due to yesterday’s ill-health and that was about as exciting as the food got. I am, however, hoping I can have persuaded G to do a bit of tidying up before they arrive on Saturday. I won’t hold my breath. There are still lots of boxes to unpack and no progress made all week. I am trying to remain calm.

It was never like this when I was at school.

7 comments:

The Gripes of Wrath said...

Er... Random... Are you sure one of your friends has Marks & Spencer? I could be wrong and it's a life-limiting disorder that means you have to talk like Dervla Kirwan trying to out-food-porn Nigella any time someone so much as places a chip in front of you, but then again it's more likely she has MS...

(Apologies - I know it's a serious matter but I have a terrible attack of the glib due to ridiculous tiredness!)

WWDD said...

I know I shouldn't find that comment funny Gripes but my sense of humour is pretty skewed at the moment too.. Anyway, I snorted coffee up my nose and it wasn't nice and its your fault..

Random, don't be stressing about boxes.. that's the fun part of living together! the beginning when its all fresh and new and lovely and exciting.. when you are merging your cd collections and gazing in wonderment at just how many hair products one person can actually have.. this is a good time!

... its a couple of years down the line when you need to stress... when you are actually fighting over those empty now collapsed boxes... and complaining that your cd's have been swallowed up.... and that you have no space in the bathroom... and they have deliverately changed the timer on the central heating to DESTROY YOUR LIFE....

*issues*

No, seriously.. just remember the golden rules for living with a partner: never have a joint pet and always have your own space somewhere.

The Gripes of Wrath said...

Oh, I disagree in part with WWDD on that last point: always have a joint pet - that way you can blame it for almost everything, should the need arise...

WWDD said...

no no no no no...

If you think the custody battles over the Joni Mitchell CD's are bad, when it comes to pets they can be brutal..

Random Reflections said...

You two just chat amongst yourselves there...

Gripes, er yes, slight typographical error there! Possibly due to M&S food being crossed off the menu due to the MS.

You both paint such a happy view of the future. *gulp*

WWDD - no bitterness there at all I see!

Kahless said...

Hi,
Hope G is feeling better.

It annoys me when people venture over their seat. Sometimes I pretend to have a bad cold by coughing and splattering everywhere and not quite covering my mouth with my hand - that usually makes them retreat a bit.

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - G is much improved now and abnout to cook me dinner. Hooray!

Believe me, I considered many options in dealing with this man, but in the end decided that I would be as pathetic as him if I did any of them. I have some ideas for next time though!