This week has been dominated by discovering a slow leak in the inflow pipe for the toilet. We discovered it when the leak got worse, saturated a patch of the bathroom floor, and started dripping from the kitchen ceiling. That’s the kind of thing to put a crimp in your week.
The other thing that happened this week is that a friend of mine published a book. It’s called Death Will Find Me. I can’t gush about how good it is yet because I haven’t read it. I’m still reading The Tattoo Thief. I should make more time for reading.
It’s been a busy week. I had a couple of appointments and I was supposed to be meeting a friend and I managed to cock all three of those up. I completely forgot about the first appointment. I turned up a day early for the second. Which left me with too few spoons to meet my friend and go back for the appointment so I had to cancel on my friend. Which sucks.
It’s been a bad week, physically. A lot of pain, terrible sleep patterns and my fingernails are still wrecked. I wrecked them pulling on the heavy duty compression garments that I have to wear to treat my Lipoedema.
I’ve been trying various things to repair/reinforce my nails with only limited success. During the process I developed dermatitis on the skin around my fingernails (but only on my left hand because my body is weird). I assumed that the dermatitis was caused by the chemicals I’ve been using in my manicures. However the doctor suggested that it might be the cold weather drying the skin out and making it more fragile. I got some cuticle oil and tried moisturizing the area, as suggested by the doctor, and it seems to be working.
So what’s ahead? I think I need to focus more on Project Kindness, my spy novel. I have been slogging through it and I think I’ve finished the rewrites of the early scenes where I changed the point of view. Now I just need to tidy the rewritten scenes up and then I can get back to rewriting part 7.
Maybe what I need is a better writing routine? Maybe if I just sit and stare at the thing for an hour every day it will force me to actually get some stuff done. Now I just need to work out how do get me and my ADHD to follow a routine.