It’s something past 3 in the morning and for the first time in a while, I’m having trouble sleeping. Mainly because Sean left this afternoon, and it’s odd without him – I can still feel his presence in the house. So having finished reading a cracking good story [Do Over and it's sequels], I’m sat here wondering what else I can do to try and make myself tired – so blog update it is.
I’ve had a pretty good week, with Sean staying the whole time. It’s been wonderful to have someone you love in the house again, and I even managed the immortal words “Honey, I’m home!” when I came back from work (ok, so I got a slap for that). Despite the both of us loving walking, none of that happened this week for various reasons. We spent most of the time cudling on the couch watching TV, talking and geeking mainly because the weather’s been a bit miserable. I’m working on getting him to ignore the weather, but that’s going to take some time, mainly because I already have the kit because of MR, but he’s still building his kit up. He’s off to Canada in a few weeks – he’s spending two months travelling and visiting friends out there. That’s going to be quite tough, with me stuck here, but in the meantime, I’ve decided that I’m going to take steps to get fitter.
That whole decision has been prompted by a few things, but one of them is the eviction of my tenant, Damien. His actions have caused me to lose my trust in him, and with the council rejecting his application for housing benefit a second time (again, because he couldn’t be arsed to get up and do something, but the council’s been incredibly creative in their incompetence and obstruction again) I can’t afford him here anymore. His mother signed as a guarantor, so she’s now involved and as a result he’s been staying up there for the last few days. No idea how this is going to pan out…
So anyway, the house is back to being just me (apart from the weird phone calls from the Chinese girl who fancies Damien and keeps calling – “Hallo? What you doing? Me love you! <click>”), so over the next few weeks, I’m going to change my schedule, and start running in the mornings. Ok, so at the start it might be more walking than running, but it’s a start. I’m also moving the weights back into the spare room for now, so that I can get some exercise done.
Blarg. Time to try sleeping again I think.