Eleanor Blair (lnr) wrote,
Eleanor Blair

Running on empty

Today I am tired, and a bit fed up, for some of the following reasons:

  • Matthew being grumpy and not sleeping well and not being sure why - I hate leaving him in tears
  • Sleep - not enough, due to the above
  • Work - running round chasing people and fixing things, which is satisfying and frustrating in equal measures
  • USS Pensions dispute - talking at the University Discussion on it yesterday and keeping abreast of it
  • UCU Cambridge Exec - renominations for next year, and deciding to stand again, despite some ill-feeling around the current committee - and not sure if it was the right decision
  • Slimming World - Struggling to lose the last few pounds to get back to my actual target weight despite weeks on plan, and not sure I really fit in any more
  • Probably just body clock being upset by the clock change too

Not sure if there's anything else, but urgh. I've just had a poke at the NHS depression self-assessment test and score around 13, which would indicate perhaps moderate depression. I find the questions very hard to answer, so it could be as low as 10, but that's not much better, so maybe it's time I went and had a chat with the GP, if I can get an appointment on Monday.

I am however looking forward to seeing friends from my Sing and Sign group tomorrow (even if there's no group this week due to half term) and lunch with Lucy on Friday. Matthew is lovely when he's not being a grump - I'm really enjoying him getting more into speaking at the moment, even if he still doesn't have many words - and Mike remains lovely as ever :)

Oh and my childminder just sent me another photo of Matthew which has also cheered me up no end:



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