Monday, January 25, 2010



Well I got over the Lurgi. I am such a grumpy git when I'm ill. I wish I was dignified and graceful but alas I just hate everything and everybody until I reach optimum health, even then I'm not sure I could be called happy.

But today I have a few things to confess. Its probably best to do this in list form:

1 - I started weight lifting about 3 months ago. I figured my son needs a lot of lifting and handling plus he is only going to get heavier. So I decided to get ahead of the game strength wise and hit the weights. If truth be told I am loving it. I surprised myself.

2 - I set up a deviant art account here. I was interested in seeing how the community organises itself and it turns out some of my favorite illustrators use it so its handy to keep up whith what they are producing.

3 - I have actually started to enjoy writing my thesis. I hit a serious writers block, the presure had built up too high in my head and caused a big blockage. My supervisors were very good and encouraged me to write 200 words a day. I have been managing this and sure enough it is gradually starting to flow.

Friday, January 15, 2010


No early rising today.

Got the lurgi.

Feeling grumpy.

Go away.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Bed 11:30pm
Awake 6am

We took the cat to the vets yesterday. But it was too ill and I had to come to the hard decision to put her to sleep. I signed the forms and came home without her. I collected the kids from school and told them.

My daughter thought I was joking at first but then got it. She cried for a few minutes, now she wants a dog. It took longer to help my son understand but he finally got it although he now thinks she is sitting on grass in the clouds. This would be kind of OK despite my attempts not to bring religious metaphor into the situation but now he's talking about building a rocket so we can go and get her back.

Sometimes its hard being a Dad.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Early Rising Log - version 2

I will be attempting to become an early riser again. I tried a few years ago but it didn't last. I figured it is worth another shot.

The goal is to be in bed asleep by 10pm and up at 5:30 to meditate and write for an hour or so before I have to get the kids ready for school.

So today is the first entry.

Bed 10 pm
Awake 5:30 ish.

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