Today 23May2023

Today I did not go to the office or work from home but put in for PTO. I have not slept in days, and it is hard to think straight. I can fall asleep for twenty minutes before a coughing jag, or wheezing wakes me.

I tried to sleep in, but calls woke me, and that was the last good sleep I had, maybe an hour or two. I also think I might have slept some as I don’t remember being awake after 1:30ish. The muscle pain and headache suggest flu mixed with allergy symptoms. Ugh!

I have cough syrup (for high blood pressure and diabetics), and I read the whole day trying to fall asleep, but never for more than a few minutes. I finished Charles Stross’s book, Season of the Skulls, and Yoon Ha Lee’s Revenant Gun. I always like Stross (Lovecraftian SciFi-Spy), and I have finished a Space Opera series by Lee. Both I would recommend, but Yoon Ha Lee’s Machineries of Empire is fantastic. 

I skipped coffee and made ginger tea all day for my throat. I had cereal with milk for lunch. Reheated hot and sour soup and some leftover fried shrimp for lunch. Despite the good stories I was reading, I made dinner as I was bored out of my mind. I fried a porkchop (from the freezer) in butter and Herbs de Provence and finished it in the oven. The oven was hot as I had made cornbread cupcakes to go with it. The usual cheap box of mix, adding some frozen corn. I heated frozen green beans in a pan in a steaming basket and then finished the beans in hot butter with almonds, a dash of onion, and garlic powder in a non-stick pan.

I called Susie and talked to her for a bit. She misses me, but I think she had a good day.

I made and ate dinner watching episodes from the animated series Space Battleship Yamato 2199, buying the first three episodes. I saw a YouTube video suggesting this one was the best version. I also watched Nerd of the Rings’ new content (What if Saruman got the Ring). I can’t recommend the animated series, but I might watch some more.

That was my day. I have read and tried to sleep. I am a little better, but the loss of sleep is hard.

Thanks for reading.

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