The Middle of the Night

I felt tired, so I fell asleep in my chair.  This is a bad thing to do, for many reasons. I then woke and went to get the pain killers from my desk. I still need them to get a good night’s sleep. While I was there I noticed the computer was on, so sat down and had a look at my emails. Over an hour later, I am still here and am now writing a blog post. This, if you needed any further evidence, demonstrates the deeply ingrained nature of my bad habits.

The good news is that my leg is looking good and it is likely that I will be released from the grip of the nurses in about two weeks if things continue as they are.  They are all nice people, and I enjoy our chats, but it will be nice to get my life back.

My diet is not going quite as well as it was, as Julia is intent on making sure I eat properly (by which she means “more”) and I want to eat as little as possible. I have definitely cut back, but the quicker I lose it, the sooner I can start to enjoy the benefits of being lighter. I’m never going to be slender, but it would be nice to lose weight.

The downside (there always has to be a downside) is that my trousers are now too big for me and I need to get a better belt or start moving the buttons on the waistband. It’s not a bad problem to have, but it does show the advantage of elasticated waistbands. If I lose weight I may go back to Chinos and elasticated waistbands.

The header picture is the pond that inspired one of my haibun. Lavinia mentioned it in the comments so I thought it was good opportunity to re-use the picture.

23 thoughts on “The Middle of the Night

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I was in a cynical mood – I went out one Sunday morning to find the woods full of dog walkers and the pond surrounded by noisy kids. The photo was taken in a rare calm moment. 🙂

  1. Lavinia Ross

    That is a beautiful header photo, Quercus, quite restful to look at. Thanks for posting the link to the haibun again. It is my favorite.

    Good luck with the diet! Julia is taking good care of you. She is right, successful weight loss is best done slowly. Sounds like you are making good progress.

  2. charliecountryboy

    It’s always a good sign if you’re trying to lose weight and your trousers are getting to big😁 I must have lost a lot of weight as a kid, my mum often commented that I was getting to big for my pants… It’s great to see you recovering, well done.
    I’m not too sure I’d be happy about being released from the grip of a nurse, though. 😂

  3. derrickjknight

    The haibun (no, not halibut, WP) is wonderful – I even smiled at “Parents and dog owners shatter the peace with their yelling and the ducks are pelted with volleys of bread”. You are doing well with the weight.


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