Thought I should really use this blog I stopped engaging it many years ago because no-one was coming here and everyone was using social media, but this place belongs to me. I can post what I feel without fear of people trying to get me into trouble with the social media giants and accusing me of things I haven’t done or broken rules that are laughable non-enforced on some while others aren’t spared the social media rod.

Anyway, aches and pains. Today is a day of aches and pains. Not too bad but I awoke with my legs aching like I’d been walking all night. This is something that has afflicted me since around May 2019. It comes and goes and I can usually walk it off. But then the rest of my joints begin to hurt: knees, shoulders, elbows, knuckles, toes. Then there’s the feeling of exhaustion. So I am feeling that today, but it isn’t too bad. It’s not as bad as when I’m just curled up on the sofa sobbing and wondering if this is the future. Not that bad. But this is the way it is now.

On Saturday afternoons, we play board games as part of our year of board games championship. Today, it will be Speed Monopoly which is fast and fun and quite confusing if you aren’t paying attention. Twelve weeks in and it is a close competition, though Herb needs to desperately catch up, but the board games are teaching him how to lose and the tears and souvenirs have diminished very quickly. It’s helping him learn to be a better him; and that’s cool. But the women are dominating and I’m in third place. I’m banned from introducing Trivial Pursuit or Scrabble because of the unfair advantage. Oh well, at least it isn’t Operation, which caused the most consternation of the board games. I didn’t remember it being that hard as a kid.

The new collection of songs called “L” – to celebrate 50 years being a pain in the arse – keeps changing from one thing to another. It was meant to be finished on my birthday, but I’ve dropped a number of the tracks and making it a “singy song” only collection, so instrumentals have gone. I’m about one or two songs away from finishing again, but who knows, that might change again and again…


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