Monday, December 04, 2006

On food, and other things. But mostly food.

I have eaten so much crap today. Which, given that I'm really trying to avoid sugar and wheat in an effort to improve my energy levels, is not good. On the other hand, I have enjoyed a very lovely mini strawberry cheesecake and Findus Crispy Pancakes! which are a massive favourite from childhood. With potato waffles. Mmm, waffles. I will now have a cup of delicious tea...

...OK, so there's not been that much except food to keep my attention today. I was off sick again (they are being really nice about it in my team, although the HR people want to see me - gulp) so I didn't have much to entertain me. The Girl drove me around on various errands that she was doing and I sat in the car and did Sudoku. I'm at the too-tired-to-read stage. Maybe this time I'll get past the 'medium' Sudokus and into the 'difficult' ones. That would be an achievement, yes it would.

Yesterday I was too tired to go to church, which was a slight irritation in an otherwise very nice day. (We watched a film, and The Girl's brother came over for tea and chocolate biscuits. Yep, I'm still food-obsessed.) I really want to find a church. I went to a lovely, tiny little local one last week, but I'm not sure it was quite right for me. I need to try a couple more. There's a scary 'church plant' (you can think Day Of The Triffids if you like) of Holy Trinity Brompton just up the road from us. I couldn't go there too often, as they might try to ensare me (and probably make an attempt at curing me of homosexuality, haha), but it would be nice for the occasions when I was in need of a good dose of evangelicalism. Which happens more than you'd imagine. Mostly, though, I think I want to be an Anglo-Catholic. Yay for the moderate-to-liberal middle ground, as well as all that lovely tradition. I wanted to see the first candle of the Advent ring being lit yesterday. The first one is for the Patriarchs - or the people of God, depending on your church/tradition. So: May God bless wise leaders, and make them wiser.

In other interesting stuff, The Girl has been reading back over my livejournal (my friends-only blog) to see exactly when I first got ill, and exactly what my symptoms were at the beginning. It turns out that this did indeed begin with one virus, a year ago, and that I've had most of my symptoms from the very start of things. At the time, I thought some of them were withdrawal, since I was coming off some medication. It turns out I was wrong. This could be good ammunition if I ever get referrals (roll on Wednesday when I get test results), so we'll see.

I now make tea and finish laundry, then get lots of sleep. I need to be at least at work for the rest of the week, even if I don't actually do a great deal when I'm there. Hmm.

3 comments:

Aidan said...

The trappings, the symbolism, the confessions, the guilt, the cool early-20th century authors like Greene and Waugh and their Catholic wranglings... Yes, I can see the appeal. Just something vaguely strange, even sinister, that stops me just short...
The curt restrictions on which Christians (ie. just Catholics) can take communion seems a little petty too, but anyway...

Hope you're still enjoying more temporally, trivially appetising food, and feeling healthier for it all...

lilwatchergirl said...

Ah, no no - Anglo-Catholic is different from Roman Catholic. I couldn't be a Roman Catholic without various conversion-type things happening. Anglo-Catholic, on the other hand, refers to high Anglican churches that never quite moved away from the Catholic model of worship and tradition, but did move away from Rome. Less guilt (and no confession), more liberal outlook and pro-gay views. Very nice. Still with the beautiful symbolism, iconography, mythology, positive (i.e. non-fundamentalist) view of the Bible etc. All good.

Aidan said...

Oops. Oof.
I meant most of that, anyway, honestly...
Sounds tempting, mind.