This has been going on since Friday. It's Wednesday now. Long time to be down and out.
Don't know what caused it, all I know is whatever it was it made me violently ill and it's taking it's time going away.
Suspects include that bloody pool where I seem intent on consuming the water, Yvonne who may well be slowly poisoning me, or a random happening because no one else seems to have been afflicted with it. If they had I would know it, trust me, when someone in this house gets sick everyone knows about it. This is a household that really puts effort into being sick. Buckets, coughing, dark rooms, the mandatory apple (which always causes more vomit, what's with the apple? They still make pectin don't they?), lemonade, fevered brows, the lot. You have to be here to see it. Often for stomach ache we get the 'limp', leaning on the wall, suitably tragic, groan, cough, limp again.
A week today until I am required to present myself to New Zealand. I shall presume I am going to be feeling better by then.
Not sick enough that I cannot go out - we attended 'Women In Voice' last night. A semi annual production by women, from all styles of entertainment, performing whatever they like. It's good. It's always good.
Not sick enough to notice the subtle change in the temperature, down a little, autumn sneaking in, summer slipping away.
Not sick enough to be unable to continue learning Maya. At this rate I will have done nothing more than get a grip on the program by the time the deadline arrives. I love it. I didn't expect it to be so easy to get to grips with - every reviewer seems to have the impression that it is hard to get along with. Not me. I must admit to being stunned initially by the sheer amount of options, and I'm still finding more everyday, but it runs well, even if it is a CPU super intensive.
This version here is 'Unlimited', which may account for some of the thousands of things happening all over the place, maybe with the lesser versions they give you fewer buttons so you don't have a nervous breakdown wondering what you just did. I must admit I got a surprise when it attempted a full raytraced render of the original scene, informing me that it would be just 17 hours away. Especially as I was looking for a save button at the time.
I'm sure it gets better.
Meanwhile I have to contemplate what variety of junk food I should consume this evening - being sick means you can eat what you like because it's all going to come out again one way or another.