I almost got enough sleep and woke up early enough to make the whole morning routine possible but not so early that I felt the day was ruined because of it. Decided to read first thing anyway, fell into a Patreon group chat, read some fiction for ten minutes, did half-hearted morning pages and that was basically it for the day.
No exercise, no revision, almost no housework, was clumsy and unmotivated and low on energy. Things slipped through my fingers, including my glasses twice and I spent most of the day sitting around reading, eating and feeling meh.
Just as I was about to figure out what kind of exercise to do my husband asked me to help him with cooking. He made gong bao chicken:
I only taught a few students and they were all very nice and doing well but I still was cranky. I just hope they didn’t notice. After teaching I felt very much like indulging myself. Had stuck a bottle of beer in the fridge after lunch and was about to walk to the supermarket for potato chips and gummy bears but was disheartened by having my purse crash to the floor. I took all the fumbling and things slipping as a sign of low energy, ended up standing in the kitchen unsure what to do next, decided that going out for junk food was too much hassle and stuck a frozen pizza in the oven:
Yes, I should have left it in the oven a little longer. And it turned out that there is a reason why I don’t usually buy this brand. I didn’t care for the dough and there is too much sauce on top. Also, I really don’t care for pieces of fresh tomato at all. The only way tomato is edible is cooked to a uniform pulp without any seeds or skin.
The one good thing all day was reading Car Sebastian novels.
I did Duolingo and the other Chinese app for a bit, watched some C-drama while knitting and drinking my beer and for once I went to bed on time.
Today will hopefully go better than yesterday.