As regular readers of my blog (Hi Mum!) may have noticed, I haven’t made any posts in over a week due to illness. My condition is one that isn’t so bad if it’s treated quickly, but thanks to my new doctor being a little bit useless and taking my medication off repeat prescription despite me making sure they wouldn’t every time I went in, I was left without it for 4 days, making the whole thing much worse. I’d like to give special thanks to the receptionist who hung up on me while I was practically begging to speak to a doctor after telling me the building was full of them but they only saw patients in the morning and I was 20 minutes too late, thereby consigning me to 4 days of agony with no pain relief. I hope one day someone does the same thing to her.
This meant that by the time I did get my medication the pain was well and truly set in and so I’ve spent the last week sleeping about 18 hours a day, waking only to take more painkillers and marvel at the pretty shapes and colours. Thankfully it’s starting to abate now, and I’ve been thinking about my commitment to the One a Day project and how it’s pretty much all gone out of the window. I know I’m not the only person to miss some time and I could carry on from now, but there’ll be this little voice in the back of my head all year saying “Yeah, but you didn’t do it properly, did you?”. Also with my upcoming wedding (81 days and counting!) a lot of my time is now being devoted to planning and preparation, and I’m sure if I tried to carry on I’d end up missing more entries anyway as things are already starting to get slightly manic.
I have really enjoyed writing this blog though, and I will keep it going in a non One a Day capacity, probably with 1-2 entries a week. For now I’ll give you an update on the things I’ve already blogged about this month:
Obviously with being unwell my exercise plan went out the window, if I’d tried playing EA Sports or Just Dance I’d have probably ended up with my head stuck in the fireplace and my foot through the TV. The silver lining, though, is that I’ve hardly been eating and so have already lost 8 pounds of my stone target. Good thing my dress laces up at the back, hopefully I’ll be pulling it a bit tighter by the time the wedding comes!
I am well on my way to completing my two games for the month, though they aren’t the two I set out to complete. I’ve been playing Enslaved on the 360, which I got at launch and only spent an hour or so with. It’s such a refreshing change to play a post apocalyptic game that isn’t painted in shades of brown and grey, the environments in this game are just stunning. You really get the feel of a city that has been reclaimed by nature, and the lush, vibrant pallete makes the levels a joy to explore. The controls are simple yet tight, meaning the acrobatic sections of the game are easy to navigate while still making you feel like you’re truly interacting with the obstacles in your way, and the combat is easy to pick up but deep enough to offer a lot of strategic options during battle. In case you haven’t noticed I really like this one! Had I played it last year when it actually came out I think it would definitely have been one of my top games of the year.
I’m also playing through Ghost Trick on the DS. It only came out recently and seems to have been largely overlooked which is a damn shame. I wrote about it in my last, vaguely coherent post and the more I play of it the more I love it. It’s a great blend of puzzle game and graphic novel, with a (so far) great story that really gets it hooks into you and gives you that “just one more chapter” feeling as you try to uncover a bit more of the mystery.
And, at last I finished the embroidery I’ve been working on for the last 8 months, it’s a gift for my Mum that was originally meant to be for her birthday last July! Still, better late than never, and last week I finally got to give it to her. Since she’s now seen it I can show other people, so here’s a pic-
I’m now working on a little one for myself, after that I’ve got a huge design of an AT-AT and AT-ST that might help up my geek quota after spending all that time on flowers!
Think that’s everything up to date, so I’ll not be seeing you tomorrow but I definitely will be soon! (If you come back, that is…)