Missed a few days (sorry)

I didn’t post anything the last few days because I felt under the weather for most of the weekend; nothing major, but I had a bad headache and didn’t have much energy. I was thinking of originally backdating posts to make it look like I was posting every day, but I decided against it.

I ended up sleeping a fair bit; while that’s normal for me during the weekend, I had wanted to hit up a local record store’s sale on Saturday and was a little bummed to had missed that. It’s also the time of the year where sleeping late into the day means there’s less chance that it will be light outside by the time you’re actually ready to leave the house. The cold and dark also affects my mood during these months, so I’m trying to think of ways to mitigate the effects: I usually end up slow-cooking a lot of stews and other things to freeze for the nights when I don’t feel like putting effort into meal preparation, but I wonder whether I need to find strategies to stop myself from becoming a total hermit who doesn’t leave their house.

I went to a friend’s birthday party on Friday night, and I’m planning a get together at the end of next week as an excuse to meet up with people, but the same feelings I talked about a few months back with regard to drinking and seeking company are a little stronger right now. It takes longer to recover from nights out, both the drinking and social aspect. I suspect this is only going to get worse as I get older.

There’s at least one way I managed to feel more like myself this weekend: as I hinted at in the last entry, the beard got trimmed and the head’s bald again. True enough, I felt a little better immediately, and I would also say I look better.