I'm still not completely better, this cough won't go away and I have very little energy. I think that partly comes from the slight shortness of breath - I can't really do anything normal, even walking up the stairs leaves me far more winded than it usually would.
Nonetheless, I feel the need for a fresh start. Today was a holiday here so despite a busy start to the weekend, with dinner at a friends on Friday (tastiest duck I have ever eaten, from Silver Hills Farms) and then a lie-in on Saturday followed by a beer-tasting with some people from choir in the afternoon which turned into sitting around chatting until after eleven, I still had two days with nothing planned. I gave myself a day in bed yesterday, only moving to the couch in the late afternoon and was going to get some stuff done today. And then today I decided the rest was more important than getting stuff done. And I am very glad to have had another day of taking it easy. It makes the possibility of a new start seem more realistic now somehow.
So, small steps to start with. I did the washing up. The last load of washing in just out of the machine and hung to dry. And I made a pastryless quiche for dinner, which is really pretty good. I've started reading some weight loss blogs and following a WeightWatchers thread on an Irish discussion forum, which is really helping to focus my mind a bit more and get me on track again. Normally being sick throws me really off when it comes to healthy eating but this time round hasn't been so bad as I almost completely lost my appetite. Very strange for me and it has come back but still isn't quite what it usually is. I'm trying to look on the bright side and appreciate it for now because it's not just healthy food I'm not in the mood for, it's junk, too. Gotta take your silver linings where you find them!