Swings, roundabouts.


First foray out to trivia since June did not go so well. We scored less than zero on the final round. It was not grand. But it was good to see everyone AND there was a Eurovision question, so hoorah!

Otherwise, I got to blast 90s music and strip the shit out of some daggy-ass paint today, make sag aloo, and venture to the ‘burbs to see tiny children (I knew them, I swear – I’m not gawping at random kids) swimming joyously. Oh, and I got home to find a fairy godfather had dropped off some fresh, yellow (nuts to peaches & cream, y’all) corn.

I was meant to give blood yesterday, but was rejected because my hemoglobin was still JUST under where it needed to be (123g/L instead of the minimum 125g/L). This means my ferritin levels are low (meaning my long-term iron storage? I’m no scientician) and/or I need to switch to donating every six instead of every two months. Regardless, I bought some hippy iron tonic yesterday and so far, so good. The only side effect is that the nagging always-hungry feeling I’ve had for weeks (and has probably contributed to gaining several pounds this summer) is seemingly gone, so maybe my body was just craving more bio-available iron and not getting it. (Apparently chasing my iron-y multivitamins with coffee probably made them fairly useless.)

Anyway, early days, fingers crossed, aphorism, cliché, etc.

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