Some of you may know, that since I have been home I have been largely housebound due to the pain in my legs. I’m seeing a rheumatologist tomorrow, but my GP thinks it is probably inflammatory arthritis. This has meant I haven’t been able to get out or do much without the assistance of other people. I have incredibly generous family and friends and a lovely boyfriend who have all helped me heaps, but I still have a lot of time to myself. I can’t begin a job search until I have worked out how much mobility is too much etc. and I’ll need the doctor’s help for that. I have watched A LOT of television and films. What I SHOULD be doing, is writing. Using the time I have to write stuff I would usually never have time to do. But I’m lazy and self-pitying and its much easier to lie there and mindlessly absorb whatever is on the screen. So I think, after today, I will make myself a deal. 500 words of writing, then an episode of ‘House’. And we’ll see how far I can get by the end of the month. That’s when the Emerging Writer’s Festival comes to Melbourne and I’d like to have a substantial lot of this particular idea on paper. Wish me luck!