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The Ways of a Summer Bear


Like me, I think that bear has had it.

So, I seem to be behind on posting my photos for the 365 Day Photo Challenge, but I’m also behind on a lot of things. Probably everything. And I’m really only functioning in the last couple of days because the weather has dropped drastically and it’s raining.

Yes, I am a Summer Bear.

I’m one of many Summer Bears (or so Google tells me). The humidity screws me over, it creates flare ups of my many wonderful M.E. symptoms, but the worst is the fatigue. It used to be though, when I was fatigued and going through a flare up, that I’d be lucky to stare at a ceiling while confined to my bed, but these days I can do several things to alleviate the boredom. Watching DvDs (at the moment the television series of choice is Buffy), playing video games (like Skyrim. Skyrim, Skyrim, Skyrim!), and when the fatigue settles down somewhat I read.

Yes, I am a lucky little Summer Bear, hanging out on my island (that’s what my bed starts to feel like), getting my geek on by entertaining myself with my favourite methods of escapism.

The only real downfall that’s frustrating me, well apart from being confined to my bed and the usual trappings of chronic illness, is my plans of writing when January began has gone out the window. It’s funny, I know this is happening, but by the end of Winter (Autumn and Winter are my best functioning seasons) it’s as though my memory is trying to reset itself, I’ve got this idea I’m not as bad as last year, and have conveniently played down how soul-sucking the humid months can be. I’m assuming it’s similar to when women go through childbirth and then decide they want more children… It was never that bad was it, mothers?

I’m going to try and remind myself at the end of this year’s winter that Spring and Summer are going to be more low key seasons. We’ll see how that goes. In the meantime I’m going to go back to hanging out on my little island reading, watching Buffy, and blowing people off cliffs (I only ever do that to the bad guys)…

Image Source: Science Daily


Author: Bonnie

Between a blogging addiction, hosting reading challenges, reviewing, writing novels, and overcoming a neuro-immune disease, Bonnie attempts to do as many awesome things as she can and has a good dose of daily bunny cuddles. She resides in Western Sydney with her rabbit, Winston.

2 thoughts on “The Ways of a Summer Bear

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