Monday, 29 September 2008
Yes, I can report success on two fronts today. I managed to get the first appointment of the day with my GP and got the prescription for the tablets that were missed off Friday's prescriptions and then I went to the pharmacy and got the little blue pills.
Then I went off to the library, and spent the day there working on the first TMA for my current OU course. I managed to draft the first essay and compile the notes for the second one. That made me feel good. And then I had a brainwave. Why not look to see if the library had any books about Cezanne and Matisse, the two artists whose works I was going to have to compare for the second essay. I found a book about each of the artists, and on scanning through the book on Matisse I found that his painting that I have to look at was painted in tribute to Paul Cezanne, so there is a nice reference for me to include in my essay showing that I have read around the subject. I decided to take the Cezanne book out on loan because although it does not include the painting that I have to write about, it does include many other examples of his still life paintings and it will enable me to make comment about his repeated use of certain objects.
I had planned to take myself out for a meal at the local Italian restaurant in celebration of my successful day, but I am too tired after having three bad nights, so I have got myself ready for bed, I've taken my night-time tablets, including one of the little blue ones, and I am going to have an early night. I'm hoping that the successful day will lead to a successful night. After all, I might enjoy having a meal out more on a day that hasn't gone quite so well.