Jayeless.net

Posts categorised ‘Life’

I’m a Daylight Savings Baby

Today’s the day daylight savings starts in Australia’s southeast. I was actually born on the day DST began in the year of my birth, almost 30 years ago. My dad tells an amusing story about it – there was a brief period of doubt as to what to record as my official time of birth, because the hospital moved the clocks forward early. That is, officially the clocks move forward at 2am (so …

Read more…

Got notified today that my glasses had arrived at the store, so I went to pick them up, and now, well… here I am! It wasn’t so obvious there, but now I’m home: WOW, everything is so much clearer. Who knew how sharp DVD titles could be from the other side of the room?! 🤯

a young white woman with long brown hair, wearing round-framed glasses. she is smiling

All Over the Place

Why is it that every time I let my blog go without a post for a few days, and then I think to myself, “Man, I really should make a blog post,” it’s immediately like INSTANT PANIC and I can’t think of anything to write? It’s a hard life 😔

Anyway, for the sake of easing the stress on myself, here’s a collection of dot points about what I’ve been up to …

Read more…

Had an Eye Test Today

Two Fridays ago, when Viv and I were driving home from a visit, I noticed that the vision in my left eye was kinda blurry. The way I noticed was that we were stopped at a red light, and there was a billboard placed at such an angle from us that I could only see it with the left eye (from the right eye, the view was blocked). The text on it was completely blurry! Then I turned my head slightly so …

Read more…

I know I’ve been quiet for a few days; we had a really busy weekend (one of Viv’s cousins got married! congrats to them!), and it made me too tired to work out what to post 😂 At Saturday’s nelengu everyone got these gorgeous henna tattoos, so I suppose I can share a pic of mine! It’s still going mostly strong three days later, and I really like having it there actually! Viv suggested to me we should get them more often, because he likes his as well. I’m not sure if that’s a Thing People Do though, haha.

a white-skinned hand, outstretched, with an intricate floral design printed on it from henna

Quick Life Updates

Felt like I should follow up on some of the things I mentioned in posts last month and then just left hanging…

  1. My sister did make it home from the UK! She said it took her 10 days from her initial positive Covid test to stop testing positive, but that still left her with a few days between recovering and her flight home to do some more sightseeing around London. She loved the Transport …

Read more…

The Winter Blues

Seasonal depression has been kicking my butt lately. And by “lately”, I mean the last two months, I guess, but it’s especially kicking my butt now.

Winter for me often feels like a thick bog, an obstacle that I have to cross to continue on my journey (through life). To start, I’ll tell myself that it’s very manageable, just a minor inconvenience. “Look, the …

Read more…

Apparently my younger sister’s tested positive for Covid, so she won’t be able to fly back from the UK on schedule. Exactly what she wanted NOT to happen, I’m sure. Poor her 🙁

As for Viv and I, we’re still feeling a bit dodgy (sore throat, breathing deeply leads to coughing, vaguely headachey, a little tired) but we did another rapid test each this morning and both were still negative, so… 🤷🏻‍♀️ We still thought it was safest not to have our usual Sunday visit from my parents.

Up till now, this has been Vivian and I defiantly avoiding Covid:

But I am concerned that our run of awe-inspiring jumping prowess awesome good luck has come to an end. On Tuesday night we had to attend a fancy dinner for an organisation Viv volunteers with. This morning, we heard two other attendees at the dinner have tested positive for Covid. And we both have sore throats 😒

We each did a RAT test1; both came back negative. Not trusting that, we both went to get PCR tests this afternoon. Results to come back in 24-48 hours, apparently. IDK if it’s paranoia but I’m just not feeling confident 😷

Update (22:45): Good news – got my test result back (faster than predicted) and I was negative! I’m still going to take it easy because I feel under the weather with SOMETHING, but it seems like I’ve got lucky this time.


  1. Don’t @ me that I said “rapid antigen test test” here, ok. I don’t care. ↩︎

a cartoony avatar of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.