Monday Miscellany: April

Happy Monday and happy 1 April. There are birthdays (Sarah and Laura) but no April Fool’s jokes because I’m just not into them…

Last week wasn’t supposed to be busy but I feel it was all over the place. Which means that I was. The spring weather is lovely and I do feel better for the light but I’ve got some time change lag. Our clocks went forward over the weekend so this morning it was dark. This won’t last long, soon it will be light morning and evening and I’ll have lots of time to spend watering the allotment, should it be required!

I had a whole weekend out of London, looking after the nephews on Saturday and then for Mother’s Day lunch on Sunday, the boys are mostly delightful, but they do have their moments! We brought an old tent with us and that was entertaining for the time it took to put up, with J keener on it than O. But O was very happy playing UNO later on and he won three games…

This week there’s nothing except work happening until Thursday when Sarah comes to stay and Friday when I have a day off to go and help sort out the storage at KCAH, which is one of the charities that Ma volunteers at. I have a whole day at the allotment planned for Saturday (volunteering in the morning/sowing some outdoor seeds in the afternoon) too.

Honestly, I’m not feeling like I have a good grasp on anything at the moment, and I don’t like it. I think it’s mostly down to lack of sleep and peri menopause and my options for curing either are limited. So this week, I need to make a few small changes to my attitude and my actions, to help sort my head out. Walking to the station every morning, making an effort to do one extra housework task above usual tidying the kitchen/washing dishes/making the bed tasks that I do daily (washing, ironing etc) when I get home and finally I need to start the before bedtime ‘golden hour’ earlier with an aim to being in bed at least 30 minutes before my usual 10pm bedtime. Hopefully a little bit more activity and focus will help me feel better and sleep better!

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3 Responses to Monday Miscellany: April

  1. Valonia says:

    It’s lovely to see your tree in flower. We’re very behind in our little bit of Oxfordshire!

    • nicdempsey says:

      It’s the city microclimate! I can’t decide if we’re ahead or behind last year but I think probably about the same.

      • Valonia says:

        Oh, of course, you have the city microclimate! I think this time last year we were just beginning to thaw. Our plot’s microclimate is quite different to our neighbours’ because we’re in a dip. We’re usually the first to freeze and the last to thaw!

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