I’ve missed the last few weeks, I saw someone describe themselves as ‘feeling like a phone who’s battery is never above 10%’ and it was the best description of how I’ve felt this month, but I’m rallying…
3rd – A walk with a friend
Sue and I went for a lunchtime walk and it’s lovely, when it’s not raining
4th – Ted Lasso
I spent Wednesday reminding myself that not all things that come out of the US are terrible. This is one of them
5th – The joy of working at a desk
It was a pretty dull day but the joy of not having to work in my kitchen because I have a desk in the living room is great!
6th – Wine
We ordered some wine, it makes me happy
7th – President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris
Ok, so at the time of writing, the Orange one hasn’t conceded but Biden/Harris feels like the promise of a return to sanity.
8th – Minter Wonderland is back this Christmas.
I’d like to thank Ben, Jerry and the tiny baby Jesus..
9th – Pancakes for breakfast
Do I have to explain why pancakes make me happy?
10th – Puppy Photos
B sends us photos of Barney, he’s very cute
11th – I caught a mouse
I’m not happy about the mouse, but I am happy that it seems to have been dealt with and I did it, with only minor freaking out
12th – A realisation of how far we’ve come
I’ve been feeling a bit down about the state of the plot recently, but then a picture came up of the plot last year and it looks so much better now than it did last year. We have done a lot, even if it’s not perfect, it’s in ok shape and it’s been really productive.
13th – A conversation with Jo
Cote d’Ivoire has had elections in November and they’ve not gone brilliantly, so it was good to catch up and find out what she and Ms T are up to.
14th – Allotment in the rain
It was a bit of a blowout but we did get to the plot and we did harvest produce and we had a lovely cosy afternoon indoors…
15th – A slow day
I had a very lazy day. I finished another book, watched some of Season 4 of The Crown, it was a nice rest.
16th – Monday rolls around
If I won the lottery, I would give up work, but I haven’t yet. So I work. I’m grateful to have a job at the moment but I’m really happy, really happy in this role, with this colleagues and at this company. Having had work but hating it for years, this feels like a blessing..
17th – Post Office
I’ve been at the Post Office a lot recently, today the guy at the counter recognised me!
18th – Food prep
I got my act together and made hot stew and kale and mushroom pasta, it’s all portioned up and in the freezer and that and a kitchen tidy, made me feel more in control of my life. I’m also extremely aware of how lucky I am to have enough food that I can have an evening of making food for the future!
19th – Nearly done with parcels
I’ve finished sending out work advent calendars and I’ve started the Christmas boxes, it’s going to be so great when they’re done
20th – Work Quiz
I did not win the quiz, but I did come second!
21st – Manhattans with Mother
22nd – Oli turns 11
How did that happen? He was such a tiny, little thing…
23rd – Tidy up
I started Monday on a mission. I had a conversation on Sunday that made me remember that when I take action, I fix myself. So I started the week with some action!