A little while ago I was chatting to a friend who said that she wished “life would stop happening all at once”. That has been me in the last couple of weeks. It’s been a lot.
So let’s start with the bad, my Aunt Jude died. It was a shock and while there is a lot I could say, I’m aware that while I cared about her, I’ve lost an aunt, not a parent and I’m very sad for my uncle and my cousins.
The good, allotment open day, I manned the bar and won a silver medal for the plot, time with youngest godchild and dinner at Sue’s for her birthday, also a cherry tree for the plot and just general engagement with the world, I do like people but I’m still an introvert, people are exhausting..
The intermediate, some changes at work – good changes I ‘lose’ a boss (although the company doesn’t) and gain another one, who I also like a lot but there is a lot to do to make it all work and diary jenga doesn’t even begin to cover it.
It’s not all terrible but it is busy and as ever, it all comes at once and this week is supposed to have several days that are 30C or hotter. I’ve also yet, again, been bitten and am dealing with my bodies outsize reaction to them, so chewing on anti-histamines like it’s my job.
Which means this week, my key things are work and watering. I’m in the office for three and half days this week because I need to work on the big monitors. I’m going in Wednesday morning to be in the right place to catch a train to Ben and Laura’s because I’m going to work from theirs for the afternoon and have the boys in the evening, which should be fun. Then back to the office on Thursday, because it’s easier to get to the office from their house than it is to get home! I’m also on the hook to do a presentation to the team about our reports on Tuesday. I’m going to be pretty busy!
The allotment was deeply watered over the weekend and I have a plan to water tomorrow and Thursday night, which should stop it from getting too crispy while I’m away.
So that’s us all caught up, have a good week…