I’ve been working behind the scenes on the blog/website today. Nothing you’ll really notice at this stage but I feel like I’ve accomplished something none the less. I’ve been putting off that job for weeks but no more procrastination.
That little burst came in spite of fighting off extreme tiredness most of the day. I think something might be working on me. The man-shape mentioned he had the start of a cold and considering I spent time with him yesterday I might be fighting of the same thing.
Currently watching True Blood season 2 and relaxing. I have a small adventure planned for tomorrow!
Allowing myself a break led to a 10 hour sleep last night. Amazingly I still woke up groggy. I haven’t done much today. I didn’t even leave my flat.
I have all but finished the first sock!! I haven’t bound it off because I want my mum to try it on for size first. I have a horrible feeling that it might be a smidge too small… If it is I might cry.
Other than that I spent my day watching tv and reading. I finished the second Hunger Games book. I loved it! I think the first is still my favourite, if only because of how quickly the second was wrapped up. It felt very fast and very disorienting but I think leading into book 3 that was intentional.
I spent my day keeping my mind occupied because I’m hormonal and my emotions are still all over the place. I am taking things personally that I am pretty sure either aren’t about me at all. That is a long time failing of mine and I am not sure how to conquer it. I anyone has any tips I’d love to hear them.
Right, I am off to bed. Might try for another rejuvenating sleep.
What a good day, productivity wise! My day started with me putting in a load of washing and packing my gym clothes and lunch into a bag before heading to work. I stopped in at the gym on the way home and for the first time in a long time I really pushed myself in there. I came out feeling spent. My face was scarlet and I realised two things.
1. I may have stayed the same size for a while but goodness me my fitness is all but gone.
2. My two favourite things to do in the gym are weights and running. Everything else I just put up with.
When I got home I made something to eat and loaded the dishwasher. I’ll turn it on when I leave for work tomorrow morning.
I crocheted one full granny square and then ran out of yarn on the ball I was using for a second one so I picked up the socks and did another few rounds while watching an episode of True Blood. I had other things I could be doing but that was what I wanted to do in that moment.
I have an early start tomorrow so I’m going to try and get some sleep. I would love another day filled with little wins please.
First, happy mothers day to all the UK mothers. Happy mothers day mum!
I like Sundays that are stress free, and today was a stress free Sunday. I got up, spent a bit of time on my appearance (I’m still not a regular make-up wearer by the way) I tidied the kitchen, hoovered and generally got the flat into a state that I could relax in. It didn’t take too long.
Next I spent time with the man-shape. It was fantastic, just what we both needed. We watched tv, chatted about future plans, laughed and connected again in a positive way. I love that after nearly 7 years together we still make an effort when we are together. Nothing is taken for granted and I hope that never changes. We both make an effort to make each other feel like important people, to show each other that we are special to each other and I think that I am a very lucky girl. His health has not been great lately so I know that just relaxing, with me or anyone, can be difficult just now so I appreciate the time we spend together.
In the evening we visited his gran on hospital. That was a little stressful because I can see that it upsets him to see her struggle. She’s a feisty woman though and her sense of humour is still very much intact. Love her to bits, and not only because she lets me steal her grapes!
I also spoke to my mum on the phone this evening. I know she sometimes reads the blog so I’ll try not to be too sappy but she’s great. I love that our dynamic is sometimes a bit backwards, mum is younger in personality and looks than in years and can be quite silly, never stupid though, she’s fun. I am often a little too serious and I’m bad for trying to be the grown up sometimes. It’s sort of a running joke, we have to remind ourselves which is the parent occasionally, but only in a jokey way. I don’t think of my mum as just my mum but as my friend. Again I say, I’m a very lucky girl.
Today has been a bit better than yesterday. I cleared my desk! I haven’t sorted out the paperwork again yet but I now have space on the desk to write, or sew or do other crafty things. Basically I ditched a lot of rubbish from that desk and the living room looks clearer and less, erm… chaotic? than it did before.
I think I’m going to enjoy having that space free to create things and bring ideas to fruition. I have also made some headway on the first of mums socks. I’m most of the way down the leg of it now. They won’t be too high, mum has some problems with her ankles so I think making them a wide rib and not too high should make them much more comfortable for her. I really hopes she likes what I’m doing with them.
I’ve had my gran on my mind today. It would have been my dads mum’s birthday today. I miss her a lot. I get the feeling she would like who I’ve grown into. In so many ways I think she was the linchpin of the family. Nothing was the same after she died because she wasn’t here to knock people’s heads together when they needed it anymore! She was special.
I spent my evening rewatching season 1 of True Blood. I got 5 episodes in. It was relaxing working on the sock an watching a show I know and love.
Between washing, clearing the desk, a bit of pampering this morning, going to the knitting group where I was told I’d been missed the last couple of weeks and seeing some progress on the sock, I think I can call today a win.
As holidays go, today has been not bad. I have made a good start on the shawl I am knitting, crocheted a few granny squares, watched more episodes of Buffy season 3, did some washing and tidied the kitchen a bit.
I’m a tad hormonal at the moment and something happened today that both angered and upset me. Here is a tip for everyone, play nice. Do not be mean or cruel and do not hurt the people I love. Especially when I am hormonal to start with. There is just no need for it. I will not be happy about it, and if I catch you I hope you are prepared for what will be dealt to you. On the other hand, if you want to be a good person, kind and supportive, then you’ve got my support all the way.
I nearly didn’t blog today. I don’t have very much to say. I have spent most of today with the man-shape watching our way through season 7 of House. Later in the evening when I had taken the man-shape back home I watched a few episodes of season 3 Buffy while crocheting squares for the blanket. I now have 23.
I have tried to relax but I’ve not been very successful. My brain has been far too active even when I’m asleep. Hopefully tonight will be a restful sleep and then I can start anew tomorrow.
Apologies for the boring content over the last few days. That will change from tomorrow. I promise.
A lazy day is about to have a lazy blog post. I didn’t get out of my pjs until about 3pm. I am now up to a total of 15 completed granny squares for my blanket (will keep going till I get bored or run out of yarn in nice colour combinations). I went to the supermarket for my monthly shop. I am hoping setting aside another £25 for things like bread milk and other perishables should see me to the end of the month food budget wise. That will take this month to around £110 ish on food for home. If I am meeting someone for lunch or dinner then that will come from a different budget which I am also hoping to keep low. I am focused on reducing my spending this month.
Lastly, I watched The King’s Speech while working on my granny squares. I really enjoyed it.
Better post from me tomorrow hopefully.
Today was good. The work laptop decided to behave itself. I’m guessing that was because I brought my own laptop in just in case so it felt threatened, or it was showing off or something. I don’t care what it was, it was working! And it better behave itself again tomorrow without big brother watching.
Here is a secret, Tuesday is my guilty pleasure tv night. I watch reality tv, especially reality tv where people shrink… I have sat in front of the tv all night. Please do not judge me by my tv watching. If I have no shame showing photos of my messy areas in my flat, why am I almost ashamed to share with you my tv habits?! Oh well here goes nothing!
I started with “Obese: One year to save my live” Then “Worlds Worst Mom” then “River City” and then “The Biggest Loser : Australia”. Three inspirational shows and my one and only soap. For those reading outside Scotland, you probably haven’t heard of River City. River City is a soap opera set in Glasgow. Those in the UK can watch it on BBC iPlayer. Anyone else, I’m sorry but you probably can’t get it. River City has viewers that usually watch in secret. I love it! It is sometimes so bad it’s good and at other times it is just good!
This tv time was not wasted though. I was knitting! I knit the heal flap on the first sock. Then I turned the heel. Then I picked up the gusset stitches and I’m about 8 rounds into the gusset. Loving it! If I hadn’t promised myself I would try to blog daily I’d still be knitting on that sock right now. I like the heel section, it is one of the most relaxing bits for me. That’s crazy because it’s the bit (along with the toes and cast on) that takes the most focus from me. I got 7 rows into the heel flap this time and had to frog them because apparently I can’t read today, I had a yarn in front/yarn in back mix up. But it is still the most relaxing. Have you ever noticed that when you are reading a good story that has your attention and focus you can’t think about other things? Your own thoughts go quiet and are replaced by the story. It’s like a magic trick. The heel of a sock is the same for me. Sure, I had tv on in the background but I can’t really tell you what happened in the first couple of shows or much past River City (I’ll admit, that got equal attention to the knitting). That focus on instructions and task quietened my mind. I suppose people who liken knitting to yoga or meditation are closer than I previously thought.