It's twelve days since my last blog and life has been so hectic but so mind numbingly routine and unexciting. I haven't even taken any photographs which is not like me. I hope you are all keeping well. I've not been too good, a really bad sore throat which has gone with the help of antibiotics has left me tired and lethargic and none too interested in much. So my trip to the doctors for a fasting blood test should tell me if there's anything wrong or it may be that I'm just overweight and under exercised which is more likely to be closer to the truth (the doctor hinted at it!) A couple of friends think I'm anaemic.
My house at the moment is like a tip. We don't often throw too many things away; like everyone else we'll go through a splurge every now and then and have a good clear out but this time, the garage has been emptied and the house is full of plastic stacker boxes full of stuff going back 30+ years!
This does a number of negative things:
- Makes a temporary bloody mess of the house!
- Frustration that the thing I thought I'd lost and for which I bought a replacement is in the bottom of a box containing knitting patterns;
- Typed notes from courses in 1991 (literally typed and xeroxed copied) speak in a language barely understood these days;
- Creates unnecessary nostalgia;
- Wastes hours looking at photographs, some from 25 years ago which have never seen the light of day since that time;
- Fills recycling bins leaving no room for domestic rubbish for a week;
- Creates arguments with the children (all grown up and long left school) over toys they haven't touched since they were ten years old but which they feel they need to keep;
- Makes me ask myself why we keep this stuff, (just in case.)
It also does a number of positive things:
- Creates a garage floor I don't think any of us have ever seen - it's quite pretty as floors go;
- Creates a mountain of empty boxes ready to be filled - again;
- Earns me £22 for two old mobile phones which some firm on the Internet will pay me to hand over (several others have no value at all!)
- Finds a software box with a family history disc which I thought I'd lost and which I can now reload on my PC and start with my family history again.
So, there we go, domestic bliss - NOT.
Hasn't the weather been so unseasonal here is the eastern UK? The BBC weather website calls the weather 'autumnal.' Actually apart from yesterday which was quite balmy, it's been damnably cold. Someone has hidden summer as a joke.
Still, in my moments of lethargy, I managed to see England beat India in a superb first test at Lords last week and listen to the stunning news of the massacre in Norway which just simply beggars belief - I still can't comprehend it.
I've told my boss that I will be applying to go part time in June next year unless I win the lottery in which case I may go altogether, but I'm not holding my breath.
I have a Reiki exam for my third degree on Sunday so wish me well. It's quite a practical exam really, so I'm looking forward to it.
So that's it for the time being, sorry not to have been in touch, but will be reading all the back issues of my blogging friends blogs to catch up with news shortly.