I’ve seen this theme all over the place, and thought I’d have a play with it today. Let’s see how it goes. I may even do it again….
- I am making pleasing progress through my (long!) list of backlog jobs to do. Ticking off several most days. Mainly by being a bit more realistic about how much I can actually manage each day, and not making crazy long lists that just demoralise me. Nibble away at it, and gradually ‘eat the elephant’.
- Having made an early start on Christmas presents (like, right through the year as and when I’ve seen something suitable) and told everyone we want to keep it simple and not spend for spending sake, I’m feeling happy with the things I’ve made and bought for our brood (two sons, two partners), and I will enjoy the wrapping and (of course) the unwrapping.
- I’ve arranged to get together today with a very dear friend and neighbour for a spot of hygge – there will be knitting (or crochet), coffee, and good conversation – catching up on a month or so when both of us have been under the weather for one reason or another.
- Since starting a new improved sleep regime a fortnight ago I’ve at last begun sleeping better – I have slept almost through the night for the past 3 nights. This feels like nothing short of a miracle, after so many months and weeks of sleep deprivation. The world is a different place after a good night’s sleep!
- I’ve got my reading mojo back. I’ve found it quite upsetting that over the past year or so I’ve found it difficult to settle with a book, even a good one. But with my new regular sleep regime I spend the last half hour or so in bed with a book, and I am enjoying it so much. I went to the library (well, two actually – one here in Bath and one in Wiltshire where I used to work), and have an inviting pile to take me through to the end of the month. Current reading: The Fortunes, by Peter Ho Davies. Fascinating, and very well written.
And to top it all, we had a lovely visit this week from one of our Danish not-nieces and her family (including their three gorgeous children).
I know, that’s six things. Which is why I didn’t include the last one in the numbered list. Because rules are sometimes there for breaking, don’t you think?