We are hitting that part of the year that things are very busy at work. Things you then do not need:
- Hip/backache – somehow I got my hip/back into a tizzy. Serves me right for doing pilates when my back already is not feeling 100%. Painful but I managed on 4 paracetamol in total – I did do yoga in the morning (gently) but no additional walking or sports.
- Car breakdown – yes the car started shaking etc. SO got it to the garage and it was not the obvious thing (the spark plug) so we are car-less this weekend
- Huge request for a tender – I had to write it in a day and have to work on it over the weekend. If it wasn’t for the fact that it would make me all my year targets in one go I think I would have said, not enough time. Which would be 100% the truth.
But life never is all bad. Things you do need and are also happening in part because of the above:
- Being car-less means we can’t do anything too much or really have to think it through – actually not that bad an existence for a few days. It means we are having a nice simple weekend at home. Forced, but why not enjoy it to the fullest?
- The back-thing makes me think and listen to my body again. So it needs rest. Why resist? Accept and enjoy what the rest is doing for you.
- The tender – my boss is entrusting me with something huge and both she and her boss are pulling their weight too. They make me feel that in the end it is a team effort. The fact that she does trust me is very rewarding in itself. It makes me feel proud of myself.
- It is October – the sun is shining as if it were summer, temperatures are wonderful and skies are blue. What is there not to like?
- SO is getting better. His ribs are almost back to normal. He looks more relaxed because of it. That is wonderful to see.
- I finished SO’s scarf for the second time. This time it rolls less (thanks Miekje) and is actually nicer.
Yes, life sometimes is not what you planned it to be. But I try to look at the positives and not let the bad take over. Sure there is a little more stress involved than I would like at present. But I know it is only for a few weeks. As Galadriel said in the LOTR: “This too shall pass.”