Eight years ago today I took the only one-way flight of my life to move to the UK and be reunited with the Mr. It's been a heck of a ride! There's been London, learning about new bureaucratic and cultural systems (immigration and taxes, woo), a child, a pandemic, a major and unplanned career change, the move to a rural property, and a lot of experiencing why it's hard to to be 5000+ miles away from the only friends and family you've ever known (minus the Mr). There's definitely been a lot of growth on my part.
But I'm still glad to be here.
Stardew Valley Thursday, Friday morning:
It was raining so hard this morning! I let the pup out for her morning "wee walk" and before I could even get my coat and boots on she was over it and back inside. Ha!
We did another walk at lunchtime, near the house. It was light rain, a deluge, and then it hailed!
Chickens antics ❤️
Dinner: Homemade spinach paneer curry (the curry, not the actual paneer)
More spinning--plied my yarn!
The full moon. Didn't get a good picture last night, but it was low and lovely on the morning "wee walk."
Had some stuff going on career-wise this week that I won't get into on the public forum, but it's definitely clarified some of my thinking in a good way. I feel a bit more contented.
Wednesday: Lunch break walk.
Thursday: Lunch break walk, and then a walk after work.
Wednesday; Morning meditation.
Thursday: Slept really poorly, and accidentally napped during meditation. Ah well. It happens, and my brain clearly needed the sleep.
Wednesday: Six cups of coffee, and a large mug of raspberry-hibiscus tea after lunch.
Thursday: Same again, but Pero instead of herbal tea.
A "cup" is a subjective measure that can be anywhere from 4 oz to 8 oz, depending on where you look. So I measured the amount I drink in the morning, loosely, using the size of my thermos mug and number of refills, and I have concluded that my 6 cups of coffee are about 40 oz, or in more universal terms, about 1,100 ml. So that is still more coffee than I should have. I've already set up the coffee pot for tomorrow, and I'm not redoing that, so it will be the same amount again tomorrow.
Then I'm switching to black tea over the weekend, and will go down to 4 cups per morning next week.
I neglected to take a nap on getting home from work. As a result, I faded very quickly after my D&D game and crashed for ten hours. I got a token amount of podcast weeding done, and did not walk.
1. My next scheduled event is on Saturday. Actually, if I can motivate myself to get up early on a non-work day, there are TWO things on Saturday. Will be nice to finally get a tick in this box!
2. I will finish out the podcasts tonight. I also did some work with the masses of old work files that I have during my planning time at work.
3. Despite compliments at work, I had to fight a little here today. I'm not in the mood tonight, but tomorrow I'm going to try a meditation session.
4. After this post.
I have social events over the next few days, but no work, so I hope to move on from podcasts to my book pile. It is going to be hard to make decisions about what to keep and what to let go. But it is going to be very nice to see a pile of books that can go back, so that my space is tidier and I can actually see what I have and am excited to read everything I have checked out.