This week was rather slow to begin with and stressful, however it ended on the best high ever!
It’s been rainy and grey all week here in England and so I have had even less motivation than usual to go out. I’ve spent most of the week in my comfies with my hair in a bun and so it was nice on Friday to make an effort to leave the house!
My self-care update for the weekend is included in my post about our break to Wales – it’ll be live soon so look out for it!
Monday 23rd September –
I have major holiday blues today and would give anything to be back in Wales. Thankfully, we’re going up again in a few weeks and so I’m focusing on that. I have written a post on our time up there, which you can expect to go live in the near future!
A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Boots reminding me to book in for my flu jab and so I decided to take the plunge and book mine for the first available date, which happened to be today. Unsurprisingly I was rather anxious at the prospect of having an appointment, not to mention the fact that I’m not the best with needles. I actually have a phobia of blood tests (would you be interested in a blog post about that?) and yet I seem to be able to tolerate injections. My nan offered to come with me and so we set off for my appointment.
Thankfully I only had to wait around 5 minutes and I busied myself filling out a form and paying. I went into the room for my jab and took a few deep breaths to calm myself down. The pharmacist wasn’t at all talkative and I was dreading the moment she did the injection as she wasn’t talking to me in an attempt to distract me. Despite her silence it was all okay and I genuinely didn’t feel the needle.
I walked out of the room feeling proud of myself for accomplishing another thing. My nan and I then had a little wander around town as a treat to ourselves. My self care today was to have a walk around one of my favourite shops – I chose Oliver Bonas and we had a little mooch around looking at all the different bits they had for sale.
I spent the afternoon writing and enjoying being at home with nothing anxiety provoking to do. My arm is begining to ache a little but it’s not too bad – I’m just grateful that I got it over with.
Tuesday 24th September –
Today has been a bit of wash out to be honest! It’s been pouring down with rain here and just generally rather bleak. It’s been a stressful day with lots of emails and phone calls to handle and unfortunately we still don’t have a resolution. Hopefully by the end of this week we might have something sorted and I can finally tell you what I’ve been stressing about lately! (Spoiler – it all worked out and you’ll find out what I’ve been stressing about below)
I popped over to my mums for a couple of hours today as I hadn’t seen her since before we went to Wales. We had a catch up and sanded down some coffee tables that she’d bought.
My self care today was to write and I can honestly say that I’ve sat down for about 4 solid hours and just been writing. I feel so good for it. It’s helped eliminate the stress from the morning of phone calls and I’m one step closer to being on track with my blog!
I’m powering through my list of things to-do this week but if I’m honest my mood is a little flat, I think it’s because I don’t have any proper plans to go out this week. I’m trying not to think about it though as I have so much to do at home!
Wednesday 25th September –
Today was another boring day just full of writing. It’s absolutely pouring down outside here in England which means I’m wanting to go out even less than normal. I’m using the time wisely though and catching up on lots of work and writing. The more I write for Blogtober the most excited I am for it!
Today’s self-care is to turn negatives into positives. I suppose I have already listed one occasion above where I have used the abysmal weather to get ahead with blog posts. I’ve adopted the mindset today that all negative things are meant to be. This is an approach that I really need to work on maintaining everyday.
Thursday 26th September –
I thought I ought to include a picture with today’s update, so apologies as I look a state! The weather is still horrific here and I had planned to spend the day with my mum. She found a table online about a week ago and she had arranged to pick it up today. I was quite anxious to go with her, however I knew she needed the help so I had to force myself. When we got there the woman was lovely and gave my mum another table and chair in addition to the one she was buying. My mum was over the moon and her living room now officially looks like a furniture shop!
I helped her sand and paint for some of the afternoon, it was really nice to keep myself distracted for the day.
Today’s self-care was to do some colouring in, however I just haven’t had time. Instead I swapped today for tomorrow’s and I sat down and enjoyed a cup of tea whilst replying to some emails – it was so lovely!
Friday 27th September –
Today was one of the best days (possibly ever!). I know that’s a big statement but wait until you read what I have to say next! I’ve been rather cryptic in some of my posts, talking about a project that has been stressing me out and now I can finally tell you – we’re buying a flat! Today we exchanged contracts and all being well we’ll complete in a few weeks. I’m going to tell you all about our journey, I’ve been jotting down notes to write blog posts at a later date.
For now, we’re incredibly excited and very nervous about having loads of bills to pay!
In addition to this good news I spent the day at my aunt and uncles and had a couple of hours playing with my cousins. Although I see them a lot it’s different when I go round as they have my attention and I have the time to play with them. My oldest cousin was overjoyed that I could play cars with him and my little cousin had a few lovely cuddles with me. It was so nice to have a relaxed afternoon and chat to my aunt as we haven’t caught up in a while now.
I’m so very excited about the future right now and I can’t wait to share our journey with you!
How was your week?