[I’m making this list mainly to keep my spirits up. This has been a pretty horrible week, all things considered.]
Finally cleaning my oven. I’ve slathered the cleaning fluid on and I’m enjoying the drips of gunk way more than I should.
Glass jar decluttering. I’m only keeping the nice ones from now on.
Embracing my frugal work lunch plans, and being extra organised to ensure this happens.
Using a cookbook I’ve had for a long time but only this week got around to making some recipes from. Will be making more.
It’s Friday. Enough said.
Today was my first day back at work after almost a month. I’m also setting myself a little challenge of bringing my lunch to work every day and only drinking my own coffee there too for this month. I was really looking forward to that coffee during my commute, only to find I had finished the last bag before I left in July and I didn’t have a back up. Thankfully, work today wasn’t too taxing and I made it through the day sans caffeine. I’ve already stashed a packet of coffee in my work bag for tomorrow. Coffee is an essential for me, and being a bit more prepared changes a day from being merely tolerable to good or even excellent.
Getting home early from work and being able to enjoy a walk after dinner.
Planning for all kinds of future possibilities.
A friend in work getting two madeleines from a cafe and generously passing one onto me to enjoy with my coffee.
18 days to holidays.
Washing fresh from the line, ready for ironing. I love ironing.
A colleague alerted me to this treasure trove yesterday in work. Apparently the Irish Film Institute has decided it would be a great thing indeed if we all had access to the television advertisements of yore. I spent far too much time trying to suppress laughter and getting wrapped up in nostalgia.
I loath advertisements on television now, and switch channels quickly or avoid them entirely. I wonder if I’ll even remember any of today’s advertisements if they end up like the ones from the old days.
I love to sing and I’m in a workplace choir. Our concerts have included The Annual Retirement Shindig, The Annual Coffee Morning Fundraiser and The Annual Christmas Spreading of the Joy. I have on occasion had moments of ethical crisis, as our repertoire comprises many religious songs, but I’ve managed to square that circle with myself as I do love a big old Christmas rendition of Joy to the World.
We’ve sang more than usual this year and I like it. I like the communal singing and the camaraderie and the enthusiasm of an uncritical audience who love an injection of a bit of Christmas spirit into their workday. Our last gig of the year will be The Annual Other Place That’s Slightly Connected To Us Morning Singalong. I can’t wait.