I haven’t blogged for a while, because I’ve been busy, busy, busy. It’s been nice, but the busier I get, the harder it is to go back and catch up. I feel like there’s a whole bunch of stuff unsaid here, as the blog moves from “Woe! I’ve been stupid, and now fired!” to “La, this is my life and what I get up to and worry about”. It feels like an awkward transition for some reason, though I can’t believe anyone reads it for the job trauma content.
Anyway, behold a charming bullet pointed list of recent drama;
- The Hen Do that I was so concerned about turned out to be a lot of fun. It seems that my absence from that particular group of girls has imbued me with some kind of enigmatic, glamour status. Apparently, the less contact you have with people, the more mysterious you become. It’s gratifying that for some reason, they take my shy, awkward, clumsy social graces as an enigmatic aloofness, and they were falling over themselves to chat to me, sit next to me at dinner, and generally catch up. It was nice, if a little surreal.
- Le Homme and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary by buying an extremely large tent and heading for South West Scotland for a long weekend. It was fantastic fun and featured my favourite place EVER – Wigtown. Known as “Scotland’s Book Town” it is full of second-hand bookshops and is fabulous fun to wander around in. The rest of the weekend featured cycling, chocolate factories, a tractor show, giant model dinosaurs,fish and chips on the beach, and the worst singing known to man. I have since learned that camping requires more blankets than you could possibly imagine, even in August. Also, that if you get married, it’s not advisable to do so on a Bank Holiday weekend as it makes anniversary get aways less romantic, more “family friendly”.
- It is currently semi-confirmed that I have a job, just waiting on reference checks etc. I start a “training week” at the end of September, so I’m planning to use the next three weeks wisely. Which brings me to….
- I’m getting podgy. Days spend sitting in my joggies are doing nothing for my waistline. I will be blogging about this in more detail (oh, so much detail) but I want to lose weight and get fitter again.
- I’ve written nary a word of My Great and Future Novel, but am all caught up on all blogs everywhere. Actually having a deadline of sorts to work to is giving me focus and being caught up on everything else gives me no excuses. Three weeks might not get it finished, but it’ll certainly be more started than it is now.
- I have created my food blog – The Little Red Kitchen, which I have kept quiet about until I was sure I could be bothered doing it every day. There’s a months worth of recipes there now and I’d love some feedback, good or bad.
Which just about gets me updated, I think. I guess blogging gets less exciting when your life returns to a more even keel.