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I sure hope you’ve all enjoyed a tremendous weekend? We celebrated one week in our new place by being super lazy. I might have been the most lazy, I’m not sure. Lately my time has been spent alternating between big bursts of activity/productivity, and then extended periods of sitting on my bum eating cake, or napping. I feel like I have heinously neglected a lot of the business-as-usual parts of being an adult lately: hobbies, dog-walking, work, Uni….. I’m trying to gear back up to a productive level of normality but I feel like I’m still shaking off a long period of intermittent fatigue and laziness, which more or less started a year ago.
Our new flat is Just Lovely Though. Basement flats aren’t for everyone, but I’m loving our cave. It’s tremendously spacious, and having super stuff like a dining table, full size dishwasher, utility room, underfloor heating, good water pressure in the shower and a proper spare bedroom is all just splendid. I treated us to a shiny new 40″ HD SmartTV at the weekend, with the olde deposit money, and boy does blu-ray Twin Peaks look good on it. It’s probably not the wisest purchase if I’m trying to be more active and productive, but I did promise myself I’d replace the crappy old (unreliable) telly, so buy it I did.
I counted up all the boxes I unpacked as I went along, since we moved last weekend. I did that so we could sell them along with all the packing materials once we were done. You guyz, I unpacked a total of 60+ boxes. That’s a lot of boxes.
Vulpe’s been settling in super well and I feel absolutely guilty as heck for not prancing around the neighbourhood with her 4 times a day. I’m really struggling to get my energy levels back up to (even vaguely) normal and after a big ol’ round of tests, the doctor just advised me to do more exercise. So I’m back on the bike for my commute and hopefully things will pick up soon. I don’t feel like the best dog-mum at the moment though. Ugh.
Adjusting to the New Job has been a much harder task than I envisaged too. I started here just over 2 months ago and it really is not what I expected at all. I do feel quite misled and I feel like, after one or two unwanted encounters here, I am backed into a bit of a corner in terms of options. I more or less quit a career (and not just a job) in taking this position and it feels weird and difficult. I’m exploring my options at the moment and I just hope I can get some peace of mind around it all before I’m due to re-start my MA study in late September because my brain continues to feel like mush right now.
I think the absolutely incredible amount of junk food I’ve eaten in the last few weeks probably isn’t helping me much at all. I really don’t focus on my weight anymore, but I do focus on how I’m feeling and lately I’ve felt like a usless, donut-guzzling lump. Even though I’ve lived as a donut-guzzling lump previously and still managed to cycle ~50 miles per week and keep up my energy levels, just right now it feels like it’s slowing me down and I kinda just want to give my body a break from all the junk. Obviously, I just want to carry on eating junk though, because I feel super lethargic and a bit ‘beh’. I AM TRYING, YOU GUYZ. Sometimes it’s weird and hard.
Wow, I guess that turned out to be one big moan, didn’t it? I am happy about New Flat though. It really is the most wonderful cave and I’m hoping that the other stuff will start to slot into place soon. In the meantime, to mitigate the moaning, here’s a snoozing pooch: