Happy entry into 2023.
So. Spent the last week of 2022 fighting a chest infection. Finally gave up on Thursday and spoke with GP. Appointment to be seen in-person next morning. Antibiotics, instructions to do X and Y and call back if necessary; told an appointment would be made for chest x-ray and I’d get a letter.
Went to farm shop on way home and got chocolate. For whatever reason, my body and being required chocolate. Then went to bed for most of Friday, something I haven’t done in years (emerged to edit one small note and do some emails I couldn’t be bothered to do on iPad) and half of Saturday. Started re-reading Sebastian Faulks Charlotte Gray about love, honour and WW2. In-between stared at ceiling and exhorted immune system to buck up.
Woke up on Sunday morning (ie, today, new!!! year day) feeling like myself rather than a muelling, exhausted thing. Hurrah.
So, feeling as bright eyed and bushy tailed as one can feel while still coughing a bit and on heavy duty antibiotics. Feeling quite cheery and hopeful for the way forward.
What to say about 2022? Either a lot or nothing and I am choosing to say close to nothing.
I am sad to see Vivienne Westwood and Pele gone. Both people who did good and exuded joy.
I can’t smell that well right now, so no fragrance to report. I haven’t lost my sense of smell, it’s just gotten, well, really muted.
I don’t do resolutions.
I have plans for smelling though and look forward to reporting back.
I’m going to try to do Yoga-nary this month (a half hour of yoga practice in some form every day) even if initially it just means stretches and breathing until I’m back up to strength.
I am hoping to start to spend more time in Europe from 2024 (have an EU citizenship so this is do-able) and thus will need to start to think this through more concretely.
And there are other things but we’ll leave them.
May it be a good 2023 and be what you need it to be. If you feel like it, tell us a plan for the year. And if you wore perfume, please let us know which one(s) (so I can enjoy vicariously).
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