I don’t have much today. We’ve had another cold patch, which I think mucks with my creative thinking (I seem to spend a lot of energy trying to stay warm), and I’m going away for a long weekend soon, which has been taking up a fair bit of thinking space as well (‘what to do? what to do’?’).
I got sick over Xmas-new year which was both really unpleasant and really really annoying. I had managed to bypass ills in the past three years (last big one was the beginning of 2020, which I think was covid, and was truly truly awful).
Plus, work had been patchy in the month till last week, so was focused on that (or the lack of that).
Proper yoga classes started up again (I’ve been doing my own practice each day for Yoganary) and that first one slayed me for some reason. Sore for two full days.
Overall, twitchy, preoccupied and, yes, just weary. This is just not my favourite time of year in general. I wish I could do what the dog does, curling up in his antianxiety bed (see pic).
The weather should start to warm a bit now. Hoping that, and it getting light earlier, will loosen my brain a bit.
Anyway, in general, I love travel – a visit to the farm shop, the next village over, short or longer trips, all good – and am looking forward to this trip even though I realised I really messed up the outbound trains (very early morning from here and then a tight run across London to the next leg of the journey – not sure what I was thinking, or if I was thinking at all) — and I like train travel best of the modes available.
I won’t be bringing perfume on this, as I’ve discovered what looks like a great perfume/smell shop where I’m going. So, that’s on the list, with a set of things I’d love to get in sample form.
Other than that the plan is to move from desired place to desired place with a lot of vaguely watching the world go by doing what it does.
There’s a saying here that ‘a change is as good as a rest’. Here’s hopin’ – ‘cause I sure need both.
How about you? Is this one of your months or are you happy to see it sliding away?
Pics: me and Pexels