Tuesday, 23 January 2018

surfacing



I am briefly surfacing to catch my breath, thought I'd squeeze in a quick post but realise that I have not much to say. It is a bit concerning because I have always got something to say. I also haven't got a single new photograph bar the one of Alistair above, wearing his favourite ever socks. I am regretting not using my camera this past weekend, it was a complete whiteout here, beautiful. We don't get snow often but when we do, we love it while it lasts. James and Alistair spent large parts of Saturday and Sunday outside, theirs was one epic snowball fight. We had several pairs of mittens and other essential snow gear on rotation. Annie joined them for a good while, which was nice. Jack loves the snow. His inner puppy is reawakened whenever there is white stuff on the ground. His white fur doesn't look all that white against the brilliant white of the snow! I enjoyed the snow mostly from the comfort of my sewing room and on Sunday only left the house because I had a work dinner scheduled.

This evening, when I found myself staring at hot cross buns in Tescos I was overcome by sheer exhaustion. I couldn't for the life of mine remember why I had come to Tescos in the first place. I walked up and down the isles, trying to remember. It occurred to me this "walk" was the only exercise I had today. I took the car to work so I could dash out for two hours to record a lecture off campus. It was a the air ambulance base and I was treated to a tour after the recording. Most interesting I have to say. The rest of the day I spent listening to other lectures. One was on mental health in low resource settings. It was an eyeopener and I am grateful to live in a country where mental health services are available and improving (although far from perfect). I was sad to miss the lecture on health economics in low resource settings, something which I am increasingly interested in. I'll treat myself to the recording when I have a couple of hours spare time. Far more interesting than the news and more inspiring, too.

I did evenuqtlly remember what I had gone to Tescos for. I am in my pyjamas now, trying to resist the hot cross buns that seem to have hopped into my shopping basket without me noticing.

Keep warm and dry my friends. Thanks for stopping by. xx









15 comments:

  1. Oh I remember those weeks. Standing blankly in the supermarket isle, wondering why I was there. I did think of you when I saw the snow symbol over Glasgow. Viewing it from your sewing room sounds the perfect place. Memories of my Jack Russel 'Happy' in the snow many years ago and memories of how yellow his white fur looked. Hopefully increasing light levels will give you a boost. Roll on spring :). Love the socks. B x

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  2. I often go to the fridge and forget why I went, not good. We had a light dusting of snow in Lincolnshire at the weekend but not enough for the teens to plan getting snowed in, honestly! I sent QT out in the snow but he ran straight under a bush, ate some grass and then came back in. Have a good week, Cathy x

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  3. January's can make blogging hard. Once I do wish complaining about the weather I don't have a lot to say.

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  4. i'd come and roll around in the snow! I cycled to uni today, arriving at 8am with one sodden t-shirt under my backpack - the humidity at 8am was a killer already. the country has run out of fans apparently!

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  5. I wouldn't have been able to resist the hot cross buns either.

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  6. You’ve made me want a hot cross bun! The mental health lectures sound really interesting. No snow here, but Ted always looks yellow in it too. Hope you have a good week x

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  7. Life's like that sometimes (if I didn't write a blog, I'm sure I'd be continually asking myself, 'But what did you do?'). So go butter that hot cross bun, sit back and enjoy. You've earned it!

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  8. I hope you treated yourself to a hot cross bun... it sounds like you needed it. Xx

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  9. I did the opposite this week. I went to the supermarket without my list and remembered everything on it apart from ready roll pastry and I can make that at home so I was mighty proud of myself! We had a little snow here over the weekend - the nice sort that sticks to trees and the verges but not the roads. Stay warm dear friend. Jo xx

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  10. I hope you can get some time to yourself soon, to rest and regroup. Take care, Christina.

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  11. Your little man is so cute.. and I noticed those wonderful socks right away. I think we all at one time go into the grocery store and wander down the aisles wondering what it was we wanted.. that's why I always have a list with me. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. My camera is almost hibernating. It's too cold, or too icy, or too dull. When it does snow, driving to get a decent shot can be problematic.

    Oh, forgetting what I was there for drives me crazy. I seriously think I may be in cognitive decline. It worries me; it's in the family.

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  13. Lovely photo of your son in his fav socks.Hot Cross Buns !! hadn't thought about them yet lol,mind you how can you resist,they are soooo yummy my friend makes her own.No snow here in St.Agnes only hailstones and plenty of them oh and of course the wind.I Love your lil dog can we have a photo of him,he is so cute.Hugs

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  14. About a year ago, I started carrying a notepad to the grocery store and before then had been using scraps of notepaper. The benefit of the notepad is that it allows me to leave items not purchased on the list and to cross off those that have been bought. And, yet still some items are forgotten! Hot cross buns would have been shouting at us along with some hot cocoa. Nice photo of your son and great socks too😊

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  15. Except for a hockey game or two and a few grandie shots, my camera has pretty well been in storage this winter. It's not been the most appealing winter here with some almost record-breaking cold followed by rain or at least melting.

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