calypte 14th April

Double checking myself there – April? Halfway through? Sheesh! o_O

Today finds me back in my own flat, after a lovely – if snoozy! – week of recuperation and being spoiled at my dad’s 🙂 It’s been good for me, I’m sure, but being back home might get me doing a little bit more – I’m quite surprised at how little I’ve ‘accomplished’ (I know, I know – that wasn’t the point!) in the last week. Everything I took home to amuse myself – stack of books, colouring book (yay!), zentangle stuff, paper, reviews backlog – went almost completely untouched! o_O Had images of getting stuck in to all the fun, creative stuff I tend to put off, but turns out napping away the afternoons really shortens your day! 😉

I did manage to spend almost 4 hours wandering around shops yesterday, as my first ‘outing’ in a week. Was a little intense – terrified of being bumped into – and exhausting, but good for me! As well as stocking up on some healthy, easy food, I treated myself to a new notepad (in the sale) and a cute little 1-portion (maybe a tiny bit too small?) lidded casserole, which was half price in Denby – been looking for one to try baked risotto. Have also added a new spiralizer like sm’s to my wish list – she made us amazingly lovely sweet potato noodles (stir fried, with meatballs, red pesto, and green peppers), which I’m keen to add to my repertoire – my little spiralizer is cute, but slightly difficult for anything not courgette-round-shaped! Think I’ve proved to myself that I like the output enough to upgrade 🙂

Today was more shops, as we stopped off for lunch (I wanted to treat my dad and sm) on the drive back to mine. Treats this time were two tops: one for work, and one very not-me but a lovely, summery, terracotta-coloured floaty thing that will need layered up for (a) Scottish weather, and (b) not showing off my armpits – new scarring aside, never liked to do that! Would be good to get better with layering, anyway, plus I just like the idea of trying some new options in my wardrobe. Spring fever, I suspect! 😉

Was also tempted to treat myself to a craft set I spotted the output of on pinterest – it’s a bokeh stamp set – but am more interested in seeing if I can DIY something to gain the same effect. So, I suppose you can say, while I might not have been too creative, I have been somewhat inspired by my wee break from everything! 🙂

Lots of creative pottering sounds good for the next wee while. I’ve got a busy few days lined up, right enough: one of my friends is in Edinburgh for a few days, so going to see her tomorrow morning, and I’ve signed up for the tai chi taster at Maggies on Saturday – turns out it’s at 10am for 3 (!) hours – not quite sure what that’s all about! I’ve also got K missing me like mad, apparently, so will have to see when I can meet her 🙂 Sunday and Monday look quiet, though (phew!), before back to the hospital on Tuesday.

Right now, though, pottering my way through the unpacking, and looking forward to some lazy time!

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Comments on: "calypte 14th April" (4)

  1. Turandot said:

    Enjoy your lazy time! So glad to read your updates, keep them coming!

  2. Seems like a bit of retail therapy has been doing the business and good to have some stuff lined up. 3 hours of tai chi though, that’s a lot!

    • It is for cancer patients, so I can’t suppose it’s a full 3 hours of tai chi-ing! Maybe some chat around what it is, the benefits, etc? Eh – nothing says I have to stay for the full time!

  3. I’m glad that you’re being extra kind to yourself and getting in loads of rest and relaxation!

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