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So, I read people have given up….

On staying clean and deodorant, and it made me think…

But before we go there, remember stay home, stay safe and protect your health services where ever you may be. There is talk of lifting the Corona / Covid-19 isolation/stay at home, but lets not all rush out there at once and then run the risk of a second, third or fourth wave. We’ve in the main done well and kept safe, don’t mess that up now…. please.

So where were we? That’s right I’d read that many people have given up on staying clean, showering, deodorant etc as they were not in work. Whilst I initially laughed it off, I then thought, oh actually there is some truth in this. 2 days since the last shower, recycled tshirt…. oh dear god what savage have I become?

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So I hit the shower hard today, getting to all those hard to reach places! I even used the moisturising shower gel that leaves the bath extra, extra slippery. This will do no doubt come back to hurt me later when I slip in fall. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve not become some “stinking hobo” over night, and apologies to those hobos who don’t smell, but some times social isolation does funny things…..

For the rest of the day, it’s house work and tidy up, whilst the gammon slow cooks for the next 4 hours…. its already been in for the same.

Catch you laters.

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So then, what’s occurring?

So after the last post saying it have been a while, I’ve been shopping and am now sitting in the garden, with a beer in easy reach, and garden party play list care of spotify playing across the garden.

I end up writing stuff down, when either:

  • My head is fuzzy
  • I am thikning to much
  • I am bored
  • I feel the need to write

I think, its a mixture of the lot this time, and I did think about posting a few weeks back but never quite go there.

First up – Covid19 / Corona

Well if you don’t know about this, then I would suggesting running quickly back to your cave or where ever you’ve been hiding. It might be safer there…..

Certainly a global pandemic wasnt on the plan at the start of the year, but its here so we deal with it. Like many people, its been work from home (WFH) for me after 4 weeks out in Manchester for the company. It’s an adjustment right enough, but life is plodding on. If you’d told me I would have to queue for a super marker, and maintain social distancing, wipe all the surfaces all the time, and hand gel all the time, I wouldn’t have believed you but its the new norm.


Next Up WFH

So working from home is a thing now, and I’ve set my self up a home office, and the other half has the other part of the table ready set up for home working when it’s allowed. It’s different, and probably not for me in the long term but it works. Technology has really helped. I’ve been lukcy and i thank the company for that.

Harveytheev.vip

Another loose project I started was www.harveytheev.vip in planning for out new car, when the Seat comes back in August. A slow start but its coming, a long way from Korea I think. Fully electric, so that’s different

The parents

Cheating as I can as this links back to Covid… but they’ve been self isolating which is the right thing to do. I think they’ve almost enjoyed the shopping we’ve been doing. It’s fair to say we don’t always shop for what they want.

To help them with everything going on and to communicate, we got them a Facebook portal to video chat, and they’ve taken to it quite well to be fair. Its been a surprise!

Break point….

I think i am going to stop here, my 3rd beer is calling, and the poor quality writing is only going to get worse.

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It’s been a while

Something said inside, it’s time to put fingers on keyboard and write some stuff down… not sure what stuff but stuff…..

Indeed, I look back at older posts and I see that in many cases, life has moved on, but the troubles are still real and often still the same. That means or it suggests for some things, I never got to that root cause, or made a change to make things different.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results

Einstein

But if it’s good enough for him, then maybe it’s good enough for me? Well may be not, if I am feeling compelled to write stuff down. So whats changed? A holiday , non-brexit, new job, so lots of stuff. Signed up to a gym to try to help out with the inevitable feeling slow and funky. I would add two sessions have really helped with my should, kneck and back which makes me annoyed as to why I am waited so long……

Next annoyance, is the grammer check underlining lots of my writing in red, I am going to ignore that.

A few days holiday probably have put me in a more reflective mood I guess which might have made me thing more about writing stuff down. Also I discover, that as my parents get older sometimes it makes me think more, so much to learn from them, so little time…. Add to that a I get older, and more stupid, needing a password manager is becoming more of an issue!

That’s a start isn’t it. Next time…

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Read between the lines…

So yesterday, changes did happen, and I tried to amend some of the bad habbits. I went for a swim after work and put a bit of exercise through the body. The steam room was fun, if not for being obscenely warm.  But, it is a start none the less.

During the day, more water was had, and thats important as I suspect thats a big one, I’ve missed from being good. I also managed breakfast, the chrunchy nut cornflakes, in an attempt to cut the amount of breakfast crap.

Lunch is more of a challenge as not been ready to make and prep, so thats the next one. But with honesty in mind that’s next week at the earliest.

So, it feels a bit of a mixed bag and keeping the head above water, but its treading water. More foundation blocks to be bulit and deployed and then a step change.

Cheers

S

 

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It’s beginning to untangle!

Well the good news, is that some of my thoughts have started to untangle and I am beginning to make sense about some of the things,  I want to tackle. Now, it might feel like or sound like procrastination about “getting on with it” but if i’ve not worked it out, then any action is doomed to fail, as 1) you tackle an issue and not the root and 2) is it even the right issue.

I struggled with that last sentence and even the choice of words of problem v issue. Now, they are two distinctly seperate things as an issue may or may not be a problem. So I am going with issue for now.

May be dissatisfaction?

Anyway, work to do….

Catch you later

 

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Pondering thoughts…

Hmmm, something have got to change, then becomes pondering thoughts, whilst you decide what or if to change. Now the decision is something has to ,

so thats easy then,  it gets more difficult to look for the what. I guess it depends on the scenario and what is going on, and indeed then what is the outcome!

And of course, that’s where I’ve come unstuck, I am usual ok at identifying an issue and then determining an plan of action as to what, when, where, who etc…. but I just can’t put a finger on it, or perhaps its locked away in a cupboard called denial. I’ve seen lots of old habits return and that’s disappointing if i am honest, and may be that’s what slowing me down.

Some more time, and idle thought is needed, as one thing I know is that I cant force it.

 

 

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End of the first working week…

So made it to the end of the week which is nice. The most appealing part has been that we’ve walked each day, and the milage has improved each day. Coffee switch made to Americano vs any milky coffee which is a step in the right direction. Next week sees the return to the sheep.

So this year, there is a motivation and a point. Not content with being huge this year, I’ve got a road trip planned in for later in the year which see’s me off to the USA. As part of this, it’s going to be hot hot hot, and there are also a number of roller coasters etc. As such, it won’t do me any harm to fix it. A few diet changes already filtering in, last huzzah tomorrow with food as part of a birthday and then we are done. Back on plan, to get on track

Wish me luck, going to need it.

 

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