Thursday 22 April 2021

What happened to the Week?

 Winters End Ram - I am so, so sorry. Hugs. I hope I didn't upset you.

Honestly, I could swear that it's only Monday. Where has the week gone? I seem to have been moving around a lot but I don't seem to have done much. I've done quite a bit of work on some writing today, so that's something.

I have reduced the ironing mountain a little by splitting my time with fifteen minutes ironing, fifteen minutes writing, fifteen minutes tidying, fifteen minutes writing etc. There are no great and wonderful successes, but it's been okay. I'll be carrying on with the whole 'fifteen minute' thing, though not tomorrow. I'm planning to actually take exercise and go for a walk, stock up on some shopping and then catch up on some more writing. I'll let you know if that actually happens. My track record in following plans is so bad you can see the fail from space.

I'm still a little shaken by the whole Super League thing. For those who don't follow football, or soccer, look away now. But I've been a passionate Liverpool supporter all my life. I remember seeing them at Anfield when King Kenny was playing and Hanson and Lawrenson were the impassable defences. I can't feel the same about them now. I wonder where things will go from here. To be fair, I think that the Fenway Group, who own LFC, were taken by surprise and John Henry's apology seemed pretty genuine. It just feels like something important to me is suddenly a little tarnished. I don't know where it will go from here. 

Hugs and good health to all. 


  1. The Super League was a disaster, but the fans have spoken and the clubs have obviously listened.
    Great idea to do 15 minutes ironing and then 15 minutes writing. I have found that when I have struggled getting things done, I have tried to do at least 10 minutes of a chore (and often done more once I get started). Going for a walk is a great idea, often helps.
    Hugs Libby

  2. I don't know much about football nowadays but I'd have thought if the superleague thing was of any value at all the participants would have fought harder to keep it going instead of bowing out as soon as people started commenting; therefore it sounds like it was of little value to anyone except the backers so probably good riddance.
    Splitting hours into sections seems like a good technique. I can idle away 15 minutes without being consciously aware of it, so having set things to do in set segments makes a lot of sense. Also I get bored very easily and find it hard to stand up for even a half hour at a time so a lot of my tasks do wind up being done in segments anyway, but I could increase that.
    I'm catching up on blogs having had a busy week. The gym has reopened so I've been trying to go every day and even though it's only a few minutes walk away it still seems to take up most of the afternoon. Stopping for coffee to watch the waves afterwards might have something to do with that, of course, but I feel like I've earned it!
    The new growth is seriously weighing down the trees opposite you. Not sure what you can do about it apart from a little guerilla pruning (when I lived in a village I was not above taking off a few low hanging branches when I was walking the dogs, at first during the late night walk but later in broad daylight. No one ever complained). This is on another level though and looks like it needs some serious hacking.
    Good on you for bringing up miscarriages - I don't know anyone who's had one which points to the fact that people don't talk about them very much. I know a lot of childless women and I don't think most of them avoided having children, unlike me. These things are usually better talked about. I'm not the one to do the talking as I don't have a maternal bone in my body and cannot truly understand that kind of loss, but I think it's important there are resources to turn to.
    Tomorrow I aim to clean out the fridge, make some of my own vegan sausages since most of the bought ones are so bad - Jack Monroe recipe - and, of course, go to the gym. Good luck with your tasks... I'm sure both of us will achieve something even if it's not everything we set out to do!