The last month has gone a little something like this:
- mad frenzy to get all work done before Christmas;
- mad frenzy to wrap all remaining pressies up before Christmas;
- mad frenzy of Christmas;
- Boxing day, in a bit of a mad frenzy;
- All the illness
- New Years Party (ON DUDES!)
- Littlest’s 8th Birthday
- Back to work
- Back to school
Of course the proper grind starts this week, I was back to work in the Phoney Work period last week- the roads were still unclogged by parents on the school run and commuters- so there were no classes or extra curricula lessons. I could come and go (almost) as I pleased. Today I had to drop the eldest off in the rain on my way in and have to rush back to feed them all before taking the two eldest to music lessons.
Come the weekend it will be almost like the ten day break had never happened. I’m still not very well, I managed quite a lot of sleep over the weekend, rather too much for someone who isn’t ill:
Fri/Sat bed at 11pm, woke up at 11:45am
Sat/Sun bed at 11pm, woke up at 10:35am
Sun/Mon bed at 8:20pm, alarm woke me up at 7:20am
Anybody who asks me what I did over the weekend, the answer is “sleeping”
— Daddacool (@daddacool) January 6, 2020
The next day I’ve got scheduled off work is mid/late February, so I think a few more nights like I had at the weekend are probably in order.
Almost everyone had the hump by the end of the break as nobody got to do much of what they wanted to do- I wanted a day out at the seaside but we were all too ill, wifey wanted to swap a couple of cabinets over but we were all too ill, we wanted to go and see the new Star Wars movie but, yes, we were all too ill, and so and and, cough cough cough.
New Year’s resolutions fell by the wayside in a helter skelter of illness but there is one thing I’m sure to be fit enough for, and that’s my first session in the Shape Up St Albans fitness campaign. No, this isn’t something I’ve blagged as a blogger, it’s a course run by Watford FC Sports & Education Trust for blokes of a certain age, weight and BMI. Sadly I smashed all the numbers for a place, and I’m looking to try and get myself going again. Last year was difficult for me in a number of ways, and a lot of sitting around and comfort eating occurred. Hopefully this will kick start me and mean that at some point in 2020 I can once again go back to weighing myself in stones rather than KGs (stones are too depressing at the moment). I like being fit and active but don’t so much like the process of getting from being unfit and lazy to being fit and active. Wish me luck!