A whole lot of nothing.
Is exactly what I’ve been up to as of late.
I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time lately working on things, contemplating life and strategizing from the comfort of my favourite couch (aka sitting and being lazy).
Doing a quick skim of my last several posts I realize there hasn’t been too much about what I’ve been up to as of late. And the reason for that is because there has been not a lot of significance to tell. If I’m going to talk about my day to day existence I kind of like it to have some meaning, but I’ve been too tired recently to extrapolate any from any of it, or too tired to write it (choosing instead to post a few from the archived drafts I’ve been plugging away at that I like to keep as back-ups). So I figured I’d just do a check in post. This is also how a typical week might look, so it might be better phrased there was nothing out of the ordinary for me, rather than that I’ve been up to nothing.
The Monday to Friday usual; work and flying to our remote sites. Technical issues needing fixing and reorganizing and testing… I’m not sure when or how it happened, but since our tech guy lives 5 hours away I somehow became the resident techie. (That’s actually a lie; I am the highest in seniority in my position with more years in than the last half dozen hires combined, and therefore the most experience with all of it, so I do know the how). I don’t mind, but I feel as if I really don’t have a clue what I’m doing half of the time, and it can be a pretty time consuming thing. But my bosses seem pleased with the work I’ve done, so that’s nice – and lately, it’s been a lot, so I ain’t gonna lie, it’s been a bit of an ego boost for me. What can I say, I’m a human! Then getting ready for my committee meeting next week. It’s the longest and most comprehensive agenda we’ve had yet, so I’m really looking forward to it (yes, I’m a weird one!).
My family had a big dinner together this past weekend to celebrate both of my parents birthdays and Father’s Day. It’s always nice to get together. It was a little bit quieter than most, as 2 of my siblings (and the one’s family) weren’t present, which changed the dynamic of our get together entirely. A stranger observing from afar might even have mistaken us for having some semblance of civility. And I got in lots of baby time with my darling little nephew. Who fortunately finally stopped wailing for the first time. So I think my sister was able to enjoy herself and relax for a bit.
That same weekend and later in the week the man and I went out for sushi and Chinese and watched a couple of movies.
The weather has been rainy, cool and windy almost every day of the last two weeks so it’s been a lot of indoor time. Cancelled our trip to the cabin last weekend (and likely again this weekend) because of the weather, but was supposed to meet up with some friends on the lake, which was disappointing. I haven’t really had any face time with my friends for a while now.
Might go to the march tomorrow (it’s Pride week here) if it’s not cancelled due to rain and if we don’t go to camp. I wore that shirt of mine all over and around town and at work today just in case I’m not in town to get to do it this weekend (Note to self, next time get any colour other than white). Also haven’t been feeling too well lately; it can never be just one thing. There is everything going around my office right now, allergies acting up, insomnia, my joints are telling me the weather (where did my youth go?), and something about the way I slept last night has caused such pain throughout my whole neck I’m still in fairly consistent pain even writing this so late into the evening. Which all explains perhaps why I spent my Friday night sipping on tea, writing this and having a Lord of the Rings marathon with my pooch.
My dog is becoming more entitled than ever. I’ve not only had to start keeping blankets over the silk duvet so he doesn’t mess it up, but now he’s taken my spot AND my favourite pillow.
Got some kick ass new tights from a friend’s direct sales clothing business (Silver Icing if you want to check them out) and I’ve been smiling all over town in these things… they’re the Neverland special release.
Browsing around the little gift shop my sister’s friend owns, I stumbled across these cute mugs, which I picked up in anticipation of Canada’s 150th celebrations, which starts next week. My boyfriend laughs at my silliness; I’ve never been much for special days and occasions (Christmas and my birthday excluded, of course haha) but since we’ve been together, it makes those occasions and holidays special being able to share them with someone special, and I’ve really started to get into holidays and special occasions – even down to making sure our drinkware is suited for the occasion!
I found myself a double rainbow while flying around last week!
And I just received my second award nomination, for the Unique Blogger Award, from Robin at The Robin’s Nest, for which I am delighted and honoured – but that’s a whole other upcoming post, so keep your eyes out for that coming soon.
I should probably insert an update here – if you’ve noticed that my timeline here is a little off it’s because I’m posting this Saturday afternoon rather than Friday evening, because frankly, greatness takes time – aka, I fell asleep before hitting publish last night.
So that’s about it. That’s me.
And how have you all been? Any of your own tales from the couch? Anything interesting, anything fun, any new finds you want to share? I’d love to hear it!