Make it a half full glass


I think the best way to start this post is with a gentle sigh. One that’s a mix of thank goodness that’s over with a twist of tiredness and a wee dash of regret. You might call that the Middle Age Mojito ๐Ÿ˜‹ Actually, you may have your title. The Pink Flog? The Transcendent? ๐Ÿค”

Drink based ideas aside, the week felt like quite a slog of routine and very much pushing something heavy uphill. It turns out that I was ill with a stealth cold. There’s no typical symptoms, just feeling flat like you’ve not managed a good night’s sleep or you’ve been overdoing it for s few days. Come Thursday it was as if I’d been possessed by the library bothering and concentration breaking, Saint Sneezy McSneezeFace. ๐Ÿ˜‹

On listening to a few colleagues – although I’ve not been in work physically – this dose of lurgi seems to be doing the rounds at the mo. Luckily, the Ever Lovely Mrs J hasn’t caught it (given she’s shielding for health reasons).

Suitably masked, I made my way to Chams albeit very much in bloke mode. I was in two minds about going, but with only one set of keys and having the payment machine, not attending would’ve caused issues. Hopefully when we get our second set of keys, that problem will be reduced.

I’m feeling better than I was really in the week, and that may be a mix of the cold being on its way out, seeing friends last night, and that it’s the weekend. I’m a little miffed at missing the chance to be in my other attire, but fingers crossed the old T Stress Clock doesn’t overtighten between now and the Xmas Do next month. If I managed lockdown, I should be able manage the next few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚ Fingers crossed eh?

L x


    1. Thanks Susie. I think I’m through the weird discombobulated bit – or was that too much honey & lemon? ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a few occasional bouts of sneezing.

  1. FWIW I think I’m just finishing that same cold. Seems to be two separate ones that coincide.

    Glad you made the evening though, there’s something to be said for just being at a place with people you know and get on with.

    Get well soon and look forward to the next do!

    1. Yeah, that cold seems to be doing the rounds at the mo. Bah, humbug ๐Ÿ™‚ Still, a good time to send letters to people you don’t like ๐Ÿ˜‹

      I think once the fourth dose of tablets kicked in – “Wait. This is trans country!” ๐Ÿ˜‰ – I started to feel a bit more with it. Oh, and sad you say about being with friends, that’s a good thing. Let’s hope the mask helped keep folk safe.

    1. Thanks Sue. Perhaps if we keep both a shower curtain and Europe been us, the germs won’t spread? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hold on. We are talking about the sniffles and not the new COVID, yeah? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sorry to hear you’ve been full of cold, at least you’re on the mend. I’m sure you’ll manage the next few weeks of no dressing especially with a Xmas Do to look forward to. Did you give any more thought to what you’ll wear?

    I must admit you had me looking for a dress similar to your black one with the lace sleeves and sweetheart front. Where did you get it Lynn?

    1. TBH, it could’ve been a lot worse. I did feel really flat at the start of the week though. Proper empty fuel tank and it’s only Monday type of thing. Still, that was last week. ๐Ÿคž

      So, Xmas outfit. I am currently learning towards the red dress and trying not to buy anything ‘fast fashion’ if I can avoid it.

      The sweetheart front number is separates. The top is a bodysuit I’ve had for a few years. The skirt is, I think, La Redoubt if it’s the sequin number, or if it’s the velvet one, I think that’s Boden or Joe Browns.

      The bodysuit maybe from Amazon, but it’s been a few years. Oh, and a multi way bra with invisible straps helps too.

      I guess the nice thing about separates is you can mix them up to create a new look. I think I’ve also got a sheer sleeve top that works with either skirt too. I’m trying not to ‘invest’ in a pair of faux leather jeans because A) I’m nearly fifty, and B) when would I get chance to wear them? At next month’s Thunderdome* gig? ๐Ÿ˜

      I hope you find something that works for you. ๐Ÿคž

      ( * More modern post apocalyptic movie settings are also available ๐Ÿ˜‰)

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