This week the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I have been trying to slow down and be kind to ourselves. The internal less than friendly voice that nags me – Major Panic? – does not seem to like this. So, I’m doing what I can to just kick back and drift gently into Christmas. Perhaps it’s hangover of the now-now-now of work culture that needs to jog on for both of us.
Sure, there’s wrapping to be done and we do need to get a few items in food wise. With the kids being teens and neither Mrs J nor I feeling in need of anything in particular, I think this year’s wrapping activity may be thankfully low. Both kids are also out with friends, leaving us plus hounds. It’s a strange feeling after years of them being in the house every evening. Both, however, are fully masked up and took COVID tests before going out.
However, all that aside, we’re setting ourselves a goal of only two activities a day. One of those is getting out with the hounds, so hopefully we’ll be on track for an easy holiday and not – as Mrs J points out – running ourselves flat trying to make everything ideal.
I’m hoping I’ll make some time to write something up for 2021. I’m very grateful that the group has been able to meet, that Mrs J’s health seems to not be worsening, and I’ve remained working from home. T wise, as much as I’ve loved meeting with friends at Chams, on a personal note, I feel not having been out in the real world feels like a step back. I am also frustrated by the lack of progress on reform by the current government. But, hey, perhaps that’s about playing the long game. Well, fingers crossed eh?
Whatever you are up to in the run up to the holiday season, I hope things go well.