Starting again

Discussion in 'Rebooting in a Relationship' started by Acky31, Jan 14, 2021.

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    Yesterday was really busy and today has been busy too but not quite as bad. It doesn't help that what once took 5 mins now takes 30 mins meaning when it's busy, it seems even busier. This 4 day week feels longer than a 5 day week, and I'm ready for the weekend. Hopefully there will be nothing more stressful this afternoon and I'll be happy going home!
     
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    This weekend has been decent, but tiring as the little one hasn't been sleeping well recently on a night, so we're pretty tired again as usual. On Saturday we didn't even get dressed. I never have PJ days, it makes me feel like a slob, and like I'm wasting the day, but I couldn't be bothered on Saturday, so we didn't do very much.

    Yesterday was just a normal Sunday with the standard awful grocery shopping experience (I quite dislike shopping, especially the pressure of packing bags at the end of the shop when there is a queue watching, waiting and judging your packing ability... )

    Today has been okay. Its been fairly busy, and there has been quite a bit to do, but it's not been too stressful.

    What I feel like we need is a good relaxing family holiday that has been sorely missed the past couple of years. Last year we should have been abroad twice for different things, and we ended up being locked down instead, so I hope that we will be able to get away this summer!
     
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    It's a gorgeous day today, nice and warm spring day. This morning I had to scrape ice off the car though, so it's hard to decide how many layers to wear. But I'm currently enjoying a coffee, sat in my car, listening to music with the windows down, soaking in some vitamin D.

    This weekend we will be doing some work in the garden. The first day this year where we will have done any real garden work, and it's to fix a nearly broken fence. I think we will hopefully get chance to do more than the fence (which also is in desperate need of a coat of paint) and get some other gardening done. I look forward to being able to do a bit more shopping for those things with the family. Recently the only shopping I've done has been a lonely weekly grocery shop which I actually kind of hate... Roll on a lockdown "free" summer!
     
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    Today is a busy day, but going okay. Better than yesterday, as I was really tired and lethargic, I could really motivate myself to do anything... This morning though, I listened to a porn free radio podcast about changing your state. One of the things it discussed was the idea that you feel how you think and how you can think your way to feeling different. Essentially thinking positive thoughts, looking for something good instead of focusing on the bad can help you change the way you feel, so its something I have tried to practice this morning, and I think it's helpful, I certainly feel better than I did this time yesterday.

    Still looking forward to home time though but the weather while I'm sat out with my lunch is helping my mood too!
     
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    So, had a strange end to the week. Tuesday afternoon I found out that one of my colleagues passed away, she was only 28, but she had several health problems and was having heart surgery, which she had had before, but she didn't make it through this time, after a 15 hour operation. That hit me harder than I expected and the moral in the lab was notably shaken. The day after was pretty quiet in our usually loud and enthusiastic department.

    Despite the news, work still went on, and was still busy. There is no relenting, even during hard times.

    Thursday and Friday I was studying from home in an online course with other healthcare scientists for leader and education training, which was very good and emphasised a lot of tools and ideas that were very relevant to work and to addiction. Tan walked in at one point and thought I was listening to a recovery podcast.

    The weekend went better and we enjoyed some sunshine while I helped my father in law install a new ceiling to his conservatory, and we had food and a drink with them before heading home. Yesterday was a regular Sunday with grocery shopping, tidying and Sunday lunch and visiting my dad and brother with the kids.

    Today is back to the grind, with a busy day ahead, and some training ahead for the rest of the week with a new member of staff to the department, hopefully putting some new tools to good use.
     
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    This week has been really busy,and has flown over. I've been training a new person in my section and they have been a godsend really, as they have picked things up well so have been able to help quite a bit with some of the tasks. Got a lot to do before the 3 day bankholiday weekend starts though.

    The lab feels a bit better after the terrible news last week that one of our colleagues passed away, and we have decided to raise money for a memorial garden for colleagues working at the hospital, where we will plant trees and have benches etc in memorandum.

    I am however looking forward to this weekend, even if the weather is forecast to be sub par...
     
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    This weekend has been good. The girls slept at their grandparents on Saturday leaving us only the little man to look after overnight. It didn't feel like a rest, but it did make it easier. Back to work today after the Bank Holiday (which was, as expected, dreary and cold weather wise) and it feels like I have not had a rest, I'm knackered again. Weekends never seem long enough to recover, even the long ones...

    Today is going okay though, and although this morning has been a bit stop start, we have been productive and managed to get the bench clear before lunch, though it will likely be filled again after we return. I have other work to do this afternoon which has a deadline of today.

    This weekend we had a phone switch, and I've moved on to a new phone, selling the old, which can be a stressful time. Annoyingly we didn't get all the accountability apps etc set up before I started work today. It will have to be a priority tonight though, for Tans peace of mind. I have not had any issues with an unlocked phone today though.
     
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    This weekend has been mostly spent inside due to the rain, but the occasion the sun was out, the girls raced out to play in the garden. When the sun is out its nice, but it has been pelting down today again too. The sun is out one minute, and it's raining the next. Can't plan anything by it.

    I'm busy today sorting meetings and audits, and will be back to working in a section of the lab I haven't done in 18months or more on Tues and Weds which will be interesting getting back on the horse. Kind of looking forward to it, but it's quite a stressful and pressurised section to be on so hopefully I pick it back up quickly...
     

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