Went into work late by accident and then found out that I was only doing a half day anyway so I only went into work for 2.5 hours and now I’m in bed listening to Christmas songs.
Since getting back from my last contract abroad I’ve been looking after myself and not taking on too much work so I feel much better than I did for a few months
Really started to enjoy exercise again and getting back into running, feeling really strong atm and I know I’m getting fitter
Managing to avoid going mad on the sugary stuff this December (I usually decide that it’s fine to eat a mince pie every day and knock back the booze because “it’s Christmas” then feel like shit for weeks after)
Got paid a fat invoice yesterday worth about two months’ salary for one massive job
Getting the tree on Saturday
Molly Moo turned 1 today and is being spoilt rotten. That’s enough for me.
Since going on a completely gluten free diet in the summer my health has improved greatly. i should have made this change years ago but I’m happy I’ve done it!
Moving in with my girlfriend has been great. It’s amazing to have our own space and that we’re able to make a home together.
I’ve improved my bass playing and general musicianship no end this year, very happy with that.
My grandmother is in the best health she’s been in in years. I’m delighted that she’s healthy and happy going into her ninetieth year!
i’ve been feeling the most stable, calm and positive that i have done in years, despite the huge move, and i’m hoping that i’ve found the right combo of meds
things are ticking along pretty well here with regard to meeting new people and looking for work
things have improved a fair amount with my family recently
can get potato smileys here
going on an adventure to see the sabres play on saturday with some new friends
won two awesome raffle prizes yesterday
Working from home today
I had a cheeky pint in the Basketmakers at lunchtime. It was just going to be a half, but the barman recognised me, got my pint glass (which was a 40th birthday present from my other half) down from the hook and asked what I was having. So that meant I had to have a pint, right?
Off to see the Cardigans tomorrow night for the first time in more than twenty years
And oh yeah, on Saturday I’m off to for a whole month - my longest break without work or study for at least 25 years
This is absolutely not in any doubt whatsoever
Aww Marty you’re the best x
Just got tickets for me and my partner to see Richard Dawson in Newcastle in January.
Started running again after a 2 month break for an injury/anxiety re-entering the fray. Did 9k in 46 mins which felt good and really boosted me.
Playing Spider-Man on PS4 and it is genuinely nice to play something that reminds me of playing video games as a child, just joyous to swing around and escape for a bit.
Big one today, I didn’t curl up in an anxious mess and think about some dark thoughts due to my PhD today. Didn’t really get any work done, but I didn’t give into the darkness like I have the rest of the week, which will get into the weekend in a good mood!
Have you changed names?
really happy with my raffle prizes (haircut from @he_2 which I’m gonna get in January and will post pics of and proofreading by @stupidsexyflanders which I will probably use for a proposal I’m writing (so not too long - don’t worry!)
I’m being taken out on a date for Japanese food to make up for my cinema mix up the other night
volunteering stuff going really well - got a couple of training days lined up
political organising stuff going well and I’m really enjoying getting to know local socialists
parents visiting this weekend and getting to see their grandcatchild
found a really interesting research project that I might apply for…
just posted the first batch of xmas cards
I haven’t, always a Chebbles
Ah well, hey! I don’t think our paths have crossed. Glad to hear about all the positives
this thread has made me smile and well up so many times.
still getting a warm happy glow whenever I think about raffle stuff, the amazing gifts you guys got me, or when I think about different people getting their prizes and how exciting that is for them.
I managed to alter the bracelet I wanted to wear to my nan’s funeral so it wouldn’t fall off my tiny wrist and do so in a non-invasive way so I can put it back how it was. It might sound really inconsequential but I rely a lot on physical objects as grounding points so it became disproportionately important that I wore this bracelet.
one particular strand of my personal life is really great rn.
Loving the format you’ve gone with gp!
Feel like I’m getting a grip on my studies after being quite stressed at first
Got a fair bit of time off coming up
We’ve got a trip to Japan to look forward to over Easter
Had a really nice lie down with my cat before and she briefly wasn’t trying to bite me
Had a couple of papers accepted in good journals recently