Oh my, I feel as though this week has lasted for about four hundred years. I haven’t been at work but I have been committed to something else non-fun so it has been a bit of a limbo sort of week. In fact, I’ve had a sort of shut down in terms of social media and everything because I think I just needed some time to regroup. Besides, after our friends across the water decided to nominate a buffoon as President, there was plenty of excuse to stay away from the real world!
Anyway, enough about all of that, here’s what made me happy this week!
A chance to regroup:
I hadn’t realised how desperately in need of a break I was. I mean, I had been feeling pretty frazzled in general but, when I caught a cold this weekend and forced myself to lay on the couch all day, I felt so relieved. This general shutting myself off carried through to the rest of the week and it has been so lovely to allow myself time without guilt to just sleep, watch some TV, spend time with Greg, and relax. I haven’t been driving to work every day which has been a giant burden off my shoulders too. It’s the first time in a while that I’ve had time off without spending it organising every inch of my life so I feel quite proud of myself!
Hot water bottles:
You guys, my house is freezing in winter. It’s an old house with nooks and crannies and gaps and draughts and, as a person who needs virtually no encouragement to be chilly, I spend October until April trying to stay warm. This year though, there has been a game changer. HOT WATER BOTTLES. They’re amazing! I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before but they’re so super and they have basically changed my life forever because I don’t have to be cold anymore. Tell me that’s not something to be delighted about.
Trivial Pursuit with strangers:
Wednesday found me stuck in a waiting room with a group of strangers…waiting. All of us bored, antsy, and going nowhere fast, we spied Trivial Pursuit lurking around on one of the tables and promptly got a game going. I am terrible at general knowledge, but thankfully so was everybody else and we embarked on possibly the longest ever game of Trivial Pursuit known to man. It was hilariously competitive in a way that only a board game with strangers could be (everybody’s worst traits immediately revealed themselves) and before we knew it, we were like an estranged family at Christmas time.
You should know that I’m not a huge fan of Christmassing before December. Rather than that being because I’m a Grinch, it’s actually because I love Christmas so much that I’m worried about spoiling it by dragging it on too long. However, I ordered a hot chocolate in Costa this week and was subsequently offered a Christmas cup and a Christmas flavour. I decided to go for the toasted marshmallow hot chocolate which, when I removed the lid, I discovered was topped with GLITTERY MARSHMALLOWS. What the eff more could you want in terms of Christmas?!
Autumn / winter television:
It’s getting to that time of year where my TV schedule is totally packed thanks to the return of all of the awesome winter programming. And, because I’ve had a lot less on my plate than normal, I’ve actually been able to enjoy it guilt free! So I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve been an utter couch potato this week, consuming more episodes of Catfish and Masterchef than I could possibly tell you.
All of the things that made me smile this week were absolutely minuscule and sometimes, that’s okay. I haven’t done anything major, I’ve spent a huge amount of time in my pyjamas in front of the television, and I just wanted to be generally very insular. I think this is definitely reflected in this week’s happiness post but the focus for me was very much on the small joys, something which has been a delightfully refreshing change.
How was your week? What have you all been getting up to? What made you smile? I wanna hear about it!
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