This week I made the conscious decision to just relax. Life does get stressful sometimes so this week I was intentional about making sure I got some rest and relaxation in. It is a half-term week here and even though we don’t teach anymore, we always seem to feel in our bones when it is half-term and somehow our body clocks remind us to take a break. Here’s how this week went.
An afternoon of relaxation
Sunday we went out to an afternoon tea organised by the women’s ministry department at church. It was really a fab affair that was simple and fun. I laughed so much that my face and neck hurt! Sometimes this is just what is needed to relieve some stress. It was a long time since we had gone out and stayed out in the dark! We are home bodies and don’t even drive at night so this was a fun and welcome difference to our regular routine.
On Monday we chilled at home, made oven jerk chicken, and also went to Screwfix to pick up the brackets that we were after for the new kitchen makeover. We found out that they came back in stock so we ordered online for a store collection. They look lovely in real life so when we went to collect them, we ordered another set just in case we want to use them in our laundry room makeover that is coming up soon.
You can get a sneak peek of the brackets and also of us at the tea party in this video below.
Tuesday was rather busy but still not too hectic. We left out to go to the gym and on the way there we decided to stop and get some products from the hair and beauty supplies shop on the High Street. Needless to say, we spent too long checking out the vast array of supplies so by the time we got back to the car, the gym session had already started. A brisk walk at the park in the slight rain was our ‘punishment’. We felt it was better to do this than to turn up a the gym when the ladies were in the middle of the aerobics session. Hopefully next week we will be on time.
After the walk, we returned home for some light computer work before leaving again for the dentist. This bit was okay as it was just my six-monthly routine checkup. I nearly had a heart attack though when I turned up at one of our rental properties for a scheduled inspection. The property is in need of repairs, especially in the bathroom and kitchen and I was taken aback to see that the family was living there without reporting that they were having problems. There was mould in the bathroom! Shocking! The toileting and hygiene facilities we are used to were very different from the ones being used in the property. My house definitely wasn’t built for that type of use. The problem is that the agency that rents it from me, has given these people permission to make changes even without consulting me. I honestly felt sorry for the family and I am determined to put things right in the next few days.
Does anyone still take the COVID jab? We had booked ours on the NHS app for a pharmacy on the High Street for Wednesday morning. The process went well, except that we found out just before having the jab that they use the Moderna vaccine. We are accustomed to having the Pfizer one so we hope there is no major issue. My arm was really sore and hot within a few hours after it so I had no choice but to just have some rest and relaxation.
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Thursday we got nothing done except for doing our hair which takes hours. The relaxation was spot on though, what with the rain beating against the windows and the breeze doing its best to clear away the fallen leaves. It was lovely not having to go out in it at all. I know some parts of the UK have been battered by the storm and still coming to terms with the damage. Not a nice half-term break for some, sadly.
Today will be another chilled and relaxing day. I hope to get some reading in too. I might even give myself a pedicure too.
Thanks to Anne for welcoming us to this weekly linky. Hopefully, everyone has had a good week.