Did you enjoy your summer/winter solstice? I love both the longest and shortest days of the year. So dramatic and change-y. I’ve been thinking about things and taking stock – halfway through the year seems to be a good time to do this!
Small steps first, right? I can look at the good and the bad of the last week, and what I hope for this week. That’s a good place to start.
Last week I didn’t run enough (my ankle is a bit sore and won’t get better even with lots of rest) and burnt my wrist when cooking – so that’s the bad.
I went for a run with a friend and found that going at a slower pace than usual let me run (24mins) without making my ankle worse, although I really want to be doing 28mins at a pace that really pushes me. Still, I want a good ankle even more! So this is a good compromise. I also cooked lamb shanks based on this recipe for the first time (and they were delicious), found a great independent fruit and veg market that is a millions times better (and cheaper!) than the supermarket, and stated thinking seriously about getting a house – and even went to look at one! So all of that is very good.
I’ve been feeling extra nesty lately and really want to have a house. I am dreaming about having an old house wih high ceilings, and floorboards, and a fireplace, and a garden that’s big enough for me to grow some vegetables. Maybe rocket and tomatoes and zucchinis. I could even have chickens! I could decorate my vintage house in pale blues and greens, hang some more deco mirrors up and have plants on the windowsills. I am so, so ready to have windows and direct sunlight coming in, and a shed for the bikes. This week I will be thinking about this seriously. This would be very, very good!
And you? What was your week like, and how’s the coming week shaping up? I hope the good out-weighed the bad!