So of course l picked the hottest day of the year to start wearing latex gloves. I actually bought a box of them when I was out early last week and then temps got up to 38º (and probably more in the city centre) over the weekend. Yes, it was fucking hot. But I really had to take out the rubbish so thought it would I should try out the gloves. Single use, about 35 cents a pair, lightly powdered inside so relatively easy to put on. Have to admit that I did feel a bit “safer” with them on, but yeah, hands got pretty sweaty. Though not as bad as wearing the plastic bags at El Corte Inglés supermarket. Hello new normal.
One hour before this shot, and about an hour and a half after, it was totally bucketing down with rain, but I managed to find a quick sunny hour to do my rooftop walk. It’s been like this a couple of days this week, so I can’t complain because I thought I wasn’t going to be able to take any walks at all. The other thing is that cooler temps are back with the rain, so I still haven’t had to use the aircon, thus saving some €€€.
I don’t want to say that living in confinement has become easy, but if you don’t fight it then you end up just going along with each day and carping the diem. Because I can’t really plan much, my days are more about the quality of them, how much I enjoy them, rather than on being productive, setting goals etc. Am I crazy to think that if I keep on with this relaxed come-what-may attitude then I might get back in touch with… me? And thus get a clearer idea of what I should do next?
Things I haven’t been doing… making up biz plans for “whenever” or “whatever”, taking online courses, giving online courses, reading books, making travel-food videos to sell online, making podcasts to promote my biz, listening to podcasts, writing “lockdown” articles to try and sell (or for that matter writing anything to try and sell), losing weight.
Things I have been doing… getting up WHENEVER. Cooking. Drinking wine. Being online a lot with social media and chats, reading articles. Exercising (walks and workouts). A bit of tv, some housework, the occasional (mostly accidental) nap, enjoying my cats. And letting my imagination run free.
It feels a bit like being in a state of incubation (possibly an unfortunate term to use right now) with ideas just floating around and waiting to see which ones will develop and hatch. This is a much more passive me, I usually want to get out there and get stuff done, have a plan, make things happen. But for the moment I’m just going with this, because something is telling me this is the way for me to go. Stay tuned!
Wow, first Official Sandal Weather day keeps breaking records. Last year it was on February 28th, and previously the earliest date on Casa Az record was March 9th 2015. Ah well, the planet may be dying, but my toes are happy. Realised today that I need new sandals this year, and a proper pedi, but for now this will do. 🙂
It was one of those days. Woke up to the sound of rain pounding on the patio roof, and it didn’t let up all day. By noon I decided it was going to be a PJ day and the cats and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Got some work done, did a bit of cleaning, cooked a lovely garam masala, netflixed, listened to music… and now back to bed! Sun should be out again tomorrow, and I will be too. 🙂