My last blog post was done on Tuesday, so I guess a brief recap would be in order. Since then, a lot, from the same location. No mileage, but a lot of work done indoors. On Wednesday, I took delivery of some model vehicles, that I’d ordered from the East London Travelshop
. Having said that, the Mercedes Citaro 453 bendi arrived with the wheelchair ramp broken off, and the rear concertina section hanging off! – so a replacement was very quickly despatched, and arrived on Friday! C was on a two-day course on Thursday and Friday, so away all day (not home at lunchtime), and on Thursday, the rest of her Christmas arrived, along with a title that I’d ordered for myself, and I was able to get all the Christmas gifts packaged up in time.
Also on Friday, the first load of Open Uni
books and CD/DVD’s arrived. Saturday, and the new paper edition National Railway Timetable (2832 pages!) has arrived, with another gift for the both of us from Steve K (thanks!), along with some back issue SEC
journals that I’d ordered. Other train timetables and the like have been arriving too, along with Christmas and New Year booklets/leaflets next! Today I also received my appointment from Genetics at Addenbrooke’s
– it will be early in January, which was a lot quicker than I was expecting, given the letter that stated I’m in the queue (see previous comments) from Genetics. We’ve even been given a parking place badge for the day – parking spaces at Addenbrooke’s (other than the multi story car park) are thin on the ground!
Aside from what’s been coming in and going out (and from having virtually all the Christmas stuff done – maybe a little early, but with just a week and a bit to go before the start of the holidays for us, and then things will open season!), we have been making some intense plans for December and January.
So, what’s made me happy today? Well, quite a bit. The feeling of being so far ahead, instead of so far behind. The feeling that I’m already looking forward to mid-January, and it’s going to be as lightly done as possible, with as little stress - assuming all that happens in the next few weeks happens as per plan! It’s not meant to be, but for reasons that may become obvious, it is. Well, better than crying about things. I’m moving forward, not backwards or sideways, and this next 4-5 week spell brings me to a 2-3 week cushion before starting the Open Uni stuff…*,
Was that a short happiness short enough for you, Elaine? :-)* which I’ve sort of worked out how to do it. 16 hours a week, that’s going to be after C comes home from lunch 1200-1300, and before she comes home around 1730. So, four hours or so a day, five days a week, is 20 hours, which allows for missing a day if I don’t feel up to it. It’s also a relatively quiet time, but will also allow me to flex away (if needed) for other things.