Thursday, 11 January 2018

Wednesday: Woohoo!


Hump day is a phrase that I've heard  before, used to describe Wednesday as it's slap bang in the centre of a typical working week.   By its afternoon you're over a metaphorical hill and on the descent towards the next weekend.    As of yesterday it became a special day for me.  I put in extra hours on other weekdays and as a reward get a midweek break from my existing NHS job.  So  my usual working pattern means that I'm never in the office for more than two days in a row.  Even though most people seem to use four day working to take a longer  weekend I personally think that having Wednesday off rocks. Tuesday night suddenly became really rather exciting.

No lie in though.  There's a  still a teenager to get to school .  After dropping Louis off for the  bus I headed back home via Aldi for cheese and tinned tomatoes and ended up semi-impulse purchasing a new roasting tin.    My old one's been a sorry state for a while and I had it in the back of my mind to replace it.  After a quick coffee with  Mr Metrosexual who was still in his pyjamas when I called at his house  I  did some work on my other much more sensible dementia themed blog.   Mr Metrosexual then reappeared at lunchtime.  I can see he might be a distraction.  He gets a bit lonely in retirement and seemed delighted that I'm around to entertain him midweek when nearly everyone else is working.    We went for a stroll along the breakwater and celebrated my new found freedom....with chips!  Such a lovely day with the calmness of the sea in contrast with those crashing waves at the weekend.  Lots of cormorants spotted doing their usual disappearing act.

The planned afternoon return to beavering to kickstart my own business properly went a bit awry.  All those carbohydrates  and the fresh air could have been the reason that I became very sleepy.  Fifteen minutes of meditation practice somehow turned into a full blown siesta!   But all was not lost.   I have compiled a rather lovely 'To Do' list  to steer my venture in the right direction.  Do not beat myself up and  ease in gently are my mantras.  After all when I start to draw in those customers shortly as planned there might little opportunity for  impromptu slacking!

6 comments:

  1. Chippy chips are lovely as an occasional treat, but somehow taste even better when eaten outside by the sea! Hope the new business venture turns out to be just what you want it to be.

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    1. Thank you very much and glad you approve of my occasional treat which by the way were supplemented with a mound of cheese! xx

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  2. Wise choice, Julie, to have Wednesday as your business day. The Monday/Friday thing definitely spells long weekend and you also seem to miss outbon the holidays with that pattern. Good luck with developing your consultancy and you must have needed some restorative sleep yesterday, so remember from now on it’s a power nap! Catriona

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    1. I'm actually thinking of working the Wednesdays at Bank Holiday time when I'm not off for the whole week. It'll mean that I can have more full weeks off to pop off on my travels. xx

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  3. For myself,I have to feel comfortable & settled in my own life before I can achieve anything.So to feel at ease with my lot would be of great importance for me to concentrate on anything for long x

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    1. Yes sometimes I have to ease into things too. xx

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