Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Was disturbed from my sleep this morning by loud noise from a nearby construction job. Thought it would go away but it didn’t. It was 8:00 but I wasn’t ready to get out of bed. Thought the noise would stop after 30 minutes but it didn’t so decided to go to the gym and workout after I had some breakfast.

When I returned from the gym, the noise was still going on. Guess this flat isn’t as quiet as I originally thought. In the early afternoon the noise stopped and I was able to take a decent nap. I have my priorities…

Worked on some financial projects then had some dinner. Had two chicken breasts that I thawed out earlier, pan fried them in butter then put them in the oven to finish cooking. Boiled some small potatoes and a side of peas. Easy dinner.

Watched a couple of episodes of Great British Bake Off and a documentary of the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Hindi teacher/personal secretary. This documentary was recently made into a movie that I’m planning to see.

Just as I was thinking about going to bed, I received a text with an invoice from the firm that handles my conservatorship bond. I’d forgotten all about it. I sent an email to the company asking about the invoice in August and never heard back. Was going to use their return email as a reminder to pay the invoice. Turns out the person I sent the email to responded to my old email address. Why? I don’t know. I called their office and she wasn’t in, but spoke to her assistant. I finally got an email back from the person to whom I sent the original note. Frustrating, but I guess it was my mistake for not following up. Being frustrated is not the way to end the evening.

Eventually I got some sleep but woke up at around 3:30 a.m. wide awake. So got up and had some tea and toast. By 5:00 I was ready to sleep again. Tomorrow I’ll get the check in the mail to cover my annual bond payment, which they will pro-rate the refund as soon as my cousin’s estate closes.

My goal for this next month is to be okay with accomplishing as little as possible in one day. Yes, I’m still trying to learn how to enjoy each day, whether I’ve accomplished anything or not.



2 thoughts on “Tuesday, 10 October 2017”

  1. I had a lot of guilt when I first retired if I didn’t do big things every day too! Now I just enjoy! Catching up on your blog (it’s harder going backwards tho! )! Miss you!

    1. I’ll get used to being retired, someday. To make reading easier, you can select the month then go back to the last page. Like to page 3 and then you can read in order. A little easier…

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