Happy New Year!
I hope you and yours are safe and healthy and not too bored or too stir-crazy or too crazy-crazy.
It’s a little overcast and slightly chilly here today. We’re roasting a turkey for dinner – we had one in the freezer, and why not? Carpe the whatevs, right?
Otherwise – the day has mostly been alternating between sloth and pottering about. In a parallel universe somewhere, Don and I are coming to the end of our Christmas trip in Japan. Fortunately in this universe, the flights were refunded.
Last year was a strange and somewhat transformative one for me. I feel generally more calm and mellow, and definitely less inclined toward relentless (often pointless) productivity. I lunched with Dishy(ex)Boss in mid-December and he described me as “centred” which I was kind of delighted by. I’m by no means always calm and centred, but I try very hard to give less fucks about pointless nonsense. No social media and largely giving up doom-scrolling news has very much helped with this. I cannot recommend it more highly – set yourself free.
I’m not back at SML until 11 January. So a glorious ten days before me to do whatever I will. Mostly this will be smashing out chores (there is a quite mountainous pile of ironing waiting for me), but I’m also quite motivated to complete a cross stitch that I started for Don a few months ago which has been sitting unloved on my other desk. Definitely want more analogue activities in my 2021!