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December Recap

This one is going to short and sweet and mainly because when I look back I don’t want to see the jump from November to January on the blog and I can’t remember much.

The parentals had an overnight trip to visit my brother and so I was back on duty. It was only one night so not too disturbing to my routine.

Just before Christmas, one of my coworkers messaged me in the afternoon to advise me to stay home the next day. Seems that there were enough unrelated positive Covid cases that shut down the building to non-essential staff. If you could work from home, you were advised to stay home. The official email went out at 8pm… Since I was not scheduled to be in the office the next day, I was not affected but as someone who does not read work emails outside of work hours I would have been in the office the next day unaware.

I read 7 books in December. I started The Power of One back in 2013 and stopped part way through. And even though it is the basis for my favourite movie I still started back at page 1. I find I am reading way more romance novels that ever before. Mindless reading and happy endings for the win!

On Christmas Eve, I got back on the exercise bandwagon. I figured since I was working from home there was no reason I could not resume working out. I ended up working out for the rest of the month. 🙂

That about covers the it.

Hope all is well in your world.

November recap

I think all my travelling last month inspired my parents to do a bit of their own travelling. Only thing is that they have fur dependents who require care. Good thing I am such an agreeable soul. Full disclosure the most dog sitting I have ever done is a couple of walks, nothing more. So my parents had to explain the routine for their 2 dogs. Walks 3 times a day. Twice a day feedings. My new life for 3 weeks.

I will be the first to say that 3 weeks in someone else’s house is about 2.5 weeks too long. The first week I was sticking to my usual bedtime and learned that with the early morning walks I need to get to bed much earlier in order to not be grumpy since sleeping in was not an option.

I did learn that I do well getting up early when I have something to do that can not be postponed like a flight, meeting up with a friend or walking dogs. I was up every morning at 7am while at my parents’ house. It did not stick when I returned to my own home. 😦

I found having dogs to be a bit restrictive as it felt like I was always rushing back to take them out. It doesn’t help that they are old dogs and not going on schedule led to accidents. So I was very happy when my parents returned a day early. Although sleeping in my own bed was a bit strange as I live in an apartment and got used to not hearing anyone above me.

Three books were read during November. I really liked Anxious People. The other two were alright.

No exercising was done in November outside of walking the dogs. And walking my parents’ dogs is not really exercise as they walk slow and stop often.

That was November.

Hope all is well in your world.