Thursday, 22 April 2021

Thursday

I'm on a bit of a roll! Yesterday was another productive day and quite a few little tasks are now ticked off the list as well as the rather bigger unplanned reorganising effort. There's still tidying to do in three rooms but that can wait until I spring clean them ... no idea when that will be!

I tuned into the Life Coach session yesterday morning but I only stayed for about 10 minutes and won't bother with any future sessions run by this person. I've sent some feedback to explain why, and I did notice that the number of participants was much lower than last week so maybe others are feeling the same. The Nutrition Club was a chance for participants to say how they were getting on, ask for advice if needed, and say what other topics they'd like to be discussed in future sessions. There's always something to take away from this session - today was that cinnamon and turmeric are good for reducing blood sugar and that Moroccan recipes use a lot of these spices. Also that glucosamine helps with joint pain and a good natural source of glucosamine (which is very expensive to buy as a supplement) is bone broths and chicken stock.

It's the Indian cooking session today but it looks like it's a repeat of the very first session, which explained all the different spices and showed how to roast cumin and corriander seeds, so I will probably give it a miss for this week. It means that the whole day is free so I will run a few errands in town first thing and then see what I feel like doing. I want to get some more cash from the bank, buy some bread (which I stupidly forgot to get on Tuesday) and spend some of my Christmas tokens, so it's nothing that will take too long and all of these can wait if it is too busy and I start to get stressed. I'll go for a walk at some stage today but I don't think it'll be warm enough to want to take a picnic with me.

I've treated myself to a ticket to see Six at the Theatre Royal in Bath in December. As things stand at the moment I don't feel at all comfortable about going to the theatre, even with all their Covid safety arrangements, but December is many months away and the situation will hopefully have changed for the better by then. I decided that there are three possible outcomes - we'll either be back in lockdown which means my money will be refunded, or things will have improved so much that I will feel confident about going, or I will decide not to go and will give my ticket to someone else and accept the loss of the money. I'm hoping for the second possibility as I had a ticket to see this show in early 2020 but it was cancelled when we went into lockdown. It's too far ahead to worry about but I am excited to have the first proper 'normal' event in the diary to look forward to. 

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  1. You really are on a roll - isn't it a satisfying feeling!!
    xx

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  2. Good to feel you're on a roll. I used to give glucosamine tablets to my dog when she was getting older and stiff and they certainly did help with her joint pain. I didn't know it was found in bone broth and chicken stock, good to know. I hope your theatre visit goes ahead although I am fearful we'll go back in lockown in wintertime as I'm sure the virus loves cold weather but all we can do is hope and pray for the best. I agree it's good to have something to look forward to, I'm just a worrywart.

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    1. I wouldn't be at all surprised to be back in lockdown over the winter but for now I have the promise of a long awaited theatre trip so I'm a happy bunny x

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  3. Interesting about the cinnamon & tumeric. I take tumeric daily supplements, but as an anti inflammatory (there's a story there). Mr Man tried glucosamine but it did nothing for him, so he started on NEM & he swears his knees don't ache now. How fabulous to have the theatre to look forward to, what a Christmas gift!

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    1. It's a birthday treat ☺️
      I still have to decide on a Christmas treat.

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  4. Sounds like you are having a good day (I already know you went to the garden center, again!) :) I'm glad you treated yourself to theater tickets for later in the year. Hopefully, it will be safe to be in a theater, again, by then. At least, you will be fully vaccinated after May I believe you said?

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    1. I get my second vaccination on May 6th so I will be fully vaccinated by then. I won't take any risks but am hopeful that I will get to the theatre ... definitely on my longer term list of joyful acivities!

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