Monday 29th August
There's nothing in the diary for today, which I'm quite relieved about. I felt a bit strange yesterday and have woken today feeling much the same ... not ill, just very sleepy and completely lacking in energy, so a relaxing day will do me good.
I mentioned in a comment to Joy that if feels like the start of a new year. My brain still works in academic years from all those years of teaching, so September always feels like a new start. The school year starts on Thursday but I don't know if the local school is back then or will have a designated teacher development day instead. I do like to watch the stream of junior school children on their way to school at the start of the new year ... it's easy to tell by their body language just how they are feeling about the end of the holidays, mostly happy but there'll be a few dragging their feet and looking like the world has come to an end! Unusually, Miss H isn't looking forward to school this year but that's really to do with all the worries that come with starting at senior school and I'm sure she'll be fine once she gets there.
Personal training is back in the schedule from tomorrow and I need to make arrangements about restarting the piano lessons, though will leave it for this week as I've let the practicing slide and need to get my act together on that! I also received some emails over the weekend about starting back at groups I used to go to. One was the book group I used to go to before I organised my own book group, which I have also given up, but I won't be going back to it as I'm enjoying making my own choices and reading without the pressure of finishing the book in time for the meeting. I also heard from a photography group I used to belong to, which went online during lockdowns and is now resuming in person meetings. I haven't decided on this one ... it was always a bit cliquey but there's a possibility that it may be different now. The last one was from the choir I used to go to on a Monday night and again, I'm not sure whether to restart or not. I haven't missed it as much as I thought I would and have since heard of other local choirs that sing in four parts which is what I prefer, so I have other options if I decide against it. It's nice to have choices though, isn't it and it will be nice to add a couple more regular social activities to the diary ... I like having things to look forward to!