Wow, I've suddenly come over dead tired. Like, one step from faceplanting into the keyboard tired. Probably because I've actually been exercising my brain for a lot of the day - very unlike me! In fact, exercise of any kind is pretty unlike me, and I've had an oddly busy week, so maybe that's it.
So let's see... I had my eye test on Monday, and got a few things done at the shops. I've been doing various bits around the flat all week. Tuesday... I'm sure I did something, but all I can remember right now is that I finished the front of the little jumper I'm knitting - now I have some dreaded sewing together to do before I can finish up the neckband and try to assemble it into something like a proper garment. Hah! Wednesday, I had an appointment with the Jobseekers "outreach" people at C. House (which is all of 30 seconds walk from my flat, so no excuses there! Unlike the whole five minute walk to H. House, oh noes) because I've been on Incapacity benefit for bloody ages, and something about a policy change, and anyway it's voluntary for me to go and see them which it wouldn't be if I'd gone onto Incap Ben more recently. Whatever. The point is, they were basically checking up to see how I was doing, but not putting any pressure on. And in fact the lady I saw has offered to make enquiries for me about local choirs, and also suggested I could do one of the free courses they offer. Now, most of them I'm kind of more qualified to teach
(future volunteer work, maybe?), but there are a couple - creative writing and digital photography - that look interesting.
Anyway, the rest of Wednesday I was stuck indoors (because I would have been so outdoorsy otherwise *snerk*) while the window fitters came and replaced some of the not-quite-right windows. At last, I have obscured glass in the huge bathroom window. Yay! Then in the evening, I went to "yogalates" (bit of yoga, bit of pilates, apparently) with Ally and Clara. Which was really good (and yes, alright, I do sometimes do exercise - don't tell anyone!), only it turned out that my gym membership, being a concessionary one, doesn't cover classes in the evenings. D'oh! So it cost me £4.60 - I think I shall go to the Saturday morning Pilates class instead, then, which is free on my card.
Thursday morning was taken up with the window fitters finishing the windows. Then Mum was here Thursday afternoon and we were doing flat-sorting things. And then today, Ally came over. Which was lots of fun. We made cream of mushroom soup (soooooooooooo yummy, and even healthy into the bargain since it's a low fat recipe), and worked out a load of stuff for her website. The upshot of it is, she's going to have a separate site altogether for her online jewellery shop, because she can sell worldwide from that, and keep her existing site
as more of a portfolio display site. Gorgeous as her mirrors and glass panels are, they're not exactly easy to pop in the post, so that side of the business is necessarily more local and can be based around her physical shop with the website as a backup marketing tool.
... I think my 'work' head came back. Huh. I almost sounded like I know what I'm talking about just then, and that's just weird
But I'm still dead tired. Which isn't all that surprising, because what with being distracted by the cat and my Mum phoning (oh, did I mention? My broadband is back! Wooohooooo!), it's taken me about two hours to write this, and now it's definitely bed time. Zzzzzzzzz!