Monday, November 02, 2015

project 365: week 44

I'm afraid it all went a bit awry this week with missing photos all over the place! I'm not entirely sure where last week went, but thank goodness for Millie, and apologies for the beagle themed set of photos!

298. Coffee and pain au chocolate for breakfast. The Husband lined them all up on the board "because I know you're going to take a picture" so I had to oblige!

299. Is absent I'm afraid. The only picture on my phone was a cartoon my friend sent me to cheer me up after a rubbish day at work last week. 

300. Lots of early nights this week and Millie made the most of bedroom privileges, getting quite comfy on the blanket.

301. After work I went to visit Grandad and then it was straight home and to bed, with a quick snap of the bedside table on the way.

302. Getting licked by Millie, despite my protestations.  

303. Well there's a phone full of pictures for Friday but they are all screenshots of possible hairstyles for my appointment on Saturday morning! It seems in the midst of that I completely forgot an actual picture, as we spent the evening making fajitas and watching a movie. 

304. And just to complete the theme, Millie looking entirely disinterested in my new hair and far more fascinated by something on the wall, either that or she was trying a new pose after a week of being my subject! Hopefully more variety next week, and a full complement of photos too! 

Sunday, November 01, 2015

first things first

The first of November. Can you believe it? I'm finding it difficult to comprehend, especially when my parents' garden is full of beautiful blooms like those above, and we still have a final rose flowering in our own. On one hand the year seems to have flown, and then I think back to Australia, and this time last year, and it suddenly feels much longer than twelve months ago.

The first full day of being a brunette. After getting my hair cut very short, and dyed brown (having always been a natural blonde), I'm still shocked each time I see my reflection. I'm a bit unsure if I'll mange to style it decently for work tomorrow, I'm quickly realising short hair can look very fluffy very easily, or at least mine can!

The first run in two months, to visit my Grandad. It was stop and start, but I turned off all my audio prompts, just listened to music with no clue how fast I was going or how long I was taking, walking when I needed to, and it didn't go half badly. Slower than before, which I was expecting, but not by much, and it was lovely to be out.

The first six in the morning start in a while. I've been aiming for a month of early starts as one of my things to do before thirty, and I am rapidly running out of months! This morning I did some cooking, including a chicken stew for supper (which we dropped at Grandad's earlier in the day - I didn't run with a casserole dish!), and some yoga, another first for a while, and then The Husband and I enjoyed breakfast together.

Tomorrow is the first day back in work after the weekend, which as usual has felt far too brief. However, we have tickets to see a show, so that is something nice to look forward to, and November is full of small treats and little trips, so here's to a month enjoying good times in good company, and the start of the countdown towards the festive season. I love this time of year, and I hope you have a good month too.

word of the week #44

Suddenly it's Sunday night again, and I've no idea at all where the week went. In the fact the same could be said for the fact that it's somehow November too, and I find myself not quite believing this year is almost over. The week seemed to be over as soon as it had begun, with busy, quite tricky, days at work, and early nights at home.  

It's also hard to think that it's less than a week since my Grandad got discharged from hospital. After his surgery last Friday, all of a sudden on Monday night, there he was sat at home on the sofa, and so far he is doing well. We have had a few nice nights together, watching tv and drinking tea, and I'm on my way round there again shortly. I'm going to attempt to run there, and it will be my first run in a while, so I don't think there will be anything particularly sudden about my pace!

Perhaps most surprisingly, I suddenly find myself with very short, very brown hair, after a lifetime of being a blonde. After months of indecision, taking the same pictures to the hairdressers but never quite going for it,  I now have a brown cropped haircut. I still keep doing a double take when I walk past a mirror, and think I need a bit more practice at styling it myself so I don't end up with tufts everywhere, but it makes a nice change, and I'm very glad I went for it.

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