It's Monday (already ?)
Monday, November 23, 2009
It’s Monday, and it feels like the weekend was swallowed by a blackhole, leaving nothing behind but 6 jars of jewel-like quince jelly and a kitchen that looks like a disaster. Why yes I am in process of turning the gorgeous left-over pulp into quince paste/cheese…except I did not count on the bubbling of the mixture, sputtering its lava-hot bubbles all over the cooker, the floor, the cook…
We had a friend over on Saturday, so my day was spent shopping, peeling, chopping, cooking and then eating, and then going to bed later than my body can cope with, and when Sunday was here, my original plans of clearing up and sorting stuff out turned to mush as I collapsed, exhausted, on the sofa with little on my mind beside catching up on TV from the week gone and getting some knitting done.
I *did* run my 30-minutes Sunday run, but after that the energy was gone, and lunch was reheated dinner from the previous night, and nibbles became dinner as I foolishly stayed up for the Top Gear boys (then realised lunch was not packed…all in all ending in yet another late night).
So it’s Monday and my aching body from too-infrequent exercise is struggling. I did not have coffee this morning, only green tea, and my brain is still fuzzy and sending a non-stop plea for some sugar, some stodge, some warm comfort as I fight the urge to curl up under my desk for a sneaky nap.
I gave in to the call of the sweet soft chestnut-filled chocolate, but I know that a healthy salad awaits me for lunch, and the sunny sky invites me to take a walk in the fresh air…
I know in the long run I will be fine. I will find my marks, my new routine, squeeze exercise in, eat well, but right now it is hard!
But at least I can congratulate myself on fitting in my work clothes (at least some of them)…otherwise it would have been a very awkward first 2 weeks in the office!
So wishing all my Spark Friends a will of iron if they are facing Thanksgiving’s tempting foods…at least that is one thing we need not worry about in Europe!
Happy Monday !!