Tuesday, December 07, 2010
I don't know what it is, but I have been feeling very lazy.
I haven't been doing much, and the little I've done feels like nothing.
Had a lovely weekend with Mr Gent. We didn't go ice skating because he was busy with work and couldn't stay long, but on Saturday night we went to see Monsters. Not something I'd have picked, but I kind of enjoyed it in a strange sort of way (the way that accepts that with a tiny budget, really, very few people can make films that I really enjoy watching). Essentially, Monsters is a movie about nothing much happening at the US/South American border. It has gorgeous scenery, and the production (basically, a one man band, Gareth Edwards, who devised and directed the movie, and did the visual effects in his bedroom) really did a great job of portraying an alien life form taking over. The final bill came in at under $500,000, with only 7 people on the payroll (the extras were local people who happened to be around on the day and were persuaded to appear in the film, improvising and ad-libbing. As there practically was no script, the two main characters were also ad-libbing for the most part.). It's the sort of thing whose background is more enjoyable than the finished product - at least, for my tastes :)
Yesterday we went to see another BBC recording (It Is Rocket Science), and I enjoyed that very much.
I managed to do some walking every day, but not as much as I know I should. It's difficult when I'm out with someone else who wants to take the bus, especially when I'm ready to grab any excuse to not do much... well, if Mr Gent wants to take the bus, I can't really refuse, right?
To shift the focus slightly more on the positive, here's what I've done in the past few days:
At least 10 minutes' exercise every day - check
Book flight to Italy to go for Christmas - check (going on 16th)
Order CDs on Amazon as Christmas presents for niece - check
Cook stew and soup to freeze so I have ready made meals for a few days - check (took me most of Sunday afternoon and evening!)
Do the online tests for two jobs I've applied for - check
Book telephone interviews for said jobs - check (one is tomorrow morning!)
Set new phone up and running - check (although I have to get used to it!)
And to motivate myself for the next few days, let's see if a list helps:
Tonight: do the pile of ironing in my bedroom.
Every night: go to bed by 11 pm (I've not been sleeping properly again :( ).
Every morning: get up by 8 am
Tomorrow morning: do telephone interview, then go out for a 1 hour walk (at least).
Thursday: tidy up bedroom and kitchen.
Friday: tidy up living room and bathroom, then go to another BBC recording, possibly walking there!