Happy lessons learnt
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
I’ve had three whole days off so far. During term-time, I’m either working or being a caregiver 24/7, but I’ve had two half days all to myself now with DH at the clinic. I keep thinking it’s Saturday! I’m going to the pool with a friend on Friday, and today I bought a swimsuit with more coverage than the one I have. DH bought it thirty-five years ago, just after my daughter was born. It was a beautiful design and beautiful quality, but it’s getting a bit the worse for wear! On top of that, I’m pretty hirsute so with the new one, I won’t have to shave above the knees. It’s hardly glamorous, but nor is acres of skin at age 68.
I feel enormously tired. Possible reasons: high humidity, work, having been scared for three weeks - the minor procedure itself? I don’t know. Maybe. I’m working on the walking to rebuild my stamina, and I’ve been doing some stretching.
I mentioned before the lessons I’d learnt while waiting for the final results of the health check. Not earth-shattering stuff. I normally tend to future-think too much - really long-term stuff - the next couple of decades of my life. It seemed ridiculous when I thought it was possible that everything might change in a couple of weeks. I took refuge in the present moment, thinking right now is OK. Now I’ve stopped worrying about being alone, and stopped thinking about finances in retirement. I know I have enough to live modestly but happily. The right now is here to be enjoyed. Yes, I told you. Not earth-shattering stuff!