Sunday, 20 September 2015

Weekly Rundown: Work & Welsh Cawl

This week has seemed to mainly revolve around work for me. I don't tend to say too much about work here because that's work and this isn't and it seems like a good idea not to cross the dividing line. But this week I have spent rather a lot of time there so I can't help but mention it.

I volunteered to do some overtime this week. Now if I'm doing overtime I like to do it at the beginning of the day because there's nothing worse than the feeling of watching (what feels like) all of your colleagues leaving at the end of the day and knowing that you can't go for another hour; even when you're staying on willingly, even when staying late was your idea. I much prefer going in an hour early and somehow it helps to make the day go quicker.

It seemed like a good idea.

Until Tuesday morning when the alarm was going off nearly an hour earlier than usual.

As you can see from this blog post, I survived.

I'm also not sure if I mentioned it here a few weeks ago, but I went for a new position at work and I got it, so a fair chunk of this week has been spent in training ready for that. I'm learning loads but I'm also coming home at the end of each day with my head spinning. Suffice to say, I've been unwinding with a lot of colouring in and not doing a whole lot else.

Except reading.

I've finished The Dwarves by Markus Heitz, started and finished The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, and now I'm onto The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. The Dwarves took a lot time to get through (about a week and a half) so I think that spurred me on to read everything since there quite quickly. I'm just not sure what to read next!

As it was such a busy week, we took it easy yesterday. Mr Click whipped up a lovely Welsh Cawl (while I was away in Wales I instructed him to find a new recipe to try, he chose something that he thought was appropriate) and we spent the day watching the theatrical releases of The Hobbit films.

We didn't start watching them until nearly 11am so I thought we'd be pushing it to fit them all in, but we managed it, finishing up a little before 9pm. Very good going considering we had breaks for Tara, cooking, the loo and dishing up food. I've already pencilled in an epic marathon viewing of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Extended Editions for next Easter. What can I say? I like to plan in advance!

This week coming I've got more training so I foresee more evenings spent colouring and reading. I keep saying I need to get on with my knitting as well. I was so wonderfully ahead with my Nativity figures, I don't want to fall behind now. I may have to get Mr Click to hide my colouring books for a while!


  1. Congratulations on your new job Cait - the knitting'll get done in good time - right now you need to give your head a rest. The worst part of working from home is the dividing line just vanishes - right now I'm supposed to be prepping stuff for when I get back from this tour - but instead the rugby's on and I"m getting a chance to catch up with everyone's blogs .... Hmmm ... not good at prioritising me!! lol But it'll all be done at some point.
    I absolutely love the Hobbit Films - need to plan a marathon ourselves here. Is there still one to come into the cinema?
    Have a great week.

    1. Thank you. I'm pleased and excited about it, but I'm getting home at the end of the day with my brain feeling slightly frazzled as I try to take it all in.

      I imagine it's hard to get the divide right when you're working from home. You could end up do too much or not enough!

      And there's no more Hobbit films in the cinema now (though there is the Extended Edition of the last one out on DVD/blu-ray in the run up to Christmas). This year we've got the new Star Wars film to look forward to. ;-)

  2. Nah. When you're stressed about something like learning a new job, you should keep the evening activities to something that won't take up too much brain real estate. Coloring is good. Perhaps a good garter stitch something if you really need to knit. But you're still way ahead. There'll be time to finish in time, I'm sure.

    1. That's very true. Hopefully after my first week I'll be able to get stuck into some knitting to relax. In the meantime I'll just carry on colouring in.

      I'll maybe move armless Joseph so he's sitting and looking at me while I colour in, so I'll feel guilty about the fact that he has no arms (or wife, or Shepherdy friends, or baby) as well. That might spur me on!


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