28 October 2018

WEEKLY GRATITUDE

 
Well… that was quite the week guys! I know I have said this before, most weeks recently, but normal scheduling and routines should be back on track as of now!

What has been the big disrupter (is that even a word?) of all things work and blog related has been an operation I’ve been waiting for, which came with a pre-operation injection that caused all kinds of havoc on the four weeks leading up to this weeks op (if you really want to hear me waffle on about that then watch my latest vlog for that story!). So this week was ‘the week’ of the op and, to be honest, it didn’t go to plan! I sat in the hospital waiting room from 7am until almost 4pm hungry and very thirsty and unfortunately, when I came round from the anaesthetic, I was told that they had been unable to do the planned procedure. Do you know what, it is what it is; I feel so fortunate to live in a country where we have access to medical assistance and all the staff at the hospital were so lovely too. The bright side is I now know for sure that there is nothing scary happening with my body that shouldn’t be there and I also know that I cannot pull off knee high circulation stockings with bright yellow hospital socks, although the latter is probably a given! Every cloud has a silver lining though and I met some lovely ladies who were also waiting for operations, including Kel, who was so sweet to talk to and really brightened the morning up.

So, that exciting waffle aside. shall we get onto this weeks little list (I haven’t been far but there are always things to be grateful for!):

:: This week I have really enjoyed watching ‘A Branch of Holly’ on YouTube because she has started daily vlogging and I am really into seeing how other business owners plan out their day. I have always found Holly’s content really useful and often get a little lost on her blog reading various interesting things! I highly recommend you check her out if you need some help with your blog/social/content.

:: On Tuesday morning Peta, who definitely now needs no introduction on here... maybe I can get an affiliate link from her or something (!) and I had one of our 'catmumpreneur' Facetime chats, which is basically us giggling away for an hour like a couple of insane people, discussing anything cat related and recommending Netflix shows to each other! We really should do a podcast because I think it would be comedy gold… maybe! It is always lovely having a catch up though because I haven’t seen many other humans for a while, what with all the illness!

:: After my op I came home to a cute new cat-mug from Sainsburys (thanks Joe!). If you watch my IG stories then you may have seen me put it on there last week when I spotted it on a shopping trip; I do love mugs; it’s impossible to have too many! This one is the perfect size and it's a cat, so win-win really!



:: Talking of post-op treats, I received two gorgeous bunches of flowers this week; both are so pretty and I am so grateful for them, they made my week! One of them, from my beautiful bestie Helena, came in a Liberty printed box, how gorgeous is that! Thank you so much to everyone who sent their well wishes too, you guys are the best.

:: On Friday I watched ‘Girl on the Train’ on Netflix; what a film! Have you seen it? I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole thing (actually I was on the edge of my pillow as I was in bed with a hot water bottle, but you get it!) and was desperately trying to guess the plot but I just didn’t see it coming. I am always bad at predicting story lines so I am guessing that everyone else probably knew what was happening when they watched it! I highly recommend it though, check it out if you haven’t seen it, it’s a good one!

:: I also heard someone (probably Peta!) mention a Spotify playlist this week, which I am currently listening to and highly recommend, it is called 'Songs to Sing in the Shower' and it is brilliant! I'm a sucker for cheesy songs so I was all over it and, as I type, I am currently bopping to a bit of 'The One and Only' by Chesney Hawkes!

:: I go on about sunsets each and every week I know, but this week there have been some of the most breathtaking that I have ever seen before; the colours have varied from deep purple to gold and have had me totally mesmerised.



:: Can you believe we are about to have the final of The Great British Bake Off? I can’t that’s for sure! I have really enjoyed this series and know who I really want to win… it’s Kim Joy all the way for me! I think she is so cute and I love all her little animal decorations and the colours she uses; I look forward to watching Bake Off every week (it is the only cooking programme I like!) so I will miss it when it is over!

:: As much as I hate it when I have nights where I struggle to sleep, I also kind of enjoy the peaceful stillness of the early hours, which is just as well, because on Thursday night/early hours of Friday morning (2.30am actually), I woke up hot and in pain so went downstairs. I felt wide awake so planned out my new downloadable calendar in my sketchbook and finished the end of a book I was reading too. I felt like I had a productive few hours and really enjoyed the quiet, thoughtful time. The book I finished, in case you fancy a read, was Matt Haig’s ‘Notes on a Nervous Planet’. It was a good read if you want to jolt your brain out of the intensity of modern living and perhaps realign some priorities… I have since started reading ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’, by Gail Honeyman which I am really into already and am so intrigued as to where the story is going! (I have now just finished this book as I started typing this post two days ago... my review is this 'heart-wrenching and beautiful - go read it right now'



:: The little bear has been my recovery partner this week as she has been laying next to me, cuddled up to the hot water bottle that I had attached to me most days (the true reason for her devoted cuddles I think!). Animals aid recovery so much don't they? That isn't to say that Joe hasn't of course, I don't want him feeling left out!

That is about all for this week. I am back to vlogging this week, so there should be another one coming soon; I had planned to vlog last week but, quite honestly guys, I was boring myself! Stay tuned for Wednesdays blog post, which I have already organised (I know, I can't believe it either!) and make sure you are signed up for my newsletter too as I am getting back to normal function again and plan to send out something much more regularly as of now! I am also planning on working on a monthly downloadable treat to send out to subscribers as well as exclusive content; this will be coming soon as soon as health is back to 100%.

See you on Wednesday!
xoxo

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  1. Hi Lucy , was a pleasure meeting you and the yellow socks ! As you can see by the time , this funky injection is still the boss of my sleep. Hope your side effects wear off soon ! You also brightened up my morning , even brighter with the yellow socks ;-)

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    1. Hey! I have also been awake at silly o'clock still... when will it end!?! I hope you are okay, so lovely to meet you last week. PS: I forgot my yellow socks when I left, wanted to keep them for 80's fancy dress parties (because I go to so many of course!)xx

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