I have no real idea why I look forward to Saturdays anymore, as I don’t have a job. maybe its in bedded in the mind since the school days and the work days, Saturday brings freedom and lie ins…well not for me anyways. you don’t argue with three cats if they want you to get up early, they are armed with the tools to be very annoying.
This week has been pretty cool. have seen a few of my friends which alone is odd as I don’t usually see anyone for weeks on end. I saw my friend who lives down the road Louise, My two forever best friends Becky and Charmaine (and her two beautiful kids, Oscar and Verity) and also a very surprise visit from my brother who has avoided my company for almost 3 weeks. I saw my friend June, who used to work at my old job and retired. she’s like another nana to me, isn’t it great to have people in your life like that? and also some one I used to work with. Crazy week to be honest. (might not sound it to some but I have a select few friends and I never really see them all together or in the same week!)
So, apart from all that, I’ve been studying, the usual veterinary stuff and trying new things, well attempting. This week I decided its high time I tried something new and included it in my unemployment schedule , its to stop me sitting around doing nothing when I’m not studying, something I could enjoy and doesn’t cost anything. I chose Yoga.
Yoga. relaxes you, and tones you up and is supposed to be really good way to calm and clear the mind. My first attempt, I pulled my hamstring rolled over and nearly cried. (that was doing the warm up) have I given up? well no, I’m just saving it for a rainy day. (which in the UK is a lot of rainy days). Back on it Monday and hopefully I wont hurt anything else and spend the day hobbling around like a pirate.
Next I thought I would use my tablet a bit more and upload some new games…big mistake as now have a rather bad addiction to the game Hay Day. its a farm. what’s exciting about a virtual farm? nothing…why do I like it so much? not a clue, but the child in my head had clung onto it and isn’t going to give it up any time soon, so for now spend 5 or six moments a day harvesting virtual crops and feeding cartoon animals.
Speaking of animals I would also like to share an idea I discovered and am contributing to this Christmas. everyone I am sure has heard of the shoe box appeal where schools and adults make up shoe boxes filled with gifts to send to a unfortunate child at charismas. but its not always child that need help this time of year. Animal shelters particularly struggle this time of year. heating and feeding coats rocket and there is always the abandonment of pets as unwanted Christmas gifts. On my research online yesterday brought me to a Facebook page called ‘Potty For Piggy’s who have taken on the massive challenge of setting up a secret Santa service to give a helpless piggy a Christmas box filled with goodies. I loved the idea and have enrolled to donate to two piggy’s this charismas. it got me thinking though. what about all the other dogs and cats and small animals? So I am now making up 4 very large hampers to take to my local rescue. these are for, Dogs, Cats, Small Animals and Horses. I am collecting donations from friends and family to put these hampers together. If you have a few extra pennies this year please consider giving to your local shelters, or even better get together at work, or school and each contribute one item to donate to a shelter. they’re always pleased to receive donations and think of the animals you’d be helping. Give it a thought guys.
now I must really get up and get a move on, plenty to do today! have a great weekend guys and I’ll write back soon.