I did a curse
- Well after sincerely writing a paragraph in last week’s weeknotes about how much I love my dog, I felt cringey and laughed about it an hour later. Several days later I really realised my mistake: I’d done a curse. Poor Peg has been mysteriously injured, and hasn’t had a walk since Tuesday! This is a dog who’s never not been walked twice a day. I think when we had her spayed she only had one walk that day. She’s coping so well, but it’s so sad to see her limp and she’s having a cry/moan from time to time and I desperately want her to get better.
- I’ve been feeling particularly wiped out this week and fantasizing about waking up with energy one day, so missing the dog walks has been helpful for me (although I’d rather have a healthy dog). But the weather is nice, the birds are singing and the peonies and roses are in bloom so there’s lots to be grateful for. (Strawberries are on the way).
- Back to a three day week at work this week after two two days weeks so I managed to get a bit more done. We’re getting really close to completing Justine’s apprenticeship project, which is great. We’re also getting very close to publication for the two main stories I’ve been working on for the past few months so I’m excited to get those out and start working on other things. The strategy group that I’m part of met for the second time this week and everyone had to bring concerns and ideas along. Unfortunately I had to miss the meeting for a vet appointment (see previous paragraph) but I submitted the ideas and read the notes and it was so cool to see how different everyone’s concerns and ideas were - it really highlighted how valuable it was to have each of those people contributing.
- I did an online writing course yesterday which was really cool and helped me to remember how writing works and that you don’t have to figure out everything before you start.
- I made another banging sourdough loaf. It’s very exciting.
- I’m continuing to read The Book of Form and Emptiness. I don’t love the whole conscious book character thing - it feels a bit gimmicky to me, but as the book progresses I’m definitely enjoying it and feeling very attached to/rooting for the two main (human) characters. I’ve been listening to Luster by Raven Leilani which has been interesting and made me feel my age.