Hey friends , how are we all doing ? Fed up of the company of our family yet? Bored of the constant feeding people? Ready to touch other humans again?
My latest lockdown blog is going to begin with an apology.
I think me and my grand plans may have triggered this whole thing , everyone is blaming the old bat muncher (not a weird euphemism ) over in Wuhan but maybe it was me and my list of all the things I was going to do this year as I turned 40,
Maybe I got too cocky pals ? See once upon a time I wrote a list…a boyfriend list…you can read all about that here ( https://kellyandthekidsblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/the-boyfriend-list/) in brief I wrote a list and it came right true. Now I wasn’t about to get all Noel Edmonds on the cosmic ordering front but I called that a result!!!
So just before my 40th birthday in December I wrote a list again . This time it was of all the things I wanted to do in my year of being 40. The idea was to stop myself having a grump about getting older and instead have positive things to look forward to doing.
I was quite motivated and excited . Then a global pandemic came and wiped out most my list in one fell swoop (where does that phrase even come from ?does anyone know ?)*
Anti cosmic ordering? The universe saying “hey you I sent you that handsome chap from the last list, stop being so bloody greedy”
Obviously I feel I have to say I am not so egocentric I’m going to have a moan about this when there are half a million people dead. I’m merely trying to use my attempt at motivation getting ruined to amuse myself , if you can’t entertain yourself when you’re stuck in I really don’t know when you can.
So here’s the grand list of all the exciting things I was going to do this year!!
Not overly ambitious I’m sure you can see , just some lovely things to do to celebrate 40.
Let’s look at the top one first . Run A Marathon.
I’ve always said I wanted to run a marathon one day . I was due to in the Spring. I’d actually worked hard at it too. Joined the gym to get stronger , was out running every other day. I even ran Christmas morning . The marathon though was postponed until the autumn and has not been cancelled yet but I assume it will be . Hope so anyway because lockdown diets and marathon training don’t really mix and I’m definitely not in marathon shape.
Visit a new country combined with learn a new language ….
Again I was on board with the language learning was Duolingo -ing every night , my Italian was coming along beautifully for my lovely Italian mini break.
Needless to say , when lockdown happened and Italy was looking pretty badly hit ( before we realised how bad things were going to get here) My pal Duo and I split up. Well I’ll be honest with you people I ghosted him! I know how terribly bad etiquette that is but I just lost all interest. He’d send me little messages asking if I had 10 mins to spare to practice my Italian. I ignored him, He even sent a few messages saying he was missing me and I still didn’t respond. In fact I deleted the app, out of guilt ( sorry for anyone who has never used Duolingo and are just assuming I’ve finally lost it , it’s a language app with a cute little motivational character) So that was that .
Both finish the book and read some classics …
Erm….I bought shed loads of books? Does that count?
Visit somewhere peaceful
I had plans , I was off to a Scottish Island all on my own . I was going to absorb so much peace and tranquillity when I got home I’d be like one of those monks that can meditate for weeks on end .
Strangely I have found lockdown pretty zen inducing in many ways , but my house isn’t quite the same as picturesque scenery and idyllic landscapes
I think I’ll just have to postpone the majority of my list until next year.
I also am going to restart 40 in December I think , the list was for 40 and I’m not willing to annoy the universe again !!! So 40 I shall stay until this list is ticked off ! Fair enough right?