Saturday, 3 January 2015
Bad Habits and Making Memories
If left to my own devices I would be nocturnal. I am wide awake at 2 o'clock in the morning and don't want to go to bed. I also hate having to get up early in the mornings, I just don't function well. When I am off work for a long period I revert back to my nocturnal habits. I have a theory about this, which I came up with in the early hours of the morning when I should have been in bed. My theory is that when we all lived in caves and life was dangerous, some people had to stay up through the night to guard the others. So some of us are naturally nocturnal, my ancestors were the ones sitting by the fire through the night looking out for bears and wolves. If I could stay up all night and sleep during the day I may actually sleep better, I am trying to make my body do something it doesn't like, which is why I wake up umpteen times in the night wide awake. Perhaps I'll write a book about it and make a fortune, it's no sillier than some of the other theories that people write about.
Anyway, the lack of sleep has seen me starting the new year not with a bang (well apart from New Years Eve) and more of a whimper as I have been doing an awful lot of lying around on the sofa. So much for all my plans of cleaning the house, decluttering and generally being super woman. I also blame it on all the crap I have eating over the xmas, it makes me sluggish. I have actually managed to get the decorations down, well mostly, the bearded one keeps finding things that I haven't noticed. I have also been using up any leftovers, a lovely banana and walnut cake yesterday to get rid of the over ripe bananas. Today I made a quiche to use up the eggs and stilton, with the last of the chard from my veg patch ( I love saying that! My veg patch, ooh get me :) ) I was really please with the way the gluten free xmas cake and chutney turned out and will be using the recipes again next year.
It has been really interesting to read about all your plans for the new year, they are very inspiring and I will be taking some of them on myself. I thought I would tell you about the wonderful tradition my sons partner has, which I will by copying. He writes down on a piece of paper a memory of a lovely day, it may be a feeling, a name or an event and puts them in a jar. Then on New Years day he opens it and reads them. I have some lovely tins, so I will be using one of these to put my memories in. I was taking photos and tickets stubs etc and sticking them in a book, but didn't keep it up. This is so simple and quick I have no excuse not to do it.
I have really enjoyed joining the blogging world and getting to 'meet' so many lovely, inspiring, kind people and look forward to continuing to follow you through 2015. I may not always comment but will be reading as much as I can.
Welcome to new followers, I apologise for not giving you a name check, blogger seems to be doing all sort of weird things at the moment so I can't see who you are. Bloglovin also seems to be playing games as the numbers seems to be changing daily! Up and down without notification. As promised I will have a little giveaway soon, I just have to find the present which was stashed away before xmas somewhere. My sewing room is in reality a bedroom so was occupied over xmas. Things were shoved in every little space I could find so who knows where it is!