|Strollings, Pootlings and Musings|
|Season 7 – Spring 2021|
|Series 7 – Inevitable Changes|
|Wednesday 12th May 2021|
|The earliers …|
It’s only Wednesday, and yet for me it is early Wednesday as in currently 07.54am. It’s not earlier Wednesday as in two hours ago when l first woke up to the new day, but it’s still early. Early enough to write this post up before l set off at 09.30am to start another day in Suze’s back garden on her Garden Project.
I have had an earlier walk as well, in fact, all this week, l have had earlier walks – l had developed some annoying routines or maybe habits that l wanted to shake off! Going to bed later, rising later – those two sound bad, but the fact was that l was going to bed around 1am and rising at 8 sometimes 9 am which isn’t terrible but l didn’t want that .. l felt like l was wasting my day. It’s come about since the demise of the treadmill routine ….. but I don’t need that kind of sleep – l need less and not too much. 5 – 6 hours is fine.
I was kidding myself that my shoulder needed it to rest up, and whilst l don’t deny that my shoulder is sore – it doesn’t need more sleep – it does need a dedicated exercise as opposed to a sloppy exercise – that’s all. So l have started working with the resistance bands again.
I have felt lazier these last couple of weeks without the treadmill, despite walking everyday. The walking simply wasn’t/isn’t enough of a workout and yet l don’t have the time like l did a few months ago to wipe out 4 hours a day thereabouts to walk countless miles. The beauty of the mill, was that l could use it as an additional form of exercise when l wanted to and in my time of convenience. The new one doesn’t get here till the 17th – which is a little annoying in truth. Because when l ordered it the advertising stated ‘Order before 7pm today for delivery in 3 days time!”
Oh hahahaha what a muppet l am to have gotten caught out in false advertising like that!! I bought the treadmill from a reputable company and still l got caught out by dubious advertising – l could have bought the same thing from Amazon and received my mill literally a few days after ordering. British brick and mortar companies need to really work on their ability to supply the British market properly …. they need to look at Amazon l feel and take a few notes!
Hey ho, what’s done is done.
So this week, l have started afresh, l now retire for bed in the evening at 11pm and ensure that all my posting, publishing and reading is done in the blog for the day, l aim for lights out by midnight at the latest. So far three days in and l am sticking to it and of course, what happens ……………… well the earlier you retire the earlier you get up! Which is what has been happening …
But this week has also been about other changes and those changes l have been working with are from the ‘less is more more is less’ credo that l have adopted with regards my blogging and been utilising for the past 6 weeks and those changes are now coming to fruition.
Some you will have seen already, others you may not even have noticed, but maybe you have seen me more. My strategy now is to produce three posts daily between two blogs working on a flexi schedule and l have been able to free up more time for currently the creation of the second blog, but also more free time to help Suze and also more time to read blogs on a more fluid basis than ever before.
But l am pleased so far with everything, the changes to blog, to life, to people, to me – it’s all good.
This morning’s walk was restricted to the Ramparts only on account of me being over at Suze’s this morning for the gardening and getting an earlier breakfast in … everything currently is about the earliers.
Thanks for reading ….
Have a great day folks and l hope you like the gallery below taken from 7 – 7.25am ‘earlier’ when the world in Sandwich was quieter and not many people were out and about. Beautifully blue, sunny and warm…