Hello, I'm Sarah, Blogger in the Lakes.
No I haven't gone mad...
After two blog-free months, I thought I should jog your memory and say hello.
(Imagine me waving a little too enthusiastically here.)
Since my last blog post, Virtual Life V Real Life, (a link just for you!) I have:
We're running on limited sleep, the laundry is climbing the wall, I had to spring clean the house because I could taste the months of dust and I can't even muster the energy to sing in my car.
Yes, we're that tired.
(To all my friends with babies - I apologise for my thoughtless comments.)
I like people, mostly, but my patience has been tested.
I've nearly been driven off the road several times by stressed drivers making bad decisions. I've been rammed with shopping trolleys. I've been barged off pavements. I've driven behind people doing 30 mph in 60 mph zones and, I, Simply Sarah, even resorted to flashing a driver who was doing 40 mph below the speed limit and causing a long tailback. No they didn't get the hint.
I've endured rude people, smelly people, attention seeking people and have been glad to go into work for the break!
We all needed to get somewhere, we all wanted to breathe in the fresh air and we all needed parsnips. Yet some people apparently had priority. I found myself breathing deeply on several occasions to avoid getting as stressed as everyone else!
(& gin, I found gin)
I know, amazing right? In the two months of bonkersdom (My own word) I've learned things!
Taking the hint from my very own blog post back in November, I focused on my real life. There was simply no way I could fit blogging into the Christmas mix and the world carried on, in fact no-one even noticed I wasn't around! (What a presence!)
I learned that Christmas isn't great for everyone. I love Christmas but as I watched my husband coughing, snotting and sleeping under a duvet on Christmas day it made me think. Our festive fun has been completely germ filled and actually, rarely fun, and in the grand scheme of things, it was just germs.
Speaking of germs, not only can you get two awful colds in the space of two months after a flu jab, (And apparently flu doesn't allow for Christmas - ask my husband!) But did you know a cold can cause toothache and jaw ache? I do now! I can honestly say there were times very recently when I wanted to chop my own head off to relieve the pain.
Thanks to a friend recommending sinus spray my pain started to disperse.
All around my face! My neck ached, my face ached, my ears ached and I felt, and heard, popping around my head! (Gruesome!) I never knew that sinuses could cause so much discomfort. I was pained and relieved this morning, when I blew my nose and one of my ears popped a squelchy and painful pop. Sorry, but ouch!
I have so much pressure in my head, I'm surprised it hasn't exploded on it's own accord.
So here we are! It's 2019 and as someone recently pointed out, a whole 20 years since we celebrated the millennium! Jeez Louise, where does the time go!
I'm not a believer in all that 'New Year New Me' stuff, it's the same regurgitated bumf every year and who actually sticks to New Years resolutions? I do believe in opportunities, experiences and having things to aim for though.
So as usual I've made my list of aims for this year:
So I'm back, for now and I 'm looking forward to a fresh year ahead .
If you're interested, leave a comment to let us know what exciting things you have planned for 2019. And if you can't be bothered, don't stress it, I get it!
Happy New Year!!
Hi I'm Sarah!
Blogger in The Lakes
I live in the beautiful Lake District...
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