As it is Awkward moments day see website: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/
It made me reflect and to say I have had some awkward moments in my life would be an understatement. I do feel awkward when answering the phones to strangers, even though I do this as a living, working in a call centre. Sometimes you do end up doing a job you wouldn't have expected 10 or 20 years ago.
I am not one to have long conversations on the phone, unless I am at work, I just feel it isn't the same as speaking to someone face to face. I know people who can talk on the phone for hours. I have never been that person.
Even then Elv and I, were away from each other a lot, when I would work up London in the week and then go back to the south coast at the weekend. The phone calls were longer than normal but not endless amounts of time.
Trying to shop whilst my son is kicking off in his pushchair, because he wants to be on the run, and you get that sympathetic look from other mums, and others giving me the *Tut,tut" and then shaking of the head, and want to scream "I AM DOING MY BEST WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO GAG HIM". Even though Henry is a lot better now, I think the more you have your child used to the shopping environment and doing this regularly the less they will kick off. What I have learned so far.I could think differently next week so please don't quote me on that.
I am not a fan of the toilets on trains with the revolving door, as was on the loo some weeks back coming back from meeting my friends, and the door opened. This happened to some others on train, so wasn't the only one, Felt sorry for the guy on the opposite seat as me near the toilet as he kept getting an eye full from the other passengers using the toilet on the train and the same thing happening.
I remember at secondary school when we had this teacher who had bad breathe and everyone was taking the mickey out of him, at which he didn't bat an eyelid, until I said "There's a terrible smell around here" at which the whole of the corridor fell silent, and I was told to see him after class. I mean looking back now, it was cruel as some people can naturally have bad breathe, even when they do brush their teeth, but it was the first time I had said anything.
Out celebrating a friends birthday and not realising the ketchup bottle lid was loose, and so I went to shake and not noticing I had gotten ketchup on the restaurant ceiling and on another girl whom was friend's with the birthday girl's dress, I did this once when out having a birthday meal with my mum, and got ketch up on her skirt. You'd think I would have learnt from the first experience.
However without such awkward moments and there are more, just not got that much time to write about them as this would be a very long blog otherwise, but I wouldn't have anything to write on today's funny celebrations day,
Anyway good weekend people and happy Friday.
Many thanks for reading,
Yes it is today Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day, a shame do not have these, so it will be fish and chips and may be a chocolate hob nob or digestive for afterwards who knows.
I am sad that there is no more Call The Midwife until next year, and I was so shocked and sad that Sister Evangelina died, I was like "No, she can't die". She is such a good actress that you can believe her being that person, same with all the cast. It is a great series.
The great thing about it, is based on true stories.
The book Call The Midwife, is a fabulous read. I read this some time ago now, but would definitely recommend, as there are some characters and stories in the book that you would recognise from the TV series. Gripping tales with a bit of history, is one sentence I would describe the book as.
She has written others from that time period aswell which are on my wish list to read. see link:
I watched The Night Manager, which looks potentially thrilling and will keep watching, as first episode was gripping and when it ended I was like "No, you can't stop it there" so now of course I am going to have to watch the next one.
It is about a guy who is working in a hotel as The Night Manager, who is recruited by a government agency as there is a ruthless Arms Dealer.
Very like James Bond Mi6 spy series, and the actor who plays the part of The Night Manager is very easy on the eye, so more reason to watch.
I have been loving The Voice, was sad that Tom Jones, was to no longer in it, as I thought he was a great impact on the show. However being an 80's fan, loving Boy George coaching and the Battle Rounds, and so it will be interesting to find out who will be staying and going this week.
So I will going to end this blog here today, as I sniffle with another cold, and will go downstairs to prepare for dinner time and wind down for the evening, as back to work for me tomorrow.
Have a great week people. All those who are having Oatmeal and Waffles, I hope you enjoy.
Great weekend, and thank you for reading,
Sorry this blog is a day late, but Friday turned into a challenging evening, with getting Henry settled to bed.
He did start of sound a sleep but found it hard to sleep during the night. Seeing things through Henry's eyes, I see that for him to learn he has to do each new thing at a time.
So why do I find it hard a times to focus on one thing at a time?
I am guilty of boasting about being someone who multi-tasks to my husband when he will not try to check his mobile whilst doing the toast in the morning or has never tried to complete a to do lists.
I have finally abandoned to do lists, because to me they add to the pressure. So I now put a few things down or in my family planner I will use stickers to highlight the main jobs of the week. Such as cleaning, laundry and making sure Henry has plenty of exercise, then I will do other things as the week commences.
Walking to work this morning, which is one of my pleasures now as it really is a good kick start to my day, and is a great way to learn to focus on one thing, I was thinking about writing this blog, and of my week just gone.
What I enjoyed was listening to some chill out music (which I know isn't to everyone's taste) whilst preparing dinner, and why I enjoyed that so much?
It made me take my time instead of rushing, and paying attention to each vegetable I cut and listen to the music. I had a cup of tea to drink to and thought no, I am going to make this dinner if it is not exactly on time fine, just as long as it gets done.
I still though at times find myself rushing and it has been noticed at work, and people noticing how I will rush around and I remember a guy at Butlins saying to me once and I hadn't even noticed I was doing so "Why are you always in a hurry and rushing?"
My answer "What I have been used to and can't break the habit"
I think like smoking, drinking and sugar, rushing can be an addiction too, but of course it isn't life threatening as much as much as these, but I do think trying to do so much can effect us mentally, by feeling overwhelmed and tired, to the point you feel like you can't be bothered because you have given yourself so much to do. Then you find yourself burned out.
I do think we do need to take time out like I wrote on my blog on Tuesday, about Taking your parent hat off because it something you need to do. and the same go for multi tasking. STOP.
My husband has really helped me a lot to stop trying to do too much, because when observing him, he will focus on one thing. like his driving he didn't then decide "Oh OK I will also try and learn to ride a motorbike" like I would. He wanted to learn to drive and buy a car, and because he was so focused on that one thing, he did it.
So I am going to spend more time focusing on one thing, as it does help complete jobs.
No more multi tasking, take my time and not try to rush.
I would love to hear from you, if you have ever been someone who has tried to do so much at once and what you did to help stop that, and how it made you feel when you stopped trying to do so many things. It would be great to hear from you.
Many thanks for reading,