Happy New Year Folks.
I can’t believe its nearly a month since I have written. Lots of reasons, none important really. Here is my monthly report.
Health and Fitness: STILL coughing, had a chest infection. The Couch to 5k has been dropped for now because I didn’t want to end up with pneumonia but I haven’t stopped.
In December I volunteered to do The Moonwalk. A night walk which is a marathon distance around London. Its all for breast cancer charities and I have agreed to go.
I am in training and have managed 2 weeks of an 18 week programme bar one day. Its not until May so should be up to speed and distance by then. I am walking 5 to 6 miles a day at present with work as well as training walks.
I got a Fitbit for Christmas, I lost my last one. It is showing how little sleep I have although I am not waking every hour as I used to. In the last week I have made over 6 hours once and over 5 hours twice, otherwise less than four hours. I admit I was burning the candle at both ends but even when I go to bed earlier I am still struggling to get to sleep.
I have been feeling that I am on a plateau with my health of late, not moving forward. The walk and efforts to focus on sleep should help that.
Making Money: Still not doing the surveys, I hope to get back to that once DD has returned to uni and I can put up my computer. I haven’t overspent over Christmas and this year intend to save something every month into account just for birthdays etc.
Prepping: Nothing to report again. No time or energy at the moment. We did have the water turned off at night for three days in December while the water company did some work. It was no problem as we have plenty of water stored for emergencies. As it happened we didn’t need it as we filled pans and the kettle for hot drinks and fitted all other activities around the times.
Decluttering and Minimising: Since last writing I have sent about 20 bags of books and stuff to the charity shop and around various departments at the hospital for their fundraising efforts.
This year it will continue. There is a chance that we will move house in 2108 so I could really not do with packing all that stuff up and moving it to the next place.
I am also intending to work through my craft stash to use up as much as possible.
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: This year I was lucky to get food, drink and useful presents. I have used everything and recycled the packaging. I haven’t moved much more forward with plastic avoidance. I tried to buy a glass bottle of salad cream last week with no luck.
When buying presents I tried to consider the disposal of the leftovers. Bottles of wine are an especially good present for this purpose. I also recycled and re-purposed some packaging from 2016 Christmas so I didn’t feel too bad.