Sunday, 19 March 2017

That Sunday Post: Eight

I have started to think of each week in two parts and that's work and play. The days I am at work everything else seems to go out of the window. I know that at the moment I am working too much, not eating right and not exercising enough. My health needs to be a priority but at the moment I am still sticking my head in the sand and ploughing through. I am booking more shifts as we speak and my work life balance is all over the place. I will slow down, I just keep looking forward towards my holiday, paying off my credit card and ultimately buying myself a house.

Anyway! The play part of my week has been good and that's what I am focusing on! What has got me through? P.s. I really need to change the name of these to what I ate this week as they have recently been very foodie focused haha

Oh also I am aware that I haven't been linking up to other blog posts, I have been reading some when I can but I honestly haven't had much time!

1. Sunday Roast

At 26 years old I cooked my very first whole chicken last Sunday for me and the hubby AND I carved it myself. There was plenty to eat with veg, roasties and Yorkshire pudding and enough leftovers to make soup! However I couldn't find the power lead for my soup maker so ...

2. Finding my soul mate in TK Maxx.

Before Monday's night shift I popped into town because I was at the other hospital in my city and got talking to the man behind the till about mixing sweet and salty flavours. He admitted he had some weird concoctions and I said, "Can't be as weird as my favourite jam sandwiches with salt and vinegar crisps." He started laughing because that's his favourite too and I just felt like I had met a kindred spirit. 

3. Yo Sushi.

After craving it for weeks I finally found myself in Leicester on a blue Monday and so treated myself to a cheeky little pre work sushi dinner. I like going out by myself for dinner, something I used to feel weird about doing but actually now I really enjoy it. Good for mindful eating!

4. Easy 00s Play list on Spotify.

I have been listening this on my breaks to try and regain some sanity from the shifts. I have had some really emotional shifts this week and worked on the whole spectrum from birth to death (going from the delivery suite one night to an elderly care ward another ... don't say my job isn't varied!)

5. Crafty Burger!

Slight spoiler for an upcoming post but every Thursday, Friday and Saturday St Martins coffee shop in Leicester becomes Crafty Burger where the sell the BEST burgers in the whole of Leicester. It has been far too long since we last visited and so for Tom's birthday we went along. We went the whole hog with pigcorn poppers for starters, two burgers, pimped up fries and drinks came in at just under £35 and left us so full we could barely walk! If you haven't been I strongly recommend you book and go as soon as possible!

6. Lunch with my Nana

So my poor Nana is waiting for a cataract operation and cant drive at the moment and I think she is climbing the walls a bit! So on Friday despite wanting to crawl into bed and not move I took her some soup up and we had a lovely meal together!

7. Billy Elliot at The Hippodrome

I had seen Billy Elliot in London and when I saw that it was coming to the Hippodrome I decided to take my mom for a special birthday. It was absolutely fantastic and I left the theatre feeling elated. I always forget how much I love the theatre until I am in there knowing all of the words and wanting so desperately to be back up on that stage. I have been singing grandmas song, the letter and electricity ever since.

8. Reading and Audio books

In a bid to change my financial habits I have been listening to and reading books about spending. The first was Spent memoirs of a shopaholic which resonated with me on some levels. While I have never got myself into massive debt from my spending habits I do know that I shop when bored, stressed or down and I need to change this. I then listened to The No Spend Year on audible and I was pretty much in awe of Michelle's commitment over the year. One thing I have done this payday (I get paid weekly) is to take out what I can afford in cash for the week and it has already made me really stop and think about what I have bought.

Charlotte Lucy

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