The words are not coming easily today. I’m feeling a little stressed and out of my comfort zone over a couple of upcoming events in my diary and am trying to push through it like a grown-up lady rather than lying on the sofa eating yogurt and watching Baby Daddy.
Why did no-one tell you becoming an adult would involve a lot of things that are daunting af? (And also that you’d constantly be craving new socks and sleep and tea?)
I’m actually thinking about investing in a new cuddly toy for when I’m feeling like this. Is that weird? My old cuddly toy is one I’ve had since I was 16 and she has so many memories and people associated with her that don’t feel right anymore, y’know? I just want a grown-up comfort blanket without y’know, turning to wine.
Anyway, I’m rambling, here’s the week in happy things and meh things.
G O I N G U P
TIGHTS – I gave in this week and started wearing tights because IT’S COLD and y’know, I was getting kinda bored of just wearing jeans all the time. I actually drove round five different local shops trying to hunt out a pair before a voyage into London this week but nope, not a single blasted pair. I ended up snapping some up from Liverpool Street Boots and sweet diggity, they’re GOOD. They didn’t even fall down and show the world my gusset once. Highly recommend.
FAMILY TIME – We drove the five-hour round trip last Sunday to my uncle’s house in Surrey to celebrate a few family birthdays and despite feeling knackered by the end of it and having a v sore head (HI ten children under 12), it was so good to see everyone. My cousin’s coming to stay for the first time next week and I’m pretty bladdy excited. We only do big Gale get togethers a couple of times a year and they’re never long enough for proper catch-ups, so I’d like to do more!
CHRISTMAS – Although I won’t put up the tree or start wrapping or making mince pies or watching Christmas films until December, I *might* have picked out my wrapping theme for the year and started listening to Christmas radio… No YOU’RE as excited as a small child. (I’m going with a brown paper with a silver star print from Sainsbury’s and green and indigo velvet ribbon in case you were wondering…)
G O I N G D O W N
SAD – The ol’ seasonal affective disorder has been relatively kind on my mood this season, but corr blimey, it’s making me sleepier than a newborn baby. The minute the sun goes down I’m ready to climb into bed and snooze until the sun comes up and a productive Hannah that does not make. Whilst I’m *trying* to treat myself kindly and sleep as much as my body’s asking for it (ahem, going to bed at 10pm and waking up at 8am), I can’t help but feel guilty for not getting more shit done. I’ve also noticed a huge difference on my motivation depending on weather it’s sunny (YAY, LET’S GIRL BOSS THE HECK OUT OF LIFE) or glum (let’s be glum too). The countdown to longer days is on.
COFFEE – You might need to sit down for this one. You ready? Holding tightly onto something? I, Hannah Gale, have gone off coffee. DUN DUN DUN. I don’t know what it is, but the smell just doesn’t do it for me anymore and I’m having to take a break from my beloved baby gurl. I hope we’ll be reunited soon because she might be the only thing that ensures I have any blog content at all In December, lolz.
HTGAWM – I need your help guys because I started How To Get Away With Murder in the summer and had nothing better to watch so dragged through the first eight episodes and then forgot about it and tried to go back this week and WHEN DOES IT GET GOOD? I adore everything Shonda Rhimes works on (Grey’s Anatomy FO’ LYF), but am struggling to fall in love with HTGAWM. So yeah, tell me I’m not far enough in, maybe? Maaaaaybe?
Photos by Becca Rose
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