The Quiet Week Review

Our weekend catch ups appear to be getting later and later!

I actually can’t remember how the week started.  I know it was on Monday but that’s about it!  Do I remember Tuesday either? Not really.  Shall we just say that my week started on Wednesday?

OK, yeah, so, Wednesday.  This was Christmas Lunch at work where we all go in to the canteen and eat slightly cold turkey and definitely cold Christmas pudding.  This year we decided to do Christmas jumpers only I forgot until I got out the car at the office.

To avoid being called miserable for the entire day, I rushed down to Asda and bought a jumper.  It has lights and everything.  I think it actually has better lights than the office Christmas tree.  The problem with jumpers with lights is that they’re double skinned to stop you get tangled in wires.  I spent the day sweltering and sweltering with post lunch drowsiness meant the afternoon wasn’t the most productive.

I might have some pictures to share next week, so I won’t go in to too much detail now, but I had to have a serious conversation on Wednesday afternoon which isn’t the easiest when you’re wearing a flashing jumper.

This morning I played football for the first time in ages.  I’d played maybe two hours in 18 months prior to yesterday and not competitively.  My old team were short on numbers so I said I’d resign but expected training sessions first.  I started the game but, with rolling substitutes, came off after 5 minutes when another player arrived which was fine by me.  I then played the last 30 minutes.

We played quite well, but lost.  It’s hard when the team is threadbare.  We have 20 players but when you need to scratch around for 11 it’s always going to be a problem.  Our best players, because they’re our best players, play out of position which also limits our effectiveness while making the team as strong as it could be.

It was fun to play.  I wasn’t going at it as hard as I would like because I still have not being able to walk for a few days in my mind.  It’s interesting that, even 18 months later, my game is still the same – my brain operates at a higher level than my body!

What’s strange is how memories come back of what you were doing the last time you did that activity.  Life was quite different last time I played.  But…

I know it feels strange to say, but at one point this week I actually felt kind of happy for the first time in ages.  I mean that kind of on the macro scale.  There’s still things going on but it was a strange thing to recognise.

I’m sure there should be more to talk about but I can’t remember at the moment! Hope you’ve had a good week.

oh they say people come, say people go
this particular diamond was extra special
and though you might be gone, and the world may not know
still I see you, celestial

like a lion you ran,  a goddess you rolled
like an eagle you circled, in perfect purple
so how come things move on, how come cars don’t slow
when it feels like the end of my world
when I should but I can’t let you go?

but when I’m cold, cold
oh when I’m cold, cold
there’s a light that you give me when I’m in shadow
there’s a feeling you give me, an everglow

like brothers in blood, sisters who ride
and we swore on that night we’d be friends til we die
but the changing of winds, and the way waters flow
life as short as the falling of snow
and now I’m gonna miss you I know

but when I’m cold, cold
in water rolled, salt
I know that you’re with me and the way you will show
and you’re with me wherever I go
and you give me this feeling this everglow

oh- I I I I
what I wouldn’t give for just a moment to hold
yeah I live for this feeling this everglow

so if you love someone, you should let them know
oh the light that you left me will everglow

Everglow by Coldplay

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