Dec 1, 2020

A Sentence (or Two) A Day: November 2020.

Time's just hurtling by, isn't it?  This has definitely been one of those years where that's been a positive.    November has had its moments for me.  





Ranging from the very good to the very ordinary - they've all been memorable and character-building if nothing else.   


  1. My first takeaway coffee of  November was sipped under the first Christmas decorations strung up at my local Westfield.
  2. Just your average Monday where your afternoon routine gets put on pause for 5 minutes so that a film crew can finish their work at a house you drive past every school day.
  3. 'Women marry their glass ceiling'.  Caitlin Moran - 'More Than A Woman'.  My current Audible book.  It's equal parts laugh out loud, painfully relatable and vigorously thought-provoking.  11/10.
  4. That swim this morning was everything!!!!  Watching the US Election unfold?  Anxiety provoking.
  5. Yes, it did rain all day today (again) but I did get to walk outdoors during the fine breaks.
  6. Another day dominated by the rain.  Appreciating how it's made me slow down a bit.  To walk instead of run.
  7. At the park enjoying the sun and participating in a seminar via Zoom.

  8. History has been made. 

    The time to heal, unite and innovate is NOW.
  9. I got my tree pose back.  Just with the left leg but it's back and I hope to get my right leg tree back shortly too.
  10. Thank you, toll relief!!!!!!!  However, what Toll Relief giveth, the Click Frenzy Sales just taketh away...

  11. Lest we forget.
  12. I listened to Caitlin Moran's take on discovering yoga in 'More Than A Woman' on the way to work today.  It was splendid.  That concept of yoga allowing adults to be childlike again in their breathing, posture and movement.  The cathartic release of joints in both a physical and emotional sense.  How it is possible to get 'high' from ridding your body of tension and pain as opposed to filling your body with drugs like alcohol.  
  13. Mandatory training for work ticked off. 

    With days to spare.  Giving myself bonus points for managing to join the skype seminar for the visual component of training AND the dial-in component for the audio / interactive component.  
  14. Whiling away the day at home in front of the fan.  Going for a stroll at 6pm in shorts and a T-shirt.  Summer is definitely just around the corner.
  15. I went to a Westfield on a Sunday, spent several hours there and DID NOT lose my mind.  My daily commitment to deep breathing and mindfulness is definitely paying dividends.
  16. The focused mind of a monk or the scattered mind of a monkey? 


    Jay Shetty's 'Think Like A Monk' is my Audible audio of the week and I look forward to having Jay help me rework the way I think about and deal with life.
  17. Tray baked roast chicken for dinner tonight.  Minimal effort for maximal taste.  What's not to like?
  18. The Year 2 Strings Concert made me smile on the inside.

      It was a labour of love for everyone involved and the music brightened me up as I watched the live stream from my desk at work.
  19. I've just entered my first bookings for 2021 into my new week per view desk diary.  Yay, yay, yay - 2020 you are pretty much D-O-N-E!!!
  20. Ups, downs and everything in between.  Glad to be ending the working week on a (sleep deprived) high note.  Also looking forward to a bit of a sleep in tomorrow.
  21. It's been one week since my Visa card got blocked because of attempted fraud and I'm managing.  Poorly.  It's all those recurring, auto deductions that are doing me in.  I just want that new card already so I can get back to my life of effortless auto pay.....
  22. That was a very pleasing clear out.  The family room has been ruthlessly purged of all that no longer sparks joy.  Feeling very smug as I gaze at all that space and all those visible floor boards.. and hopeful that it will stay that way.
  23. I love it when a plan comes together. 

    School holiday care for the entire summer break for the days I'm needed at work (of which there are many) is locked in.
  24. Why, random car owner. 

    Why did you choose half of my driveway??  When there's a perfectly good car park 30m ahead of me and a nice spot RIGHT BEHIND where you are.  Cost me $50 to get a taxi in the rain to do school drop off and the commute to work because of you.
  25. And then my laptop died. It's only Tuesday....
  26. It's 'A Very, Very Small Number Of Days Until Term Ends Day'... so I knuckled down and ordered most of our gifts for the teachers and educators at school today. 

    Which means I only have the chocolates still to go.  For those, I would GLADLY visit the shops in person.
  27. Just my breath and I tonight on the yoga mat and it was deeply healing.
  28. Grateful that there were no blackouts through today's heat.
  29. Just completed my last Sunday morning trip to a Westfield for 2020.  The crowds are already there like most of 2020 never happened....  The rest of my gift shopping this year is going to take place from home via the internet.
  30. I've returned to the treadmill in fine form this month.  It's these iFit workouts. 

    They make the time fly as I do my virtual trail runs (no risk of tripping on a stray branch), discover the famous churches of Romania on a walk and participate in a Halloween 5K in Utah.



1 comment:

  1. Hi SSG,
    Sorry to read about the moron who parked in front of your driveway. It happened to us on a Sunday night but they parked across the whole driveway. Hubby lost it and I said to him “ steady, I can the headlines in the paper already, Dr. destroys car in rage”. So I rang our local police station and the officer was fantastic. He said they had one other job to attend to and they would come & sort the problem and they did!
    Hopefully you won’t need to but I’d Ring the local station next time- they have means to work out who car belongs to & to contact them - threat of a fine works a treat!

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