Thursday, 22 September 2016

random Thursday

This is my life

A couple of days ago I read Leanne's post - 10 random things. If you are not familiar with Leanne's blog, you should stop right now and head over, I promise you will not be disappointed. Leanne has a way with words that is simply beautiful.

I am not as gifted with words but I do enjoy my writing. It is a memory aid, an opportunity to reflect and bring it all together in my head. I like randomness, much prefer it over the tedium that I sometimes also experience. There is plenty of tedium in my life, starting with the endless laundry piles and ending nowhere but there is plenty of random happiness, too.

:: At the moment I enjoy reading sci-fi novels. I particularly love those with parallel universes and other fantastical places to explore. I do like the idea of a parallel universe where I can escape to when all is too hectic. I particularly fancy a sparsely populated one with a gentle climate. Just one step away. Fancy joining me?

:: It is the time of year when the laundry still feels a little damp after a day of drying in the weakening sun. I do love the still longish days that start with a chill and dew all around. The sycamores are changing colour and the blackberries are at their best. We have been blessed with a particularly glorious September and I have soaked up sun and warmth and colours. The memory of sun warmed skin and colours all around will help me stay cheerful during the dark months.

:: Our old kitchen extension was built to withstand a nuclear bomb or a major earthquake. I am not sure when it was built, maybe in the 1950s. John, the builder has nightmares about it. I watched him hammer and drill away for a while, his entire body must be shaking at the end of day. More on this when I write an extension update.

:: Coffee. I have been drinking far too much of it, particularly at work. We share French press coffee in the office. 'My boys' (the guys in the office) make it strong. Sometimes I feel nauseous in the afternoon, a sure sign of overdosing.

:: I have been given a million foot exercises to help me strengthen all the tiny muscles in my sore foot. I have learned about myself that I am no better at consistently doing the exercises than your average teenager would be.

:: I can now confidently identify several different species of malaria parasites in blood smears, and their insect vectors. I know, useful, particularly in Scotland.

:: We are going camping on Friday. Cannae wait!

:: I am casting a critical eye over my career choices (not for the first time). I am trying to decide what to do with my life when my current contract runs out in October next year. It seems a long time away but we all know that time passes at breakneck speed when you least expect it. I am tentatively glancing at science related jobs outside academia and wonder if I should take the leap. I miserably failed an English test for a freelance science editorial job. Grammar and commas are not my close allies.

:: Should I stop colouring my hair? I love my glossy dark brown hair but I am lazy and sometimes leave it so long that I have essentially a two toned mop of hair. I have plenty of grey hairs and it shows because my hair is naturally a dark mouse brown. I don't mind the grey but it is just not as shiny as my favourite shade of L'Oreal. Maybe I need to go crazy before I go grey. Dark burgundy maybe?

:: I am feeling exceptionally creative at the moment and really only want to make things. I notice my thoughts drifting to one of my latest projects when really I should be thinking about more pressing matters. My current favourite is Sam's quilt. I have all the triangle square ready and itch to assemble them.

Did you have any random thoughts popping into your heads as you were reading through this post? Please do share it with me and the other readers! Thanks for stopping by. xx