I’ve opened and closed my dashboard so many times this past couple of weeks. It’s been a mixture of lack of time and just not having enough inspiration to write a post.
I’d planned to write a post on Tuesday evening, but, after hearing about the attack on Manchester, I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I couldn’t bring myself to write about my favourite books with something so horrible happening so close, in a place that means so much to me.
And, as well as all that, I just haven’t been into blogging lately. I haven’t been excited about any content ideas, and I haven’t really wanted to be online. Up until this morning, I seriously considered taking a month off so I could get myself back into the swing of things. But then I saw Pauline’s Tweet about how happy she was to be ahead with her blog, and it just made me want to be back on here, writing again. So thanks Pauline, for being inspirational as always.
So here I am, and here’s a rambly, unorganised, unplanned Life Catch-Up.
May feels like it’s gone by in a flash. It started with a huge budget plan, because I had to sort out Andy’s birthday things, while trying to save money for Scotland. I managed to budget the birthday, but, a few days later, we both went into the “fuck it” mentality and dipped into our savings to book another holiday. Oh well, I might be a failure at saving this month, but at least I get to do all the things in London in September. I can’t wait!
Andy’s birthday was great by the way. I took him out for a meal at Gigi’s (our fave Italian restaurant) and we gorged on more starters than any person should ever eat in one sitting. Then, the day after, we went out for cake and a carvery with his parents. I also bought him this fabulous cake, which you might have seen on Instagram:
You’ve probably already guessed, but the diet has not gone well this month. Let’s not talk about it. The scales are being actively avoided until I can remember what vegetables taste like.
The rest of the month has involved sorting out my parents’ house. When I moved out two years ago, I left the majority of my things there, because we were moving into the tiniest flat in the world and I didn’t want Andy to have to shuffle between masses of bookcases. So, for the sanity of my parents and to assist my bank account, I’ve been sticking a lot of stuff on Ebay and sending some to the charity shop. Thanks to past Amy buying large amounts of utter shit, I’m still nowhere near done, but I’ve made a good start. Hopefully I’ll be fully “moved out” by the end of the year!
Tomorrow, I start work at a new office. I still have the same job, but they’ve moved us to a different building, so it’ll probably feel like starting all over again. I’m already stressing about finding the building and, most importantly, the kitchen. Tea is important, guys. Never forget it!
Things I Learned In May
- How to hide from the bathroom scales.
- T-Shirt dresses are the most wonderful thing invented ever.
- I’m rubbish at bowling. Unless the ball is supposed to go in the gutter every other turn.
- Why resizing images is important.
Like, WTF is this?!
Music of May
Stormzy – Big For Your Boots
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee – Despacito Ft. Justin Bieber
Kate Nash – Agenda
Jason Webley – Dance While the Sky Crashes Down
Reviewing my May Goals
I’ll be honest, I forgot about most of these. Oops.
1. Write something every day.
2. Sort out the drawers next to my bed
3. Re-plot my novel
4. Complete Pokemon Moon
I moved my 3DS next to my bed. Does that count?
Goals for June
I’m only making one goal for June, because it’s a big one…
This is something I’ve been putting off for ages, but after seeing how atrocious my images look, I decided it was time. So in June I’ll be having dedicated “blog tidy” days. Bring it on!
May in Figures
Weight lost: I’ve intentionally lost my scales. Ask again later.
Books read: 2
Exercise done: Bowling very badly.
Blogs posted: 3
Money saved: £304 but I’ve “borrowed” some so technically it’s being saved by a hotel in London.
How was your month?