Category: self

Week 51/2021: living in fear

Week 51/2021: Week of 20 December 2021 Living in fear: Rambling at 2 am because I can’t sleep I see the term “living in fear” a lot at the moment. Attributed to various people in the media and in comments on social media posts, it’s used in association with...

Week 50/2021: writing it all down

Week 50/2021: Week of 13 December 2021 Writing it all down This week was very much a continuation of last week. I hated this week as much, if not more than last week. This week the Tasmanian government reopened the borders to interstate travellers, which brought a lot of...

Week 49/2021: let’s just call the whole thing off

Week of 6 December 2021 Let’s just call the whole thing off. I hate this week. 21 for 2021 update I’ve been looking at how much of my list I didn’t get done this year. With less than a month to go in 2021, I’ve completed five things, am...

Week 48/2021: the heat is on

Week of 29 November 2021 The heat is on I think it’s fair to say that I found this week hard. I was in my workplace for four days, which is the most time in a row I’ve been in there since we moved to working from home in...

Week 47/2021: 80/20 revisited

Week of 22 November 2021 80/20 revisited I’ve been pulling together some resources to support me in working with the 80/20 principle in the way David duChemin described it in last week’s post. As I was going through my overcrowded email box, I saw several newsletters with links to...

Week 46/2021: a frustrating week

Week of 15 November 2021 A frustrating week Following last week’s post about building in buffer and recovery periods during your day so you can come to your work at your fullest capacity, this week has felt like a continuation of the last two. I’ve felt like I have...

week 45/2021: a life without problems?

Week 45, week of 8 November 2021 A life without problems? Sometimes it’s cool how, when there’s a message you need to hear, it comes at you from more than one place, and shakes you about a bit and says “hey, listen to this!” So this week, someone said...

Week 43/2021: one of those weeks

Week of 25 October 2021 One of those weeks After our lockdown and a lovely day off last week, I was going to say things went more or less back to normal this week, but I don’t like the word normal and I’m trying to eliminate it from my...

Week 41/2021: lockdowngetdown

Week 41/2021: Week of 11 October 2021 Lockdowngetdown I can’t say that, when I got up on Friday morning, I’d thought that 12 hours later we’d be in a covid lockdown, but there we are. Some guy from NSW, who tested positive for covid (dubbed “covidiot” in the local...

Week 39/2021: gnocchi revisited

Week 39: Week of 27 September 2021 21 for 2021 update Vegetable of the week (thing 2) Thing 2 is to choose a different vegetable every week from Alice Zaslavsky’s book In Praise of Veg and make a recipe from the book using that vegetable. Remember a few weeks...