So winter in Scotland is hard enough, we don’t really get an autumn it just hits September and gets ridiculously cold, then October happens and the cold bites into your bones. Every year without fail, it happens and I think it can’t possibly get any colder… then November arrives and it does.
I’m a November baby, but not adjusted to deal with this kind of cold. When I first moved to Aberdeen I realised how tropical Glasgow was in comparison, to which those from even further north laughed at.
So how does it get worse? Well, my last few jobs have had serious issues with temperatures and dodgy germs offices where I kept getting ill. As I mentioned in my last post my new office is super cosy warm, comfortably so, except on Sunday where it was just so cold outside none of us could heat up properly on shift.
Now my heating’s just broken.
Best wishes to all for the new year, I hope it started well and the resolutions haven’t been scrapped already!
I had such plans for starting 2019, being super organised, eating well, sleeping well, and getting a ton of work completed early. But I got ill on Boxing Day… and I’ve been out of it since then.
It began with a sore throat I assumed was related to the bottle of prosecco on Christmas day, but I’d ate loads of dinner so I shouldn’t have felt badly. Then I became worse as the time went on, achy, headaches, fever, shivers, and the dreaded sinus attack. I’ve also spent the last six days not being able to smell or taste anything, which makes eating chore-like and definitely not fun. I even resorted to eating Jalapeños out of the jar, but unable to smell nor taste them.
I seem to finally be a bit better today insofar as I can sort of taste again, but my energy levels have plummeted, I tried to organise some books and paperwork, then had to lie down for a half an hour feeling woozy.
I don’t do ill well. If something afflicts me from the neck down, I’m okay because I can still use my head and get on with other work or study; but getting a cold or a sinus infection ruins everything… All I’ve been able to do is read and nap a lot.
Just wanted to check in with you all, I hope everyone else is staying healthy, we’ve got some year ahead of us!
So it’s almost the end of August but Scotland hasn’t realised that it’s technically still summer… Back to the ice age for us, sadly.
I’m sitting here trying to do work and read but keep getting distracted by recipes and studyspo on Pinterest. Alas, there’s always tomorrow.
Did I mention I’m cold? I’m wearing my Harry Potter pj set (jumper and long trousers) and my little bear slippers because it’s so damn cold. It’s probably a sign to turn in for the night. I’m hoping tomorrow will be a bit more productive – the most I did today was get coffee and my eyebrows done. Small self-care steps matter. Booked a hair appointment for next week on my day off because it needs cut and my hairdresser is moving 😩.
I’m impatient and excited for September, so much good new stuff will start!