Slept in. Again.
Fun Easter egg hunt with the Things
Avoided and resisted McDonald’s for lunch
Nice walk with the dawg in the rain
Started reading Sprint http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/150112174X/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1459123442&sr=1-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=sprint+in+books&dpPl=1&dpID=51H-QUEcf5L&ref=plSrch
Roast chicken for tea with stuffing.
Watched Ghostbusters with the things. I don’t think it’s aged well.
Emergency Heinz treacle sponge pudding.
The walking dead.
Slept really well
Scrambled eggs on toast with HP Brown sauce for breakfast
Thing 1 practicing her recorder. I think she’s finally getting that practice makes you better.
Stored kids off at Pony camp. Turfed Rufus had a good play with the other dogs.
Beautiful walk up Told Mcdonald Park. Incredible sights and beautiful aromas this time of year.
Been looking forward to a BBQ CHICKEN Grindey at Blakes but it had a sign saying it was closed for Easter. Turns out it means tomorrow. ☺
Get into Blakes and it’s playing Steal my sunshine by Len on the radio
Enjoyed watching the kids enjoying a vanilla ice cream milk shake
Cooked a curry with swag aloo for tea
Watched mocking Jay part 2
Early morning walk with the dawg
Saw a little bunny rabbit that the cat hadn’t managed to catch. Yet.
Missed my bus. Meant I had time at home to have breakfast, empty the bin and do the washing up.
One of my colleagues responded to an email in a way that was way more diplomatic and tactful than I could have managed.
Nice call with one of my colleagues about Instructional Design. Lucky to work with so many smart people.
Starting to get some clarity on what I need to be doing at work – the fog is clearing.
Nice healthy lunch of vegetables and not so healthy Chicken Tikka.
Paid off the guy who does my tax return, and managed to hit my 10,000 steps in the process.
Not sure if this is confirmation bias but saw lots of evidence that short iterations working with your customer is way better than an experts going off and designing what they think is right and then coming back weeks later with what is usually a flawed design.
#InboxZero for the weekend
Beautiful blue sky in the way to the bus stop
Made it to the bus stop just as the bus turned up
No TV Day
Played ball with the Things
Voice held out so I got to read them a bed time story.
Lovely chicken dinner
Woke up feeling a bit better
Managed to catch the early bus
Call didn’t go as well as I’d like, but I learnt a lot.
Finally got some targets sorted thanks to one of my brilliant colleagues
Tried an experiment around training. Be interesting to see if it works out or not.
Salad and meatballs for lunch.
Afternoon walk and the rain held off
Curry for tea
Someone created an app that creates parody posters that made me roar.
Stewart Lee on the tv
Tracey Emin trying a rock. Not THE Rock. A rock.
Woke up feeling a bit better after coughing most of the night.
2 early morning calls that seemed to go well.
Managed to get out the house in time to catch the 848 rather than the 915 bus.
Practiced throwing and catching with the Things ready for them playing flag football in a week or two
Found this poster in B35. I love words and etymology.
A Thai Red Hot Chile for lunch that was actually hot
Made it out of work on time
New book arrived
Woke up feeling better than I did yesterday
Nice breakfast with a brilliant view over to Seattle
Someone posted this which made me laugh
Caught up with some of friends in WhatsApp
Planned to do something different tomorrow. A little scrum experiment.
Jamaican day in the Cage at work.
Got my Band replaced
Blue sky appeared. If only for a little while.
A beautiful full moon
A warm shower in the morning
The feeling of a cold shirt on your back
Managed to see all my family before I went to work
Bus on time
Nice genuine hello and good to see you from someone on the bus
Managed to listen to Word of Mouth with Michael Rosen – this episode was about taking turns in speech (more interesting than I made it sound)
Saw the sun rising over the trees on my journey to work (Reminds me of the song by the Beloved)
Found my book on Scrum on the first box I went looking in
Aurora Borealis for my Bing picture on my laptop this morning (One day I’ll see it in real life)
Nice healthy salad for lunch
Got to hear Brian Solis talk about his new book X (and he signed it for me)
Not too much rain on the way back to my office
Saw some plastic Flamingos on one of the buildings lawns which made me smile
Caught the scent of some flowers blooming on a bush
Caught the smell of cigarettes off a passer by – made me grateful I’d stopped smoking
Typed up my book notes from the weekend
Got my Band booked in for repair tomorrow
Bus home on time
Evening bird song
Watching the drawings flood
So this weekend the Thing’s School had a second hand book sale. It was aimed mainly at the kids, but there was a few adult books there – amongst which was The Go-Giver, a bargain at 50 cents – especially as it was in pristine condition.
If there’s one thing (and there’s lots) that I got out of reading it, is that it’s ok to receive. I’ve struggled with this. But as the book points out, without receiving there is no giving. So maybe it’s about time I started being more receptive?
Today I realised I need to carry around a small notebook to capture everything. Anyway, here’s a brief synopsis
2nd day of my five minute journal – so far so good.
Meditated – twice
Hit my 10,000 steps
Walked the dog twice
2nd Easter Egg Hunt of the weekend
Managed to eat together with the Things at tea time
Thing 1 made her own Macaroni Cheese.
The Walking Dead will be on later
Wrote up my notes on the book I read this weekend
Cat didn’t get eaten by the Coyote in the Neighbourhood
Between the showers were some beautiful blue skies
Pesto, Mozarella and tomatoe on Ciabatte for lunch
Breakfast of eggs, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes
So here’s my next challenge- make a note of all the brilliant things that happen to me in a day. Why? So I can be grateful even for the little things that I take for granted.
Thanks to Vanessa Shaw and Neil Pasricha for the inspiration.
So here’s my list in a kind of chronological order.
Didn’t wake up till 8am
First dat in my 5 minute journal
Pancakes with the Things at school
Bought a load of cheap books for me and the things for $10 at the school second hand book sale.
Got 2 pairs of boots for Thing 1 for $30 for Thing 1
Healthy salad at Panera
Hit my 10,000 steps.
Read a book