The first month of 2021 is almost done and there is a glimpse of light down a long, dark tunnel. It would seem we are doing well with vaccinations and the lockdown, whilst very hard, is reducing cases, hospitalisation, which will in turn reduce deaths. This is a positive worth having!
All tests in school remain negative, a negative that is a positive too!
Work has provided many challenges and still more to face. We have secured funding for decarbonisation and the tenders were due in on Friday. All work to be completed by end of academic year-during a pandemic-no pressure then?
Our home is almost complete, each weekend trying to find ‘homes’ for our stuff, whilst taking trips down memory lane with photos and objects. But why do we keep so many, just to keep them in a cupboard, a drawer, a bag. This is a job to complete later to select a few tangible items to be used/on show. The rest to be up-cycled, sold, donated, photographed to make a memory board.
Today the sun is shining, it’s cold but there is new hope, and an opportunity to find peace, be at peace and enjoy what’s to come. We received a wedding invite yesterday for the summer, and it’s abroad. I must admit to instantly feeling very anxious: we’ll have to book accommodation, flights, car hire etc, what if it’s cancelled, what will it be like to travel again, and my passport is up for renewal. All questions pre lockdown wouldn’t even have existed-I would’ve just gone ahead and booked, so I will certainly be taking some deep breaths and just diving in as I would have.