Saturday 18th May
FA Cup Final day and a rather eventful one
YouTube song from Elton John (rather apt)
YouTube footage of Watford v Wolves (2019)
Bus to town soon turned up as the stop
Cleaned the whole BU and made it look better
Chat with Janette about music hall music
Successful Internet order for a white shirt
I appreciate the toast and butter I had at break
The amusement of Crazy Kirsty dressed in yellow
Helping a Sri Lankan lady with all sorts of things
Successful trip to 3rd floor to find some trousers
Any refunds I had were processed very easily
It got busy mid-morning and customers were genial
Brief excursion to foods gave me a change of scene
I got out in time and didn't get nabbed for anything
The High Street was a real riot of colour and noise
The fan zones set up in Intu Centre and the park
All of the extra money the pubs will have taken
Finding out that beer was £2.50 in Twisted Monkey
Going there with my cousins and getting a table
The game was forgettable but there were positives
None of the players' heads went down, they kept going
The 40'000 fans at Wembley kept on cheering
Chats with cousins about their children and nights out
Suggesting what they could do with their wayward son
The consolations I could take from a 6-0 defeat
Numerous lovely ladies watching game in Twisted Monkey
Decamping to Weatherspoons for further beers
Chats about house prices and unique selling points
I suggested places which my cousins could move to
Chats about family members and further memories
I found out some new things I didn't know before
I appreciate that the beer in Weatherspoons is also cheap
Text from Clumsy Craig which extended my evening
Meeting him in the Swan which had live music tonight
I too had screened the game and it too made a lot of money
Chats about the game and all his recent carpentry jobs
I appreciate the handful of lovely ladies who were in there
Walking home laughing and joking between the two of us
I have the day off on Sunday to recover from all this
There was an ambulance easily avail. to help my partner this morning.
I got some sleep last night.
I got free shirts.
I had a good breakfast.
The place I was at last night was very nice actually, safe, peaceful.
Things are going alright for ME today so far.
I've been able to help others today and last night.
Sunday 19th May
An easy entry to write as hardly anything happened
(Spent most of the day in bed feeling hungover)
Having a comfortable bed to sleep it off in
Thankfully, I wasn't working or planning much
Using my rest time to think positive thoughts
Having Alka Seltzers in the flat to help me feel better
Feeling better once I had got up and eaten something
Managing to stay up once I had got out of bed
Buying and then eating healthy food from Tescos
Watching YouTube footage of past FA Cup Finals
Clips of Goodbye Goldstone captured my imagination
Making some intentions for my trip to Jerusalem
Enjoyable night walk expressing gratitude in advance
I am now feeling a good bit better than 12 hours ago
I appreciate that today hasn't been as bad as I initially thought it would be. I appreciate that my health is getting better with every day that passes. I appreciate that I don't have to do anything tonight after work except go home and rest and relax with my wonderful fiance. I am so grateful for my beautiful relationship. I am so grateful for the beautiful home I get to live in. I ams o grateful to have this job and I'm so excited for the new opportunities that are on their way to me now. I appreciate my bdoy and how hard it's working to get me back into good health. I appreciate that perfect health is my natural state and all I have to do is rest and allow myself to receive it. I appreciate that my next eye test will give me the perfect prescription so my eyes can go back to being comfortable and correct. I appreciate my vision. I appreciate my perception. I appreciate all the love and abundance that I have in my life. I appreciate that I always have more than enough. I appreciate that the universe is always delivering to me exactly what I have asked for or something far much better. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Monday 20th May
All in all, I have felt better than yesterday
Groggy at the start, but that soon dissipated
Bus to work arrived as soon as I got to the stop
Working a nice 'middle of the day' shift
It was busy when it was my turn on the till
Menswear had a storming day of sales yesterday
Working in foods for a while for a change of scene
Another fire alarm gave us some entertainment
(Eventually traced back to one from shopping centre)
Chat with Cheryl about Labour Scheduling
She reckons I can still take unfilled shifts
Bus ride home gave me a rest for a while
Interesting documentary about Muamar Gaddafi
I am rather glad I didn't live in Libya under him
I have eaten and drunk pretty healthily today
Writing further rhyming couplets for my poem-story
Long night walk affirming positive holiday things
Rejigging my list of Israel intentions when I got back
I got a decent amount of sleep last night. I'm getting along with my partner better.
And I bought a giant cupcake and shared it with him this morning.
We are spending more time together.
I'm looking at moving to another area that may be better for us to live in later next fall.
Tuesday 21st May
Interesting Wikitravel articles about Lebanon and Beirut
Entertaining my Mum for a while in mid-morning
She couldn't find anything much wrong in my kitchen
(This despite a lingering strange smell since Sunday)
Writing up rhyming couplets for my poem-story
Pleasant stroll around the country park before lunch
Bus to town arrived at stop soon after I got there
Upselling a pair of shoes and using my initiative
(This coming after the customer didn't like the colour)
Feeling better once I had taken a pain killer later on
Tidying all of the casual trousers and making them better
Quick fire conversation with Crazy Kirsty on way home
Interesting documentaries on Rwanda and Northern Ireland
Making some plans for going out tomorrow night
Falling asleep on settee and having a strange dream
Looking up my former University's website and tutors
Wednesday 22nd May
Pretty enjoyable day off indulging in musical appreciation
Interesting YouTube documentaries about Goldstone Ground
Imprinting my list of rejigged Jerusalem intentions later on
Visit to my Mum’s and eventually playing with my nephew
He seemed quite happy to see me once he woke up
I have eaten and drunk quite healthily again today
Pleasant stroll to the suburban railway station in the sun
Nice cup of tea from platform vendor at the main station
The Barbican station is closer to Euston than I thought
I appreciate the snack food I bought once there
Meeting Sir T of western Falmer in the Sutton Arms pub nearby
The pints of London Pride and non-alcoholic beer I drank
Chats about jobs, friends, student days, family and music
His sense of humour certainly hasn’t diminished over time
I appreciate the ‘Clockwork Orange’ design of the Barbican
Despite its brutalist look, it has been done up to look nice
It is definitely a place for me to go on a sunny day soon
Attending the Saint Etienne gig going on there tonight
The sound and animatronics were both very good tonight
Certain songs on the Tiger Bay album sounded better live
Some of them made very good use of the London orchestra
The amusing passive-aggressive argument between people
The band then played popular songs from their back catalogue
All of these went down really well with the sizeable crowd
This in turn created a really good and fun atmosphere
It was really good to see the band play in a prestigious venue
Repairing to the Euston Tap for one more pint of beer
Refraining from drinking a remaining half of cider
Getting a seat on a busy train home from Euston later
The walk home from the station which burnt off the beer
Having the money, health, and mates to do all of this
Thursday 23rd May
Getting to work despite slow puncture on bike
I managed to find things to crack on with all day
Sale for luxury suit jacket and shirts to grateful couple
Chat with Captain Ranjit about her Californian holidays
When the Honeywell didn't work, the customer understood
Brief chat with Snooty Janice about Cyprus etc
The rest and read of the paper I had when finished
Dropping my bike off at the shop to get some repairs
Interesting Wikitravel articles about New York City
Being able to vote in the European Parliamentary election
Writing rhyming couplets about matches, for poem-story
I am intending a good night's sleep and energy tomorrow
Friday 24th May
Generally speaking, today has been a good deal better
I slept quite well last night and I have had more energy
A bus to town was waiting at the stop when I got there
On the sales floor, the day had much more flow to it
Working through lots of delivery and repro first of all
Going to the cascade meeting and training session
This took up a good 90 minutes of the working day
Lee took the session and it was fun and informative
He gave us some insights into the company's strategy
Lots of positive things are going on despite bad news
I got to go for my first tea break straight afterwards
Helping an appreciative couple with pairs of jeans
When I got scammed at the till, my back was covered
Amusement of Charlie getting chatted up by a shoplifter
Amusement of Debbie getting chatted up by a magician
Sale for £216 (luxury suit and tie) biggest of the day
Upselling two pairs of suede shoes coming to £79
This was unexpected and rather made up for the scam
Gum protection mouthwash is still half price in Boots
Collecting my bike from the bike shop with work done
The puncture has been fixed and the brakes work well
Reading my book about London music as I had lunch
Nice snooze on the settee once I had had my lunch
Nice stroll around the country park in the mid evening
Plans are being made to go out on Monday afternoon
Plans are being made to go out tomorrow evening too
Cracking on with my poem-story later on (Argentina)
A three day, Bank Holiday weekend! Woohoo!
Warm, sunny weather and clear, blue skies,
Time spent gardening, tidying up the front yesterday before we went out!
The roses in magnificent full bloom, looking good!
Chatting with my funny neighbors who live across the lane & passers by!
Having a laugh & swapping Offshore & Shipping News!
Tips on growing Bamboo & keeping marauding Pandas at bay!
Running most days and feeling fighting fit!
Plenty of Tai Chi and Qigong with regulars and newbies.
Attracting helpful people, friendly, affectionate dogs, goodwill & fun.
Returning to the drumming circle and enjoying the journey, awesome.
B getting right into it and banging her drum! :)x
B's painting request for power animals! ;)x
More time spent with kind hearted & generous spirited friends.
Smiley, happy faces! Calm, balanced, happy people!
Delicious tea & cake!
Gathering of the clan last night and getting ready for August event!
Work all ticking along very nicely.
Adjusting unworkable timeframes. Acceptance and lightening up!
Allowing for a natural unfolding of an important project is already beginning to pay dividends. Feeling good.
Feeling relaxed about stuff and feeling pleased with progress.
Noticing all this good stuff and counting my lucky stars each day.
And most of all I appreciate Miss B & Miss C! :)xxx
Feeling 'tuned in, tapped in, turned on' AH
Thank you Universe inside and out :)x
Cheap citrus drink concentrate.
A new used free ideal purse.
A boyfriend that is doting on me often.
A boyfriend that loves me obviously each and every day.
Free random food.
Wild birds hanging around with me.
Abraham Hicks on youtube.com
Quit time alone.
A supportive and helpful medical doctor.
Chocolate Chip Cookies for 1 dollar each.
Sexy kisses from my BF.