OK, a while ago I started a weekly catch up post on a Sunday because I missed the chatty side of blogging and it felt like there was loads on my mind that I wanted to share.
Turns out that my life wasn’t exciting enough to make it into a weekly thing as I ran out of things to tell you around week three. 😂. But I think I could possibly have enough going on that I could make it a monthly thing instead so that’s what this is – the first of many (or at least a couple) month catch ups!
I’ll go first, shall I?
I had a bit of an accident about a week and a half ago which is why I’ve not been around very much – nothing dramatic and nothing that resulted in anything other than a poorly knee but that poorly knee has been causing havoc since it happened.
So, let’s get the funny (to everyone but me 😂 ) part out of the way first – I pretty much ran myself over with my own car!
Picture the scene, I arrive at work and discover my security pass is in my laptop bag in the back seat and not my handbag on the passenger seat next to me. I put my car into park and get out of the car before realising it’s actually in reverse and has started to move back towards the queue of cars waiting to get into the car park.
My car is automatic and has a slight delay when you put it into reverse before it starts moving and then it goes and as it does gets faster. So I was stood with my hand on the back door as the car started to move and the time it took me to realise what had happened added to the time it took me to get my brain moving and jump back into the front to get it back into park meant it was definitely moving fast enough to cause panic to the cars behind and to do some damage to my knee as it rolled into me mid-dive.
It was literally the easiest thing in the world to move from reverse to park and the car stopped immediately but my knee was collateral damage in the process. The pain came on gradually but by the end of the day, I could barely walk and ended up crying on the way home as it hurt so much.
Shall I pause for a bit so you can have a giggle? It’s OK, I probably would too! 😂😂😂😂😂😂
A week and a half later and I’m still limping with no sign of when I can actually do any exercise again which is actually making me feel a bit down. I never really believed when people said exercise improves your mental health because it makes you happier but since I haven’t been able to do any since I hurt myself, I now really know what that means.
I was exercising for the physical health benefits rather than the mental ones so I never really noticed how much difference it was making to my mood too much other than realising afterwards that I’d enjoyed myself and feeling a sense of accomplishment but now I realise it impacted my wellbeing in lots of other ways that I’d not even thought of at the time and I miss it.
I can’t wait to get back to even just my exercise bike for a gentle session so fingers crossed for me, please!
In other news, Miss Frugal is loving life in her new flat having passed her driving test and managing to successfully balance a weekend job and going to uni through the week. She’s super happy and I love when she pops in to see me just for a catch-up and even though, I do sometimes wish that she was still at home with me, I’m just so proud of how well she’s doing for herself and how much of a happy and confident woman that she’s turned into!
Master Frugal is now old enough to learn to drive and will be starting this week hopefully which scares me more than a little bit but I’m going to panic silently so he doesn’t know how worried I actually am. He’s enjoying life and being a teenager which makes me happy after seeing him have to miss so much in the last few years with everything that we’ve had thrown at us.
I love spending time with my little people now that they’re older. I really have enjoyed every stage of their childhood but now they’re such a pleasure to be around and I’m so proud of them both.
Also, I used to use these weekly posts to share a round-up of my favourite posts on my other blogs too but I genuinely haven’t had the time or the energy to post on any of them – I’ve barely managed this one, to be honest, but I’m going to try and get back into a better routine and share more. I do miss blogging the way that I used to and I know I keep saying it but I lost the love of all things blogging over the last few years as it felt so insignificant to be blogging about such small things when there was so much going on in the world. It’s taken a lot to get me to where I am now with ideas flowing but I’m so out of the habit that I just can’t seem to fit in everything I want to do.
This turned out to be a bit of a waffley post but I’m not going to edit it or change it up at all – this is me at my Sunday night waffling best. 😇
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