Saturday, 12 November 2011

The Brick Wall

I had all sorts of things that I planned to do today, but I have just not done any of them. I have hit the proverbial emotional and physical brick wall.

I suppose that I should have expected it. Over the past few weeks my wife and I have had to deal with my father-in-law's death and it's aftermath as well as the final stages of selling my father's house. We are both feeling very tired and I am certainly exhibiting 'flu-like symptoms ... a sure-fire indicator that we are in need of a rest.

We plan to have a few days rest in the very near future, but in the meantime we have to accept that we need to ease up a bit and allow our minds and bodies to recover. I am hoping that as the day goes on and I feel a bit more motivated I might actually start work on cleaning up and basing my Spencer Smith Miniatures ... but I don't want to start until I feel ready to prepare them properly.

10 comments:

  1. It'll all keep Bob. Sounds like a day to spen in the toy room idly rummaging through boxes. It usually works for me.

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  2. Tim Gow,

    Funnily enough, that is exactly what I am planning to do!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Ah, I was about to say, a good day for slippers and a video or good book. Rummaging idly sounds good too.

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  4. Ross Mac,

    I have managed all of the things that you suggest, starting with the book - Child 44 - then the video - Gettysburg - and now I am having a rummage/sort out ... and I am beginning to feel better already.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Child 44 is a very good, if not exactly cheery read.

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  6. Tim Gow,

    I read it when it was first published, and enjoyed it. I saw a hardback copy on sale for £1.99 (along with a copy of The Secret Speech for the same price) at a branch of The Works and bought both.

    Neither are what you could call 'happy' books, but Child 44 sort of 'hit the spot' with the way I felt today. A dark book for a dark day.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Hi Bob,

    Hardly surprising given everything you two have had to contend with recently. I would echo both Tim and Ross - a good chill out with a rummage will work wonders for you.

    Just see where it takes you.

    All the best,

    DC

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  8. Both you and your wife deserve a bit of R&R.
    Take it easy.

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  9. David Crook,

    We have both done very little today ... and feel all the better for it.

    The rummage has helped me ... but some of the things I found have given me ideas for more projects ... which is something I could really do without at present!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  10. Jfidz,

    We have taken things easy today ... and both feel all the better for not doing too much. We hope to have a few days away very soon, and that will also help.

    All the best,

    Bob

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