In which I survived Xmas

Hello readers! It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? I hope you all had a lovely, lovely Christmas or festive occasion of your choice.

I’ve had a very eventful month. Here are a few highlights.

  • Work continued to be completely insane, more and more of it flooding in through the doors. My heart felt like it was going to burst out of my chest and I had to quit smoking and even caffeine to try and get it to calm down a bit. This is a big deal because I used to rely on coffee. I can feel that I am having frequent tachycardia, however business is thriving and is the best it has been in 2 years.
  • I finished cleaning my house and then I worked all over Xmas and New Year. I worked on Xmas Day and New Years Eve and all of the days.
  • Right on Xmas, my very best friend deliberately took a drug overdose, nearly died of kidney failure, spent weeks in hospital and then promptly dumped me when he came out. So much stress and dismay.
  • My gym regime collapsed. I tried to compensate for one of the worst Christmasses on record by eating all the Xmas food that my local supermarket had to offer, and gained 8 pounds. Then I lost them again, with no difficulty, they just fell off. I lost 7 of those pounds in one week. Not because of exercise but possibly because of being a ball of stress. Today finds me at 141 pounds and my goal of 135 is just as far away as when I started this blog several months ago.

Well, there we are. My friend is not dead, but also I expect never to see him again. I’m not dead, which I suppose is good. I’m not too fat. My work schedule has gone from eye-wateringly horrendous to merely terrible. Business is thriving. I managed to find five minutes to write this blog post.

And that’s all the news. Here’s a photo of my Xmas dinner. I roasted a turkey for the first time in my life. It turned out perfectly and the whole meal was one of the best I’ve ever cooked. I ate alone because I was at work, my partner was away working and my former BFF was busy with his latest suicide attempt. Still. The turkey was delicious and I am counting it as an achievement.

Lots of love, everybody. Hope 2020 is treating you well.

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