Did my course for a third time, and it went very well indeed. Still there’s room for improvements, of course, but isn’t that always so. Had some good talks, and they were, all in all, good participants. Older ones, still – I can’t seem to attract the younger crowd, and think I might have to change the material to suit my elders. A bit puzzled by that, but, hey, I build it and they may yet come.
So glad to cross that item off my list – couldn’t really think past it. Now I’ll go on and enjoy the December some more. Started last night, as V and I saw the pilot-episode of that tv-series she likes, ‘Elementary’. Good show to watch together.
Christmas, of course, looms. Have got the most of the presents down, so there. Contemplate getting a little something for myself, but remain as hesitant as ever. Black Friday didn’t really swing my way. The plastic tree is up, courtesy of V and the kids, and the in-laws drove past, too.
Back to regular work, now, and who knows where that’ll lead me. Looking to further my challenges, ’tis a rather sedate position as it stands. Here’s to hoping my recently former boss Mikkel, damn job-switcher, will reach out and haul me in. Other than that have no plans about anything, so let’s see how that plays out. One never knows, but at least I’m old enough to know not to press it beyond its breaking point. Ahh, age and experience. I won’t say I don’t revel in them, these years, but, hey, I do.
Walked for an hour in the early evening, prior to the course day. Wanted to wear myself down so as to sleep better – and did – and the running is going a-ok but I feel the same slight pain from my achilles heels as I did the last time, when I had to stop jogging altogether. So better to do some hefty walkabouts instead. Running with K is great, we get lots of talking done and it’s a great way to spend some time. Just need some new shoes, she and I alike, and next week I’ll be moving faster along once more.
Don’t think I mentioned the trip to mum and dad that I did over the weekend, from Friday to Saturday only. Long drive, at night and in the rain, too, but ’twas worth it all. Given the lure of his iPad, N is easier to handle when we’re up there, so get more talking done. And they were both glad to see them again, and mum got some talking done with K as dad and I went for a ride across the old townscapes. And, though they didn’t have to and in fact never did have to, they were terribly kind to us financially. Damn good of them, and surely needed too, for the November was a really rough ride this year. Otherwise notably trip for the 30 or 40 so deer that crossed our road with their large group – was glad I spotted them very early on, so as to ease into the breaking. Quite a wonderous sight to behold, those animals strolling past us.