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An hour in the life
SSar's Beast
Lately I've been noticing stress feedback in myself: those symptoms that I have learned to identify as signs of stress even when I don't feel stressed. I've been repeating to myself the importance of being kind. Today, walking home from work, I stopped in the Rose Gardens to finish the book I'd been reading. The staff at the nearby cafe started blasting some loud music. I got up, flapped my hands at them in irritation (not quite a rude gesture, but not gracious, either), and went to find another spot. Fifteen minutes later, I realised that in changing spots, I'd left my phone behind. That wouldn't have happened, I told myself, if you hadn't chosen to take umbrage at the music. Be kind. Be kind.

Outside my window, the flag above Parliament flies at half mast. Kindness is especially important.

One form of stress feedback, I suspect, is the desire to make emotional journal posts.

Therefore: I just had an epiphany about something I was planning to do, a conversation I was planning to have with someone. The epiphany was that although I'd clothed it in another guise, I was planning to do something that would hurt me, because I thought it was good for them, and because I thought their good was my responsibility.

... Well, let's avoid that trap. For once.

We're house hunting. Many ups and downs - very informative.
This</i> is within our budget. But do I really want a house AND an abandoned shoe factory?

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I do that stress feedback thing, sometimes! It's weird.


It is!

I'm glad you had such a great time seeing Mockingjay Part 2 with others :D

Well, one option is to knock down the shoe factory and either have a huge backyard or build an infill house and sell it on later. On the other hand, you could also keep it and have a Really Cool craft workshop...

Those are valid options! I don't think I really need a shoe factory, though. Mostly I need a house.

Have now fallen in love with 2 houses and then fallen out of love with them (practicality of bedroom size vs king-size bed, for one, and negative builder's report about dampness, for another). Some of the places we're looking aren't far from your house.

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