For all you non-British people out there, I know you’ve all been sat at home rolling your eyes over how we just can’t cope with the tiniest bit of snow. Normally I would agree. However, as I am currently unable to leave my house to go to work and partake in the social activities I had planned, I am remarkably grouchy about the afore-mentioned snow and would recommend not saying the above to my face.
Reading: Austenland by Shannon Hale. I grudgingly watched the film with a friend a few months ago and completely fell in love with it. The basic gist is that Jane, a 30-something completely obsessed with Mr Darcy, ends up travelling to England for a three week holiday in a recreated Regency novel. I didn’t want to watch it but it was lovely and charming and genuinely good.
As I’m stuck at home and fed up, I was in need of a pick-me-up so I decided I’d plump for the book version. I have it on good authority that it’s amazing and so far it’s living up to my expectations, even if the author has clearly never set foot in England in her life.
Wearing: My pyjamas, because I see no reason to get out of bed when I CANNOT LEAVE THE HOUSE.
Eating: Alright, so today isn’t a total loss on the food scale. I have three Creme Eggs, three family-sized bags of Kettlechips, two bottles of Coke and copious amounts of tea. There’s no need to send the Aid packages just yet.
Since I’m at home all day, I’m hoping to catch up with some reviews and some admin for a charity I volunteer with.
Feeling: Guilty. I hate not going into work, both because I enjoy it and because if I say I’m going to do something, I hate not doing it. I know that I absolutely did not have a choice this morning (my road is like a ski slope and it’s blocked off at the bottom), but it still doesn’t feel good.
I also feel bad about cancelling on my friends, as it was arranged by someone who had some bad news this week and needed cheering up.
Stubbornly, I also just kind of want to leave my house. I’m feeling rather trapped at the moment, as dramatic as that sounds.
Loving: I was offered a job this week that I’m really excited about. It’s pretty much what I’ve been wanting to do for a while now and I was thrilled when they phoned to let me know.
About what I’m going to do with my day. It’s going to be quite a quiet one, but at least it’s an opportunity to get a lot done.