Week 2 – TopMan

If we were having coffee I’d tell you about my week,

4 days in a row using the bus, and the lack of exercise really starting to bite now with my head and well being.

Princes street and passing the Top Man store. I’m struck by the 4 mannequins dressed differently, 4 styles, I reflect on which one would be my son. Then my former self, easy to project my style onto him, maybe he’d choose something else which would be fine. Now I wouldn’t even shop there. 30 years ago, I would, a shop for young men…what happened, time slips by……I can tell I’m in a melancholy state of mind typically when I’m feeling low.

The miserable rainy weather, standing room on the bus only, the bad back, the root canal, the demands from work as I feel another restructure coming on is all weighing on my mind.

The 5th day, blue crisp sky, colours are vivid and time to pick up my bike from it’s annual service…..which means…no bus. Half a walk and half a cycle to get there on my own steam and a cycle home. No coughing and spluttering….but it’s too late I’ve been exposed and I feel myself coming down with something.

Saturday morning and I’ve a stonking head ache, can’t help thinking it’s related to the toothache from the root canal….mixed with some kind of lurgy from a bus passenger. I try to put a brave face on. There is painting to be done….the final push on the 3 year house project.

Cooking is taking a back burner whilst I face into the jobs……..I look forward to getting back.

This is my post for the weekend coffee share, and my reflections on a minor lifestyle reboot-as I countdown to 50, thank you for popping by, if you like my ramblings and want to hear first hand how I’m getting on in the kitchen as a cook or my latest adventure then please subscribe at the top right, to either my WordPress account or my picture diary (instagram feed).

The weekend coffee share, is a great place, gives me something to aim for, thank you for popping by. Hosted by Eclectic Alli

13 thoughts on “Week 2 – TopMan

  1. Sorry to hear that your reboot is not taking off as you’d hoped. Sympathies on the headache and general stuffiness. I hope the weather conditions allow getting the outside chores done as you’d planned. After our off again/on again weather, it is snowing again, here. Hoping to get out and back for supper before the melted snow turns to ice on the streets.

    Best wishes for your reboot!

  2. Sounds Like a tough week. I’ve had plenty like that. I think when you get something done like a root canal, your immune system is more susceptible. Plus you lost out on the exercise. Hope you turn the corner!

  3. Hi EC. Sorry to hear you’re taking such a beating physically. I solved some of my similar concerns by arranging to work part-time then full time from home. it has it’s own down sides, but in general, it has worked for me, and I’m taking my last lap before admitting to the world and myself that I’m still here after 65 years of consistent breathing. So far, so good though. I hope this week proves to be wonderful for you.

    1. Thanks Gary, watched a good ted talk on just getting some quality work time without interruptions. Hoping to get some time at home, would definitely help.

  4. Melancholy seems to be contagious this week. The more I look for work and housing and not finding either, the more melancholy I become. The weather is no help, I agree. It’s cold, damp with snow in the forecast for this afternoon. I really dislike driving in the snow. Just turned 50 myself back in September and have been doing a lot of reflecting and finding I’ve come up far short of where I planned to be by now. Instead, I’ve spent the majority of my life caring for family. Sigh…. Hope you have a better week.

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