29 Oct - 04 Nov 2018
We’re about 95% there with our house renovations, finally. A problem with one of the carpets has meant we’re still missing our stairs and landing carpet. But apart from curtains and a couple of remaining niggles, it’s done. We moved our furniture in and have been enjoying eating together again and relaxing.
On Thursday, we took our annual pilgrimage to Brick Live at the NEC. I think it may be our last. It simply didn’t seem to be as good as previous years. It seemed a whole lot quieter than last year too.
Most telling was that I didn’t buy much LEGO. I won a Mixel from the Fairy Bricks prize draw and bought some other Mixels that I’m missing from my collection. Our biggest purchase was several board and card games that we’ve been working our way through playing since then.
We had a small fireworks party with our neighbours on Sunday. We had a little food and drink before setting off some fireworks. A rogue rocket veered off-course exploding rather close to another neighbours windows! We also had a nice evening walk up the road to a nearby field to watch some of the big displays. It was a lovely experience that we’re hoping to turn into a new tradition.
I’ve had much more time to read this week. I devoured Speed of Sound by Eric Bernt. While the scientific premise was a little far-fetched it was still presented plausibly and it was an entertaining read. Our book club book for November is Atomic Habits by James Clear so I’ve made a start on that. I’m also reading through Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. My current fiction book is American Assassin by Vince Flynn.
A week in Stoicism
Be glad that things happened the way they did. We must learn to accept that we don’t have complete control over anything but our own mind. This week we’re reminded to push past simply learning to accept what happens and meet them with gratitude.
”Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will—then your life will flow well.” Epictetus