So Friday was the quietest day of the week delivery wise, still a long day though.
Arrived at the depot for 7am. 86 deliveries and collections, with 139 parcels handled. Left the depot at 6:30pm. 11.5hrs, meh.
Should have been 30 minutes or more than that though, but due to a lovely customer not numbering their house, or should I say cottage. I had to go back on myself during the day to redeliver something as they made a complaint about me not finding their property. Yeah, because not putting signs up where ‘your’ property is then ‘my’ fault for not finding it. Bastards.
Knackered when I got home, so chillaxed with some rum and music.
Weekends always seem rushed, which I think is due to my job. I wake up thinking I have to do things at the same pace I work at during the week, 100 miles an hour lol. But then when I finish tasks I’m like what do I do now, I always feel like I’ve got to accomplish things rather than just do them and enjoy the time I’m doing them.
I know I enjoy being outdoors, going for country walks etc, but I feel like I have to be working rather than just enjoying being outdoors. I think that comes from the 10 odd years I worked on the land and whenever I was outdoors I was working.
I do enjoy working with my hands and plants, and I think I’d enjoy working with animals too.
I guess I’m technically working outdoors now, being a delivery driver, but it’s not the same.
My ultimate goal is to end up with some kind of a smallholding. I’d like to have enough land to have a few animals, some pigs and chickens and a few cows for fresh milk, a few cats and dogs too. And then enough land to grow a few bits of fruit and veg on.
I know to get there I’ve got a lot of work to do from where I am now and ultimately I may never end up there, but I’ve got to start somewhere and for me, that’s paying off my debt and then saving up some money.
My rough aim is that when I reach 50 I’ll be in a position to either buy somewhere or at the least, rent somewhere long term.
Hopefully, it’ll happen sooner than that, but my rough guesstimates are that time frame, so that’s what I’m planning on.
It gives me something to aim for longterm, but also I’ve got plenty of things to aim for in the short term to get there. And some people might think it’s a bit later to be aiming for something like this, but as I’ve said before, I don’t intend on retiring as such, mainly because I enjoy working on what I do and don’t see the need to retire from it.
Perhaps that’s why so many people are focussed on retirement because they’re not in jobs that they enjoy?
Anyway, Saturday was a rest day, chilled out all day, although I still did things they were for once at a relaxed pace lol. Then today Sunday amongst other things, I decided to do some Weighted Olympic Ring Push Ups.
Oh boy. Won’t be doing these again for a while.
I’ve not done any ring push ups for a few years but thought I’d give them a go today for a laugh. I forgot how annoying they are to set up when they aren’t set up permanently.
I was fiddling around with the height for ages, trying to get them level, all for about 5 minutes of exercise, then I took them down again. Yeah, won’t be doing that again pmsl.
I also forgot how much I really like them. It seems to be a theme of mine to like difficult exercises lol. I’m going to give pistol squats ago again next weekend!
Anyway, I did the first set of bodyweight ring pushups and after being really unstable for the first few, I soon got back into the swing of things. So I added some weight for the next two sets.
10 x Bodyweight Olympic Ring Push Ups
8 x 5kg Weighted Olympic Ring Push Ups
8 x 10kg Weighted Olympic Ring Push Ups
Nothing overly taxing weight wise, but enough to work my muscles nicely and I could tell so as I could really feel the squeeze in my chest at the top of each rep.
Anyway, that’s enough of them, as I said, they take too long to set up and I find getting the level of each ring a pain, a bit ocd but I like them to be exactly level. So I’ll sit tight on doing them regularly until I can get them set up somewhere permanently again, I’ll stick to plain old weighted pushups for a while.
Right, I’m off to order a few books on smallholding that I saw recommended by another smallholder. That’s all I can do, for now, learn about things. Although I am going to try growing a few fruits in pots in the garden again this year, rather than just sticking with flowers. Been a while since I’ve grown anything food wise, think it’s about time I got back into it.
Until next time…