What does that mean in terms of friends?

I often say, I rudest to people I feel closest to. Because I don’t want to offend people I don’t know well or don’t know at all. It would cause conflict or because why would I? Maybe I just do it with close friends because I find it difficult to say I really feel? These are the people I know best, that I want to know me best.

But it also means that these relationships are the most challenging for me. These are the people I don’t want to offend, whose opinions I value. Whose off-hand comments can sometimes shake me most.

It’s inevitable though isn’t it?

These circles represent where Mum and Dad, brother, sister and I live. I’ve followed dad and moved to a new country for work and married someone there. My sister moved to a new country for work, met someone and then moved to his home country. It means we’re a little, spread out.

We are allowed to officially wear shorts to work today. I am comfortable because 30 degrees and shorts but uncomfortable because I’m wearing shorts to work. Aren’t brains great!

Interesting reading reviews of authentic Chinese food in the UK. My first thought is – that sounds gooood. Quickly followed by realising I probably take for granted all the good food I actually eat in China. Final thought is – how much money!? Link

Jocelyn K. Glei’s ‘Hurry Slowly’ is pretty much the only podcast I’ve maintained listening. It’s about being better by slowing down. Also, her voice is so relaxing. Hurry Slowly

Getting up at 4:30.
Pro: I like having the time in the morning before the family gets up.
Con: By the time I get to work, I need a second wind.

Haven’t been eating much sugar recently… Just slipped and inhaled 3 cookies. Ooops.

Evening Plan.
Home > Friend taking the big kid so we can watch > Marvel Agent’s of Shield > Street bbq > Bed.