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07/01/2013 at 22:20

morning

((tubster))) Norty Mr Tubbs laughing at your Farmer's.

Podds, I'm afraid I'm like your boss. The more miserable people are the more I can't help being ridiculous

Yes, tea please , Snaily make that 3 - two for the miniyums. I do believe the sandwich fairy has been

30 mins of aquagym is more activity than I'm having these days, sluggy. Big pat on the back for you and perhaps alittle piece of cake to mop up that coffee.

(((mr C))) I remember you saying that Mr C isn't especially brave when it comes to Doctors and hospitals because of his experience when he was a wee lad. Bless him. Hope he isn't too worn out by the worry.

Yay, Pipples survived and plodded *bows down reverently*

Spence, I'll gladly write to your sister but I doubt I'll have any success with my own. And Snaily, don't worry, I don't have any good expectations of her. In fact, I imagine that things will deteriorate but I suppose my patience ran out and felt I needed to say something - not really a  case of keep trying to repair things.

 

 

M...eldy    pirate
07/01/2013 at 22:31

Evening all

Trying to 'quote' on here has put my pooter in the stone age and now I have fogotten what I was going to say ...

Oh yes, DL - your passwrod is 'train'

Snaily, I'd like to see you try and put the GPO out of a morning when there is a nice warm bed to be had!

Well, it was a nice warm bed for the most part although I was out of it and very nearly remonstrating in my pyjamas with Southern Gas who were digging up the road AGAIN at 11am ... I was so not happy !!  Suffice to say it was dark o'clock when I/we got out of it again!!

But, I did run     Went out about 7pm, walked round the village for 10 mins warm up and then did R1.15/W0.45 for 22 mins and walked for 8 mins home again.  SO far so good and keeping it all crossed

07/01/2013 at 22:43

Excellent news, Your Meldyship  Especially after being waked by Southern Gas cavorting amongst the pipes at the ungodly hour of 11 am 

Yums, you said what you needed to say to your sis. And you never know: sometimes it's only when you really get fed up and stop trying that other people are goosed into action and realise they really don't want to lose you! No harm in hoping....

Well Janathonned, Snaily. Just remember you have to work at it SLOWLY, so don't shoot straight into two=hour daily workouts or you know what will happen.... 30 minutes of hard exercise is a good start!

Awww, Tubs, here's a slap for Mr Tubs ^^^^^ Hope the doc could give you something to help, it's one of those things that's funny, but still painful!!!

Sluggie, well done you for getting straight back to aquagym. Sounds like you're still quite tired from the cruise, though, so take time to get rested again before you try to do too much, won't you? BTW. where are the promised photos????

Well done, Pipps, on both fronts---working and running! That's Monday out of the way, so the rest of the week is downhill 

JFF, glad you managed to get out there again, must have felt good. Not surprising if you're a bit slower than normal: the last couple of months have been very tough for you and Mr FF, and that energy has to come from somewhere. 

Thanks for the kind words for Mr C. He did fine, but they are really going to try to zap it this time so he had a strong treatment today and another one next week. The large lunch immediately afterward DID help, though---especially the meringue at the end 

 

M...eldy    pirate
07/01/2013 at 23:03

I am out with the girlies tomorrow night (back to MK) and I hope to fit in a gym session between waking up and going back so I may not get in tomorrow

Meringue cures everything Chuggs  !!

08/01/2013 at 07:48

morning   Up and attem, folks

((M...eldy))) how inconsiderate to dig up the road while you were slumbering. Did they not see your do not disturb sign ? Glad the plod was as you hoped

Thank goodness Mr C could be placated with a nice lunch and meringue - thats a kinda cake really, isn't it Hope he was given a sticker by the hozzie too.

Africa with David Attenborough  is on tomorrow. The first one was very good. Not really any gratuitous slo mo scenes where killer whales devour 37 innocent penguins/misty eyed seal pups in one gulp.....maybe there aren't many killer whales in Africa

 

08/01/2013 at 07:59

 

 

 

Yums wrote (see)

Podds, I'm afraid I'm like your boss. The more miserable people are the more I can't help being ridiculous

Me too

 

 

 

 

08/01/2013 at 08:18
And me i'm always being told off by one woman for being so positive...

Do NOT want to get up today. How will i leave the house at 7 tomorrow???

Need to get running at some point. Don't think the first time will be today mind you...
08/01/2013 at 08:34

morning all

bit of an early start for me as I need to get something done pretty quick - but hope to plod this evening

I kinda like the new year - fresh start and all that!

08/01/2013 at 08:43
I think there are off the coast Yums. It's when they eat bigger whales it gets to me :0( The pods off the Californian coast specialise in Grey whale calves, kill them then tend to just eat the calve's tongue. No where near as bad as Iceland, Japan and other countries who are continuing to kill whales :0( Would never go to any of those countries on principal. Or Spain because of Bull Fighting.

Whoops, I appear to be on a soap box! Climbs down carefully :0)

Mr Tubs has a warped sense of humour. He is trying very hard not to laugh but failing miserably.

I have a dilemma. Not sure what to do with Oskar when we go on hols. Jnr is coming to housesit but I'm worried the boys might let Oskar out by accident. He's a house cat and never been outside, next door has 10 cats who would make mincemeat of him. Other option is the cattery run by my friend, literally across the road, but I'm worried he'll be lonely :0( Not that I'm besotted or anything :0/

((((( waisters )))))
Edited: 08/01/2013 at 08:45
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
08/01/2013 at 08:45
Morning all. Just think, in about a month from now, we'll be noticing the days get longer
08/01/2013 at 09:27

morning, rushed in work for an early meeting for it to be cancelled

Tubs - I went to spain with friend in a very traditional resturant, they had bullfighting on the telly and I asked the owners to switch it off.  Luckily we were the only people around because we'd have probably been thrown out!  I agree, these practices are inhumane, as is fox hunting and badger culling IMO.

I'm sure friend will really look after Oskar.

Well done Mr C on his brave hossy visit

LOL meldy your GPO comment stuck a cord, this morning at 3am HC started attacking me, so I got up to put him out, "helped" him through the front door and by the time I'd turned by back to close it, he'd shot back in.  The little bugger.

Tonight I've decided to swim for Janathon, I've even shaved my legs this morning in preperation!!!    Friday I'm off, I'm planning on a 30min r/w as it'll be light in the morning.  There I've said it.

right work duties calling

08/01/2013 at 11:47

Morning

I have been Italianing this morning and there is some sun too so am feeling a tad more positive although just as tired!

Tubbs - I hate leaving my boys in kennels (Mummy Podds can't really cope with 3 for more than a day or two re walkies) but they seem to cope just fine - the NV sulks by not sleeping in his bed and lying on the hard floor instead apparently but I don't think they have much concept of time really........ I always feel doubly guilty too as I imagine they think they are being dumped back in the racing and / or rehoming kennels but they don't seem to be psychologically traumatised on their return.....  You'd probably worry more about his getting out than his being lonely when you are away..............

Doing well on your Janathon Snaily - I'm sort of doing it except some days are a full 30 minute stretch session rather than aerobic exercise as that would kill me off and I'm not counting dog walking either.............!!

*waves to other morning WAISTers and brave Mr C* I do agree that meringue makes everything better...........especially if it's meringue in Baked Alaska 

08/01/2013 at 15:40

Afteroon,

Tubbs, I hate the thoght of Alfie being lonely or frightened when we are away. I worry that he thinks he is having to find a new home agan or that he just won't understand what is happeneing. When I pick him up, I am told how much he loves his cuddles and how much they love him. It certainly seems that I am more worried about it than he is!

Actually, litte man has been going out a lot over the past few days. I suppose it might just be that he is happy that he can go out when he wants to when he is at home, but I am not comfortable whe he is out for long periods. I am thinkingof getting a collar camera so that I can find out what he gets up to !

Have done a sluggie with MS but am glad to be home again, I am absolutely kanackered!

(((WIN)))

WAIST well xxx

08/01/2013 at 15:43
Gosh, quiet in here! Everyone must be wurking....

Tubs, I know how guilty you can feel when you leave an animal, but I'm sure Podds is right and they don't really have much sense of time. As long as you have a place where you know they will be well cared for (and your friend's place must be one of those) then you really don't need to worry. Much as we love them, they are animals, and really quite adaptable!

But as for keeping a house cat inside---do! They aren't equipped for the vicious critters there can be out there. Our vet took her cat to Portugal with her and he was attacked by some locals. We tend to leave the girls here when we go to France cos they really don't like having to stay inside but I won't let them out down there.

And I'm with you re the bullfighting, fox hunting etc. Killing for food, if you do it skilfully, is OK; but killing for the fun of it strikes me as just sick!

(polishes soap box and returns to Tubs)

Snaily, well Janathonned. It's the consistency that matters most, they say.

Podds, I can hear you getting homesick for Italian sunlight And no wonder, it's only 4.30 here and getting dark.

JFF, really hope this year is a better one than last for you and Mr FF! Nice to think of it as a fresh start.

Errands all morning, and a trip to the uni library to pick up some succulent law reports from 1307. The 'introduction' of 150 pages was all about how hard the handwriting was to read and how tough it was to work out the mistakes in the Latin. Thank dog it's all translated into English)

But it IS getting dark and I want to go out for a little toddle with Rossie while I can. Prolly only a couple of miles, but every little bit helps, and I AM running more and walking less, which counts as progress around here!
08/01/2013 at 17:30

Excellent news, Your Meldyship  Especially after being waked by Southern Gas cavorting amongst the pipes at the ungodly hour of 11 am 

Yums, you said what you needed to say to your sis. And you never know: sometimes it's only when you really get fed up and stop trying that other people are goosed into action and realise they really don't want to lose you! No harm in hoping....

Well Janathonned, Snaily. Just remember you have to work at it SLOWLY, so don't shoot straight into two=hour daily workouts or you know what will happen.... 30 minutes of hard exercise is a good start!

Awww, Tubs, here's a slap for Mr Tubs ^^^^^ Hope the doc could give you something to help, it's one of those things that's funny, but still painful!!!

Sluggie, well done you for getting straight back to aquagym. Sounds like you're still quite tired from the cruise, though, so take time to get rested again before you try to do too much, won't you? BTW. where are the promised photos????

Well done, Pipps, on both fronts---working and running! That's Monday out of the way, so the rest of the week is downhill 

JFF, glad you managed to get out there again, must have felt good. Not surprising if you're a bit slower than normal: the last couple of months have been very tough for you and Mr FF, and that energy has to come from somewhere. 

Thanks for the kind words for Mr C. He did fine, but they are really going to try to zap it this time so he had a strong treatment today and another one next week. The large lunch immediately afterward DID help, though---especially the meringue at the end 

 

08/01/2013 at 17:46

Oops, sorry, that's just the usual result of looking in on a different machine. 

Sluggie, it's really good that Alfie is going in and out so comfortably---he clearly knows where food and cuddles are, and comes back regularly for them! Have you ever tried him on cat sweeties called Temptations? Our two are SHAMEFULLY addicted to them, and if I ever need to get them back in the house, all I have to do is walk down the path rattling the Temptations box! (This is true!)  Glad you're having a restful evening, it sounds like you're still a bit tired from all the jollity on the cruise. 

Rossie and I had a very nice 6.2 km. The barefoot stuff really works for me, because NOTHING HURTS. Not when I run. Not when I get home. Not the next day. Never had that before. And even though I'm VERY slow, there is visible progress. Most of all,  it's you lot that keep me going because every one of you is really inspiring in your own way even though most of you don't know it. 

WAISters ARE THE BEST!!!! xxx

Right, time for a shower, then going to make a giant pot of minestrone!

08/01/2013 at 18:30

I've been at work all day

An afternoon of the Great Fire Of London

Chuggs do you wear the five fingers shoozes for the barefooting?

08/01/2013 at 19:40
Gosh, quiet in here! Everyone must be wurking....

Tubs, I know how guilty you can feel when you leave an animal, but I'm sure Podds is right and they don't really have much sense of time. As long as you have a place where you know they will be well cared for (and your friend's place must be one of those) then you really don't need to worry. Much as we love them, they are animals, and really quite adaptable!

But as for keeping a house cat inside---do! They aren't equipped for the vicious critters there can be out there. Our vet took her cat to Portugal with her and he was attacked by some locals. We tend to leave the girls here when we go to France cos they really don't like having to stay inside but I won't let them out down there.

And I'm with you re the bullfighting, fox hunting etc. Killing for food, if you do it skilfully, is OK; but killing for the fun of it strikes me as just sick!

(polishes soap box and returns to Tubs)

Snaily, well Janathonned. It's the consistency that matters most, they say.

Podds, I can hear you getting homesick for Italian sunlight And no wonder, it's only 4.30 here and getting dark.

JFF, really hope this year is a better one than last for you and Mr FF! Nice to think of it as a fresh start.

Errands all morning, and a trip to the uni library to pick up some succulent law reports from 1307. The 'introduction' of 150 pages was all about how hard the handwriting was to read and how tough it was to work out the mistakes in the Latin. Thank dog it's all translated into English)

But it IS getting dark and I want to go out for a little toddle with Rossie while I can. Prolly only a couple of miles, but every little bit helps, and I AM running more and walking less, which counts as progress around here!
08/01/2013 at 19:54
Burp!!
08/01/2013 at 19:55
Oh #%}{$ I can't even lurk on the iPad without burping!!! Sorry, but I don't know how to stop it.

Well worked, Spence, though I am a bit surprised to hear that you spent half of your first day back burning down London!??

Nope, never tried the Vibrams. They really look pretty weird, and I don't like stuff between all my toes. I wear Merrell Dash Gloves, they are really comfy with just enough sole to be reassuring. But the main thing is that you don' land on your heel with your foot out in front of you, but on the ball of your foot with your foot right underneath you, like a dancer does. that way your four consecutive levels of built-in shock absorbing work properly. (Arch of foot, ankle, knee, hip) And it actually seems to work!
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