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I will look at that Caro. I bought one of those DIY packs from WHSmiths about three years ago and it's still in a tray gathering dust!
CM - Camlo puts it so well, of COURSE you have next of kin. Shocking things like that put it into perspective though don't they. I used to climb with a guy as part of a group, he was bright, energetic, quite an a amazing person actually but had troubles at home ... aged 17 he hung himself, we (the group) were stunned and horrified - he did it a week after we got back from spending two weeks together climbing in the alps. You never can tell what is going on in peoples minds can you?
Ooops to the wet clothes Camlo. Hubby has to book hot desk when he goes to HQ, bugs him enormously. I think only thing he likes about current job is that he gets to have his own, proper office! Good luck with London training.
Am delighted I am not feeling any pangs at all about London. If I get the urge to do a marathon next spring it will probs be Lochaber but am hoping to do Dee 33 as my 'spring marathon' - well it's 'only' 7 miles further!!
Camlo you made me laugh out loud re my job, thank you and thanks for all the other supportive comments. Interestingly she has put on her wall on FB (I am told by a friend as she is not friends with me!) that she has received her redundancy letter and is blaming it entirely on the government's lack of funding...no mention of being an unreasonable b**** then !
CM - as I said on FB it is a crap situation that you can only sit out. Re the will, CC I'm the same as you except I bought mine from WHSmiths about 4 years ago, after Sophie was born! And yes when you start thinking about death and things it is very depressing but fortunately you can reasonably expect to live for a good while longer yet . It's like that Friends episode when Ross and Rachel talk about who they'd leave Emma to if they died .
Oh and yeay to VLM Camlo
Caro - hope it goes well with the nurse, sounds very promising.
Had a good day at new job today, partly because I got to leave at 2.30pm! The place is soooo relaxed, it's lovely. Taught a very low level group this morning the alphabet and upper and lowercase letters and it went fine. Nicky's much happier today though still got a horrible cough from time to time. Sophie was a real sweetie from when I picked her up until bedtime, even didn't make that much of a fuss about her lamb stew - ate a very small amount under duress then left it. Sigh, some things never change!
She just started wailing again - 9 times out of 10 she needs a wee but all she can manage is lying in bed jiggling her legs and wailing!
I've spent most of the day trying to choose a pair of shoes Slightly annoyed that hubby has expressed disapproval at me keeping more than one pair of the 5 I ordered, but I think I could do with a couple of pairs...Skechers by the way, not running shoes or anything good like that!
Keep thinking I might just go for a run on Sunday, but physio hasn't ok'ed it so not sure if it's a good idea. I feel as though my shoulder is better but if I don't do my exercises I do feel it tightening up again and becoming painful. I've been such a lazy so and so these last few weeks, I have done approximately zero exercise, although that is partly related to having a new job, stupid unnecessary meetings in evening at old job and feeling too stressed to do anything .
Looking forward to a nice quiet weekend getting things done in the house and delivering my Avon. Enjoy your dinner Caro! TT - your description of the half asleep child needing a wee was spot-on
ha ha CAmlo to the kids in pjs watching TV, that's the sort of thing that would happen here ... well it does in the holidays and at weekends anyway! that sounds fun re the run tmrw though, hope it stays dry.
JG - defo keep more than one pair if you can!
Worked this morning - reading stories to 10 from a local pre-school which I really enjoy ... except for every single one was coughing and snotting over me, especially one who seemed to love hanging of my shoulder so I got full blast from that one ... hitting the echinacea & goldenseal now me thinks in preparation for the germs ahead!
Dashed home for some quick kitchen floor mopping (was minging!!) and then 6.5 miles along the coastal path dodging showers but not the brisk breeze. My run yesterday was obviously hard work (well the speed told me that - s l o w) as my quads were sore today. Anyway, todays felt hard work but do seem to be getting a wee bit faster. Then quick shower and back up to town to get S and then hang around half an hour to get J. Have had no after-school clubs for three days in a row now - felt very decadent coming straight home.
Hubby home - now he flies from Birmingham we get him home at a sociable hour just a shame he has to leave at 4.30pm on a Sunday.
Orienteering tomorrow morning for the kids so looking forward to that if the weather can behave.
Good luck tomorrow RF. My friend is doing it tmrw and then coming to babysit for me in the evening for her post-race recovery!!! So hubby and I are off out too - told her not to worry that it'd be a late one as we'd probably be snoozing in our pints by 9.30pm.
Had a full eight hours sleep last night Can't remember when that last happened but definitely must do that more.
Made yummy lentil dahl for hubby and I tonight ... am going to try it on the kids next week. Kind of reminiscing the fact that this time 11 years ago I was doing frantic last minute packing for our month-long climbing honeymoon in Nepal. tinged by that news today of the plane that crashed leaving Kathmandu on it's way to Lukla.
Made interesting flapjack tonight - had no block butter so decided to try it with peanut butter, then I had some molasses that looked like it needed using up so put that in instead of the sugar (did stick with the more normal ingredients of oats, nuts/seeds/raisings and golden syrup though) and it came out OK. Bit heavier than usual but really quite yummy!
oops and eek - hope the op went ok. Swallowed or inhaled?
Good start to the night but early waking and archies cath had come loose so already stripped bed...... getting everyone breakfasted before I drop them at swimming and head up onto the beautiful hills with this fitness group.... hope they arent expecting a 'proper' coach or anything remotely official as it will just be little me on a normal run stopping for a wee if I need to.
CM (()) not a good few days for you. Can only improve?! And glad your friends little one is ok. My sister's niece-in-law swallowed a US penny, they waited for it to come out the other end apparently.
Hope Auntie Shirley enjoyed the cake caro. And the physio did good stuff.
Camlo- good coaching I hope?! Really feel for you with the amount of bed stripping you have to do. I am really fed up with a day of what seemd like continuous nappy changing, wish I could get Maggie to potty train.
CC- lovely sounding run. Like your boggy pic on FB. Is that your usual running surface?! Yum to flapjacks and lentil dahl too. That plane crash was awful, I'm not sure what the airplanes are like over there but guessing they're not up to european standards? Like Camlo I am impressed by your adventurous honeymoon, we did the usual two weeks in posh hotel in Malaysia (loved it though )
Well, I signed up for the Shakespeare - Stratford marathon! Feeling quite excited about my first non-London marathon! Hubby was keen for me to not go far from home so Edinburgh was ruled out. I did see that Stratford was a shambles last year, cancelled due to the apalling weather (dont remember end of April but I did have new-ish baby so probably wasn't out much!), many people were actually already running when they discovered marathon was cancelled (still did the half). Anyway, decided that lightening won't strike twice and 28th April will be lovely in 2013.
And on more running news I did my first Parkrun this morning! Can see how it can get addictive... So I did it in 22.43, quite pleased with that, finished 203rd out of 900 odd and 15th lady. Just looked at the tables and I was 2nd in my age group because 10 of the women in front of me were in the junior under 14s group, youngsters are too speedy these days! Shouldn't they be at home watching telly? Must have mummy's like Lotte, and talking of Lotte I did get beat by a man pushing a double buggy too Anyway, I will be back to try and beat my new PB, even got hungover hubby to bring the kids too, such a beautifully sunny day.
Right, back to my wine and Dr Who. Hubby making me pizza, nom! One of those days when you need the kids in bed, Maggie was a little demon all day (if you hit your sister/mummy/the cat again they'll be no tv/teddy/stories etc) but obviously tired as not a peep since 6.30! Have a good Saturday night all.
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