How do you get going again after pregnancy?
CC love hearing about such lovely family things people remember. I have very few relatives and so very few family things to remember for instance I only have 2 cousins much older than me and neither of which I have seen in over 20 years and neither live in this country. My parents had me aged 42 (late in life at the time) , my father is adopted pre records being properly kept so no idea of my family on his side at all which is sad.
I have had no contact with my oldest sister for years but would say hello if Isaw her in the street (before I moved here) I do keep in contact by FB with her youngest (my nephew ) although I haven't pysically seen him since he was 4 My other sister (older than me and adopted) is great but due to distance ne hardly ever get together these day which is sad.
I had a non eventful but borig upbringing really my parents were the sort that had children and carried on as if they really didn't exist unless necessary (they were older when they had me and think it was an age/times thing() they leave all effort of contact/phonecalls to us children and never phone us. Tis sad.
It does make me spend more time with hubbys family though who are great and although geographcally spread do make the effort (as we do) - just makes me adamant that I will raise my children differently from how I was raised - I love that they ask about their cousins by name and love playing with them.
Oops sorry !- totally self indulgent rant over with ! Carry on.............
Oh I'm totally with you on that Caro - ill days are always as boring as possible! No way I want it to seem a treat!!!
Chynah - families are funny aren't they. I wouldn't say we have lots of family we keep in touch with but I am aware as I get older just how much time we did spend with various members of the family as kids - mum trying to keep herself sane in the holidays!! So my sister and i always had a week with my Great Aunt down in Gloucestershire, a week with the Alexander Palace aunties and uncles (and our second cousins) and a week with granny and grandpa. Not all in the same holidays btw!!! But throughout the year. I speak to my sister probs about once a month, mum and dad skype the kids every week here and I speak to my dad more than my mum now I guess because he's in charge of skyping but I speak to mum every couple of weeks I suppose. I have four cousins (two on each side) and I am probably in contact with just one and his wife. My two love playing with any of their cousins - on hubbys side there are six and on my side one!!
Another blue-sky day and another 10.5 miles but can feel my quads after yesterdays hilly effort. So that's three days of decent training I think and thank goodness nasty headache has disappeared
Hmmm best be sorting out the kitchen chaos and doing some pilates homework before school chaos begins.
Just can't read about that little girl without getting sick and sad.
Good news on the shoulder JG - DON'T go and overdo it though!!!
sorry to hear you have been so poorly JT. i wouldn't go to longleat, tbh. we didn't spend much time on the actual safari - probably only an hour. the rest of the time we spent charging around, on the boat etc. and it's not exactly likely to be that warm... i love longleat though so i know it will be a hard decision not to go
i am mainlining ginger, garlic, honey, lemon etc and still feeling awful. everything aches like mad and i feel sick a lot of the time, but i think that's from coughing. i guess i may be going back to the GP on tuesday if no better. not sure whether she will give me antibiotics this time, or whether i really need them. throat still white and painful to swallow but not at the spitting own saliva stage at the moment
my family is too weird to go into, as you all know. needless to say, i didn't see any of my parents' families growing up. i am now in touch with my eldest cousin (i have 3) thanks to facebook and she is lovely. i have asked her to be an executor of my will as she is the only family member i am now in touch with (given i don't have anything to do with my parents these days) and she has agreed.
oh and ... i have booked a summer holiday!! in spain!! with flights and everything. . easyjet announced their summer flights on sale yday and i went straight on there and bought 4 of the 5 lowest price seats available to murcia so we will be having a week by the sea in an apartment with a pool in august. woo bloody hoo!! apartment is £300 for the week (sleeps up to 7!!) and the flights were £80 each each way, so all in all not too bad. won't need a car as beach only 100m away. it's in a little village too, so shops / restaurants etc. and lots of snorkelling apparently. can't bloody wait. shame it's not until next august really!
now i just need to be made redundant next week so that i can spiral into panic about having squandered savings on a holiday. ah well.
Oh fingers crossed CM - I think if you are made redundant you deserve to squander some savings to cheer yourself up!
JT - what's the treatment for pneumonia? Doesn't sound nice . I'm guessing being outside in the cold is not good for it...
Camlo and Chynah - funny how our childhoods were all so different, and that adopted children never used to be allowed to know where they came from.
No it doesn't look at all good for poor April anymore does it, although to be honest when they hadn't found her after a couple of days it was already not looking good. It's just awful - another Holly Wells, Jessica Chapman and Milly Dowler most likely hope I'm wrong. The fact that that man has kids of his own at her school makes it even worse.
CC - promise to take it easy Will be going for a tentative potter this weekend to assess lack of fitness, and maybe to the gym for some weights tonight, although always hard getting myself out the door on a Friday!
Sophie has brought a "Home Hare" home for the weekend which she is loving! Like on Same Smile for those who have seen it, same idea.
CM - yay to having booked a holiday! Sounds like a great deal too, it's lovely having something to look forward to. I don't suppose the kids can understand the concept of something that far in the future though.
Have read the news this morning with dread. It does look as though they have some firm evidence suggesting she is no longer alive, absolutely breaks your heart doesn't it?
JG - great news about your shoulder, hope this is the start of the end now for you.
JT - pneumonia! Definitely don't go to Longleat tomorrow. Rest, rest, rest!! Mr TT had it about 8 years ago and it got really bad, ended up in hospital for 5 weeks with complications. He still doesn't feel completely over it and is grateful to live in such a hot place now as it really helps. Do not let it get hold of you, let yourself recover.
CC, they were some lovely childood memories. My extended family is fairly small too (not helped by the fact that half of them live in Australia) but we do all keep in touch mainly through FB I guess. We did see one set of cousins every summer though as they used to come and stay for 2 weeks over the summer holidays.
Chynah, you are definitely sounding a little down at the moment, (()).
I have another massage booked for this afternoon, my aches in my butt seem to be in both sides now, owie!
Had a HUGE storm here last night. Max woke up at about 11 and came into our bedroom as the rain was so loud, then the thunder started! One clap of thunder was so close, it must have struck somewhere very near the house, made me jump out of my skin. Luckily we both like thunder and have passed this on to Max as this is quite a regular occurrence here! Looks as though we might be in line for another one soon as it has gone very dark outside.
Going to Orlando on Sunday, will stay with some friends for a couple of nights, take Max to SeaWorld and I'm also trying to book up some sales meetings for while we are down there. Looking forward to seeing our friends and just a change of scenery for a few days.
Hope you all have lovely weekends.
Yay CM on booking holiday. I have been planning one for early next year , have found the villa, flights, hirecar etc but of course hubby cannot possibly tell me one week i can book in a 3 month wiindow i gave him so that I can book it. And it gets more expensive the longer he can't tell me -how frustrating
ooh lucky me - hubby has come home - told me i am being 'funny' (dont think he meant as entertaining!) so he now has anexcuse to be shouty unreasonable etc. That was worth looking forward to plus busting my a**e getting house presentable and getitng food for HIS friends at the weekend -PLUS all the housework washing drying ptting away etc because he still things the f-ing fairies do it!!!!!! deep beaths..................
sorry I really am a miserablecow arent i.
probably killed the thread now.
Thank Caro - just sometimes you wonder whats normal. I just seem to do practically everything bar breathing for him. Plus due to my single parent satus for the last year I am losing touch with my wider circle of mummies - here I go again! I stopped posting here as had nothing positive in my life and now im posting totally non positive stuff . My life needs an overhaul I think.
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