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29/06/2013 at 11:20

oh dear, boo to stinky willies, grouchy hubbies, big eggs (yes had to scroll back to remember what that was about!!), changing cars for buses, hormones, lost notebook and injury flare ups.

yippee to Lily being a star, wine, cute phrases, wine, camping, wine, jousting and er wine? 

We are on the finishing straight with the extension,hubby has excelled with my dressing room (will try and post pic on fb) but I have been reduced to tears finding curtains for the bloody bedroom window as need blackout and a stupidly wide width. Carpet on Thurs and bed coming next Sat hopefully so then we can MOVE IN!! 

School fayre later so just been to cashpoint 

29/06/2013 at 17:40

JT - it was the Vauxhall garage in Newport that we had all the trouble with. was a while ago - prob 6 yrs. J was a baby. Car was a nightmare (even tho really new) and the garage were shockingly bad. I vowed never to step inside again

yippee to extension camlo! as for lining curtains, I would never try. Prices of curtains make me weep. I am just jubilant that I have used precision screwdrivers to change battery in E's toothbrush and managed to hang 3 pictures (although I did make 2 holes in the hallway trying to get 1 pic up there before I abandoned it as a bad job!)

about to head up to Wentwood to start my walk / run schedule for half mara training. still coughing - am actually coughing up green again having had a couple of days of no green. argh. am going to take it very VERY slowly (will have no choice really!)

29/06/2013 at 22:31

Boo to coughing up gunk again CM, take it easy on the training.  Your DIY skills sound as good as mine 

Hope your back improves soon Hoggle, and hope hubby improves too TT.

Had a bit of a carp morning myself really - probably woke up in a mood because it was hubby's turn to get up but he didn't think it was, so by the time Nicky had been in and out and lost his little cat etc etc I was pretty much awake anyway, then he gets up grumbling away, and all I can hear downstairs is him getting cross and Nicky yelling.  Not really conducive to a nice lie-in .

Anyway to make matters worse, MIL had offered us some "spare, expensive" weedkiller the other day, clearly saying in her own words "your garden's a mess" (she is a keen gardener), so I ignored the underlying meaning and said yes no point in wasting it.  But in the meantime her and hubby had arranged for her to come and weed our garden this morning, so at 10am she turns up .  I can't explain it and I sound totally unreasonable, but basically I do not want her, or anyone, doing my gardening for me!!  Hubby never does any gardening so he clearly thinks nothing of someone coming in to help, but to me it's MY garden and when I look out of the window I feel a certain pride that I made it look that way.  Yes it is a mess at the moment, which I was just saying to myself the other day, and fully intend to sort it out.  But no, SHE has to come and interfere, again .

Sorry, rant over.  I know that most people will say, what are you complaining about,  she's helping you out because you haven't got time, but this is the woman who bought things for our house and installed them, all without even asking us, and also the fact that hubby never even asked me.  Rant definitely over now .

Took out my frustration on helping to touch up Sophie's school this afternoon - she wanted to come along too and had great fun painting a bench and a wall!

Then stand-in swimming teacher for her lesson this evening who had us all singing the Wheels on the Bus at the beginning - for a class of 4/5 year olds?!!  Felt rather babyish.

Anyway, I will stop grumbling and instead look forward to my 10k race tomorrow, which I hope I am not going to melt in  - will update tomorrow!

EF - how's things?

29/06/2013 at 23:39

I am gutted that my nerve pain in my leg is back - give me standard back pain any day!! Pain killers don't work and no comfy positions to sit/lie. Hubby working so its a LONG day at home!! I will be calling the specialist tomorrow and suspect the operation is back on cards - god knows how we'll fit everything in!

trying to be positive and failing badly!!!!

30/06/2013 at 08:51

Thanks JT .  Love that your FIL is banned - I really hope I don't turn into the MIL from hell who can't help but "help" constantly, when my kids are in their 30s...  People keep asking me how it is with them living so close to us now and I say "yeah fine" but right now I want a bit of space!  Hubby and I haven't mentioned it at all so a distinct frosty air between us though we're still getting on on the surface.  Then I saw an email from her to him last night asking if he wanted her to do more weeding, which has annoyed me even more because I wasn't on the email!  Also I can't mention it because I shouldn't have read it .

Hoggle - ouchy ouch to your leg, I can only imagine how awful that must be.  Stay positive, it may not need operating on and if it does, you will manage - your health must come first. ((()))

Anyway, it is cloudy at the moment though it forecast to be really sunny but fingers crossed the cloud stays!!  I'll be putting Sophie's "Once" suncream on today!

30/06/2013 at 09:03

tell hubby to man up. you don't need to let on that you saw the email - just that you want to be consulted if she asks about doing stuff in the garden. my mum was like that - she would sort my wardrobe (and T's too) and throw out all the stuff that she thought was too old!! she would throw out flowers that I had which she thought had gone past it. she wasn't so bad in the garden because it wasn't her thing but NOTHING was sacrosanct in the house. she would clean and reorganise my kitchen cupboards, moving things to where she wanted them to be because she couldn't reach them in some cupboards. drove me MAD.

good luck today, JG

haven't coughed this morning. seem to start when I take my inhaler - then I cough up loads of gunk. is that normal?

30/06/2013 at 16:53

1:03 so another slow one  - hilly first half though and massive hill through 5k point which very nearly reduced me to a walk!  Kept feeling sick and having tummyache on and off too which is unusual - thought I was going to chuck up for a minute after the finish so moved away from everyone!  Hey ho, I gave it everything, roll on the next race .

30/06/2013 at 16:56

Oh yes and I forgot to mention my moment of idiocy as I shut the car boot with the key inside...!  Fortunately I had everything I needed for the race so found a nice marshall who let me borrow his phone and rang hubby who duly arrived just after I'd finished with the spare key!  Not my finest moment...

30/06/2013 at 19:20

Well I am alive from my race, but now rather tired!! Will come back tomorrow with full race report... I enjoyed it, but really struggled with breathing today (think I have been fighting cold all week), and having checked my peak flow tonight I can see that I would have had a problem, (usually PF sits about 420, this evening it's at 350 so not especially great!!)

Very very very windy, as expected, either blowing directly into your face or shoving you from behind but somehow I didn't stack it and remained upright throughout!  Found it REALLY challenging underfoot, lots and lots of boulders and you couldn't not concentrate for long!

Anyways, just squeezed in under five hours with 4.58 for the 26.68 miles, was hoping for quicker but found the technical stuff harder and also conceded lungs were not going to help me today.  No idea of placing etc - there were some very serious, hardened hill-running ladies out there so I have no delusions of grandeur that is for sure!

Anyway, need to get kids off to bed before I fall asleep too

30/06/2013 at 19:26

oh JG rubbish that mil invades your space, good intention but perhaps if she took kids for a few hours instead??  Well done on race, feeling poorly prob means a pb was never on the cards today so fab on you for getting round. Whoops to Car key- easily done! 

CM - how much do you reckon you will get for your existing car? Am thinking about eldest and he can't afford too much so a high miler might suit his budget!!?  Hope your kids arent fighting too much.... 

Hoggle - hope you are OK, not fun being in pain and knowing you can't avoid lifting kids, housework, driving, etc

I see Lotte has booked flights for her 75miler, no backing out now! 

Hope CC has survived her race and anyone else running today.

Went to club and did fabulous, boggy, hilly 14 miles. Some tightness and pain down left leg but nothing too worrying I hope. Some lovely friends then gave us a garden table and chairs so we collected them and had a BBQ, fab! 

30/06/2013 at 19:28

cross posts CC - glad you are ok but not so good to hear about breathing probs.

30/06/2013 at 21:18

Well done CC and happy birthday too! Hope you feel better soon xx

30/06/2013 at 21:42

well done, CC! that is a fab effort on feeling under par

camlo - I have no idea what I would sell my car for yet. haven't really looked into it. it's a 56 plate focus 1.8 petrol. it has 102k miles on the clock. full service history. interior bears evidence of kids (!) and exterior bears evidence of my inability to avoid gate while parking on driver side bumper (just scrapes - nothing major). to be fair it has never caused me a single problem but I realise that it may well do shortly!

well done JG - sounds like a challenging course!

I ran again today. 10 min miling at times. get me. anyway I did 2x12 min runs with 5 min walking in between. and I also did 20-ish min walk to get down to the flat where I ran, and 20 min back. so was out for 1hr10 min in total. survived. back starting to hurt though. has been pain free whole time I've not been running...

30/06/2013 at 22:01

Well done CC! 

I'm after inspiration for presents for 5 yr old boys.  Less than £10 please!

lovely night campng, nice group oF people, Eric and Matilda slept fine, I slept about as well as I always do in a tent.  Fab weather, beautiful place.


30/06/2013 at 22:06

5 yr old boys - Ben 10 anything; Lego Star wars / Harry Potter / Batman themed anything. You won't get Lego itself for that price but you can pick up Lego character themed stuff - pencil / pen cases, notebooks etc. J loves them. Or since it's summer, how about a water pistol (mwahahaha) or a garden skittle set? or a space hopper?

30/06/2013 at 22:24

Well done on the runs this weekend! CC that is AMAZING regardless of your poor health!! Well done to JG - how annoying re. keys though!

Was just thinking MM hasn't been on for a while - I'm guessing very busy juggling work and home!

Specialist appointment tomorrow morning (thank god). Tried to offer me 13th August until I explained what was happening and they saw the urgency! Felt terrible phoning my boss this morning as we are soooo short-staffed at the moment and she is carrying a lot of other peoples work already. She is so lovely though!

Soooo it looks like the surgery is unavoidable - of course I then had a freak out about it going wrong, being paralysed and in my 2am mind confined to concrete paths for the rest of my life - over dramatic or what?!! To be honest this last couple of days has been so awful that I know its the right thing as this could just keep happening every few months if not and the thought of that is terrible!! The pain has improved somewhat today so I am able to get some work done and not just pacing around grimacing!! Hopefully it means I get more sleep tonight as well - 3 hours is not enough to maintain sanity!


30/06/2013 at 22:51

Grrrr to annoying in-laws! You should all be thankful that we are no in touch with mine otherwise you'd be sick of hearing me complain about MIL!! And I totally know what you mean about someone meddling with your garden!! Mine is a total mess at the moment but grrrrrrrrrr to anyone who points it out.


01/07/2013 at 09:09

Reading but can't keep up girls and never time to post. Had bad accident last weekend in a 5k. Stupid muppet floored me in full flow running downhill ( feeling good for once so 5.30-6mm around 1,5k point). He hurdled a marker cone! Knees cut to shreds especially my right knee which is still bleeding/weeping (probably should havit had stitches tbh). Pelvis bad, back was but whiplash eased now. Worst is the deep deep bruising in my right knee joint and shinbone. Leg looks grey And impact hurts quite a lot. My summer is ruined. I did run the Cotswold relay leg on sat but only cos it was too late to find a replacement and i am the quickest we have. It's certainly not helped recovery and I've never been in so much pain. That leg has hills like nothing else. Downhill was sooooo painful. One chap said I was shouting out 'Ow!' With a every step at one point. I was 5th and should have been 2nd!  The team came 3rd after bristol and bath so we did well. First on my leg is rather quick! Anyway another week off and see how I am then. 

I do have a nice new purple princess though! White handle bars and seat and shiny new white shoes to match. Once I can bend my right leg I'm looking forward to testing her out 

13th anniversary today. Unlucky for some. He is a good bloke though. Took me out Thursday to see 'A comedy of errors' outside theatre. It was brilliant. 

We have an smax too. I love it! We just bought a trailer too, so now it has a detachable tow hear too! 

TD day so off to Dyrham for the day.

Edited: 01/07/2013 at 09:15
01/07/2013 at 13:00

Ooh MM that sounds really nasty, hope you can rest it a bit (next to impossible with kids!).

Happy Anniversary!

Poorly boys here, took B to doc after a weekend of high temp and there is no infection but he is so unhappy and is now v snotty and starting to cough so no doubt we will end up back there if it gets worse.  Aidan woke up with eczema on his face which was weeping yesterday morning - out of nowhere - very odd, we are wondering if it was an allergic reaction to suncream?  It dried out over the day and is just some tiny scabs now - i put sudocrem on it overnight as I havn't got any eczema stuff as he has been clear for over a year!

01/07/2013 at 13:38

Kinsey - my friend down South, her son is allergic to normal sun cream - he reacted in EXACTLY the same way to  Aidan so I wouldn't be surprised if it is the same.

MM - that sounds horrible, sometimes people are amazingly stupid . Do you think you ought to get any of the bruising checked out? and I guess you've done the chiro/osteo for the rest? I know when I stacked it a few years back during mara training I ignored the fall-out from my fall and it caused all number of knock-on effects!

Yay to the purple princess though, hubby has bought be a lovely purple outdoor (Rab) jacket for my birthday - is windproof but has a warmish lining too. Will get lots of wear.

JG - well done for toiling round that race on Sunday, sounds quite a challenge, esp if feeling under par, have no doubt you get under that 1 hour on the next one. I did chuckle at the car keys incident I'm afraid as it's just the sort of thing I would do!

Sympathies on the interfering In-laws. Thankfully it's not a problem for us, but when mum was up last time she took it upon herself to go through all the leaflets we keep for visitors about stuff to do and get rid of any duplicates - erm no! Including all the maps I have for our local forest - she had to go and dig them out the bin for me as I deliberately have lots of those maps for my runs

Hoggle - so sorry to hear your back is such an ongoing saga , middle of the night is never a good time to be analysing these things though!! Hope they get you in for surgery very soon.

Camlo - your bedroom sounds fabby, I am envious!

Sounds like the camping trips went well for Caro and Vixo so a big YAY to that.

Race report will have to wait until tonight - but then I am sure you don't really want a waffle-a-thon from me anyway.

CM - take it easy with all that green gunk!!!

3.5 easy miles for me this morning, ones I could have done without but had to get back to our remaining car after dropping hire car back at garage, thankfully mainly downhill, but even so, would rather have waited until tomorrow for that run!

Edited: 01/07/2013 at 13:39
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