How do you get going again after pregnancy?
ooh vixo, that sounds fun!
Been fairly quiet today (funnily enough!) Went to Dr and handed in the hospital letter. Asked for a line for work and that's fine. Also asked if I could get a quick note to say I shouldn't exercise any more (ie at gym) as then gym will freeze membership for free. Unfortunately I got the practice manager and not one of the doctors themselves and so she told me to sod off unless I paid for it! Then went to tesco and bought a magazine and a take away skinny decaf latte from costa. High living indeed.
Tomorrow Lou's class are doing assembly so I need to go to that in the morning and then collect sick line and then head home for more vegging. Cleaner due tomorrow mind you so might need to find a house elsewhere to veg in for some of the morning! Need cleaner to come as plainly don't want to be humphing a hoover about and we have friends coming for dinner saturday night. Nothing complicated - lasagne - so did online shop tonight to save myself going round the supermarket and will get andy to help me make it and take in and out of the oven. Louise has her first rainbows sleepover - she's going to be exhausted on Sunday!
We had to cut down our palm tree on Monday - gutting! It flowered last year and basically the effort of flowering has weakened it to the point where it was looking like it would blow over and with the gales on SUnday night I really did think it was going to end up in next door's car roof. Still, we asked the gardener chappy to make it safe and he's cut it down to a point where it might, just might, manage to grow again so fingers crossed. Honestly, they can survive desert sandstorms but a Swanston gale...!
In case I don't get on pc again (and as my phone seems to dislike letting me on RW any more) GOOD LUCK all marathoners. I will be watching! I have no pangs this year about missing it though I'm sure I won't feel like that on Sunday when I'm watching.
Going to the international diving competition at the Commie pool on Sat. V excited at seeing all these chaps from the olympics. Top 10 are supposed to be there. I decided that sitting at the side of the pool does constitute taking it easy though I suppose it might not be good for the heart rate It's the 3m platform preliminaries - 10m all sold out and the final was in the evening when Lou's at sleepover.
Andy came home at lunchtime today to help me with the ballet run. Two people on one run is def worse than one - firstly we forgot her ballet bag and had to go back and then when we were leaving to come home she was messing around so he put the ballet bag down on a wall and picked her up and I didn't notice so we left it behind again and he had to go back!
Suppose I'd better go up and see how bathtime going - always a late one on a Thurs as rainbows doesn't finish til 7.20.
Seems ok.........better to leave them to it I think!
I'm a bit tired today - I guess what more or less amounted to missing one night's sleep does take it out of you! Plus I'm finding every twinge in my tummy and every loo trip really stressful for fear of what might be going on or what I might find. I do keep getting twinges low down and whilst I know that it's just growing and stretching I am still panicking. I also have a fear now of starting to bleed when I'm out. Imagine it happens at work or, heaven forbid, at court! Having the reputation of being the one who messed the new carpets in the court or had to get ambulanced out!! OMG! I do have the midwives urgent number now programmed into my mobile though, as does Andy and I may even pack a hospital bag as one of the worst bits about Tuesday was that I had nothing - had to get a hospital gown which tied at the back and they gave me mesh pants so although they said I could go for a wander - I couldn't really, not without causing havoc!! Even after Andy brought me some stuff he forgot socks and shoes!
Oh EF, it's difficult to 'rest' when life is so busy!!! But do try. Hilarious re the ballet run with two of you, and as for the mesh knickers! Hmmm definitely pack that bag.
Enjoy wine club Vixo. One of my friends has an 'abandoned wives club' on a Thur eve ... basically a wine club, which was originally started when a few husbands were away on ops or working away and has kind of grown.
My last trip to the London Mara expo was dreadful - hot day, had to take Scarlett with me (who was very good but no fun for a three-year-old) and is a long old haul on the trains. Was the Thurs I think and not good prep!! Did get to meet RB and Anjelicats though
Lotte - you've been quiet ... am sure you are in the throws of back-to-school chaos, how are the legs now?
Inpromptu hard hilly 10-miler today!!! And it was meant to be six easy and a swim ... friend texted to see if I fancied joining her and another friend, running in a new area and as I run alone so much I thought I'd join them. Anyways, started with a 1.5 mile climb up a forest track ... we had SIX dogs with us - she walks Tilda Swintons dogs for her, so we had Tildas 4, plus the one belonging to the 'manny' who looks after her kids plus her dog!!! Wasn't meant to be 10 miles but a fab training area and not a bad pace either. Legs feel well trashed tonight - and tomorrow was meant to be my long run ... anyway, that's my claim to fame for the year - I helped walk Tilda Swintons dogs
Vile vile weather this afternoon but thankfully avoided that. Rather fabby skies at the mo though so may have to go clamber up the climbing frame!
and LOVE the image of you on the scooter Vixo with O in the sling - she'll grow up to be an adrenaline junkie!
so it is - happy birthday karen!
back monday brookie. i'll be good tho and take breaks and no lifting huge files. bloody hope my jury trial (we have civil trials here) settles tomorrow mind you! starts on tues!
jt that's fab re running partner and cc I'm impressed at tilda swinton's dogs
phone still wont load rw so this is kindle which is decidedly temperamental too.
Thanks for bday wishes Caro and EF. I try never to work on my birthday if I can help it, so was at home all day today. Was slightly sad to say goodbye to my thirties but as they say "life begins at 40" and all that and I'm taking solace in the fact that I know i look better and am generally much healthier than I was going from my 20s to my 30s, so it's all good. Had a lovely day, breakfast and presents in bed, then lunch out with hubby and Anna and a few friends over after school for cakes and drinks (although still somehow managed to end up with 15 kids in our house!).
Only managed to catch up a bit so will have to read back properly but ... EF, take it easy now lady. Sounds like a scarey time what with being rushed into hospital and all that. Hope you're putting your feet up and resting as much as you can and trying not to worry (easier said than done of course).
Good luck to all the runners on Sunday. You are all amazing, and I am full of admiration for your dedication and commitment to the training. Given the awful events in Boston last weekend hopefully this will be a real opportunity for the running community at large to show our total sympathy to those poor people affected and to prove to the cowardly gits who carried out the attacks that we are all far stronger than they are without having to resort to violence.
Right, off to hoover up the rest of my main birthday cake now - hubby made me a giant chocolate cornflake cake and there's only a small amount left so need to get to it before the kids attack it tomorrow . Night all.
enjoy the cornflake cake Karen!
That's my kindle packed in now too - what is going on??! popped onto pc to see if it's the site but no, just mobile devices!
Happy birthday Karen and a belated Happy Birthday JT I think?
Struggling to find any motivation to work this morning. Hubby has Fri/Sat off so he always has M on a Friday rather than daycare - by the time I have parcelled them out of the house I am totally not in my usual work mode! Plenty to do so really should get on!!
CM - your train ride sounded interesting!!! God I don't miss public transport!!!
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