Amazing post, Nessie - thank you so much for sharing
CM - agree with Camlo, you need to come on for rest breaks! So excited for you (and just a wee bit jealous!) for your visit to CC
Kinsey - glad you got in quickly. I'd feel a bit weird having to express too! Hope the results come back soon to out your mind at ease x
Camlo - yes, that could also be an option. They may well be able to go it alone. The discussions yesterday didn't really help him that much as there are a lot of options on the table and he won't know everything until Thursday. He has done an amazing job, yes, and I am so very proud of him... If only he would believe me!
Bleugh, got a lurg that won't shift. Have only managed 10 miles this week and they were all short runs. Got a 10k in Sunday which I have said I am not racing, but I know I will once I'm out there Going to do nothing now until then! Well, you know, nothing is all relative really - still have to be single parent until Sunday! It's the last of four weekends in a row that Ben has worked and I think we will both be glad to have time next weekend
Sounds like you have the answer then, CM - if you feel like that without him then I guess he's not what you need. I think sometimes it's what people can offer, not what they are, that we are attracted to, even if that makes us feel bad!
Hoggle - ordinarily I would love to be trapped in a tearoom but that sounds challenging JP is loud too - really loud!! Tbh I think it is because he has issues with his ears - need to take him back to the GP over Easter. His eardrums are reverted or something and he may need gromits. Doc said that would only be in worst case scenario though.
Things are getting waaaaaaay too complicated with this job thing. Now today he is down in London talking about a potential buyout. This would be good becasue he would have more freedom (very restricted ATM, being dictated to about working hours bla bla) but it would mean a cut in salary. On the other hand, it would also give him dividends which would make it up. BUT a job has come up back here at Keele and he is going to apply. Seriously, I mean I do not think for one minute it'd be the answer, but it would help, for sure. So please all keep your fingers crossed/pray/do happy dances/whatever other rituals you amazing ladies engage in for me!
Lol at the big dog! Can you imagine the food bills? Our cats are on diets, I have decided. They are all too fat! I've switched their food to the Hills 'Light' formula to see how they go on. They are all large-framed cats, but also heavy. Mugglewump is 6kg! He is quite naughty and pesters me for titbits so that needs to stop too.
Loving the idea of neuroplasticity. We should buddy up on the letting go thing, PG. It is so hard and every day is a work in progress. Some days are easier than others too. Stay strong xx
CM - I'd be frustrated by the situation too. Can see why you want to pack it in, but if it makes you happy then could the happiness outweigh the rubbish stuff?