I still have to remind myself that so many people can see posts on FB - thanks for your support TT! They do make us cross and it's so hard not to just speak your mind!
Good luck Lotte and Brookie! Hope the knee and foot hold up Lotte.
I ran 7.2 miles yesterday and it felt quite hard work - harder than the 10 miles I did last Sunday bizarrely! I am feeling tired and a bit under the weather though so that's probably why. Had to get a longish run in as I've got the delights of a soft play birthday party tomorrow morning...oh the joys...
MM - my friend has just posted her Minecraft cake for her daughter and it is just awful! She says she is no domestic goddess but really...made me laugh! Wouldn't say that to her of course .
Had a reasonably successful swimming lesson with Nicky this morning in that he swam with just a woggle for a few seconds without me holding on. As soon as he realises though, he just panics and begs me to hold onto him! Hopefully it will give him a little confidence anyway. He is not a brave boy in the water though he enjoys it strangely enough!
I had a nice riding lesson too, on a new horse who I haven't ridden before and was hard work to keep going, but the instructor said I did well on her . Got my leg stuck on the back of the saddle when I was getting off though and had brief visions of landing in an undignified heap on the floor !
Big hugs Caro, I don't like hospitals at the best of times so I can quite imagine how sick of the place you are! Definitely on the home run, keep going...don't give up now... (that's what people were saying to me at the end of my recent 10k!)
Camlo - we're not lifting, it's the alarm waking her as otherwise she would stay wet for hours without waking, so hopefully it will have more of an effect. I used to try waking her up and she was just unwakeable - lights on, duvet off, gently shaking her, talking loudly...I always say she could sleep through a brass band!
Having stupid PTA issues at the moment - we've just announced our KS2 (Y3-Y6) disco for next week, meaning KS1 aren't invited, which was what the school decided so our hands are tied. But all we're getting are moaning parents about how upset their bl**dy 6 year old is/will be at not being able to go to the disco - seriously, parents, get a grip and tell your kids the same!! Grr
Thanks for the job encouragement by the way, I will keep applying...
Hope you've got your name on your vest to all the supporters around you can cheer you on Caro
I didn't get the job, oh well. Bit down about it at the moment but a temporary blip hopefully. He'll give me feedback if I ring on Monday. They were a nice bunch as well, I would like to work there. Having a bit of a "what was the point in all that education" moment - can't seem to find work in any area I'm interested in .
Caro - Nicky is dry most nights too but we haven't braved taking off his pull-ups at night - he also said he didn't want to! We're currently using the Wet-Stop alarm on Sophie in an attempt to get her dry, as she's got to the point where her pyjama pants are absolutely full every single morning, and when we've tried without, she just doesn't wake up! So we've done 3 consecutive nights and after the first alarm she's done some in her pants but the rest in the toilet, and last night she came in at about 3am to tell me proudly that she'd woken up herself and gone for a wee She was so pleased! I've promised her another Digibird if she gets a gold star for being dry all night or going to the toilet... She really hates being woken up at 9-10pm by it though, even with a loud alarm bleeping in her ear she takes about 5 mins to come round! She really is a heavy sleeper, and then cries while sitting on the toilet and has to be cuddled back to sleep as otherwise she just sits there sobbing. Then in the morning she doesn't even remember waking up!
Grr to post office Caro - I didn't have any recently but I showed the man every card in my purse and he let me off. I hope you gave him a full guilt-trip about it. Were there people queueing behind you? If so, he/she probably didn't want to seem soft. Grr though. Hope you're not feeling too crappy and well done on the run.
Boo to sickness PG.
Happy belated birthday Hoggle!
Erm...forgotten everything else! Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine like we are today. I decided to take the plunge and do the 9.5 mile loop round the reservoir this morning, having done nearly 7 miles in a different location last week. I ended up doing 10 miles as the last half mile back towards the car was downhill, so I feel quite pleased with myself . It's been a long time since I've run that far! I may even consider a half marathon at some point...
Interview tomorrow - bit nervous but not sure if I want the job, if I'm right for it etc. I've applied for job share but we'll see. It's a Pre-enrolment Student Liaison officer at Sheffield Hallam Uni. I think I'd enjoy it but not sure how it'd fit in with school.
Sophie did her homework without a whinge (almost) yesterday! We've had battles over it but hopefully she's getting the idea that it's not impossible and she can do it well!
Hi Sazzle I've never used a running buggy but someone will be along soon with advice! Definitely focus on your core after baby arrives - I've had all sorts of problems with hips/legs/back which, 4 years after my last baby was born, finally seem to be sorted! You will feel unbelievably tired for at least the first 6 weeks though so be kind to yourself and don't do too much too soon. Exciting waiting for first baby to arrive though, no feeling like it .
CM - job sounds pants but it IS still better than your last place, from what you used to say. I would say (in my unknowledgeable position!) either go and talk to your manager and say, look I can't manage this, if I don't get support etc I'm going to have to look elsewhere, and hope they do something, or just start looking elsewhere. If they are any kind of decent employer, they will not want you to go off long-term sick or leave so will pull their finger out for you - if not, definitely see what else is around.
I've got several applications in, and a couple more to do. Not sure if I'm suitable and most of them are full-time so I've applied for job-share which might not happen, so I'm not getting my hopes up too much. Just want shot of the college really, although I'm doing a bit of extra cover this week so a bit more cash at least.
Managed to resolve some parental moaning on FB - so fed up with some of them who find the negative in everything! Contacted the head and explained their concerns and hey presto it's all sorted out and parents are happy. It's just not hard to send an email expressing your concerns, instead of moaning on about it and slagging off the school or staff! Grr.
My other grr is my stupid neighbour who came round the other day telling me where I should park my car! Basically he can't get his car out very well, because of our neighbour's car, and told me and my other neighbour to park on our drives. I started to explain that I have been doing that, but today I hadn't because I was going to go and pick Sophie up but then we ended up walking, but he just turned away from me and talked over me when I was halfway through my sentence! I ended up shouting at him "well if you'd let me finish my sentence" etc and slammed the door on him! Grr, stupid busybody telling me what to do!