Been a whirlwind few months .. new rads have leaked (3rd time!) mucky water everywhere .. .. waiting to get my carpet and curtains cleaned .. just got everything put away in the little store cupboard again from having the rads fitted and it was all back out again so they could turn the water off to do my bathroom make over ..
Ohh myy I have the most beautiful wet room now ... sooo much easier .. no more 'cocking my leg over the side of the bath' problems to get showered .. and it's really lovely .. lots of clean white tiling and chrome or stainless steel accessories .. I keep going and sitting on the loo (seat down!) just to look at it all ..
And ... GC my dear friend ... where are you ?? Everything OK I hope .. I have emailed but I'm wondering if I used the right addy .. ??
Still cleaning out cupboards hahah ... it's quite amazing what you find in cupboards .. so many things you'd forgotten about .. so many things that .. well .. you can only wonder why you kept them !
I've decided to keep going and clear out all the kitchen and one of the store cupboards ... and all the stuff I am pulling out and deciding I don't want to keep will go to the Sue Ryder charity shop .. so I will get nice tidy cupboard with no rubbish in them (or not as much !) .. and the charity shop will have some nice new items .. mostly new items that I had thought I needed or would be helpful .. but mostly things that take more time to get out and wash up after use than labour saving .. !
Christmas lunch was rather an 'odd' affair .. in the end I didn't fancy anything remotely Christmassy .. so I indulged myself in sausage, egg and chips .. not something I have very often ... and it was delicious .. naughtily delicious .. because I even fried the egg instead of having it poached .. woohooo ... I followed that culinary feast with a satsuma and a snack bag of raisins .. but it was what I fancied and I really enjoyed it ..
Been having a few probs setting up the Wii .. more a case of me not having read the instructions correctly .. a TV with insufficient sockets to plug everything in .. and a 'funny' thumb that clicks and locks in place everytime I bend it .. ohh and being in my 'worst' two weeks .. ! But getting everything sorted now .. the weather hadn't helped much .. extended my 'bad' two weeks into almost a 4 week downer ..
I did have a go and enjoyed the fitness programme .. but my heart and head wasn't in it .. so I decided to wait a bit .. if I'd carried on I might not have wanted to start again .. but now I am still looking forward to it .. it's silly .. but very fibro thinking !
No .. I haven't dropped off the face of the planet .. just been a tad busy .. !
Well .. what about the weather .., YIKES it's been cold here .. down to MINUS 12 a few nights .. we've had snow .. but luckily not too much .. I've been out on my scooter in the snow ... not so much a gently trundling along to the shops more an exciting slipping and sliding adventure .. !
The Wii has arrived .. still having a few problems getting it set up as I haven't enough 'slots' at the back of the TV for everything .. but fingers crossed I shall have it mastered asap ..
By long tradition tomorrow (Christmas Day) I shall be sorting out one of my kitchen cupboards .. it started many years ago when I was searching for a particular dish and ended up dragging the lot out out of the cupboard to find it ... while I was there I washed the cupboard out and replaced everything tidily .. and I've been doing it ever since .. and I have a particularly untidy cupboard waiting for my attention tomorrow haha
No idea what I shall be eating tomorrow .. haven't made my mind up yet .. depends on what I fancy I suppose .. my digestion has no sense of timing .. so it could be anything from a bowl of soup to a roast and all the trimmings hahah .. but whatever I end up having it will be because it's what I fancied on the day ...
I'm going to ring my sister in Australia shortly .. wish her a Happy Christmas before they go out visiting friends and family .. always seems weird that she is already in her Christmas Day .. while I am still in our Christmas Eve .. it will be the same New Year .. when she rings me to celebrate the New Year at midnight .. she will be one year ahead of me hahaha
Well that just leaves me to wish 'you and yours' the very best that the festive season can bring .. who ever you spend it with, however you choose to spend it ... have a truly GREAT time ...
Well, I've done it now ... I've been thinking about it for quite a while .. and the new edition comes out on 3rd December .. so I thought .. GO FOR IT !!And what have I gone for you might be asking .. well .. I've pre ordered the new Nintendo Wii Console with Wii Fit Plus and a balance board and a motion plus controller .. I agree it's a lot of money .. but when you think how much any decent piece of fitness equipment costs .. or membership of a gym with travel costs .. then it's not bad really .. it's a decent bundle with the most inportant things you need to get started .. the Fitness 'game' is really good, with lots of different things to try out .. I've watched a video of some of the games moves and I am positive I can attempt a fair bit .. it's like having a personal training in your home .. and you CANNOT cheat .. because the machine works it all out for you .. and as you get updates with your fitness level then you get motivated to do just a little more .. or stretch a little further .. or last a little longer before stopping .. I know I HAVE TO do something about my fitness .. (and weight of course) .. I wouldn't be motivated enough to go to classes and the cost of taxi's there and back soon adds up .. the £170 buying price would only get me about 3 months with a club or something .. and I shall have this for a long time .. I can do it as often as I like .. try and pick my 'good' days .. and as it will al be set up ready there's no waiting about or getting equipment out/ready ...So there ... now I've 'told' you all .. I know I will have to flippin' use it .. and get some control back with my fitness .. because you'll be asking me how I am doing .. hahahahActually I feel quite 'excited' .. I've watched a lot of adverts showing the new Wii and it's fitness games and it looks a lot of FUN ... fun I can do ... and if I get too hot and bothered I can just turn a fan on .. there's a LOT to be said for exercising in the privacy of your own home .. control over what you do.. how long for and what part of the day you do it in .. I can start off nice and slow .. see how I get on .. pace myself properly ... and it makes you warm up and warm down too so I understand .. so you exercise responsibly ... I have been getting more active .. so I want to build on that .. and I'm one of these people that wants to see instant results ... well this will do that because you get told after every session how well you did .. can't wait to get it now
Forgot to say the engineer is coming out on Wednesday .. hopefully to fix the fault .. !
Started snowing here at 3am .. stopped again at 3.20am heheheh So fingers crossed it stays away for a bit longer .. new heating rads etc is proving very effective against the 'extra' cold we are having .. only had to make a minor adjustment to the thermostat thingy on the bedroom radiator .. all the others 'kicked in' as required .. it's lovely to be warm .. but not overheating .. and everyone here has mentioned I'm not opening all my windows every day now .. (which was my only way to control the heat) .. !
Poster for Sinterklaas on the notice board (GC's suggestion for an afternoon event here at the sheltered housing place) .. so lots of questions .. 'what's ... Sintie .. kay .. lay .. as' .. but I shall keep them all guessing for a bit longer .. heheheh ...
And my last 'do' with the Hawaiian theme has obviously got them all fired up .. as they are asking if they can dress up (as best as possible) in Dutch clothes .. be interesting to see what they wear won't it .. now GC ... how do I pronounce Zwarte Piet ... is it 'zuh wart pee et' ... or .. 'zuhwartey pete' ohh blimey .. do tell ...
Did a small load of washing yesterday afternoon .. very inconvenient having to wait for the leak and then ramming a teatowel against the detergent drawer .. so I am going to try folding a plastic bag under the drawer later .. that might fill the 'gap' that the water is coming out of .. not very good though is it .. especially when they actually test the machines before sending them out ..