Welcome home Westie. Trust you to pick on the worst storm of the year!
(((Snaily))) Remember how you thought this job would be a walkover after the previous one?
Glad that you managed to get some stuff done Meldy. I'm always amazed by how much I can do in an hour without interruptions. Poor old Murph, I hope he manages to persuade the ladies that gloved tails are the look this season .
(((DL))) I know that you always manage to make us laugh, but I can imagine that the constant travelling and hassle is often less then funny.
Daffs, you are amazing! Are your training specifically for half maras or tris? If the latter, what distance do you have in mind.
(((Jenni))), yes, I can imagine that your business is particularly busy at this time of year!
I'm afraid that I am old fashioned enough to still send Christmas cards and I rarely FB. My family assure me that they enjoy the round robin letters, as it is the only news they get all year, so I keep sending them. I'm happy to donate to charity but I feel it should 'inconvenience' me rather than other people, especially without consultation (sorry, some old history there re family!).
I had a panic over how little I'd got done but am feeling much better now. I have spent an hour at a time doing stuff and the 'to do' list is getting smaller. Luckily, I don't have to worry about cooking a big meal until the weekend after Christmas so that gives me extra time.
Mind you, I'm feeling kanackered again at the moment - I'm glad I won't have to stay up til midnight to book aquagym for a couple of weeks .
Meldy, you are one of the least 'me me me' people I know! You have as much right to voice your worries, irritations, frustrations here as anyone. I hope that some downtime returns you to your usual self.
Coco, I wonder if you are still trying to run at the pace you used to be able to manage? It may be that your internal speedometer is trying to do that and not recognising that you are not, yet, up to it... As to the PTSD stuff, I can understand that you are not looking forward to confronting the image of the accident (((Coco))) The idea will to be to take it out of its box and look at it from every angle until your brain recognises it as just a small part of your past, rather than building it up into a huge monster.
Anyone heard from Larry since she went to look after Holly?
MS decided to go into w*rk after all - what a hero! Strange, he made the decision shortly after looking at our credit card bill...
Have chatted with SIL this morning. It seems that MIL is doing well but is likely to be rather more breathless these days. Sadly, she has had to finally stop playing badminton, which I know she will regret Still no decision regarding the family Christmas. I have made an executive decision and accepted another offer but have said that I will still provide the turkey if the family do get together. It really sounds as if MIL won't be up to it - the problem will be getting her to admit it!
Nice to see you again Snaily, sorry to hear that w*rk is keeping you away from us though.
Podds, it's about time you let your hair down a bit, Glad that you have enjoyed yourself.
Sounds an interesting evening, Dragon. Not sure whether I have eaten goat in the past, I had my suspicions about some of the meat we were given in Italy in the 70s, even though it was a tourist resort !
It's great to hear the peeps with mojos - although somewhat alarming to listen to the person who purports to be Daffy
Westie, I'm glad you are having fun. I look forward to hearing more about your trip.
Quiet morning here, MS is at home having had a very bad night coughing and wheezing due to man-flu. I am still in bed and am struggling to type as I have Cleo on my lap and she is determined that at least one of my hands should be stroking her at all times. Am seeing TM this arvo so will get progress report on his daughter.