((((((((Podds))))))))) you sound exhausted physically and emotionally. No wise words from me but hope you are taking things steady this weekend in every sense.
Chuggy, why did you put that doggy link on? I want to go straight to Phoenix and adopt them all especially that one that has been there 10 years. Monty, looks exactly what I would expect for you. Hope it all works out for you.
Good luck for tomorrow MC. Hope it's not too hot for you and Meldy. (But hoping it's fine and warm here as it's my birthday and we are going to have a picnic and play by the river).
Noggy, nice to hear you have a quiet, easy weekend.
I did a very hot park run this morning. Got up late (not like me at all, seriously), bolted my brekkie down, got a crick in my neck and the toothache came on again in the car. Nowhere near a PB but nowhere near a PW either, 29.03. Then went and ran the disabled cycling club which was busy this morning.
((((((((((Chuggy Family)))))))))))) it's funny that DL should say that about the Rainbow Bridge as I thought similarly as well. A right old mayhem and madness scene but all friends. Sorry to hear that C1 is unhappy. She has probably been thinking too profoundly and wallowing in her misery. From what you've said she is a bright girl and will realise that what she's said is utterly stupid. (((((((((((More hugs cos you need em)))))))))
Podds, OUTSTANDING! What a fab report but it did sound a bit hellish! You are amazing.
Good luck for the Outlaw Meldy. So you will be a Pirate and an Outlaw, odd considering your job!
Noggy, you're nuts! (That is mentally, not enquiring how parts of your anatomy are).
Sluggy, I was in the pool at 7.30am, I didn't see you!
I was wondering what Larry was trying to tell us about her batteries then remembered what HRM stood for!!!
As OH was working in another town this morning I decided to get on my bike for the first time in 6 weeks and meet up with him there. Then he could bring me home in the van and I could avoid overdoing it. I cycled the 30 miles and was parched when I got there. Met up with him and the van was playing up. We got about half a mile out of town and the clutch went completely. Never mind he had AA cover via his bank. Ninety minutes later they arrived and pronounced the clutch had gone. However he only had breakdown cover and not recovery so he could only tow us to the nearest garage. Sod that, I've got RAC cover with recovery. 90 minutes later they turned up and pronounced the clutch dead. He had tried to get the office to send the truck out to us without him having to come but they said no. Fifty minutes later the truck arrived but I was some distance away as I'd walked back into town to find something (anything) to eat! I ran back. Got home about 18.45. Friend was due to visit 18.30 to 19.00 ish. I dived in and out of the shower so fast that the water hardly had time to greet me. Friend missed her bus so she hasn't arrived yet.
Morning, I feel your pain Podds! Making good reading though.
Also feel your pain Coco. Thankfully I'm not working today but I'm going into the office as a colleague is leaving today after 28 years. I've also got to pick up my birthday present from my team and MCs pressies sort of rang true with me on this. They aren't tacky but they are so not me. I feel very ungrateful but after working with them for 15 months you would think that they would know me better!
Noggy, good to hear you are so enjoying your cycling and making use of the good weather. Have you always been 'good' with hills or has it just come through bloody mindedness? I have improved but still struggle with any sort of incline.
Chuggy, I feel for you and Rossie. It is very difficult but at around 15 years old she has done so well to be active up to now. I'm with Spence on this. Any extra treatment is only for their human's sake really. Evie was whimpering and moaning last night but settled until 5.30am (on FP Jnrs bed) but I gave her a painkiller that I had left over from a previous visit to the vet and she seems okay now. I believe that decision isn't going to be too far off for us either.
DL, that's the down side of fostering! At least you have given him a pleasant 'holiday' in his life. I saw a programme about a childless couple who were comfortably off and had a lovely house who had fostered a little girl from babyhood. When she was five the SWs decided this was not the right placement for her as she was mixed race (Afro Caribbean) so they wrenched her from the only home she had ever known and put her with a single Asian mother who had so many kids that they couldn't open the doors for all the beds. I know this is an extreme case but that story has stuck in my head and I still feel for all the people involved.
Larry and Noggy, I have followed your stories through ups and downs and I am also on the 'inspired by you' list.
Talking of lists I like lists as well especially the satisfaction of crossing things off them.
Looking forward to reading Podds' event report.
Is there a WAISTers meet up this year? I haven't seen anything in particular about it (I might have missed it) but I have seen an odd reference that made me think it might be on.