Morning all. Been in a long dark tunnel of administrative duties this week (all the things I'm secretary/organiser of seem to have deadlines at once----aaarrrgghh!) so have missed several days and about to zoom out now so will read back later. But
Congrats to the Spences for courage and endurace. They tell me it starts to hurt less when you get to 40 years xxxx
Nogs, BEEEEG respect!! Fab going. Hope you and HL have a lovely amble out--anything involving coffee and cakes is off to a good start.
Morning your Meldyship, though I'm not sure if you're getting up or going to bed
Pdds, sounds like a great evening before a fab weekend
Daffs, no matter what frequency you choose, you're still going faster and faster!
MC, glad the throat is better, those can really hurt! Don't do TOO much house work today, make the others do it so you can save some energy for tomorrow
Apologies to everyone else, not had time to read back yet.
Fizzy still ouching. Asked casually if I could try running, being as how it's a different movement and all that. He gave me a dirty look and said not til I could walk But he's started giving me exercises, which must be a good sign, right? They hurt
But C1 has officially resigned from her job in Oz (many tears but she knows she's ready to move on) and weather here is aMAZing, sunny and warm, with loads of flowers out. The Dutch plant crocuses almost as ground cover, so there are just fields of them beside roads and paths everywhere. Ooops, gotta go to the village with C2, back later.
Dear me, Podds, the mind boggles! The plot line here has definitely moved on in the last 24 hours
(((((Coco and Mr Coco)))))
Sounds like you ought to both give in and just enjoy being miserable! But hopefully it will pass soon----and like everyone said, it really will help when you don't have to Tube any more. Those trains are real hothouses for germs. Just take care now and don't try to be valiant and get up when you feel carp!
Pippi, my apologies: the word I typed was 'swembled' not 'stumbled'! Bliddy spellcheck. But how maddening to have planned a while evening waiting for parents who didn't show up. That's plain rude! BTW, when I read you were wearing a witch's costume for world book day, I first read it as world BANK day, and thought your choice of costume was an eloquent comment on the financial community!
WOOOHOOO, WESTIE, SCOTT IS TRULY FAB! The numbers tell their own story: that was a true bastard of a route, and to have finished at all is bliddy good. To have come in 65th is magnifico! And BTW, that chugging of yours is coming along very nicely too, isn't it? You must be well chuffed all round!
(((((((DL and OH)))))
Not sure which of you I feel sorrier for! Hope by the time you get back on Wednesday night the worst is over on all fronts!
Sorry life is such heavy going, but gee----I wish feeling like that made me run faster!!! What a brilliant job of sublimating the angst or whatever it is. Well done you!
Yums, well done at defending Cush. I hate it when people don't keep dogs on a lead. The truth is that they can NOT control an unleashed dog. I would normally never think of kicking an animal, but a couple of times when Rossie has been cowering behind me I've done it. Wished I could kick the owner instead, since it's really his fault, not the dog's. In our village all dogs have to be on a lead unless they are in very specific places where they are allowed off but of course some people just ignore the law.
Oh Spence, pointe shoes! I got them when I was about 11, and I've never forgotten the thrill. When does she actually get them???
I hope the bliddy insomnia isn't coming back Hope tonight you get a decent sleep to make up for last night.
Hang in there, hope this period is over soon.
Sue, hope you allowed yourself a delicious day to do nothing
Been scurrying around all day. Somehow I've landed myself with a raft of administrative and organisational jobs and they have all come home to roost at once. But it was SPRING here today, forests of crocuses coming out, bright sun---magic@ And I did wot Coco said and have been tennis-ball-rolling the difficult muscle. It hurts so it must be doing good, right?
Yaaay Amandax! Definitely going in the right direction---and with 12 park runs this year, you'll be sailing within a few more months! Really hope things sort for your brother, though, it's awful for him and very hard for you too. You're being the best sister in the world.
Hope he manages to finish Westie, it's one bastard of a route! (Their site is having problems at the mo so couldn't check his further progress.)
How're you feeling now, Spence? Nearly time for hair of the dog?
Yums, 4 miles is good, especially in the rain
Pippi, well stumbled AND cycled You are not by any chance thinking of going the Iron way???
Sluggie, at least SM isn't expecting you to cook Hope you have a nice evening with her. And since you're now talking only about brushing Cleo, I take it that she and Alfie have reached some kind of arrangement to avoid bloodshed?
Daffs, Melds is right. You're doing great, and we ARE proud of you! (I shall also be careful to be very respectful, as I suspect you're able to kick people quite a bit harder now than before you started training!
Mathschick, well done on the interview. Good that you have some time to think about it, but really hope you get the offer. Sounds like you should hear this week sometime?
Melds, Murph is not going to be best pleased at having been kept in purdah all day! You'll have to be very accommodating to make it up to him!
Peter, hope everyone got to sports OK. I know what a scramble it can be when they all need to go in different directions.
Internet finally back here; turned out to be a country-wide problem with the provider. (Whew! Was afraid we might have to get a new router but happily not.) Two short reports from here. First, Truffie is hanging right in there. She's now very old, and just mooches peacefully around the house, but she eats well, goes into the garden for her chores, and thoroughly enjoys snoozing on a lap. I'm so glad she's having this nice tranquil time. When she starts to feel at all poorly we'll help her, but it will be easier because she's had these lovely weeks.
And the fizzy is having a good effect. Still don't feel like running, and stairs can be wince-making, but walking is mainly comfortable--hooray. BTW, I wouldn't advise anyone on what to do, but there is actually no proper scientific evidence at all that gait analysis is accurate, or that the 'right' shoes reduce injury; in some studies, people wearing the 'right' shoes actually got injured MORE. Weird, but true.