((((Amandax))) Sounds a bit stressy on all fronts. At times like these, keeping your head above water counts as winning! xx
Melds, just curious, but why not put the GPO and the FGO in the washer as well? You back on the horrible schedule with nights?
Podds, well stumbled. And I loved your description of sunset at Dover. I'm always surprised when I'm there at how lovely it is. Someone one tends to look for the cliffs, and maybe the castle, and that's it, but it is a beautiful harbour in its own right.
Coco, that sounds like a nice family gathering! Small children are delightful and 'borrowing' them is in some ways the nicest way to enjoy them I'm gathering get at the holiday really has restored your immunity and you're feeling properly well now?
Sluggie, how's MS getting on now? When the lurgy strikes a second time it's often worse. Hope you are both on the mend now. And how is SB getting along in this new phase of his life? Not an easy time for anyone. xx
Well parkrunned to all who did, especially in this weather!!!
Tubs, Podds speaks wise words (as usual). Living somewhere is different from holidaying there. And of course we wouldn't want to lose you to Florida!!! If you like it that much, maybe a timeshare so you could have your own base there to enjoy at intervals? But really moving over would be a big change.
Heard from Nogs. HL is doing well, knee in a brace, no pain but also not much movement for now. They don't think any permanent damage has been done, and hope she won't need an op, but will see the hospital again this week for the formal advice. Nogs himself has had a chest infection but is on the way up now. He sends his best to everyone and will pop back in soon.
Lunch yesterday was nice, but in the end only 6 instead of 10: one couple got bronchitis overnight Friday, and one set out for their 2-1/2 hour drive (I am awed by people's loyalty, to do that kind of drive just for a lunch!) but turned back after half an hour because the roads were impossibly icy. Twas a nice time, though, very convivial. And Monty was the star of the show, SUCH a charmer, and doesn't he love the attention!
Very cold here, -5. And in the country it FEELS cold, with no heat leaking from cars, houses etc. Neighbour's cat has taken refuge in our nice warm house. About to to to church, wearing: thermal base layer, cotton polo neck, cotton sweater, light fleece, winter coat, scarf. And I won't be too hot. Nothing like a nice medieval church for refrigeration
Zooming through as 10 people for lunch today so lots to do. Will return later to relax in the warmth of the WAISter lounge but glad all doggies have performed as expected, FC6 is off to a good start, and Tubs managed at least to avoid the total crash of all her plans for the pre-op!!!
((((Tubs)))) Wot Spence said! This just isn't the nicest time for you, inevitably. Hope the little lady starts feeling better soon, though, she must have been pretty uncomfy with that laminitis. (BTW, yesterday I was trying to send you 'sterkte' vibes, not street vibes---bliddy spellcheck doesn't even speak Dutch!!!)
((((Pippi's gob)))) Hope it's feeling better this morning. The soup was probably a good choice last night, but mouths heal fast so hopefully it will be easier from here.
Oooh, Bern---one of my favourite cities! And Spence, I think the bears probably still ARE there. They are the town mascot or something, and I think they are a bit like the ravens in the Tower: you know, as long as they are there the town is safe or something. Although I stand to be corrected by Mr P!
Glad to hear about Wolf Hall. I've recorded it at home, so will see it next week. The promo material was fascinating, interviews with the actors etc. One of those where you already know what's going to happen (or if not, a quick peek at wikipedia will give you the plot) and it's all about how it's done. Mark Rylance is meant to be superb.
Cold, grey and still here. We are going to Bergerac---a giant metropolis with things like traffic lights. I hope we can stand the culture shock Ten people to lunch tomorrow (my alumni group, I just keep it ticking over during the winter) so have to do some shopping.
Papers are full of the ECB decision yesterday. It means the pound (in which I am paid) is now up to 1.32 against the Euro, so now I have lost only 15% on the value of what I paid in, instead of 20-25% as in the last few years. (In 2004 it was 1.53.) I guess that's cause for a weak hurrah....
((((Tubs)))) Waiting for things is the worst part. Once it's over, you assess, regroup and move on. Sending you lots of 'street' vibes from here. xxxx
Podds, if you have full control of the remote you KNOW you should and can go to bed early to prepare for dog duty....but you know you won't!
Yums, did you get any chance to discuss staffing with your boss? The current situation is unsustainable, and you need to go on record (i.e. write this down and send it to her/him) that with your current staff you can do X hours of work (or X projects or whatever) and asking them to set priorities. Saying 'do it all' is not an option, so if they do not rank priorities, you will have to. Make sure you can show that you told them what can realistically be done, and what not. If they decide not to choose, it's their lookout if the wrong stuff comes first. YUCK!!!
Dryers. Avoid Bauknecht. I have had mainly Bosches and always liked those but my current dryer winds up with everything in a tiny, tightly rolled ball that goes round and round and comes out damp and crumpled.
Nice chugging, Pippi. How splendid to have a perfect 4 miles
Coco, after your relaxing hols, don't jump straight back in to beating yourself up! You know that slow and steady is the only way to do anything, so be nice to yourself and just adapt by bits. You'll get there. xxx
Friend is dropping by for lunch shortly, which is rather nice. And though it's grey, it's not as cold as yesterday so maybe more time in the garden. Meanwhile I have found a base layer that I let here for running in---it's saving my life, soooo nice and warm!
Morning all. This is likely to be cut short as Mr C is going to want to go to the village shortly but I need my morning 'fix' of WAISterdom!
Snaily, VERY glad to hear that they have found what was wrong with TT, and that he is already (ahem) coming out fighting. Meldy's guidance on what to feed cats is, in my experience, spot on (as you would expect, given the source!) and if he's already eaten all your salmon, that's a good sign )))
Slimming. My best technique is procrastination; this is what happened after that dental work. 'I'll just go and finish making those notes and fold that washing and then sit down with coffee and a biscuit'. By the time I've done all that I've usually forgotten about the coffee, and by the time I remember it's nearly time for the next meal so I might as well wait. Telling myself I can NOT have something is lethal: it's the pink elephant syndrome.
NR, Sluggie will be along with a definitive answer, but like Yums my understanding is that weight normally fluctuates by a pound or two on a daily basis so you are really better to weigh yourself once a week. With your history, it's natural that you will be watching it like a hawk, but there's no point in alarming yourself unnecessarily. And maybe it would be more relaxing and enjoyable if you let loose of some of those numbers for a little while? You are looking for an upward trend, but there will always be daily variations in how you feel and what you can do. Listen to Yummy on the psychology of 'the rest of your life': she is a model of how to do it.
Yep, Mr C is making those rumbling noises 'I'm ready when you are, no hurry' that mean WE ARE LEAVING NOW!) Back soon xx
MUST SAY: WELL DONE PODDLES AND MENTEES!!! A tribute to you as well as them, without any doubt!!!!