Well happy Mondays everyone - I've had a stinking headcold all weekend and spent most of it on the sofa. Work continues to be stressful and I'm hoping to make a return to doing some extra swimming this week instead of running.
Fingers crossed for the knee replacement Nogs. Glad you have a date and I'm sure it will feel a lot better once the op is over. Is it wrong to say that I'm a little bit envious? They won't do mine for at least another 10 years and possibly longer so am trying to access pain management classes at the moment. But they don't fit them in around those of us who work full time!
My ex-hubbie moved out the day before Valentine's Day the year we split up....
My darling parents came over on the evening of Valentine's Day to take me out for dinner.
I'd forgotten all about it til you mentioned the day of lurve, Snaily. Just goes to prove that you do get over it and life moves on. Kinda wish I'd known that then though...
(((((((the FarFars)))))))) - sorry you weren't with her when she went, but am glad it was peaceful at the end.
Thanks for your wise words and support about swimming. I find it an easier activity which still gives loads of benefits and I am better at it than running. I guess the knee-thing is always more of a problem with running.
Yes, Spence - photo driving licence ID should be fine as it's not an international flight. I once did a women's only 10K in Glasgow with my (then) running club girls - it was a lot of fun. Expensive but definitely worth it.
Poor Dotty Dog
Sorry that everyone else is also having a bad time at the moment.
Chuggy - yes, discussions with the line manager will ensue but I doubt much will change, to be honest. And plan B is becomingly increasingly important. In the meantime, I may have to drop some running and do some more swimming in order to deal better with my stress. It's a bit complex to explain but basically the more stressed I am, the worse my knees are because my muscles all tighten up. Running like that is probably not a good idea and swimming is probably better.
But I have a fizz appointment next week to discuss it in more detail as seem to be going through quite a bad patch with my knees at the moment.
Sorry just adding to the angst - am lividly furious about some stuff going on at work at the moment . It appears that I am clearing out everyone else's sh!t that they have done nothing about for years and years and instead of getting support for finally doing what should have been done, I am getting abuse for it. Can't give specifics on here but it just makes me so angry.
Sweden was rather wonderful though - they have proper coffee, tea and lunch breaks during the working day . Can you imagine what that is like? I promised myself that I would bring it back to work as a habit and on day 1 today back in the office I didn't even get a lunch break. Better luck tomorrow eh?
Sorry that I haven't read back properly - I hope all is okay for most and sending hugs to those in need.
Having a good time here and just checking in quickly before bed. Have managed to stay upright in amongst some slippery patches on the pavements but mostly excellent snow-clearing, liberal gritting and some heated pavements have made all the difference!
That said, I will be glad to get back to London tomorrow.