Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:55
Good to hear from you, Lotte and CC. I haven't managed to post much either. Back to normal work routine now though so more time to post
Glad to know I'm not the only skanky one here! I quite often wear the same kit a couple of days in a row (generally not in very warm weather though as stuff gets minging) and quite often do the school run in running gear having just got out of bed!
CC, sympathies on the house situation - although as you said, it might force a solution to this constant limbo you have been existing in for the last four years (four years! Man you are a saint!) Definitely at least get a roof sorted where you are for the time being - there's nothing worse than that level of insecurity. Hubby needs to get his head out of the sand and do something about his job situation, especially if he's likely to be made redundant in the foreseeable future. Sorry that things there are still unresolved and that you are not clear about your own feelings. Which, I think, is perfectly understandable given the situation.
Hubbies are getting a bad press here at the moment. Mine does complain that we are not intimate regularly enough and that I am not always affectionate. But then he never really 'talks' to me other than daily chit-chat so I have no clue what's going on inside his head. Rather worryingly I talk more to IMTB than I do to hubby! And hubby really doesn't like my friendship with him - even though it is just friendship. Sigh. Problem is that for the most part marriage is necessarily dull - life is routine, there are things that have to be done, and it's easy to lose the important stuff in the day-to-day nitty-gritty.
IMTB really nailed his IM - 11:50, very impressed. Already talking about doing another next year so I fear another summer of 15+ mile slogs along the towpath is on the cards - especially if I do the Royal Parks Ultra too.
Pip, hope all is OK with you too.
CM, job sounds a nightmare most of the time - but even in its worst moments I doubt you can be as miserable as you were at your old job. Keep that in your mind when the going gets tough, and get as many people as you can onside. I find that being nice to people at every level of the organisation really helps when you need to call in a few favours. I have very much flown by the seat of my pants on a number of occasions and it's only by virtue of the fact that I've been here a long time and know a lot of people that I have been able to save a situation without anyone really knowing!
Caro, boo to more chemo. Hope that they can give you something to lessen the side-effects next time. You are doing so amazingly and taking it all in your stride. Perhaps I can come and visit you again soon when the kids are back at school?
TTid, baby Fay looks gorgeous. So love little newborns! You seem to be doing great despite continued building chaos. Hopefully the end is not a million miles away now
The change in the weather is really getting me down, and there's only a week left of the school holidays. Have had a fab summer and hate the thought of autumn and the dark nights (already drawing in quite noticeably here). Need to get organising something to look forward to!