I met the Mom of an ex pupil on the train on the way back and we sat together for the whole journey, yapping all the way back to town. I am good with the kids and their families but not so good at dealing with authority and never have been! I will survive the inspection somehow but my first and over riding reaction is to eat copious amounts of chocolate to dull down the panic! I have not touched a morsel yet though.
I came home and went for a 'Run' stagger, wobble, waddle....and I am not sure if it is my new shoes but I had a totally dead right leg! I had flash new socks and trainers and pins and needles from my hip to my toes! I have an MP3 that plays a podcast while you run of hideous music and a patronising lady giving you encouragement, I suppose she is only being helpful but phew when she tells you that you are doing a great job as you are beet red, huffing and hobbling round the park it is a good job she is virtual and not in person else I would biff her one! I had to do my warm down 5 minute brisk walk bare foot around the park as the pretty, new, flash, fancy running shoes were crippling me!
I don't work on Thursdays or Fridays but I went to work today to share in the collective panic. Then when I came home both boys wanted to go swimming! Wave machines and water slides later...I am afraid I had to indulge in 'Take Away Chips'. Henry takes the opportunity to rough house me at swimming, I don't know who he thinks I am! last week he Rugby tackled me in the water, causing me to snort about a litre, painfully up my nose, this week he chose to carry me across the length of the pool, inspite of my loud protests and cackling laughter, I would not mind but for the last half of the way he had me awkwardly by one leg! Twas not very dignified for a woman of my age! This weeks upcoming events at work are going to seriously challenge my diet resolve. Weight loss so far 18.5lbs and counting!
Yesterday Euan had a hospital check up for his foot so he was off school. His foot is looking great a the moment. I have mentioned before he was born with a 'club foot' and he was in the 4% of children casting and boots and bars don't work for. He has had several operations on his bones, tendons and muscles and he is likely to need further surgery in the future. For now though his foot looks fantastic and his mobility is brilliant, there is nothing he can't do. It is amazing really. I took some crochet for the waiting room and a lady came and sat by me to chat about crochet. She has just had two crochet lessons and she was asking me about treble stitch and Granny Squares. I gave her a little demo. Shame we didn't have longer. I really hope to get these silly stressful times behind me and be left in peace to crochet my little heart out again and have some quality time with my spinning wheel. Five more weeks and then I am on holiday for six whole blissful weeks. I can't wait!
Hope you are set for a lovely weekend filled with whatever it is that makes you happy :)