Tuesday, 1 May 2007
Developing 9 - day of near misses
I had to take the train to work today which means leaivng at an unearthly 6.37am! Not only that, I had to leave even earlier in order to drop my car at the garage and then walk to the station. Luckily it was a beautiful morning so I didn't feel too hard done by. I must have been sleepy though as I got distracted by my book between Sheffield and Rotherham and failed to get off at Rotherham! Had to go on to Swinton and wait for another train going back. Doh!! Still, as I was so early, it wasn't a fatal error.
I worked hard again - I do enjoy these productive days. Had a lunchtime meeting with about 12 engineer types all tucking into hearty sandwiches, sausage rolls, pork pies, muffins, doughnuts, yoghurts (the nice full fat ones!) etc. Was tricky, not torment exactly, but the food looked especially good today. I managed to stick to my black coffee though and we had a productiv meeting with loads of banter. I much prefer working with non-lawyers, so much more fun and relaxed than a load of solicitors. A bit hard to keep them focussed on the legal issues at times as they want to divert off onto techie stuff but much more amusing in the long run. And, as the only woman at these meetings generally, I find it easier to keep them in line!
Home and off for a good walk with D. Took a few piccies with my new camera which I'm beginning to get a feel for. still sticking with the basics but will get braver soon.
Shelagh is finding lambing season a strain - she has been chased and butted by Mama sheep 3 times now and is pretty unsettled when we walk through the fields and they're all baa-ing at her and sometimes stamping their feet threateningly!! I'm prety confident that my little coward would never be sheep worrier, a sheep worriee possibly!
Stayed in to watch the finale of the Biggest Loser - what results¬! The winner lost 214lbs in (I think) 7 or 8 months and was literally unrecognisable from his starting weight of 407 lbs. Truly amazing stuff. The runner up was a woman who had lost 118 lbs in that time and looked amazing. I reckon I'm not going to be too far behind her though - just need to up the exercise and get more into weights as well to tone up. Hopefully Huw, my hunky PT will sort that out for me!
Anyway, I've been let down at the last minute re golf tomorrow so I won't be able to try out my new swing which is a shame - still probably better to have a few goes on the driving range first anyway but I was disappointed. It means I have some more flexi time left for the rest of the month though I suppose so no worries.
Night night all.