Tuesday, 14 August 2007
Day 216 - Tuesday at home
As you can see, I've had a bit of a spring clean of the blog - added some links to you lovely people and calculated exactly how many days I've been doing the programme (well, I was off it for a bit in Canada but it was never forgotten!).
The pictures are a teensy wee cheat - I actually took them last Tuesday on my way back from my french class as I was driving through the Chatsworth estate. It was such a gorgeous evening and the sky was full of balloons (there were at least 4 in view). I forgot to post them though so saved them for tonight to cheer up a miserable rainy day!
I did drive through Chatsworth again this evening and, although the sun did peek through the clouds, it was not nearly as beautiful. It took ages too as I hit animal moving time - great flocks of sheep and herds of cattle and a smaller herd of deer were all trundling in opposite directions along and across the road. There didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to their movements - some were going in one direction; others in another; some just standing in the middle of the road pondering the meaning of life from what I could tell. Still, with the low sunshine it was quite a sight and I didn't mind idling until they'd all decided which side of the road they wanted to be on.....
I ended up working from home tody as the only doctor's appointment I could get was at 11.30 (although, predictably, I didn't see the doctor until well after 12 being the last appointment of the morning!) and with the hour's drive to Rotherham and my french there would have been hardly any point in going. I was quite productive (although I admit that quite a few home chores got done too!!). D enjoys it when I'm around, especially as it's his last day before heading back to the rig. He kept sticking his head round the door and making spurious excuses to interrupt me!
I must also admit to scarfing down a few mouthfuls of chicken and a small (about 2 inches of a small loaf) piece of french bread with butter! All very irritating considering that it's my weigh in tomorrow. I hope I don't live to regret it. I forced myself out for a very brisk but short run this evening after french (it's getting dark earlier now so I couldn't go too far) and that seems to have stopped the rot for the day. It's weird really as my chatterbox was not loud at all today and yet I gave in to temptation - whereas yesterday it was giving it laldy and I resisted! Maybe I'm just a girl who needs a challenge to bring out the best in her..... Easy Street don't suit me...
That said - I still have 2 packs to eat so I'm going to head down to the sofa for a chicken muffin and chocolate/coffee - Mmmmm, hmmmm!