Tuesday, 19 March 2013

I miss blogging!!

It's not that I WANT to stop or anything but I'm just up to my eyes with work, selling house stuff and trying to have a life.  The few spare hours I have in the evening I spend just flopped in front of the telly.  The effort of firing up the laptop and thinking of something to say seems beyond me.  I'm only on it now 'cos Richard was chatting to his brother and put the telly on pause!

But now I'm here, it's nice to re-connect again.

Work is HARD at the moment.  I'm doing 2 peoples' jobs and will be, as far as I can see, for the foreseeable.  This is just about do-able when we're in a quiet spell and should  get better as support and IT services improve and my former workload gradually works itself out and diminishes (well, that is the theory but I can't see it happening).  But at the moment, I'm too busy to get the IT up and running and the support staff are all helping other members of the team as we have another junior woman off on long term stress (skiving more like if what she says on Facebook is anything to go on).

So it's all fire-fighting and dealing with the matters which shout the loudest.  Which is fine for a few weeks but this has been months and there's no sign of any let-up.

Add to that clearing my old house and working out where stuff needs to go in advance of moving out of this house (with no firm timescales).  It's not easy.  I'm trying to do an hour here, an hour there a weekend day and I AM making progress.  Just a big stuff to deal with next which will be this weekend. I'm not looking forward to that.  Hey ho - the house is selling and that is what I've been praying for for months so I'm NOT complaining!!

But we're still having a good time in between the work.  A long weekend trip to Leicester and golfing  last weekend - brilliant but COLD.  And then last weekend I had a couple of school pals to visit which was great.  Girly shopping in the afternoon then a Comedy night in the evening.  What a mistake THAT was  - I expected your usual comedians, but got 3 northern 1970's throwbacks!  Racist, sexist, unoriginal and laboured.  Hmmm  You make the best of things but we will NOT be repeating that experience!!  We were all shocked that that sort of act still gets work but there they were, still gigging away.  Aaaaargh!

Weightwise, stable but no progress being made.  I'm still maintaining my stone off but there seems to be no prospect of moving downwards in the near future.  Not surprising perhaps but I had been hoping for nice summer clothes and might not manage that if I don't get going soon.

At least I'm maintaining.  Food wise, I'm okay during the week but loosen too much at weekends.  Exercise is sporadic but I'm keeping a baseline of personal training, dog walking and lugging boxes up and down stairs!

So, back to my sofa now....speak soon peeps!!


Seren said...

It sounds very full on at the moment - and my view is that losing weight itself takes a hell of a lot of time and effort. If you can maintain in times of stress then you're doing very well. Hope things ease up soon though - I miss all your beautiful pictures!


Peridot said...

Ah, I've missed you! Good to hear how you're doing. Damn work for getting in the way!


Peridot said...

Ah, I've missed you! Good to hear how you're doing. Damn work for getting in the way!