Monday, 10 January 2011

Excitement in my life!!

I've just purchased a Garmin Forerunner 110!!!!!  I am so should arrive tomorrow before 2pm which means I can try to figure it out by my run the next morning....

It's my birthday present from Bill, Mum and my sis

Thanks all

Friday, 7 January 2011

What a weird week!

Firstly, still no boiler....they got the part and came to fit it yesterday only to find out that the people who built the house managed to block the boiler in with a shelf  he could not move!!  I have rebooked them to come on weds, can you believe that was the earliest they could do.  Just need to figure out how to remove the offending shelf without breaking the cabinets!  Luckily, still not too cold :-)

This week has been really weird though, because Bill had Monday off, and William went back to school on Weds but we couldn't go out up till then because we were waiting for the boiler man.  Mills and Jaime finally went back on Thursday and I didn't get to do much while they were away because again I had to wait in for the boiler man.....I did at least get some ironing done, the pile was getting a little bit ridiculous!

Today, was a much better day though.  All the children were at school this morning and I managed to get to the grocery store to fill up on food.  Wow the prices have rocketed up, my normal bill was at least £10 more than it normally is and petrol, well don't get me started on that it is currently, £1.25 per litre!!!!!!!!.  I also managed to fit in a coffee with a friend which was awesome.  I took the girls out for a quick lunch with one of their friends who had started 'big' school today as we realised they aren't going to have play dates as such anymore. 

Bill got off to Scout Camp ok, they have gone till Sunday and as it is a nationwide get together they have loads of extra stuff planned so I am praying the weather is good for them.  They did have to put the tents up in the rain today.

I have managed to get lots of running in.  My new routine is working well, I have clocked up 7 miles so far this week and am going again on Sunday so will probably hit 10.  It is my birthday in a couple of weeks and I am trying to find a decent sports watch that will keep a good tally of my mileage and pace etc... I am still hankering after a Garmin Forerunner 110 but it is just that wee bit too expensive.  If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them...

Have a great weekend one and all

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Bill has gone back to work today after a FANTASTIC Christmas break.  We spent time with family and friends and a lot of time just all were a bit coldy and so were we but nothing too horrid.  Our boiler broke down on New Years day and despite having emergency Homecare with our insurance we are still waiting for it to be fixed so it is a little chilly in our house to say the least.  Luckily, we have a gas fire in the living room and an emersion water tank so it could be alot worse but, man I am looking forward to some nice warm radiators!!!

Kids go back to school on weds for William and Thurs for the girls... I am really looking forward to be able to do some tidying up..doesn't matter how much I try to do when they are around, it just gets messed up as I'm doing it.  Need to find homes for all their Christmas stuff too and I have about a years worth of filing to do which is going to be one of my first jobs this year!!  I know, you're jealous aren't you!

No New Years resolutions...learnt long ago that I am the sort of person that may make them but not keep them and then beat myself up about it so it is not worth it!  I am starting a new running program though, I am still going to run with Lou 2 or 3 times a week in the evenings but another friend wants to start back up again so am going to run with her in the mornings a couple of times too.  That should make for 5 days a week....lets see how long I can keep it up...I have always wanted to do that but just couldn't do it on my own so am hoping that having a partner for all the runs will keep me going....first one is tomorrow at 6am!

Not much else going on.  WWW starts up again tomorrow with a coffee morning, Moore college starts back on the 14th, mine and Bills birthdays are this month and then it is the WWW retreat at the end of the month which I am soooo looking to.  Roll on spring!