Having last posted that there is no excitement in my life
I have in fact been unusually active in the last few days.
Saturday saw me taking OJ into town so he could take part in the monthly snooker tournament before rushing back to collect ET then walking to the bank to get his bank account upgraded now that he is 16 so he can use his account much like a current account. I had just got back home with ET when I got the expected text from OJ to collect him. Once I had dropped him off it was time to dash across town to Asda to do my weekly shop. As I knew I had more money in my account than I had had for weeks and I get my first full salary pay on Thursday I went mad and spent more than usual re stocking the cupboards and treated myself to a new skirt and top to wear for work that would also be ok for going out. I did consider walking up the road to the nearest pub for a quiet drink in the evening just to get out but in the end I stayed home and had a glass of white wine and chatted online instead.
Sunday I woke up with a headache took some pain killers and went back to sleep. When I woke up JA was cuddled up with me wrapped in his duvet like a big blue slug.
I did intend to make a long overdue trip to the local household waste tip then go to the gym as I now want to make it a regular Sunday session at the gym while its quiet. JA helped me to load up my car and came with me. when I got back he ran back inside to his computer games while I re loaded my car for another trip to the tip. I decided to forgo the gym for the day. The sun was shining and it was such a nice day. Then I walked up to the local parade of shops to unload a bag full of bottles (mostly non alcoholic wine) noisily into the bottle bank. I had got the spring cleaning bug by then so cleaned out a couple of kitchen cupboards before preparing a chicken and veg casserole for my tribe. while that was cooking I even got out my Computer course work and began some studying which I had neglected for a few months. It must be right to do it now as it made much more sense than the last time I tried to read it.
Another long day at work. I managed to spend most of my half hour lunch break sat in my car on the phone organising my car MOT in a few weeks (I usually end up leaving it until the last minute then panic that I can't get it booked in before it expires), my boiler is also now for booked a service on the same day ......now I need to book the day off work. But I also managed to organise myself a loan to pay off my debts with a bit to spare so I can then start with a fairly clean slate with my debts wiped out. I wasn't sure if I would be able to do this as I have a bad credit rate and no security. But I was pleasantly suprised at the repayments.
I also went to the gym on my way home. It was very busy today, so I did a turn on the treadmill upstairs then managed to get on one of the rowing machines in the main gym (timed that right they were very soon all in use). weighed myself after my session as monday is weighing in day for those of us on the diet. Slowly but surely it is decreasing about 1/2 lb this week not much but at least it was a loss.
When I got home I could smell chips, it seems that OJ had decided to cook dinner for all the boys including DC who was home from work before me. So I just made myself a curry with the chicken left over from yesterday's casserole, adding lots of veg and some chopped potato to make it go further.
maybe I shall take things a little easier tomorrow
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