It’s been an eventful few days hence the lack of bloggage. I’ve wanted to blog so many times and just not found the right words!
Last week was the boychild’s seventh birthday. He had a brilliant day; we picked him up from school and took him to Toys R Us to pick what he wanted within a budget. We did it this way because he likes to know the value of things, and he did really well – he picked a load of things then worked out what they all cost and how he could get as many things as possible within his budget. Then he changed it all completely and went for the biggest box of Lego you’ve ever seen!
We then took him out for pizza but when we got home it all went wrong. First I was really sick then I had a huge row with my father which unfortunately acted as a trigger and I ended up cutting my arm to ribbons with a razor blade. Not my finest moment, and I’m embarrassed by the state of my arm although I’m being honest and open with everyone who asks about it, because I don’t want to feel ashamed – I know that when it happens I’m not in control and I do it because the pain of the cut takes my mind away from the emotional pain. I have since spoken through things with my mum but I still haven’t spoken to my dad. This all stemmed from the fact that my mum is going for her heart surgery on Friday which of course is worrying us all.
The weekend was quiet and relaxed and we spent most of it at home just being with each other. But we ate out both nights with family and friends so the diet hasn’t gone well.
Monday was an interesting day… I haven’t blogged about Grumpy Colleague since before Christmas, a few things have happened both good and bad but I’ve had my eyes opened to her in a number of different ways and my patience towards her has pretty much run out, although I’m always pleasant and civil (because I’m not like her!). Anyway, on Monday… she resigned. And left immediately. And I breathed a sigh of relief. I tried to make myself shed a tear when she said goodbye but I just couldn’t. All I felt was a weight lifted off my shoulders, as harsh as that sounds. The office has felt like such a different place since!
Today I have become campaign manaager for the office fundraising events for the year which start next Thursday with a 24 hour spinning challenge. Today I arranged for the local press to come in to report on the event, set up the live streaming for our website, wrote a press release and lobbyed local companies to provide us with food and refreshments during the event in return for some free publicity. I never knew I had it in me! I am enjoying myself though and we’re all psyched up about it at the moment which also helps.
It’s the husband’s birthday today, he has now joined me in the nearly 40 club, although I only have 5 months and obviously he has a year. But I will keep reminding him as he has been doing to me! A quiet night in with nice food, wine and birthday cake.
Not much else going on this week; I’m hoping for a small weight loss at weigh-in tomorrow… fingers crossed that all the exercise I’ve done will counteract all the eating I’ve done!