Sunday, June 25, 2006

Studying......

All I want to think about is my trip to Center parcs next week, but in reality I am faced with literary analysis and plot and characterisation techniques. Looming in the not too distant future is a double assignmet, in which I need to analyse a piece of literary work. I thought it would be really easy to choose a piece, but that just goes to show how naive I can be! Hey Ho. I guess I'll be taking my books with me, and having quality family time during the day, and study time in the evening. Joy.

Weight Watchers update - have lost 8 1/2 lbs so far.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Weight Watchers

I lost another 2lb last week, making 5 1/2 in two weeks. Fingers crossed for Thursday.

Study

I'm having a momentary wobble about my ability to do my English course properly. I'm hoping that it is just a wobble as I really want to do well. It's hard enough finding time to study around the family without struggling when I do sit down to work.

I think it's just all the terms used in linguistic analysis that are troubling me. Surely once I get my head around them the fog will lift??? To make it all worse, I should be starting my next assignment this weekend, but instead I am away for the weekend as Bon Jovi are here. Nice to see my priorities are in order!

Ahhh, Bon Jovi..........see ya at MK.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Weight Watchers

I finally went back to Weight Watchers last week. I feel totally ready to do it again. I weighed 12 st 10 1/2 which is the heaviest I've ever been. I had a really good week and lost 3 1/2 lbs which I'm dead chuffed with.

It's definitly more about sorting your life than just what you eat. It worked for me before I got pregnant because I planned ahead, shopped sensibly and didn't let food rule my life. Hopefully it'll be that way this time too.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

World Cup 2006

I really want to have a world cup party but the dates of Englands fixtures are conspiring against me. Their first match is on a Sarturday, which is ideal but I am driving down to MK for Bon Jovi! Then we are on holiday and it just isn't going to work.

Oh well, here's hoping they get as far as the 1/4 finals, and we can have a booze up then.

Cabbage Soup Diet

This dieting lark is not for me! I was meant to start the cabbage soup diet today in an effort to kick start my weight loss. The soup was made, the fruit and veg in the fridge.................and I had caved by 4.30pm. I was soooo hungry, but couldn't face eating the amount of fruit needed to fill me up. To be fair to the soup, it didn't taste too bad, but the thought of a week of it was horrible. So, I decided that this wasn't for me and gave in and had a can of Pepsi!

Hey Ho, back to weight watchers for me.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

How to be a bad mother.....

Sometimes I wonder a out myself. It's been really sunny the last few days and the wee man has been really enjoying playing outside. So what do I do? Take him to creche without a hat or suntan lotion on! How bad did I feel when they phoned me half an hour ago to ask if they could put some lotion on him as he won't stay in the shade.

Oops.

And I'm on an OU essay deadline....................

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ground Zero


I've been thinking today about my trip to NYC and in particular Ground Zero. It's really hard to equate the building site we saw with the images from 9/11. The photo just looks like a building site albeit with alot of people around. I couldn't get my around the fact that this is essentially a massive burial site and we were taking photos, and people were sitting across the street drinking coffee and eating lunch. I think I was more affected when we took the harbour cruise and came around the tip of Manhattan and the buildings weren't there.

Really strange.

Kissing

The wee man has in the last week started kissing us when we ask for a "kiss kiss". It's so lovely, if a bit sloppy and sometimes you get food with it too! Then tonight, just before bed time he gave me a kiss and kept his lips on mine for a good 20 seconds. I started laughing and then he started, so of course now every time he kisses me he stays clamped on 'cos he knows he can make us laugh. God I love him so much.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Back to reality.....


I can't believe that I've been back from NYC for almost a week! Scary how quickly things get back to normal. The trip was fantastic, if tiring, and I can't wait to return. I think I've gushed enough to my husband to convince him that we should all go as a family in a few years.

Luke was brilliant on my return - I thought he would cry when he saw me and make me suffer for leaving him, but he didn't. It was only when I saw them both that I realised how much I'd missed them. And he's walking like such a big boy now. It had been really easy to throw off my "mum" identity and just be "Sarah" again. It didn't take long to switch back though! It was really good to spend some time with Lisa who really surprised me with how much walking she did. She has athritis and I imagine that as soon as she got home she sat still for a good 24 hours!

So, we did all the touristy things (as you do), ate well and drank martinis - that is my one sentence summary of our trip!

Back to reality, and we had the joy of MMR this afternoon. Boy he did not like it!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Exciting!

Well I'm packed and ready to go - almost. We are all checked in thanks to the joyous internet which means no horrendous queues at Heathrow tomorrow.

Fingers crossed my first flight isn't delayed.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

One small step for baby....

Yep, he started walking yesterday - fantastic, and today he's going around like he's been able to do it for ages rather than 24 hours. It's so cute, and he knows he's doing something cool 'cos he has a bog grin on his face as he toddles around. I'm so glad he did it before I go to NYC as I was really worried it would happen while I was away. Now we just need to work on some teeth.........

In other news, my ears are better thank goodness and I'm trying to get organised and packed ready to go on Thurs morning. I am soooooo looking forward to it but am slightly apprehensive at how Chris will get on without me. I have no doubt that he will do a good job but I do worry that he'll forget to make formula and then panic in the morning when there isn't any - oh, must remember to tell him that there is some soya milk in the cupboard in case of an emergency. Anyway, once Lisa and I are enjoying ourselves I'm sure I won't give them a second thought......yeah right!

I've also decided that when I get back I'm going to lose weight. I've had a year since the birth and I've pretty much eaten what I want so now it's time to get back my pre-pregnancy shape. I'm going to do the cabbage soup diet for a week and then go back to Weight Watchers. Who knows how the cabbage thing will go but I'm willing to give it a try..watch this space............

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Blah.......

I feel like poo today - my right ear is totally blocked and it's making me feel dizzy and disorientated. I've sent the boys to town to get me some ear unblocking stuff - it works out quite well as they get to spend some father/son time together and I get some time alone. I do feel abit bad though as we were going to have a family day out, it's sunny and lovely, but I want to sort my ear out before I go to New York next week, and it would take something pretty awful to stop me getting on that plane.

Anyway, I have this me time and there's a pile of dishes, laundry and general housework, not to mention studying that needs to be done. But - Spurs v Arsenal is on soon so maybe I'll watch that instead. AND I said I would do a big roast tonight to make up for not going out today.

Actually, I don't know why I'm whinghing. We are a really happy family with no problems. My friend has put this into perspective over the last few weeks. She is pregnant (after IVF) with twins and is 31 weeks. 2 weeks ago they lost one of them and she has been in and out of hospital ever since while they monitor the other one. I feel for them sooo much and I can't imagine what they must be going through. I'm hoping she can hang on for abit longer before delivering to give the baby as much time in the womb as possible. It's made me appreciate how easy my life is. and how trouble free my pregnancy and labour was. Fingers crossed and thoughts for my friend.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Husbands!


Maybe it should be entitled "MY husband"....................why is he so forgetful???? We've been together for nearly 6 years and I've turned into a nagging machine at the age of 30. Although, he doesn't tell me to stop nagging anymore, so maybe he realises it's because he keeps forgetting to do stuff. Example - I asked him to make sure that the direct debit for our sons (who is just 1) child trust fund was set up - he forgot, which means that a years worth of money hasn't gone into it. I get a new form to set it up, ask him to fill in the relevant bits. He doesn't do it for a week, forgets which bits he's meant to fill in and does it all - which means I now have to get a new form as he's done it wrong and start again............NIGHTMARE.

I could spend days writing about his forgetfullness but what's the point. He's never going to improve, so I guess it's me that needs to adjust. After all, isn't that what marriage is about - compromise? IT does make me feel an itsy bitsy bit better knowing that he's bored to death on jury service though.

Monday, April 17, 2006

First Time

This is my first ever attempt at blogging. I don't know if my life is that interesting but I figure that having somewhere to empty my mind and vent my spleen is a good thing. I'm doing an Open University course in English and Creativity and blogs came up a week or so ago. Since then I've read loads that are out there and it's never been far from thought that I should start one up. So here goes..........heres hoping that I enjoy it - even if noone else does. That'll do for now.