Monday, November 07, 2005

Another Sunday over !

Well - another weekend over and another day closer to Christmas. Al left this morning and, as usual, there were tears (from me). I have to think that it never gets any easier. But, he left and arrived safely after a good flight so that is the main thing.
K and I were going to stop at the new DFO which has opened on the airport road but we were there at 9.10 and it only opened at 10am so just carried on down to the coast.
We went to do some shopping and came home with all our Christmas shopping done (bar presents for K and Al as I am waiting to get to Taiwan for those) - they are all wrapped and put away - YAY for being organised this year !!! I even got the crackers, serviettes and candles for Christmas lunch.
K has exams this week and so has been doing quite a bit of work for those. She has also been nominated to receive a sporting excellence award at a Sports Award Evening on Friday so we will be going to see what she was nominated for - she really has made us proud with what she has accomplished at school in both the sporting and academic fields. Al was sorry that he wouldn’t be here to see the award but we will take some photos to send to him.
Today I bought the CSIRO cookbook and I am hoping to try some of those recipes out soon - I just need to get the motivation up with it being only K and I to eat. Actually, maybe I can have some friends over and do some entertaining to try the recipes out !!!! Will let you know how I go with them.
I am really not sure what sort of a result I should expect tomorrow at weigh-in - I had a really bad few days to start with, but then managed to pull myself back very nicely. And, although we ate out twice, I am sure that I was well within points on both occasions. I am sorry that I haven’t done as much exercise as I should have, but, tomorrow is a new day and I have the opportunity to start afresh.
Take care everyone and have a great week !

TFTD : Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.

TIAGF : Al's safe arrival


Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Well done for doing so much Christmas shopping!
Good luck to K for her exams and congrats on her achievements.
Good luck for your weigh in. Sounds like you are well and truly back on track though so that is fantastic.
Have a great week.

7:18 AM  
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7:44 AM  
Blogger Yummy Mummy said...

Presents warpped??? Now come on that is just a little to organised for me... I am the one normally turning the house upsaide down on christmas eve looking for sticky tape... will look in after your weigh in to see how you got on!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Thinner Nancy said...

Pleased to hear that Al arrived safely but sorry to hear he is away again.
You are so organised with your Christmas shopping. We are nearly finished also which is amazing for us!
Fingers crossed for your weigh in tomorrow


9:31 AM  
Blogger M said...

Well. That puts my Christmas shopping and planning to shame. LOL. Actually I have an almost entirely free day tomorrow. I might write myself a list and see how much Christmas stuff I can get done.

I am glad Al arrived safely. Now it is the short countdown to when you leave on your holiday. Perhaps you can get a ticker that automatically counts the days off (without you having to update all the time). I know there is one about - I'll do some searching and send it through.

Way to go K. What a little trouper she has been. Through all the stress and worry with Al not being there, she has come out of it a real young lady. I hope she is grandly rewarded for her efforts.

Have a great day today Linda and I wish I lived closer because I would be happy to try out some of the recipes. And don't think I am not thinking about coming up to take you up on your offer - I just have to let this achey body of mine recover first. LOL.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I will come for tea too!

You will be back with Al in no time, and in the meantime you have your lovely daughter, in all her sporting prowess, to entertain you.

Good luck for weigh-in!

12:52 PM  
Blogger kathrynoh said...

Ha ha, I'm sure you won't be short on offers for people to experiment with your recipes on.

I hope the weigh in goes well for you.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Sorry that Al has gone again, but it won't be tooooo long before you see him again - don't envy you, it must be very hard! Good luck for your weigh in :-)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Philippa said...

DFO's rock! Good on you for being so organised. I'll be doing most of my Christmas shopping in New Zealand, I reckon!

What a great attitude you have, and you're absolutely right - tomorrow is another day, and sometimes we can only deal with life and all it throws at us one day at a time.

Good luck for weigh in!

8:57 PM  
Blogger Paulene's Journal Journey said...

Congrat's for K's sporting excellance award!!! Very impressive :)
I can't believe it's Al's time to leave again already :(

Cheers P

3:48 PM  

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