Here I am in the semi darkness of the lounge, with the sound of the ticking clock and the deep breathing of Bluebell at my side. Why she insists on balancing on the chair arm, squeezed on my right hand side when there is the full length of the sofa to the left is beyond me! We got up at 5.17am. Covid has left me so tired that I'm in bed super early but then having been an early bird, am awake super early. It's hard to believe that in a few weeks it'll be light enough to walk her and get the washing out etc at this time. I absolutely HATE dark mornings. I'm not overly fond of the dark nights but at least it's still daylight as I leave work. Having said that, I am lovely and cosy sat here with a blanket on, its just a shame I will have to move soon to start the day before work. I was convinced I had caught nits from a cherub. In all my working life this has yet to happen, but with combing through like mad and then having my hands constantly investigating I look like Kate Bush this morning - but not in a good way ( if I really looked like her I'd be delighted! )
So I am saving the pound a day thing this year and was chuffed to see I can open another separate savings account online so when I have published this I will go start it with £31 for January. This is new to me so it will be a bonus in December - it is a savings pot for Christmas.
Hahahahaha if you could have seen me just now. Bluebell gets very worried if we sneeze - she has done since she was a puppy, when younger and we sneezed she would launch herself at us from where ever she was. Now she will still come investigate and try and give us mouth to mouth whilst smothering us and cutting off the air supply at the same time! I just sneezed twice and she was full body weight across my chest - wet nose on mine and laptop went flying!! We have to stroke her and tell her we are alright before she gets down! Nurse Bluebell went to the Nurse Ratchett school of medicine I think!
Right I have other blog news if you are interested. I wont be actively promoting either really. On the kidney one there is good news and once I remember how I did that, I will be creating a foodie blog to keep track of the 153rd attempt and getting the weight off and keeping it off. Le Sigh. Three years after my target brag I am getting fatter but what's really good is that I am nowhere near where I started that time at my heaviest - anyway I will not bore myself with that here. I just have to think up a suitable name and find the button I need to press to get that started!
A bit of unwanted news to record. Mr 24 was made redundant ( what a horrid phrase that is ) as the firm he worked for succumbed to Covid and went under. He had worked for them since leaving school. It was only a small family firm and he has run it for them really ( not his fault it went under mind ) all the way since lockdown. I told him the world is his oyster now ( what I really meant he can have a 5 mile radius for his oyster and no more - mum worrying hahahah ) and he can do anything he wants. He could go to uni if he felt like it, he could change career etc. They will give him an amazing reference. The wife half of the owners, who adored him, is helping him with his CV and application for for BAE systems. Her own sons work there and she knows the right things to write because of that. So fingers crossed it all goes to plan. I'm worrying already because it will mean a stint on the M6 to get there. He's not got a car ....yet...and hasn't needed to drive so will be getting him some refreshers including motorway driving. He has mentioned the RAF police. He did almost make it through the Air Traffic Control application at 18 so he might try again. It's so hard for anyone job hunting for a decent career start I think.
Miss 27 is going for promotion so good for her. He beau went for promotion last year and got it so they are doing alright.
Right, it is 6.30am I'm going to make the packed lunches and set the washer off before my shower.
It's now almost 8.30am and I have just done the first post
it's here....Trying to be less fat! Ive published it but it has a few errors and I need to tweak what it looks like but if you ignore the terrible grammar you will get the jist!
lots of love from
Rachel *Must get a wriggle On* Radiostar xxx
Sad for your son to lose his job, not a nice thing to happen to anyone, but hopefully he can get another role to inspire him, let us know how daughter gets on with her promotion. Yes the days are lighter for longer, sadly we have winter weather before we can plan for spring.ReplyDelete
We are having super winter weather today! It just epically HAILED super hard!Delete
Good Luck to Mr. 24, don't despair, it will happen!ReplyDelete
It's happened for a reason apart from Covid, of that I am sure. Thank youDelete
Congratulations on starting your new blog it will be a great way of recording your progress and may inspire others to loose weight along with you. I'm ok with mine as long as I keep away from the crap my downfall being biscuits cake and chocolate, I'm trying to cut them out but right now I'm not well and I think I deserve a treat haha (no hope) I'm sorry your son has lost his job and hope he manages to find something he loves. Good luck to your daughter I hope she gets the promotion, my son has applied for promotion too so fingers crossed for them both. xxReplyDelete
Let me know how your son gets on - fingers crossed for him.Delete
It's 'cos Bluebell lurrrves you! I'm sure your talented ypung man will soon find something suitable. xReplyDelete
Thank you x Fingers crossed.Delete
I'm whizzing straight over, thanks very much for the link.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry about Mr 24's redundancy (yes, not a nice word at all) but maybe it's window closing and big door opening time for him. Good luck.
That's what I say - it could be the making of him xDelete
Bluebell sounds so adorable.ReplyDelete
So sorry that your son was made redundant. Hope he finds a new job soon. So many industries, large and small have suffered because of covid. It must be heartbreaking for all involved.
Yes the family who run the firm are devastated. Thank you for your kind words.Delete
Sorry to hear about Mr 24's job loss. On the positive side he's been in employment for 6 years so has a good track record and he's obviously going to get a fabulous reference. We're the same with Amy and motorway driving. Her radius grows weekly but the more confident she gets the more her and Mark come home arguing lol. Off to look at your new blog now. Have a good weekend. xxReplyDelete
Thanks for that. Great news so far is that they responded rapidly to his initial application with an invitiation to round two - initial interview!Delete