I thought this week would be a bit flat after the excitement and build up to last weeks meet up, but it’s been anything but!
My week started out much like a normal person’s. By a normal person I mean someone who doesn’t work crazy hours, and does a 9ish until 5 ish job. I was starting at 8am. This is just the worst for getting to work, I don’t know how you normal people cope with it everyday! I travel on the motor way one junction on any other shift but the M62 is so unpredicatable I just daren’t when it’s busy in case I’m late for work.
So I take a few short cuts and sometimes the scenic route through the Forde. If we have really heavy rain I don’t risk this way though, luckily on Monday it wasn’t too deep and my undercarriage got a wash! My car’s undercarriage!
Some inspiration for those trying to eat a bit healthier. For tea I made the biggest omelette ever and had it with beans, then took left overs to work for lunch. It had everything in it, including sweet potatoes.
Tuesday at 8:30am I had a text beckoning me to the golf course. It was all a bit of a rush which resulted in a wardrobe malfunction on the golf course. But after 8 holes of having to keep hoiking them up they had to come off!!
Shrove Tuesday – I almost resisted, but they were popping up all over instagram. I spotted a recipe for some made with eggs and mashed banana – they were actually quite scrummy. I think it’s the first year I’ve only had one though.
Wednesday was soup day – 3 different ones on the go, stocking up the freezer.
Took the MIL out for tea and cake. The first time she’s been out since being discharged. She’s doing really well.
Obs I didn’t have cake!
Another first – I have never not had cake in this cafe!! This is where I had a daft moment for those who’ve seen it on my IG! Maybe it’s the cake that’s kept me sane all these years and now I’m going crazy! Note, cyber mom also avoided the cake! Well done mum!
I’ve had a happy hubby this week as he was able to pick up his new van!
Happy post!! The left pattern is for an equestrian shirt/jacket. No I’m not a horsy person but I just like liked the thought of a fitted shirt or jacket for golf. And on the right my first bra pattern. Now that the boobs are shrinking I’m thinking I might be able to make something to support them and not need scaffolding. Not sure if I’ll make the matching Bridget Jones’s – there’s big and then there’s big!!
Three golfing buddies who also sew came round for an impromptu lunch. Mags brought her overlocker that she’s been struggling with and we twiddled with the knobs and hopefully have sorted out her tension problems.
We had posh soup for lunch, and not a bread roll in sight! Kale, cauliflower and broccoli soup with a poached egg and salmon flakes! Very yummy!
I’m itching to get sewing. It feels like ages since I’ve made anything for myself and it’s only 2 or 3 weeks. So I dug out this pattern and brazenly cut up the tissue pattern and had the skirt cut out in record time. I didn’t realise all the tracing I did was just so time consuming!
All this happened (i.e. in the above pics) up until Thursday night. Then it was back to the grind stone on the late shift Fri/Sat/Sun.
I went along to Slimming World before work on Saturday and lost a pound and a half! That’s 6 1/2 in total! Cyber mom lost another 1 1/2 too – that’s 12 1/2. And the hubby has lost a pound taking him to 6. So all in all a happy healthy week!
Sunday Sevens – a short blog post with seven/a few/lots of (delete as appropriate) photos from your week, invented by Natalie from Threads and Bobbins.