Thursday, 15 March 2012

Weigh in

Had my weekly weigh in at Weight Watchers thismorning, and it showed that since my last wi a few weeks ago I have lost half a pound.

My goal for next week is another pound off! The tracking starts tomorrow. I am kinda of pleased..was hoping for a bit more but nevermind...I want one whole pound next week. Only blipping tonight, as it is my weigh day.

I am hoping for badminton in the weekend, zumba Monday morning and dancing Monday evening..hopefully that will make a little difference when it comes to my weightloss.

I will also do a bit extra walking tomorrow, so hopefully that will also make a little dent in today choccie munching. Anyway, it is getting late, and I am tired..so I will hop into bed and have a little read before I turn the light off...I am reading Amtmandens døtre by Camilla Collett (nee Wergeland) i

Amtmandens Daughters: The main character Sophie find that two of her three older sisters are married offto men they do not really want. They are very unhappy, and Sophie swears that it will never happen to her. The third sister married the other hand, the man she loves, but notthis marriage is a happy one.
Throughout the story we are, next to Sophie's family, to know the tutor Georg Kold.Through a series of flashbacks in the form of diary entries, letters, etc., we learn that the relationship between Sophie and Kold in the beginning was tense. Sophie travels then tohis aunt in Copenhagen for a while, and when she returns to the farm, it flares up feelingsbetween the two.
Kold, like Sophie, critical convention to family in their time. He is also a mysterious type, which is described as a kind of classic romantic hero. The hero falls in love with words in.Sophie Sophie is a modern woman, who does not believe in marriage as an institution.You could say that she, for Camilla Collett is a kind of ideal woman. Unfortunately, it endsnot as one would hope. When Kold is visited by his friend Muller, he did not dare to acknowledge his love for Sophie, and told Muller that he only plays with her. Thisoverhears Sophie, and their relationship falls apart.
During a family visit to Dean Rein, Dean falls for Sophie, and proposes to her. Powered by its deep disappointment at the Kold's betrayal, and of family and community norms,Sophie says yes. Kold hear about this and tries to intervene, and resolve the situation, but it's all useless. Sophie marries Dean Rein, and ends up in a loveless marriage of convenience. Yet this marriage was not unhappy, because Sophie is surrounded bypeople she loves and who love her.

I am still reading chapter on as it is in old Norwegian and it's a bit difficult to read half Norwegian half Danish..! Camilla Collett grew up in the same city as me, so I feel I should know some of her books...!
 

Saturday, 10 March 2012

A few days ago

A few days ago, actually it was Wednesday..I hwas in contact with my brother through sms messages, and he was in Aberdeen for work, so husband and I decided that we'd drive to Aberdeen to meet up with him.

SO..Husband took a half day off work, we picked Catriona up from school at 3, and away we went. i was a little worried as it said SNOW FORECAST, and I got a bit more worried when we drove through a hailstorm, but when it had passed the sun shone all the way to Aberdeen (takes us 3 hours to drive up there)

View from the car, sorry about dirty windows...!


 Trying to get a picture of the lovely moon, but no good!

Not so easy trying to catch the moon while driving rather fast...! 

In the car with Uncle T. on our way to a restaurant...ended up having tapas and that was nice..and we were rather hungry..yum yum..!

 In uncle T's hotel room(that has ghosts in it apparently) chatting to auntie N. via Skype
Another picture on our way TO Aberdeen

As far as I know he didn't finish his work and he might be back in a few weeks time!!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Couldn't believe it

A few weeks ago when Princess and I had to go to East Kilbride to check her vision, we popped in to a charity chop...just for fun, and just to have a look...

I actually ended up buying something, and I know it's not what my simple living is about, but I just couldn't believe what I found....'



It is a plate from Figgjo, with a Norwegian prayer or food blessing...I really just had to get it, and it cost me about £2.50 or something like that...well worth the money, especially since we currently are using baby plates, not for dinner but for our lunches..plastic plates..but this one is a proper ceramic and has been used every day the last few weeks. 

I love it, but of course the true owner is Princess Catriona!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Monday

What a lovely day we have had today, the sun has been shining almost all day,  I have done loads of stuff in the house, cleared the kitchen counter had home cooked ribs for dinner, been to dancing , showered, ironed shirts..and Princess got her dance exam results, both in Tap and Freestyle she got a Highly commended..which is the highest mark. It seems all the practising paid off! 
Well done babygirl!!

I hope tomorrow will be another great day...I was inspired today by a lady named Claire, she has lost 2 stone and looks really well! 

That's where I want to be...and I believe I can..come of..Claire goes to Zumba three times every week...so if I start doing my own stuff I should be able to lose some more weight. 
If I have time tomorrow I will do a 30 minutes session, I have to start one of these days..why not tomorrow? 

Will let you know how I get on. 
Now it's nearly bedtime, I will take my cough to the kitchen sink, do the dishes and shine it too, and then head for bed..! I am getting quite tired, and I fancy a cup of chamomile tea before bedtime.

Oh, spring is coming, I saw some mini daisies outside my house..!








 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Tidy up week

Our house has been a big mess the last few weeks, first our washing maching was leaking and it has been in out from it's place in over two weeks, still wet behind it and I need to dry it out before we put it back in....now on the same day the boiler pump stopped working and we have had no heating for same amount of time...so the boiler cover is in the hallway together with all the stuff that normally would be IN the the bolier room.

Yeah, and of course with only one little fan heater the last weeks, it has been rather difficult to dry our clothes...so I had to have a drying rack in the livingroom and I am WAY behind on washing clothes.

Yesterday a new(used) pump was installed and we have heating again..! I have done two loads of washing both today and yesterday, and more to come tomorrow. I have several hours to fix stuff.

Not to forget mentioning that we went shopping today and came home with a bunch of stuff...toilet rolls for a month, tissue paper, washing powder for the next three months...and so on. Feels good but also very messy.

I will try to put the "DO IT NOW" saying into practise...not wait until later..although I  am tired and should go to bed..Guess I am going to start with the do it now, and go and iron that shirt..or maybe all four....?
Do it now...