Yes, it is. Though I’m not in quite the same rough shape fatigue-wise as I usually am on Monday evenings. That’s a good thing. Tonight we’re having steak, Brussels sprouts and sauteed mushrooms for supper. The mushrooms smell heavenly!
As of this morning I am 11 pounds (or 4.98951 Kg) lighter than I was a few short weeks ago when we started eating using the Paleo diet as our base. My pants are loose, my t-shirts are loose and my bras are beginning to fit way too loose to be of good support. I knew that losing weight would feel good to my ego. I forgot about the expense bit though. While I can wear a belt to hold up my pants, that won’t work for supporting my poor boobies. In another month or so I’ll have to get new bras because these ones will be way to big. All-in-all I’m happy with things though.
Today had another good thing in it. We had 3 electricians in the house putting heaters in some of the bedrooms. Those rooms tend to get quite cold in the winter and so the big boss decided to put in wall mounted electric heaters to augment the rather ineffective water heat system. These electricians are all youngish* and appeared to be fairly fit, with muscles and all that. Well, today I took them up to the third floor where they would be working in the boiler room. I not only walked ahead of them, but by the time I got to the top floor they were lagging behind and panting. Sure, I wasn’t carrying tools and equipment, but I’m also not 20-25 years younger and used to hauling around shit. That pleased me enormously. They’re used to hauling around their equipment and tools. They’re much younger than me. As well, they’re used to physical labour. They should have been right behind me, or at least a whole lot closer than they were and without as much wheezing as was happening. Not bad for a newly minted 51 year old fat woman.
The rest of the day was spent mostly typing weekly reports. I think my angle to the keyboard was off because my arms got tired and a bit sore.
After work I changed the chinchilla cage and topped up their food. That was when I realized how low the pellets had gotten. This meant that a trip to Early’s for the 25 pound bag of pellets and a few treats. So when I got home I called Bran to see if he wanted to head off there after dropping Boy off at work. When he got home he got into my car and I drove us to Early’s. There we picked up the pellets and a box of treats (I wanted more but there weren’t more to be had) as well as a bag of mixed pellets. It wasn’t until the entire sale had gone through that the teller noted the small bag of pellets were for guinea pigs. Bran apparently noticed as well but I wasn’t hearing him tell me that. So the guinea pig food was returned. After hauling (Bran did this) the food to the car we headed to Costco to get an air pump he’s had his eye on. Here’s hoping it works more efficiently than the other one he has.
He wanted to go to London Drugs after that but I figured that having the fresh meat in the car meant we should go home instead. Then later I picked up Boy from work while Bran stayed home and cooked supper. I figure it was a fair exchange. Boy got out early so I didn’t have to sit around waiting. Supper was yummy and we are now watching “Small Mercies”. We are still missing 16 episodes but I’m pretty sure they’re not on DVD yet. They’re from the 2009-2010 and 2011 seasons. I can hardly wait for them to come out. John Nettles, who plays Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, retired in 2010. He might well be going back to the stage from whence he came, but it means the end of this Barnaby. One of the slimier characters of his series (the gardener in the episode “Garden of Death”) Neil Dudgeon is taking over with a new character who is
That’s about it. I have to get my meds sorted out into the dispenser.