Well a new week is with us again and as such it is an opportunity to reflect back on the last week and all the things that have happened. The Paralympics are now over and I raise my hat to all those who took part, all those who supported their efforts and of course all those who worked behind the scenes to make the whole thing such a success – Well Done!
On a personal basis last week was a challenge but I think that I came out of it even more positive than when it started.
My week ended with a twelve hour day on Saturday at the Romsey Show, which I knew would be hard for me but somehow I managed to survive and eventually got home just after 7pm worn out and tired but I felt I had achieved something.
Did I break my dietary rules?
Well actually, YES I did!
But to be fair I tried to be as careful as possible without making my day real drab because of seeing all those burger stands, hog roasts and even wonderful buffalo steaks!
We arrived just before 8am and I waited until nearly ten o’clock before accidentally running into a stand selling organic bacon rolls. Could I resist… No! But in all fairness I did ask for a small bap rather than a large roll, and I didn’t eat all the bap – but the bacon was delicious!
Then about one o’clock I went with Clare to find her (not me) some lunch and we came across a local butchers stand where they had a huge range of homemade pies of all different types. The Chicken and Leek pie look very tempting so I gave in. Not that I planned to eat it there and then, but bring it home for Sunday.
Sadly, they were also doing barbecue turkey baps which smelt wonderful and Clare wanted one of them so I gave in and let her buy two – one for her and one for me! It was lovely, and this time I did eat all the bap – but again we only had small ones.
Later in the afternoon about 5pm when it all started to slow down, I was not feeling very well and had to take some pain relief – which requires me to eat some food! The Chicken and Leek pie was the only thing we had so I was forced to eat it against my better judgement.
It was really yum yum!
I’ll not say what I ate when I got home, but it was totally out of order. But again I have to eat something when I take my medicine in the evening. It was actually a bit over the top but… who cares… I deserve a day off occasionally.
Certainly I had done more exercise that day than I have for well over a year, and actually I felt good for it. I dreaded waking up on Sunday in case I found myself in pain. But … no! I awoke feeling good, no pain and a sort of internal pleasure knowing that all the effort on Saturday has probably done me a lot of good.
So Sunday was a positive start … until … I tried to log onto my computer! I don’t know what had happened but it insisted on logging me in as a Temporary User which effectively stopped me from accessing any of my software etc etc. In the end after hours of playing around I reloaded the whole computer from my Norton Ghost backup taken on Wednesday. Thank heavens I have a backup!
Today, I am re-installing the Norton Ghost on our two laptops as well, after buying two removable 600Gb hard drives. I can now rest in peace knowing that each machine is backed up once per week.
Anyway, I leave it there for now, as I don’t want to take up any more of your time.
I Was The Traffic Genie until this happened!
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