I hate talking about negative things in my blog, especially now that I'm practicing the art of positive thinking!! But I'm sorry to say that there's been a few more challenges added to my life this weekend.
Friday night I got home to find a very dejected boyfriend. He'd spent the afternoon around at the new house, and had started demolishing a wall in order to build a new feature wall. Well he didn't get too far with that. When he started pulling gyprock off - he found some pretty massive termite damage. So he spent the rest of the time following the mud trail around the house (smashing walls as he went!!) - they have eaten out entire studs in some parts. I guess the good news is that we cant find them. We can find where they've been, but not where they're at NOW. (if they're still there). Before we bought the house we had a pre-purchase pest inspection, which came up clean. So now we have the drama of going through battle with the pest inspectors, hopefully we dont have to go through any kind of legal battle.
So on Friday night after that delightful news I started getting stomach pains again (stress-induced I'm betting) - I battled through Saturday, groceries, cleaning, preparing for the open house etc, but by Saturday night I was doubled over again with those bloody stomach cramps, nausea etc. We were supposed to go out to dinner for a friends 30th birthday, but my wonderful boyfriend stayed home with me to look after me (even though I told him several times that he should go). He went and got a couple of DVD's, and he even got me The Chronicles of Narnia, which I've wanted to see for a while (which was actually a really good movie - it made me cry a couple of times!!!).
Anyway by Sunday the worst was over and I began to feel normal again.
The positives are that although we've got some serious termite damage - the house is still structurally sound. Plus we're not ready to move in yet, so we've got plenty of time to fix it. Also, my stomach pains weren't anywhere near as savage as the last time I had it in June. And because I was sick, I didn't indulge in a free meal (unfortunately had to skip a few meals) so my weight actually dropped! (probably not a good way to do it though!)
Back to gym today - I didn't feel up to it yesterday. Today was ok but I felt weak - the weights really burned, even after just one set. I'm probably not 100% yet.
And I am still in total shock of the death of Steve Irwin. I just cant believe it. We saw him do a crocodile demo at Australia Zoo a few years ago, and he was fantastic. Its affected me like how I felt when I Princess Dianna died.... I feel that same shock and disbelief - judging by the TV coverage, most Aussies feel the same. BF is quite sad about it, all night he just kept saying "I cant believe it - the day after Fathers' Day - I cant believe it" over and over. Very sad news, and my heart goes out to his family.