Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wednesday - Week 7

Had a mishap in the gym today!  I got on the abdominal reverse curl bench this morning, not even looking at the setting it was on... should have though.  The pin wasn't in properly, and the thing waited until I was fully lying on my back before it popped out and had me crashing down to the level position!!!!!  It made an awful noise, and I leapt off it pretty quick!  Turned around to find the whole gym room staring at me!  How embarrassing!  Took me a few minutes for my heart rate to return to normal after that!  LOL!

Anyway, not a lot to report today. I've been very low in energy the last few days, mostly due to lack of sleep again.   I feel like my get-up-and-go got-up-and-went!

We've had the bobcat in at our place in the last few days... BYE BYE VEGIE GARDEN :(  Our front and back "wilderness" has been removed, and we're now living in a dust pit.  Hopefully we can get a driveway laid soon - our cars are filthy, my shoes are filthy - dust just gets everywhere!  We've still got heaps of big gum trees, in fact, there is still more plant life on our block than in our last place.  We're just trying to tame it a little.  The new vegie garden might have to wait a little while though.

Got this by email today and I thought it was cute:

Dear Dogs and Cats,
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food.
Please note: Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by Formula1 and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king size bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years; canine or feline attendance is not mandatory.

The proper order is: Kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!

Hope everyone is having a good week!

"It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength."


Anonymous said...

You can come to our farm now that you are experienced with dust. Our cars are never clean, my new white runners are now a reddy/brown after I walked down to the silo to see Reid the other day. Everything in our house has a constant layer of dust no matter how much dusting is done. I learned very quickly to not look at it. I could go on and on and on and on ............about dust but I won't. Just remember that your dust will be a thing of the past when you get your garden going, mine is permanent.


How many days til Europe now?

CJ said...

That sounds like something I would do at the gym hehehehe! This morning at the gym it was testosterone junction - lots of huffing, puffing and grunting with the occasional yell (not me!)

I hate dust - we are still getting rid of it after our renovations. Its worse when it rains because then it becomes mud.

have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I could cope very well with dusty shoes! You are a strong girl Hilary!

Rebecca said...

How embarrasing at the gym, you poor thing. At least you can laugh about it now :) I am sure that you will have your vegie garden thriving in no time. We just need some rain.

Have a great weekend :)

Shar said...

Hey Hilary!

Don't you hate it when that happens and you can just feel everyones eyes burning into you!

My biggest mishap was tripping on a treadmill and hanging on whilst the bely was still running! :(

Keep pushing on, your trip must be getting as close as mine now!!!! :) :) :) :)


Hilary said...

Kerry I do sympathise! You are right, the dust just gets everywhere, and as soon as you clean the house, another layer of dust has settled! The rain today has settled it, so thats a mercy!

CJ I hate it at the gym when the muscleheads take over! Thats why I train in the morning - less of them there at that hour!

Thanks Andj!

Rebecca it was so embarrasing! I laughed at the time too - but I was cringing on the inside!

Shar we're on countdown mode! I've got lots more days to go than you though - but its so good to have something to shoot for isn't it?

Hilary xx