Has been nonexistent in the past 2 crazy weeks, but I had scheduled an appointment for last night to finally run through new gym program. This however was thwarted. Plumbing boy needed to pick up the motorbike trailer so he can take his bike somewhere on the weekend to have his suspension set up for his actual weight. We also scored some furniture from the same people & as it has poured with rain the last couple of times we’ve been over there, have been unable to pick it up. It made sense to do both in the one trip.
I called the gym to reschedule, to find that Danny, the staff member who is writing my program, has disappeared to Sydney without sorting any of his appointments & they are not sure when he is back. Fantastic. I would have shown up on time as arranged to have been stood up. Pretty poor on the management’s part too I think. Imagine how my clients would feel if one of my plumbers was sick & I didn’t bother to reschedule any of the jobs booked in for him. Not happy Jan. The best they could offer was to call on Monday to see if he is back. On the flip side, I hope that everything is OK & that nothing terrible has happened to him or his family to have created this situation.
Plumbing boy now has the bike trailer & I have a new (2nd hand) dark timber book case & TV/wall unit. Pictures will be forth coming when they’ve been installed so to speak.
Despite the recent madness, haven’t done too bad in this department. My clothes aren’t tighter, but am feeling wobbly (no muscle tone). Mainly been eating meat & salad when eating out & at home have pretty much cleaned out the freezer of all my home made goodies (pasta sauce, curry, burgers, soup) so will probably have a bit of a cook up on the weekend.
My office assistant is having a milestone birthday on Tuesday: the big 50. I am planning on baking her cake instead of buying one: not so much to save money, but because I like to cook & will have the time. I plan to bake it Sunday & ice/assemble it Monday night ready for Tuesday. She has recently been diagnosed with a colitis thang, so is off lactose at the moment, will have to go easy on the dairy. I know how I want it to “look”, just need to decide what cake to put under it :0)
Had a bit of an interesting scenario this week. One of Plumbing Boy’s ex’s called up. She tends to call around Christmas & maybe one other time during the year. I’ve never met her. Every now & then she is keen on doing the whole lets be good friends thing, but he holds her at arm’s length & has said to her several times that he doesn’t think it appropriate for them to be friends as he is having a relationship with me. I find this quite odd. I am happy for him to be friends with her; I think there is more to it that this though. From all account she was a bit of a wild child, very full on, all or nothing; & from what I have heard was extremely possessive when they were together. His friends have warned me to steer clear of her, that she’s trouble with a capital T. Like I said, I’ve never met her so have reserved any judgment.
She is 10 years older than him; they went out when he was in his late teens & early 20’s for 3 or 4 years. She now has 2 teenage kids from a subsequent partner. She called to apologise for something while they were together & was doing the whole “regret” thing. It is something plumbing boy has never even given a second though to, & certainly never thought less of her because of this. She has been separated from the father of her kids for a while; from what plumbing boy said, he’s not very nice & it seems she is afraid the kids’ behavior towards her will be affected by him: she’s afraid of losing them. He said she was pretty upset & felt bad for her.
I have no problem with the scenario so far. Plumbing boy said to her that perhaps they could catch up for a coffee & that he’d love to meet her kids. She flat out said that she didn’t want him to meet them. She wants to catch up with him. She also made no comment about meeting me; nor has she, in any of her calls over the past 15 years. I don’t think I feel threatened. I think I smell trouble. What do ya recon? Am I being overly sensitive? I have to admit I feel a bit torn between feeling sorry for her if she is genuinely having a personal crisis versus being wary of an ulterior motive: if she really wanted to be friends, she’d have wanted to meet me before now or suggested meeting me when he suggested meeting up for coffee. Plumbing boy is a big kid & I trust him, so guess I will have to leave it up to him. I’m not planning to loose sleep over it, although the subconscious is a funny thing; I suspect there is a good(?) reason he hasn't wanted me to meet her either!
On a lighter note:
One of the things I love about my life is taking time to notice the little pleasures. These recently have included:
*Hot water curling around my feet & legs when I top up the bath;
*Random text messages from my cousins;
*My niece giggling; actually all my family laughing on the weekend;
*The feeling that spring is just around the corner;
*Chasing the Frisbee & breathing the cool fresh air into my lungs;
*Climbing into a bed with clean sheets;
*The purr of my Cat.
Hope you all have a great weekend. Am considering making the trek down to Geelong so see the Cat’s game, but will probably wait until next week & go to a final! Dare I say I am hoping for Back to Back premierships?? Carn the mighty Cats!!!!