Well this seems like the perfect time to reacquaint myself with this little space. I've been awake since 5.20 am and instead of wasting the time lying awake driving myself crazy here's the post I've been trying to write for the last two weeks. Is it longer? It may be....oops!
Anyway these last few weeks have been super busy but in typical Amy fashion, when I have lots to do something raises it's head which leads to not much getting done, so this week is going to be crazy busy!
I was all set to make the most of my last few weeks in the office I'd kindly been given as part of my business bursary. I've got three talks to develop, a marketing strategy to finalise, three funding applications to write....you get the drift. So of course, my poor daughter came down with a chest and ear infection, returning to school only last week and the impending half term next week, a conference tomorrow which leaves me with three days to complete the talks.
Oh, and my washing machine has completely packed in and I'm in need of a new central heating system which has resulted in four home visits in three days....stress!
Good news though, I found the perfect tonic - I was actually able to complete a legs and bum class at the gym with my lovely friend Sue. I think it saved my sanity this week and although it's frustrating that my body can't do as much as it could, it felt good to be moving. I initially panicked once I was home as the pain set in leaving me tearful , tired an irritable but the next day, apart from the usual stiffness that you'd expect from working out I felt no heightened fibromyalgia pain. So happy, I'm ready to go again this week and it has got me seriously crushing on some new gym gear!
There was also the small matter (ha, who am I kidding) of a Six Nations rugby match Friday night which I am trying to forget about. Thursday, along with my sister I went to the Welsh rugby team hotel to get a rugby ball signed for my nephew and his team. It was freezing out but I was not going to turn down the opportunity to swoon meet Mike Phillips, Leigh Halfpenny and Alex Cuthburt again! Friday evening I couldn't believe I was driving to England to watch the massive Wales v England match that was being played in Cardiff, especially as my sister was at the stadium. But the bubbly was pouring as we turned a little corner of the English countryside red, with even more alcohol pouring after the result. There were tears, that's all I am willing to discuss on this matter.
Being a heartbroken Welshie in England that morning, there was only one thing I could do. So I took Maya and myself off for a walk into the forest where nobody could find us! Panic set in mind, as in my misery I forgot to pay attention to the path we were taking and realised I didn't have a clue where we were! After not seeing a soul and fretting that with no phone signal, we would never be found (yes, it was a dramatic day!), we finally made it back to the car and home for a cup of tea. Now back in the safety of Wales for a few days, I'd like to think we've brushed ourselves off and are prepared for Scotland next week!
How have you all been doing? I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone's blogs this week and getting back in touch with the world again (as long as I can stay away from the rugby news of course!).
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