Mammylu's House

Mammylu, Mother of 3, letting the random stuff out of my head a bit at a time…

Month: August, 2012

If you were a tree, would you mind being cut down to be made into a good book?

Discuss.

Sorry, I’m in a weird mood.

Everything seems to be a little depressing today, and sad.

Well, tomorrow is another day! I did housework all day, and we didn’t play out. Maybe I just need to leave the house?

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We are the sleepyheads

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Well, everyone but me is asleep. And that photo was actually from last night. That’s what happens when my husband drinks too much.

We’ve had an ok weekend, it rained on saturday, and husband was at work in the morning, so me and big kid built a den in my bedroom. Little kid cut his second tooth, he wasn’t impressed with the den. Yesterday we bought a £1.99 kite and flew it on the cliff tops (carefully, and away from the edge!). It was surprisingly good for a cheap kite.

Big kid stayed at his grandparents’ last night, and husband went out and drank a lot. Then came home and played human pinball (imagine drunk person bouncing off every available surface).

Today we went to an engine museum. That’s really all I knew about it till we got there. I knew it was having a steam day today, and that it was free. It turned out to be a water pumping station, built in 1869, that the water board have kept in working order to let people come and see it. It was really interesting, but a bit terrifying at the same time!! I’m a little scared of heights, some bits made me nervous.

I think it’s cool, because their isn’t much like that around anymore, it’s nice to show the kids something that works, instead of trying to explain how it would work. And a very nice man (it’s staffed by volunteers) explained how it works, I bought a leaflet, so I can show big kid.

It’s at Ryhope Engine Museum, if you fancy a look.

There was a blacksmith there too, and he made a shovel, I was very impressed. It’s a beautiful building, and I wish I’d managed to get better pictures.

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Husband has been working overtime recently, due me shortly being at the bit of maternity leave where your wages stop. This has given me time to have a go at some crochet again. I shall soon be overrun with random bags I never use! Tonight’s project was ‘playing with hairpin lace’, I managed 2 rows and joined them up (but you’ll have to imagine them, as it’s too dark for a photo, and everyone’s asleep).

I think I’ll try and join them! Night night folks xx

Oh. Nearly forgot to report the ‘being healthy’ progress! Went to gym Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and ached today. Been reasonably good food wise, but did have sweeties today. Bad me! Right, really off to kip now, am due an early morning wake up call from little one.

I don’t tell Facebook I’ve been to the gym

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I think most people do. If my ‘friends’ on facebook are anything to go by. By ‘friends’ I mean, in large, a bunch of people I haven’t seen since I left school/college/uni/college again.

But, I can’t really be moral about that, because I always mention it here instead.

So, anyway… Guess where I’ve just been?

I’m still alive, although my arms were struggling with the weights bit. I did worse than last time, at that bit, I thought you were supposed to get better! So, I’m now sitting in the car on my inlaws’ driveway as my husband has gone into retrieve the kids (this is where they’ve been while I’ve been at the gym, as husband has been at work).

I’m not sure what’s going on

I don’t think I’m too bad as a person. I try my best and stuff. But recently I’ve been, well, ignored by some of my family. It started with not getting a birthday card from an aunt, then my sister.

Now I sent a text to say my little one has conjunctivitis, and got no reply. So I sent another one, asking if anyone had sympathy for him (he’s 5 months old). Still nothing. I mean, I wasn’t expecting much, just a text message asking how he was maybe.

And it’s nearly the end of the holidays, and my sister hasn’t met up with me once during the day.

I know I’m whining, but I haven’t slept for 3 days, I’m looking after a poorly baba and trying to amuse a toddler, all without spending any money.

And it hard when it feels like there’s no one else cares.

Ok, rant over! I have to get the kids ready and go out.

Zumba and fat class Wednesday

So, it’s Zumba time again. I’m rather unsportingly sitting writing this on my phone while I wait for class to start. I’m feeling anti social.

Today has been a bit rubbish. A lot rubbish, even. Maybe. It might get better.

Baba’s poorly eye has developed into conjunctivitis (thank god I live near a very good eye hospital) and larger child has been a big, naughty grump. And husband has been a bit of a sulky child.

Well, that’s how I feel, anyway.

I, of course, have been lovely.
(I said that’s how I feel, anyway!)

So, anyway.. Today I had a mcdonalds. Bad me! They shouldn’t have made the vegetarian option actually vegetarian! It tempts me. But after an hour at the eye hospital, thinking I’d lost my mobile and various other stressness, it just worked. But I did notice, I didn’t enjoy it as much.

I made a super tea:

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Incorporating:
2 portions carbs, 1 protein, 3 fruit, 2 dairy, and salad.

I feel a bit better after a bath. Fat club went ok, I lost 2lb. There’s no class next week, something to do with the bank holiday. I’m happier this week, as I only lost 1lb the week before, but think I should be losing more than 2lb a week now I’m at the gym too. So, I need to be better behaved! I want to lose more than 4lb in the two weeks I have until I get weighed properly again.

So, I struggle to get to the gym in the right times, I called in today and bought a key so I can use the machines and run through my program at any time. This means it’ll be easier to go, in theory. I’ll still need to find a babysitter, but I’ll be able to go on a weekend and a Wednesday too (daddy day care!).

I’ve been thinking about the sugar I eat. The amount of sweets I go through increases as I get more tired. So, I just need to get poorly baba sleeping through the night and I’ll be fine. I’m sure that’ll be easy!

I started this post at Zumba, so it’s only right to tell you how it went. The first track was rubbish (it always is) and then the second got worse as it was a new routine, evidently they’d started it last week when I wasn’t there (how typical?) so I felt stupid. Then the next track came on, and not only did I remember what I was doing, I didn’t totally suck at it! So, I may actually be getting the hang of it, a bit. I was better at the cardio bit, but my legs still killed at the legs, bums and tums bit. So, I still need to keep going with the muscle building stuff.

Anyhow, poorly baba is currently asleep, but I’m sure he’ll be up soon!

Goodnight, sleep tight
Don’t let the bed bugs bite xx

When’s payday again?

How come the last week before payday is so miserable?

And how come I can’t give up sugar?

And how come it’s raining today?

I was having fun at the beach 😦

So, anyway, we’re plodding on. Not doing to well on the food and exercise front, the food part is purely my lack of self control, the exercise part is the lack of babysitters and weather going dodgy.

Right now everyone in my house is having a nap and I can’t sleep. I’m really tired though. But nevermind! We’ve been to the beach, until the rain came.

Larger child had fun, we were there last night too, I took him for a paddle in the sea. I’m glad I live near the sea, it makes for good child amusement! They showed a movie in a local park last night, I tried to talk husband into going, but he wouldn’t go see dirty dancing. I think he’d have probably spent most of the time playing football with child anyway, so I’m gonna work on him for next time!!

The seaside:

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I had a bit of a vigilante moment this week…. I’ve noticed an increase in ‘scrap men’ on the streets, picking up metal to sell. A while back, one even knocked on my door and asked if some stuff in my yard was rubbish. For the clarification of any Americans, when I say yard, I mean area of concrete with ten foot wall around it.

So anyway, i’m in the house with the baby while the larger child is at nursery, and suddenly my cats come running in the house. I look out of the window, and I see a man climbing out of my yard, with larger child’s highchair (it was left out there).

So, I grabbed the baby, my keys, and my phone and gave chase! They promptly dumped the highchair, but I took some lovely pictures of their truck. Which I have to the nice policeman who came shortly afterwards.

Then a bit later I realised that chasing a truck full of men armed with an iPhone and a baby might not have been a good idea.. But nevermind! I hope the police scare them, because I haven’t felt very safe in my own home since then, and that sucks. Well, such is life! Anyway, time to go dry my hair, I’m in a phase of pretending to be girly. (I can try, I might convince someone).

Poorly Sick

So, since the last time I posted, big kid got poorly sick. Properly. This is unusual, although he has his fair share of coughs and colds, he’s rarely actually ill.

This led to a bit lot more staying in the house, and a little lot more snacks and bad stuff. So… I went to the gym yesterday, first day on weights (scary). Did ok, survived and felt fine. Husband started work at lunchtime, so brought the kids home and fed the baby (big one still not well), then I got a migraine. Recently, I’ve been having different migraines, ophthalmic ones, which was a bit unnerving until I googled it to find out it’s nothing to panic about!

However, it didn’t go away, I got worse and worse, ending up moving the kids into my bed, so we could all lie down. Big kid took this opportunity to start getting better, and got lively again. I ended up dizzy and faint, and husband had to come home. I felt awful (literally) and awful (guilty) as he’d had to leave work, but I physically couldn’t get up and move round properly.

Hoping this was a one off!!! Not letting it put me off. Had a rest day today, went to fat class, lost 1lb. Not great, but better than I expected. We learnt about labelling today, and basically how most of the when you pick something because it says ‘diet’ or ‘light’ it’s not that good. I was surprised by how much sugar was in cereal bars!! Haven’t eaten them since I was pregnant, but I won’t be eating them again!

Back to the gym tomorrow. Afternoon this time, and I’ll drink lots more, as that seems to be the key. I get migraines for eyesight (all good, fairly new glasses), blood pressure (currently behaving) and dehydration (doh!).

Fairly easy to fix though, that’s a good thing. Well, I need to sleep. G’night folks! Good luck to anyone braving anything new tomorrow xx

It’s a biscuity kinda day…

So far today, I have eaten 2 weetabix, some vegetable crisps and 5 digestive biscuits. I feel sick. I won’t be getting out for a walk, as my big kid is ill.

Not going well, come back resolve! I need you! Where has motivation gone??

On another note – I sent his to my husband at work, it about sums up my day so far:

Mammy day care would like to point out that sick Toddlers and one toothed vampire babies are not accepted in day care. Sick toddler is either hot or cold and is residing on the sofa, refusing to let mammy leave. Whilst vampire baby was being put to bed for biting people and extreme tiredness, sick toddler’s toe was bitten by a passing cat. Cat has been ejected, no injuries or tears, cat not told off as possibly self defence.

I should change that to probably self defence though!

Off the rails a little bit….

So… Yesterday was ok, foodwise. I went to the gym first thing, 300 and 20something calories later (not much, but it’s a start) I caught up with the family, we took largest to an indoor play place, had lunch (jacket potato) at a supermarket, and then hit the beach for a little walk.

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Little was teething, that’s why he’s eating his wrap.

I made a pretty decent evening meal (even if I do say so myself!)

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And then had an argument with husband which resulted in him sleeping in the sofa. Apparently, he waited all night for me to come and tell him to go to bed. I didn’t.

So, today was pretty bad, foodwise. There may have been sweeties.

I tried to redeem myself with a healthy lunch (giant cous cous and beans with salad)

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But… We had a mini BBQ, so I’m way over on my protein and carbs for today. I also had 2 alcohol free beers. Which is just pointless calories!!!!

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And then because things had gone wrong, I had chocolate. Followed by icecream. The cone looked evil, but I still ate it.

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Little baba cut his tooth today. Part came through and he cut the rest biting an ice cube (in a net thingy) that I’d giving him to try and numb it.

So… Tomorrow I get back on the straight and narrow. I haven’t any exercise planned, but will at least fit a walk in somewhere. And no sweeties. And the right amount of carbs and protein. I am not messing this up because other things in my life are messed up!

Tomorrow is another day, and I’m going to sleep so it comes faster. G’night all, hope you’re doing better than me xx

Not too achy

So, yesterday I went for my first proper gym session. It wasn’t too bad, and I’m going back tomorrow. And I’ve been reasonably good today. Chocolate buttons were eaten, but I needed them. Not sure why, but it did!

Gym man said that they’ll probably get me to start using weights next week, that sounds scary!!

Chilli noodles, veg and not chicken pieces or lunch:

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And jacket potato and salad for tea:

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Low fat soft cheese, of course. Larger child was at nursery, and smaller child and me met my sister and smallest niece to go to a gig largest niece was doing to end a week long music course.

Baba was not too impressed by the volume, bless him, and we had to go and stand at the back.

Am now enjoying a little drink before bed! ‘night all xx

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