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The Week I’ve Had (15th May 2011)

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  • Getting a big haul of furry fabric remnants for £2.20.
  • Attending two events for work.
  • Feeling like my lips were on fire from Steve’s homemade chilli pizza! Yum!
  • Regretting telling my yoga teacher that I have really stiff hips; we spent an hour attempting to stretch our legs out at silly angles.
  • Not quite so crushing a pub quiz defeat as usual. I mean, we were still in the bottom three, but everyone else had such terrible scores this week that we weren’t trailing by much…
  • Being appalled by the characters in Something Borrowed. Lola and I ranted all the way back to my front door.
  • Watching Polly attempt to chase two shoelaces, her own tail and cram herself down the back of the armchair all at the same time. She fell on the floor twice.
  • Putting pyjamas on the moment I got home on Thursday – it was my one bit of free time this week and I did as little as I possibly could.
  • A crazy busy weekend – but more on that to follow in seperate posts! It has been (and promises to continue being) an awful lot of fun.
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The Week I’ve Had (8th May 2011)

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  • Finally watching Sunset Boulevard (and loving it).
  • Catching Polly and Steve’s Rancor having a Who’s Creepier? contest.
  • Doing actual routines on the Wii Zumba game instead of just tutorials. So… unfit… *collapses*
  • Hobbling out of my yoga class. So… unfit… *wobbles*
  • Remembering all the words to Everything About You by Ugly Kid Joe (and singing them at top volume at work).
  • Watching Water for Elephants.
  • Wanting an elephant of my own.
  • Not wanting to go to this party:
  • Just liking how the light was catching here:
  • Eating ice cream.
  • Wearing woolly gloves.
  • Voting.
  • Visiting friends who fed us lovely pumpkin enchiladas.
  • Seeing Robert the Bruce arrive in town on the back of a lorry.
  • An impromptu Friday night spent wining and dining and watching One Man Star Wars.
  • Taking Steve’s folks for Sunday dinner.

The Week I’ve Had (1st May 2011)

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  • Reading Tina Fey’s autobiography. I admire Tina Fey so much that I even got a little bit excited when she said she couldn’t drive – “Hey! Me, too! We could be such good friends!
  • Going back to lunchtime yoga classes after three weeks off. Aaaaaaaah, so nice to replace all the bad aches and pains with good ones!
  • Tuesday evening: exploding light bulbs; cat poop excitement; a thorough beating at the pub quiz. Oof.
  • Receiving this fab 1971 dress pattern creation kit. I don’t even care if I never use it.
  • Holding hands with the cat.
  • Chilli, wine and Strange Days.
  • Pay day! But every penny’s already allocated. Boo! Cheapo May it is, then.
  • Not needing to watch the Royal Wedding because my Facebook news feed was providing such comprehensive coverage (but still flicking it on now and then to check out the frocks).
  • Heading to the pub with girls from work.

The Week I’ve Had (24th April 2011)

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  • Taking Steve to Wagamama for the first time. Here’s his jasmine flowering tea:
  • Helping Polly open her first ever bit of mail.
  • Admiring our new ornament.
    (I’ll calm down on the cat stuff soon – promise!)
  • Going to the theatre.
  • Finding our first dance class was cancelled so going for tapas and wine instead.
  • Getting to sit in a bookcase at the tapas place.
  • Putting my spare memory card in my camera and finding this:I remember taking it – it’s Steve and his globe – but I can’t remember why.
  • Celebrating Al and El‘s fifteenth anniversary of dating with a 90s night in the pub.
  • Trying (and failing) to stave off our hangovers with icy cold fruit drinks at Tinderbox.
  • Reading Room by Emma Donoghue which sounded worthy and irritating but was actually rather wonderful.

The Week I’ve Had (17th April 2011)

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  • Lots of playing with Polly who has properly adopted us now. Lots of playing. Every chance she gets.
  • Finally finishing Fingersmith. By “finally” I mean it’s taken about two weeks which is forever in my reading world. I’m still not sure if I liked it or not.
  • Receiving two parcels of awesome fabric in one day. Parcels of awesome fabric are the way to go, aspiring gift givers (hint hint).
  • Coming third last in the pub quiz this week. Third last. Out of nine. *looks smug*
  • Having a stinking rotten day on Wednesday but getting home to find Steve had bought me gingerbread flavoured fake-Baileys. Yay!
  • Feeling a bit poorly but being looked after by the cat.
  • Loving the bright colours inside the photocopier at work.
  • Getting some fresh air on Friday lunchtime.
  • Finding boxes of sewing patterns in a charity shop. Alas, all but one were either hideous 80s styles or for children. But that one exception was worth it. One day I’ll be up to making a fitted, floaty blouse!
  • Benefiting from Steve’s latest cookbook purchase.
  • Enjoying a really quiet weekend to myself.

The Week I’ve Had (10th April 2011)

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  • Giving my sewing machine a thorough clean.
  • Being unexpectedly offered the beautiful Polly on Tuesday morning.
  • Waiting impatiently for eight o’clock on Tuesday when we could go and pick her up!
  • Resisting the urge to drag her out from under the sofa and forcibly cuddle her (but being thrilled when she started letting us pass her biscuits and rub her ears from a safe distance).
  • Watching The Big Lebowski and drinking white russians.
  • Not being able to stop grinning when Polly finally emerged and started rushing back and forth between Steve and me, rolling on her back and demanding attention.
  • Grinning some more when she started squirming her way through the sofa cushions to see me when I got home from work.
  • Not doing much non-cat-related stuff at all due to the overwhelming need to sit in my flat and gaze at her. I’ve come over all crazy cat lady.
  • My mum coming to stay on Saturday – this involved two lunches out and dinner at a pizza place.
  • Trying not to gloat about my Scrabble score.
  • Finding this book in TK Maxx – it’s nothing but book covers from the past eighty years and I spent an hour gazing at the pictures when I got it home.

The Week I’ve Had (3rd April 2011)

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So here’s how I spent my week off work:

  • Edinburgh with Kirsten.
  • A killer yoga class. Ouch!
  • But it was made less painful by the coffee and cakes which I enjoyed with Sue afterwards.
  • An unplanned pub dinner with Steve.
  • Coming second last in the pub quiz for the fourth week running. We know our place!
  • Paying sooooooo many bills.
  • Roping Steve into helping clean the kitchen. Here he is emptying out the booze shelf: Such joy!
  • An unplanned Beautiful Mountain lunch with Steve.
  • Never Let Me Go.
  • A pub dinner with Kirsty.
  • Hairspray at the theatre complete with strawberry ice cream, the cast being rushed off the stage unexpectedly and Micky Dolenz having a laughing fit.
  • Tea and cakes with Karen.
  • My final beginners’ sewing class. Here are the cushion cover and skirt I made: The skirt is not a style I would have chosen but I’m so pleased with how well it turned out and I’m much more confident with my machine now. I’m probably going to sign up for the advanced class, too, as it teaches us how to use patterns.
    (oh, yeah, and picture credit to Steve)
  • Celebrating Sue’s birthday.
  • Admiring Steve’s increasingly pretty cactus baby.
  • Stocking up on DVDs.
  • Traipsing all over town in search of a size eight drill bit.
  • An afternoon visit from a Simon seeking tea.
  • Wondering why my hand wouldn’t stop twitching for hours on Friday.
  • Baking white russian cupcakes with Steve. We had excess icing so we also topped some chocolate digestives.
  • Drinking improvised spiced pear mojitos.
  • Celebrating Elinor‘s birthday with a pub lunch which turned into a full day of nattering.
  • Dancing the night away.
  • Thinking about all of the above and buying a zumba game for the Wii. It has not come out of its packet yet.
  • Gearing up to hang a curtain rail with a very fuzzy head (and a drill)…

How has everybody else’s week been?

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