Wednesday, 27 July 2011

What To Do?

Today is a very unusual day for me. The amazing sons are away on a camp for a few days and so I have the whole day to myself. The gorgeous husband in his gorgeous way has told me to have some fun once the glass shelf for his new tv stand has been delivered. It is 8.35am and that said same shelf is already sitting in the hallway. So the day is mine. I have made a quick list of some of the possibilities (things I both could and should do) on offer to me today:
  1. go to the gym (there is a an abs class followed by a spinning class at 10am which I really enjoy) - very likely
  2. clean the bathroom (have been meaning to do this all week, it is a quick job and would make me feel better) - quite likely
  3. tidy and clean the kitchen (I have already emptied the dishwasher this morning, that feels like enough) - not at all likely
  4. have a nice lunch (though after suffering for my 2 glasses of wine at lunchtime yesterday BEFORE a circuits class in the evening I will go to the gym first) - very likely
  5. do some gardening (feel quite nauseous at the thought, although that could be the double espresso on on an empty stomach) - very unlikely
  6. have a mooch around town (there is a maxi dress I would rather like, so think I will try it on.....again, and see if it is cheaper in the sales) - very likely
I think you might get the idea. Thankfully, the gorgeous husband seems to understand (or is at least reconciled to) my aversion to housework and is somewhat appeased by the fact that I love to cook for him and the amazing sons. Now, let's get on and enjoy the day.....breakfast thanks to the Vitamix.

That will be an apple, half a carrot, a slice of lemon, a chunk of ginger with some water and ice and whizzed for 30 seconds to produce:

So nice! And (with my housework aversion) so clever that the washing up of the Vitamix literally takes seconds. Total brilliance.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Time Away

We are just back from a wonderful weekend with the brilliant friends in Somerset. They moved away from Nottingham last year and we miss them massively, so it is always very special when we get the chance to spend some time together. We went to Lyme Regis for the day on Saturday and chatted a lot, ate chips, watched the Red Arrows, ate ice cream, spent pocket money in a fossil shops, ate doesn't get much better.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Chui Males

Yesterday was our Chui Family Birthday - a day of great significance as it is when we celebrate the day the amazing sons came to live with us. 'We' were 7 years old yesterday and it felt like a real milestone. We celebrated with pizza for lunch and spent the day having fun. Well, not all of it was my idea of fun (an hour in a computer gaming shop deciding on some new games?!) but then I am clearly outnumbered by the males in the family.

Even the cat is male. I managed to take some video this morning of how much he loves the gorgeous husband. I don't think this behaviour is normal. As we say "not natural".......My lovely friend calls the cat "Sir Fleabag" and is not entirely enamoured with him. I wonder if this footage will change her mind?

The amazing husband has surpassed himself again though and bought me a new toy. A Vita Mix! I suppose you could call this a blender, but seeing as it can make hot soup and ice cream that title really doesn't do it justice. I can't wait for it to be delivered and try it out. More about it another time.......