Friday, finished work earlyish. It was Kenny's birthday and he went off to the cinema with Alan whilst me and Xtine baked him some super rainbow snowball cakes. It was sooo hard!! He ate three of them so they couldn't have been that bad! I think he appreciated the little surprise. And he got to blow out candles...even if we couldn't fit 35 candles on them!
Friday night we ordered an amazing chinese takeaway and stuffed ourselves silly full of delicious food. Note to self - order pork in black pepper sauce AGAIN! nom nom nom..
We then drove through to Peebles and Xtine and Alan stayed at ours all weekend. We went for a walk through the woods on Saturday and I got to take lots of pictures of mushrooms :D (on my flickr). Now I'm wishing I knew which ones were edible as I adore mushrooms and there were so many. I think one of my pics is of magic ones! Shame I didn't know...
We then went home and Kenny made an fabulous dinner of steak, chips, corn on the cob, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms with peppercorn sauce.OMG it was SO tasty. Then then then we had profiteroles kindly bought by Xtine. I was truly stuffed. I think I'll definately need to go to the gym on Monday (oh yeah...have started gyming again since Kenny miraculously fixed my back with some simple stretches).
We then on Saturday night had a ridiculously long game of Risk. Apparently it was a big game when Kenny was younger. I bought him the board game for his birthday as a kind of reminiscent present. The game went on for about 6 hours!!! I lost..badly! But everyone else seemed to enjoy. The hardcore gamers went on playing til 3am.
And then today....we went for a wee walk to the high street and bought some tasty sweets from the old sweetshop. Then we went for a lovely lunch/dinner at the chip shop cafe.
But now....I'm so so so sad and lonely. Xtine and Alan have gone home. And Kenny has gone away for a whole week to Leeds for training for his new job. I'm so happy he has a job (and another offer if he wants it on the side) but I'm so sad the training is so far away. He'll be back at the weekend but then he has another week down there after this one. We've never really spent a night apart since we moved in together. I'm so lonely! It was horrible saying bye :'( I know I'm a lovesick puppy.
Back to work tomorrow. This week and next are going to be hellishly slow.
And that's my weekend of good food and happy times.
We watched the most boring film ever...Tideland. Tries to be all fucked up and gothic and junky but it kinda fails. There is no plot whatsoever. The little girl is pretty though, and a very good child actor.
I woke up this morning with a shooitng pain right through my jaw. Thought it was serious toothache at first but it eased off and I realised it's my jaw being wierd again. My ear went all numb too. Wondered if i have a slight infection but it seems to have calmed down now. I can eat which is the most important thing! And the back ache seems to have cleared a bit too. Was worried I'd have to cancel my driving lesson. But i didn't.
The driving lesson (third one now) went ok. I seem to get all nervous and lose confidence. The driving instructor says I'm progressing well and starting to get the hang of clutch control. I have to say I'd disagree though. Using the clutch at junctions is driving me nuts. Where is this god damn "bite" ?! I just get so overwhelmed trying to change down to 1st gear, check mirrors, check main road both ways, break, clutch in, turn...i know it sounds daft but it's just SO much to think about. I tried a 3 point turn too...oh wow i suck. And i also suck at uphill starts...I am just made of FAIL. It's going to take me forever to learn. No way will my driving by xmas be achieved.
Anyway i'm hungry...and we actually have food for once. YUMMY!
Check out my photos so far since getting my fancy new camera :)
I was a bit disheartened for a while. It's so difficult relighting your creativity after such a long time. Can't let it slip away again.
Looking at the select few on my flickr...I feel a little better.
Comments welcome! xx
Yes, Sundays suck. It's the day of the week where you dread going back to work on Monday. The weather usually is crap (and has been for over a week now). I lack motivation and it's the day when i'm suppose to get all those little odd-jobs done.
Today I need to dye my hair (after about 2 or 3 weeks of procrastinating). Study for my work exams. Do my driving lesson at 3.15. Do the dishes and some washing. And watch the football final. And finally clean Cloud's cage out. I believe I'll just do driving lesson, clean cloud out, eat some munch and go to the pub for the footy....we shall see...
Yesterday was mostly spent in bed. Was Kenny's first Saturday off in forever. I think I actually overslept this weekend, that's why i'm feeling so rubbish today. For goodness sake, I can't win whether it be undersleeping or oversleeping?!
Wowza it's windy outside, and that rubbshy drizzly weather. I wouldn't mind if it actually decided to PEEEEE down properly but it's the indecisive weather i hate.
YAAAAAY found out today that when my mum, stepdad and brothers travel home to Nairn after they visit family down south, they're going to stop in Peebles to see me! I'm so exicted. Haven't seen my mum since October last year. How terrible is that? Also, think my nan will come visit in August too. And Kenny's boy will be visiting sometime soon too so I'll get to meet him. Lots of visitors! And not forgetting to mention that I met up with my old house mistress from school this week. We went for a nice lunch and it was AMAZING catching up after so many years.
Next year I vow to better at visiting people. Especially family. It's just so hard when money is tight and me and Kenny can't get time off work. I just want everyone to meet him after a year of us being together.
I should really go do something productive. I believe LJ is my main procrastination acitivity. I really struggle not to look at all the beautiful dreadheads and photography pictures :)
Right...motivation starts....NOW! I'm also going to make some soup!
:) much loves xx
Oh and I just remembered, I won £10 on the lottery again last night! It was only last week or the week before that I won another tenner! Awesome :)
Went through to Edinburgh and had yummy bbq food at Christine's mum's 50th birthday. Had a great time taking pics and doing (terrible!) kareoke! Who knew Betty Davis Eyes was so difficult to remember?! Me and Christine had a bit of a fail at that one. Got eaten alive by midgies...and I'm really suffering now. I have at least 8 bites that I've discovered so far. Really awkward places too...like my face and my boob!! Totally itchy as hell and you do not know how embarassing it is to sit and itch your boob like a maniac at work!!
I then stayed at Christine and Aldo's and watched the embarassing England football game. Game over indeed. I'm not even going to whinge about the stupid referee disallowing that goal. The game is dead and buried in my head now. Ugh.
I then came home and had a lovely relaxing bath and a nice Sunday night for once. :) Kenny makes me so happy.
Today I went and donated blood for the first time. I'm so proud of myself! I didn't even pass out! They took a whole pint. Hopefully it'll all be ok and someone will benefit from it. Think if my blood comes back as acceptable then I will do it on a regular basis. I'd like to think it's a good contribution to society. Karma is real don't you know? Yes it is.
Just had REALLY yummy chicken pasta with sun-dried tomato pesto. But now I'm still hungry...could really eat some cheese on toast! nom nom nom. Think I'm a little addicted to this pesto. Can't wait to try the roasted red-pepper one.
Time to make another cuppa and maybe some cheeky cheese on toast? Hopefully Kenny will be home soon. Missing him :(
Oh and I won £10 on the lottery this weekend, score!!
Had my very first driving lesson with Kenny. Really enjoyed it, and was pretty chuffed with myself. Booked my first proper lesson for a week on sunday. So Excited!
Watched the fancy dress parade for the Peebles Beltane festival thing...though I was going to boycott it. Dawna invited me up and we took her grandad's friend out to watch it as he is hospital just now.
And watched football.
Today it's Christine's mums bbq, and I'm mighty excited. :D and then it's sleeeeeeepover time at Christine's!! woop woop
HAppy days (p.s. sun please come out a bit more for the bbq)
Tonight I'm back again to do some more dreadlets and to eat some cheese on toast.
FINALLY we have summer! It's scorching! unfortunately I was working but about to go outside and sun myself a bit :)
Need to go...cheese on toast wants me to eat it.
On Thursday I bought a book (this never happens), to add to my large collection for someone that never reads! It isn't a reading book though, it's this... http://uk.shop.lomography.com/accessories/books-albums-print/don-t-think-just-shoot-book and I bought it brand new in a bookshop for £5. A fiver!!! and I looked on the lomography website and saw they sell it for £55!!!!!!! I don't understand. I feel like there's been a mistake. I should be buying the rest of them and selling them on! It's a pretty huge hardback book of gorgeous lomo film photos. :) So colourful and inspiring. I really need to get my Diana F+ film deveoped and see if my first try came out with anything other than all black negatives...
Today I'm waiting on Kenny coming back from work so we can go to our friends BBQ. I'm excited...first BBQ I've been to in years! It's pretty sunny outside (a bit cold but we can't complain). Should be good grub. He usually hunts his own food so there will be gooood eating to be had. I appreciate this very much :) Am going to take along my cameras too and see what shots arise. Not sure anything will take my interest as I'm feeling a bit fuzzy today after the pub last night but I need to get into the habit of having a camera on me at all times.
I'm going to get cloud out now and let him get some sunshine. He can sit on my shoulder in the sun :)
Happy days x