I finally feel like the Holidays have started. Poppy is off school for two and a half weeks – oh joy – and that’s not sarcastic either! With the school day normally starting at 5.45am, ready to leave the house at 7am, it is bliss having an extra hour or so in bed. It’s a girls day today as Hugh is still at pre-K and MM is working till lunch tomorrow. Unfortunately it is also absolutely chucking it down with rain outside so activities have been curtailed and we are snuggling in front of Christmas movies all afternoon. I’m wondering when it is appropriate to crack open a bottle of wine?
I’m feeling quite proud of myself at the today. After gaining some weight through lack of running, I’ve managed to lose 10lbs in 4 weeks with some healthy eating and working out daily. I’m taking bets how long it will take to regain them over the Christmas week – 2 – 3 days maybe? Especially after a trip to Trader Joe’s where I have stocked up on cheap plonk, Christmas cookies and cheesecake…”all in moderation” must be my mantra for the next couple of weeks:)
INTERRUPTION ALERT! As I was sitting here typing, and contemplating the wine, there was a knock at the door – dogs go ballistic etc…I open with trepidation wondering who on earth is stopping by on a wet Thursday afternoon…go on guess who – I bet you can’t…
…it was Aaron Diamant…you know him…? No? Not native to Atlanta? Well he is a lovely investigative reporter from Channel 2 Action News! Oh yes he had heard all about my blog and wanted to interview me for a huge national t.v. feature. NOT. Less than glamorous – he wanted to interview me about the sewage leak that occurred behind our house last spring. THANK GOD I was dressed and had make-up on! I will be on the evening news in a ‘set up’ piece apparently about the City being fined for taking so long to identify the problem. Unfortunately I didn’t have chance to check for bogeys or food between my teeth so apologies if they are highlighted on HD. Hopefully I hid all evidence of our sinful lifestyle from the camera – of all places they wanted to film with the kitchen behind me!! Thank goodness MM keeps it spotless!
Phew excitement over – must get that bottle of wine now…
I then added the Boden jersey scarf from the sale last summer.
Finally before Poppy and I headed to the library this morning I popped on my fabulous Boden red Iona coat – just $135.80 now in the sale. I have the black too and adore them – great for just throwing on when you don’t want bulk or a heavy coat.
So look out tonight for a mad English bird talking about stinky sewage on Channel 2 Action News – Coverage that you can count on – I expect they’ll be hiring me soon to be their evening news anchor.