Monday, July 21, 2014
Today was Ken's first dialysis at the new time and day routine. He drove off at around 6.30am leaving me tucked up in bed for an hour or so more.
After dog walking (twice) and guitar practice I jumped on my bike and rode down to the hospital which was 10.2 miles and then went off professional dog walking.
After that, I groomed 2 dogs, (1 small, 1 mahoosive) and then came back and walked my own dogs followed by more guitar practice.
Ken wanted to go for a bike ride so we went off and rode a further 9.3 miles tonight in a slow 41 minutes.
I really ought to get around to making some tea as I'm getting a bit peckish. I could do with another hour of guitar practice too as I'm really getting this piece cracked.
Nice quiet day tomorrow. One dog to groom, one dog to walk. The same dog so only one trip.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I have been practicing my picking technique this week and it's getting much easier and feeling more natural now. I adore my guitar teacher, he's just such a nice kid. If my late son had turned out half as nice as 'teach', I'd be the proudest person in the world. I've got a whole bunch of new stuff to learn, as well as the old stuff so I'm happy.
I only got out on my bike for 42 mins today so only did 10.9 miles. I just couldn't be doing with the extra .1 round the green twice as it was too bloomin' hot and I needed to get bathed and changed for guitar lesson. We spent way too long by the chiller cabinets in Asda, cooling off from the heat.
Just 11 miles to do this week to hit my target. I plan to go over my target unless we really do get a soaking this weekend, then I'll just do the 11 and done with. I don't mind the rain but I don't want to get my beautiful bike wet when I don't have to.
Monday, July 14, 2014
I try not to groom on a Monday (not that a non grooming monday regularly happens) and today, I have no walking either. One of my client's dogs has the skitters so 'dad' is staying home with him, another is being walked by my part-time chap. It's cheaper to pay him than to put fuel in the car to drive there and back.
I've just had a late brekky and am contemplating a nice bike ride with the OH. I thought about 20 miles or so, then a nice stop for lunch and then ride home. His consultant says that hubby MUST lose weight asap to be offered a kidney, should one come up for transplant. I've been telling him this for 18 months but he doesn't listen to a word that I say. He was told and told and told when my kidney was still working inside him but he wouldn't lose weight and then the kidney packed in. It had to work too hard in a 17 stone man. I am still pretty peeved off about that and now he's still not taking responsibility for his health.
I try to educate him in healthier eating but it falls on deaf ears. I expect to be a widow within 10 years. He won't listen to me, he says that he listens to his doctors but still won't try to lose weight (he says that he will be too thin at their recommended weight so he doesn't bother) and he still refuses to wear sunblock every day, even though he has been told that he must. This would be why he's having a melanoma taken off his arm on the 27th. Stupid stupid stupid man.
Seriously contemplating leaving for my own sanity. Being a divorcee is surely better than being a widow and just watching him self destruct.
Bike is calling.
Edited to add:
Just back from nice 30 miler on my bike, in the sunshine. We rode the pretty route (19 miles rather than the more direct 8.5 miles) to Waitrose (Norwich) where we stopped and shared a large coffee - I have a waitrose card so we get a free tea or coffee every day there - and had a nice slice of cake each. I had chocolate fudge cake (280 cal according to SP and Waitrose) and Hubster had coffee & walnut, probably about the same calorific value. Having burned off over 1600 calories on the ride, I reckon that I shouldn't worry about the cake today.
Hubster had a blast and is looking forward to another long ride on Wednesday.
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