Another busy activity weekend. When am I ever going to get a lie-in?? Are those days over for good?
The boys have swimming lessons at 8.45 am at the Valley and they have a birthday party this afternoon at 3pm. We were supposed to collect our new hedge trimmers from Lisburn but David’s still snoring and sounds like he’s no intentions of getting up anytime soon! I’m happy to let him get on with it – he was out last night and it must be months since he did. We had peace to watch the X Factor last night, snuggled up on the sofa without the remote snatcher flicking channels during the breaks!
But while the cat’s away, the meeces will play!! The kids and I decided to treat ourselves to a meal at the Harmony Chinese in Glengormley. I’m not a big fan of Chinese restaurant food, it has to be said. The vegetarian dishes are almost an afterthought. The boys loved it. Corrado had honey chilli chicken (they didn’t have the beef version he asked for), Sam was boring and had “chicken balls” and chips and I had to settle for salt and chilli vegetable chow mien. My tofu version was substituted because they didn’t have any tofu! The noodles were nice but the vegetables were all welded together in a claggy lump. However, all was not lost – we had two very well behaved children at our table (is dad the real messer in restaurants?? lol!) and they even got to feed the koi carp in the fish tanks – the staff were very indulgent 😀 No photos – duh – left the mobile charging in the car which was parked too far away to go back to!
Up to Ballyclare immediately after for Corrado’s tag rugby training and it was a great session – the first they’ve played under the floodlights, which seem to make the whole hour great fun! Sam even joined in by having a separate practice session with two volunteer coaches and his wee friend Sam G.
Oh, I almost forgot ME! I got the wig attended to yesterday morning. I had a home hair dye malfunction a few weeks ago when I bought a colour that was much darker than I was used to. It was so dark, it was almost blue-black! It faded with time and now that school is back I had time to go back to the professionals to get it done properly. I had also intended to get a short back and sides (well, shorter anyway) but then decided to work with my natural wavy hair and keep it just below chin length and get it thinned out to allow me to dry it “au natural” without it looking like a hedge that hasn’t been trimmed all summer. No selfies though, I should have taken one yesterday but I’ve slept on it now and it’s a completely different style now! Katie is doing a good job at looking like me yesterday – good woman Kate!
So last night is bound to have an impact on the diet – I helped Sam out with his chips and then took the bad look off Corrado’s plate by clearing off some of the giant rice portion. I did resist the biccies with my rugby coffee though!
I am going to be saintly for the rest of the weekend though. There’s an extra rugby training session tomorrow at Ballymena RFC from 10am, so another early weekend start. No time for traditional fry up or indulgent croissants with “proper” coffee. Standing around and periodically clapping and cheering will distract me from any “hard done by” feelings 😀
Am I on track for another 1.5lbs off this week to stick to my mini-goal? I think I am, but sometimes those scales are just so rude to me.