Just a quickie before I fly off to work, but today is our second wedding anniversary. Two years of saying “No, it’s spelled R-A-N-D-A-L-L”.
Many things have changed in the last two years. We moved to another part of the country, and parts of me are gradually disappearing…
But one thing will never change. The glorious, fun, life-affirming, daft and loving relationship I have with my husband.
Happy anniversary, hubster. I love you.
7th April 2008
I find that taking a breather from Food Optimising every now and then is a good idea. Itâ€™s a chance to deal with any cravings, and remind myself just how much better being on plan actually is. Iâ€™ve done it before and it worked rather well, and now Iâ€™m back on the wagon, Iâ€™m hoping for similar results in the next few weeks.
I knew I’d taken a bit of a gamble having another break, and Mr Scale took great pleasure in announcing a gain of 4.5lbs. I suspected something like this would happen, and with not a shred of regret, I continued on with my eversoslightly tweaked version of the plan from the magazine.
Having all the meals for the week laid out in a grid really helped, and it was really easy to stick to. Eating 5 times a day? I can handle that without a problem! As the week progressed I had the feeling that it was going exceptionally well. I was looking forward to showing Mr Scale who was boss the following Monday.
When I wrote my last Scribbles post, I’d just settled on using the Mini Guildford Filofax. I ended that post with:
Itâ€™s quite possible Iâ€™ll be back to the Moleskine within a day or two, or that Iâ€™ll try to stretch my jeans pocket to cram in my Pocket Filofax. I have a worrying amount of fun trying them, though, and thatâ€™s the important thing.
I was writing that entry in the Filofax at the time, and by time I’d written it, I was feeling cramped on such small paper. It doesn’t help that the Mini paper has slightly wider lines than the larger Pocket paper. By the time I was typing that post up, I’d pretty much decided that the Mini was too small. I tried my old Pocket Lyndhurst again. It was good, with a lot more space for my notes, but a bit of a stretch on the pocket. Although they call that size “Pocket”, it’s only really for quite big pockets.
I did these ‘scribbles’ posts for a couple of days, then nothing. I didn’t stop typing them up – I just didn’t write any in the first place. Now that I am scribbling again, I’m doing it in a different place. I’m experimenting with using my Mini Filofax again. It’s a bit of a trade-off, as these things so often are. The area of paper to write on is quite a bit smaller than in a Moleskine, so I’m using a lot more pages. On the other hand, though, the paper is better, and I can have separate sections for other things. I’m not keeping a real GTD system at the moment, but it’s still useful to have some lists, like a wish list and a shopping list.
It’s quite possible I’ll be back to the Moleskine within a day or two, or that I’ll try to stretch my jeans pocket to cram in my Pocket Filofax. I have a worrying amount of fun trying them, though, and that’s the important thing.
Another week, another new look for PigPog.
This time, it’s a completely new theme I’ve built, so there’s even more chance that I’ve broken something. It’s all a bit basic, but it feels a bit more like it’s actually ours. I’ve put all the navigation stuff in a couple of reasonably narrow bars on the right, so the content is the first thing on a page.
It’s readable, and shouldn’t be too overloaded with ads, which were two of the problems with last week’s effort. Anyway, as ever, let me know what you think – even if you don’t like it. When it’s a theme built from scratch, it should be a bit easier to change.
Read about myself in the local press:
My wonderful Consultant Frankie Pankiewicz submitted this editorial to the local free paper for me after I won the Greatest Loser competition last month, and the article ran in this week’s issue.
I have a Pentel GraphGear 1000 0.3mm pencil, which I’d filled with Pilot Eno 2B leads, because I get on better with softer lead. The problem was that it wore down very quickly. I couldn’t use it for taking notes at work, because I’d have to stop to click more lead out three or more times when writing down an address.
Today, I finally got around to trying it out with Pentel AIN HB grade lead, and it’s much better. Yes, the line isn’t as dark, so it’s not quite as easy to read, but I can write several lines between clicks.
No, not you, Brogan. I know your game, you trickster.
No, this birthday wish is for a proper April Fool. My delightful mum Jackie. Who I’m pleased to say is recovering well from her recent op and we’ll be seeing her in a couple of weeks.
Happy Birthday, Mum. Hope you like your present. And yes, he’ll be ringing to sing to you tonight.