Saturday, November 4, 2006

When the party's over

Thanks to those who posted, and sent birthday wishes, I has a lovely day. DH ended up being home by 5.00pm, almost unheard of in the last few years, so we left the kids at home in front of the TV and had a great walk up the hill with the dog. 45 minutes huffing and puffing (its a fairly steep hill), but I felt so good afterwards. It also meant that I could relax about what I ate for tea as I had already done enough exercise to compensate.

As it was tea was pretty healthy and really tasty. Scotch fillet steak BBQ'd just the way I like it, Greek salad (my Mediterranean history dictates that I must love Greek salad, all that feta and olives.... mmmm), a bottle of Taylors Clare Valley Shiraz 2002, fruity with the slightest hint of chocolate, and two Guylian (sp?)Seashell chocolates, again my favourites. So yes, perfect for me.

Last night we went shopping as DH wanted to buy some white opal earrings for me. He was home early again (shock!) 4.00pm this time, so we drove into the city, parked the car and went shopping. This in itself is an unusual occurrence as DH rarely volunteers to shop, and usually only makes it under sufferance late on a Sunday when there are not many people about LOL. My God the people!! I didn't think that many people even lived in Canberra, let alone traipsed out to shop on a Friday night.

We ended up not buying the earrings, as the pair I really liked at first had a crack in them, so we will keep on looking, maybe even make a trip to Sydney as there is a much wider range to choose from there. By 5.30 we were in the car, we pulled out of our spot, moved 2 metres then stopped, and didn't move again for 35 minutes. Nobody did - the congestion was dreadful.

After 45 minutes of listening to the kids complain, we maneuvered back into the parking space and went back into the shopping centre to buy dinner and kill some time in the hope we would be able to get out a bit later. Thankfully the next attempt was successful and we escaped the shops, but I am not sure if I will be able to convince DH to go shopping again for a long time.

Because we were forced to eat in the shopping centre the food wasn't what I would really have wanted, the choices were pretty limited as far as healthy stuff goes, but I had a small portion, and drank lots of water, so hopefully haven't done any damage to my sterling effort this week.

Anyway hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I will be back on Monday to report on my progress for the week, and the results of my weigh in.



Lynne said...

I know it's a day late but I wanted to make sure I said Happy Birthday to you! Have a great weekend and good luck for the weigh in!

Cinders said...

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The shopping centre traffic sounded awful. You were very lucky to get back in to your parking spot.
I love Guylian choccies but because Josh has a hazlenut allergy they are never in the house.
Enjoy your week.