making it home.

With one week in the house i feel quite accomplished.  I have a lounge with pictures hung and books on shelves.  The diningroom, which was the majority dumping ground for boxes now only holds empty boxes ready to go to the tip and the kitchen is unpacked.

The lounge is the first room to be decorated so i am trying to not fill those bookshelves as i will only be moving them in a week or so when i start.  THe whole house has this vile textured foam wall paper which needs removing. The only saving grace is that the ceilings are nice.  In fact i have beautiful coving in the lounge.  I think it was also in the diningroom but it looks like they maybe had problems in there and lowered it.  Everything in the house was done on the cheap. surface mounted heating and electrical. Poor job on installing the windows and don’t even get me started on the kitchen!

But its home.

This weekend is supposed to be beautiful some say even up to 20 degrees!  So I’m getting in the garden while i can.  I plan to dig up some plants and mark out a veggie bed ready for some over winter veg.


confirmation 11+4

Today i had my 1st scan.  It confirms that i am in fact pregnant and contrary to my husband’s belief, that there is only one child in there.  Our kid has arms and legs and a nose – as pointed out. I am hopeful its got the rest of the bits too. It waved at us today.  It looks healthy with its little heart beating the speed of a Techno top ten track and it did a little wiggle too, perhaps to the beat of its own number one.

I have been getting a bit stressed with the house purchase mostly to do with the bank canceling my transfer to the solicitor of our portion of the sale. They said they thought it fraud, then required me to go to the bank to sort it out. I went, they said it had gone through, i find out 2 days before we need it that it didn’t. Now its too late to transfer the free way so i had to pay for the instant transfer.  They gave me the run around locking me out of my internet banking and phone banking and i had to go to the branch twice.  I’m sick of their shit and i am moving banks.

I also have to sort out things like buildings and contents insurance, all mortgage paper work, all money things, there is a lot to it when you have to do it all yerself.  Hubby can’t help as he isn’t on any paperwork so no one will speak to him about it.  I also need to sort out new car insurance and take my car in for an MOT.  It’s all happening at once and i am becoming really drained and aggravated.

It’s just a good job i have the good thing, the baby to cheer me up.  And i am so glad that i haven’t been sick, nauseous or really anything.  I have been busy lazy and i didn’t run my half marathon.  After not training and needing the day to pack i thought better of it.  I’m annoyed that i allowed myself to get to the point i wasn’t trained enough to even just run it – rather than race it – but whats done is done.

I’m getting back on the wagon next week.  I am going to set myself days to go straight to the gym after work.  As i will then be driving to and from work its best to just go straight to the gym.  Its going to be getting dark soon after work and running outside alone isn’t an option in my mind.  I plan to swim and run, perhaps some spin classes too.  I need to, i think I’m happier when working out.  It starts next week as Hubby leaves for America on Sunday and i will be alone for a month.

Just me and my bump.

And the house to unpack!

seedling planted

This years crops have been abundant in places and failures in others.  Each a lesson learnt and helps make next years decisions on what to grow.  This will be the first year i will grow over winter as we will hopefully move in to our new Victorian red brick house in September.  Thus, perhaps giving me enough time to eradicate part of the immature border planted area and turn it in to large vegetable beds.

Things I’d like to plant over winter: Gooseberry, Garlic; Celeriac; Rhubarb; Rocket.

The other thing I will be growing over winter is a baby. Our first.  I’m hoping to be as successful in this as my tomatoes in our conservatory.  Not that i want abundance, like my runner beans or potatoes, one child will do just fine please.

As the first trimester rolls on (i’m 6 weeks on Monday) I am training for my 3rd half marathon.  So far so good. I’m not exhausted as yet.  Today’s 10 miler was fine. The same pace as last weeks but felt a bit easier.  I took two two-minute walk breaks, i’ve never done that before, but it was merely to see if it made the second half easier.  I’m unsure.  Given my low mileage week (19.5 miles) i needed a successful long run.  Back on the plan next week.