I know that technically the weekend doesn't start on Thursday night but my time of pleasantness (yes, that is a word !!!) started then so that is when I decided my weekend would start.
A phone call from K saying she wanted to go to the movies ended up with us seeing 2 Guns (which I would recommend to anyone wanting to see some action plus have a few laughs !)
Friday night after work / TAFE, saw us popping in to my folks for my Dad to see K and then a stop at the local DVD store to get some DVDs and the local Indian restaurant to get some curry for dinner. We got The Great Gatsby, Snitch and Jack Reacher. We watched Snitch (which I had mostly seen before) and then half of TGG - I loved the party scenes which were so typical of a Baz Luhrmann movie but (given I haven't read the book - don't judge me, I didn't have to read it at school and I really don't like period type stories, except the Barbara Taylor-Bradford - The Harte Family saga) but it wasn't enough to keep us awake on Friday night so we had to watch it when K got home from storm training on Saturday afternoon.
I went to yoga in the morning. My BIL says it should be called the comedic yoga class and he and I are both so inflexible - it really is quite funny to watch us. I guess the good thing is that, if we keep it up, maybe we will see some differences in a few months time !!! (Although I'm thinking that quite possibly one class a week will make absolutely no difference - all it does is make me sweat and get thirsty and have another set of exercise clothes to wash for the week !!!!) But, she did move through the moves quite quickly so maybe when I have just a little bit of a clue as to what I am doing, I'll be a bit better at what I am trying to do.
As K and I were going to the 7's rugby on Sunday and I knew I would be wearing my knee length jeans, I thought I had better go and get my legs and under-arms waxed, which I did before looking for more yarn to crochet up. I could only find yarn at $8/ball which is just ridonkulous because I got it at $2/ball the last time I bought. I have asked my folks to keep their eyes open on their travels looking for fabric so hopefully they will find me some. Mind you, with this hot weather, I don't know how much crocheting I will be doing !!!!
After we finished watching TGG and had returned it, we watche Pitch Perfect again. To me, that movie is like Burlesque, I could watch it again and again and again and never get tired of it !!!
Sunday morning we had a bit of a lazy start before deciding to have cheese muffins for breakfast so quickly made a batch before getting to the station to catch the train down to Robina for the 7s rugby. The train down was a bit full but at least it wasn't a long ride. We got there just after 10am and walked to the stadium. Using the train to get there is such a great way to travel - plenty of parking at the station and no trouble at the other side - across the walkway, down the stairs and along the road and you are at Skilled Park.
What can I say about the day ? Apart from the fact that the cold drinks were a rip off at $5 for a 600ml Coke Zero. K also bought a box of chips which we shared. We took water with us but that got warm before we knew it so landed up having to buy a few cold drinks while we were there. The games were good - some were annihalations and some were really close. Australia played South Africa and went into two lots of extra time (5 mins each time) before finally scoring a try to go through to the finals against NZ where they got well and truly beaten 40-19. I think that the extra time against SA really took it out of them, having said that in the three games we watched them play, they went out really hard for the first 4-5 minutes and then seemed to lose their legs after that.
The crowd was entertaining. The costumes were hilarious (most of them). The screaming got a bit much at times. The two worst were one lady shouting for "Souf Africa" and another lady who shouted for USA, Canada and England. Her and her partner were English and then they bagged us out for supporting the French (when in reality, the only reason we were supporting the French was because they were supporting Cananda and driving K and I nuts !!!)
I had thought that K may not want to stay until the last game but, as the sun went down behind the stadium, she wasn't going anywhere until the last whistle had gone. We changed seats a few times, chasing the shade, and getting away from ear piercing screamers and when we left and were walking to the station, she turned to me and gave me a big hug and said "Thanks for an awesome day Mom, I really enjoyed it."
Baskin & Robbins featured for dinner and, given we had only had a cheese muffin for breakfast and shared a small packet of hot chips during the day, I figured I had calories to spare even if I didn't eat 'good' calories !!!!
We got home at about 8.45 and watched Jack Reacher - Tom Cruise is so not Jack Reacher - and never will be !!!!!! I wish they had cast someone else as Jack - someone like Jason Statham - someone with character !!
This week I plan on going back to the gym. There is a body conditioning class on Monday at 5.30 and then a body pump class at 6.30 and then a couple of spin classes. My weight is continuing to drop although I think it is probably more as a result of cutting down on what I eat rather than my choice of foods which hasn't been that great of late.
Thankfully my moods have been a lot more stable and I truly believe that I have finally found the right concoction of medication (prescribed and natural) to keep me on an even keel. I suppose the real test will come when A gets back from Rocky/Townsville on Friday and I have the two of them at home again !!!
Have the best day and, because it is Tuesday, it's time to join in with Jess at Essentially Jess for #IBOT. Why not pop over and share some blog love around ?
TFTD : Sometimes the reason it’s so hard for us to be happy is simply because we refuse to let go of the things that make us sad.