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I’m this really annoyingly one track minded person this week. I have a speech to give at a fundraiser for Women Achievers this weekend and I’m nervous. I do this annoying thing when there are things I really don’t want to do – I mark time around them. Like, I can’t have fun or look forward to X until thing I don’t want to do is done. So yeah, until I get this speech done, I can’t even think about the hair and makeup trials and the bridesmaid fittings that we have on on Sept 1. Instead, I’ve spent the week prepping or worrying about this speech. This, 15 minute, speech. It’s really hard to say much in 15 minutes. I think the original speech I drafted was double that so it feels very sparse now that it’s stripped back.

C called me tonight. The first thing he said was “oh no, I didn’t call in the middle of Galactic Suburbia, did I?” I told him that in fact I had just finished cooking dinner and so he wanted to know what I’d made and I could almost hear him thinking about what the mushroom risotto looked and tasted like. It was his last meal choice before heading off to sea. It was lovely to speak to him. I don’t think it’s really set in yet – the whole four months apart thing.

There’s not much else to catch up on – yesterday was weigh in for the last week of Round 2. I lost 1kg. Which puts my total loss for the round at 2.4kg and 9 cm but since most of that has been in the last 2 weeks and Round 3 starts next week, I’m going to concentrate on the roll that I am currently on. Especially once I get this speech out of the way (see what I mean!). I looked over next week’s menu and it’s a tough one for choosing only half this week (since all the recipes are 2 serves I only need to cook half the menu).

I’m catching up on my recorded Foxtel show from the last month (there was the Olympics and a certain person mainlining games before he left). I am now up to speed on:

  • Real Housewives of OC and NYC
  • Bethenny Ever After
  • Pregnant in Heels
  • Bill and Guiliana

This has now cleared 30% of the space. Ahem.

Other than that, this knitting project has been driving me mad, I’ve knitted 4 times this amount and unpicked it. For something tht is so simple, I am making it so hard grrr!!!!I think my knitting skills have decreased.

Books I’m reading this week – Glory in Death by JD Robb and Matched by Ally Condie

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  • By Sean the Bookonaut on 25 August 2012 at 11:43 am

    My wife has been knitting and unpicking for the last two weeks. She’s making some arm warmers-Two wool colours, scalloped edges. The upshot of it all is that she will make me a Firefly Jayne beany.

  • By AlisaK on 25 August 2012 at 11:06 pm

    The arm warmers will become a Jayne beanie?

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