Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shopping, Shoes, Tummy Aches, and Recipes

I had a very full weekend planned.  I am a planner and a list person, and I like things to go according to my plans.  Perhaps one of the lessons I need to learn is that not everything goes according to plan, and that is okay....

Last night Ross & I decided to meet in the city after work as I was in desperate need of a new pair of jeans.  We wandered around for an hour or so, just talking, browsing, and having a good night.  We decided it was time to get some dinner, so headed to the City X Food Mall to see if they could feed a starving vegetarian.  While we were wandering around, Ross noticed the lovely Em in line for some dinner of her own!  We ended up having dinner with her and her partner which was great!

After dinner her partner had to leave, so Em stuck with us for a night of shopping!  I finally found a pair of jeans that fit, felt good, and looked okay, and the bonus was, they were on sale!  I also got a new cardy to wear out tonight.

Em found several bargains of her own, and while she was trying on her jeans, I found the funkiest pair of pink slip on shoes!  I have never owned pink shoes before.  In fact, all my shoes are either sneakers or black functional shoes.  But these were great, and after a lot of umm-ing and ahh-ing, and some significant persuasion from Em & Ross, pink shoes were bought!

We had a great night, as we always do when we see Em, but soon it was time to head home. 

I was on the bike and Ross was on the tram as we had both come from work.  We left the city together, I headed out on the bike & Ross headed for the tram station.  By the time I was out of the city itself, no tram had come by, so I decided to ride my little heart out to try and beat Ross home, or at least not be too far behind him.  I had a slight down hill and the Gods were smiling at me as I got every green light.  I rode the full 10kms without a stop, busting my butt.  I don't know how long it took, but at a guess under half an hour, as I somehow managed to beat Ross home!  WOOHOOO!!!!!  I decided to sit out the front and wait for him.  It was nearly 10 minutes later that he walked through the front gate.  Yes, I gloated a little.  LOL

The plan for today was to head out early to the flat and do some final packing of the bits that are still there, then go to a workshop at a Psychic Fair I have been looking forward to.  However about 6am I knew the plans were going to change.  The first stages of gut clenching stomach cramps that accompany gastro.  I got up, got some water, then laid down again and tried hard to Reiki my stomach to ease the pain.  It must have worked as I drifted back to sleep for a while.

The cramps have eased, and the gastro has not taken hold, however a 12km bike ride to the flat then the Fair is not going to happen.  Ross is heading over there himself to do some cleaning and I am sitting here, sipping water, trying to breathe through the cramps.

It is nearly lunch time and I haven't been to the loo in over an hour, so I am guessing it was just a very mild case and Ill be fine soon.  Hopefully I can still head out tonight, but I will wait and see how I feel.

I have spent the morning updating my recipe page  So you can now head over there for Quiche Lorraine, Boston Baked Beans, Indian Style Beans, Tofu with Peas, Tiramisu, Sushi, & Tofu Balls.

Perhaps this tummy pain was my body reminding me that I haven't stipped for several weeks, and now it is time.  I will finish at the flat tomorrow, but for today I will just relax.  If I am feeing better I will head out tonight to see the band, as I can just sit and enjoy.


Linda50 said...

Great ride Kylie and I love those shoes. Hope you are feeling well enough to go out this evening.

Emz said...

Twas great to see you both too... I agree, I always have so much fun with you both! And with just you too :D I'm very glad we met!

Yucky tummy issues ... I really hope you're feeling better... I'm sorry all your plans went bust :( :( oxox