Mood Swings and Thor Swings Too

Thor, Just sent to bed early, He had given Caleb a mighty right hook, just missing Caleb’s jaw. Caleb already crying as Thor had pushed him from the sofa. I sit here now, alone with Aaliyah. She has spent the last 35 minutes consuming her peanut butter and Dadda’s homemade rasmelonberry jam sandwich. She is sat there just looking at it. Now finishing the last of her orange squash, she has given up on the sandwich and any hope of dessert.

John is picking up the girls who have been at a friends birthday party these last 2 hours and I am now sat with Aaliyah and Caleb in front of the TV. Both are concentrating, no screaming or being silly. I think that Thor is the catalyst to a lot of the trouble with the little ones play and games!

The dogs have just gone mental as Tara has rung the doorbell on their return. Just made the girls a sandwich as there was no food, just a snack at their owl themed party!

Okay – worst mood of the day award has to go to Amritsar for this mornings 1hr+ unimaginable rantings. When she decides to have a barney (screamy session), damn, she can do it for England. She is actually worse than all three of our ‘little ones’ put together when her grief reigns its fire.

I’m planning on making pizza tonight! What! Pizza, but how if I am not eating flour. A triple egg omelette as a base, with homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni and anchovies! A no carb delight for sure. Maybe try it yourself some night!

A Few Days Off in London Town

Well, I am back after a couple of days in London where I slept lots and enjoyed the relative silence of it all. I came back on the train this afternoon and realised that yes, the children are a little on the rowdy side in my general week, but the main stresses of living my life at this point are our two Dalmatians Remus and Gracie, namely Remus. He’s just there in my face 24 / 7. I do love him dearly and now that the children have gone up to bed, he is settled with Gracie on the sofa. But when I start to prepare the grownup meal for tonight, he will spring into action once more!

Some dramas with the children in my absence, but I won’t bore you with that now. A bit more on our big family life being lived here in ‘The Shires’ at the weekend.

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The Pre – Agrarian Diet! So How’s It Going?

A third frosty start to the day, here in ‘The Shires’. Not quite the frozen tundra, but chilly enough! The rainwater in the wheelbarrow has frozen solid.

Well, regarding the diet, what can I say? Though not entirely ‘Pre – Agrarian’, we have made one or two compromises. We even ate a 70% cocoa mass Lindt chocolate bar last night (Woohoo)! That was right after a dinner of Salad Nicoise on a bed of crisp spinach leaves. Omitting the boiled potato was key to ‘de-carbing’ this amazing French classic. Didn’t miss the spuds at all! All combined with a homemade salad dressing, what’s there not to like? I de-skinned 4 tomatoes, thinly sliced a red onion, blanched some very fine green beans and boiled 5 eggs (shelled and halved). Now don’t bother with tuna in brine or oil. Spend the bit extra and buy the tinned, pre- drained tuna steaks! So much better. Bejewelled with black olives and anchovies aplenty.

Another red prawn Thermidor tonight served up with butter braised Savoy cabbage!

For me, a day of fasting tomorrow, just water for hydration.

Feeling a lot firmer, though this diet isn’t really about the weight loss as I want to replace any internal fat loss with muscle mass! This I am achieving with relatively light exercise. I don’t really do anything that would lead to a sweat. I’m not a big fan of aerobic exercise as I have had some joint pains in recent times. Sadly, the truth is that the diet isn’t really helping my elbow pain. I guess that there is not enough seal blubber in my diet (hahaha)! I have started back on the cod liver oil and glucosamine sulphate supplement tabs! Like life, you have to make a few compromises in order to make things work don’t you?

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