Modern Life is Rubbish

Kitchen is almost finished. Last bit of tiling is getting done on Monday, most of the flooring will go down over the weekend, then it’s a couple of touch up jobs with a paintbrush, a little wallpaper and we’re done!!

I’ve sent off my letter of complaint and received a phone call following up to tell me they had received it and I will receive a written response soon. So that’s moving on nicely, and my altercation with a taxi is now in the hands of the Glasgow City Council licensing board.

Work has been increasingly busy these past couple of weeks, hence the paucity of updates here, it’s all I can do to stay awake long enough to eat dinner sometimes. It’s been great though, and I’m really starting to grow into the role (now that I’ve kind of figured out what my role is!). Plenty about that on my other blog mind you.

And speaking of blogs, I’ve been making a conscious effort to get back to commenting again. Yes it’s easy to say that you are still reading but sometimes that little comment counter can make a huge difference to your blogging mojo. It’s the little things that make a difference.

So, just got my health to sort out then we’ll have a semblance of order resorted (results of tests due tomorrow). I’ve almost completely eliminated “additional salt” from my diet, it’s taken a bit to get used to it but I certainly notice it when it’s been added. Hopefully that, plus the diuretic (bendroflumethiazide if you must know) will bring my blood pressure out of the stratosphere it was operating within (195/122 at highest reading… but down to 174/114 about 10 days ago).

I’ve also made a conscious effort to relax and de-stress, but truth be told I don’t feel any different, a little easier to tire since I started the pills but… yeah… not much has changed. Aside from my diet of course, which also means I’ve lost a little weight… things are heading the right way.

In other news, our cat is growing up. Looking back at photos from January he’s noticeably bigger and today he made his first kill!! A little baby starling. Shame really but we knew it would happen. Frankly I’m a little disappointed, it can’t have been much of a challenge so I’ve told him not to come back next time until he’s got one of the bloody magpies in his claws.

And that’s quite enough of that. As soon as I get the kitchen finished I’ll be starting a book clear-out, more on that… later.

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Doing my best to find a balance.

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Debster says:

Sounds like Wallace – Everything’s under control! And I think we may need some more up to date pictures of Ollie posing in the new kitchen.

I’ll see your Bendroflumethiazide , and raise you Elanopril and Amlodopine. You’ll get used to the lower salt, but I’m afraid I will always miss it somewhat.

I’ve got plenty more where they came from.

In the spirit of more commenting, I’d just like to commend you for the addition of the “live blogroll” over on the left. I think the addition of the post titles is a great idea as I’ve been reading far more entries than I’ve ever done from anyone else’s blogroll.

Cheers Adrian, it’s a pull from my Google Reader, dead easy to do if you use Google Reader (they provide the Javascript).

Not original but I think it works well, glad somebody is using it.

Yup, Blur in the title, but where did THEY get it from?

Thought it might be a Google Reader script. Ah well, I’m sure I could build something similar and just pull in the latest entries from my blogroll when they get posted rather than when I read them.

Whether I remember that in X years time when I get round to revamping my site however…

Ian's Mum says:

Your blood presure is what? I am stopping worring about mine.

Don’t get rid of books! Add more shelves!! When you go to move the books, you could put them in order. I’ll help you guys if you want.

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