Upcoming week in review

so tomorrow ends our 3 day vacation in killarney. we had fun. i’d defo come here again. it was well worth the money and the kids had a blast, it was much better than the last hotel down this way that we stayed in, much cheaper for us to cook in the apartment instead of eating out in the hotel. i probably gained a bunch of weight because i didnt exactly stick to a diet this weekend. i sort of ate what i wanted when i wanted, and i was also drinking some coke and other fizzy drinks. i also didnt exercise much, we did get a little walk in when we went to banna strand yesterday but i didnt find it comfortable walking on the sand because i kept sinking in to it. i prefer a flat beach with flat sand to walk on. we only walked for about 15 minutes before we turned back.
we have to be out of the apartments by 10 in the morning, so we packed tonight. we’re planning on taking the kids swimming, and then we might go to a local wildlife park if the weather picks up. however looking at it right now its pouring outside, so it doesnt look likely that its going to get better by the morning.
tomorrow should be therapy day for us. we’ll be having our sesh on tuesday though. tuesday morning at 9:30 so bright and early. our pa kristen is supposed to come on tuesday morning too, she had said she’d come earlier, but her daughter is having a celebration tomorrow night for the fact that she finished in school and finished up all of her exams, kristen has to pick her up from town and it will prob be the middle of the night when she does that so i said i’d text her and tell her that it was ok and let her have tuesday off instead of her trying to worry about getting to me for 7:30 AM.
i’ll also be volunteering on tuesday at the basement club after i finish with eileen. i’m meant to have supervision this week but i think emily is going to reschedule it because the staff and members of the basement club are going out on an outing on thursday to the beach. i dont think i’m going to go though.
wednesday will be hard. i’ll be saying goodbye to karen. i’m not prepared. i do however have the card i made for her at home and i will take some pics of it when i get back tomorrow evening. i realise now that the card i took pics of last week to post here was a st. patricks day card i’d written to my partner jess and not karens card so i will retake the pics and send them here again really soon.
Of course I’ll also see dr. barry on wednesday. I am hoping she will be with me when I have to say goodbye to karen, for that bit of extra support. i think i’ll need it.
the rest of this week looks quiet enough, i’ll prob go to the basement club again on friday, not sure what I’ll do on thursday, but kristen will come in the morning for four hours, and we will prob clean my house, and i will also see karen o my nutritionist for an apt.
Exercise is a priority on my list this week again also. i want to buy an exercise bike, i’ve been looking on facebook to see if anyones selling one cheaply or second hand. it looks like there are a few people selling them. so when i have a little money i may get one. just so i have the treadmill and the bike, a bit of variety, and i also have my cardio workout on my phone which i do sometimes, thats just exercises done to music.

Recipe of the day. Italian parmesan bread

Italian Parmesan Bread
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Melted butter or margarine
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 2 cups flour, softened butter, egg, sugar, salt and seasonings. Beat on low speed until mixed, about 30 minutes; increase speed to medium and continue beating for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese; beat until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Stir batter 25 strokes. Spoon into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish; brush with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Makes 1 loaf.

I have a desperate hangover today oh my! :-)

Yes, I do! I drank way too much wine last night. We went to a concert, it was an irish band called the fureys. They were really good. They play traditional irish music and then ballads as well. I had never seen them play live before so it was an experience. We got in to the gig free as part of our package. I had had a couple drinks before the concert while I got ready, then when we got to the bar I had a few more. I think the type of wine they used was a strong one though because wine doesnt usually give me a hang over. When we came back to our apartment we stayed up until 3 AM drinking some more and doing karaoke and just having a good time. I payed this morning though because when I woke up I had a splitting headache and I felt like I couldnt move. Mom and my sister took the kids to crag caves today but I stayed at the apartment. Its a good thing I did too because they said I’d never have been able to manage the caves. You have to go underground to them and you get a guided tour and its very slippy and the walk ways are so narrow and there are tons of steps to climb. I know that would not have suited me one bit. So I stayed home and slept and now after a shower and dinner I feel much much better. When they got home my niece gave me a pretty stone she found in the cave which I thought it was really sweet of her to think of me.