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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Pumpkin and Clotted Cream

Oh my, I did not realise it had been a week since I last posted! Bad blogger, me! I have been super-busy which is a real change for me and my mood lately. I am definitely recovering in leaps and bounds these past few weeks. I cannot even remember exactly how many weeks pregnant I should be, without consulting the filofax. Definite improvement. I still have my moments but it is no longer just one step forward, two steps back.

It is CD1 today and this is the first period since the bleeding from the methotrexate shot. I am guessing it might be a doozy but I have counted back and it is probably only about 4-5 weeks since my HCG would have zeroed out. So that is a pretty short cycle for me. Of course, this week I had been entertaining wild fantasies of my body having had a taste of HCG and clicking into gear and you know the whole "fertile after miscarriage" baloney. However, I then remember that would apply to normal bodies only and never mine. Issues, hmmm?

Blow that, no wallowing in what my body cannot do! I am totally focussing on going to Africa. Apart from my lost weekend in Argyll, I have been pretty consistent with the food and the exercise. At Saturday past's weigh-in, I was down 7.1lbs in 3 weeks. I am pretty pleased with that as once past the initial loss, my PCOS-ridden body likes to hang on to every ounce with its fingernails. I have to keep pushing it and staying away from the alcohol and bad carbs.

But...I am totally convinced that time has speeded up. It is now just under 6 weeks until we arrive! And 3 weeks until Amy from Fertilely Challenged arrives!!! Eeeek! Which leads me back to the start of this entry and the reason I have not posted for a week. I am up to my armpits in paint. Remember the kitchen that was fitted at the end of May, but which has languished fitted but unfinished since then? The pumpkin is the colour of the walls and pics will follow soon. The main painting is done and I just have to finish the woodwork. It is looking lovely, if I say so myself.

The new kettle arrived yesterday and I am loving its retro fabulousness.

And the clotted cream? The colour of the paint in the spare room. Soon to be inhabited by a highly-anticipated guest, as above. I am super-excited to see her again, stuff her full of curry and talk our heads off for days. Of course, Mr P will be there too as server of drinks, chauffeur and all round go-to boy hahaha! He is really looking forward to it too, honest.


At 5:36 PM, Blogger Jess said...

You sound so well! What a blessing!

It's great to hear from you...I was begining to wonder JUST HOW elegantly wasted you had gotten, and if you had lost your way home! :)

Glad the house re-doing is coming together nicely!!

At 6:15 PM, Blogger amyesq said...

Oooh! Clotted cream... mmm.... I can't WAIT to check it out in person. I bet it looks fantastic. You guys are going to have the best looking house for miles around and I feel very honored to be able to be invited there. Oh. Actually I think I kind of invited myself. Oh dear.

WTG on the weight loss! How svelte we shall be! I insist on a new photo of the two of us taken by Mr. P to post on my blog.

At 7:37 PM, Blogger Lut C. said...

When did you say that was? Let me get my diary. ;-)

Congrats on the weight loss and the great improvements overall.

I'm not a fan of painting the house, but once it's finished it is all worth it. Except when I mess it up, but let's not go there.

At 8:48 PM, Anonymous T said...

Well you sneaky little so and so - meanwhile I've been eating my face off.

I thought the pumpkin and clotted cream was a new SCONE or something.

Oh and I LOVE the new tea kettle - gorgeous.

At 9:10 PM, Blogger Krista said...

Oh congratulations on the weight loss. 7.1 lbs in 3 weeks is quite an acomplishment even without PCOS!

Can't wait to see the pictures of the kitchen, I love pumkin.

At 10:15 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

That is the sexiest kettle EVER!

At 12:04 AM, Blogger moo said...

Cheers for CD 1!! Time has speeded up, I can attest to that. xxoo Moo

At 5:11 AM, Blogger sube said...

I was a bit disappointed to learn that pumpkin and clotted cream were paint colors. I was hoping for a recipe!

Nice to hear you sound so cheery these days.

At 12:23 PM, Anonymous KIMMER said...

Congrats on the weight loss, and your colors sound lovely!

At 6:31 PM, Blogger Kris said...

Glad the whole ectopic snafu has finally been put to rest. Good job on the weight loss... I'm also trying to get my post EP pudge off before my vacation- but it's coming up fast! At least it's something else to obsess about.

At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Sassy said...

It's great to hear you're going well and you've got so much awesome stuff happening.

After that I think we'll have pumpkin soup for dinner, what a great colour for a kitchen! :)

At 8:10 AM, Blogger Sparkle said...

Hey can't wait to see the pics of the kitchen.
Congrats on the weight loss too.

Can you believe they got rid of Z... last night on Rockstar???? Entertainment value alone.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger soralis said...

Sounds like you have been busy and weight loss too, congrats!

Enjoy your visit!

At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Kath said...

Dear Pamplemousse, congratulations on your weight loss! And I am so very glad you're healing, and that time is speeding up for you, and that your house is coming together. Sounds like just what the doctor ordered!

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Beagle said...

Your Mr. P sounds like the world's best husband! (No offense to my own damn good husband).

Congrats on the weight loss . . . that's wonderful.

Looking forward to the kitchen photos!

At 11:52 PM, Blogger Em said...

I am so impressed by the weight loss. I need to get a grip on my eating and stay away from the bad carbs. I just can't help myself sometimes...actually most of the time.

At 6:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been eating two ice cream sandwiches a day. The really WT kind by carnation. I don't have a scale so I never gain an ounce.

Your blog caught my eye because I'm an SA vet. I had good luck, and I hope to send some your way too.



At 3:17 PM, Blogger Coloratura said...

Africa? Wow! Hiya, Pamplemousse, thanks for stopping by again... and you do sound well and in good spirits. Love pumpkin in the kitchen, funny I was thinking of doing something very similar in mine...

At 3:47 PM, Blogger Vacant Uterus said...

Am so jealous! Wish I was in lovely Scotland visiting with divine bloggers and eating clotted cream. *sulks off to corner*

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Thalia said...

Sounds like some delicious colours you've got lined up there, and the weight loss is tremendous. See, I go away and pay 1000s of pounds to lose 7lbs, and you just do it at home in a quiet, low-key manner. Damn you're way too impressive.

That is one chic kettle.


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