Saturday, 14 February 2009

Blogging update

I'm back! My apologies for the short break from blogging. My dad rang me to check I was still alive so thought I would explain the lull...

The last time I wrote was the day before the snow came. I love snow and had to contain my excitement on the Sunday night when I thrashed my other half at a snowball fight but having struggled into work the next day (in my wellies and suit!) it became more of a chore rather than the fun it should have been. The wellies and suit look continued throughout the week, football training was cancelled, and then on the Thursday I fell over on the ice - bruising my thigh and jarring my left shoulder. But being right handed it wasn't until I got in the car on Saturday morning to go canvassing that I realised how much my arm was hurting and could barely change gears. And as if that wasn't bad enough we had picked the only part of the constituency that still had snow on the ground to canvass so having slid along the paths to meet each other we decided to call it off so I went with Cllr David Brake to his surgery instead before heading back home to feel sorry for myself. I then didn't go to watch the girls play football on the Sunday because the arm was still sore but instead caught up on some paperwork - am getting a lot of casework now which is fantastic.

The arm is better now and so I went to training on Wednesday. I was glad to have been able to go because the whole club had a minutes silence at the end of the training session in memory of a 14 year old boy whose family are heavily involved in the club and who tragically passed away over the weekend. Many of my girls knew him and were in tears after the minutes silence. Some balloons were released into the dark sky and it was all very moving. I always find it so sad when children pass away but the club is going to do some fundraising for Clic Sargent both in Aaron's memory and to help others who unfortunately will need the same kind of support as he did in his last few months.

I took the day off work yesterday and spent the day meeting people about various issues and today we are having a break with canvassing so that we can spend the day with our loved ones...and not interrupt other people's day with theirs! I am doing the cooking tonight so if I don't make football tomorrow due to food poisoning we will all know why!!

2 comments:

Simon said...

Glad to know that you are fighting fit again. I have been missing your blog. I hope the food was ok...

John M Ward said...

I now have a strange mental image of you and Councillor David Brake sliding along the idea toward (or away from) each other. Reminds me of that song regularly performed by well-known Medway middle-aged rockers Station KDD: "Slip Sliding Away"…