"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Monday, January 22, 2007

The ankle

New Year - and diet and excercise loom large on the horizon, but now that I no longer have my dog, Lucy, walking has lost its appeal, although I still do it when I can. However, Keith has a lovely exercise bike upstairs ... or at least. he did have, until he took it off to the shop so that he can use it at odd times during the day.
So I bought a stepper. It's small, doesn't take up much room and could be quite useful in melting away the calories.
Wrong! That too has been commandeered by Keith. If he sits on his computer chair he can use the stepper to exercise and strengthen the muscles of the ankle which was broken 10 months ago and still isn't right.
So I don't really mind giving it up for a good cause. And anyone who thinks that it also gives me a good excuse not to use it is definitely barking up the wrong tree!
So on to the diet - lettuce and water for dinner tonight, Keith!
Now I've just got to persuade him not to keep crowing about the thousands of steps he's done on the damned thing...


Dale said...

Mind he doesn't abscond with the lettuce as well, Jenny.

Anonymous said...

Os nad wyt ti'n hoffi byw yng Nghymru galli di fynd nol i Loegr - Neu 'Fuck Off back to England' fel byddai'r Saes yn gweud.

Mae dy 'flog' di yn 'Shite' - os rwyt yn eisiau gweld 'blog' da edrycha ar 'Wife In The North' - 1000 * well na'r 'crap' ti'n 'churno' maes.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've got the right idea giving up on the exercise, after all at your age 'you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear'...

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I understand that they play a lot of rugger in Wales. Perhaps you could join the local rugger club and teach those taffies a thing or two about where and how to place the oval ball. Right up Mr Anonymous's jacksie would be a good idea!

Arthur Clewley said...

no wonder nobody answers the phone at the welsh tourist board office, they're too busy writing comments on this blog.

JustSue said...

Priceless comments! LOL

Somehow Jenny I think if you were to buy something like a new hoover Keith wouldn't be so fast to nick it...but you could try pointing out to him the exercise benefits of running it back and forth across the carpet...and the bicep building arm motions etc. No? Darn...didn't think so, it was worth a good try though.

As delicate a question as it is, have you thought about another dog...or is there perhaps an elderly neighbour who can't walk their own dog as much as they would like to, who would appreciate the help? I know when we were kids growing up we used to walk all the neighbourhood dogs, because my nan wouldn't let us have one of our own.

Oops...long winded ...sorry!

Jennyta said...

Well, Sue, Keith reply to your hoover suggestion was that it would depend what he was using it for...no, don't go there! :)About a dog, maybe when Iam not out so much. Don't think there is anyone round here with a dog that needs walking though.

Jennyta said...

Dale, I don't think there is the remotest chance that he'll pinch the lettuce!

YP, such a thought could inspire even me to take up rugby. ;)

Arthur, do you spend a lot of time trying to get through to the Welsh tourist board?

Flighty said...

I think that everyone is at least thinking about diets and exercise at present. I know that I am!

Jennyta said...

We should form a support group, Flighty! :)

Michelle said...

My goodness, i was using the step machine at the gym, i swear out of everything..running....weights....machines...areobics, that darn step machine nearly killed me! My poor arse, i was crippled by it. It took me half an hour just to get out of the chair! You should be glad to be rid of it!

Beachhutman said...

Lettuce IS water JT!

Jennyta said...

I do find it's a bit jarring, Michelle.
George, yes, but it's green water with vitamin C!

Iatros said...

Jenny, RE:Anonymous - why don't you block him? He really does spoil my enjoyment of your blog!

Anonymous - caea 'ch fucking cega a piss off bacia at ble daethoch chan! Ad jenny ar ei ben ei hun a ca rhywbeth hychwaneg 'n adeiladol at gwna ag 'ch amsera!

Anonymous said...


'bacia' ??

'Ad' ??

'ca ??

'hychwaneg' ??

'at gwna' ??

'amsera' ??

Is this meant to be Welsh ?? Greek?

Double Dutch ?? Or the level of literacy being offered by the state education system these days ??

Anonymous said...

"My name is anonymous. I am a complete tosser who has nothing better to do with my time than abuse others from behind a cowardly mask of anonymity. I can harp on about the state of the education system, and the utter rubbish that people write, as well as their poor grammar and spelling, but I can't even be bothered to spell my own name with a capital letter! This is because I obviously talk out of my arse constantly."

anonymous - you are an utter wanker who needs to get a life - and some social skills!

PS Love the bit about "small mind, small prick" Iatros..... - probably very true in his case!

To everyone else who reads this blog - I am sorry if my language has offended you. However, some things just have to be said!!!!

Jennyta said...

Thank you, anonymous2. (This is getting a bit complicated - the anonymouses are multiplying! Or should that be anonymice?)

gemmak said...

Very well said Anon2.

Jenny: Lol @ anonymice :o)


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