Sunday, 30 August 2009
grizzle moan and rant
Cartmel races was good. Despite the dodgy forecast the rain just about stayed away. We set up camp at the car, enjoyed our picnic and had fun picking the horses. None of us had much success with betting until I won £75 on the last race ( thank you to the success of Wensleydale Web. This meant I was back to square one on the day by the time I deducted all my other bets, money for the kids at the fair and coffee money. So no worse off, no better off! I really enjoyed the day.
But things went down hill from there. I made chilli con carne for dinner- not too strong. It was lean steak mince. I forgot to drain it though and had a portion. I have had mince before with no problems but not last night. A couple of hours later I had the worst pain imaginable. I have never had pain worse in my life. It was desperate. I was very sick. I felt really scared. Eventually, after some strong painkillers and other half working hard with me on my breathing ( great being married to a clinical hypnotherapist...)I started to relax a bit, and I dropped off to sleep. Damn gallstones, and probably a re-upset pancreas. Not happy.
Today I have felt pretty rough. Tired and beaten up. And very sorry for myself. Added to which the weather has been absolutely dreadful. Dark and wet. It has rained since the break of dawn and it is now eight o clock at it is still raining. And the forecast is the same tomorrow: heavy rain all day. It is so depressing. Rumour has it the races tomorrow are going to be cancelled. The ground is going to be not just soft, but a river.
So, as you can see, it has not been a good day for Lakeland Jo. But we all have them I suppose. Tomorrow I hope I am back to my usual bouncy self.