I love you and I love writing my blog…but some days you just want to sit and eat toast!
Today is one of those days…I could happily sit next to a toaster with a big loaf of bread, a tub of butter, and a jar of Marmite!
I didn’t of course. But it’s been a fantasy food day – a bit like those days when you think rude thoughts…but just focus on food-porn instead!
Today we headed to Malaig again. Mr WLB was off on a bike ride – I dropped him off and he pedalled 50 miles across hills in the rain…I drove, in the car, with the heater on!
Mum has been spending a fortune today on driftwood, shells, and wooden bowls and chopping boards. I bought an alpaca scarf and a bar of soap! We had a good day, but I’ve been in a bit of a mood. This wasn’t helped by the fact that I drove fecking miles to a smokehouse only to find it closed…I had checked opening times and had been told they were open today – so I was pissed off.
We did spot a beautiful rainbow though…
And we ate our lunch in a picturesque spot too…
I am also mulling over a comment a lady made not so long ago. It was in response to me posting about payment for a contract I completed recently. She had an issue with the sum of money I was paid and said something about unfollowing my FB page as she was heading back to the real world with her degree. I wasn’t sure what to make of it really.
The degree part made me chuckle…personally, I couldn’t give a shit about degrees – I have met plenty of plonkers with letters after their name so I don’t take too much notice of them. For the record though, I have two degrees and am well on my way to a third…and I am entitled to use far too many letters after my name but choose not to. This kind of thing doesn’t really bother me. I learn because I like to learn, not because I want to rub people’s noses in the fact that I have a good education. One by the way – lady – that I funded myself with my well paid jobs!
As for the real world part…this definitely made me chuckle. I very much live in the real world. More so than most. I don’t really need to defend myself here, as those who know me well know that I am very ‘real world’.
As for the unfollow part…well, I didn’t give her a choice. I fecking deleted and banned her from my FB page. I haven’t got time to deal with shit from people who don’t know me. I do this shit for free and it takes me over twenty hours each week…I respond to all sorts of messages to help people and will continue to do so, but I am entitled to do so without taking shit from eejits!
Yes, I earn good money. Maybe it is too good compared to nurses, carers, and soldiers and many underpaid – in my opinion – professions. But I am not a nurse, or a carer, or a soldier. I chose a different career path. I save companies hundreds of thousands – millions in some cases – of pounds. I make improvements to businesses that they are willing to pay good money for. I also pick and choose short terms contracts. For this I am paid handsomely as I go into a business, save them a fortune, and leave…I am not a long term overhead or investment for them…the world of contracting is very different to the world of permanent employment.
What made me chuckle the most though was that this contract was of a lesser value than I would normally take! It was for a charity and so I gave them a handsome deal. I wonder what the lady in question would think of me charging an extra couple of hundred a day?!
Fuck it. I can’t do right at times despite my best efforts. I gave up an incredibly well paid job to focus on losing weight. I had to make some significant changes. I gave up my car, I ditched Sky TV, out went the takeaways…we don’t drink, I don’t smoke. I saved the NHS tens of thousands of pounds on treatment for my ailments. So if you want a taste of the real world missus, then I suggest you quit your fucking whining and go out there and create the life you want…just like I am doing! I have worked my arse off for my career and am doing the same for my health…can you say the same before throwing insults in my direction? If so, then what the fuck are you complaining about? If not, then I suggest you quit commenting on my life and sort yours out to your satisfaction!
Phew…thank you for sticking with me through that rant. I have been due a rant!
For the record, I only mentioned the sum of money as I was trying to determine what action take to get the invoice paid and I know that the amount determines the route to take…it was not intentional to mention my earnings. Again though, money isn’t something that bothers me. I’ve had a fair bit of it, I’ve lost a fair bit of it, I’ve earned good money, and I’ve earned no money! I have no issue in discussing money…shit, I have no issue in discussing most things – that’s the beauty of this blog…I don’t really mind what I talk about as it’s all fair game.
What isn’t fair game is someone giving me a backhanded insult. If you want to insult me then arrange to meet me and insult me to my face. I happily meet people…but if you’re the lady in question, be warned that I won’t be giving you a charity rate for my time!
Right then. Thank you once again. I feel a lot better after getting that off my small and saggy chest!
I think I will finish up there as I am planning for the arrival of my niece, nephew, sister, and her hubby tomorrow…I am very excited. Ah – my sister…she was also very pissed off with the lady who made those comments…she actually rang me about it and asked if I wanted her to wade in!
I am also a bit pissed off as my foot is still giving me grief. Hopefully a good nights rest will help as I have lots planned with the kids this week! I am definitely going to see the doctor when I get back as I don’t want it halting play or my training.
Love you all…
Today’s food looked like this…
Breakfast: Rye toast and cheese (HEA and HEB) with smoked salmon, scrambled egg, wilted spinach, and cherry tomatoes.
Lunch: Linda Mc sausage salad with grapes and a banana.
Dinner: Chicken and veggies.
Snacks: Dark mint chocolate (14 syns) and smoked mussels.
Exercise: Just a bit of mooching around!
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx
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