- Sleep (the real stuff that lasts for hours - not crashing out from exhaustion, then fretful wakefulness from midnight onwards) reigns supreme! I feel great and could take on the world.
- Work is fine. I'm making decisions with a clear head and a sense of perspective.
- I have Evenings....... real ones! I have the energy to walk, read, do household chores, chat to friends on the phone and even go out and socialise.
- My weight has dropped by some 4 kilos - just in 2 weeks.
Unfortunately, I think my new found energies may be taken up by family worries in the next few months. Mark's Mum had a scan recently and she found out at the end of last week that she has a brain tumour. We are waiting to find out the details - she has an appointment on Tuesday.
Last night we went to Oxford to take Mark's Dad out for a birthday meal. Mark's parents have been separated for almost 20 years but his Mum always phones on his birthday. She hadn't rung this year so his Dad was already concerned. Mark had the unpleasant task of explaining about the tumour. Difficult....
Mark is also very involved in the final stages of a major project at Land Rover. He's doing lots of extra hours because the contractors are working to his design and brief for the conveyor systems. He's keeping a remarkably calm exterior but I think the his stress levels are rising.
The main problem is that Mark's Mum lives in Lincolnshire. The journey between Worcester and Sleaford is very awkward - the roads are either extremely busy and frequently clogged up motorways or slow 'A' roads. We can't visit her for an evening, as we can with Mark's Dad.
We're not quite sure where all of this is going at the moment.... but I'm glad that I now have the energy to be a bit more useful!!!!