You do not appear to be a negative woman to me, Crypto! When I said 'constant', he really was... constantly complaining...
I like authoritative. I really like the type of self-correcting authoritative that goes 'this is how it is'. 'Oops, no, talking bollocks there, this is how it is', and so on and so on. Better than wishy-washying about. I too had to learn to say 'Yes, Prime Minister, that is absolutely how it is. No, Prime Minister, there isn't anything else you need to know', and then run away hyperventilating and with fingers crossed... - it may be unappealing but I'm not changing now.
I have been absent a few days because I have been annoyed with myself for not doing some things I should have done. There is never enough time! Never!
I am still proudly paleo though, and you wouldn't believe the number of cakes and biscuits that are thrust at me in the office every day. I've just made the most gorgeous goulash (without the rice) and am feeling full and happy, if not quite virtuous (see things undone comment above). Not been back on the tracker yet - I'm still feeling a bit too rebellious - perhaps it's the Spring, which finally sprang here over the weekend. That, incidentally, gives me a probable growing season of about 3 months, which is barely enough time to grown an adult bloody cauliflower.
I tried to catch up on your journal, but every time I click on page 8, it takes me straight back to page 2! I can't progress past page 7. Perhaps you could repeat some of it here... or hurry on to page 9, which I might be able to go straight to... <wheedles nicely>...?