All entries for December 2006

December 20, 2006

Good day

I’m really knackered now, and feeling like i’ve got lots to sort out cos all i seem to have done since i got in from work has been to sit chatting on the sodding phone, but hey, it’s all good! I’m not complaining at all. Thought i’d blog briefly while my head tries to stop spinning… Today was a good day at work, you know when things keep moving, but not too stressfully quickly, and you get everything done, and everyone’s cheerful, and you’ve got a Christmas CD on in the background…? Yeh, one of those days. Plus i balanced spot on. And my manager gave me a big bottle of Cava and box of chocs for Xmas, quite unexpected seeing as she doesn’t even give out Xmas cards!!

It was also Pay Day today… which was going to be the highlight of my day. It wasn’t infact. The Ferrero Rocher were. Pay Day was a disppointment, cos they still haven’t sorted out my tax payments and consequently i have yet again been paid significantly less than i should have done. Argh. Unimpressed. I know i’ll get it back, but i was kinda hoping and had allowed for getting the right amount today, never mind, at least i’ve been paid something, “it’s better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick”!!

And my final positive point: we are one day closer to all the Christmas festivities and to seeing Chris. It seems all the more real now cos he finished work today and is driving home tomorrow… in my mind that means he’s basically on his way now… bring it on :-)


December 19, 2006

Getting in the mood…

... for Christmas! Had a better day at work today, although it started off so annoyingly with the sodding stupid wanker shit buses. Impressively i still made it to work without being late, but no thanks to the sodding buses of the West Midlands. Hmph.

Anyway, Emma and Andrew were in town doing some shopping today so they met me during my lunch hour and we went to the Goose for something to eat and a gossip, much more exciting than my usual lunch times.

Got home to find the wreath on the front door… uh-oh, this means decorating has / is happening… and yes indeedy, walked into the lounge and was hit by the welcoming, reassuring scent of the Christmas tree, standing tall but still naked. That was my first real Christmassy feeling this year. So now i’ve whacked on a bit of the classic Slade and Wizzard and co, and i’m ‘grooving down’ in my room, getting excited.

Just a couple more normal days at work, then dressing up / fun day Friday, Christmas party that night… then Chris is here and woo hoo it’s all getting really close. Must get those last couple of pressies and start the wrapping process… deep breaths…


December 18, 2006

Lack of anything to say…

And yet again i feel a vague need to blog without anything remotely interesting to say… feels like im never on here anymore, it’s weird. Anyway, work goes on, and on. And on some more! Lol, it’s not that bad, i’ve just had a long day. Was one of those when you really just do not want to be there. I’m finally getting the Christmas spirit, at long last. Usually i’m so Christmassy, but i haven’t been feeling it yet at all this year. I think it’s cos i’m so behind with everything, since starting work i’ve suddenly run out of time to do things!! I spent the majority of yesterday writing cards, so at least they are all done. I’ve almost got all my presents, although i’m still in need of a few odds and ends. The Christmas tree is up at work, we’re gearing up to dress up on Friday (i’m going as the comedy colleague, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer… mmm sexy, there’s always one isn’t there?? And yep it’s usually me). Then it’s the work party on Friday night which i’m looking forward to… after a nice recovery period on Saturday, Chris will be arriving and staying til the morning of the 27th when i have to go back to work, i’m mega mega excited that he’s going to be around to share in our family Christmas. I know he’s not a Christmassy person at all, but it’s going to be so lovely to have him here, i think he’ll fit in just right. Knowing that it’s only a week away, i even dragged out the Christmassy piano music the other day and had a little go, in fact the clarinet even came out, shock horror! Was nice actually, i tend to forget about the clarinet, but as i like to prove every now and then i still haven’t forgotten how to play it. It never was and never will be my first love, but it’s a lovely instrument. So there. I lost my point. If i ever had one. So yeh, i’m gearing up to a Christmassy mood, seems more real now, think i’m most looking forward to Chris arriving to be honest. Will help when we get the house decorated, but we don’t tend to that til late every year anyway.

Otherwise, what else has been happening?? Um, work has it’s moments, but generally i’m getting on pretty well. I haven’t been given my targets yet (due to not having been on the sales course yet), but i’ve already started collecting points, which is rather good. I also unknowingly faced a ‘mystery shopper’ the other day, and the scores have come back… let’s just say it was good :-) My district manager came round and told me i was a “little star”, and the regional manager personally phoned me to say well done and that everyone was signing my praises. So i think i’m doing alright…

Finally had chance to see my nephew Thomas the other day as well. Auntie Em has been missing out due to working full-time these days, but it was ever so reassuring that he hasn’t forgotten about me. He quite happily came to sit with me to open his card, and when he couldn’t open a box, he passed it to me and without prompting said “Auntie do it”. Bless. It’s going to be a good Christmas. Chris doesn’t know what he’s letting himself in for!!! Sue and Tim bought a Santa outfit for Tom the other day, which originally he wouldn’t put on at all, but now they can’t take it off him, he’s so funny!

Tom in his Santa outfit, December 2006

Bless him. Little star.


December 12, 2006

Facebook

Ok, so in a fit of madness i’ve just joined Facebook… i don’t really know what came over me. I was checking my emails and i had a message from Andrew (a friend from school) who was inviting me to join cos he’s obviously just signed up. So with Chris not around to chat to this evening, i thought ‘let’s have a look’. So feel free to find me and add me to friends or whatever you do on facebook?? I haven’t done much as yet, obviously, and Christ knows when i’m going to get it properly set up or keep it maintained, but there you go. I’ve already got a problem though, haha! I can’t see how i can join the Warwick uni network, or Warwick alumni or whatever i’m supposed to be able to join, cos i obviously no longer have a warwick email address. So at the mo my only network is West Midlands, and i’m not happy. Any suggestions??


December 07, 2006

Almost Friday

I don’t blog enough any more, it’s quite distressing really… but when i’ve got time to blog, i don’t have anything worthwhile to say. There used to be so many little things to mention and all the time in the world to mention it in during university terms. No longer, no longer. Never mind.

I have to say i think i’ve adapted rather well to the working life thing, i’m doing a lot better than i expected with my getting up, and the job itself is going well. It’s all fine really, but it’s the little things you miss. For example, i haven’t seen my nephew Tom for many weeks now, which is so ridic considering how close we live to them. He hasn’t been very well recently, and consequently mum and dad have had him during the days rather than sending him to nursery. Normally i’d have been around all day, and he’d have auntie Em to play with. But he’s probably forgotten who i am by now. This grieves me greatly. He’s quite a little cheeky chappy by all accounts now… we had a few amusing quotes the other day. When Tim was banging around in the garage one day and dropped something loudly, Tom turned round and said “careful daddy”. Then when Tim got in the other day, he said to Tom, “how’ve you been today Tom, are you alright or are you still struggling?”. To which Tom replied “struggling”. Bless. Obviously he hadn’t got a clue what he was saying, but he knew he hadn’t been alright! He’s such a darling. Looking forward to him being around over Christmas. I probably won’t get to see him before then at this rate… Oh well, that’s what you get when you’re working i suppose.

Today felt so much like a Friday, and it’s been unbelievably quiet for no apparent reason, everything’s gone quite slowly. Never mind, tomorrow is Friday, and that means i’m getting on a train to Skipton as soon as i finish work, and going to spend the weekend with Chris. Can’t wait, it’s been ages since i was there, and he needs many many big hugs at the moment.

There’s not much of a point to this entry really, but i felt like blogging, so there you go…


December 04, 2006

This has been doing the rounds…

Thought i might as well jump on the bandwagon, though i’m bound to have difficulty answering with only two words!!

1. Explain what ended your last relationship?
Wasn’t working

2. When was the last time you bathed?
Last week

3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
Straightening hair

4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
On MSN

5. Are you any good at maths?
Not great

6. Your prom night?
Fling?? Fab!

7. Do you have any famous ancestors?
Um, no?!

8. Have you had to take a loan out for school?
Oh yes

9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile?
No profile

10. Last thing received in the mail?
Entertaining letter

11. How many different beverages have you had today?
Four sorts

12. Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machines?
Not often

13. Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
Take That!

14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
Yes, always

15. What’s the most painful dental procedure you’ve had?
Don’t know?!

16. What is out your back door?
Patio, garden

17. Any plans for Friday night?
Visit Chris

18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
Absolutely not

19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
Errr, no

20. Have you ever been to a planetarium?
Nope, sorry

21. Do you re-use towels after you shower?
I do

22. Some things you are excited about?
Weekend, Christmas

23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?
Strawberry / mandarin

24. Describe your keychain(s)?
Plastic rectangle

25. Where do you keep your change?
Black purse

26. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
Training course

27. What kind of winter coat do you own?
Long black

28. What was the weather like on your graduation day?
Hot, sunny

29. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
Almost closed


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