Ho hum! I've been full of a cold this week at work. My nose has been runny and therefore it's turned bright red, much to the amusement of my colleagues. Tough time at work as my colleagues have been accused (unfairly) of being homophobic. I was there at the time and they said nothing untoward. Hopefully time will fix it all though. Think of us at work this week trying to sort everything out.
Garbage cancelled their UK tour and I was so looking forward to it. Then they cancelled their UK release of Run Baby Run. It all sucks! I've been a Garbage fan for 10 years, right since they started up and this was my first chance to go and see them. I had my tickets and now I'm gutted. I'm thinking of selling my whole Garbage collection. The whole lot. Bah!
I think I may just be totally exhausted. I've been taking on a lot of extra work (most of which is my colleagues') and we've been trying to sort out moving house and all the stress that goes along with it. I'm convinced I might just collapse any second now.
My sister-in-law got her exam results and she did better than expected. I'd been tutoring her and really gave her a good kick to study so I felt happy when she received her results. I didn't feel quite so happy when I found out that she was attributing her success to the will of god. You can't please some people.
I've finally completed my 2 weeks of training. I successfully passed despite the fact that a quarter failed which was really awful as they didn't deserve to. I'm now utterly exhausted and I think I need two more weeks off to recuperate but I have to get up at 5.30AM and go into work. Joy!
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Sickened to the Pit of my Soul
I am absolutely disgusted with the terror attacks in London. I still cannot believe that there are people in the world willing to commit such atrocities.
Although I do not live in London the horror was brought home even more yesterday when my city (Birmingham) was evacuated due to certain 'information'.
Am I to accept that such activity is unavoidable and continue my life as normal or do I hide away from everyday life in fear.
I remain externally unaffected by what has occurred but within my mind I cannot comprehend what has happened. My tears will not bring back the lives of loved ones lost or missing, nor will they stop such horrendous events from unfolding again but I cannot stop them from falling.
My job is going well, in spite of all the reading I have to do due to the fact I have yet to take the course to facilitate the course we run. In addition to the extensive reading, the weather has been so hot and humid over the past few days that I've had an awful headache which has managed to make me grumpy.
We've been house hunting lately and after seeing the good, bad and the ugly of the local housing market, we finally managed to find a beautiful house within our budget. Our offer has been accepted and we're finalising details on mortgages and solicitors at the moment. It's hard work! Three hours in the bank is enough to take the energy out of anyone.
I can't feel excited yet, as it really doesn't feel real. I don't want to get my hopes up and then for everything to go wrong. Keep your fingers crossed for me please.
Hi ho hi ho.... Oh what a busy week. I've finally started my new job and I've even been sent to the north of the country in an opulent hotel in order to start my training. I have to go back there for two weeks at the start of July in order to complete the course. I missed my husband so much just over night :(
Oh well, sometimes you just have to do these things. At least they fed me well. I can still remember the taste of that beautiful light strawberry roulade with cream.... mmm.... creammmmmmmmm