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This week has been a hell of a one. Shit going down at work has been stressful. Can't really talk about it yet due to HR issues but needless to say it doesn't involve me directly but is making life at work heavy going in part. However it also made me realise how much I adore my job and my team which is strange, unexpected and awesome. My colleagues are so ace and that's what mostly makes it a really good job. So yeah, that's a great thing ^-^

Paul went in for hospital tests this week so I'm gonna ring home today/tomorrow to try and find out all that's happened. Hopefully we have some answers. Marmie found out that her job is moving to Lincoln which is down the road but rather futher down the road than where she currently works. This may of course also mean that actually there are redunancies on the table. She's a nurse with a mental health ward and it's a long accepted fact that mental health is one of the department that suffers when the cuts come in. It's pretty under-funded anyway, all considered.

Rolemaster on Monday was great - there was no Tard which meant less tension in the group because he is always very deliberately antagonistic both IC and OC o.O' And we had Big Si (named very aptly for he is an incredibly large Simon. Tall and built like the proverbial brick house) who is lovely and nice and calm and is playing my character's brother. Hopefully together we two can beat convince some sense into the other party members. It's all good fun really though. :)

Tuesday saw drinks with work - I posted about that already.

Wednesday was ... I don't remember much! I've a feeling it was home and crochet...Yep.
Thursday saw working an extra hour and a half to try and catch up - yay over time. Not to be done too often for it is tiring but done often enough to bump my pay cheque up =D And I made the first stew of the winter. =D Yaaaaay chicken stew.

And then yesterday work got better. Our Big Boss was not in the office so we all were very chilled out and it was Jay's 21st so there were balloons and a jovial atmosphere in spite of the out of hours team in Scotland wanting all the details on our sites and engineers and call out rotas and being generally rude and dickish about it at 4:30pm on a Friday it was a goooood work day. Then Waz decided to take me for dinner ^o^ Yaaaaay. So we had date night and watched Mindhunters. Which all in all is a pretty ok film and then we gossiped in bed before sleeps.

Today the plan is pop into town for some yarn and some bits and pieces for Hornby Laithe  and a new bath mat (I'm trying to program that into my mind so I don't forget) and come home for crochet and slippers (crocheting slippers possibly I found the cutest pattern for little slipper boots) and possible X factor related viewing and of course some hardcore NaNo plotting. Characters are developing in my mind really well. Now to try and plan the plot a bit more and where everyone fits in. I don't need it set in stone but I think I need a good strong Plan with a capital P to get this done. Particularly as 1 - 2 nights a week I'll still be roleplaying and my weekends often get busy without my noticing until I'm at them. So yeah.

Oh, also on Date Night Waz brought up the wedding. Now we're a bit more financially comfortable he said he wants to start doing some serious planning. I basically said that I don't want to start seriously planning until we have a bit of money put aside. Not a massive amount, but something to say that we're on the way to getting there. When he proposed (Valentines 2010 you understand) I started planning and hoping and then all sorts of crap happened and the planning stopped and all hope of actually tying the knot just disappeared. We're not talking a massive affair here! I'm thrifty and don't want to spend a fortune but even for the ceremony and suit hire/dress and a hotel for parents to stay in so they can come is out of our price range right now. -_-' Stupid recession. So I want about £1500 put aside so we can at least have that much sorted and then consider our options for the reception. We have a LOT of friends that I would absolutely love to all come but feeding that many people even with a hog roast/ buffet style aint cheap. So yeah. Save a bit and then work on decided on definitive guest list and venue. (Also note to self after Hornby Laithe and Chalkies birthday I need to stop buying Stuff on eBay. I did need/want them but it has to stop for Christmas is creeping up on me)

It doesn't help that some of our other close friends will be getting married in the mean time. Both of which due to high flying careers or very well off families will mean no expenses spared. I didn't know I had such a green monster but apparently this is one of them! I'm not saying I want anything fancy at all... I'd just like it to happen before I turn 30 lol.

Anyway. That's my very silly rant over. I should really be grateful for the following:

1: My boy-man. He is silly but I do love him
2: The winter weather coming in =D I love this time of year
3: A weekend mostly to myself :) Oh yes tomorrow there will be sleeping and sleeping and more sleeping and possibly just a day of PJs.
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~So here I am...

Wow it's been busy lately. 'Strom related news is long winded and dull to most of you on this here f-list so I won't dwell. Needless to say it was a really good event and I learnt a lot about my character (again). Including the fact that more of her short-tempered war cat heritage runs in her veins than first thought. Yay for character progression. Met some ace people, had much laughs. Also lots of compliments on my make up this time which I was really flattered by. Not sure what I did differently but I endeavor to do it again...for the last 4 events ever. T_T We all knew that Maelstrom had an end I just thought it would be another 2 or 3 years down the line, not 1. Sad but exciting as I'm sure Empire - the new game PD are running will be excellent. We're also hoping to give Odyssey a bash next year - monies pending.

Oh and our tent survived the storm warning winds and we made it through the nights tired but unscathed.

The rest of this week has seen Return of the Most Annoying Toothache. I really need to get back to the dentist but I don't really want to take the time off work and also can't really afford the treatment until payday. Ick. It's peetering out but I'm sure this is the second return since I had my filling last year. Stupid teeth.

I met Annie and Ashley for coffee on Tuesday and while it was nice really I was too tired and too tooth-achey to really be very good company. Wednesday I finished work at 5pm on the dot and it took until 7:20 to get home. -_-' Granted I spent 20 minutes in Sainsburys buying some food but really the rest was all bus related fail. Public transport quite literally makes me want to cry sometimes.

Work has been okay but very very busy and honestly my fried brains state hasn't been helping. Once again plus tooth ache and I just want to crawl into a cupboard and hide.

Thankfully tomorrow is Friday and Waz and I have already promised each other a day doing NOTHING on Sunday. NOTHING with all capitals because by all the powers that be if I do not get a lie in, some more lie in and some extra lie in with a side of lie in then I might start strangling people in their sleep.

I may however dedicate some time to plotting and planning. I am finally making head way with ideas for my Big Project. Woo hoo. However I am also contemplating NaNoWriMo this year. It was 2008 when I did it last which seems forever ago. I thought it was 2009 but I was wrong, it was 2008. I picked 2008 to do it because I had little else on in my life but uni and some social things. These days I am at least twice as busy, have a boy to love and friends to pester and Stuff keeps appearing in my calender. 2008s attempt was to test my writing ability and whether I could focus for 50000 words on one project. The answer was yes. There was a big 'but' however and the 53K odd that I wrote on that one project has in the last two years grown by only another 2000 and that was in the immediate month after. Talk about burned out.

I think this year I'm going to aim for the 50000 in something less Big plot wise. I'm thinking some kind of supernatural chick-lit and the test being if I can complete something more-or-less whole in a month this time. I don't mean perfect or anything close to perfect but I do mean with a beginning, a middle and an end. I will continue Big Planning for Big Project and start contemplating the possibility of signing myself away for a month. I have inklings of ideas that I'm going to shortly go and ferment in the bath.

After reading all of that, dear F-List...How are you?? What has been keeping you busy?  

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