Seriously?

Jan. 9th, 2012 03:14 pm
roguedreams: (wtf?)
I decided to start blogging these...

I work for an engineering company that provides electrical and mechanical repairs and maintainence. Today I received a call log the declared the following

"SITE CALLED TO ADVISE - THAT AFTER USING THE TOILETS AN ADDITIONAL LEAK HAS ARRISEN IN THE LADIES TOILETS SITE ADVISE THEY ARE COMING FROM LADIES TOILETS. SITE ARE UNABLE TO PIN POINT THE EXACT LOCATION FROM IN THE TOILET - HOWEVER THE WATER IS WET THROUGH..."

None of this nasty dry water at least!
roguedreams: (romance)
S'been a while f-list.

Life has been pretty good lately, if stressful.

Waz and I have been going through a worrying health related period. He's fine, pretty much got the all clear and just a follow up appointment in 6 weeks to ensure he's definitely fine and he doesn't have anything sinister at all. It's been hard though and taking a fairly serious toll on our some aspects of our relationship whilst at the same time bringing us closer together.

With this my step-dad has also been in and out of hospitals for tests. He's finally agreed to find out what actually is wrong with him. So far they have several avenues to explore because he has several possibly unrelated health issues. It's a constant waiting game. We have a bit of an argument on the phone about it the other day because I finally told him how I felt about living with not knowing what was wrong with him and him doing nothing about it for 5 years and how he doesn't know everything and he's just scared and I was proud of him for finally manning up about it but he didn't take it well and wound up putting mum on the phone.

She's coping well as usual. She's a stronger lady than she gives herself credit for.

We've had lots of social occasions - birthdays and things which have been welcome distractions and this will only continue.

Last weekend his parents were up which was lovely, if a bit exhausting. Weekend before that was Ann's murder mystery party. 1840s wild west extravaganza that was :D Yestereday was Leon's 80s movies themed party and Wendyhouse. I didn't make it to Wendy but I did get to dress up as Rachael from Bladerunner and that was pretty fun.

Work is still driving me a bit mad and Waz thinks the project he's working on is coming to an end so he's looking elsewhere.

Christmas planning is going well. I've decided to throw a Christmas party at ours because it was high time I hosted something! So I've got that to look forward to - plus I have Jay's 40th bash which falls in the middle of a 6 day stretch of annual leave. It is a weekend away at a castle and we're having a medieval style banquet and it's gonna be lovely I've probably posted about this already but I'm excited! I I am really in need of some time out not least to do Christmas prep/crochet/crafting and some very serious unwinding. I also have 2 days booked to make a nice 4 day weekend in a few weeks as well - thank goodness.

Not much else to report really.     
roguedreams: (mopey)
-_- Ya know what? People are pissing me off this week.

Work is stressing me out. Not enough hours in the day + some real idiots = stress. I'm trying to manage my work load but when things are this dire it's hard to focus. We're under staffed, my manager is just... not pulling his weight so we're having to carry it. WTF? Seriously? -_- My whole team are really frought. No support so far because half the office are away on training. Nightmare.

Hormones are driving me crazy.

I have fooked my shoulder which means it keeps sitting at an odd angle and then I move , it pops back into place and then hurts because the muscles have gotten used to being in the wrong place. Soooo now I'm having to stretch and keep mindful of being sat up straight and it hurts which makes me not want to do it and I'm perpetuating the cycle.

Also my teeth are achey in a dull kind of way. I dunno what's wrong with them but I can't really take time off at the moment so unless a tooth falls out or I start really suffering properly then I'm just carrying on regardless. My gums are sore... so I'm going to try and brush more gently because I might have been over compensating and keeping clean after my shocking tooth ache and am just hurting my poor teeths. I'm also going to change toothpastes.

Last night I also had girl type cramps and this combination did not please me in the SLIGHTEST

Monies are tight at the moment which is making me stressy as well. Also people + Hornby Laithe are doing my head in. We've struggled to get the numbers this year for lots of reasons and we're having a lot of last minute drop outs. We factored for a few but have had more than expected and I feel awful taking monies from people who aren't coming. So that's ticking me off because I can't do anything about it other than advertise and poke people who showed interest early on and I've had no bites. Not one.

Add to this the pair who took charge and wanted to run the Saturday night game are now having second thoughts and potentially bottling out because they didn't factor in the possibility that there would be drop outs. -_- I wanna wash my hands of the whole thing and I can't. So we're gonna take deep breaths and hold it together - at least I know it'll be worth it for a weekend away. Regardless of how few we are (still about 20) it'll be nice to get away. Lord knows I may even get some quality Waz time away from home. Stranger things have happened, right?

Results of Paul's tests come back on Friday so we're waiting on baited breath for those.

Crochet projects are mixed. Blanket for the in laws is coming on nicely. The colours are classic and I'm super pleased. The shawl I started for a birthday present is not so good. The pattern asked for 'worsted' which we don't really do so much of in the UK so I went for aran which is a bit heavier... but forgot the fact that the pattern also asked for a 6.5mm hook and I only have a 6mm or an 8mm at home and no time to buy another hook. I've done a sample in the 6mm and it's a bit tighter than I'd like but I'm now concenred that the 8 will be too big and etc and so on and I'm fretting because I'm in a funk.

Headphones on my mp3 player are playing up + I have heaps of washing that I don't want to do + it's freezing cold right now.

On a positive note I baked like a fiend on Sunday with Waz's help. We made cookies and cake and I had my first (sadly failed) attempt at bread. I used a packet mix as a tester (what could possibly go wrong!) and it was a disaster and I have no idea why. It was really doughy so I'm assuming I maybe over worked the dough? Blown if I know but I'm not put off. Only more determined to hone my baking skills over the coming months. The butter icing I made for the cake is some of the best I've made and the cookies came out nice so 2/3 ain't bad. It was nice to do it with his help too, bless him he's like a child when it comes to these things. Like a giant man-child.

And now to go and battle that shawl again. I think I feel a frog coming on. 
roguedreams: (love leaf)
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.
roguedreams: (happy dance)
Work today was mega busy and stressful in that mega busy good way. Got everything I meant to done. Gayle was a star as always. Then off for a quick post work beer with one of the Big Bosses down from Scotland and some of the team. Home and then pizza. Plus slightly tipsy shopping decisions in relation to Chalkie's big bash at the end of the month. I justified the big piece of red costume jewelery which I was debating over because I own nothing red to wear with and am borrowing Marmie's red dress for the occasion...by deciding to just buy a nice big red frock in the nearish future. Problem solved, right? =D

I also came home to a Christmas like stack of self-presents from T'Internet. My underskirt came ^o^ Yay I finally have my own hoops! And my amazing hat of amazing. It's ancient - actually from te 1920s and it's beautiful. =D It has that amazing 'old' smell which some, understandably, dislike, but I fell in love with the first time I went into a second hand book shop. (Also my bus pass. Less exciting by far.)

My NaNo is happily plotting itself in my head. I need to write down more of this plotting so I can make room in my memory bank for more plot. I currently half half a slice of stuffed crust pizza to finish and then I'm gonna go and snuggle my gorgeous boy whilst watching inane TV and crocheting.

Life is pretty good today.
roguedreams: (Default)
So the grouchiness has subsided at long last. I am feeling a great deal better this morning. Work was good this week - I actually really like my job. It does my head in and it stresses me but I like the atmosphere, the banter, my crazy engineers (even the grumpy ones) and the fact that I feel like I'm doing a good job at it. I think so. I hope so anyway!

Shadowrun last night was good. We have once again landed ourself in Deep Shit which is always great roleplay. 6 intrepid shadow runners have gone back in time and are now infiltrating a camp of a million Persians gearing up to beat on the Greeks. In order to weedle into the camp we have disguised ourselves as traders and tarted up our very Icelandic cat-burgler girl as a virgin princess spoils of war from The North beyond the Sea to sell. It's worked so far with the exception of the fact that the party decided to throw Peaches, my troll character, into the bargain as an abomination type gladiator -_- We finished the session with Peaches in the middle of an arena about to face off against a four-armed orc.

Fun times!

Today we are chilling out and catching up on chores around the house. Must get to a bottle bank and also do lots of washing because I am a slack bastard and have gotten really behind in the laundry stakes lately. Urgh.

Then off to an engagement party tonight where our friends are enforcing a smart dress code. I guess it's an excuse to get all dolled up but I'm not entirely feeling it today. I'm sure I will be laters.

For now I have much planning and plotting and.. oh look Waz is still in bed maybe I'll just go and snuggle and go back to sleep for a bit. =D
roguedreams: (mopey)
The wind is howling and the rain is pouring. Oddly enough this is some of my favourite weather. I'm such a freak. I love spending it sat instead listening to the wail of the wind and the lashing of the rain on the windows with cuddles.

I have no cuddles and my poor boy is sleeping in a tent more then 3 hours away.

Still only one more day of work and I am on holiday until Tuesday next.

Also I had a nice girl-date with ex-housemate-Cat. I think she finally realised we hadn't spent time together lately and it wasn't through lack of MY trying. Good gods. Was good as there was sushi and drinks and gossip.

Also also, I am writing. Well I am in the planning stages anyway. I feel that finally this story of mine will come to some sort of existence and it feels good. I'm pumped up and thinking about it every spare thought and plotting and planning and hoping that if I plot and plan I will actually get to the end of it with some semblence of what may or may not be a novel. I think the dark nights drawn in will help.

Also also also I discovered I can download stuff from BBC iPlayer and my clever little mp3 player can play them. I've only had this thing since 2009. Heh.

Night fListers - don't let the bed bugs bite.  
roguedreams: (wtf?)
Downton Abbey starts up again soon. =D Woot!

Also OMG why is someone using a hedge trimmer at 9am on a Sunday morning. Were I having a nice Sunday lie in I'd be dead grouchy about this fact. As it is I am up because I am going into work for some over time. :( Thinking of the monies because I am having 3 days off and don't get paid my annual leave until I've finished my probation period of 3 months at work. It's a strange policy but I kind of get it as an incentive to stay on at least 3 months.

Yesterday was lovely. Lots of window shopping and tasty dinner and a good old catch up. I picked up the yarn for Xmas blankie and did a few rounds only to discover that I had totally confused the pattern and will have to start again. Instead of doing so I threw in the towel for the night and watched Vampire Diaries instead.

Once again I sort of got to bed and passed out. I feel this week, while awesome, is going to be really freaking long. At least it'll be fun busy though and hopefully not drowned rat busy with the camping. I'm glad I'm having the Monday after Strom off to recover.

Also in relation to the trimmer I kind of take it back. While I am already up the it is still annoying me. *closes window in a grump*
roguedreams: (yearning)
Morning all my gorgeous F-listers :)
It's been a week already and I can't believe it's gone so quickly. This time next week I will be covered in facepaint in a field again. Can't believe that it's the last Maelstrom of the year already. 2011 you are flying by.

Work has been good if exceptionally busy. I had a minor tiff with one of my engineers yesterday and his rudeness complete with my PMSing lead to a bit of a row and a few tears on my part. I hate being female sometimes, these hormones make me crazy. He rang right back and apologised profusely for being an arse though so all is well. I think all the changes are making for short fuses on all sides but we're getting there slowly.

Tattoo! has been put on hold for a bit - partly because car troubles mean the £140 I had intended on spending on my tattoo went on fixing the car and partly because the tattooist I had in mind isn't responding to my emails and he's based in York so I can't really just stroll into the shop and ask him what's up and get things ironed out. So I have to go back to picking a tattooist. I am truly spoilt for choice here in Leeds so no problem there other than narrowing it down. Also as I am going to spend the best part of a week in a very dusty field very soon, waiting until after that seemed pretty sensible to me.

Waz and I had a date night last night. I love nectar points by the way. He drives a stupid amount for work and can collect nectar points at some petrol stations so every month or so we have enough points collected to go to the cinema for free! Last night we picked Conan which honestly was utter tripe. However, it was so B-movie-tastic and gratuitous in the way of violence and boobies and muscles and one-liners that we still really enjoyed it. Thankfully it didn't try to take itself too seriously and the acting quality was surprisingly good. The highlight has to have been Jason Momoa's abs :D But I wasn't dissapointed because I knew that was going to be the case for this particular film. Costuming was pretty intersting and generally it was a fairly good romp.

Came home at 11pm and went straight to bed because I was le tired.

Today I am off into town to meet Annie now she's back from the states and there will be cuddles and shopping and noodles. Need to pick up a few crafty bits and I want to get the yarn for the christmas blankie for his parents because GOOD LORD it's already SEPTEMBER. -_- Again I reiterate - where has 2011 gone? Christmas will be on me before I know it. Argh. Best get the hell on with the crafting.

Other news is fairly scarce. Stinky little brother is all lined up to move down to Portsmouth now and was great to see him last weekend.

Hrm. I guess that's it!

For those of you who are unaware of Joshua Radin who I have been listening to like a fiend all morning - take this in.



roguedreams: (mmmmjensen)
So! This week has flown by :)

Monday saw New!Roleplay group for Middle Earth rolemaster. It has been a learning curve for us. 1) Listen to the healer girlfriend (that's me by the way) when she tells you not to loot corpses because hot!damn you will get brayed by evil ghosties almost to death and 2) I should have put more points into one of my weapon skills rather than stretching them over two because I do not like not dealing very much damage and bibmling about during combat.

Ah well. I am feeling the new character, her name is Lilandrae, will be the serene slightly stern type. I'm going for serious which will be novel because all my other table top characters so far have a shade of the ridiculous. This, of course, is in no way what so ever to roleplaying being after work and thus often sugar/caffeine fuelled.

Heh.

Tuesday - Friday saw work, work, work, chilling out at home watching movies/ vampire diaries and not very much else of note as far as I can tell.

I emailed a tattooist and we're starting to enter conversation about my new piece - we'll see how that goes.

My hair is falling out a lot at the moment O.o' I'm not entierly sure why. When it gets as long as this I do notice that I lose more of it but it's starting to concern me somewhat. It's not coming out in chunks yet but I do get several hairs every time I run my fingers through it. Can't decide if it's just because its long that I notice my shedding more or if it's because my job is more stressful. Hopefully as I get used to things, my poor hair will stop fleeing from my head. The alternative being lopping it off again. I think it looks much better shorter. Might go back to shoulder length as it's a bit more manageable.

Not much else to report really! Waz is working the bank holiday Monday - YAY double time for him and also a day at home alone ( ish)  for me :D Fun times. Maybe I'll finish reading my collection of H.P.Lovecraft. Boy am I loving him - it took a few stories for me to get back into reading his wordy prose but now I am lapping it up. Oh yeah. Herbert West - Reanimator I think is my favourite so far. Here's a link :) http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/hwr.asp

Will probably speak to you all then, then! Have a good weekend.

For all of you under threat of hurricane this weekend, please stay safe xxxxx
roguedreams: (Delena)
:) So today is a good day. I get paid my first 'grown up' pay cheque tomorrow. First time I've been paid monthly, also I'm earning a fair bit more than I was through the agency so I was very squeaky when I found out that I have lots of pennies to play with for the first time in a loooooooooooong ass time.

Money will be sensibly set aside for rent/bills and I will buy a monthly bus pass and put some in my savings account to make up for the all the dipping I've been doing. The rest is for FUN TIMES. Maelstrom is soon so there's money for that. Also I want to take my boy out for dinner. And I will treat Annie when she comes up next weekend. Woot. =D

This Bank Holiday weekend we're off to my parents to see my little brother before he moves all the way down south and then Monday that is extra and off will be for pjs and sleeping (unless the Other Half comes up with something clever to do)

Following weekend is Annie visiting and there will be lunch and shopping and then who knows. :)

Also... just to make this day mega awesome? Vampire Diaries season 2 is finally on the Virgin On Demand :D So it is vampire three-way angst on The Big TV for me. =D Oh Damon, you break my heart. Nom.

Also Also Also... Tattoo plotting is going very well. Am at the stage where I'm looking for the right artist as my idea is a little more concrete and easier to describe.

^-^
roguedreams: (Default)
I woke up this morning, begrudging the early morning but really grateful for Waz's back to snuggle into and doze snuggled for half an hour before hauling myself out for a shower and work.

I went to work not stressed and contented for sleep and those cuddles.

I spent the day at work busy and under-pressure but laughing all the while.

I met up with Heather, my boss from Guide Dogs and we went back to hers and there was tea and catch up. Then she decided she would take me for dinner at a local restaurant - one of her favourites.

I ate amazing Italian food (mmm garlic, something I don't get to eat much because it gives Waz migraines, freak that he is) with great company and once again was amazed by the friendship slowly growing between us. She is a lady who makes me smile.

I caught up on all the gossip, felt loved for all the messages she brought with now ex-colleagues and generally felt at ease with her and myself.

I came home to my boy-man and tidied up a little, got into my pjs and soon there will be sleep times.

I slept well, did a solid days work, was spoilt rotten, have a full belly and now will have pre-sleep cuddles with the love of my life.

I am a lucky girl indeed today and not afraid to share it. It's nice to write positive things.

Feeling odd

Aug. 8th, 2011 10:59 pm
roguedreams: (crocheted out)
I feel full of cold and grouchy, not enough sleep, half character genned - yay Middle earth rolemaster means I get to play a poncy wood elf lay healer. Not as poncy as our high elf ranger. Nor as funny as our tiny hobbit rogue.

Feel like crap. The world is spinning.

Oh and my country is rioting O.o' I was in the backwaters of Wales all weekend - where there is no gas plumbed in anywhere, mobile reception is minimal and while there is internet access I feel exceptionally rude travelling nearly 3 hours to see his parents only to spend time on t'internet. So it wasn't until Sunday night that we found out about the riots going on.

Don't quite know what to make of it all to be honest.

Reading reviews:

Super Sad True Love Story - Gary Shteyngart:
Do bother - if you like near-futuristic introspective sci-fi
Don't bother - if you loved 1984 - it stinks of an attempt to be as good and pales in comparison
Overview - Should have played more obviously on the romance between Eunice and Lenny- it's largely used as a metaphor for how fucked up the USA/Modern world is which is great in theory but dissapointing in practice. Interesting use of the modern diary form (blogging) vs traditional diary form. Curious science-jargon was good. Believable setting and great exploration of possible and realistic scientific advances. Sadly 2D characters - with the exception of Eunice because she is tragic and seeing her view of herself via her blog and Lenny's over idiolised view of her is well executed for the most part. A lack of delivering the punch that it had the potential for made me sad when I finished it. Also and I say it again it felt like reading the Little Brother of 1984 without any of the punch.
Over all decision: Okay but glad I didn't pay for it.
roguedreams: (happy dance)
Hallo LJ!:) I have missed you guys. I've been having some real trouble getting LJ to load at all. This combined with being stupidly busy has made for a total lack of LJ blabbing.

I've had a right royal hoo-haa with a temping agency this week. They found me a temp placement, cocked up the assignment/contract decided they were going to offer me about 80p an HOUR less than originally agreed verbally and have been impossible to contact to rectify this balls-up. 80p an hour is £128.00 a month. That's pretty much what we spend on food these days. It's a lot to us. And I wouldn't have agreed to travel 45 minutes and spend £18.50 on buses a week for LESS than what I was on before. -_-

So after explaining all of this to my temp manager she pulled a few strings and they basically offered me an alternative position - in a more interesting role - on a permanent contact. ^-^ YAY!

And so I have a new job. It's exhausting so far but the first week in a new job is exciting and tiring, espcially when combined with a temp agency trying to arse-rape you. P.S. fellow UK citizens - avoid Roevin employment in Leeds the guy who was my agent is crap and the rest don't seem so on the ball either.

Maelstrom was awesome - much fun was had. I am still recovering.

This weekend is his parents Ruby wedding anniversary. Next weekend is Down South for a picnic should the weather hold. Busy busy busy.

I'd like a nice quiet day off soon please ^-^

Waz is good and looking well for sparkying again. He's sold his soul to P.D. and signed up as a member of the crew/sparky team. It means he gets discounts towards event tickets which is pretty mint and he gets to contribute and show of his skills for those who a) need the help and b) really appreciate it. Awesome-sauce.

New!Tabletop starts next Monday. There will be Rolemaster Middle Earth nonsense to report on. I've never placed Rolemaster before, I know next-to-nothing of Middle Earth having only seen the LOTR films and read the Hobbit once a very long time ago and I have never played with the guys I'm gonna be playing with. All good friends, all exciting, all the time? Not all the time but I am looking forward to it. I think I'm going to roll a healer class as I've done rogue and thump-monkey so maybe it's time for a magic user.

This post has gotten long so I will wrap up with my Three Things I am grateful for:

1)My new job - oh the relief of working with people who seem really awesome
2)Having some 'keen' back for all my hobbies. I'm crocheting again. I'm reading again (yay for bus journeys in that respect) I am happily busy when I come home in a relaxed manner
3)Lovely housemates who make me smile, Waz included. He bore the brunt of my grouchy this week and I am eternally in awe of how he puts up with it.
roguedreams: (Default)

Holy shit I got my tax rebate and it was £400.00 so my pay cheque this week was the healthiest it's ever been =D. YAY. So being unemployed is less scary for a month or two. £200.00 straight in my savings account towards Wedding Fund. Bills/rent money set aside and some left over so I'm going to be really careful and make sure I don't spend it on stupid stuffs. Or anything at all really XD. My wage next Friday will also go straight in the bills/rent pot and then we'll go from there.

It means I can buy some crafty stuffs to keep me busy though. :) YAY.

Also yesterday Heather took me (courtesy of Graham) for an amazingly tasty lunch. Nom nom. Salvos - by far one of the best restaurants in Leeds. Today is booze-a-ma-hols for last day at work and next week is looking fun. Am going to enjoy my weekend and my time off and Maelstrom and try and keep my head up.

On an unrelated note - here are 100 facts about me which.. frankly are probably quite boring for you to read but certainly killed some time at work this morning!
100 things about meeeee )

 

Up & down

Jul. 21st, 2011 09:01 am
roguedreams: (romance)
Today I am feeling a great deal better :) YAY! Yesterday was pretty lovely, even though I was fairly groggy for most of it. Work was good, I wrote my 'goodbye' email inviting my colleagues out for a lunch time booze-a-ma-hol at our local and only cried a little. Then I rang the West Yorshire Archives Service to book myself in for a tour and chat with the archivist. Figured I might as well do something productive next week! I'd been emailing back and forth and sometimes a phonecall is just quicker.

The lady I spoke with was an absolute dear and I'm really looking forward to going to meet her on Wednesday. This is all with the view to getting this job at the university/ seriously considering librarianship.

Home, snuggled Waz and tasty dinner. :) One of my favourite things to do is wash his hair while he's in the bath. Is that weird? There's something very innocent and intimate about it at the same time. Plus omg his being back on building sites and doing electrical work again means he's in really good shape right now O.o' In need of a hair cut, but really fit. :D

Faffed with leaving presents, sorted my life out a bit more and then played NWN for a while. I'm going to try not to game -too- much and I think I will justify myself a small amount of my paycheck for some aida for cross stitch or something similar to embroider this on:

"Mind led body
to the edge of the precipice.
They stared in desire
at the naked abyss.
If you love me, said mind,
take that step into silence.
If you love me, said body,
turn and exist."

It's 'Vertigo' by Anne Stevenson.

Love it. That'll keep me busy anywho. And I must finish my jellyfish mobile - it's so close! But I need to find my clear jewelry wire to hang them off. Moving, it makes everything difficult to find.

 



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Wow what a long day. I tagged along to the beautiful new Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre today. It was awesome. As ever the people working for this organisation surprise me with their kindness and genuine love for their work and just alround nice people.

It meant I had to leave at 6am to get there for 9 and didn't get home until 6:30pm. That's a long ass day for me. THEN mothers meeting where I cooked up dinner - Kat thankfully helped prep and took care of pudding =D

Was lovely to see the girls, Waz is behind me reading and plotting for a new roleplay group (like we need another form of roleplay in our lives... but I doubt that will stop me!) and it's been a great day.

Sadly this has not stopped me in my mega tired state from not feeling very well equipped to deal with real life right now. The prospect of not going to work on Monday morning is making me sick. Not a single bite on any of the jobs I've applied for, nothing from my agency. SO I guess I'll be hitting all the other agencies next week and applying to everything under the sun including all those jobs I've so far excluded from bothering with because I don't want to be doing them.

Trying not to freak the fuck out. Trying really, really hard. And while it's made easier by lots of nice things happening as well...actually in some respects it's just exhausting me.

Thankfully the plan for this weekend is NOTHING and I fully intend on playing my piano, finishing my crochet jellyfish mobile and playing unforgivable amounts of computer games.

How's things with you, ladies and gents?
roguedreams: (yearning)
I am sad to say that my temp contract at Guide Dogs ends next Friday. :o( With all of the stuff with the organisation change and people being put at risk of redundancy they've decided to let go of as many temp. staff from agencies as they can get away with and I fall into that category. It makes sense, it's completely fair, my boss has been brilliant about it and I hold no grudge or animosity but it still sucks. While the job is not challenging enough, was never going to be permanent and had no real career progression even if it was permanent... I still loved every minute of working with Heather and the rest of thems at Guide Dogs. The charity has a very special place in my heart and I am certain that this will not be the end of my relationship with them.

I've been promised a glowing reference and first call on any positions that might come up in the new and improved version of Guide Dogs and for that I'm grateful.

I'm going to tell the others in the office next week as it's one of the lady's 50th birthday and I wouldn't want to put a downer on that.

Now comes the job hunting in earnest. Augh I feel a bit sick at the prospect to be honest. First thing tomorrow will mean calling my recruitment consultant and putting her on my sorry case.

I'd really, really like to get a job I stay in for more than 7 months. That'd be nice.

Wish me luck guys, I'm going to need it.
roguedreams: (happy dance)
Yesterday was lovely ^-^ Went to work because otherwise I'd have been milling about on me own at home all day. Came home and opened me cards over a nice cuppa tea. Then my boy arrived home with flowers and announced we were going for dinner. I suggested Frankie and Bennies because damn their ribs are good and got all dolled up and off we went. Not before catching up with my awesome housemates and receiving lovely presents. Yay Neil Gaiman's American Gods and chocolate =D I'm a simple creature and very happy.

I also bought myself some pretty new bras because damn did I need them and I figured why not justify pretty lovely, well fitting (slightly pricy) ones by a) it being my birthday present to myself and b) buying on brastop.com for a good discount off high-street prices. They should be here by the weekend.

Dinner was mega tasty and chilled out and then we came home and watched the latest episode of Camelot.

All in all quiet but sweet and I felt spoilt so yay. =D My birthday present from Waz being tickets to the aquarium has me mega-excited for the weekend as well. Heeeee.

Picture update soon methinks. (I keep promising, I know)


3 Things I'm grateful for
1) Waz!
2) Cake
3) Sunshine

=D

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