Thursday, 21 December 2006

ready-rolled

Well, that was officially Brief But Dire. A friend of mine sent me some reiki yesterday afternoon and I feel quite a bit better today. I have also drawn a mental line in the sand and have stopped worrying about things other people want me to do. I am thinking of having the word 'Bollocks to it' tattooed on my arse, to reveal at appropriate moments.

I know that after more than two years blogging I should have got over my surprise at quite how NICE most of the internet community is - at least, the bits of it I have anything to do with; thank you all for the wise words, advice, dodgy jokes and various cyber-comestibles. Much appreciated. I know that some people are dealing with some really tough things at the moment and I am really touched that you should take the time to think about me.

So, triumphantly, I have achieved quite a lot of things, including filing. I drew the line at changing the sheets, but I have bought three new laptops on lease and some fantastic software that will make the whole lighting design thing much easier to present to end clients as visualisations. Also, by an amazing co-incidence, the one that I have lined up for myself has a graphics card that will run Second Life. Yay!

Filing! And laptops! What more could a person want?

Oh, and B went out yesterday and bought marzipan and ready-rolled icing. Don't tell my mother about the icing - she's posted me a cake and a pudding ("How do I heat this up, Ma?" ... "Simmer it for a couple of hours in the bottom oven of the Aga dear. Oh. You haven't got one. Well. Not sure then.") and ready-rolled is on a par with instant custard. Which will be accompanying our pudding.

I am making a big effort and we are both going out to tonight's party/leaving do for one of the clients we get on really well with. I think we'll only stay a couple of hours; although we do have the hotel booked if we need it - but I want to be in my own bed. It has been so beautiful here the last couple of mornings - frost and winter sun - that I don't want to miss a single minute of it.

Rambling today.

Tomorrow - adoption rants.

12 comments:

  1. Well, there's a coincidence - I was thinking of having "Arse" tattooed on my... nah, not really. And I'm also wondering what a mental line in the sand would look like, wobbly, then very wobbly, then half-decipherable words then a big TRENCH. Hang on, I need to re-calibrate, I'm getting too up close with the language. I think it's because I've got Bing's White Christmas on again.

    Sounds coming from the hall -
    Carol: Well, put your coat on if you want to come with me.
    Amelia: I'm wearing THIS coat!
    Carol: Well, that not really a coat is it.
    Amelia: It's a TYPE of coat!

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  2. Well, there's a coincidence - I was thinking of having "Arse" tattooed on my... nah, not really. And I'm also wondering what a mental line in the sand would look like, wobbly, then very wobbly, then half-decipherable words then a big TRENCH. Hang on, I need to re-calibrate, I'm getting too up close with the language. I think it's because I've got Bing's White Christmas on again.

    Sounds coming from the hall -
    Carol: Well, put your coat on if you want to come with me.
    Amelia: I'm wearing THIS coat!
    Carol: Well, that not really a coat is it.
    Amelia: It's a TYPE of coat!

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  3. Sorry Ally, what I meant to say was "Good on you, I'm glad you're back in the fray. I hope you have a great party, give B an Xmas luvvie air-kiss from me."

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  4. Sorry Ally, what I meant to say was "Good on you, I'm glad you're back in the fray. I hope you have a great party, give B an Xmas luvvie air-kiss from me."

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  5. Ooh - small world or something similar: I had a long conversation with someone about Second Life at work this week. Do you already use it? Is it good?

    Glad you're feeling better; bugger making icing from scratch - slather on the ready-made stuff and revel in the knowledge that making your own would only have meant you ate more of it while trying to get quantities right. :)

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  6. Ooh - small world or something similar: I had a long conversation with someone about Second Life at work this week. Do you already use it? Is it good?

    Glad you're feeling better; bugger making icing from scratch - slather on the ready-made stuff and revel in the knowledge that making your own would only have meant you ate more of it while trying to get quantities right. :)

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  7. That sounds better, Xmas will be just fine and life moves on. Will be very interested in the light box thingy when it arrives, have wondered about those.

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  8. So glad that was brief, even though difficult. And today is the shortest day of the year ...well, it is here, is it still the 21st there? I think you have a couple of hours left as I type this ... anyway, tomorrow will have at least a minute or two more light, and it will just keep growing from there. As we say in Texas, yee-hah!

    I'm with you on the ready-made stuff. Then you actually get to enjoy yourself, too.

    And if you have another bad day, I will mentally come shine your sink and tie the laces of your shoes for you. Oh, and bring you hot chocolate and wine, too.

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  9. So glad that was brief, even though difficult. And today is the shortest day of the year ...well, it is here, is it still the 21st there? I think you have a couple of hours left as I type this ... anyway, tomorrow will have at least a minute or two more light, and it will just keep growing from there. As we say in Texas, yee-hah!

    I'm with you on the ready-made stuff. Then you actually get to enjoy yourself, too.

    And if you have another bad day, I will mentally come shine your sink and tie the laces of your shoes for you. Oh, and bring you hot chocolate and wine, too.

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  10. SO glad you are feeling better. And I like the neew attitude. Hope the party is fun.

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  11. I love that I can come by here almost any given day, and see my favourite word. I am taking a vow to use the word 'bollocks' myself, far more often.

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  12. I love that I can come by here almost any given day, and see my favourite word. I am taking a vow to use the word 'bollocks' myself, far more often.

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