Friday, October 29, 2004

"So, what have you been doing in the last few weeks then?"

A question that's been asked by a few different people!

It's been quite a nice break really, not waking up every morning thinking "What nasty emails will be in my inbox today?", but instead chilling out and playing with my kittens. I've slept so much better and now that I'm back online I have the confidence in myself to just laugh at the emails and feel sorry for the writer(s).

I've been watching various new TV series, Stargate, Stargate Atlantis, Who Do You Think You Are?, Hex, Grand Designs Abroad and Battlestar Galactica. I've been having random conversations about cheese with my other half and I've spent quite a bit of time with a kitten (Foley) draped around my neck, sucking my hair and purring, as he is right now in fact. (Esme prefers the tatty cuff of my old blue jumper). I've also developed thousands of tiny scratchmarks on my feet and legs from where the kittens sleep under the blanket I drape over my legs.

I've been doing lots and lots of cross-stitch while I watch TV, and finally managed to finish my main project. Now I'm working on a couple of small designs to put in key rings. It's easier to do a design of my own rather than a kit chart at the moment, as I don't need to look at the chart half as much which is better when cping with a lapful of sleepy kittens too.

Works been pretty good, done quite a few upstairs shifts which I'm still not that keen on. I just like knowing where I'm going to be for the day and bouncing between floors can get quite tiring - it's the switch between stupid people who can't see a book that's right in front of them, and stupid people who ask you if English is your first language when you don't understand that "proect" is apparently the correct way to say "project". Really, she kept saying proect and I thought it was some obsure computer programme so asked her to spell it. She spelt out p-r-o-j-e-c-t and then looked at me like I was dirt and said "I did think that English seemed to be your first language." My response: "Oh, it is. I've just always been taught to pronounce words according to the BBC's standard of English."

Ok, have to go get ready for work now. I'm so looking forward to the four days off I have coming up. Saturday night is the party, Sunday the ritual, Monday we pop to the vets and Tuesday is the moot and attempting to phone my sweet sibling in Canada to wish her Happy Birthday.

Now I just have to prise this kitten off my neck.........

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