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Thursday, 4 October 2012

This-ish week in headlines!

Eek!   Hello, you caught me there en deshabillee - Hardly a moment to get me curlers in!

This week I have done the following mad, bad and dangerous-to-know things:

1.   Done the zombie hand dance thing to Michael Jackson's Thriller while driving the car home on my own.   NB:   The road before and behind me was totally empty, and no animals were harmed during this *ahem* episode...

Come on, you know you've all done it!

2.   Shouted "Owly!" out of the same car window to greet a wooden carved owl that I pass on my way to my voluntary unpaid work...

3.   Shouted "Owly!" when I passed him again on my way home - I love seeing him, he brightens my day...
Am I that easily pleased?!

4.   Considered that, if I love Owly so much, I should see if I could commission one for my own garden.   Bugger saving for a Louis Vuitton handbag that I couldn't take out in the rain!

5.   Read up all over the internet about the elderly pet rat who has lost the use of his hind legs.   No, not the rat from last time, the other - really fit and healthy-cheeky rat.   Still, he is managing some quality of life, in spite of his debility.   And that's what t'Internets told me, whispering through a chink in the door.

6.   Managed to sleep almost one full night through without waking with insomnia or a full bladder.   Blissdom.

7.   Had an interview for a job that I thought I really, really, really wanted.   It was for a charity working with the Armed Forces on an air-base near to home.   I had to be photographed for my pass and everything.   They didn't ring me back.   The girl following me in for interview looked about 12.   Still, I left on a high as it had felt like I hadn't done too badly, and an interview in this rat-shitty day- and economically-depressed-age IS an interview after all.

8.   Accepted a part-time job working for a national housing charity.   Hopefully, I'll be working with folk who are recovering from mental health issues, as they settle in to their tenancies.   That was the 'woohoo' moment I mentioned in my last post.   I also think this success has contributed to my missing last night's regular bout of insomnia.   Woohoo times two!

9.   Bought my charity Christmas cards from Mind, a mental health charity, what else?  I found a beautiful (and dirt-cheap (£17.49)) black lace dress at the same time, on the off chance I'd need it for a Christmas 'do' when and if I found work, and look what happened at 8.   The dress is exactly like this one, but in black, bien sur - Many Stevie-like swishy skirt moments ahead, methinks!


10.   Stopped desperately applying for any and all jobs.   I'll still keep my eye out, of course.   My job is to cover someone's sick leave, so you never know, they might come back and snatch it right from under my snotty nose after the 6 months is up!

Meantime, that other thing that I was desperately worried about for several months on end, you know that thing that I mentioned last time that was tearing out my heart and bleeding my soul.   The thing that concerned me but didn't entirely concern me, so I couldn't really blog about it?    Well, it hasn't wholly been resolved, but I can sort-of stop worrying myself to bits about it for a wee while.

Woohoo!

Plus ca change, say the Froglingtons.   Plus ca reste la meme chose, indeed.

Anyhoo, I've a pub quiz to get prepared for, so watch out, mes bloggy loves!  


14 comments:

Gigi said...

I love that owl too, it would definitely make me happy to see that during my travels to and from work.

As for that thing - I'm glad you are getting a respite from worrying yourself to bits.

Expat mum said...

That owl s fabulous. I now want one. Perhaps could nick it next time I'm over?

Clippy Mat said...

LOVE the zombie MJ hand dance thing! Whilst on the roads and highways to and from work, I often conduct orchestras or sing my own version of mega hits cos I don't know the words. I would totally shout at the OWL too.
Loved this post missus.
Congrats on the job.
:D

BadPenny said...

glad the owl makes you smile

rosaria williams said...

So good to catch up with your feisty spirit. So jobs are scarce, and life is just as shitty; but you, deary, are more fabulous than ever!

libby said...

Life is like that....up, down, up again.....the ride is all.

niro sh said...
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niro sh said...

lock great

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Hello lovely:)) Oh it's SUCH a relief to hear there are other insane people who like to dance-drive. Whew!! And Owly needs to leap through your car window and go home with you - unfortunately, it may be difficult as you may need to aid the process with the use of a racing chainsaw. Sleep is an enormous achievement that I've been having much difficulty with too and I'm really happy for you about the part-time job, I'm sure the charity is desperately needed. Yell out to Owly for me won't you? xo

auntiegwen said...

Love the Owly shouting !!! have been catching up, are you not still marrying people? that would be my dream job, I always cry at weddings too. Hope much good stuff is on it's way to you xxx

Suldog said...

I think you should definitely buy the owl. If it brightens your day that much, put it in your yard so you can see it each morning as you drink your tea or coffee. It's not often we find something that makes us so happy. Go for it!

★ Braja Sorensen said...

Yes, we're all still alive....I just checked!!! xoxox

Fran said...

I like your style. Your post made me laugh.

Dicky Carter said...

That owl is quite cool...

Something I wrote earlier...

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