Wow, that is a SUPER performance, Cheesie! You may be mad, but magnificently so! Your WAISterpals is right proud of you, for sure!
Tiredness, stress and hormones is a toxic cocktail, so be very gentle with yourself. So glad things went well for your mum. If they catch it early enough, skin cancer is very curable, so hopefully the 2 week review will tell her she has 'clean margins' (this seems to be the medi-speak that means they got rid of everything nasty). In the meantime, take care of yourself, you do sound a bit fragile, not surprisingly. xxxx
Daffs, why would you be doing a scale drawing of the garden? Hmm, well, for most people it would be a sign of planning out their garden planting for next year, but seeing as it's you, perhaps you are planning how to make a whole series of sanctuaries for butterflies, hedgehogs and anything else??? Do tell when you remember the reason yourself!
Oh, Spence, starving in Wales? Somehow that just doesn't sound likely! If all else fails, call the Dragon and ask her what they eat to stay alive!
MC, that's really good to hear. Sounds like the new school was working out even better than you hoped---hooray!! It takes some courage to leave a job these days, even if you aren't very happy, so it's brilliant when it works out so well!
Think we're pretty well ready for an early departure tomorrow, so it's time for me to close down the pooter and get my little body into bed. Whether it's 5.30 by the old clock or the new one, it's going to feel pretty early Have happy Sundays, see you all from the other side. xx
Mega-sympathy to all dealing with appraisals, whether as appraiser or appraisee. These systems are all horrible---as Yums said, they are designed to make everyone view everyone else as a threat. They also make it impossible to reward god performance across the board.
MC, sounds like you did the best you could with last year's appraisal: being marked down for something that's not to do with you is simply ridiculous, and ought not to follow you to the new school. BTW, it sounds from the various bits you've mentioned that the new job is a definite step up from the old one? You really were a bit jaded last year.
Oooh, Yums, 8.5 miles----what good going for a Saturday morning And I take it that the checkup for Mrs Dawg was OK? Does she need to eat through a straw now or can she chew reasonably well?
Melds, we shall want to see a photo of you in the glad rags. Good that you're having a chance to party a bit, when you were in IM training AND moving house you sounded like you didn't have a minute to do anything fun at all!
Sluggie, hope that by now Mr S has managed to sort out your new computer (I HATE that stage, it's so horrible when nothing will work and you can't figure out why!!!) and that the tingling is starting to do some good in the pain control department. Fingers very crossed! And as Yums said, the photos of Monty are on FB so I won't bother trying to put them on here cos it's such a pain!
I'm working my way through lists for packing, cleaning, sorting etc etc. Gets easier every time, but three's still a lot to organise. The clocks go back tonight: Mr C thinks we should keep the old time for the morning, and get up at 5.30---which will be 4.30 by the new clock! I think he's out of his mind. We have the chance for another hour of sleep, and even if we keep waking up to see what time it is, sleep is sleep! No doubt we will fund a compromise by bedtime...
Hooray, Sluggie, great to see you out and home already, and the tingling sounds as if things are starting to do what they were meant to do! AND a new pooter into the bargain Hope the local soreness won't be too bad, and especially that you will be able to get some good sleep tonight. Will be very keen to hear how things develop. xxxx
(((Spence and the sting))))
OW OW OW !!!
Podds, " struggled with food and exercise today for various reasons so just hanging onto the self improvement scheme by the skin of my teeth for the evening...." If this is noteworthy, then you are deffo my role model. I'm like that all the time!
Congrats, Yummy, we told you it would go fine! But these things can take a lot of nervous energy, so hope you've had a nice relaxing evening. BTW, how is Mrs Dawg's mouth feeling now? Have you had to change her diet to soft food?
Melds, you're not far off with poacher-turned-Gainsborough! His house had loads of lovely paintings from all periods, and he went round saying, 'This is a real one.... that's a forgery....that's a forgery....this is real....' Quite weird, actually!
Had a suspected computer virus last night (C1 told me she had got an email apparently from me, with a highly suspicious link) so I spent over 2 hours sending out warning messages to all my contacts. Result was very late to bed, so I'm yawning now. Nighty night all, sleep well. xxx