I made sure not to delete anything I cared about or would regret.
To be brutally honest I don't much care about the Olympics, never have. Actually I've been hating it ever since we got it. Mainly because I'm far from sporting. The only time I show much of any national pride for a sporting event is the world cup and even then my interest wanes quickly. Thinking of all the promotions for the Olympics in London draws my mind back to my school. About 3 years before I left it became a sports college. Meaning they tried to focus on sport. I hate the idea that that dump might have anything to do with the Olympics or benefit from it in any way.
On a brighter note, the weather's brightened up a little .
I noticed you mentioned the rain. Hope you have good weather for the Olympics. Are you anywhere near the events? The news has been so depressing lately that I'm looking forward to something positive. Glad to hear Yuki is doing well.
Hmmmm---I once in a Drama Queen mood deleted everything but then got Logos to restore it. I leave them all now. My better posts were in the early days especially when I got around to recounting past glories. ALways good to know oyu are still coming along well yourself.
Glad it went well. I doubt Yuki realized what happened.
I'm sorry about your mother. That has to be the worst, other than a health problem. I'm glad to hear about Yuki. It's really for the best.
"Is it even possible for someone who does nothing all day to do even less than usual?"
That's actually a great line.
Unemployment is a problem everywhere. You do need to get active, even if you're not earning anything. Procrastination does breed procrastination. There's a saying that's stuck with me. If you need to get something done, give it to the busiest person. It all becomes engrained, dynamism, procrastination. It all feeds on itself. Just my humble advice.
Very sorry what happened to yiour Mother. And I would have been annoyed to by the letter without the proper name. Somewhere out tere an employee named Neil got a letter saying Ms. Bluebirrd.
I know this is a particularly difficult time, and I'm sorry for that. You have skills, I know, and things usually have a way of working out.
Fingers crossed for you all.
She can't fight for her job. It's being "centralised" which I'm told never works but they're trying it anyway. Any other positions in the company are either on hold or temporary. We're still waiting for people to get back to us but we're assuming it's redundancy now. We'll find out soon enough.
I probably could get a part time job somewhere. I wouldn't be happy but I guess I'll have to do it .
No. I don't want Napoleon's help. Besides, the best he could probably offer is helping him out on some job or other. I'm not doing that again. Prolonged exposure to that man is not helpful to me. He does claim to know someone or knows someone who knows someone or something in the literary and/or working from home industry. I don't trust these flimsy associations. He doesn't know these people or their work very well. It's beyond his natural comfort zone.
They do say that unemployment is still a big problem in the UK. I think maybe I could volunteer in one of the charity shops for a while, so I don't have too large a blank space in my cv. I could always go on benefits but it feels fraudulent to do that until I start actively seeking work. It's really all about finding the motivation to do something.
Oh and don't worry about that suicide segment. I did have concerns about putting that word in so many times so close together but it was just one of those cascading thoughts moments.
"Oh. I made a 3D origami peacock. His name's Glen.
Oh. One more thing. Never watch all episodes of Aeon Flux right before going to bed at 5am. You'll have freaky dreams."
lol, Bluebiird, you're so funny. Please don't talk about death anymore. I mean, quit sort of wanting to die.
I am so sorry about what happened to your mom. Can she fight for her job at all? Sometimes if you stand up to people like that they back down.
Can you get a part-time job? Can Napoleon help? Ah well, sorry for the deluge of questions and semi-advice.
I do feel how fragile your situation is. One last question, do they have unemployment there?
Whatever happens, our thoughts are with you. Lame, I know, but I don't have anything else to offer.
HI don't boring, all things will better!
Remember playing it once way back before the siblings and I decided none of us liked each other. I'm never comfortable in group settings and finally at the age where I can say NO to everything I don't want to do and not be given the third degree over being a stick in the mud. But it is nice your mother and you are sharing moments and I LIKE that she's winning.
I hope and know that everything wil come right with your Mum - it always does.
Ladyluck, that whole "interviewing for your job" when they already have decided who is staying and going is one of the many vile things about the corporate world. I think it's designed to lower esteem and let you know who has the power. Anyway, this too always passes
I'm sorry to hear about your Mum's job Blue. Hopefully she'll not be one of the ones let go. I remember my dad going through the same a number of years ago when his company restructured. They all had to interview for their positions again, but they already knew who they were keeping and who was being let go.
I'm so sorry about your mother. In my opinion bosses are truly evil. Because they are always, I repeat, always doing stuff like this just because they CAN.
I would say that has nothing to do with detergent. A rash on the back is suggestive of shingles, but that wouldn't explain the cough unless the cough is unrelated. The rash and the cough might be separate, unrelated events. The rash might be some dermatological issue. Anyway, just brainstorming for you. It's been over a week since you wrote this. Hope they've figured it out by now.
Doctors/nurses always (at least around here) ask if the patient is allergic to any medications. Since I'm always taking my mother to doctors I usually answer for her, and I tend to phrase it, "not that we've found yet." They are usually do a double take with that since they expect a yes or a no. But I answer it that way so it makes them consider what they're doing. After all, because she's never come across a medication she's allergic to yet, doesn't mean there isn't one she might be.
Hope your mother is feeling better. I think an antihistamine might have helped. I must have missed the previous blog to know what happened. I'll try to find it now.
That was an interesting amalgam of information!
I had that same thing happen with my mother-when I realized she was going to die-but I was much older than you when it happened. I'm reading this book, and came across this wonderful quote:
"We know that we come from the winds, and that we shall return to them; that all life is perhaps a knot, a tangle, a blemish in the eternal smoothness. But why should this make us unhappy? Let us rather love one another, and work and rejoice."
Which I think you are doing.
The first dream in particular sounds like it would make a good short story.
Good luck with the novel (or should I say break a leg?)
Penicillian allergy can be life-threatening, I believe, so glad it's not that. That would probably show up pretty quickly, wouldn't it?
So, it sounds like you've all been down a bit physically, but is everybody feeling better now, bluebiird? I hope so.