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yes it’s me, back after a short break due to all sorts of reasons. not much news to share but to update previous posts…
-i’ve heard nothing from the council and they’ve not changed their website
-have had two boxes of fresh organic veg delivered
-bloke who got hit by bus is out of hospital
-i have been to the literacy class twice
-i’ve rejoined the gym
-my friend isn’t leaving work for a while
-it’s now eight weeks ’til baby arrives
well it’s true – you could get hit by a bus tomorrow. I went to visit someone from work today who was actually hit by a bus the other day. Four broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung. Ouch! He was in the surgical assessment unit and it was awful… the doctors and that were great but all the squeaks, squeals, yelps and shouts of pain were almost unbearable. lucky it wasn’t me that got hit by the bus really. (god, i have no heart)
i visited my old gym today to find out about re-joining. i joined about a year ago and dropped out about six months later (like about 80% of people, i read). worst decision ever. it was for financial reasons at the time but on reflection i see that the £27 a month – although expensive on my low budget – was money well spent in terms of health, mental state, energy levels, and the effect it had on my back pain (i usually have a lot of back pain, but when i was working out regularly it went away). i made up my mind last night in the basketmakers talking to a couple of mates. it looks like we all might join at the same time which might be good for motivation – gym buddies! also it might be nice to have a better level of fitness for when the baby comes along – less than 10 weeks ’til due date!
i’m supposed to be starting my new voluntary post on monday. i’ll be helping in a basic skills literacy class. i’m a bit scared as i’ve not done that kind of work before but also excited and quite positive. it might even turn into a job at some point if i’m lucky and find that i like it (and am good at it!).
from bbc website: Coastguards put out a warning to shipping after a tornado was seen sweeping along the South Coast just after dawn on Sunday.
just rang the number on the leaflet. guy wasn’t sure whether the offer did apply to residents of brighton and hove.
so i rang the council. the chap said he wasn’t sure. then he advised me to ring the wormery company to find out. i asked him to find out (i mean, surely the council should know! it’s their – no, our – money that would go into subsidising, shurely?). he asked someone and came back and told me that no, the council do not subsidise wormeries. he said they’d change the website. so at least i might have got them to not pretend they do when they don’t. however i’d be a lot happier if they’d just go ahead and subsidise the bloody wormeries like it says they do here, here and here
day off today. my friend al came over for a lesson in cake-making. we made a basic lemon drizzle cake and it was lovely. to make a nice day even nicer, while the cake was cooling in the tin we went to the cobblers for a few pints of harveys. lovely!
bad news too, though. my best friend at work got in an arguement with a supervisor, walked out of the shift and says she’s going to hand in her notice tomorrow. this a serious bummer for me as she is one of the few people there that i can really relate to. i’m really going to miss her but i guess we’ll still be in contact even after she leaves. this on top of my other good friend there applying for another job and getting it. he’s leaving in a few weeks, once his CRB check comes through.
it’s half six in the morning. this can’t be right. but i do indeed have to go to work. jesus. oh well i’ll have a nice espresso.
here’s the thing though. my coffee is fair trade and organic (natch) but does that make it alright – ‘ethically’, i mean ? you always see ads for fair trade coffee in ‘green’ supplements but still, think of the food miles. Can I justify it? No. Of course not.
This makes me feel kind of pathetic. I mean it’s not like i’m addicted to coffee (?!) so I could just not have any more. ever. and i know that’s probably what i should do. But i’m not going to. i love coffee! maybe i could try and grow it hydroponically in a cupboard.
oh well. i’ll make myself feel better by sticking the grounds in the wormery.