Dozy Rosie

Monday, January 31, 2005

Weekend in St Albans

This weekend I visited Sarah D in her new(ish) flat in St Albans. Thanks for having me Sarah, it was a lovely weekend & nice to see how the "grown-up" people live. It was also nice to see Ruth, Chris & Andy. Made me think for a moment that perhaps it wouldn't be so bad to live near London, where more & more people I know seem to be ending up.

I've been feeling quite sad today, think it's sunk in that I'll be leaving my job soon. Combination of seeing different people who keep asking 'What are you up to now then?' and the Feb work rota being out - on which I just disappear into a black hole :( Still I'm looking forward to my next move in a kind of scared and not knowing what it will be way.

Found the book I'd been reading at Sarah's in Skircoat Green library tonight so I'll be able to finish it :) It's a while since I've read some good fiction.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Who stole my Maltesers?

I had a big bucket of Maltesers, which I got at our Junior Church Christmas party last Sunday. Very kindly I let mum & P.S. have some yesterday. Today I came back from my Oliver rehearsal, having worked very hard & very much looking forward to eating a couple - only to find an empty tub. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Monday, January 17, 2005

Too much excersize can't be good!

After writing my last post Peggy came home & chose a walk with me over a cycle with mum & dad so I did get my walk in - Toph took us past Bradley Woods, over the motorway & across a golf course.

Saturday night was my church's social group "Safari Supper", where we eat different courses in different houses. That was a fun night - good food, good wine & good company. One of the highlights was probably Lucy's new dancemat - which she eventually let me have a turn on. Found it to be a lot more difficult than it looked, & more tiring than expected!

Played my first football match of the year yesterday - we beat Hemsworth Minors 7-1, meaning for once we make it past the first round of a cup! The pitch was in a bit of a sorry state, to say the least, especially since the junior team tore it up further before we got to play. Came off very wet & very muddy - just the way it should be :)

Was aching a bit this morning, having been quite battered about yesterday. Didn't stop me from playing squash with Tweak & going to football training tonight - a glutton for punishment! Actually don't feel so bad now, but perhaps tomorrow morning will be a different story.

I've just finished writing my resignation letter - will be leaving my current job mid-Feb to go off and do some contract work (hopefully!) It's a step in the right direction (so long as it does actually happen).

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Definitely Dozy Rosie

I've been very tired all week, mainly because I've not been sleeping very well. Don't know why, it's not as if there's anything particularly bothering me & keeping me awake. Just feel tired all day and then wide awake when it comes to bed time. Tried kicking out the caffine, but doesn't seem to have made a lot of difference (other than that I've been more tired during the day). I've been doing some really silly things at work, so better be more awake by next week or I might start getting into trouble.

Feeling much better this morning, having had a good 14 hours sleep. Was about to go out for some fresh air with Peggy but mum & dad have taken her, so will have to think of something else to do!

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Food, partying & no football

Went out for a meal at Temujins on Friday (the Mongolian BBQ restaurant in Sowerby Bridge) with lots of people from school. It was nice to see several people who I've not seen for ages (& of course those of you who I have as well).

Last night I went to someone from church's 40th birthday party. It was good fun, even though I did feel a little stuck in the middle between the adults & the children. I seem to find lots of places I go these days there's noone my age - everyone's either quite a bit younger or quite a bit older.

I was disappointed (though not all that surprised) that my football match today was called off because the pitches are flooded. It's ages since I've played & I was quite looking forward to a game. Might play squash later on today, so at least I'll get some excersize in. Feeling very unfit lately!

Thursday, January 06, 2005


Kate & I went to the first rehearsal for Oliver tonight - to be performed at the Victoria Theatre in April. Was a little bit scared, but everyone seemed to be friendly enough. The idea of actually being in something is quite exciting - it's years since the last Guide panto!

Not sure if I'll actually be able to commit myself to doing it properly though - as it's pretty dependent on what I end up doing jobwise. Hopefully I'll have a bit more of a clue of that soon - am getting tired of saying "Yes, I am probably leaving my job soon to go & do something geologyish but I don't know quite what, where or when". I'm sure things will take their course, whatever way that might be, & I'll just go along with the flow. Who knows, one day might come where I can actually have a vague idea about what I will be doing the next week/month/year. Would make organising/planning things a heck of a lot easier. There again, perhaps that'd just be a boring kind of a life. Hmm, I sense that I'm rambling & I really should get some sleep - am becoming a bit of an insomniac.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Feeling Happier

Was back to work this morning (as probably were most of you who are reading this). Didn't enjoy having to get up when my alarm rang, but the day did improve. I was glad to find this morning that I wasn't feeling ill, like I thought I was last night. The smoke in the pub didn't do me too much good!

Kate, Toph, Bill & I went to the quiz last night. For the second week in a row we managed not to come last :) Even so, the other teams seemed quite happy to take the mick out of us all night.

Since my last post, having done a little thinking & listening to what God's saying to me about things, I'm feeling much happier & more positive. I also feel less pathetic having spoken to someone else who feels miserable when people leave after they've been to stay for a while, so thanks for that & thanks for the hugs.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Happy New Year!

Apologies for the unimaginative post title.

I've had a good week. It's gone so fast, yet Christmas now seems so far ago. Ruth and Sarah have both been to stay for a few days & several other of my friends from Durham, as well as Halifax, came to my party on New Year's Eve. Was a good excuse to put my new cocktail shaker to use, although Kev & Andy's punch proved quite popular so it wasn't in all that much demand.

New Year's Day morning looked like a lovely walking day. By the time I'd driven several people to the station and then set out for a walk however things had changed. We got very wet. At least we were back indoors before the hail started.

Last night R, S & I went for a quiet drink in the pub. Proved not to be quite so quiet when we found Tweak, John, Ed & Dodgson all there as well!

Everyone has gone home now. The house is fully tidied. Now, I'm feeling quite sad. I don't really know why. There are a few things I can think of that might make me a little bit sad, but I don't know why I'm feeling sad. Hmm, no - it's not making anymore sense now that I'm trying to write about it either! Nevermind, am sure I'll snap out of it. Going to see my "babies" tommorrow, which always has the effect of making me feel better.