Dozy Rosie

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Like waiting for a bus...

I'm feeling much better than I was when I wrote my last couple of posts. Quite a bit has been happening so I thought I should update you all.

Went down to Cambridge last Thursday for an interview, then stayed with Sarah D in St Albans. Had a lovely quiet day on Friday when Sarah was at work, with my only tasks being to find the post office depot to pick up a parcel & concoct something for dinner. I really enjoyed myself - made me realise it's a long time since I've been able to do nothing much & not feel guilty for not doing anything, because there wasn't actually anything I could be doing (ok I didn't do much at the begining of last week either, but it's different when you're not feeling well!) Hmm... why do my sentances always end up so long in blog posts?! It was a shame I didn't see any of the rest of you southern people while I was down there, but hopefully will do soon.

We got a new dog at the weekend :) Lottie. She's a crazy 1 year old border collie / german shepherd cross & is lovely. I do feel very sorry for her old owners, who are giving her up due to work commitments & have obviously put a lot of time & effort into training her & were very sad to see her go.

On Monday I had an interview up in Stockton, rescheduled from last week. Went up on Sunday & stayed at Joe's. They definitely need Ed's Cleaning Fairy to visit that house. I found driving up on Sunday evening very tiring, as most of the way it was snowing quite heavily which made my eyes go really funny. Driving back on Monday was worse though, due more to idiot drivers than the actual snow - especially the truck driver who pulled sharply in front of me making me skid.

On Monday afternoon I had a phone call from the man in Stockton who'd interviewed me to offer me the job. Was very happy to recieve my first job offer in 7 months of looking, but it's made things very awkward for the last few days because I wanted to hear back from Cambridge before making any decisions. Feel quite bad that I've been holding back, especially as they were wanting me to start next Monday to overlap with the person I'm replacing before he leaves on Wednesday.

This morning I was called my my ex-boss & asked if I could go into work, as they're having a too much work & too few staff crisis. So I was back once again & have been added as a 'reservist' so I can now go in whenever for up to 5 years (am hoping I won't be around enough to do that though!)

This is turning into a long waffle. Wonder if any of you are still reading to get to my main point of the post piece of news? Found out today that I have got the Cambridge job and, without wanting to waffle too much more, am going to go for that one. It should be a good thing to have 2 jobs to choose between, but I have found it to be very stressful! The agency who got me the Stockton interview were very understanding, which was good of them (they are the people who spent 2 days training me last year hence me feeling particularly guilty that I'm not going with them).

Sunday, February 13, 2005


I'd forgotten how boring it was to be ill! Not sure I can remember the last time I didn't leave the house for 2 days. Yesterday wasn't too bad I suppose, because I spent most of it sleeping, but today I've figured out how poor Sunday TV is.

Feeling a bit better now, in that I'm not aching or shivering anymore. Still can't really talk & can't breath either.

Anyway, no one wants to read any of this. Only writing it because I'm bored!

Hope you've all had slightly more fun weekends

Friday, February 11, 2005

Feeling terrible :(

I've been feeling really ill yesterday & today. Everywhere has been aching & I've been all shivery. Not had much voice today either.

If it hadn't been my last day at work today I'd probably have stayed at home. It was very strange to be leaving.

Have a couple of interviews next week - hopefully I'll be able to talk again by then. There again, perhaps they'll take pitty on me & just give me the job!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


Toph & JJ came for pancakes this eveing, & Kate joined us later on. The pancakes worked ok (once I'd got the disastrous test one out of the way anyway) & we've sat & chatted & generally had a good night. In Kate's words (or near enough) it's always good to realise how lovely your friends are.

My plan for lent is to give up alcohol - main reasoning being, I think, to prove a point because I was told I wouldn't be able to. To be honest, I doubt it's going to be very difficult - I'm not really the alcoholic I sometimes come across as & am quite capable of enjoying myself (& being daft) without.

Monday, February 07, 2005


It seems my inability to spell exercise has led to lots of hits on my blog :) If you put "how much excersize is too much" into Google I come out at the top!

We won!

We had a good game of football yesterday. Beat Farsley 3-2. It was good to play a game where it was worth keeping on putting the effort in, rather than being down 7-0 or whatever and there not seeming much point! On the downside, I felt like a really poor player. Everytime I was in a position of being able to do something useful I seemed to mess it up. Didn't enjoy being winded by the ball hitting me in the stomach - still feel like I spent all of yesterday afternoon doing sit ups & I think my ribs are bruised :( Guess that's my fault for never considering how much something might hurt before letting it happen. Looking up again, at training tonight I realised how I could try & do a few things a bit different to be a bit better - will just have to see if I manage to put them into practice in a match situation (mainly related to changing direction with the ball instead of running it straight off the end of the pitch).

It's my last week at work. I have an interview next week for a geotechnical technician job, which is sounding quite promising so fingers crossed. I'll be sad to leave my present job (again) & feel a bit guilty that they might be really busy & short staffed next week & I'm likely to not be doing much at all!