Good day, bad day

Good: my thesis extension was granted, with no conditions. Hooray!

Bad: after yesterday’s close encounter of the 8-legged kind (discussed at great length on my facebook profile – basically I got up, was having a wee, turned my head and saw an ENORMOUS spider in the sink), today there was one (similar size) in my office. That’s never happened before. I was just about to leave to go home anyway, and it scuttled across the floor, so I have left it there and will have to brace myself to dare to open the door on Monday morning (where no doubt it will have either extensively reproduced and there’ll be a million of them in there, or it will have covered everything in a webby cocoon. Or with any luck will have found its way into somebody else’s office). The reason I was about to leave, earlier than usual, was another evil headache. I’m getting fed up of this now. I’m seriously thinking about buying an eye patch, as it’s nearly always (like, 95% of the time) on the same side of my head, just over and all round my left eye) and if I close the eye it’s so much more bearable, but keeping one eye open and one eye closed takes surprisingly large amounts of concentration, I’ve discovered. And then my friend sent me a photo by text, and it has completely buggered up my phone, so I now can’t send or receive texts or access my inbox, as it keeps going straight to the MMS template box instead expecting me to send pictures, AND I keep getting messages saying the memory is full, even though I’ve deleted tons of things as it’s far too complicated anyway and I just want another crappy Nokia half-brick as they do all I want and more and I know where I am with them. Needless to say I had a little cry at the bus-stop, it all just got a bit much 🙁

But – we have a shipmeet tomorrow (four of us have had birthdays ending in -0 this year, making a total of 150, so we are celebrating our 150th which has a nice pleasing ring to it – we won’t discuss who is the most ancient of this select band) (*weep*) so it will be fab to see people again. And hopefully the horse pills will have knocked the headache on the head (pun unintended) by then.

HD starts his new temp job on Monday. So is leaving here on Sunday, and we’ll be weekends-only for a while. Having very mixed feelings about that – happy he’ll have work, happy he’ll have money, happy he won’t have to deal with the Jobseekers’ Allowance lot for a while. Unhappy he’ll be a 5 hour drive away and only here for a couple of days a week, mildly unhappy that I’ll have to do a lot more cooking (!), unhappy that I’ll have to deal with any other 8 legged intruders by myself, but mostly unhappy that he’ll not be here. Sigh – just desperately wanting a decent employer (anywhere) to notice just what an asset he’d be and give him a full-time permanent job so we can settle at last (and I can have a good excuse to not be a health visitor for any longer than I have to – not that I am any closer to knowing when I start, never mind when I can stop!).

6 thoughts on “Good day, bad day

  1. Bit of an uppy-downy day. Seems a bit more downy than uppy on the whole. Hope the downies manage to tip a bit more uppy soon.

  2. Right, first things first, have you seen a doctor about these headaches? If not, go now. Well, not right now, of course, but as soon as you sensibly can. Listen to me – I have my “mother’s” voice on.

    Hooray, hoorah about the extention. No surprise there on my part, but I know it will be a huge worry off your mind.

    Alas about the separation from HD which is seriously rotten, but some money in the bank will relieve some more worries, and it’s easier to get a job when you’ve got a job and you’ve survived that separation before. Industrious work on PhD while he’s out of the way and then quality time together when he’s home might make for a sane routine and if you’re cooking for yourself while he’s gone then his return will be all the more welcome 😉

    As for the spiders…. they’ve realised your irrational fear and are clubbing together to give you some aversion therapy without you needing to pay for it. However, I’ll offer to come and provide moral support if you’re paying travel expenses.

    The phone? People will appreciate you all the more if you’ve spend a few days incommunicado. Mobile phones are of the devil anyway. Think of all that money you’ll save not sending texts or making calls.

    Best of all, it’s a good day because you’re a special person and much loved by lots of people and especially by God. I quite like you too. What’s a few setbacks in comparison? And besides, life begins at…. er… well, some age or other.


  3. Congrats on extension
    Hope you guys enjoyed the shipmeet

  4. Yes mums 🙂

    Have thought of something else I can be happy about re HD disappearing down south. No more having to listen to the Archers while we’re cooking/eating our evening meal. That’s a big plus! (the things we do for love, eh?!).

  5. When did you last have your eyes tested? A sign that my astigmatism was getting much much worse (on the plus side, it now can’t get any worse without my eyeballs exploding, which doesn’t happen, as a rule) was horrendous headaches centred over one eye.

  6. You have made an appointment with the doctor now, haven’t you? I was wondering if they’re migraines (which like theses a lot more than most people do)- if so, I was given some brilliant pills which knocked them on the head (oh, I’ve just tripped over the same pun – how careless!)

    Anyway, here’s another thing to add, belatedly, to the good list: reading all this gave me a good chuckle, cheered me up and took my mind off my woes for a bit. Good job!

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