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Finally a day at home

March 25, 2007

Much as I love going away with my friends from the Writers Group, it was such a pleasure to spend the day at home today. It’s the first day at home I’ve had for two weeks. Much needed. And appreciated. I watched The Chronicles of Narnia, Love My Way (why oh why did Foxtel decide to rush through the season by screening double episodes), scanned photos and updated blogs.

But now I have five days of work and then I’m off for ten days straight including the Easter break. The first five days will be spent at home, then a couple of days will be spent with dad over easter, and then another day at home. I’m looking forward to some solid editing time over those five days.n bbbbm bbbbbb (if you’re wondering about the sanity of that last sentence – it’s a statement from Dorkus the cat as he walked across the keyboard. He doesn’t like me going away either so I’ll whisper about the plans for Easter.)


I’ve spent the last week at work throwing out lots of stuff. I can’t believe how much I’d managed to accumulate over 7 years. But as of Monday, I’m a virtual person with no permanent desk. All my Egyptian artefacts went home. All my photos, my Nanowrimo winners certificates, the pics of me and Alex from Moving Pictures, the flower calendar from last year which was no longer functional but looked pretty, the magazines I’d been cutting up, all have migrated home. And then I culled all the information, brochures, training material so that I could fit everything into one chest of drawers. It’s going to be strange not having my own desk, and moving every week or so as I need to.

On Friday evening I went to a farewell for a work friend who is moving to Brisbane. Sometimes, it feels that my workplace is a transit lounge, there are so many people moving on, sometimes within the organisation and others out of the organisation. I’ve lost count of the number of people that I’ve bid farewell to over the years.


Speaking of bidding farewell, we are saying farewell to Motivated Motion and Super Duper Fantastic in the blog-off as they had the lowest points after all the votes were tallied. I found writing my piece easy but ranking every one else’s contribution was excrutiating and I’m sure it will get harder as we get more into the competition. Personally, I wouldn’t mind if we all kept writing for 16 weeks and had no winner, and just donated the whole lot of the money to Breast Cancer. But that’s probably just me. The next topic is ‘Police’ and I have no idea what I will be writing for that one.
And it seems that I haven’t had any visits from people looking for porn sites since my Blog-off post. I’m sure they’ll be around some time, they just haven’t linked the terms together as yet.

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