Welcome to the end of the world. When Armadillos eat brimstone and fly into the sky to rain fire down on us and then it rains a lot (obviously started a day early then - the Mayans got it wrong!). So party like its 1999 - which was also the end of the world apparently - Hmm!
Anyway my lovely fibromites, I've been a bit slack in not keeping up with this blog due mainly to the brightsparks at work putting me on reception duties and having me making up cardboard folders (repetitive physical work when I'm recovering from a shoulder trauma - you couldn't make it up, give yourself a round of applause LCC) So I told em, I did, that, ouch this hurts - a lot and they suggested I just did a few at a time - that might have worked if the person who headed up the deaf and hearing impaired team was prepared to wait for an extra day or two for them - guess what, they weren't! It took me 3 days to get through to them that me + lots of cardboard foldy things did not make a good relationship. # hurdle no 1
Had the Stage 1 review meeting and even after speaking to a lovely man at ACAS about LCC not counting sickness through disability separately, the HR robot still insisted it was company policy - eh? I tried to explain that Law is greater than policy but they would not budge so yours truly was stitched up like a kipper and put on stage 2 monitoring grr! The union rep tried to argue my case but to no avail when I asked him for any comment after the meeting he replied 'Let battle commence!' think he is actually champing at the bit for someone to take them to tribunal! #hurdle no 2
I really wish I had listened to my friend and stayed off till after Christmas cos I'm totally exhausted
My house looks like a building site! We have had a complete rewiring after discovering the legacy of dodgy electrics left by the previous owner! There have been so many holes drilled into the walls that we could have called it a climbing wall and charged people to use it! Also had some soundproofing installed and the silence now is deafening! The kittens had a lovely time with all the new places to hide and lots of small metal screw shaped cat toys to play with. My ragdoll, Cordy ate the electrician's ham sandwich last week - well I did warn them not to put food down!
Khaleesi also helped herself to some freshly made brownies and then the following morning, Lucien nicked two slices of toast out of my handbag! We do feed them honest! I've found the only thing that distracts them from our food is feeding them chicken wings. This scenario has ended up resembling something like lion feeding at the zoo! I have the scars to prove it!
Had a couple of lessons on Jerry and did really well and yes I was in pain the next day but enjoyed myself so yah, sucks boo and what the bosses don't know won't hurt em! I should point out for any newbies, that Jerry is a pony and this isn't some re-enactment of a scene from 50 Shades of Grey! Speaking of which, one of my Asian friend's at work was reading this on our lunch break, with the book backed in wallpaper so no one knew what she was reading. This reminded me of the time I was reading Secret Diary of a Call Girl on the plane to Amsterdam and I was trying to hide it from the little old lady sat next to me lol!
Foggy moments have included pouring chinchilla food into the cat bowl - doh!
Had a lovely meal at my friend's house in Huddersfield on Saturday. There were 4 of us met up beforehand and took the train, where we were entertained by a group of footie fans dressed in onsies who were full of more than enough Christmas cheer and were singing very loudly! Needless to say we walked down the train to disembark at the other exit! For dinner, the vegie's were fed Sainsbury's, nut roast which have to say was the best one I have ever tasted. Nomnomnomnomnom! I bet there aren't any left on the shelf now though!
Am I ready for the impending festivities (should we survive the armadillo attack) am I heckerslike! I am feeling totally bah humbug about the whole thing cos I'm in pain and there are no trains running on Boxing Day so I have to drive to and from Derby which I am not looking forward to! We have no decorations up apart from one candy cane hung from the kitchen cupboard handle for reason mentioned above. I think if we were to invest in a tree, it would be used as a climbing frame/cat tree/food anyway!
I've taken tomorrow off to watch the armadillos descend from the sky (I'll probably sleep through it anyway) I haven't eaten Magic Mushrooms honest!
I am supposed to be meeting some colleagues for a crimbo nosh tomorrow afternoon, hmm - watch this space!
Happy Christmageddonchanukasolstice - think I've covered all bases there!