Just woke up…


It would seem the sleep battle is not yet won, I just spent the last 2 1/2 hours sleeping again, damn these painkillers… although I did manage to stay awake most of today. I even did some work! woo hoo – trust me to work when I’m off sick! but still, I enjoy it so why not? some would say I should get a hobby but my main hobby is studying and is usually related to work anyway – what can I say I’m a geek and a nerd and that’s my idea of fun ;P (each to their own right?)

I am actually thinking of watching some TV tonight, the new show on E4 – Glee looks quite interesting… I haven’t watched hardly any for the last 8 months, the few programmes I have watched I have watched the whole series online over a few nights rather than waiting for a weekly episode on the television that I end up missing because I am too busy studying or working to think about putting the telly on, haha. Actually if Glee is any good I will probably end up doing the same with that… oh well

I should have been having my Quality assurance training today but my tutor couldn’t get to me cause of the damn weather, so the session has been put off till later this month. They have sent me the training materials and assignment by email though, so knowing me I will probably have completed it before they come – doh! The session has been paid for though and I want my monies worth so will try not to do everything and think of some questions to ask!! 🙂 The module first looks to be informative – Customers, Clients and Markets – looking at the history of quality, quality concepts, benchmarking, and quality gurus. Module 2 (next Month) will be a bigger task, but my kind of fun again – Statistics! *big cheesy grin* number crunching – whoop whoop!

I have a mountain of washing that I am trying to get dry but the damn dryer is still giving me grief, hurry up tomorrow when the new one arrives I can’t wait!! and it has just made the dreaded buzz again which means the lights are flashing and my washing is still wet… arrgh I best get out there and give it another kick!!!

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It’s snowing again…


… and I am freezing!! 😦

Okay so doing a touch typing course when you have a bad shoulder is clearly a bad move. I am in more agony than ever this morning, I have had to double up on my painkillers and intend to spend the day doing very little to aid recovery… RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation is the order of the day. hopefully today will be uneventful to promote this recovery period. Doubling up on painkillers also means that extra sleep is guaranteed (they knock me out). The main downfall of this method is that it will be bad for my mood, I hate doing nothing and will feel such a failure (again) at having achieved NOTHING in a day. I feel the main reason my recovery from this injury may be slow will be down to my own stubbornness at needing to ‘do’ something useful and therefore NOT allowing the shoulder enough time to heal… a no win situation as the longer it is bad the less I can do and the more I will feel I NEED to be doing things and will do things prolonging the pain = vicious circle… Damn…

Well I am going to try to stick with the rest today so I am off to sleep now, lets see how long I can stick at it!

And so the Weekend…


Well it certainly looks like this blogging isn’t going to be a daily occurrence, actually yesterday I was mostly busy preparing quality assurance documents for work and doing market research for the small business I intend to start, I wont say too much about it yet as its a long way from fruition and will only be a little sideline to supplement my income (unless it takes of amazingly but that’s just wishful thinking at this stage – haha).

When I wasn’t staring at a computer screen I spent the rest of the day battling with my worn out tumble dryer to get a load of washing dry – even in this freezing weather it would probably have dried quicker if I had put it out on the washing line! Thankfully my new dryer is being delivered Tuesday morning so then I can return to the ‘set and forget’ mode I had grown so accustomed to, phew

This morning was not much fun, i had to take my son out for yet more new trousers/jeans, I spent a fortune on new clothes for him less than two months ago but he has grown (mainly outwards rather than up) so much that he literally had just three pairs of jeans left that fitted him and considering I have to send a minimum of four pairs in when he goes to his residential college placement new jeans were a must.  To make matters worse I only went and forgot to take my painkillers out with us so by the time we got back – a reasonable 4 hours later (not bad for a shopping trip) I was almost in tears my shoulder was hurting so much! 😦 On a good point though i managed to resist buying more clothes for myself, which I am really proud of… I already have two large double wardrobes full of clothes and really don’t need anymore, plus I want to save up for a cruise holiday later this year so I need to stop spending so much!!!

My daughter is having two of her mates stay over again tonight so I will be ordering in pizza again, a bit of a tradition now. Although she is complaining she really wants ‘my’ curry, she really loves the curry I make and her friends do too, they all say it is far better than what their mom’s make or any they have had anywhere else. I should be pleased with the compliment but in truth I feel like a fraud and regular point out to them that its nothing special, because truly it isn’t. I just use a jar of curry sauce from the supermarket, diced chicken breast fillets and frozen rice, so anyone could make ‘my’ curry, but they say it is still special… must just be the way I cook it, lol

So, after we’ve had pizza I may do the KAZ touch typing course this evening, I type quite quickly but always looking to improve on every skill I have this will be handy to make me even quicker and yet another string to my bow (and on my CV) along with the Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity, Communication and Recording skills and Quality Assurance Training I am doing this month. I love studying, probably a little too much… I am due to complete my NVQ in Customer Services this month as well, and later this year my University Certificate in Business Studies, University Certificate in Contemporary Science, BSc Hons Health Studies and an unnamed BSc (all with the OU) I also have to do training for work including my ConnectWise University courses, MCAS (Microsoft Certified Application Specialist), CompTIA A+ and anything else that may be required that I have time for… but first I have to get this shoulder better so I can actually stay awake and pain free long enough to do ANYTHING!!!! arrrgghh

Actually being off ‘sick’ makes me feel really peeved, as I don’t do ‘ill’ and officially I am not ‘ill’ or ‘sick’. this is a physical injury, but the idea that it has meant I have had to take time off work drives me up the wall. from when I started my job last January I didn’t have a single day off through till August. In September my husband passed away and I had a few problems related to that which led to me having to have some time off, upon returning to work I found I needed to ‘use up’ my annual leave before I ran out of time and then it was Christmas and obviously I haven’t been back yet… Unfortunately all these things happen to have occurred since my company merged with another so I am sure it must look bad to my new boss, you know what I mean – this new girl is never here – sort of thing… So when I get back I intend to pull my finger out and demonstrate why ‘my’ boss considered me a huge value ( the girl that worked 8 months without missing a day – sort of thing) and hopefully my new boss will be as pleased as the old one 🙂

Time to place those pizza orders… ;P

Hello world!


An impressive Bacon Butty.

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Okay, so I used to blog but it has been a while… why?  To be honest I couldn’t be bothered, always had something ‘better’ to do than bore people with ‘what I’ve been doing today’ so why start again? Not really sure, do I have more interesting stuff to share now? Not really, do I have more time for it? again not really… but here I am so lets just see how it goes…

At the moment I am really struggling with boredom, I am off work due to tearing a muscle in my shoulder.  I spend most of my day either in agony or sleeping because I have taken my painkillers and they have knocked me out, not really conducive to being productive. Which when you are me is beyond frustrating as there is nothing worse than being ‘lazy’ for someone like me who has to have every minute of every day filled to the brim with things to do or I start going crazy with boredom… which is where I am now.  In the periods I am awake I can only concentrate for a few minutes before pain or drowsiness take hold, so I am achieving very little 😦  Yesterday I managed to stay awake for a whole 3 hours which enabled me to complete a course on ConnectWise University for work, my greatest achievement this week!

Today I plan to go out for a walk at lunchtime, it will be my first time out of the house this week and the exercise is much needed!  How I will manage this feat will be interesting considering not only do I have the challenge of my pain and inability to stay awake but there is also a thick layer of snow (and ice) outside with freezing temperatures (a high of -1).

Luckily both my teenagers schools were open today at least so I don’t have to worry about finding yet another way to keep them occupied whilst being unable to keep myself awake – haha

Well I’m going to have another kip now, then a yummy bacon butty for lunch before my challenging walk… who knows I may even blog a bit more later…