Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Random nothingness....

Well, hello, all.

I did not intend to take a small blogging break. It just seemed to happen. The neighbours decided to have all their greenery removed from our boundary, exposing our gardens to one another, so there has been much laughter and over-the-fence chatter going on. Their new fence will be arriving in a week, so I need to get my old dilapidated fridge out and round to the front for removal before that happens.

I use the word "I" loosely here. I will be weak and feeble and call some friends of the strong male variety, of course. It weighs a ton. And then it rained, and got cold. And then I sat and made a list of all the things I wanted to make and when I started on a couple, I sort of over did things a bit again. Sigh. Not to mention the fact that I can't find some fabric I know I have somewhere, and then we had the P60 debacle on Monday. Give me strength.

I lost my tax certificates, (the P60s) which I needed to re-send to the Student Loan people because "you have been randomly selected" blah blah blah etc etc. I called them to remind them that the very place I needed to send them to had already made copies of them. Just send them they said. right. Hmmm.

11 hours, 3 black garbage bags of shredded paper and a full recycling bin later, I found them, in a file behind my filing cabinet, under my desk. Do not ask.

I have never had such an organised desk in my life. It is spectacular. But does not feel like home in a sense. I like piles.

And a lunch with more friends from 39 years ago, a sick friend and the spending review today for the country add up to the rest of my week. Exciting stuff.

I am sure I will think of more scintillating stuff tomorrow. I hope.

5 comments:

Needled Mom said...

It is days like that when I feel as though all I have done is spin in a circle. Grrr.

It has turned cool and rainy here as well. We actually had a wicked storm yesterday with lightening, thunder and hail. Very unusual.

Dawn said...

I am so glad you found your papers! Such aggravation it causes to be looking for something so elusive. I have a FB friend who lost the "branding papers" for her calves, and can't sell them without these documents. Seems to be the week for losing important papers.

Come on over and take a little trip to the harbor in Maine!

Anonymous said...

Vicky/East Texas...Glad you're back. When you don't post for days, sometimes I'm alarmed to think that something dire has happened to you. Thank God something good happen to you...you found the tax papers! Take care. Enjoy your clean desk...

Crystal said...

I hate spinning my wheels looking for papers too! But a tidy desk is a true bonus - and it will be so nice to pile it up again :))

The financial situation and impending changes in the UK were all the news here today. I hope it works out without being total chaos and desperation for everyone, especially families and women and children. It's such a hard thing to work through and the marginalized are always hit the hardest, I think.

Do show us pictures of the fence project, please! I'm back to grating carrots for the freezer - up to 40 cups now. Lots of it will go to our girls so they can use them in baking, soups, stews and casseroles this winter. Take care - and don't overdo it!

Fran said...

Ah no, I sympathise. Have been searching for my birth certificate for ages and only found it by chance with some other papers. Desperate, desperate.