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The end of the working week

I've been feeling singularly uninspired lately; I've been wanting to drabble but the muse has remained silent for the most part -- and in other areas of my life, things aren't going the way I would like them to, either.

On the job front, it looks like the usual summer slump has started early this year -- I haven't seen a single position that I thought might be for me advertised in the last two weeks; and it pisses me off because all through March and April, when I was just idly browsing in order to determine what kind of jobs I would really like to do, there were loads...and now they've all gone, of course. ::sigh::

On the CoRo promotion front, I'm afraid my geographical position's proving to be a definite drawback, making it well-nigh impossible for me to deliver a valuable contribution; and that's getting me down a bit, too.

Furthermore, my ankle continues to give me a headache in that 8 months after sustaining the injury, the joint is still stiff and sore, and swollen. It prevents me from wearing the things I like (skirts and high heels), and makes me feel frumpy and unattractive, despite the fact that I've been losing some weight, and should therefore by rights be feeling over the moon. Also, it doesn't help that I've discovered 3 grey hairs earlier this week, but haven't been able to find the hair dye I've been using for the last year and a half. Apparently, 'Blackberry' isn't that popular a colour in The Netherlands.

And I'm dreading bringing Leila home this weekend. She's been doing very well at my Mum's, has gained weight and is back to her own confident topcat self; but I worry that she may revert back to endangering her health by not eating and being too scared to move a muscle when she comes back to live with Clio, Manasse and myself again.

But, on the plus side, there's another episode of Doctor Who to look forward to tomorrow night, which thought does help to cheer me up a little. Now, if the weather will just co-operate, giving me a chance to make the most of my days off, I will probably even be moderately happy soon.


Jun. 3rd, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
So you have managed to lose a some weight? Great news! Have you thought any about some strappy sandles maybe with beads? (I am so totally a heel person, so I feel your pain.)

Job front: Well, there is always the possibility of that one we can't talk about...

Good luck with Leila.
Jun. 3rd, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
So you have managed to lose a some weight? Great news!

Yes, isn't it? It's irishabastard I have to thank for it, he let me in on a little secret, which was basically 'Cut the Carb', and it's worked! I've gotten my waist back, and lost a bit of the stomach; I'm having to wear belts now to keep my trousers up.

I have some nice flat shoes, but as I've said to freakspawn, it's not the height so much as the showing of the ankle itself -- it's still very swollen and about twice the size of the other one, so I wouldn't feel comfortable flashing a little leg this summer. At least, with trousers I can hide it, but I've been wearing trousers for the last 8 months now, and getting bored with it.