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I'm quite hot. Is it warmer today?
Nothing much to report.
in work early coz have some stuff happening at the shop but had to get up at twat o clock to navigate striking london.
I biked in. So fresh and lovely out, it was delightful. Never would have done it without the strike, God bless Unite. So fresh and pumped for the day.
He chased us to give him an account just for that.
Except Barry hasn't paid me and i'm annoyed, so i'm just going to do a really shitty job.
Lot of cbbc action already
Big hopes for a SNOWDAY tomorrow.
Going to make Apple crumble and a leek quiche, do some hoovering/ cleaning and keep checking the weather
Next time I'll let you know in advance, get on the train you can be here in an hour and a half. WIN
i didn't get much sleep and my brain tore in half trying to understand your first sentence there.
Basically he had the shits on Sunday night so can't go back to school until tomorrow, had yesterday covered but I have to take the day off today. Should probably take it to mumsnet
to understand, thank you!
Eddie Murphy's finest movie.
How's your son? Got back on the bike yet?
Back in the saddle on Monday, with no complaints.
In other news (can't be bothered to find the dadsnet thread): think we need to start potty training soon. With your two, did you just wait until they started showing an interest, or did you just go for it?
V was 3 too, but he was just lazy and would happily tell us he was going for ages before but go full on tantrum if you tried training...required a nappy fairy visit :)
Go for it and see how he gets on, worst thing that happens is poo and wee everywhere! I would recommend no pants as they feel like a nappy and loose shorts/tracksuit bottoms for a few weeks when you start...
is thewarn's standard going out wear.
I'm waiting on a man coming to look at my window. They're trying to fix the roof and I've told them they can't actually get into the roof from my flat but that didn't seem to put them off. Got a feeling they're literally going to come in and glance at the window then leave.
yep, done. think that was sub 30 seconds.
does my head in sometimes. OH WE ARE HERE WITHOUT WARNING TO TEST THE GUTTERS.
in full harnesses and everything to do it last year. Oh my mucky gutters.)
think it's my gutters that are the problem. they need to clean the downpipe but that's quite difficult so they don't usually bother but now there's water getting in and arrrgh just fix it please
that is involved in the removal of standing water is worth getting fixed ASAP!
really hurting this morning. even though I have the perfect body for landing and that (muscley arms and shoulders, lots of fat round the middle) its still a shock to your body taking some of the moves.
nowt planned this week so looking forward to London at the weekend.
The proper Olympic one, or the fun spandex and masks one?
which is good
Got a cool name/entrance music yet?
Imagine that's Wrestling 101, right?
due to being a wretched ball of sadness. Spent the day in bed instead. I'd made it through all of 2014 without doing that so it feels a bit pathetic to have done after a single working week back this year.
Hauled myself in today. Got shitloads to do. It all seems a bit overwhelming.
Don't be hard on yourself. first week in Jan can really suck, so don't compare it to the joys of Decembeer or last summer or whatever. It also doesn't help when New year resolutioners are being smug gits, but just ignore them- they'll all be fat and back on the bacon and fags again by March.
I expected to be all 'yeah I'm refreshed' when I got back due to a very low key and to the hols but I've found it really hard too. Back in therapy today, first time in months but I have no hard feelings about it so exercise some forgiveness toward yourself, you've done well coming in today and will probably find it useful to take your mind off things :)
Good luck and take it one step at a time.
Strange how these things work. I hope the therapy helps – now you’re off the pills that sounds like a good idea for that extra bit of support so you hopefully can stay off them.
I just need to actually start doing some work I think. I'll feel better without such a huge to-do list looming over me.
that all I'd be doing is dwelling on my mental state if I wasn't working - some of my best days are the really busy work ones cause I just have to be in the zone, you know? Really brings me into the present moment. Obvs there is a difference between that and an overwhelming workload - burn out is not cool but you can only do what you can do! Like I say, one thing at a time, you can't solve all of those issues at once.
It does seem to be a particularly grim January but it just feels like a step back after a depression related absence free year. I’m trying not to be hard on myself but it came out of nowhere and having to say to yourself, “I actually can’t handle my daily routine” is never easy to stomach.
Have a jacket and tie stashed in my bag like a cheeky bastard. Job would be a pretty big change, and a total culture shock, not sure the bureaucracy would be for me. But oh my, the money.
good for you, though. sounds exciting.
(also gl hyg!)
It's a digital comms kind of thing. Might not be for me at all, but good to give it a shot I reckon. Thanks for the good wishes team. b d
Burn is a bit sore, mainly just itchy, but worse is my apparent reaction to the different dressing on it I now have. I have had it on since Sunday and am scheduled to go back to hospital tomorrow afternoon, but where the dressing is has come up in sores and some of them are open, and fucking kill. Never had a problem with dressings before :(
I'm still not used to the "new" Android keyboard.
and I took long to get it sorted out. I'd say it was a pretty normal burn.
Brought an interesting lunch with me. It's in sight of my monitor. I'll build a crude vanity screen otherwise it'll be gone within the hour.
urgh i feel so tired and ill. had to find my way across the city on public transport first thing this morning. basically took the first flat i viewed cause i couldnt be bothered walking around in the rain all day. seems good.. 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, all girls, mostly french speaking (but a few of them fluent in english so good balance of immersion and comfort). in a nice area close to work with good transport links. 550euro including all bills. also means i save on not having to stay in a hostel this week. now i ahve to get back across the city to pick up my luggage which is in the lobby of a really dodgy hotel and im kinda worried its gonna be stolen when i get there. omg. imagine. my shoes :'(
And you've got a place to stay- great start DD, and must be a bit of a weight of your mind?
but so so so so so so exhausted. been up since 6.30 doing stuff (we're an hour ahead) and got completely lost on the way back here for 2 and a half hours. basically spent most of today travelling around brussels (carrying 50kg of baggage). the weather has been wind and rain, many of the streets are cobbled, i didnt have internet access... it was baaaaad. then when i got to my house i couldnt get the key to work and stood outside in the rain for 10 minutes until one of my housemates showed up. even though i'd met her this morning, i re-introduced myself. also then had to carry all my stuff up 6 flights of stairs (my house is on 9 levels...)
Still feeling generally positive. Boss was a pain yesterday but it just bounced right off as I've run out of fucks to give. Feels good.
annoyingly AFTER I'd had my shower and exfoliated my face and everything. I think it was maybe the rough face brushing that tipped me over, I am better now I have quavers.
I need to have some rings valued- can I just rock up to any old jeweller and do this?
With regards to getting your rings valued, I was looking into it too and it seems that there are only certain people/places that are qualified to do this - and jewellers will send the rings away if they can't do it locally, but it will cost like £60 for the certification and then a percentage of the value will be taken as a fee for the jeweller. At least that's what has come up in my searches as best practice.
Oh that sounds like a faff- I'll maybe take a wander into the arcade where all the jewellers are and ask around. If I'm just going to sell them then I can't be bothered with paying £60, but I may keep them, in which case I'll need to get the certificate. I guess. for my insurance policy. Argh I can't decide. I hate diamonds anyway, they are unethical and vulgar.
(feel better soon xx)
nice salty crisps :)
have a feeling he's going to be angry about how little work i've done but iT's NoT mY FaUlT!!!!!!!!!!!!
also the office has run out of coffee, again. this happens every month around this time, it's brutal. had to walk four flights down to the café. #harshlife
despite going to bed early, it literally felt like I'd forgotten how to sleep.
I also have a slight headache, I'm hoping it's purely coincidence that someone kneed me on the top of the head (by accident) yesterday.
This has annoyed me.
Pub quiz with housemates tonight <3
Only to find the appointment I had booked hadn't been booked because my details weren't on the system. hashtag the NHS
I'm enjoying it so far, although I haven't left the house yet and feel a bit lazy so I might go for a little skive to the shops in a minute.
got my first hot yoga session this evening and I'm terrified.
you'll be fine! my best advice to you is to drink loads and LOADS of water today so you are fully hydated and don't have to drink too much during the class tonight (it makes me feel a bit queasy if I drink in the class and if you're properly hydrated you can just about get through it with just the odd wee sip here and there instead of having to gulp down water in between poses.)
Is there anything I should eat/drink straight after? I know coconut water is meant to be good but I don't like it.
to replace the potassium
As PO says, try to drink at least 2 litres of water today. Don't eat for 2 hours before hand, you don't want to practice on a full stomach!
When you're in the class, try to breathe in and out of your nose only unless they tell you otherwise. I find that helps a lot.
If you feel sick/dizzy, try to stay standing and concentrate on your breathing. Its fine to take a step back to settle yourself into it. The first few classes are just about staying in the room and getting used to the heat.
hope you remembered to renew yr life insurance!
Just going to listen to new Sleater Kinney all day I think.
Someone make it Thursday please.
Thought you were a music fan.
as if they're clean. unfold them: covered in blood.
what kind of country is this
I might not out of solidarity.
yeah i was thinking about going tomorrow but now i might not
Ikea is living hell and I only went there a couple of weeks ago but bought the wrong stuff and only when I assembled it did I realise it was not a child's wardrobe.
But mainly solidarity with DD.
been snowing up here (northumberland and newcastle) on and off since midday
Might sleep here
And loads of beers and crisps
I'm a pedestrian again until the weekend.
and has like mutual friends with him. also i actually properly liked him but i don't have his number (he has mine) and i bet the first time i meet a single man who isn't really annoying he doesn't message me back cause only the really annoying men fall for me.
which is terribly grown up and stuff. £10k less than they wanted for it too, master haggler (still fucking mental expensive, but there you go).