I took my old website down and rebuilt it Joomla. Partly for the professional experience. Partly because it was getting out of hand. Partly because I have more ambition for it than a photo dump. I remember I used to post my photos here too. There seems no autposter to cross post to FB and LJ, so what I've done so far:
We had curry four times in three days. I don't actually want to see curry again for a while now. We also stayed at the Raj Hotel - an Indian themed hotel in Edinburgh that I can highly recommend. All good.
In other news, I'm embroiled in a battle with the recycling collectors. My stuff hasn't been removed for 5 weeks now (except 0ct0pus took it yesterday, probably to stop me bitching). Always for some petty reason that isn't actually true. I follow the recycling rules to the letter, not because I'm a natural rule-follower, but because I pick my battles. Some things aren't worth the time it takes not to do them right. Anyhow, this is annoying me.
And finally - goals for April. Chunky but attainable - lose 5lbs, run 5km in 40 minutes, send off my RHS test papers.
Also on an emotional rollercoaster of a job application. More on that another day. Distracting myself with OTT work generally hides the problem, at least in the short term, so here we go:
( Kent trip )
Anyhoo, files have nearly finished moving across the ether, and I should go to bed soon. Off I go...
Other than that, from now on I'm limited to one useful chore around the house per day. The only exception to that is anything to do with plants or photos - I can do as much as I want there as they're both relaxing and sadly neglected right now. It'll be good to catch up.
Basically, I don't have to go back to work until the 23rd. Woot!
One thing - I want to get myself a cheap printer. Colour would be nice, along with low running costs (although I'm not going to print much). The crunch is that it needs to work with Linux (specifically Ubuntu). This is the sort of thing I hate organising with Linux, so if anyone knows one that will work...
We had our first ante-natal class yesterday. Along with the expectant couple from hell - they've had sickness, diabetes, waters breaking, separating pubis, wrong shaped coccyx, and the local nappy scheme didn't cover the expensive american nappies they'd had their eye on ;) Seriously, I've been blessed with an easy pregnancy, and I really do have sympathy for them. But some people just seem to be disaster areas that you can spot coming...
My mum's still ensconced in hospital. Which is great, because as she's now one week clear of any vodka consumption, she's actually reasonably pleasant company. Physically she's knackered - she can't even sit up of her own accord. If I were more religious, I would say that that sort of alcoholism is a demon possession - it sucks you dry of everything, then just re-animates you into a vicious banshee. Here's hoping it'll last a couple of months. Wouldn't it be great if she were sober for the birth of her first grandchild?*
* I know that this is probably hideously unrealistic, but it doesn't seem to help anything much to assume the worst is going to happen, so I'm just going to hope for the best