I think I have moved into a different time continuum from the rest of the world, I don't seem to be able to keep track of time at all!
I thought I'd write a quick Five on Friday post to capture what has been happening in our lives. Just in case the alternative time continuum traps me permanently.
:: Catching up with an old friend last weekend reminded me of the importance to take care of my friendships more and make sure they do not dwindle. I used to have a weekly coffee with at least one of my friends but these days with full time work and a workplace that is off the beaten track, this is no longer possible. I miss a good chat. Having said that, the coffee has been replaced with a weekly dog walk with one of my good friends so not all is doomed.
:: The extension is now resembling the architect drawings. I worry continuously about something or other but try to tell myself that at this stage I really have no control over anything other than paint colour. We are going to loose the last of our temporary kitchen next week. This is to pull the remaining internal wall down. I am not that worried about a lack of kitchen but the lack of a washing machine terrifies me.
:: I survived another Halloween. I am a complete Halloween Grinch (before he was a reformed man that is). I just can't stand it. Richard takes the kids guising, which is fine by me. For years I have been guilt tripped into being the one opening the doors for the trick or treaters with their terrible jokes and sticky fingers. This year I couldn't bear the thought of it. I put all the treats in a big bowl and placed it next to the pumpkin on the front steps, together with a big note saying 'help yourselves, the master witch is out'. Then I retreated to a dark room and watched Star Trek Voyager re-runs on my computer.
:: Exciting development are happening at work and I may be still in employment this time next year.
:: The children are really awful. Actually, it is largely Annie and James that are awful, as Alistair pointed out yesterday when I was having a breakdown at dinner time. The two middle ones bicker and fight and shout and slam doors. Not just with each other but with everyone one else, too.
:: and because life cannot always be summarised in five points, here an additional noteworthy 6th. Richard and I went out for dinner. I can honestly not remember the last time before this. We went to Shilla, a Korean restaurant on Argyle Street. I can highly recommend it if you are visiting.