Saturday, 28 April 2018

what I do best








... is being slightly random. I think I might go back to that for a wee while for my blog writing. My thoughts are like butterflies and I can't seem to rest on any one for more than few moments.

I am really falling apart. My wrist is sore, has been sore for a couple of weeks. It is a soft tissue injury because I have full movement and there was only minor swelling for a short while. I fell of my office chair during an online tutorial. Indeed. I was trying to pick up a sewing needle without pulling the headset of my ears so I wouldn't miss anything but it backfired big time, the chair rolled away from under my bottom. I am glad I had the presence to turn the microphone and camera off for a moment (after having been caught on camera with my pj bottoms the night before).

I didn't eat a big cinnamon bun that was calling my name when I walked past the bakery. I am regretting it a bit actually, it did look good. However, I noticed, that I can now lift up my belly and wobble it like a big jelly. Not nice.

I need more cardigans. I have only two, of which I wear one all the time. There is always a need for cardigans in a woman's life.

Friday marked Sam's last day of school (he still has exams). There has been lots of planning, eau de toilette was purchased and a haircut scheduled. He took the evening of work to celebrate with his year group. He rolled in at 7 pm. I am sparing you the details, I think all you need to know is that he has not been drinking herbal tea whilst out partying. I have just heard that all his friends are ok, including the one who broke his collar bone. I am hugely relieved. I sent Sam of to supported study before 9, for an exam revision workshop. He didn’t look his best. All he took was a paracetamol. I hope he has learned a lesson but probably not.

I went for drinks and dinner with a group of my mature students. I was delighted to be invited. They had three exams in one day and deserved a bit of celebrating. Most were my age or older and I didn't feel like a geriatric taking the kids out for a meal. I don’t make a habit of hanging out with my students but I felt comfortable because the exam is set and evaluated by an external professional body and there is no issue with bias and preferential treatment. I feel privileged to help such an amazing and hardworking group of students achieve a dream.

The garden is finally waking up. Spring is slow to arrive and take over from winter. It feels like we have turned a corner now and winter is backing off.

I experienced virtual reality for the first time. I am still feeling a bit nauseated thinking about it. It was at work so all serious. I was going to go on a virtual campus tour but the file could not be found and I was sent on an underwater adventure instead, exploring a sunken ship. A blue whale swam right up to me winked. It was creepy, it looked very wise and I was in no doubt it was real. The shoal of little fish swimming around my head made me jump. I am not going on a virtual reality roller coaster anytime soon, that's for sure! I wonder if I could get a virtual beach set up in my bedroom for those times when it all gets too much?

My mum's cat Figaro died on Friday. He was very ill and it was time to let him go. My mum is very sad, please send her a big virtual hug.

I am writing this on my brand new iPad. I am a super fast touch typer and find it a bit slow to use the touchscreen keypad but it is fun to have a new gadget. If by any chance you know how to insert photos from my iCloud photo library onto my blogger post, please let me know. I don't seem to have that option on the iPad, which is a bit annoying. I have another new gadget, one of those nifty pencils to write on the iPad screen. That’ll be really handy for note-taking at meetings. I have a habit of taking notes on random pieces of scrap paper and lose most. soon after. I am going to write my notes in rainbow colours, just because I can.

I am going to eat an egg mayonnaise sandwich for my lunch, with chives from the garden. To digest the feast, I am exercising my brain. I have been trying to draft a sleeve for my Sarah blouse. My third attempt remains unsuccessful.





16 comments:

  1. Sending a virtual hug to your mum xxx I have always wanted to try one of those virtual reality thingy's - they sound huge fun :)

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  2. Sending you a virtual hug too. I like random - why the hell not? I am a keyboard touch typer from many moons ago when I was a secretary so I am slow on a touch pad. I remember getting in all drunk and pretending I was fine but young ones can seem to get up the next day - I can't anymore! Glad you posted because I was going to email you to check up on you!!! Have a good weekend. Jo xxxx

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  3. Sympathy to your poor mum. I enjoyed your random post and now I want an egg mayonnaise sandwich too. X

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  4. Love all your randomness. Get knitting I say. How can a girl only have two cardigans, I wouldn’t survive lol. Glad spring has finally arrived. Inserting photos will need you to download google photos then you should be able to transfer from iCloud to there I think. You may have to save from iCloud to camera roll first. Easy once you know how :). Thinking of your mum. B x

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  5. Virtual hugs to your mom and you! Your randomness left me random feelings from sympathy to bemusement with amusement tucked in here and there, too. Thanks for the gorgeous photos and for posting, Christina. xx

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  6. Random is the best. Sorry about your chair incident and the wrist injury. Keep it in a splint if you can so it can heal without too much movement. So sorry about your Mom's cat, even if it was time it is hard. Hooray for your son, big milestones, the last day of school not the drinking of course!

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  7. It isn't a party until someone breaks a bone, right? I once broke my arm in college. I was walking to my job in the dining hall at 6 am, during an ice storm, before the sun came up. You should have seen how hard it was to convince the infirmary that I hadn't been drunk when I did it! I guess they were used to that kind of thing. I'm sorry about your mom's cat, that's never easy. I hope Sam is feeling better by now. :)

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  8. I don't think you can transfer directly to blogger. Dealing with moving iPad photos, no I should say videos, is driving me crazy.

    You can buy cases with keyboards for iPads and they work a treat.

    https://goo.gl/gj4Q2g

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  9. So sorry about your mom's cat. Random is fun! That underwater virtual reality experience sounds like fun!

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  10. So sorry about your mum's cat, I know how hard it is to lose one. Hope your wrist will be better soon. Falling of a chair like that is exactly the sort of thing I'd do, I think we have talked about that before. Spring is here indeed isn't it, although it's still cold. Hope you have a lovely Sunday. CJ xx

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  11. I think random is what life is and when people have conversations between each other the topics hop and skip around naturally. Sorry about your mum losing her cat.. I've lost many over the years and it's always sad. Will she get a kitten to replace him? Kudos for getting and iPad! I have one and love it. I haven't tried much to blog on it, however, as I love using my MacBook Pro for blogging. Love seeing your flowers of Spring! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. Sending a hug to your Mum, so sorry to read about the cat. A joy to visit and smile about you and your families antics, wearing pjs and getting caught on camera made me smile. Hope Sam is feeling better, they all go through this phase here's hoping it doesn't last too long. Beautiful photos, finally Spring has arrived.

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  13. So sorry to hear about your mother's cat.
    And so sorry to hear about your wrist.. I hope it gets better soon
    Lovely flower photo's.

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  14. I like random. I'm sorry Christina that I laughed at the 'chair' incident. Mainly at the sight of you reaching for the needle with your headset on, not the fact that you hurt yourself.
    Are you still longing for the cinnamon bun? Only asking because I am now.
    Have a good week.

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  15. Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother's cat and sending virtual hugs and to you as well for the sore wrist. Reading this post a bit late as we were away on a weekend getaway and had fun, but more on that adventure in future blog posts. I am nursing a shoulder sprain from a metro incident -- train started suddenly and I did not have a good grip and more on that in a post. Hope Sam's final exams went well and virtual reality isn't for me as I have enough problems with actual reality.

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  16. I love your random musings? I did smile just a little at your description of your bottom missing the chair but sorry you hurt your arm. Hope it feels better soon... and hugs to your mum x

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