As the song goes, what a difference a day makes… At the start of the week, I had one those bad days that comes along once in a while. It seemed everything I did just didn’t work. But, there are two bright sides to this: 1) it’s only work* and 2) if you didn’t have bad days, the good days wouldn’t seem as good.
* Work? Yes. Hmmm. It was one of those days. I do try to leave work behind when the office door shuts, but there are times when what you’ve been doing (or been unable to do) nags at you. I guess it cuts the other way too. I remember someone telling me to leave your personal life at home – all well and good if you don’t have a life at home 🙂 (Ed: meow) – but the rest of us mere mortals? We’re not robots, so what goes on in life spills over into whatever you are doing.
Anyways – lets not dwell on the fleetingly negative! Thursday was a very different affair. As Mrs Jones was working late, I was on school duty….. so I had the afternoon off to make sure I’d get away in time. What could I do in the 3 hours prior to picking up Wee Man? 🙂
I headed into town to pick up a Valentine’s gift for the ever lovely Mrs Jones. That done, I thought I’d drop by Hot Hair and see if they had anything in. I’d seen a nice wig on their website (Kat) *and* it was in the sale. Being in the sale, it had sold out…. pants. So on a whim I dropped by Debenhams because their wig stock (Ed: wasn’t that a festival?) is very good. I tried on a few – the ladies are very helpful and it’s nice and private – but I went back to my first choice. An hour later, I’m made-up, packing my bag for a night to Chameleons and I’ve tried my new wig on.
Despite a half-hearted attempt at another white-out, the Fates smiled and the snow turned to sleet and then to rain. Roads clear, I headed off to Chameleons. I was first in (Sandy had asked for someone to open up), so I put out the tables and chairs. I hung around a bit seeing if anyone would show (due to the weather), but after 10 minutes, I went upstairs to get changed. Unusually for me, I actually remembered my camera.
Thursday evening turned out to be a really good night. I had a very pleasant chat with friends, catching up with what they’ve been up to and I met two new people too. Dave and Becky. Both were nervous – and who can blame them? – but had plucked up the courage to come in from the cold (literally) to see what the group was like. I didn’t get to talk to Dave much, but I had a good long chat with Becky and this that and the other.
All in all, a very good time!
[ Today’s lyric: What a Difference a Day Makes by María Grever ]