Greetings and felicitations,
A day off today which made a nice change… well, a change from the two previous weeks of being on a sick note, but let’s move on eh? 🙂 So, first week back at work over and done with. Okay, one day physically at work and then – because of lack of transport – working from home.
Now, I don’t mind the odd day at home working remotely. It’s nice to get out of the office and have uninterrupted time to get stuff done. But, in all honesty, I missed being in and being part of the banter and general hubbub. I remember Sartre’s famous quote ‘Hell is other people’ and the article the accompanying article by psychologists disproving it. 🙂 We’re social creatures and not having the interaction – and no, I don’t think Facebook replaces it, that’s still text – is a bit… well, lonely. That’s not to say ‘oh, poor me’, it’s more an observation than a cry in the dark. Anyway, we’ve got lights in our house 😉
So being in let me catch up with workmates and friends (Ed: yes, there’s a difference 😛 ), clear some of the paperwork and email cruft that had built up while being away. A small box of choccies were slipped to the desk of the lady who’d kindly stopped to help on the day of the crash. No, note and no she wasn’t there. I suppose a low rent version of ‘all because the lady loves milk tray’. Not that they were Milk Tray and if you’re not a child of the 80s, I guess you’re wondering WTF is Lynn on about? 😀 You’d not be the only one. 🙂
It was Chams time again (yay!) and despite me being in two minds over taking clothes, I did thinking it may be for the best. Sophie was kind enough to offer me a lift and off we went, chatting away as per and dodging mad Audi drivers. We got in just before 9 and off I went to get changed.
Now, my arm’s been on the mend and I’ve been doing okay without my sling for most of the week. I did struggle to get my bra and shapewear on a bit, but Alison was kind enough to help my zip up my new dress (from Very in the sale). Anyhoo, as I was late – because let’s face it, it takes me an age to put my face on – a few folk popped up to see how I was getting on, bless them. So there I was, half made up laughing and joking with Alison, Rachel, Sam, Sophie and Val. Honestly, it was very touching that they’d popped along to see how I was. It really put a smile on my face.
The evening rolled along as per, although we had one new face along: Rhiannon (hello Mrs!). She was staying not too far away, so she’d decided to make the effort and come along. I saw Helen chatting away, so I ducked out to make a brew and hoping to find a gap in the conversation. Time passed and soon our paths crossed. We had a good old chuckle about things and that’s another cool person I’ve had the good fortune to meet thanks to this blogging thing. I also had a very nice email later on, but I won’t say anymore! 🙂
No sign of Maddy this time around, although a quick TXT meant she was okay, if not ‘in da house’ with the trans massive . She’s been doing some storming work with posters for Invasion…. which isn’t very far away either. Ooo, a night out. Just what I need!
Just time for a quick photo session – hey, we’re trans, it’s what we do! – and then it was off to get changed and go home. All in all, a good night and I was glad I made the effort.
[ Today’s lyric: What You Want by Evanescence ]