February 13th, 2007

Chicago - cell block tango

Annoying things.

Several irritating things about today:

1. I dropped a glass this morning, which makes two in as many weeks (although Paul dropped the other one) - pretty soon we're not going to have a whole set of anything. I wouldn't mind, but it was one of the nicely-shaped juice tumblers I inherited off David, and he's most likely already sold the rest of them. Paul managed to break one of the blue Coca Cola glasses we got from McDonalds, but I'm hoping eBay might throw those up for me.

2. I forgot my music for choir. Not too much of a problem, as I suspect we'll be going over what we started last week and I can probably borrow copies for the duration of the rehearsal, but it's the principle of the thing.

3. As it's half term, there are no children on the buses. This is usually a good thing because it means they're much quieter, less full, and on time, so I can get to work quicker. Except this morning the 50 had one of those annoying bus drivers who can't possibly be early and kept stopping all the time for five-minute breaks. Which I wouldn't mind, but he was leaving the bloody doors open and it was cold.

4. And my MP3-player battery died 10 minutes from town.

5. Also, having half term this week is most inconsiderate, as I was hoping to have a quiet Valentine's Day without having to contend with lots of people all over the place, and I suspect the bloody ice rink in Solihull will be full of irritating teenagers tomorrow.

6. My stomach is complaining about nothing in particular. I've been feeling alternately starving and horribly bloated (after eating), usually for hours at a time, to the point where it hurts. This morning (about 45 minutes ago) I was hit by a wave of nausea for no apparent reason and had to hide in the toilets until it went away again. I do sort of blame the mocha for that, as coffee doesn't tend to agree with me at the best of times, but it was an unfortunate necessity because I'm knackered. To be honest, my stomach hasn't been very stable since I was off work in July / August, and up til now I've been putting it down to the fact that I spent the majority of those three weeks not eating very much, and only eating mostly soup / yoghurt when I did eat, and that my stomach was just trying to get back into eating properly. But seriously, it's frelling February now, it should have sorted itself out.

I'm hoping it's nothing serious. I might give it another month and then go to the doctor just in case.

Also, my kidneys keep twinging in a possibly-about-to-get-infected way, and then it goes away again. Quite annoying, as I wish they'd decide either way so I can get some antibiotics and bloody well sort it out.

7. Collapse )

I just want the internet, that's all. It's not much. I'm not asking for the world, just the world wide web.

Why does nothing ever work any more? Why is nothing ever bloody simple?

I don't want to have to phone various helpline people on Thursday. That's not my idea of a nice day off work.

Anyway. One nice thing to happen today was that I ran into another Social Worker I know from Ladywood. I like running into Social Workers here; it makes me feel sort of enigmatic.