General diary entries


My 16 days of annual leave are coming to an end!!
I have to admit, it’s been bloody lovely just having a complete change of pace, even though I have had a rotten cold and a hacking cough because of an URTI. That’s all but gone now. I still have a bit of a cough and the remains have settled in my ears so I feel like my head is in a bucket of water when I’m talking!! Really annoying.

But other than that, I got everything I could done for Xmas.
The house has had a good clean, the decs are up and the shopping is done.
I haven’t gone overboard this year. It’s only me, the hubby and the kids this year, and one of them is working Boxing Day!
My kids are all grown up too, so the ‘magic’ is a little different these days as I tend to get them what they ‘need’. They know about most of the stuff they’re getting, but there are a few stocking fillers they don’t know about.

So! I had my work Xmas do on the Friday of the first week.
What a great night that was. I won’t be able to look at our ENT team in the same way again!!
Just as well it was that night, because if it had been a day later, I wouldn’t have been able to go as the cough/cold set in that weekend!! Even so, I braved the local pub’s quiz night on the Sunday.

I took Dharma to Coventry to see her pen pal in the second week and did a little stocking filler shopping while I was there.

There have been TWO of Adam’s films released on Prime and Netflix over this two week period.
Both films have had limited releases in theatres, so they didn’t make it to our local screens, so I had to wait to see them via these platforms.
The Report on Prime and Marriage Story on Netflix.
Both are excellent but Marriage Story is absolutely amazing and Adam’s performance is stunning. It is also getting a lot of buzz around awards.

Speaking of Adam films.


The Rise of Skywalker is now only 10 days away.
At midnight on the 18th December, I will be sat in my local cinema, eagerly awaiting the first showing of the film.
Excited does not even come close to how I feel about it.
What is going to happen to my boys?
Will Kylo get any kind of redemption?
Will Hux die?

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So what have I got left to do?

My bedroom needs a good clean today.
Because of my hacking cough, I have been sleeping on the sofa away from Ian, who is immunocompromised because of his medications, and this has given him free reign in the bedroom and now it looks like the local dump site!!
It’s absolutely disgusting and he should be ashamed of himself.

Well, I want my bed back.
I need to get a few good nights sleep in before I start work again, and I’m going back to a tough week!
I do 12.5 hour shifts and I am doing 2 on, 1 off, 2 on, 1 off, 2 on, over the next 9 days. So 75 hours, and at the end of that 6th shift I will be staying awake for the midnight showing of Star Wars!

I am going to sit and write xmas cards this afternoon and probably do my usual drive around with Dharma and deliver them this evening, and then tomorrow, I am going to sit and chill and watch a few movies and relax.

No doubt I’ve forgotten something, but there’s plenty of time to pick up any loose ends.

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