Monday, 18 January 2010

Resolutions out of the window

One of my resolutions to myself this year was to get back to blogging more.... obviously I have failed in these first few weeks of January. My main excuse is the pressure that I find myself under at work just now. It is the first time in all my working life that I feel swamped and this not achieving anything. When I get home I feel brain dead (yes more than normal can you believe!) and I just want to do nothing but play mindless crap on the computer or watch mindless crap on the TV. Normally I work well under pressure but on this occasion I am battling against pressure that I know is not necessary and I feel I am in danger of not delivering a good job due to the nonsense of the unrealistic deadlines... I liken it to the 'Emperors New Clothes' every one (except me and 2 others) are hurtling on without a regard to the consequences, not realising the damage it may cause ... whilst saying how marvellous it all is!!! *sigh!!*

The project is building up to a crescendo and the end game is sort of in sight on the 2nd February...... So not long now I suppose ....

However, I gave myself a jolly good talking to over the weekend [hating how this job has made me feel and react] so I have developed 'PMT' not the usual PMT but 'Positive Mental Thinking'... and have had a great Monday .. thankfully if I felt today as I felt last week it would certainly be a Blue Monday for me

After my frozen kitchen pipes last Saturday (and burst ones latterly) I again became a Victorian housewife this week (I did all my washing by hand in the bath last Saturday!).
Came home from work on Thursday and we had a power cut .. it is a sharp reminder about how our lives are now a days... we had no lights, heating, cooking facilities, TV, computer, radio, phone (as it is a cordless it needs electricity).. to add insult to injury my mobile was on its last legs battery wise too.....
I sat in candle light until 23.20 hours ... playing stupid [off line] games on the laptop until the battery died on that too.... I may have to buy a piano if this continues at least we could have a sing song.

It did get me thinking though how did our ancestors cope in the evenings way back then ... maybe they told jokes to one another... taken from a book I have which was published in 1898

'why should the male sex avoid the letter A?'
'cos it makes a men mean'

'why is the letter U a most uncertain letter?'
'because it is always in doubt'

'why is an eclipse like a man whipping his boy?'
'It's a hiding of a sun'

'what herb is most injurious to a lady's beauty?'

'why does a miller wear a white cap?'
To cover his head'

Please, please, please let me never have a power cut again ...............


Daddy Papersurfer said...

This only goes to show that my theory of work being extremely bad for one's health is correct ...... still, it's quite nice having an 'end' date which isn't that far away. I hope in the final analysis you have a sense of pride ....... [ooooo, that sounded a bit sensible ..... sorrrrrrry]

70steen said...

DP ~ is that really you ?? How very grown up *snigger*
Yes I feel that your theory may well be correct .. but if challenged that I ever said this, I will put it down to work pressures... ;-)

fracas said...

I'd have thought you'd cope with the power cut by knitting something? After all... I hear DP is itching for some new pieces from you.


(Work pressures really do take the fun out of even the at home time. Perhaps you need some bubble bath time with some Donny on the MP3?)


nursemyra said...

oh dear, those jokes are worse than Archie's.

70steen said...

Superb suggestion Dear Frac .. I think I will switch off all the lights and have a bit of Donny and bubbles this weekend ;-)

70steen said...

oops sorry NM .... surely they can't be THAT bad???

I have no idea why the last one is a joke btw??? Mind you the others are in doubt!

nursemyra said...

sorry darlin' I'm afraid they are ;-)

70steen said...

lol :-D

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I agree with NM ...... dreadful

70steen said...

thank goodness for modern ways then! .. coz this is what tickled our ancestors ... oh and me too when I had to go without 21st Century applications and energies .... ;-)

[yes okay they are dreadful....*rolls eyes*]