Monday, July 25, 2005

New Era

Last wednesday I was retrenched. Again.
Can you believe that 3 out of the 4 jobs I have had as a full time employee have ended this way? What a pain.
I am sad, of course. I had made some good friends here and i LOVED what I did. I felt like I really matured.
But it is time to move on.
Another era ends and a new one begins.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

New purchases

Last week was a bittersweet week.

In the space of 72 hours I witnessed the London bombings, someone broke into my garage and tried to steal my car AND my mother got married. Crazy huh?
Now, I am happy for my dear ol' mum and Miguel (her husband - it feels too weird to call him step-father). I am happy that these two people, older, with grown-up kids can have another chance at love. Giving my mum away was very special too - how many kids can say they have done that? The best part of all was that they looked truly happy and seemed to enjoy the night's festivities. Now they are on their honeymoon, which I am proud to say was completely organised by me - no nasty phone calls in the middle of the night so I think all must be well :-)
On Sunday, I woke up late. My husband was set on spending the day indoors watching movies so I took myself out.

These followed me home...

Madeleine Peyroux

I am LOVING my new CD!


New book...

The book I have yet to begin which is worrying me a little because Harry Potter comes out in 3 days...

Friday, July 08, 2005

London

Last night I sat watching a travel show and a news bulletin 'interrupted' the programme. Bomb blasts were reported to have happened in London tube stations and at least one bus. Number of fatalities were unknown and only an estimate number of injuries were provided. No one knew who was responsible. My husband and I feared for our friends there. We have been in touch with all but 2 and they are all safe. Thank God.

By this morning however, it was broadcast that the bombs were a result of terrorist attacks and the number of fatalities and injuries were much higher than first thought.

This morning, at 3.30am my husband and I were woken by the sound of our car alarm. Someone had broken into our garage and tried to open our car by first using a plastic coathanger and then by throwing a brick at the driver's side window. Thankfully, the window was not broken, only scratched. One mirror was also scratched but not broken. Cops came around and did their thing. Things are being sorted as I write this...

I am not scared or anything of the sort but just grateful that nothing happened to me or my husband. A human life is impossible to replace and really after what happened in London, an attempted break-in is such a minor thing.

My thoughts and prayers are with the British people in their time of need.