I see it's been a very long time since I posted on here. That's mainly because nothing exciting has happened. I've had a few nice holidays, been on many pleasant walks in the sunshine, occasionally seen a band I like, done a fair amount of housework.
I'm still getting through the many boxes - both in my loft and in my head. Progress is very slow but steady. Sorting through thousands of photos is especially time consuming but worthwhile.
Or obsession with the force
I am aware that I have a somewhat obsessive nature. Not that I obsess over life in general, but that I tend to latch onto one thing and live in it until it has run its course. Being who I am, this usually (but not always) involves a sci-fi or fantasy book/film/show.
A year ago today, I lost my best friend, my mentor, my closest confidante. Mum, your love was the foundation on which I built my life. You will live on in all those who knew you.
It's been quite a while since I last posted to this journal. After I handed in my notice, things got quite hectic at work as I tried to leave everything in some semblance of order. Three other members of staff left in the meantime and still haven't been replaced, so we were struggling just to keep the place open.
So it's got to the point where I am prepared to become unemployed in a financial climate that will make it difficult to find work.
- Current Mood: sad
Odyssey 5 was a great sci-fi/mystery story that encompassed humour, romance, supernatural, conspiracy and a few nods to Star Trek. It had a knowing, tongue in cheek feel to it that made it fun to watch.
Moonlight was an engaging mix of detective, vampire and romance story. It was quite traditional in some ways but with a humorous twist that kept it from getting stodgy. I particularly love the portrayal of the vampires as almost human (but not human) rather than the evil one-dimensional creatures of the old Hollywood movies.
Last week we had the planting for Mum's tree at her plot in the woodland cemetery. My brothers were there, along my husband, sister in law, aunts and uncle. It was all very nice and informal, and we went for tea afterwards. I went back there on Sunday and stood by the tree, watching the sun shine on the daffodils and listening to the birds singing. A robin flew down and perched on the tree right next to Mum's, chirping away. She would have loved it.
- Current Mood: nostalgic