I was so bored at work today I came home at 2.30. I was trying to persuade myself to stay, but then my boss came and asked to use my office, so I had no choice (!)
I came home, still pmt-y and sorry for myself - so I went to bed and slept for two hours. Doesn't bode well for tonight's sleep, but meh!
I have Friday off - this is a good thing and means I have only two more days to get through. I want to get things done (tons of housework and washing needs sone, I wanna sort things, chuck things. I have two boxes of stuff for the charity shoppe - that if I had any energy I could eBay, but phew, too much hassle!)and cupboards and chests that need a big sort out.
I did hammer in two nails today - which is a start yes?
Oh - I put 'shoppe' - perhaps I'm feeling olde worlde?
I was talking with ironicdutchess
and remembering books that were in the home when I was a child. Not the well beloved books, but the others that were about the house. Ie a Child's encyclopedia about island natives eating explorers, with gory illustrations to match, and a medical book, which as well as graphic photographs of skin disease and cancer, had a section on how to survive an atomic explosion.
Cee commented that these weren't very politically correct and it made me realise that PC didn't really exist when I was little! A friend's pet dog was called n*gger for example - and, whilst we as children knew this was wrong, the expected and respectful terminology was 'coloured' and 'half-caste' (which, to be fair would have been an odd name for a dog!) - jesting aside though - It makes me feel old!
I also remember a child's version of Pilgrim's Progress which gave me nightmares for a fortnight after I read it and I would never even dare touch the book again.
Mum had a thousand Mills & Boon books, Dad read Dennis Wheatley and Reader's Digest and my brothers had Commando Cartoon books with wartime heroics (and a lot of h/c in hindsight, all that soldierly love ... hmm, maybe I should hunt down a few!?)
I also remember the day I found my dad/brother's porn -but that's a different story! :P