Sunday, November 23, 2008

Keeping Out of Mischief

The temp job this week was much busier, not rocket science, just putting together marketing binders and sales manuals. Lots of photo copying and then on Thursday I stuffed 800 envelopes!! There are still another 500+ to go so I am back there this coming week for a couple of days.  A nice small company with friendly easy going people.  It makes me realise that I do like working in an office environment and having the interaction.  Plus being out of the house for several days meant I actually did stuff when I was at home - amazing!  I am not saying I don't love doing the real estate, I love working with people but it doesn't have the same structure.

It's true what they say about "ask a busy person to do something".  Friday (my day off!) I baked bread, made steak and kidney for pies, and baked some shortbread.  Saturday morning I cleaned my house, did laundry and put together the pies.  So I felt virtuous rather guilty than when I finally sat down to catch up on my blogs.  In fact I spent the afternoon surfing around and finding other interesting blogs, sad I know but I always love the ones about expats in France and their various experiences.

The snow is still with us but I have four good tyres now so I am a bit more relaxed about it.  Next on my to do list is to get the dog to the vets for his shots, and I suppose, start seriously thinking about Christmas.  This week I must buy cards, write them and get them in the mail by the beginning of December.  There are a few other gifts that have to go overseas as well.  

As I get older I find it harder to get excited about the run up to Christmas, don't get me wrong I love the day itself, getting all the family together, having a lovely meal and a few drinks but the commercialism now attached to it is a big turn off.  Although I expect this year it may be a little different.  


menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

I agree totally about the commercial aspect of Christmas and I always feel so bad for people on their own as it must be the longest day ever if you have no one to share it with. But Cristmas eve is the most exciting day of the ear and I love it. Glad you are enjoying the temp work - gives your life a bit of structure having a job. X

Frances Penwill-Cook said...

Thanks for dropping by at the weekend. Really enjoying your blog, your house in France is making such great progress, it looks fab!

The Boisterous Butterfly said...

I keep finding it harder to get excited about the holidays, but that may be because I am celebrating them by myself. I am planning on sending some cards, but that's about it. No tree and trimmings. I would like to have a little mistletoe to kiss a passerby under, but I don't know if they have any here in the Netherlands. I'll be glad when it is the New Year and we can get on with ordinary life.

Alice said...

Hi there, thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope to see you there again. This looks like an interesting place to be - another one to add to my favourites!!! I'm just off to take a snoop around :-)

Maggie May said...

You are well organized with everything from the sound of it. Puts me to shame.
Glad you are enjoying your temp job.

I find Christmas a bit of a chore, really. If it wasn't for the children....... well!