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Monday, 20 December 2004

Two hats, two working days.

I'm sure this Christmas is approaching in a much more satisfying way this year. With Cath's wedding bringing the family together, lunch for Beth's Grandparents on Saturday, an enjoyable Christingle service yesterday, lunch with my old department (possibly for the last time ever?) today, and, of course, the surety that next year I'll still be working just where I want to be, it's provided a mental state where I'm content enough to celebrate Christmas in just the right way, perhaps for the first time in years (bearing in mind I worked two out of the last three!)

The weekend was chilly, but the company was warm - as I mentioned, Beth's grandparents celebrated fifty-six (!) years of being together with a meal at ours, followed by a drive across town to see Beth's great-aunt and uncle at her folks'. In the evening, we had an informal soir?e with Suzi and Andy. OK, so actually, it we a few bottles of Stella in front of the Father Ted Christmas special - still hilarious even after all these years - and discussed the units of measurement of pizza value-for-money (which is expressed in square-inches per pound, which sounds a little like inverse pressure. Don't be fooled) and many other things.

On Sunday, Beth prepared lunch for her folks (she's cooked a lot just recently, although I'm certainly not going to complain - the chicken was delicious, and she can make a mean pastas bolognese; did I mention how lucky I am to be married to her?) and we attended the church's Christingle service in the afternoon. If there was any less enjoyable aspect to the weekend, it was that Christopher came down with a (fortunately short-lived) bug on Saturday, and spent much of the morning on the sofa. Hopefully, though, that's the worst of the ailments over between now and Christmas!

Oh... just a word of warning. Christopher's found the button to record outgoing messages on the answering machine, so expect something surreal if you find yourself listening (13kB MP3) to it.

Back to work tomorrow and Wednesday - with any luck when January comes, I'll be able to eschew my "specialist" job, and focus on some serious supervision... I'll believe that when I see it!

Links of the day

That was a bit of a 'games' special, wasn't it! Something less timewasting next time, I promise!

Posted by james at December 20, 2004 9:27 PM

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