December 2nd, 2008

holidays sleeping

Weather and sick day rant

For tree weeks outside temperature danced around -2/+5 Celsius. And no snow since 12th November. Well, on Sunday there was a tiny bit of snow - for color mostly. So yesterday someone up there remembered that it is winter already. And in 9 hours temperature drops down to -20 Celsius. As I'm weather sensitive, there is no surprise that I fell almost unconscious on Sunday evening around 11pm and was in no state to do anything (except wishing for it to end - in any way, suicide included) until 5pm on Monday. And... they don't promise any snow for this week.
holidays sleeping

A tail-end post on whatever I missed in first one.

Finally came announcement about New Years days off. 1st to 10th January off unless there is something important. And 31st December would likely be an office parties day with little real work done. Although there is still nothing about corporate party - when, where and what new horror would they think of.

I've re-potted the flower that badly needed it. I have no name for it but it looks like some kind of ficus (spell?). Now I have to find some bamboo pole to hold it up - I didn't know it was going to grow that big! I've also bought two new plants - a kind of palm-tree and another flower I'll have to look up. I was told that the second one would bloom for half-a-year even in my dark room. And my white rose once again has several blooms. It was badly off and I wasn't sure it would survive, so I gambled and cut it almost completely of.

Mama was vocally against me getting more potted flowers. She has a point about needing windowsills for vegetable seedlings but I'm sure my flowers can deal with a couple of months a bit farther from window. They did well enough last year.

I've also found some time to visit Nika again. As much as I'm uncomfortable around children, I'm completely in love with her daughter, Margarita or Mika for short. It is nice to have someone you can spoil a bit. Strange thing, she is the first niece I can treat as one - in my family I have nieces older than me and younger aunts, and even then most live too far away or we just don't stay in contact. While I was tinkering with computer Nika got me hooked on Farm Frenzy game - not that I have any free time to spend on it. I'll keep it for New Year.

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Milhent forest

Writer's Block: Physical Education

Call it gym, P.E., recess, or pure hell, most people have participated in a class at school that focused on games and athletics. What sport or game did you hate the most when you were a kid? What sport or game was your favorite?

I wasn't good at any kind of sports, so I pretty much hated P.E. class. Most hated game was football (or soccer for Americans) There were only two activities I liked: skiing when we weren't running around the school but went for a long trip in the frozen bog; and playing badminton.