I feel like writing tonight, so I am warming up with a blog post.
So many ideas running around in my head, I have no idea what will spew forth when I pick up the pen. I'm hoping I might be inspired to work towards finishing an old project rather than starting a new one.
Today wasn't the best day. I felt awful, blocked nose and a bit congested. Headache too of course, and muscle and bone aches. Partly a cold, partly the FM. A couple of panadol knocked the edges off but not enough for me to find energy to do anything today.
I watched Couples Retreat with my mum, wandered outside a couple of times to feign helping my brother with his car, and played a lot of freecell on my phone. I did read some of my book though.
The book is called The Belgariad, Pawn of Prophecy, by David Eddings. It is the first I have read by Eddings, but won't be the last. However before I find more of his, I have to get through the other four books I borrowed...Book of Dreams by Traci Harding, Blaze of Glory by Michael Pryor, The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan and The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt. If you happen to look these up you'll notice they are all fantasy fiction. I struggle to read any other genre, and prefer the Young Adult section...although this selection is a little YA, a little A.
I did recently read Odalisque, by Fiona McIntosh which was brilliant. It is not young adult fiction, therefore I was faced with some very adult themes that shocked me. I am not used to explicit violence in novels, nor sexual themes...not of that nature! But really, a book called 'Odalisque', what was I expecting?!
Odalisque is the first novel of the Percheron Saga, and Emissary is the second. However I have encountered a slight problem in obtaining a copy of Emissary from the local library. It is out on loan...the due date....December 2009. There isn't much chance of me getting it!
All this reading is only possible because I am now officially unemployed. I have been turned down for the first job I applied for (which I will investigate on Monday, but I suspect I just have the wrong qualification) and I have sent out enquiries about TAFE courses that I could undertake in order to enhance my chances of employment. I would have liked to have been able to get a job purely based on my degree and charm, but unfortunately the degree isn't really recognised yet and I haven't had the chance to charm anyone...
I've never had to do this before. My first job was working as a kitchen hand, and I got it because mum asked the boss how I would apply, and called me into the store...I was wearing a tracksuit, possibly after netball or purely a daggy day, filled in a form and got a job. I worked there for just over 2 years. I then worked briefly at another pizza shop until I found out I was pregnant (and developed an aversion to 'real' pizza and could no longer work around ham). Since then, I've not worked at all!! I've never had to write a resume, or cover letter, or address criteria. I have no idea what I am doing!!!
Well that's it from me for now. Tomorrow I hand over a disc of photos from my last shoot which I will hopefully be able to post and blog about afterwards! *Must remember to get permission*
- ▼ March (10)