On working with men (and trying to understand them)

I┬áneed some help with a problem that’s going round and round in my head. I’d be grateful for insights…. *** Over the last few days I spent several hours working with a retired electrician who’s a friend of DB’s. We planned, installed and wired up the new lighting in DB’s aquarium. We went shopping for […]

On bright lights (and hospital beds)

Sometimes, I think I should just stop making plans. I mean, I know they never work out the way I intended them to, so I could save myself the bother of making them in the first place. Also, maybe God would stop laughing at them/me. *** This year, the company I work for closes between […]

On Advent decorations – part 4

<- part 3 You can’t just be traditional, you have to do some outlandish things sometimes. My Christmas box had been ignored. This is the result: The dark bit in the middle is the skylight, and the light isn’t the moon it’s a handblown*, handpainted*, hand-put-together* glowing bauble. My curtain stars are hanging away from […]

On Mystery Boxes

I returned to work on Monday and was confronted with a large grey-brown box. Apparently The Colleague got wind of someone throwing it away and decided it would be a good coming-back-to-work present for me. Today, after sitting and looking at it for 2 and a half days, I got The Other Guy to drive […]