Sunday, November 02, 2008
Halloween and my last day!
bit late i know but had to show these wonderful photos my Uncle Richard in Long Island, NY sent me, absolutely fantastic eh! Done with real American feeling!
what fantastic pumpkin pie all these would make! heck!
and the old truck! looks like attack of the killer pumpkins....
Our Halloween was fairly quiet, due to the heavy rain! and i think most of the children who came round were the same 3 or 4, just trying to look different!
still we have plenty of sweets left over... probably full of MSG and i am still recovering from the drinks that i think made my face flare up again, someone suggested i try that Aquarius soda, well it did seem to help with thirst, but then on Monday i see it contains over 20% sodium, not good for me!
and yes Halloween also my last day on this contract down at the two Estanco's... good last day, not good with clients because of the torrential rain, but good with las chicas, lots of chat in the morning, a lovely meal in a nearby Italian restuarant, we drove, the other option would have been to swim! i had pizza and the five of us shared five wonderful deserts on one plate afterwards, a little rose wine and two(!!) cherry liquers... and at 4.30pm back to work, rain let up a little to allow the customers to come and get their supplies before heading of back to the UK! friday was the last day also for one of the girls and the shop has gone from 5 chicas to two next week for the month! we exchanged pressents and hugs and kisses and said our goodbye for nows... they gave me the worlds largest leaving card and written lovely things inside to me... so a day of very mixed emotions... but we have email address and phone numbers and i am sure we will keep in contact...
photos tomorrow of the lunch!
now this weeks notes... i went to Ikea three times!?! Tuesday to buy new neck pillows, Thursday for lunch with friend i used to work for in Cristinas, also to buy outer pillows for the above, and Friday... because one of the outer pillows was the wrong size! so this was an in and out, no stopping for meatballs on my way and get home quick...
the mornings when there was no rain i noticed lots of dew on the grass on the way through to de la Torre, reminded me of when i was little and i used to run around barefoot in the garden in the early morning dew, destroying the work of many spiders whose webs were strung from blade to blade and glistening like jewels... then sometimes my mate who lives over the small field between our houses would meet me half way and we would race around the field in the same manner making the horses bolt... and yes still in our nighties! well we were little, and stopped when we were at least 30! no just kidding!!!
i had thought when i had come to end of this contract job i would be able to claim a little benefit for a month or so till i got another job, but i think it seems you have to work or acrue 12 months to claim 4 months benefit, so will check to make sure, but dosent look hopeful.
well now awaiting news if mom can fly and is up to a road trip, she sees her speciallist tomorrow, monday and we will find out!
An enemy always represents a weakness.
This might be fear of physical pain,
but it could also be a premature sense of victory
or the desire to abandon the fight
because it is no longer worthwhile.