Sunday, May 16, 2004

Death of my uncle

16 May 2004
10:16:00 o'clock BST
Feeling Sad

I just found out this morning that one of my beloved uncles has died. He had a brain hemmorage and a heart attack yesterday and wasn't responding to stimuli, so we knew it would only be a matter of time. The sad thing is that he has never ailed anything in his life, it was my aunt and my cousin who've been ill. Both my aunt and cousin have cancer and undergoing treatment at the moment.

I've told my parents to let me know when the funeral is and I will fly over to Dublin to be with them for it.

It is now 7.30 pm and I have just booked my flight to Ireland. I leave at 10 am tomorrow morning and will return home on Wednesday. I know he died quickly, but my goodness they are sure getting him in the ground quickly too.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Kids and viruses

14 May 2004
14:52:00 o'clock BST
Feeling Frustrated

Today started off well, but has slowly gone down hill since.

Work went well this morning, although the boss was an old misery. I found out later that is back was playing him up and he was in a lot of pain. If he would only tell us these things then we can help him. Silly old goat that he is.

I have just had to reinstall my virus scan program, and am now in the process of adding the 94 or so updates :-( I wish the kids would stay off my computer and use their own. I don't care if theirs gets infected with a hundred viruses, trojans etc. but I do care if it happens to me.

The christening dress is slowly starting to take shape, I have about and inch on the skirt finished and the pattern is starting to show through.I managed to ball up some more of the fine yarn last night, so I have at least one ball to keep me going over the next few nights. I only hope that my cousin likes it when it is finished. I'm going to amend the body, because I don't like the present design. I think I'll do it in plain stocking stitch with the sleeves matching the skirt.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Nothing much

13 May 2004
18:33:00 o'clock BST
Feeling Chillin'
Hearing The Rasmus

Well here goes, the first entry in a new journal.

In 4 weeks time my oldest daughter is going to be 16 and I'm dreading it. I remember those days well and know how hard it is to be one of the crowd. I pray that she has got a good enough head on her shoulders to realise that if she makes a mistake or gets bad grades in her exams it isn't the end of the world and we will be there to support her. She is a good kid and as yet we have very few complaints about her, but 16 is that funny age when you are no longer a child, and yet not quite an adult.

On the knitting front, I have been commisioned to make a christening dress for my cousins first child. It is taking a while just to get the pattern sorted out, but I think I have it. There's a few months until it has to be completed, and I hope that I can get it done on time. Whilst doing that I also have a very large sampler to do for my daughter. I only hopes that she will appreciate all the hard work that has gone in to it. I wanted to make her something that shows how much she is loved and how grateful we are that she is our daughter. Soppy, I know, but that is the way I feel about her.

Work has been kind of crazy these past few weeks, we are 3 staff down and everyone has to fill in, but I seem to be doing the lions share. I've stepped back this week and two of the other girls have taken over some of the responsibility at last. Hopefully in a few weeks it will settle down. Today I was asked if I would like to work at the hotel again, I'm not sure if I want to do it yet. The old owner is still there and I can't stand her, she is a pain in the rear end. I might think about it in a few weeks time when she has left the property.