I had a lovely day with work today and the festive spirit is definitely in the air with the office like Santa’s grotto.
I would have taken photos but it’s a government office and due to confidentiality etc etc never a good idea to share work publicly. So you will just have to imagine Santa’s grotto.
I really have nothing to say because I’m still in the moment of what a lovely day it has been. Chilling in the sofa with the cats like the cat lady I am and considering a hot chocolate in my brand new glorious secret Santa mug. Not so secret because I know who gave it to me.
I then came home to a huge box outside my front door from a floral company. Inside a basket with roses, bottle wine and box of chocolates.
I did get excited thinking I had a secret admirer then realised it was from my landlady.
Yes I work every day but as you know I have worked from home since April. But the past two days actually going into the office.
I have learnt something that I didn’t know in this time and conveyed it to a Health and Safety manager colleague today realising why I have a different attitude working from home.
Not only does it help me in terms of how my fibro and back affects me. (That hidden thing that no one appreciates how it feels because if they cant see it, it cant exist)
I realised that I have an issue working amongst people.
No, not because I don’t like them! haha I can hear you laughing saying that now, but that’s not true at all. I really love seeing my colleagues at work when I see them. They’re good souls and its nice because we are so tactile and caring as people with each other.
Its the fact that I realise why I have more an issue , its the background noise of people talking.
I knew I was kind of odd in some ways as over the years I would get slightly irritated when trying to concentrate on something, but I just put it down to pre PMT or some other irrational hormonal thing. At times I can get quite irritated that it can really distract me from something I am doing.
But its actually hit me on the head like a sledgehammer. I like to work in quiet. No background talking distracting me or people walking past stopping to chat etc.
I cant seem to concentrate in that mode. Which makes sense now as often my colleagues can work with headphones in their ears listening to music while they write up work, but I have never been able to ever, because I get agitated and cant concentrate.
And that answers my own question as to why the sound of a telephone ringing can really bother me and I have to answer it.
I mean I cant even walk in a park listening to music as then I cant concentrate at all.
Funny how I have been like this a long time if I think about it, and have just basically discovered within myself why I can get stressed. I just cant bear chatter chatter chatter. Only though when I am in chatter mode.
Maybe I am a freak of nature. Who knows. But I have come home and thought to myself at this age Liz, you finally find out something.
The outfit I am wearing, if you want it, get your skates on as EQUAL10 are changing over for the December round in less than a day to go.
For the Brows and Eyes from A R T E take a nice leisurely teleport and have a good browse. No pun intended. Or, is there?
Here in the UK we are basking in 28 degrees and I’ve seriously seen some sights that I cannot unsee, ever!
Right now as I’m sat on the bus amongst the sweet smells of body odour there he sits. Homer Simpson reincarnate with no shirt on, pale skin and red where he has sunburnt himself. Sweat dripping off his erect nipples as he laughs during his mobile phone conversation.
I’m sure it must be a woman on the other end. He is flirting, I’m sure of it.
I’m sure he is feeling pretty good right now. But the fact that I have him in my field of vision for the next 30 mins all the way home…..What more can I say. I’ve never studied nipples so much. I could write a essay.
I’m traumatised. I was expecting vin diesel today at the very least for this intense moment.
Oh hang on, this is reality!
Kei dress with boots from Legendaire (this dress has a hud too)
Ok its like 1.5 days to go depending on where in the world you are right now as you read this.
I realise Santa doesn’t exist for those over 10, but if he looked like this, I’m sure we would all be trampling over each other to sit on his lap.
I have just been to buy some vegetables for boxing day. People are shopping for some great famine it seems.
I do have to chuckle and wonder what their craziness is. But then I also feel a little choked as well.
I always feel a sense of guilt this time of year because of how lucky many of us are, and yet there are people who don’t have this period to look forward to because they are homeless, have no family, poor, at war, sick and just alone.
If we all took at least a moment out of our day and did something kind to one of those people, be it donations, food, help, simply time. Then we would have a much better place to live in this world.
Well it’s meant to be autumn. Though the apples will become sparse.
However my real world winter coat is still hanging in its cellophane from the dry cleaners 7 months ago.
I actually love winter a lot. I love boots and coats, scarves and all the fashion that comes with winter.
Strangely I always feel healthier in winter. Go figure on that one as it’s the time of year everyone around me is getting sick and catching colds and flu.
I’ve decided in my real life that I won’t be going crazy on updating my wardrobe for this winter. There doesn’t appear the need to and most of what I have the past two years has barely been worn as we have had these mild winters.
Now in my pixel world, that is a very different matter.
This outfit is the dip of the toe into autumn and the leaves falling.
Its Friday today and I guess I should be as excited as the rest of the population, but frankly nothing to be that thrilled about as I have been home from work for nearly 3 weeks now and will be longer to come for now.
I’m a soul who likes to be doing things all the time and I’m finding this being at home malarkey a bit meh if you ask me.
However I know for now its best and I crack on with it. So thought I would teach myself some photo shop today. Ok don’t ask me what I did as I have forgotten already!!!
With the thousands of tutorials out there on You tube, how’s a woman supposed to focus?
Today I found a thing called the Healing Brush and an effect called glow. Well its a start. I shall see what I can come up with but I’m messing with it in the trial period to see if I want to buy this bad boy.
I haven’t really done shopping events for a while but decided last night to visit a few and pick up one or two items.
I love a bit of Candy Doll and so just had to show you.
Raw photo below before Healing brush and glow so you can see the original tone as well.