Having persevered throughout January and the first week of February I have abandoned the 365 questions. I think the idea is a great one, but these questions are really too dull. Maybe I should try to come up with a better set for next year, but if anyone sees me start with this same set next January 1st please, just shoot me (or the virtual version of it).
My excuse for starting the questions was laziness coupled with writers block. I had a desire to blog regularly but a distinct fact of creative ideas, useful recent experience or even the will to try to put pen to paper (or words to screen) in any meaningful way. So, the easy way out. Then I decided to join in with February Phtotofest and this meant that during this month I would need to produce two blog posts, which in itself is no problem. With the photo, there is often a story to be told, with the questions usually not.
Last year, I ran out of ideas for the February photofest but this year I definitely want to carry through and get to the end and I want as many of the photos to mean something to me as they can. I also need to get back to proper blogging, I need to write about what is happening in my life, about the things that are bothering me and about the things I want to do. I need to write about my relationship and about the things that continue to go well for us as well as some of the things that bother me. Like for instance the way that my menopausal symptoms are changing our sex life. Like the way my job feels like it is getting in the way of spending sufficient time together. Like the fact that I love my house but wish I could just walk away, the sale and everything done with. Like the ongoing stresses that my ex brings me.
But also I want to write about the great things we have coming up; Eroticon in just a few weeks and a chance to meet like minded people, great writers and bloggers who I hope will help inspire. Like the ‘Secret Dungeon Sleepover’ I have been invited to for Master’s birthday, like the CMNF event we would like to attend in the not too distant future. Like too the holiday we are planning for this summer and the break we are taking over Easter.
I want to get back into writing about me and about what makes me the person and am happy to be.
I want to get back to this blog and to moving this blog to the new domain I have bought but haven’t yet properly used. I will happily see February Photofest
through to the end, but I am not posting answers to inane questions just so that I can fill the calendar with a daily blog post.
What is the largest TV screen in your house?
These days there is just one TV screen (excepting a TV in the house that doesn’t work). Some years ago I got rid of the TV in the bedroom since it seemed to affect my ability to sleep. Now if I want to watch TV in bed I use my laptop.
So, the largest TV screen is to be found in the living room.
Name a person you wish you didn’t have to deal with today
My mum. As seems often the case I haven’t quite come up to expectations today. I have mislaid a cheque I was meant to have put into the bank for her and tomorrow I will have to deal with that problem. Today, I had to deal with her.
If you could do today over, would you change anything?
Maybe I wouldn’t wake up at 4am having a night sweat – the misery of the menopause – then I wouldn’t have struggled to get out of bed this morning. On the other hand, maybe I would change the day from one that I had to work, to one where I was tortured like this………
On a scale of 1-10, how is your health?
I am pretty healthy thanks. No serious illnesses and minimal aches and pains. Perhaps 8 out of 10
My favourite colour is…………
What’s the last thing you apologised for?
Master is bored with these questions, but I plan to push on. What’s more, when we discussed this question he suggested that I don’t apologise for anything since I am never wrong. This is not true and of course he knows it.
The last time I apologised though was not to him, but via email at work. I should have sent an agenda and papers out last Monday for a meeting which I will be chairing this coming Monday. However, I have been so busy and have barely been in the office, so didn’t send them till yesterday. I apologised for their late arrival. For most people it won’t matter since they don’t even read the papers before they actually arrive. I feel no particular guilt.
The most expensive bill I paid last month was…….
My credit card bill. December is an expensive month what with Christmas presents, food and all the trimmings.
I still have some to pay, plus this month I have my son’s birthday. Hopefully though, March will be better.
What is your favourite piece of art you own?
I don’t own a lot of art work. Call it lack of opportunity, money and generally time to think abut art in the home. but these I like…….
It’s not straight but I photographed it as it is. This is the little town in France where I have my apartment. I fully expect my ex to claim this when we divide our stuff since it was him who bought it and I know he likes it too. But I will just go out and buy something similar.
This is a small part of my glasses and other nicknack cabinet. The cat also serves as a candle holder and was bought for me by a patient when I left my last job as a frontline nurse. The glasses behind are locally made and were a wedding present from a neighbour I had known my whole life when I married. The mug was from my ex husbands grandma (will also be claimed I expect) from the silver jubilee of 1935. The bottle behind a gin bottle from Amsterdam.