So I have goodish news. The test which I bought for sister yesterday was negative.When she called to tell me I checked she was okay with it and then tried as diplomatically as I could to tell her she's a frelling idiot and that she should be concentrating on the kids she has and maybe finding a job closer to home - or going down to part time hours. We've worked out that with working tax credit, if she went down to a 24 hour week her annual income would actually only be a grand less than it is at the moment. And she would be at home more, and my nephews and neice wouldn't be having their evening meal at 9pm...
I'm resolutely not thinking about this right now because if I do I'll just get angry and upset and right now I can do without that.
The movie of choice last night ended up being Garden State. Which I love, but which I forgot makes me weep like a big baby every single time. Possibly not the finest choice for last night...
I found it kind of odd that the two films I considered both have similar themes - the main character returning home after a long absence and finding that they really can't ever go home. Hell, the speech in Garden State puts it in words far better than I can so...
"You know that point in your life when you realize the house you grew up in...isn't really your home anymore. All of a sudden, even though you have some place where you put your shit...that idea of home is gone.
You'll see one day when you move out. Just sorta happens one day, and it's gone. You feel like you can never get it back.
It's like you feel homesick for a place that doesn't even exist.
Maybe it's like this rite of passage, you know?
You won't ever have that feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself. You know, for... For your kids. For the family you start
I don't know. But I miss the idea of it, you know? Maybe that's all family really is.
A group of people that miss the same imaginary place.
So yeah, feelin' a little maudlin today. It'll work out though, it has to right?
Anyway - on the cards for today, close the nominations for WKA officially (they closed at midnight) and updating the nominees list. If needed (which I don't *think* it is) send out the fics to be pre-screened. Code up the voting form and hassle engelsteorra about the database... *g*
Then I really need to get the Faith fics done so that I can post them tonight (once I get the icons done...)
And somewhere in that I have to find some work to do that is actually work because right now all I've got is converting 12 exam papers to PDF and uploading them to the catalogue. Which'll take about an hour.
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