Monday, October 17, 2005

The Ubiquitous Monday Recap

I was really struggling with motivation and a rotten sinus infection last week, so at short notice I asked for Friday and today off as a couple of days of holiday leave. My friend Stephen is in town for a few days from Brisbane (where he moved recently) and so taking today off also gives me some time to hang out with him some more.

I was kind of flat and uninterested at work for much of last week, and when I asked for two days leave it must have sent them some sort of message because on Friday I answered the door to find a delivery guy standing there with a great big fruit basket. (Nice basket, I thought.) My employers sent it with a card saying 'Look after yourself'. Which was very sweet, but kind of weirded me out a bit because it made me wonder what sort of impression I had made on them last week. Do you know what I mean? I wasn't sick sick, just feeling physically flat and tired in the way that sinus infections can make you feel. It was a lovely gesture but just seemed a bit out of proportion. Anyway, I'm grateful... and does anyone want a mango?

I hung around the house and didn't do much on Friday, then went over to Bodhi's crib in the evening to watch some DVDs. On Saturday I did some volunteer work at my Buddhist centre, caught up with my friend Stephen in the afternoon and then went to see The Producers in the evening. Yesterday I had another fairly chilled out day, went into the Buddhist centre again to unpack more books and then worked a bit on my costume for the Trafalgar Dinner next weekend. In the afternoon I went and helped my friend Judy plan the shopping list and order of prep for all the food for the Trafalgar Dinner (all 19th c recipes), and we worked on some of the decorations. Today I'm off to catch up with Stephen again before he heads back to Brisbane tomorrow.

So it has been a nice few days, a blend of restful and social. Oh, and some nice fruit.

6 comments:

Sunshine said...

Oh oh! Mangoes rock!!!! :)

The Other Andrew said...

Blech! Soooo not a fan. I'm not even keen on the smell. How much is air freight to BrisVegas?...

Michael said...

I'd kill for a gift basket right now.

The Other Andrew said...

Mmmm fruit basket, my favourite kind. Michael, when you visit our fair shores next year (hopefully) I will have a basket waiting for you, m'kay?

luscious loulou said...

Sheesh, no pleasin' you when you're feeling flat is there? ::shakin' my head so sadly::

Me, on the other hand, I'm one of those chickees who absolutely adore mangos. I buy them frozen and chunked up and make smoothies, day or night with a splash of vanilla with 1% milk or just mangos and vanilla soy milk. It's like an orgasm of delight in my mouth.

Hope you're not so flat these fine days, Andrew.


loulou

The Other Andrew said...

Loulou, things are great these days, that was just a 'biorhythm triple critical' or some other such aberration. I don't know why I dislike mango so much, but as I said even the smell doesn't appeal. I like to call my self 'unique' rather than 'odd'.