If it's not politicians, the recession or the imminent collapse of western civilization it's the fifth horseman of the apocalypse....swine flu. At least these harbingers of doom don't crap on your windscreen and they taste nice grilled and in a sandwich. Shame really because they are supposedly smarter than dogs.
I've spent the day at work poised, phone glued to my ear and ready to leap into action....nothing. After the frenetic action of last week I was reduced to reviewing policies, chasing up student 'stuff' and badgering the supplier of referrals. Still nothing. Ever the optimist perhaps tomorrows team meeting will bring something.
On the home front I dropped No 1 son's laptop off to a local repair shop. He is unable to explain how the plug in has broken although the repair chap spoke of it possibly being 'dropped'. Ho hum...let's see what can be done so that I can have the PC back. However, if it is broken again he will have to pay for the repairs himself because he may then learn the true value of things.
Otherwise life is humdrum and I do feel the need to change something. Some thoughts come to mind but I may have to wait a year or two. The job (commuting!) is taking up a lot of time and a colleague is leaving the team. The stress and bullshit of dealing with misery on a daily basis does take its toll and he was getting stressed over the smallest thing. I don't blame him and, although he could be pain at times, I will miss his presence, especially his humour. One big change for the whole family is No.1 leaving school in four weeks time. He is hoping to find work this summer and he starts college in September...training to be an electrician. In some ways this heralds a new freedom for me as well as for Mrs C. No.1 is on his way to becoming an adult and the apron strings loosen just that little bit more. That's how it should be.
So, lots of different changes and a general sense of uncertainty, both for myself and in general. We do indeed live in interesting times.