My cat has a bad habit of sitting on my lap whenever I'm anywhere close to a sitting position, and I feel so bad moving her that it often results in me staying sitting and letting her rest a tiny adorable head while I should be doing other things. Like filling out important forms. Like today. As a result I was rushing at the last minute trying to leave the house (after watching the new Americas Next Top Model episode ofc - priorities, I got 'em.) It was a dry-shampoo-five-minute-shower kind of a day. Since I've been away so long, here's a reminder of what I look like, on a day where I was looking slightly better groomed than I am today.
In the end I made it to the form place, handed in my forms, went to the bank, got a phonecall from the lady at the form place asking me come back for another form, got that form, got the bus home, got a text from my sister saying 'I'm coming in town to meet you, my phone's dying!', sent her one back saying 'I'm on my way home, this is my last 10p of credit!' Doi! Serendipitously she didn't have the right change for the bus and had to go home to grab some, which meant she was late enough that I bumped in to her on the way back home.
After that the day took an upswing, and we had a fun time window shopping and then bought some filled rolls to take to Gran's house. I also had a bag of violet creams I'd bought from work to give Gran. She told me 'No more! And you shouldn't be eating them either.' She did say she was worried about my health, rather than my size, which made me a little more receptive to what she was saying. We were treated to some brilliant stories about psychics and ghosts and tattie-picking (potatoes) in the good ol' days. I really love my gran. I asked her if I could use some of her stories in my writing. Just talking about it again, instead of doing, but I am really thinking seriously about ideas for episodes now. I just have to get them down on paper! Or...screen. Maybe writing more regularly in LJ will warm up my writing muscles. I really enjoy having a proper read of everyones entries again, too. You all lead such interesting lives!