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Losing my Religion

This is why I don’t like religion.

What kind of religion would tell you that your belief is more important than your family. In fact, isn’t it a bit like committing suicide? Leaving your new born twins to be brought up by your husband, the guy who adored you, and you choose your faith over being a mother?

It just makes me mad, that a religion has so much of a hold over some people. I’m all for having a faith, just as long as it doesn’t split families up.

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Skydive

Oh my god!

This Saturday saw me jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet! I was strapped to someone else, but wow, it was just amazing, there are no words to describe it! I am SO gonna do it again!

I managed to raise nearly £1000 for charity which I am really proud of.

If you want to watch the edited version, you can do here

It wasn’t working last time I checked, but I’m hoping they’ll fix it.

I apologize for my language at the end!!

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Resignation

What I wanted to say:

Dear WWOTW

For the last two years you have treated me like shit and made me feel like I am rubbish at my job. You don’t seem to be happy unless you’re picking on someone. Well, from now on, that person isn’t me.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making me realise what a bitch you are.

I also want to thank you for all you have not done for me in my employment here. It has been sheer torture working for you and representing what you believe to be a happy team. Why don’t you ask everyone what they really think of you?

I have been offered a job elsewhere which I am going to take. It was a very easy decision to make, and I didn’t need to think twice. In fact, my new boss has already taken me out for coffee and bought me lunch.

My last torturous day of being in your company will be January 5th 2007. There will be a leaving do, but you’re not invited.

If there’s anything I can do to help with the transferring of my responsibilities, don’t bother asking because I won’t do it.

Oh and by the way, no matter how hard you try, you’re never going to look like Sharon Osbourne, so stop trying.

Sincerely yours (yeah right)

Serendipity

p.s Since writing this I have won the lottery and have bought the company. Since you can’t manage your way out of a paper bag – you’re fired. Fuck you!!

 

 

 

What I actually wrote:

Dear WWOTW,

As required by my contract of employment, I hereby give you one month’s notice of my intention to leave my position of IT Training Officer.

I have decided that it is time to move on and have accepted a position elsewhere. This was not an easy decision and took a lot of consideration. However, I am confident that my new role will help me to move towards some of the goals I have for my career.

I expect my last day of work to be January 5th 2007. Please be assured that I will do all that I can to assist in the smooth transfer of my responsibilities before leaving.

I wish both you and the Department every good fortune and would like to thank you for having me as part of your team.

Yours Sincerely,

Serendipity

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Apology and Update

Wow, it’s been ages since my last post. And no. It’s not because I’ve been playing The Sims, that obsession has worn off a little bit now.

The reason I’ve been so quiet on the blog front is because I have a big mouth. If there’s something going on in my life and I write a post, I post about what’s going on in my life. And I didn’t want to until I knew……

Last Tuesday, I got a call from a recruitment agency. They’d put me forward for a job, and the company had picked my CV and decided they wanted to see me for an interview.

I had my interview last Thursday. I was fairly confident the interview went well and was pretty sure I’d get called back for a second interview. But I couldn’t be sure.

On Friday, I got a call from the recruitment agency telling me that they were really impressed with me and wanted me back for a second interview. But I still didn’t want to post.

My second interview was yesterday. Once again, I was quite optimistic. From my point of view, the interview went really well, but I didn’t know what they thought.

Today I got a call from the agency.

The company want me!

Out of all the applicants, THEY have chosen ME!!!

I couldn’t be happier.

It’s a big law firm in the middle of Birmingham. The money is better. The prospects are better. I can get the train into work every morning which means that now hubby is working at home, we can sell one of the cars as we don’t need both.

It’s a secure job with one of the top 100 companies to work for.

I was that happy, I shed a tear. So I’m sure you’ll all forgive me for being on the quiet front this week. I didn’t want to get my hopes up, just in case, and I would’ve felt awful had I not been successful.

But now, I can smile, safe in the knowledge that as of January 8th 2007, I no longer have to work for TWWOTW!!

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Endometriosis

Back in March, I had an operation called a laparoscopy. To cut a long story short, as I know that some of you know this already, I’d been having really bad stomach pains and nobody knew why. So they performed the laparoscopy on me.

They discovered that I had endometriosis (click here to see a picture – don’t click if you get queasy) and removed what they found there and then by thermo-coagulating (burning off) the bits that they found. In some cases, endometriosis can affect fertility. (the picture isn’t of MY endometriosis BTW)

I was supposed to have an appointment 6 weeks after the op, but they had to cancel that one, and I had to cancel the other because it was while we were away, so my appointment wasn’t until yesterday. The woman I saw was lovely. She even showed me the picture of inside me, so I could see my ovaries and my fallopian tubes.

All in all it was good news. It’s all gone, there’s no scarring. There’s little chance of it coming back because I’m on the pill, and the best bit is it WON’T affect my fertility. I can still have kids.

It was such a relief to hear those words.

We’ve decided that we’d like kids in about two years time, so we’re going to start trying at the end of next year. It seems like ages away, but at the same time, I just know it’s going to fly by!

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What a FAB 24 Hours!!

What can I say?

The last 24 hours have been brilliant.

Went to a gig last night in Wolverhampton. I’d never been to a gig before. I’ve been to concerts, but never an actual gig. Granted, me, hubby and best mate were probably the oldest people there that weren’t chauffeuring our offspring, we all had relatively normal hair and weren’t dressed like punk rockers, but it was still ace.

We went to see a band called OK Go. They weren’t the main band, they were one of the support groups, but it was still them we wanted to see. We didn’t really know much about them apart from the fact they were from Chicago and had a mad video on treadmills.

They were absolutely brilliant. I want to go and see them again. I’ve been on play.com tonight and ordered both of their albums. I even bought a t-shirt last night!

I’ve also booked for us to go to another gig in November of a guy that used to be in Squeeze. Best mate has been to see him a few times and has said that he’s well worth it.

I’m going to become one of the cool kids and start going to gigs!

Today we’ve been to Alton Towers. The sun was shining and we only had to queue for 2 rides. And it was free because best mate got us some tickets from work. We came home and ordered a curry and now hubby has really bad wind and it stinks!

Tomorrow’s Friday, it’s nearly the weekend. Woohoo!!

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I ended up not calling on my Ma and Pa yesterday. I decided to go into town and buy a few bits for hubby’s friend who’s due to have a baby later this month.

The car has got to go back in on 26th September, but we’ve managed to arrange it so neither of us have to have any time off work. I’m fed up of using days holiday for crappy domestic stuff. Something to do with the coolant tank and the sensor on the dash?

The strangest thing of the day was at around 5pm I had a call from my mother. I didn’t get to it in time so she left a voice-mail. It went something like this (only imagine it with an Italian accent): “Hi Serendipity. Have you been-a see-a the news-a this morning? Bye-a. Speak to you later.”

That was it, that was my voice-mail.

Obviously I called her back and asked what was going on. Next door but one to my mum and dads is a shop. Its empty at the moment, but a Kitchen and Bathroom place is due to open in a few weeks. Above the shop are two flats. At around 1.30am GMT, Thursday morning there was an explosion in the flat, and a huge fire. Thankfully no one was hurt. Apparently it was a guy with a petrol bomb and they’ve now arrested the subject, but my Dad was on Central News last night. My Daddy is famous!!

Bloody Central News spelt his surname wrong though.

I don’t know whats wrong with me recently. I’ve had a headache for days and it wont go away. I even wore my glasses today in the hope it would help, but it didn’t.

I’ve also bought hubby a pressie today. He doesn’t know yet, he’s still at work. It could go either way. He could be chuffed to bits and show his thanks in a number of fun ways (nudge nudge wink wink), OR he’ll tell me off for spending so much.

I’ll report after the weekend……….

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