Thursday, April 26, 2007
I decided to ride my bike to work today. By which I mean; I missed the train and had to leg it across three fields, a hedge and a herd of sheep. Mixed day of success and frustration. Feel like I am getting somewhere with my youth work, or more accurately, have got somewhere and am starting to recognise some skills within myself that I wasn't fully aware of. A nice feeling with a double edge as I seem to find these things easier working with the church and much more difficult when working for my top secret employers. Had some good ups with planning drop in, actually managed to produce a risk assessment without becoming catatonic with boredom and frustration, we're allowed outside to play football and all sorts of other fun things (last week saw me staring out the window, shifting from foot to foot like a five year old who's been told he can't go outside to play). The big frustration of the day was that I got paid, which meant that I finally have enough money to buy the mac book I've been saving for, and so went online to check it's still there only to discover that the model I was after has disappeared to be replaced by a better model which costs an unfortunate 170 pounds extra. So annoyed it's untrue. Not sure at all what to do now and I'm desperate for my savings not to melt away as they inevitably seem to do if I don't spend them decisively on the objects of my desire. Curses. Ahh well, thought it was time for a Happy Thursday as we haven't had one of them for a while. Came into Oxford for a friends birthday and now find myself staying at Guybo's as it was a more appealing option than catching a ludicrously expensive bus home tonite. Time for bed says I.