I'm back!

Jul. 29th, 2011 02:15 pm
kribu: (mesilane)
Let's see if I can also post... I think I'll leave making a picspam post to whenever LJ is working properly again, especially as I haven't got any picspam prepared yet. So here's just a short(ish) overview of what I've been up to. (Erm, yes, depending on one's definition of short(ish).)

DiaCon Alley: great fun! Met up with [personal profile] ayerf at the Liverpool Street train station upon my arrival to London; we headed straight over to St Pancras from there and off to Canterbury.

Cut to spare the f-list from all the blabbering. )

The trip was absolutely wonderful, but now I'm exhausted. Didn't do anything yesterday, and now it seems I've picked up a cold somewhere - very sore throat today and slight fever - so I don't think I'll want to go out today, either.

At least I do have stuff to do at home - will have to start betaing [personal profile] ayerf's [community profile] sshg_exchange fic, the first chapter of which is already in my greedy paws. I'm so glad I got mine handed in before the trip - don't think I'd have the energy to deal with it now. (Also, that meant that I didn't have to be too scared of Shiv when meeting her. The Eye of Shiv is intimidating enough when turned at Other People.)

Right, glad I've saved this as the dozens of attempts at posting all day long haven't worked... *eyes LJ threateningly*

(Note: posting this to DW now instead, just so I wouldn't lose it. I doubt the crossposting to LJ will work either, but we'll see.)
kribu: (Klaas valgus)
I'm back from a three hour walk. Very tired!

Was feeling absolutely awful to start with - was nauseuous and dizzy for almost all day (we only managed to finally get out by 5 pm or so), and the first half an hour I constantly felt something between wanting to throw up and just falling over and fainting, and I was too hot (but it wasn't warm enough to take the jacket off either), and just really feeling awful all over, but then eventually it started getting better. I think mint chewing gum and getting to the shade helped. And after that, I was feeling pretty good already, just really achy in the legs by the time we got home. So it was definitely worth the initial crap feeling.

Anyway, here's more picspam from earlier this week! )

Hmm. Should try and catch up with some more fic now.


Apr. 21st, 2009 11:16 pm
kribu: (Kribu haigutab)
Just spent about an hour crawling around on all fours under mum's desk, untangling the awful mess of cables and reconnecting everything (and finding about five loose ones belonging to things we don't have any more) and removing a huge pile of dust while at it... I did try and not breathe too much, so I'm hoping it won't trigger a sneeze and cough fest. My poor knees are rather annoyed with me though.

On the plus side, mum now has a working computer and a new monitor - ordered it yesterday, arrived today. A lovely (I hope, it got good reviews) 22'' Dell 2009WA. It looks very sleek and shiny and all black. For some reason, it came with a wrong power cable (three-pronged; we only use two-pronged ones) but it seems that whatever the old monitor's fault was, it wasn't with its power cable, so we could just use that.

Tired now. If there's any configuring needed, it'll have to wait until tomorrow, together with whatever updates mum's computer needs after having been offline for a couple of weeks. Did about 6000+ words of work earlier, and also went out for a two hour walk by the river - found a surprisingly large amount of different spring flowers blooming, although they're hard to spot among all the old grey grass. Busy day!
kribu: (Vesi päikesega)
Some more picspam from the weekend before last.

Today, I really should go out for some fresh air again - yesterday we got a bit of snow and it was cold and extremely windy, even if very sunny later on, so I didn't really feel like leaving home at all. Today seems still cold (around 0°C now) but again very sunny and much less windy.

Cut for picspam. )

Should consider posting my exchange fics to the archives at some point, too, but... I'm having those awful feelings of uncertainty again. Maybe because it's been months since I've written or posted anything. Suddenly it all just seems too scary again. Meh. I suppose I'll get over it.
kribu: (Default)
I can finally has Internets again! *jumps around in glee*

Internet withdrawal for several days is an evil, evil thing. ;-) Although it was mostly the mornings that were the worst - nothing on TV on weekend mornings (not worth watching anyway). Took the bus to Pärnu on Saturday, which was nice, if very exhausting, and spent most of yesterday helping mum tidy up her room a bit. So at least it was useful time.

Let me know if there's anything I have missed and definitely should know about - I've had to skip 120 on my f-list and can only skim it at best, no chance to catch up properly, with work and all.

At least there is Internet again. Took the technician nearly two hours all in all, I think, and he had to go get a second modem/router as the first one seemed to be faulty and kept restarting every two minutes. The new one seems to hold so far. And it comes with digital TV (won't give up the old cable before we're certain this thing works well!) and I finally also have WiFi at home, so no need to drag a network cable around if I want to use a laptop.

Right, back to work... working at home today.


Mar. 9th, 2009 11:23 pm
kribu: (Klaas valgus)
Am incredibly tired. Once again. Still.

At least I got my work done. And was reminded that I had noted down end of March / beginning of April as my first two weeks of holiday this year, and that we're to get the next big batch of work on 18 March, so if I could perhaps be somewhat flexible about the holiday... well, I don't have any plans made, apart from wanting to rest, so I figured I could be flexible.

Thus I somewhat unexpectedly find myself having a week off starting tomorrow. Which is nice, I suppose.

The last week's been quite awful. I've been in pain most of the time - my back's not in a good state at all, and I'm getting seriously fed up with my right leg, which has been sort of achy for a few years now but more insistent in recent months. It's not a strong pain but a more or less constant one, going all the way from the hip to the ankle, but mostly staying in the outer thigh. Most annoying. I suppose I'll need to go see a doctor about it some day, but so far, it's been so... vague, that I've not been sure what to complain about.

I did decide to actually start doing something about this awful state of unfitness and stuff last week though, and am determined to go out for a walk daily. Have done so for six days now. Not long walks, staying out for an hour perhaps, and hardly power-walking, but it's enough to exhaust me quite properly for now - my legs start aching far too quickly and I have zero stamina. But it's bound to start having an effect (preferably a positive one) some day. I hope. And today was pretty nice, climbing around in the fresh falling snow and stuff.

Just finished reading Wishing Well, a Ten & Martha book... not very impressed. Most new Doctor Who books have been good fanfic level, this one seemed weakish. And I spotted several things I'd have pointed out as a beta.
kribu: (Okkad)
As I'm sitting here in the office, eating an apple, a question occurred to me.

[Poll #1351314]
kribu: (Latern seinal)
First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] lady_karelia!

Cut for Classic DW related squeeage. )

Earlier start at work today. Hmpf. Training. I don't really like training. But I suppose it'll be good to have.
kribu: (Klaas valgus)
We can has fixed stuff! The electrician came over yesterday and replaced all the power sockets and light switches, fixing what needed to be fixed inside. And he fixed all the lamps as well. We've been having the fuses blow at least a few times a month lately, and have been going through lightbulbs at the rate of a couple a week, so the situation was pretty dismal. Here's to hoping the new and improved situation will last. :-D

I have been branching out and trying new stuff lately. I finally got the courage to try the newish line of Hellus yoghurts - have had apple/spinach and pineapple/basil so far, and liked both of them surprisingly much. Tomorrow it's the turn of strawberry/tomato.

New work year has started off busy. Not a bad thing, considering that we're now thinking about getting the bathroom & toilet redone in the spring, too, and that won't be cheap. But it's the part of this place that really needs it badly, and we've been putting it off long enough.

And last but not least ... the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_exchange has started! SQUEEEEEEE! I'm so very much looking forward to all of it.
kribu: (Snape smile)
Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] mollyssister! I hope the day is filled with a lot of fun and happiness.
kribu: (Latern seinal)
A Very Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] ayerf and [livejournal.com profile] slyth_wolf!

I hope it's a day full of happiness (and good food and great company and lots of presents) for you.
kribu: (lumemänd)
Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] keladry_lupin and [livejournal.com profile] sc010f! I hope your day is perfect and filled with joy and happiness.

If either of you can still think of any prompts, I'd love to try and write something for you.
kribu: (pilved KUMU)
I just heard the line "sit on my shoulder like a little bird" as "shit on my shoulder like a little bird".

Granted, it's a live version of You Don't Have to Mean It, and Keith's slurring a bit, so perhaps that is what he sung. (And maybe I've always just thought it was supposed to be "sit" and it's actually not? Hmm.)

Also (and not related to the above), why use "fish-eating sea birds" if one can say "piscivorous marine avian fauna" instead? Now I'm just wondering why this report uses one in one paragraph and the other in another.

*gets back to work*
kribu: (kõrkjas)
Am still trying to wake up - had my coffee cold this morning, as I spent time giving Musti her pill and completely forgot that I'd poured the coffee out already, and it was icky and disgusting and I had to force myself to drink it (I do wish something, anything, else worked the way coffee does to keep off the otherwise unavoidable afternoon headaches, as I really dislike coffee).

And Pätsu just finally, after days of trying, managed to get my laptop out of the shelf and threw it down. :-/ I think it works - turned it on briefly and seemed fine, but I didn't try the DVD drive or anything else beyond basic turn-on, as all the cables are put away. It wasn't a big fall, maybe from about 30 cm, and corner-first... more like a slide, I suppose, and it is a business-class laptop which ought to mean a tougher shell. But still. Argh. That cat.

As I'm still too out of it to do much else, here's a handful of pics from last week and yesterday. Snow all gone, sniffle. Cut for picspam. )

Am tired and a bit achy. Managed to take a tumble down the stairs yesterday on the way out, as the stairwell was quite dark and I missed a step. Not a big fall, but my knees and hands didn't appreciate it anyway. I was wiser on the way back - still no lights - and used the phone flashlight. Which reminds me that I really should get that new phone I want, and give my current one to mum, whose phone isn't working too well any more.
kribu: (Klaas valgus)
Vet visit this morning went fine - although Musti was going quite mad in her hunt for water earlier, which we hid away from her - no problems with anaesthesia, it seems. She just woke up some 20 minutes ago, very confused and wobbly, but managed to find water, drink a bit and then get back to her bed, so she seems okay. Poor thing has a half-shaved paw now; I managed to get most of the bandage off at least.

And the vet just called with the results - Musti has diabetes, yes. Extremely high blood sugar levels. I suppose this explains the rest of the problems being so persistent, too. Anyway, we're to go back sans Musti on Monday and get pills, which she'll have to take for the rest of her life. I just hope this means she'll be feeling better once she'll get started on the treatment.

Best get on with cleaning, now - we'll hopefully get an electrician come over later today to take a look at the situation. It's been getting beyond ridiculous and rather more worrying, lately, to have fuses blown for half the flat a couple of times a week, mostly when turning on the light somewhere. And we're going through lightbulbs at an enormous rate, too - when we're lucky, it's only the bulb that explodes, without taking the rest of the power with it.
kribu: (Kribu taldrik)
Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] duniazade! I hope it's a lovely day for you.

(And one day, when I can have a day off again, I *will* be going through my Paris photos properly. :-D)
kribu: (Default)
Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] queenp71!

And another Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] chilliconcarne!


Nov. 1st, 2008 10:19 pm
kribu: (Kribu haigutab)
*waves feebly*

Apologies for not beind around much lately - I've made the occasional effort to comment, but mostly, I've just been too tired.

One more month of this to survive. Blegh.

Have mostly been working at home but did go in on Tuesday and had a camera with me, so here's a handful of extremely random shots. Click here for pics. )

Other than work, not much else has happened. Have barely managed to find 2x0.5 hours in the last few weeks to watch The Sarah Jane Adventures (yay!) and finally managed to catch up with a couple of fics today. Have to take Musti to the vet's on Monday, as she's started to leave red droplets around now and then - something with her bladder or kidneys, I assume. :-/ At least she seems quite herself otherwise. Am hoping it's treatable, anyway, needless to say (and more than a little bit worried, but trying to stay optimistic).
kribu: (Default)
Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] lestatswife! I hope it's a wonderful day for you.
kribu: (Kribu kell)
Stoopid Windows Live Messenger kicked me off and isn't letting me back on again. *kicks stoopid Messenger*

So here are a few completely random trial shots from today with the Pentax A40.

Cut for picspam. )

*is tired*


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