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People are psychic

I've been feeling sad about the length of time since I've been home and the length of time since I'll be able to go back, and just realising actually how desperately I missed everyone.

So tonight as I sat contemplating whether 11:30 pm in their country made it too late to call someone and cry on thier shoulder, imagine my gratification to have the persuns I'd been thinking of phone me.

So I cried. WHich is the sort of thing I do occasionally, even when I can't blame it on the hormones. And there was a lot of I love you I adore you I miss you so much why aren't you here with me . We had a lovely chat in between the sniffling and caught up on everything that was happening in everyone's life, and I promised to call them soon and they said because it's pretty pricey to phone England they usually ring my mother to ask what's happening with me and tell her that they love me.

All in all I felt rather touched by all the friendly love flung in my direction, and cried more than I will admit to in public, and felt a bit better afterwards. It doesn't of course resolve the problems of distance, or my seasonal melancholy. But it is so nice to get that affirmation of affection back. I miss that. In England it doesn't tend to happen. People are much more wary and self-contained here.

Roll on February.

On a more positive note, my campaign of extracting pity from the environment is going spiffily as not only is miss_newham visiting tomorrow but Yugs have put their visiting grandmothers on the case and promised me cookies.

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(no subject) - whispersinink - Dec. 7th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
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rainsinger
Dec. 7th, 2004 06:13 pm (UTC)
i knew it! you'd go to desperate lengths to suss out my accent! ;)

Thankee for the very kind offer. :)
saucebook
Dec. 7th, 2004 04:20 pm (UTC)
more friendly love flung in your direction :-)
saucebook
Dec. 8th, 2004 02:30 am (UTC)
p.s. nice new pic. please give my regards to Qo when you see her.
miss_newham
Dec. 9th, 2004 02:45 am (UTC)
Ta! Do you still work at Canary Wharf? If so, I must take you up on your offer of a tour soon.
saucebook
Dec. 9th, 2004 02:53 am (UTC)
well, don't mean to rush you but.... I sincerely hope to be starting work somewhere else by the beginning of Jan. Could be out of Canary Wharf for good as early as next Thursday!

Lunchtime or after work next Monday are particularly good.
miss_newham
Dec. 9th, 2004 04:21 am (UTC)
Oh dear! Well, they sent me back to work, so I couldn't take you up on it any sooner. And I'll be away next Monday... Don't suppose next Wednesday is any good? Well, sorry, you'll just have to stay in your job then!
birdie1986
Dec. 7th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
very coolthat they phoned you, must be a telepathic link. along with sending more love you way, can i sheepishy ask for your addy again as i seem to have misplaced it amongs the mess of sociology essays and healthcare presentations i have cluttering my desk at this present moment in time

you're always welcome to call and cry on my shoulder ;)

*k*
birdie1986
Dec. 8th, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)
it's ok i found it ;) sorry
tatian
Dec. 7th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
Enjoyed this!
What a fun entry. Thanks for sharing. I agree. I have those moments, too. Gotta love feeling the feelings.
rainsinger
Dec. 8th, 2004 09:39 am (UTC)
Re: Enjoyed this!
Cheers :)

How are you doing?
tatian
Dec. 8th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
I'm much better!
I presume you saw my entries. I haven't had the chance to update yet. But things are great here in Noa world! Thank you for asking!
mooism
Dec. 8th, 2004 02:24 am (UTC)
I would gladly visit you tomorrow (Thursday) and help you extract emotions of your choice from the environment, only I don’t know where you live. And I need your address anyway, to send you an xmas card :-)

I have no grandmothers left, only a hyperactive grandfather.
modalverben
Dec. 8th, 2004 04:30 am (UTC)
I have a tiny amount of relatives, none of whom I share the slightest emotional connection with, well, apart from my dad who rocks and also lives just under a mile away. Oh well, I suppose I'm saying be glad that you have loving folks even though they are far away, mine are much closer but not affetionate or loving in the slightest, I don't know which is worse really?

Oh yes, if you happen to see/communicate with tjej can you ask her to email me via the address on my profile, its about playing recorder on a song. Ta.
rainsinger
Dec. 8th, 2004 09:36 am (UTC)
I think for me it would probably be worse to be near people without sharing an emotional connection with them. I do miss people back in my old land terribly, but I do know i have the option of going back.

Although really the people i miss so terribly are not relatives, but friends. I've always thought that friends were like a family you could choose which really seems like a much more sensible way of going about the whole thing.

And no worries, we have transmitted your messages to tjej
miss_newham
Dec. 8th, 2004 05:37 am (UTC)
I'm only coming for the drugs, you know.
mzdt
Dec. 8th, 2004 05:50 am (UTC)
what time, by the way? I seem to be doing the lottery draw tonight so can't escape until well after eight... ;-(
rainsinger
Dec. 8th, 2004 09:31 am (UTC)
Jo has been and gone, but if you want to come I can promise you white wine and delight to see you. I won't be going anywhere.
rainsinger
Dec. 8th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
Liar, it was secretly for the socks.
Tsk.
mzdt
Dec. 8th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
not to mention the rock n'roll (to go with the socks and the drugs...)
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