May 5th, 2007

Loz Cola

The life of Loz...

For the past week I've been living with my older brother, his girlfriend and their two cats. I'm going to be house-sitting and cat-sitting for Jez and Rachel as they go off on holiday to New Zealand for a month - and they wanted the cats to get used to me. So, as of tomorrow, I shall be living alone (well, devoid of human company) for the first time in my life.

I'm looking forward to it. Quite possibly more than I should. But I am twenty-three, dammit - and now is the time to start being more independent (please do not be mentioning that this should have been occuring several years ago.) I've got a shopping list and a plan in my mind as to when I want to do certain chores and the bills aren't mine to pay - YAY!

In the meantime, I'm finally reading. Granted, I've been reading Agatha Christie murder mysteries, but I've been through three of them - and a Dick Francis novel - and it's been fun. I've remembered what it's like to escape into a book - a good, interesting, not too difficult to digest tome. And it's been good research, I'll admit. The drive is still in me to write my own murder mystery. Because, clearly, I can't just enjoy something - I feel the innate need to use it in some way. I somehow believed them all when they said 'never stop learning'.