Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Getting a grip

Well, I've had a mope, sworn at the cat, felt like a complete idiot, and sulked for a few days. Now, though, I've decided that it's time to pick myself up off the floor and get a grip. I've got a hell of a lot to do, and I'm going to get on and do it.

My computer is fine, and is probably better than the old one - it'll cost me, but what's done is done. And through a good network of friends, I've managed to get some of the data I lost, restore a lot of my documents relating to the new company, and I'm now hoping that some new leads will result in a little business coming my way before the end of the month. I also managed to get hold of my marketing database, so I can begin mailing and contacting new clients again. All is not lost, and the police called yesterday to tell me that they've recovered one of my box files - I have no idea what's in it because it's with forensics at the moment, but hopefully some of my papers and documents will still be there.

So, feeling a little better about life last night, I locked all the doors and windows and went out on a date. She was... well, nice enough. No chemistry, but it was a fun evening. And, bizarrely, Zooz was in the same restaurant on a date as well, so I even got a sympathy cuddle for good measure. And we had a good laugh comparing notes when we both got back to our respective homes - apparently my date wasn't quite "cute" enough for her liking. I don't know about that, but she was a TV producer, and dropped some excellent names throughout the evening! To be honest, it was a little too close to my rather lovely evening (well, burglary aside) of last weekend for me to take it seriously, but the arrangements had been made ages ago and I didn't want to cancel at the last minute.

I'm going to take a tour of the blogs I normally visit later, and would just like to thank everyone for all the very kind comments and emails I've received over the last few days. It really did help, because I was just a little bit miserable. But hey - life's too short, and there's too much opportunity out there to sit around dwelling on misfortune any longer. I reckon I'm due some luck, failing which I'm just going to have to make my own!

(By the way, anyone who uses Firefox should take a look at the Performancing for Blogger extension - it's outstanding, and allows posting to your blog without having to go through the Dashboard. Try it.)

28 comments:

j said...

I feel like saying 'That's the ticket!' or something as equally cheesy here.
And that's it. Nary another thought will come...shoot.

networkchic said...

I'm so glad you are 'recovering'. You are a strong man wdky...but you already knew that.

k o w said...

Good stuff mate, stand up, beat the dirt off, and continue on.

positronic said...

Nice to see things are looking better. Run with it.

kimberly said...

wdky: you certainly have had good reason to mope and swear at the cat. i'm amazed and inspired by how quickly you have picked up your spirits.

wdky said...

J - message received and understood!

NWC... thnks, as always x

KOW, same to you but minus the kiss.

Pos, I'm running, I'm running.

Kim - it's an honour to have inspired you, even slightly.

Sher said...

Wow, I had been away for a long weekend and came back to this post! How terrible and creepy that they were in your home, as you slept, taking inventory and running off with your stuff! And the balls they had to come into a house with cars out front and in the early morning hours. Could they have been watching what time you went to bed?

How in the world did they get in?

I am so sorry that you have to go through this. One word of advice: Safety Deposit Box! I keep all my passports and other items that are a bitch to replace in one.

Let's hope they recover some of your other stuff as well. All of this and a date? ... sheesh, you're my hero. :)

blueprincesa said...

that's what I like to hear... I'll bet you'll get some really big important client, and somehow it'll be someone you never would have gotten if you weren't robbed.

Tricia said...

You got to cuddle with zoozan.
That should be enough to at least make things seem *not so* bleak. The wonders of a woman's touch, from zoozan to your daughter to your mom. It's just a wonderful healing power.

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Winston Churchill

I'm glad to see you are an optimist wdky.
Things are about to get better.
They really are.

anu said...

I am glad you could recover some of the data wdky. I am so motivated by you. Just the way you came out of this stuff so easily and so quickly. Way to go dude :)

zoozan said...

and spookily, your post has the same title as the article I've just written for Baggage Reclaim.

zoozan said...

I'll go with J. That's the ticket, old chap. Chocs away and all that.

....and your date was very nice but I thought she wasn't quite your type - whatever that means, but I have a vague notion of what gets your juices going and I didn't think she would.

'A' thought mine was too nice...but I'm going to give it a whirl anyway, nice will make a good change.

annalis said...

I knew there was a reason I liked you. You are so effing positive. I love it and chocs away like Zooz said, even though I don't know what that means...

trouble said...

glad things are looking up. :) I knew you'd work it out.

J's Girlfriend said...

Good to hear you're bouncing back. Everything happens for a reason, you know... A fresh start indeed!

heather said...

there is he,....
lol
and i am not being picky but i think i did say i wanted them to find ALL of your stuff!

tell them i said to do it right damn it.

glad to see your feeling better.

Blondie said...

Glad to see you picking back up again. Did you get the media centre? *crossing fingers* ;)

((hugs))

I am truly glad things are looking upwards.

trouble said...

I knew you'd be up and back at it before long. I'm glad to hear that things are looking up. *smooches*

New York Moments said...

Glad you're OK. :-)

kimmyk said...

glad to see you found the bright side....and things are looking up.

poor puss though. probably had no idea what was goin' on. LOL!

paula said...

kisses kisses kisses and some hugs too...it's good to have u back

NML said...

I'm glad that you're in good form and yes, I owe you an email! When I get a moment, I will also check out that extension.

sky said...

The only thing you can do is move on. It sucks what happened, but things can only look up right? You have the entire globe of bloggers hoping for the best and hoping that the assmunch that did this is brought to justice.

It is good to see you on the blog again and keep us updated.

Kisses and hugs, my dear!

Emma said...

I dont know what an extension is, I am not even sure if I have ever used a firefox, but in light of your recent foul luck, you have my sympathy in spades, even if I would just used it to get your guard down a little ;)

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Hey there,
I've got a sympathy sick knot in my stomach at the thought of how awful this experience must be. Feel better and go on a date with a hottie.

el Jacek said...

hey man, glad youre feeling better :) glad you'll be getting at least something back, and glad you seem cheerier (at least in blogland)... shit happens, but you're doin' great.

Cheers man, and again, glad to hear you're doing better.

wdky said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone... I'm a bit pushed time-wise this week, so I'm just going to have to forgo individual responses this time. Much appreciated, though.

blueprincesa said...

I tried to leave a comment of your post above, but for some reason Blogger wouldn't let me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

*hug*

blue