Felt better today - thank God. Or at least the world of work wasn't quite so overwhelming as it usually is. Probably because today is my last day this week and the rest of the week is mine - or as near as mine as possible, bearing in mind the amount of stuff I've got lined up till the weekend!
But before I get to today, I have to say thank you to Sue for nominating me for a Nice Blogger Award. I'm very grateful to be a recipient, naturally, even though I thought I leaned more towards Nasty Blogger, but there you go! I think this shows more of Sue's generosity of spirit and general kindness than it does mine, I have to say. I'm sorry though that I still haven't found a way of getting the banner for the Nice Blogger Award, nor indeed the Creative Blogger Award given to me by Cathy earlier on, onto the site. My technical abilities are sadly lacking, I fear ... However, undaunted by my web idiocy, I have decided to nominate Jackie Luben for a Nice Blogger Award as her blog is so lovely, and Irene Black for a Creative Blogger Award, as her photos are always stunning. Well done, both! But I'm afraid you'll have to find your appropriate banners either from Sue or from Cathy! Sorry ...
I also have to say that last night's "Gavin & Stacey" on TV was utter rubbish. Dull, flat and full of old, old jokes we've all heard or seen before. Triple yawn. They might as well retitle it "Terry & June" at this rate - at least T&J had more style. That's my moaning moment, in case you're wondering ... Though I did enjoy the adorable and funny/sexy Hugh Dennis in "Outnumbered" and will definitely be watching tonight. After "Heroes" of course.
Anyway, today at work hasn't been too bad. I finished off my Steering Group minutes, and am now heavily involved in rearranging the Student Care website. Quite a way to go yet, I fear, so please don't tell me the errors. Also had a lovely walk around the campus at lunchtime, and sat by the lake for a while trying to chill. Then had my interview with Susan at the Counselling Centre about the "Mindfulness" course. Quite a good chat, but we've decided that I won't consider it until next year - as I need time to cope with stuff that's going on now. Which is fair enough actually, and has certainly made me feel better.
Ooh, and I got my first payment for services rendered to Mighty Erudite Publishers today, hurrah! Thanks, Jools! So can pay my cheque in when I'm in town tomorrow. Along with the royalties cheque from my first novel, The Hit List, which came through today - that'll be £3.00 for the last year then. Sigh!... The riches of being a writer, eh ... I promise to spend it wisely! Ho ho.
Tonight, I'll think about my character studies for The Bones of Summer and chill watching TV. Bliss.
Today's nice things:
1. Getting the Mighty Erudite cheque
2. Sorting out the Mindfulness course and deciding against it for now