Quite a quiet morning at work, though for some reason I am consumed by anxiety. Think it must be one of those days – have taken one De-Stress pill so far, plus a few squirts of Rescue Remedy spray, and still I am keyed up for danger as if it’s just about to happen.
Which it probably is, groan – as I had to minute the Nursery Management Group at lunchtime. Children – double groan. I don’t even like talking about them – and the only good thing is we don’t have to have one in the group. Can you imagine the trauma if we did?!?
Plus, this afternoon, I had to do a VDU assessment for one of the Counsellors. Which is part of my remit. I don’t mind the principle of the thing – it’s the having to talk to people and sound knowledgeable and confident that gets me. Really, I’m the least knowledgeable or confident person I know. Though, actually, I suppose I don’t know that many people, ho hum …
Anyway, enough wallowing in my own angst. At this rate, I could make an angst soup out of it and feed a family of five for a week. Though, no doubt, they would have problems of their own. But the nice news is that Cathy has nobly nominated me for a Creative Blogger Award (and has, quite rightly, achieved one herself, so well done, Cathy!). Gosh, thanks, Cathy! When I can get my head round the instructions you’ve kindly left me as to how to do whizzy things with the icon, I shall endeavour to copy it to my site and wear my new badge with pride. Lordy, but how I love a badge!
Oh, and I think someone must have purchased a copy of A Dangerous Man from Amazon as my six figure rating now has a 1 at the front – hurrah! Though I suspect not for long, alas. But thank you, kind person –whoever you are! – and I do hope you enjoy it.
Other good news - Short Talk have accepted my story, A Question of Trust, for recording and selling later in the year - so I hope it will be available as a download from their site for you to listen to. Gosh indeed!
And I've finished Murakami's Blind Woman, Sleeping Willow - great stuff. A wonderful collection of short stories, and you must all rush out and buy it. The man can't do a thing wrong! In my opinion.
Finally, I'd deleted most of my work from the Writewords site, as I really don't want to be seen as a "serious" writer on there any more (whatever one of those actually is), so I'm trying to loosen the ties a little. I've just left the current stuff up, but I'll see how I go.
Tonight, I shall be trogging away doing the editing to The Gifting and sighing a lot. And I have my Wednesday sherry (Lord, how sad I am indeed) already lined up in my sights. Heck, maybe I deserve two? No, no, that way madness lies (as Lear would have said if I’d quoted that correctly …).
And “Heroes” is on TV later on, so naturally I shall be glued. Must remember to set the video for “Will & Grace”. I’m nothing without my American comedy fixes.
Today’s nice things:
1. Being a Creative Blogger – of sorts!