Monday, October 13, 2008

Weary Mondays and a good work review

Managed to get myself to work today, hurrah – had almost forgotten what the office looked like. I’m okay, if weary, just as long as I don’t walk very far and don’t make any sudden movements. Hell, that about sums up my life plan then. And at least I’ve managed to sort out the crowd of outstanding emails in my inbox, though I feel there will be more problems on the way soon. The refresher talks timetabling is proving a sticky wicket – to say the least. Ah well.

And I’ve posted my two eBook contracts off to Bristlecone Pine Press in the States, so feel better that’s done. Am certainly looking forward to them having Pink Champagne and Apple Juice as well as Thorn in the Flesh on their lists. Soon I will be the complete eBook Queen, ho ho.

Today’s moment of Real-Life Horror took place over lunchtime – I stayed at my desk as I didn’t want to walk anywhere, and was in the middle of lunch when a spider ran straight across my keyboard. Arrrgghhh!!! I HATE spiders and my main mission in life is to destroy as many as possible as quickly as possible. Yes, and I do know that makes me an evil witch, but there you go … Anyway, I managed not to scream as Chaplaincy Ruth was trying to concentrate on something vital, and instead just silently beat the wicked beast to death with my napkin. Ah, Courage – thy name is Woman. As Shakespeare didn’t quite say. Or was that Lord Byron? I forget.

The other excitement is that, in my absence, the space between my desk and my cupboard appears to be the new storage place for the office hoover. So, each time I need to get something out – which today has been frequent – I have to kneel down and stretch round the darn thing in order to reach my essential papers. I’m hoping it will find another home soon, poor thing. There isn’t room for me and it here, you know.

And this afternoon, I had my work review. It was surprisingly good actually, though I’m not fully convinced my brain was entirely alert throughout (is it ever??) – and they might even keep me on for another year. If I’m lucky. Phew!

On the way home, I did the Tesco shop – very, very slowly – though to be honest there wasn’t that much to get, as Lord H nobly did loads last week. Plus the ironing as well, Gawd bless ’im. I even managed to get some happy and gorgeously coloured sheep and cow socks at the shop, which are cheering me up nicely, and also some ginger body cream. Mmm - I do so love ginger body cream. It makes everything feel better. Must be something to do with my hair colour, I suppose ...

Tonight is yet another TV night. There’s catch-up with Claudia and I’m hoping to watch yesterday’s video of the Campbell breakdown programme. I don’t really have the energy for anything else.

Today’s nice things:

1. Posting off the two contracts
2. Work review
3. Happy socks
4. Ginger body cream
5. TV.

Anne Brooke
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Jilly said...

Well done you for getting back to work! I hope you didn't feel too exhausted at the end of the day. Hugs xx

Anne Brooke said...

Not too bad, thanks, Jilly - hugs back!