Ah, life. You found me again. This week was a little bit on the crazy side:
Monday: get to work at 8am to welcome the new joiners to the department with a day-long induction (which I spent Sunday writing). Escape at 6pm. Dinner with The Book Accumulator, Mini-Me and The Physicist at our fancy new local shopping centre. On the blog: the launch of Book Talk. For which I had had zero time to do anything.
Tuesday: drive 2 hours in peak hour traffic, look around a school with TBA and Mini-Me, fleetingly meet Verity (she’s super nice and I want her job!), borrow The Borrower which Book Talk are reading, drive two hours home again. Dinner fortunately at home, courtesy of The Physicist. On the blog: The Red Queen.
Wednesday: The No-Longer Resident Cousin arrives back from months of travelling, two seconds before we all charge out the door; I drive 2 hours, look at another school (which involved a lot of walking), drive 2 1/2 hours, drop TBA/MM at the airport, drive an hour home. Catch up with TNLRC on her adventures, but oops she’s off to Cornwall the next day (crazy lady, she doesn’t seem to be able to sit still!). On the blog: nada.
Thursday: cycle into work on a sugar low against 30 mph gusts of wind, get to work, have a meeting, be not coping with work on the sugar low, work from home for the rest of the day. On the blog: nada. The Physicist manages to go to the other end of the country and back in a day.
Friday: achieve loads at work, run ragged by manager. On the blog: nada (seeing a pattern here?)
Saturday: get up at 6 to watch Wales stuff Ireland (not the desired result). Watch France stuff England (the desired result, but it was really bizarre rugby. England didn’t really show up). Pick up glasses (see pics below), and have a general grumpy day. Resolve into marital happiness: P at the desktop computer playing a mediaeval war game, me at the laptop, sharing a plate of pitta bread and hummus. On the blog: a round-up of September. Oh and I decided to try and make my office a bit paperless, so lots of scanning happened.
Those are two different pairs, I promise.
Sunday: get up at 6 to watch Australia v South Africa and New Zealand v Argentina.
I reached my Goodreads target of 75 this week, updated it to 100, and haven’t opened a book since. Ironic.