>I can’t believe I’ve not been on since Thursday – I must have been very busy at work on Friday. In between work last week, the biggest job of my own that I did was enter more than 40 competitions, mostly cash prizes but a few with holidays or goods for prizes instead. I’d let those slip since my £1,000 win earlier in the year, which is why there were so many to catch up on.
At work I was waiting for the new magazine to arrive, and though I’m not there today, I assume it’s arrived because I’ve received feedback by email, which is always welcome. I’ll deal with that tomorrow when I get back in. I quite like the current magazine, I think it’s very bright and cheerful and it looks interesting.
On Friday I entertained several work colleagues, one after the other, in my office, and had positive news for the fundraising mate. Not a definite YES yet, not a NO either, more a “I’m asking around”, which was what I suggested may happen. I settled down Friday evening to watch England v Algeria and, like much of the country – and no doubt every England fan that travelled out there – I was sorely disappointed with the performance.
On Saturday I did my shopping workout with all intentions to do some baking and cooking when I got in. However, the England game on Friday was so diabolically bad, when I got distracted by a “proper” game on telly, the baking went out the window. The Australia v Ghana game was really good – I like a good sending off, even it it is a nice footballer. I stayed in Saturday evening as I wanted to be fresh to drive Sunday morning.
On Sunday it was Father’s Day so I drove down to see my dad, and my mom, and saw my sister and one of my nieces there too. We had a good laugh, as usual, and discussed the cat-sitting while I go to the Lake District, and I’m delighted that my sister was actually keen to come and have a holiday in Yorkshire so I don’t have to travel anywhere with the cats. Mom and Dad may still come and visit for a few days, but this solution kills several birds with one stone.
Today I’ve been working at home. I’ve done a washing workout already, and will do another when I fetch it in, and I’ve been proofing Night Crawler galleys. I’ve decided to stick to the original publishing schedule even though the first one will be late, and I’m going to add a large print version to the set. The paperback will still appear in November with the next one 6 months after that.
I have to scan in the artwork I have, but I don’t think my scanner is working at the moment. Once I’ve done that, and changed the electronic galleys, I can crop the artwork and send the book to print. I’m sorry it’s taken so long, but I’ve been so busy in the last couple of months.
I don’t know whether I’ll also do an ironing workout, but the intention is there. I also want to batch-cook a spaghetti bolognaise for tea and I’ll maybe also throw a batch of easy buns together too.