>Still busy

>I’m a bit tired today and slept in.

I worked over the past 2 days, and will probably work over today as well. It’s my busiest time, and I’m not just working on the articles. I’m also arranging access to the database for our newest edtitors (in Holland and in India), I’m completing the contributors’ guidelines as I go along, as something else annoys occurs to me, and I seem to be getting involved in our new quality initiative. On top of that my office is still a regular stopping off point for many work mates and colleagues, although some do check it’s ok to come over before they do, while others simply plonk themselves down and look at me expectantly with an empty coffee mug in their hand …

The phone call came in yesterday that my mobile phone was fixed, so I headed off in that direction on my way home to collect it when I realised I didn’t have the charger with me for the loan phone they gave me. It was easy enough to get back on the right road and I got home in time to have a quick tea before getting ready to go out. I have the charger with me today and will have another go at collecting my own phone. I’m looking forward to getting it back. The loan phone is good enough and has a couple of functions on that my own doesn’t, but mine has more and I’ve missed it.

Last night I finally made it to my local Ramblers’ meeting. I’d received my joining letter a few days ago, and they’d managed to put me with the right group. Some of the people I’d already met on walks recognised me there, so after the business of the evening we were able to have a short chinwag.

This is a 4-day week and today I’m tired. I’m looking forward to a lie in at the weekend.

7 thoughts on “>Still busy

  1. Devon Elllington 19 August 2010 / 1:08 pm

    >Do you have a door you can close? And a sign you can put on it? Sounds like your work colleagues need to respect some redrawn boundaries.Hope the rest of the week goes smoothly and you can rest up on the weekend.


  2. carolwarham 19 August 2010 / 1:17 pm

    >Try just snarling a few times that should send them running out of the door! My daughter tells me I have a 'don't mess with me look' and here's me thinking I'm sweetness and light all of the time. Hopefully you will have a leisurely weekend.


  3. carolwarham 19 August 2010 / 1:18 pm

    >I know, it's a Pooh Bear 'hard stare' that you need, it's infallible.


  4. Diane 19 August 2010 / 1:21 pm

    >Ho ho ho, Devon – this is the door that has a lock on, remember, that people go and help themselves to the master key so they can get in. if I'm here, they stick their heads around, or just walk in. I do put a sign out when I can't take any more.


  5. Diane 19 August 2010 / 1:21 pm

    >Carol, I had a stand up row with one of them and he still came back for more.Will a "Paddington Bear hard stare" suffice, do you think? :o)


  6. carolwarham 20 August 2010 / 6:34 am

    >Yeah, one of them will do as well! (whoops – it's a long time since I read any of the books!)


  7. Diane 20 August 2010 / 9:43 am

    >Ha ha – Pooh was sticks and honey. :o) Paddington was wellies, marmalade (how DARE they give him marmite now?!), and very hard stares.


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