>Catching up

>On Friday I JOKINGLY said that as they’d forecast a mostly dry weekend that would naturally mean rain. On Saturday we had rain.

I did my shopping on the way home from work on Friday to free up Saturday and to save on petrol. Then much of Saturday was spent cleaning, tidying, washing, putting stuff away, de-cluttering, writing, with the intention of either heading off to Matlock at about teatime, or to a gig a bit later. The weather already put paid to Matlock, and a very long phone call meant it was too late for me to get ready for a gig even if I wanted to. So that was more Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor. And quite a lot of “chatting” on Facebook or by text.

Matlock has been deferred for a fortnight, when I’m hoping at least one of my Brummie mates can also make it – he’s put it in his diary and reminded me we have umbrellas if it’s raining …

Sunday I had a lovely drive in glorious sunshine (why did it have to rain the day before?) and I got to my parents’ at about 1pm-ish. My sister and 2 of the kids joined us shortly afterwards, and we had birthday cake. I got home at about 6pm and had more doss time in front of the telly (Countryfile, X-Factor, Downton Abbey).

Yesterday was a writing day and yet more chores. I even did some ironing. I had two more lovely long phone conversations, listened to more heavy rain, breathed in fireworks and bonfire smells from the back step, and watched Whitechapel before bed.

Today I’ve come in to work for a 3 day week. I have PR stuff to do and some magazine stuff still to do (I have to go see people).

It’s the start of a busy couple of months for me now, with me breaking myself in gently. We have a Ramblers’ meeting on Wednesday, and it’s the AGM, plus there’s a jam night in my village that I might stick my head into on my way home. Thursday will be another busy writing day. At the weekend we have the first of our parties to kick off NaNo, in Leeds. And on Sunday … I may go for a walk.

I’m delighted to have been given a “sweet friends” blog award by Teresa Ashby (thank you!), and will do what I need to do with that tomorrow.

10 thoughts on “>Catching up

  1. Devon 19 October 2010 / 1:00 pm

    >What a lovely stretch of time you've got going!!!

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  2. Diane 19 October 2010 / 1:24 pm

    >I'm so excited about everything that's happening between now and Christmas.

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  3. Teresa Ashby 19 October 2010 / 4:25 pm

    >Look forward to reading your six Diane.I love the smell of bonfires. I don't know how you manage to get so much done – and still sign up for NaNo!!

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  4. Melissa Marsh 19 October 2010 / 8:14 pm

    >Birthday cake – yum!!!Glad you had a nice weekend. 🙂

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  5. Ordinary Man 20 October 2010 / 7:04 am

    >Umbrella might not be the last of the problems in Matlock, I'm already search the Bargain pages for a cheap pack of Huskies and a sledge after reading the long range forecast. But then again wasn't this supposed to be a 'BBQ summer'.

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  6. Diane 20 October 2010 / 9:18 am

    >I hope they come up to expectation, Teresa. I love this time of year – every night when I call the cats in I can smell bonfires and firworks.I've not done NaNo yet …

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  7. Diane 20 October 2010 / 9:18 am

    >I love birthday cake, Melissa, and often buy a small one just for me if I'm feeling greedy.

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  8. Diane 20 October 2010 / 9:20 am

    >Do you know that's the 2nd time someone's hinted at the S word in the past day, Nidge. I thought I imagined it when I saw it yesterday … thought my C word was coming early. I thought you were going to say you were hunting for a replacement car.

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  9. Ordinary Man 20 October 2010 / 12:42 pm

    >Nah, Chuggabooms still going (just). I'm treating it to a pre-MOT to see if its still worth keeping (probably not!)

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  10. Diane 20 October 2010 / 1:16 pm

    >Fingers crossed.

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