This is only going to be a very quick summary because not only do I start the “new” day job tomorrow, I want to get up at 5am to get stuck into the new Jackie McCann novel, which has been delayed through one thing or another – mostly this day job nonsense and the amount of freelance web work that’s come in.
So – yesterday I had a pretty manky hangover as you can imagine, and I never really got out of my bed until about 3pm. Totally sick, I know, but guess what – I don’t care. I actually enjoyed doing absolutely nothing except reading, watching some TV, and dozing.
When I got dressed it was into some smart gear for another night out, this time through in Glasgow for a family meal to mark my mother’s recent retirement. We now have three (3) O.A.P.’s in our family; all except old Ian my F.I.L., but that’s bearing down on him like Linford Christie with the shits.
We met up for a pre-dinner aperitif in the Counting House in George Square, then walked round to Toni’s Italian restaurant in Renfield Street. Not a bad wee place at all and I would definitely recommend it if not for the excellent food, but the superb service and banter with the staff. It was a great night and I think my mum really enjoyed it.
Today I was busy in my office, getting all my paperwork squared up and organised; the last remaining piece of the organisational jigsaw I’d set myself. As I type this, all my domestic paperwork is filed and away, my office is gleaming clean, the fish are happy as are the bunnies, and all my research and other writing gear (books, papers, notes, etc.) are all filed and organised. In fact, I could not be any more spring cleaned.
I’m off to bed soon for an early night and to finish reading one book and start another. I’ve also got a poem I’m drafting for a competition next month. By 7am tomorrow morning, the first 2,000 words of the new Jackie McCann novel will be down.
And so to the rest of tomorrow. I can’t say I’m all that much looking forward to it other than the new novel commencing, but as these things usually go, there’s nothing I can do in day job land except wing it all the way. Ta-da!