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As I write this you are sleeping. The sun is far beyond the horizon, the birds are asleep, and not a house light is on as far as the eye can see. Except, that is, for the one in my office. The smell of coffee being made in my automatic coffee machine is wafting through the house and shortly I will pop the toaster. Why is all this true? Because despite it being a brand new Saturday and only 4:30am, I am preparing to work overtime for the day job from my home PC.
I had a very busy and tiring week so to be honest this is the last thing I can be bothered with today. But it has to be done; it was my turn on the rote and it pays well. I’ll probably stay up once the work is complete, head out (if the rain stops) and buy a paper and nip up to find a corner in a coffee shop somewhere to spend my morning. I can always take a nap later on if I need it.
It rained so much over the past couple of days we actually got a flood warning for the River of Leith! Most rivers and burns in the Edinburgh region were hit with the warning after two days of constant heavy rain. Personally I don’t mind the rain but walking home from work in it last night with head on winds that made it impossible to see where I was going, and by the time I got in my thighs, chest and face stung with the cold. There was only one thing for it: lamb pathia, pilau rice and naan bread. Sorted.
So what’s on the cards today after my overtime? Over the course of the weekend I want to achieve the following:
- 5,000 words on BACCARA BURNING
- Complete 1st draft of stage play
- Prepare March newsletter
- February GDR review
- March GDR Plan
- Complete Spring issue of RR
- More polishing of SILLY POEMS 2 chapbook
It’s a tall order and I know I’m pushing it, but why not, eh? If you don’t try you won’t get anywhere!
Till tomorrow, peace out!