If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it’s been a hell of a week, busier than I thought it would be and with all sorts of complications along the way, plus a few fun and unexpected things. It was another hectic work week, with our audit starting on Tuesday. And somehow, during the day on Monday, I managed to split the soles of one of my favorite pairs of flats. They were wearing out in other places anyway, but it was a wee bit distressing to finally lose them—and to have to walk around for most of the day with a flappy shoe-sole.
On Tuesday, I found out that an old friend was in town, and I rearranged my Wednesday schedule so that we could have dinner with her and her husband. It was really great to catch up—I met her on my trip to London in 2008, and though we’ve kept in touch, I haven’t actually seen her since we got back from the trip and said our goodbyes. It was nice to see her and meet her husband, as well as introduce Sam and Little Jedi.
And last night, another of my old friends came into town for a visit, bringing with her a wee pup and fun plans for a weekend hanging out. We’re probably heading to a roller derby match this evening, and we’ll spend the day catching up and possibly venturing out for lunch. Little Jedi has a loose tooth, and we promised to take him to Mister Apple for a big candied apple before he goes back to his dad’s house tomorrow, so we’ll also probably make our way over there.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the coming week should finally be a bit slower, and I’m glad for that. I’m going back to part-time at the nonprofit I work for, as our biggest push for getting ready for and beginning the audit are over. That means I’ll be able to return to my prior schedule of working on the photography business and writing at night and getting up around 10:00 to get ready for and go to work.
I’m behind on a lot of things because I haven’t been able to do that for almost 4 weeks now, but I’ll finally be able to catch up and move forward with my other projects again. That feels nice. This week I was able to get all my posts out, even if not quite on time, which is a vast improvement from the last few weeks. I’ve got a few important posts to make this week, so I’m glad I’ll have some more writing time.
The Monster will mostly be back on its regular schedule. For Monster Monday, I’ll be chatting about The Other Mother in Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. On Wednesday, you can catch Lyn’s monthly installment of I Heart It. On Thursday, I’ll be at Comparative Geeks posting about my favorite locations in the Sandman series. And on Friday, I won’t be posting the usual Friday 56, but you’re all invited to join us here for our feminist Friday discussion. I’ll be hosting this week’s discussion, and we’ll be discussing the problems with using “girl” in opposition to “woman.”
For now, I must be off to get in some quality time with the family and friends—–so visit your fellow coffee bloggers and enjoy the day. 🙂
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