Current work: Modern Heat (well, might get some done today)
Listening to: not right now as am the only one up
Reading: next on TBA
Didn't do much yesterday, other than nag DH to fit a blackout blind to our room, because the sun blazes through the (lined) curtains at 5am. I'm a lark so normally that would be fine (yay, the prospect of two extra hours' work at my best time of day), but when you live with an owl who refuses to turn the TV/light off before 11.30 (and even that takes much nagging from the lark), it means sleep deprivation and grumpiness. The blind helped a lot this morning - though he'd sneakily closed the window, and it was really muggy overnight. This morning, as the saying goes, Mummy has a a headache. Fresh air would deal with it but, as it's pouring, dog and kids would protest at the idea of walkies. So today is paracetamol for breakfast.
As it's so damp, I'm planning to take the children to the cinema today. They were torn between Coralline 3D (which I think will give daughter nightmares) or Night at the Museum 2. Then lunch out. Might visit the Castle Museum afterwards.
Apols if I sound a bit flat. The situation with my dad isn't so good right now - not saying more out of respect to his privacy, but let's say my eyes have really been opened on the subject of dementia, and my hat goes off to people who care 24/7. (A good friend has sat me down and given me a stern talking-to - thank you to her for that - and I'm going to start call-screening and dealing with his calls after I've done whatever needs to be done that day. Harsh? I might have said so a year ago, but now I know it's the sensible way to deal with a difficult and upsetting situation.)
Glass half-full: I do have things to look forward to, this week. A whole week with the kids (and I like my children as well as love them); a trip to Colchester for book purposes (I have a list of locations to photograph there); and picking up my new car at the end of the week (DH and the kids are running a book on whether I'll drive it home or wuss out of it). Plus I'm seeing my bestest friend and bestest family on Sunday, so that'll be just lovely.
I did two craft posts on research, last week. Does anyone want to know how I tie it all together and write the book? If so, let me know and I'll do a craft post later in the week.