Current work: Medical
Listening to: Einaudi, Divenire
Reading: really looking forward to a readfest next week (and I’m talking about it tomorrow at the PHS)
Errand-running day yesterday. Paid for my stained glass course and visited the museum – it was LOVELY to see inside St Peter Hungate again after all these years of it being closed. I was very impressed with this angel (exactly the kind of costumes they would’ve used in the mystery plays - including the feathery trousers).
And I’d forgotten that the angels in the roof were gilded. Very impressive. (This church was rebuilt by John and Margaret Paston, of the 'letters' fame.)
Here's a closeup: utterly beautiful.
Also picked up tickets for Victoria Connelly’s book launch for Molly’s Millions; nipped into M&S to buy lunch and dinner for tonight and tomorrow (yes, am being grossly lazy – but I want the fridge empty on Saturday morning); and the kids chilled out in the afternoon while I worked.
Will admit I was a teensy bit naughty and did a couple of online puzzles – had forgotten how much I enjoyed the Puzzler website. Resdicovered it last week and I know it’s deeply sad of me but I was rather chuffed to be top of the league for Codeword - managed it this week, too. This is work-related as I use puzzles as a kind of mental barometer. I know how long it takes me to do a logic problem - so if I can't do it within that time, I know I'm not on top form mentally (usually means I'm going down with something and/or need time off) and it'd pay to do admin-type stuff rather than something that needs a lot of creativity.
Plans for today: packing, making CD compilations for the car, taking Kleptodog to kennels (it’s too far for him to come with us – his holiday home is excellent and he will have a good time... once he stops sulking), and making sure that we have bottles of water and reasonably healthy munchies for the car.
Was hilarious last night when daughter sat DH down and explained that, as it’s a four-hour trip to Sussex, she thinks we should have four different CDs in the car on the way. One should be her choice, one her brother’s, one my choice and one his. ‘Because there are four of us and that’s fair. And because it’s your car and there are six CD slots, you can have the two extra ones. Except not Terry Emms because that’s terrible and I can’t believe you made Mum buy it for you.’ (I had to leave the room at that point.)
This was all her own idea (and she was terribly proud of it) but DH collared me afterwards. ‘Why is it that I can hear you talking when she speaks?’ Becau-au-ause her mind works exactly like mine. Haven’t you noticed that she’s always got her nose in a book or a pen in her hand? (Cue seriously evil grin from me.) Just imagine what it’ll be like when we both have PMT at the same time, during her teens… (Cue mutters from DH: ‘I’m going to live in the shed. And how many CDs have you bought this week?’ Hmm. Clearly having an untidy desk is not the way to mask the fact that I had a teensy CD bender this week.)
Am going completely AWOL now and keeping fingers crossed that there are no emergency calls. (One week off. Is it that much to ask?)
Back next week with pics and stories, after exploring bits of West Sussex. Have a lovely week – I certainly intend to!