Today is a welcome very lazy day after quite the week, but mostly full of happies 🙂
Survived the MRI on Friday – might have to phone to figure out when I get the result, as I don’t yet have an appointment. Typical, when I take my finger off the ball (urm, mixed metaphor?), but at least I won’t have to drive miles off as this is the year I arranged to switch to the more local one.
I did end up feeling uselessly groggy back at work, but the guys all know what’s what and were super-nice to me. I’d taken in some angel delight, which was fun – I’m pretty good at the team-bonding stuff 🙂 We also got our annual pay rises, which was fab! I’m still conflicted, though: it was good and I don’t feel ungrateful, but I’m still (quite a lot) behind the next guy (who I tutor in SQL, so hmm) and I know the difficulties in recruiting means newbies are likely to get better deals. I know I will fume if I have to train any more folk earning more/as much as me, so… maybe need to speak out? Hmm. I’ve never really done pay negotiations before. And if I shout too much then it increases the pressure on me to perform. Le sigh. Anyway, freshly invigorated to learn learn learn, either way!
Yesterday morning felt hellish having to drag myself out of bed – alarm, on a Saturday?! – to go attend a writing workshop K booked. She was thoroughly unimpressed – it was prompts and just sit and scribble – but I ended up really enjoying myself. Had to read some stuff out, and got encouraging feedback, and a new-ish idea out of the last exercise. Cos I need *more* ideas – argh! LOL! Another fresh dose of invigoration to figure out the next, post-idea stage better.
Today is my gloriously lazy day, then 🙂 Already stayed in bed through two giant mugs of tea to finish reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown, which I absolutely loved: very Hunger Games meets Ender’s Game, as promised, but was very well done. I fancy a tv-binge of a day now, too 🙂
Woke up to find two foxes sunning themselves in my garden, and then a third wandered in briefly! They look super-chilled out, think they have the right idea!
Hope everyone’s weekends have been equally lovely! 🙂