I’ve enjoyed having a quiet day, left broadly to my own devices, while Lady M plunged back to work. Every now and then I heard fragments of new meetings, each dominated by how well she looks.
My work week restarts tomorrow afternoon for a short shift, so it’s a gentle ease back in – or that’s the theory anyway.
Today has been spent drawing, reading, and creating a new map that I’ve uploaded this afternoon. Games and Gaming has now been retitled as Roleplay Games in the menu as its a more focused description of what is there.
Been a lot brighter as the weekend has gone on, and thats been more than a little due to the anticipation of and running of tonight’s game, which just finished.
It was a battle-heavy game as the group tracked down the people and entities responsible for the recent carnage and kidnapping of their companion. I was concerned at one point that I might not have judged things well from a balance point of view, but a combination of luck (both good and bad), tactics, and planning saw it all work out, including Caeluma being the one to strike the fatal blow against the Bone Knight responsible for everything.
I’m all energised in a tired way from that, so with tomorrow being my last day on holiday I’ll spend some time working out the next chapter, and then preparing for a new week of strangeness.
Lady M is back to work tomorrow. I suspect there may be some swearing…
I know that there isn’t some magical tickertape explosion due to wipe the woes of 2020 away at the end of the week, but I am looking forward to symbolically saying goodbye to this year. If nothing else there’s a mental shrug to be done, like splitting a big job into smaller slices, with stepping into 2021.
I’m back at work for a few days, providing a click and collect service, so at least I can feel I’m making a positive difference in the lockdown. The biggest difficulty is retraining my brain to wake at a reasonable hour, so I’m setting lots of alarms tonight.
Lingering as the joys of the cold/bug/whatever the hell this thing has been, I’m well enough to now be climbing the walls, and get angry about being sick of being sick. So as it’s extremely unlikely I’m contagious, I went back to work today.
It all went reasonably well. Things were done, emails read, problems resolved, and nice things done for people where appropriate.
I suppose I’d better go back in the morning and do some more of it so the money goblins will pay me things that I can use to brighten the lives of me and mine.
Oh, and I think my taste buds are starting to work again..!
Ah, its as if I’ve never been away – and so this week I’ve been striving to change things in my work environment – little but important things, especially given the recent walkabouts we’ve been doing looking at fire and building safety. I may not be able to conjure fresh staff out of the ether, but I can at least have a tidy and make sure life is a little less complex where I can.
So Tuesday I spent most of the day clearing out shelves and paperwork from a workroom at one of my libraries – removing anything financially related that was more than seven years old, and disposing of all sorts of broken bits of junk kept “just in case”. A fellow manager has maintained the charge today at that site, with the grudging assistance of staff who know better than to get in the way of someone described as “contagiously enthusiastic”.
Today I’ve been overseeing surveyors and engineers looking at leaks and other issues in another building, using my advanced knowledge of the building to accurately predict where the next domino in a cascade of events was going to wander next. There may also have been some more cleaning of surfaces, decluttering of access corridors and careful removing of wedges behind fire doors. I’m in equal minds as to whether the latter has been in the spirit of safety or spite.
Tomorrow will be more of the same – and no doubt there will be fresh assaults on my sanity and patience.
I’m still not sure what this bug is, but it floored me these last few days. I’ve been calling it a summer cold because there’s been a sore throat and blocked sinuses, but it has mostly made me incredibly tired, with both hot and cold sweats. I suspect that this bug, plus the hot weather, have interacted with the diabetes to give me some overlapping symptoms, but that’s pure conjecture.
It was hard to force myself to stop, to stay home, and practice some self-care the last few days. It was mostly my inability to really focus much through an exhausted brain fog, and huge amounts of lethargy whenever I did anything that forced my hand. I forced back the feelings of guilt over how stretched at work things are, and made sure to be sensible with my health.
I know: me!?!
I went back to work today. I still feel rough. My throat is still slightly sore, my voice a little thick, and I still want to sleep a lot; but I’m better than I have been.