Wow, I'm so tired. Just bone-weary.
I'm just back from our Swancon 36 meeting. Four hours, I think. And frankly, all meetings should come with homemade rocky road. Especially when you're talking budgets :) Surprisingly, I think we've nearly nailed down most of the outer skeleton on this. Now it'll be all about bones, and muscles and tendons, and blood, tears and spit, I spose. Yay?
Oddly I think other than the productivity of that meeting, I also got a lot else done. Got my hair cut and coloured. And got my hairdresser realising she NEEDS to go watch True Blood NOW. I picked up my Dali prints and ran some errands to my mother's. AND I wrote a book review. A small book, sure. And thus a small review. But a review nonetheless. And I picked up 3 CDs at JB HiFi :)
I need to find a place now to hang my Dali prints. I love them and the framing has picked them up a treat. But I'm not sure where they should go. I want to be able to see them all the time to inspire me to think outside the box and break all the rules. But on the other hand, I don't think they should be in a room like my bedroom - I don't think the flaccidity in the imagery should hang above my bed :P Bad feng shui!!
Last night we had our end of work dinner. Even our old boss and her husband came. I was tired and not excited about going but I had a really awesome time! I didn't end up sitting with the crew I wanted to but that didn't much seem to matter (I'll still be friends with them after this place anyway). There was so much laughing and joking around - I will never work in a team of 25 people who share my sense of humour and need to be smartarse about *everything* ever again. It's nuts but so much fun. At one point in the evening, a smaller team got up to present their boss with a card and thankyou and they all went to stand round behind her at the table. They gave a small speech and we all were clapping and then suddenly the whole room was clapping. And them someone at the back of the room, at some other function, broke out into Happy Birthday and T_ who is utterly crazy and hilarious starts joining in and encouraging everyone, yelling, "Would you believe she is 52 today?!" and suddenly everyone is singing Happy Birthday and cheering. It was so ridiculous I was crying from laughing so hard. I am so going to miss T_ and her ability to just go with whatever is happening for maximum laughs. I'm gonna miss going into work to be part of this team everyday too.
I commented later on that if that had been a movie, that would have been the pivotal point where suddenly "they" realised we HAD to stay together and somehow our Branch Manager would rush in with a cheque to cover our overheads and it would save the day.
Didn't happen. Though our current manager is interested in doing some line editing and proofing for TPP that I might take her up on for next year. Cause next year I'm gonna be more in the crazy than this year.
I got my blood test results back - all good and normal, including my folate levels which last time I had tests were low (as in I got told specifically not to get pregnant). My B12 though was on the very low side and suggested I adjust my diet. I think, since I am SO TIRED, I might try a supplement for a bit to see if that helps (though they are so big to swallow).
I am taking a day off tomorrow. So much so that I just ordered a movie from Box Office and will sit and watch it without my computer and just ... be ... for a bit tomorrow. I might start knitting this shawl too