So how does fall find you working?
After chasing various Penguin editors for work since Friday, I’ve now got the editing job I was meant to do in July, only it was unexpectedly delayed. I’ve been doing my accounts, and am just writing up my books neatly, which is the final stage. (I won’t stare at a screen to do this: I use an analysis book with nice thick paper, and cover it with something colourful to try and kid myself that doing accounts isn’t deadly dull. Then I write everything in my best handwriting. My friend who works for the Inland Revenue loves it!)
So I’ll start the edit tomorrow. But I do want to take a photography day this week as well, to keep my spirits up.
I need to look for a new job, so I should actively look for a good fit for me, and really try to get a new job. My current employment has gone from 40 hours to 32 hours, to now 24 hours per week. Sadly, I don’t see it improving, and financially it’s hurting us. I just need to motivate myself. It’s really overwhelming though.
I’m so excited because I went to see an OB/GYN yesterday about my heavy periods and bad cramps and he said “You don’t have to suffer, we can deal with this.” We’re going to try an Mirena IUD and when I told him my concerns about it because I know a couple of people who’ve had issues with IUDs causing pain, he said “If you don’t like it, we can take it out – even if it’s the next day – and throw it in the garbage and try something else.” He never talked down to me or said that my weight was causing my problems or anything else like that. His attitude was that if my uterus was causing me issues, we would find a solution for them. All that from an older-side-of-middle-age, Middle-Eastern, Muslim man who went to med school in the Middle East. I go on Tuesday!!!
The rest of the week is going to be working at my job and more getting ready for winter, but (hurrah!) that’s almost all done. Water fitness classes start next week so I’m excited about that too.
If the monthly forecast is to be believed, we may be able to put off putting up our Christmas lights until November!
For some inexplicable reason, I cleaned the stainless steel grates on my barbecue until there was no residue at all, EVEN on the backs. Now if I remember to wipe it down every time I use it, or even once a week, it will never be so awful again. That’s a big if, but it is done for now so I celebrate.
This next week’s project is finishing the doors for the breakfast room cabinets. I whined until my husband repaired them so I could finish so now I have to actually work on them.
The Mirena coil solved my horrendous periods (endometriosis). It took a little while for them to stop completely, but it started getting better straight away, as I remember. Only wish a doctor had suggested it years before. Sometime during the five years I had it, I must have gone through menopause – which ended the whole drama, of course. And (it felt miraculously, given the problems I had with menstruation since I started aged 11), I never had a single menopausal symptom! Do hope it works equally well for you.
I rescued a gate leg table from my Dad’s house. He lives alone, heats with 2 wood stoves and never cleans.[Well, except for his guns-he does clean them.] Imagine 70 years of dust and gunk. Now, I am refinishing this table for my son and his wife. It is a slow process but I WILL get it done before cold weather sets in-that is my goal!
Also clearing off flower beds, putting yard chairs away and trying to find the snow shovels. You all know we will need them!!
This week I am working on a baby-blanket for an expecting co-worker. I haven’t done any crochet work in decades and I’ve apparently forgotten how to read a pattern, so it has been slow going with a lot of unraveling. Hopefully now that I’ve switched to an extremely simple pattern I will make better progress. I’m definitely remembering why I switched from crochet to quilting years ago.
I have been using a Mirena IUD for years now to treat uterine hyperplasia. It’s working very well, and has caused me no problems. Good luck!
Thanks Jane and Lynda!
I haven’t done much in the way of work. Depressing world events caused me to withdraw into myself. I always do that when I grieve. I’ve been staying in and reading. It’s my birthday on Sunday. Guess the kids will drag me out somewhere. Then mid-week I have a conference, and my book, One Safe Place, is nominated for a RONE award. I have to squeeze into an evening gown. Not quite in the mood for that.
Happiest of birthdays to you! Your books are lovely, always looking forward to the next!
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