Working Wednesday: The Asthma Edition

So I’m lying on my bed, having a short asthma attack after changing the bedding (long story), and I’m thinking, “I could put this on Working Wednesday.”  And then I think, “No, nobody wants to hear about how your bed has walls and windows on three sides so you have to crawl all over it to get the mattress cover, bottom sheet, top sheet, blanket, comforter, two dog beds, and six assorted trays and baskets on it.”  And then I think, “Wait, is TODAY Wednesday?”  And then I wonder if I missed last Wednesday.  The days are just packed here.

What did you do this week?  (Past two weeks?  SORRY!)

22 thoughts on “Working Wednesday: The Asthma Edition

  1. So I’m on the downward slope with my editing job: should get it off to the authors early next week, and they’ve resurfaced (one in Stockholm, the other in the Congo) and promised to deal with it straight away. Now all I need is another job to follow on.

    Also pleased to have started my new landscape photography project. But the big thing right now is getting the information I need (such as asking price!) so I can make an offer on the house I’ve found. Spoke to my surveyor today, and he thinks the builder is OK, and that the field beyond the house is highly unlikely to be built on, certainly for the next twenty years.

    I’m looking forward to (I hope) not having my bed against a wall. My excellent mattress is heavy, and it’s a challenge to make the bed when I can’t get at the other side. I had to buy a fitted sheet to be able to manage at all.

  2. Brussel Sprout says:

    I’ve just spent two days in my new school and it was very exciting. For the first time, I began to feel that I was developing an understanding of what they want from me.

    And so far today, I’ve managed 1260 words of Nano 2017….Another 500 to go and I’m on target, but I’d like to get even more done.

    I’ve got a lot of organising and admin to do over the next four days, but am glad to be home and able to get back in standard rhythms and routines for exercise and diet.

  3. I’ve been hustling to set up promo for a surprise release date, Dec 4th, for One Unforgettable Friday. The kids gave me a ticket to Australia, so with the release, and Mum’s 94th birthday soon, I decided to take the trip. Yay! I might be missing for most of Novembet, but I’ll be back. Be good.

  4. MJ says:

    I went through 60 minutes of filmed interviews to choose sound bites for a charity video, making me hyper-aware of my “real” voice and my stupid space-filler laugh.

    Also wrote web copy about utility meters, annual report copy about vehicle batteries, and an intro to a coffee table book about a new corporate building.

    Also fell down the attic stairs Sunday evening. Didn’t break anything but am pretty sure I have a mild concussion, so I am sitting on ice a lot. Wait, that didn’t come out right…

  5. Yay on Australia, Roben!

    Ouch on the attic stairs, MJ.

    I’d love to see pictures of the house, Jane, but putting pictures of where you live on the internet is not a good idea, or so I’ve been told forcefully by my daughter.

    And congrats on getting into the swing of the new job, Brussels. That’s always a relief.

    I was so proud of myself for getting the bed changed and everything on it cleared off and organized that I went to sleep and did nothing else all day. Now I have to get to work. One damn thing after another.

  6. Yes: I remember driving through it en route to visit a friend’s parents’ farm (where they let me be a jillaroo for a couple of hours). I lived in Sydney for about a year in all, at the end of the eighties. Thought I was going to emigrate, but couldn’t manage it in the end.

  7. Jessie says:

    After babying myself for the last week with the flu, I now have to get back to work on the house. So this next week I paint. My idea of painting the dining room teal blue does not strike any one else as a great idea even though when I did it 15 years ago, everyone liked it and there was a big hoo-ha when I repainted it 10 years ago the same shade of taupe as the rest of the house. Maybe if I suggest also painting the music room (small foyer-like room off the dining room) also, it might sail. Will suggest that and see what happens.

  8. Jill says:

    What is a jillaroo ? Do I want to be one ?

    I want to laugh about sitting on a mild concussion ! But concussions are not funny. Been there done that.

    Jessie, can you paint one accent wall teal blue ?

    Robena, have fun in Hunter Valley. Have a good flight. Be safe. One Unforgettable Friday on the TBB list.

  9. Jessie says:

    One wall as a color accent might work. This is an old house with lots of windows, cut-outs for arches, recesses for built-ins, picture molding, high baseboards, plus built-ins. There is a lot going on with the walls already, which is my my husband is in favor of one unifying color, preferably in his favorite color which is anything bland or neutral.

  10. Jessie says:

    Is anyone else having trouble with Jenny’s sites? I have tried to log on and keep getting the “server can’t find that site” message. I’ll try again later.

  11. Thea says:

    Wow, have a great trip, a wonderful visit — and stretch it through all November. Wonderful time of year for a visit.

  12. MJ says:

    And if you don’t want to commit, you can paint foam core board or similar in the accent color and fit that into the built-in.

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