Well, that's it; the festive season is officially over as Day 1 of 2011 expires, and Day 2 brings... errrr, not a lot. At least the week before Christmas had something to look forward to, and the time off kinda meant something...
Somehow, it's like waiting for the Ragnarok of Back To Work. This year, however, that actually means
something - and you gotta earn the money to pay for the VAT hike (to 20% from 17.5%) on the 4th, right?
Anyway. There are a variety of "wishlists" going around, and right now, the one overwhelming essential on MY list would be "My employers getting renewed funding." Continuing funding means continued employment, and that would take a considerable weight off my mind - maybe subconscious anxieties are getting in the way of my free-time activities...
Number Two on that list would be "The Move to be decided finally, and take place without any grief, drama or hassle". The second half of 2010 was like a perpetual Grand Prix starting grid - all revving and overheating engines, but ultimately getting nowhere.My, aren't you the little ray of sunshine...?
Probably doesn't help to have spent the last three weeks suffering from 1) a trapped nerve in my arse, 2) tweaked back, and 3) a sore throat that made it uncomfortable to breathe. Number 2) still bothers me, but the rest is fine now.
At least I managed to unravel that ...Flight 102 Is Overdue
chapter that was giving me trouble. I took the existing ending, trimmed it, and it seemed to slot in just fine.
Now, let's push ahead - this story could
be done by the end of Work Slot 1, but I'd love
to have some of that
time to spare for "The Road To Reignfall"
. A plotting "sit-down" will most definitely be needed before I go back to work - I may have to skip the computer after dinner one night (best slot, Monday).And Finally...
Do I stand a chance of beating the VAT rise AT ALL? Kinda thinking that I could
get some online shopping in tonight...