The SSS celebrates six things that have gone well, or at least okay, in the past week. It is the creation of Terry Egan, who is all things wonderful.
1. My knitting is getting on quite well. I’ve taken it down to the park and knitted whilst watching Child play football, which is a lovely restful pursuit.
2. I’ve written about half of my article about Regency Period cranks and quacks, and I’m thoroughly enjoying the research for it!
3. Ooh, I bought a bottle of Bollinger champagne last Sunday! I felt very outrageous. Sadly, it’s not for me, but a present for a family member having an Important Age birthday. But I don’t mind – it’s the entertainment of having bought it at all that I was very much amused by.
4. I might as well mention it here, as it is soon to be properly official: I am in the process of losing my employment (as opposed to self-employed writing). This is, obviously, not something to be satisfied about but after a meeting on Tuesday, I was reassured that the quality of my work had never been a problem – the problem is simply that through no one’s fault, I am simply too ill to go out to work. It’s nice to know that I did a really good job whilst I was there (and even I can’t doubt the sincerity of my ex-work on this matter). It is very sad – I was, and remain, passionate about the job; but I can’t hold my workplace to blame for needing someone who can actually be there, nor can I magic myself better in order to go back.
5. I seem to have lost a bit of weight this week. It probably just means I’ll put it back on again next week, but it’s still quite pleasing.
6. I had to take Rory-cat to the vet on Thursday for his booster injections. She told me he was “perfect”. OF COURSE HE IS – but it’s always nice when someone else mentions it!
Really sorry to hear about the job. 😦 As a self-employed writer myself, I know how useful that bit of regular income can be… Hope things turn around for you soon. xxx
Thanks. Yes, it was in Equality and Diversity, so an area I’m passionate about: if I could have invented a job (other than writing) for myself, it would have been this one. But I have the writing, and supportive friends and family, so I have plenty still to be grateful for. (I am not as Pollyanna-ish as this all makes me sound! Part of the reason I do the Sat Sat Six is because sometimes I do need to remind myself that not everything is beyond dreadful!)