The last couple of months have been filled with travelling, writing, work and the picture above.
That was my Halloween beating.
Mostly it was the work of a thickish cane and a flogger that has little bits of leather tied onto the ends of the strands. It has a nice thuddy feel to it and gives you those deep purple bruises that take a good week to disappear.
I’ve been to Japan and back, Tasmania and back and over to the east coast of Australia a couple of times for various work-related things. Coupled with this travelling, is the fact that it is the time of year I hate the most – when I have to be uberly sociable with clients.
The end of the year should be the time when things are winding down and there should be a gentle slide into Christmas because people are tired and it’s a natural progression after a busy year, but in my job, it’s the time when everything ramps up to another level of busy. We don’t even have the time to have a Christmas party this year. Which means I don’t get to do my famous Christmas quiz (that everyone in the office kind of moans about, but that scratches a teacher itch in me that has never really disappeared.)
I just don’t have the energy at the moment to smile and deal with stuff so instead I bitch and moan and get sick (literally…I have a cold – probably from the plane.) This week I’ve just wanted to sleep and eat and play Tomb Raider…which I would if I could make a decision about whether to upgrade to an xbox one or not…Decision-making and me just do not have a healthy relationship at the best of times and at this time of year, deciding whether to get out of bed in the morning is a big enough crisis let alone trying to decide whether I should spend a large hunk of money now or wait until Christmas sales.
So, that’s me. How are ya’ll doing?