There aren't too many 'good days' lately, but last Tuesday should be put in the diary in big red letters. I had two Wonderful Bits Of News (and the capitals are pretty cool here) within two minutes of each other first thing in the morning.
THE GOOD FIRST THING:
The sort of work I do (I won't bore you with the details) comes and goes a lot. It's incredibly fascinating stuff, which is why I stick with the flightiness of it all. My work is a passionate mistress that sweeps me up, dumps me far away from home for long stretches and is head-spinningly good fun. On Tuesday I started an affair with a new wonderful madame of a project that has picked me up, and turned my head for quite a few upcoming months. This is just the sort of distraction that is incredibly welcome at the moment.
THE SECOND GOOD THING:
Lord Elpus rang to give me a bit of news: He and I had been rejects for next year's TGO Challenge. We had been unlucky in the draw in Fort William, which sort of went hand-in-hand with my luck at the time and I was resigned to the misery of missing the Challenge. Imagine then, my utter joy to receive the news only two minutes after being given a smashing new project to get my teeth into and to be told that we were numbers two and three on the standby list - ie, certain to get in on the walk - my personal 'fix' for the last fourteen years.
So, what with that and this afternoon organising a bit of fun with Lynnie for my birthday in a few weeks time, life seems to have turned a bit of a corner.
I just need to keep this wonderful ball rolling now.