A little bit of looking on the bright side this week:
- I’m grateful that I decided to go with a reasonably hefty fringe at my last haircut, because my face is looking pretty gruesome as my sunburn from last weekend peels off (I know, I know. Slap on the wrist). I tan, then peel, resulting in patches of dirty looking brown skin all over my face. NOT attractive. The hair hides a lot of it, though.
- I’m grateful my readership hasn’t slumped since going self-hosted, but I am hugely annoyed that WordPress doesn’t seem to be honouring my scheduled post dates. I line up posts well in advance and this month I’ve been moving a few of them around for various reasons, but it seems the RSS and Twitter links haven’t been getting the memo for the new publish times. A massive SORRY to everyone who’s clicked through to a non-existent post. I grovel, I apologise, and promise that it won’t happen after next week (I have a feeling I may have meddled with one or two of next week’s posts, unfortunately).
- I’m grateful T’s debilitating eye condition has been diagnosed. Yeah, it’s just been all fun and games on the health front there the past few months. He got sent home twice because his eyes were so effed up he physically couldn’t carry on – red, swollen, itchy, weeping and all around disgusting. I actually couldn’t bring myself to look closely at him. It was nasty. Anyway, apparently he has wicked hayfever, which I think is absolutely hilarious – him, the superman, who always mocks me and my chronic woes. He’s reasonably accommodating when I’m dripping snot or struggling to breathe for long periods, but until you actually experience the misery for yourself, you can never really understand IMO. On the downside, though, work is definitely wearing him down both physically and mentally – not because it’s more taxing than when he worked in trades, but because it’s quite literally sucking the life out of him. He knows I’m completely supportive of him finding something else; the question is what, exactly, that might be.
Just a handful of links for your reading pleasure:
Here are a bunch of things you should probably do more of, courtesy of Amanda Lee
And from Kara, a list of things she is not
Literary outreach at Tumblr would be a pretty sweet job, don’tcha think?
Ms Career Girl shares eight things she loves about not being self-employed anymore
In the market for a financial advisor? Sam has some questions you should ask first
Up at Urban Muse are 12 Days of Freelancing, a list of handy posts for perusal if you’re a freelance writer
Was it just last week I shared a recipe for ice cream cake? Well, here’s another, from one of my favourite food blogs ever