Straight off the bat, I’d like to thank those of you who were kind enough to get in touch last week offering advice or simply the question “are you okay?”. I’m a lot better than I was last week. Phew eh? 🙂 Not to make light of it, although that is very much my way of coping with sh**, is to mock it. The previous week was not a good one and as I look back it at now – with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight – the return of the Black Dog was only temporary. Of course, when you’re down in the murk, you can’t really see a way out of it. Perhaps some type of torch would be in order. 🙂
No doubt the above episode was brought home by the Client from Hell and – unusually for me – working too hard. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…. Mind you, at least I didn’t go postal and run around with an axe. Bright sides eh? 😀 Client dealt with the project signed off, that’s the last I shall be hearing from that Gingerbread House (and The Witch) for some time.
So what’s been going on? Well… not a lot other than good stuff. The dark mood continued into Saturday morning, but playing with the kids in the park, ignoring the work telephone/email and not trying to do anything much, seemed to work well. The proverbial clouds rolled back and lo, the glorious spring sunshine beamed down at me. Chuck in a few early nights, some pleasantly long walks with the dog and I’m feeling much happier. Reasons to be cheerful eh?
Even the Trans* Force appears to be returning slowly. Not in a bad way, I hasten to add. I mean, in darker times – and I know others have said this too me – you can get a touch of Female Envy. That annoying little voice that squeaks why not me? when you see a fab outfit or a girl turned out rather nicely. Now, it’s more a case of she looks good and I’m happy for her. Do you get this at all?
It’s also the start of the Easter holidays and with a few carefully placed days off, that’s extended the break rather well. Partly due to the Royal Wedding. The thing with the latter is I can’t really get any excitement up for it. It’s two people I don’t know tying the knot. Good luck to both of them, but… no, I don’t think I’ll be watching. Cheers for the day off though. 🙂
[ Today’s lyric: Dark Clouds by Space ]