Today has been a looong day, or at least it seemed that way. Actually, I only worked for half an hour longer than I should have, but I’ve wanted it today to be over pretty much since I got up so time just seemed to go on forever.
We went to the cinema last night to see The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassius (the film Heath Ledger was making when he died). It was a little bizarre – which I guess is to be expected seeing as Terry Gilliam wrote and directed it – but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The showing we saw didn’t start til 9pm though, so it was late to bed and early to rise for me. After having a terrible night’s sleep the night before I was already ready for my bed before we even went to the cinema so you can imagine how I felt when it was time to get up this morning! I would have loved to have closed my eyes for a bit on the train to work but instead of my ICE they sent an IC (smaller and slower!), meaning not everybody was able to get a seat. Of course I was not one of the lucky few. Then I arrived at work to find that one of our customers had sent a complaint about part of a huge job that my colleague and I are working on, so I’ve spent most of today trying to sort that out in between finishing my other translation and squeezing in a rush job that had to be translated, proofread and sent out within the space of 6 hours. You can see why I want this week to be over (although the weekend is not looking much better from where I’m standing – Jan’s away and I really, really need to get something done for my dissertation. It’s hardly an opportunity to rest and recover…)
3 thoughts on “Please can it be the weekend now?”
Did you know that Mercury is currently retrograde? According to astrologists, that has a negative effect on transportation, schedules, communications, etc. Not that I really truly believe all that, but … if the shoe fits! (And it gives you something to blame!)
My goodness you sound flat out. I reckon you need to fit in some rest for yourself (and chocolate) as nobody does their best work when tired. You’ll be more efficient if you give yourself a break.
pinklea – aah, that would explain it then 😉
Ali – Oh yes, chocolate is always good! Unfortunately I can’t blame tiredness for the complaint as the part they weren’t happy with it s something we did before Christmas…