I’ve taken the day off. Officially off, not like the days when I work from home but don’t do very much working. There are two main differences with this kind of day off, both of which I like:
1) I’m not taking any work-related calls on my mobile.
2) I haven’t even thought about hooking up my other (work) laptop to check emails.
So far today, I’ve got up to have some Alpen for breakfast (it’s my favourite at the moment, although my current box seems to have an abundance of raisins, which is annoying); done a little surfing; gone back to bed and watched some TV (I so love my flat panel Sony in the bedroom); got up again to make some coffee; and now I’m posting to my blog. At some point I’m going to drive to the supermarket and get a few things, but really it’s turning into quite a nice day. Even though I’m blowing my nose so much that it’s turned a bright red colour on the end. Very attractive.
I had a call yesterday that I’m going to have to return this afternoon at some point. A strategy consultancy that I’ve been dealing with (they were trying to place me in one of their client organisations) have decided that they want to talk to me about setting up a management consultancy with me heading it up. It does sound rather tempting, as I wouldn’t have to take on any risk… which I would if I carry on with the re-launch of my old company. So I’ll have to have a serious chat about this, once I get my voice back and I’m not walking around with a fluorescent nose. In fact, it’s probably fair to say that I’m… excited. Yes, I definitely am.
I also spoke to GG a while ago. She’s very concerned about me (I do sound pretty ill, to be honest) and it was nice to talk to her. I told her I won’t be going to Genoa/Florence this weekend, and we’ve just left it that we’ll see each other when she gets back (although we’ll no doubt talk again before she leaves). She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s going to be coming back to a rather more assertive b/f in the bedroom department. Much more like my normal self, and there will be no more of this tantric sh*t going on. By nature, I am very assertive when it comes to s*x, so we’re going to be on my territory now. She has some surprises coming!
Oh yes, Zoozan mentioned that she finds it strange that I can talk about GG “sitting on my face” and then asterisk out the vowels in any words that are “rude” in any way. So, for the sake of clarity, I do this not because I’m scared I might cause offence but because I know people often log on from work, and if the IT police are anything like ours it wouldn’t get passed those bloody corporate filters that seem to block every site that might be even vaguely interesting. So now you know.
Right – back to bed, then…