How's your Monday been? Good? Middling? In need of copious amounts of wine? I hope it was the former. Although feel free to pretend it was the latter if you're feeling the need for wine regardless!
Last week at work was utterly beyond awful for me (lots of crying in the loos, anyone?), but this week things are thankfully much, much better. In addition to feeling relief from my workload being lightened, I also moved desks on Friday afternoon as part of a big re-shuffle; and it feels like a brand new start. This has made me happy for several reasons:
1. I managed to grab a different desk to the one I was allocated and it's BY A RUDDY WINDOW. I work in a building which has more gloomy corners full of shadows and SAD than it even has walls. Which you wouldn't think is even possible but it totally is. I am so SO excited about being able to see daylight and gazing daydreamily over the gorgeous vista outside of MY window. Of the office carpark... ahem. But thank heaven for small victories!
|Strangely, I have yet to take a photo of my new car park view; |
so here's something funny from the internet instead
2. I've decided to become one of those people with pointless personal stuff all over their desk. After years of refusing to become one of those people with the stuffed animals and the framed photos of kids/Derren Brown/the Royal family (I kid you not!) I've now decided to embrace it. Today I added a framed print from my bookcase and a pretty mug to put all my pens in (the bunting-covered one from this post).
|The Witch Hare by Teresa Winchester|
This is the print I've taken to work. I bought the greeting card version from Teresa at a Brighton art fair- it was a wee bit cheaper than the full-size print!
Who knows what tomorrow will bring. Stress ball? Tiny Feng Shui garden thing complete with sand? One of those executive toys where all the balls swing back and forth*? Only time will tell. Part of me is incredibly tempted to stick pompom trim all round the edge....
3. I've got that back-to-school feeling of anticipation and excitement about what the future might hold. Which is basically a legitimate reason to indulge my eternal desire to go shopping in Paperchase for new stationery. Right?
|Perhaps this awesome robot notebook? I think so.|
In other news, I want to introduce you to my latest internet discovery: Fisherman Bob. He comes as a brooch and necklace but, more importantly, since when did Tom pose for this?! I need one of these STAT. Mostly for the next time I lose Tom in Ikea; so I can just point at my brooch and people will be able to help me find him. Admittedly he'll have to grow his beard back first...
|Aside from Fisherman Bob's lack of tomatoes, I can't tell these two apart.|
So, what's new with you?