Yes yes…

… it’s busy season, give a girl a break.  I know it’s been a while (not as long as the last gap, thankfully!) but it’s the ‘attack of busy season’ time of year and things went a bit mad.  Well, really they’re still going a bit mad, but the end is sort of in sight (unless the light at the end of the tunnel turns out to be an oncoming train… which is always a possibility at this point), and for now I’m just going to apologise to everyone I’m ratty with while I’m staying afloat.

 

Anyhow, there has been some fun mixed in with all the work – cinema trips, gym sessions (yes, you read that right…), youngest members of the household setting fire to the microwave (leaving pizza heating on high for 10 minutes leads to a lot of thick smoke and flames – not advisable), and learning to paint.  There was a “Paint Nite” event organized at work by… oh, wait, it was me!  Yes, I organized an event for the Women’s Inclusion committee (I help run the local work branch of the WI… this was not foreseen…) to help with an upcoming merger of our office with another in the area.  It was a roaring success if I do say so myself, and I actually managed to paint something I am going to hang on my wall.  My year 8 art teacher would be very very surprised…

 

Evidence below:

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Unexpected, yes?  Plus it was a great event with some great ladies, having some fun and some drinks away from the office.  This was at Muse Paint Bar, if you are ever in the Assembly Row area of Somerville (North of Boston – great area).  Highly recommended.

 

Oh, and best news of all?  I’m going to be a GodMother!  A lovely friend back in the UK has asked me to be one of her daughter’s GodMothers, and I am so excited!  I have literally been bounding up and down about it since I was asked!  I need to sit quietly in the corner for a while to calm down, really, but there honestly hasn’t been time…

 

Anyway, I have to call a partner in 5 minutes about an invoice (really, life is almost too exciting – after that I get to go home and cook myself a dinner that can be less than or equal to 7 SmartPoints in nutritional terms…), so I’m going to sign off.  But I’m still here (no second attempt deportation, thankfully…) and still going!  Spring is coming, and it’s looking like fun!