Today was a day job day.
82 emails came in while I was at work, two needing instant answers that I did not have. And they will have to wait until Monday. And then it might be too late. But such is life when you have a patient list that is full, and emergencies have stolen the teabreaks and the lunch breaks.. and then a wee sneaky emergency sneaks in at close of play.
By eight thirty a.m.I had walked dog, been to bank, been to supermarket, answered three of the over night emails, done my notes for one interview and then turned up at work as a caffeine desperado.
There was a wee break when a patient failed to turn up... then walked in the door three hours late. we explained that she was three hours late . Oh, she said, where am I supposed to be now? We couldn't help her with that one so she had a coffee and a jammy dodger and we sorted her our later. She is a nail expert person and offered to paint crows on my nails for the launch! Watch this space.
A few patients homed in on my only copy of Blood Of Crows ( bought at the Blackwell book shop yesterday, the first time I had seen it!) and tried to steal it, or steal a wee glance at it. Or have a wee peek at the end to see who was doing and who the fourth wee craw actually was.
The good news was the bus got booked, five more interviews came through, loads more people confirmed that they are coming. The bad news was that writers group now have no place to meet (banned from the pub again!) and the Brits are out the four by four relay.
I have to do my top six books ever- I asked patients what they would say. The Old Man of the Sea, The Great Gatsby, Catch 22, loads of folk said they had really tried with Gabriel Garcia Marquez but couldn't quite understand it - the Love in the Time of Cholera guy! I couldn't understand it either. One did mention 50 shades of mince. But she was a hair dresser.
Another of the interviews I have to do is describe my favourite weekend. It will not involve working, going to the supermarket etc etc.... it will involve sleep!
And then some more sleep!
Latte 2, diet coke 1, healthy calories err ... 0?