Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Z is a New Broom

One only has to do one thing before the deadline to feel brisk, efficient and on top of things. If only I were. But I have renewed my car tax, a week early, because I have a feeling it won't be at the top of my to-do list when I get home and I'll forget. I've also remembered to send my friend (from schooldays) Lynn a birthday present, which is not bad going for me. It's not unusual to send it apologetically on the day itself. She is exactly a fortnight younger than I am. Furthermore, I wrote a report for tonight's meeting yesterday. This is almost without precedent.

I am also about to book a short holiday for next April. I'm not sure what's coming over me. It's with the same society I went to Madrid with, and I was unsure if I'd be able to join them as it might have clashed with our next sale date, but the Sage has said he'll change the date so that I can go. It saves me wistfully asking him if he fancies a holiday next year (which he won't), but is very sweet of him.

Right. I must get on. This feeling of getting things done mustn't be dissipated by spending the afternoon blogging.

56 comments:

Dave said...

I'm sorry, I thought blogging was the most productive work I do. Don't disillusion me, please.

Imperatrix said...

Ah, yes, the time sink which is blogging.

I lose that battle frequently!

john.g. said...

I'm impressed, such efficiency!

luckyzmom said...

You go girl!

Z said...

Blogging is often the most productive thing I do too, so when I have the rare impulse to get things done, I mustn't get sidetracked.

Caitlin said...

When you're finished there could you just pop over and make a start on my 'to do' list please....it's fast becoming the 'never gets done' list.

I can't even use blogging as an excuse this week.

sablonneuse said...

Ah, a holiday would be lovely. Bear was poring over the Organ Club trip to Paris brochure. Now if he were to join them it would give me a week's break . . . . . . . .

Dave said...

OK everyone. I think she's gone now.

Dave said...

Not that we'd do anything naughty.

Dave said...

Like filling up her comments box.

Dave said...

With lots of comments.

Dave said...

So that she has a huge inbox.

Dave said...

To come home to.

Dave said...

I mean, I'm sure we all respect z far too much.

Dave said...

And fear has a part to play too.

Dave said...

Of course, I can't do this all on my own - I'm no superman.

Caitlin said...

I would never do such a thing to Z.

Caitlin said...

She's far too nice and doesn't deserve it.

Caitlin said...

Although there has been all that work with the bag making....

Caitlin said...

...however I did enjoy doing that so I can't use it as an excuse really....

Caitlin said...

Perhaps you will have to be superman Dave because I don't think I participate.

Caitlin said...

Also, think of everyone who has subscribed to follow up comments...they'll have to read all these too!

Caitlin said...

They might be cross.

Melanie said...

I'm not cross and I'm a member of the family!

Dave said...

I'm sure z's never mentioned a member of the family called Melanie.

Dave said...

Are you a dog, by any chance?

Dave said...

I wonder...

Dave said...

...what is the greatest number of comments that z has ever had?

Dave said...

No, I've just looked at the list of names on the sidebar, and there's definitely no Melanie. You must be one of the bantams.

Dave said...

Or an imposter, of course, trying to make off with the family silver while z's away.

Dave said...

z! z! Wake up!! Someone's trying to pinch your silver.

Men in white coats said...

Don't worry z... we'll sort that nutta out!

Dandelion said...

Wot no z? I miss her.

(ps I think Melanie is one of the chickens)

Melanie said...

Damn - you've guessed my little secret - I am one of the bantams!

Dave said...

Are you plotting your escape while z's away?

Dave said...

A tunnel, perhaps?

Dave said...

Or a flying machine?

Melanie said...

Nearly got away but the Sage can run faster than I can - have to work on my disguise!

Dave said...

Perhaps a pumpkin, in which case you will have to move very, very slowly.

luckyzmom said...

When I came to check if z had posted I was surprised at all the comments looked to see what all the excitement was about.

luckyzmom said...

Now that I have read all of the silly comments I want to say that I wouldn't stoop to such nonsence.

luckyzmom said...

Or is that nonscense.

luckyzmom said...

Maybe noncents?

luckyzmom said...

Oh, that's right, you all are in England, so you wouldn't get the cents pun.

luckyzmom said...

I hope z comes back to us soon because you are all better behaved when she's around. Not much, but better.

Dandelion said...

knock knock

Dave said...

Who is there?

luckyzmom said...

Orange.

Caitlin said...

Orange who?

melanie's mate said...

Orange squash anyone?

Dandelion said...

Orange you glad I didn't say 'banana'?

Dave said...

Come on z. You must be home by now. Tell us some tales.

Dave said...

She must be home because the Bishop's coming.

Wake up z! The bishop's here!!

Murph said...

Is that some sort of code, Dave?

Z said...

Welcome, bantams, but please don't leave all those feathers on the keyboard next time. And hello, men in white coats - have you come to take me away again?

As for the rest of you, calm down children, or it'll be tears before bedtime.

luckyzmom said...

Orange you glad z is back:O)