Hey m’vegan chums, I haven’t been dedicating too much time to the bloggums lately, but I made a yummers mushroom dhal and a tasty homemade granola (cheap!!) and today I busted out the BBQ, which was a very extravagant display given that C is off down south this weekend.
The past couple of weeks have been pretty intense. At the end of April I gave a month’s notice at my position at a University here in Manchester. Since July last year I’d been on secondment to a role where I investigated academic appeals, malpractice cases (cheaters!) and complaints at a fairly senior level. Since Christmas I’d been dealing with a substantial caseload of bullying/harassment complaints, which got a bit overwhelming at times. Despite that, I really enjoyed the role (I feel like I’d make a good detective now) but I knew that the secondment was due to end in July of this year. I applied for a position at a super duper organisation based in Manchester that acts as a network for co-operatives/member owned businesses and organisations, and works to promote and develop co-ops and the co-op economy. A JOB WITH ETHICS, YO. I had my second round interview when I was fully in the grippe of tonsillitis (or so I thought, hallo glandular fever) and for some reason they offered me the job.
So, I worked like a super-mega-duper hardworking type person the last couple of weeks, trying to get all my cases wrapped up before leaving. I finished at the University at 4.30pm on Thursday, and started my new role at 8am on Friday. ARGH. What with still being in recovery from my Probably-Glandular-Fever I came home on Friday evening feeling kind of more exhausted than maybe I’ve felt since I was at the baddest point of my B12 deficiency last year. SO FLIPPING TIRED YOU GUYS. I’ve slept about 27 hours total this weekend and I’m still feeling pretty pooped, but I am SUPER EXCITED about my new job, and working for a small but influential organisation that has some proper actual ethics.
So I treated myself to a proper domestic time of it this weekend. LINE DRYING THE SHEETS. I pretty much spent two days with the fronch doors wide open, cooking and baking and listening to m’crime podcasts. In a very shocking display of laziness I even booked a walk for Vulpe on Saturday, and she was off out with her Dad on Sunday. She spent the rest of the time snoozing in the sun. I know the feeling pooch!
Although I am uber excited about my new job, I sure hope I can book a week off soon so that C, the pooch and me can escape somewhere and do some recharging.
I hope you all have a splendid week, blogfolk, and you get to enjoy some sunshine wherever you are! (or whatever you’re into, yanno)
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