There are some days when you really wonder if it would just have been better not to have bothered and I think today has been one of those days.
It started, and remained, misty, grey and damp. The rosemary was positively groaning under the weight, although they probably don’t weigh anything, of the cobwebs all adorned with their glistening baubles of dew. All very atmospheric and charming if you can stay indoors and admire.
Sadly it’s Monday so it’s back to work down country lanes through mist that gets thicker and thicker. It may have been fog and someone told me the difference between fog and mist the other day but I can’t remember what that was. To add to the fogginess of the day I was confronted with a new PC on arrival which for some reason hadn’t been set up with Microsoft Office so the long story short, and another hard drive later, I finally started work at 3:30 this afternoon! And then to plunge me further into fogginess I discovered that the new PC came with Office 365 – so new Outlook, Word and Excel! Oh my goodness this is not a good start to the week when I have a number of deadlines jostling for attention, meetings left right and centre, a new work colleague who needs lots of answers as she has a major quick deadline to meet and people chasing responses to emails I had missed as I was, audaciously, on leave on Friday.
And to finish off the fogginess I drove home through even thicker fog – it’s definitely fog now – and had to negotiate a diversion presumably due to an accident all round the back of town along with, it felt, half the local population. And now….(yes there is more),.. I am off out back into the fog and over the hills, if I can find them, to a local horticultural society meeting because I am the Treasurer and the speaker has to be paid!
I had planned to write something lyrical about mist and dew or alternatively something deep and meaning about the 15th anniversary of the International Space Station but the whole foggy experience has left me too befuddled to write anything worthwhile for day 2 of NaBloPoMo – sorry