Holidays are over again

 Why do they always go so quickly? These last few days have flown by, as we’ve had family friends (practically family really) visiting and have been out and about. So I didn’t get everything on the list done, but I got enough done to get by…

* Remove paint from back deck
* Apply for Access editor job (I know I said I wasn’t going to but they actually ASKED me to! It’s a night time extras thing…)
* Get WASLA newsletter done (waiting on some photos, but the laid out stuff is off at proofing, and it should be finished tomorrow night)
* Marking (one lot out of three done, but I can bluff the kids on the others 🙂 )
* Prep for school – poetry (started, enough to get me through the first week).
Filing
* Prepare spare bedroom for visitors (arriving Saturday)
* Find somewhere to live (offer made on property 23/4/09 – also got two weeks extra in current house approved ETA: Bank appointment Friday got things in motion – contract signed!)
* get kids ready for back to school (delayed til tomorrow night!)

Must be done soon:
* t-shirts for Adelaide?

First day back at work:
* Apply for unpaid leave to go to Adelaide – might not happen, but need to have it in case.
* Apply for PD days for ASLA Conference
* Take photos for WASLA article of revamped library

Coming soon:
* Clear out more crap – don’t want to move it! (ETA: Having a Great Book Giveaway next Sunday May 3rd to clear out a few boxes worth of books – if you live in my vicinity and want some free books and a cuppa or glass of wine, feel free to come along between 11am and 7pm!)
* write pending reviews for Scarecrow, Succubus in the City and The Forest of Hands and Teeth (ooh, that one will have to wait cos Kate’s got the book)
* Sort out Lightning Source account (technically could slide til later, but needs doing)
* get removalist quotes for big stuff
* Move (graaagh)
* Adelaide (hopefully)
* Judging writing competition
* Possible open reading period for Spec Fic for Kids anthology
* grant writing
* Great book giveaway!
* get together (with kids!) to farewell Matt Chrulew
* other editing commitments
* Aurealis judging starts (if they want me again 🙂 )

Things already achieved these holidays:
* Swancon & New Ceres Nights launch
* Gardens and lawns fixed up (okay, so I cheated and got Weeding Women out to do the gardens, but I still achieved it!)
* Clothes sorted and packed up 
* Rubbish in garage GONE.
* Lots of books read (does that count?)

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  1. Anonymous

    You did so much better than I did these hols, and with kiddies too! I am glad at least I got my 4 classes of tests marked and a book read. Didn’t wash the floors or get into the garden as planned…and now it’s over. *sigh*

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