On the Up

We had 20 parcels to post today, which took some doing as many of them had multiple items in them. However, I’m ย a professional parcel packer so it’s what I expect. I’m sure there’s a tongue-twister in there somewhere…

Then I returned home to be industrious. I normally waste my half-day by eating fast food and seeing friends, but today I have writing and cooking in mind. I’m going to cook tonight’s tea in advance, and probably Tuesday’s too. But first I’m going to blog.

Do you remember me saying I was back in the game a few days ago? Well, at that time I had two submissions out, both using my email system as an editor due to the lack of Word on the netbook. I’ve just had an acceptance on one of them, so I really am back in the game. This is a record, even for me. From the depths of despair to unbearably smug in just 12 days.

Julia says that one of my most annoying characteristics is my ability to be irritatingly happy. It is, she says, a characteristic I share with my father. At 30 I used to be dismayed at the thought of being anything like my father. In my 60s I take it as a compliment.

The result is that every time she accuses me of being irritatingly happy I smile broadly, knowing I’m carrying on a family tradition. And that, of course, makes me even more irritating…

Every marriage, they say, needs a little mystery to add spice to it. The biggest mystery in our marriage is why she puts up with me.

And that, in a neatly circular manner, brings me back to the beginning. I’ve come home to do some cooking as I really should make more effort. But not so much effort I can’t write a quick post first.

Sorry about repeating more photos, I will sort some new ones out for tomorrow.

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Greylag Goose Arnot Hill Park Arnold

14 thoughts on “On the Up

  1. tootlepedal

    Well done for getting accepted. I hope that you will share it with us in time as I enjoy reading your work.

    It s hard to tell whether being happy is more annoying for the other half than being miserable.

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    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Thank you. I will post the link when it is published.

      Yes, the happiness balance is a difficult one. The cheerful me seems more irritating, according to feedback from my family. ๐Ÿ™‚

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