(image courtesy of my son's file)
Here's one thing you may not know about me.
I'm a very spontaneous person and when it comes to the way I react to information I'm given, this trait of mine has often got me in trouble; not because I'm wrong, but because I'm honest; I can't pretend, not when being caught off guard.
On the other hand, I can be very diplomatic if I get a chance to think things through (we're talking about Oscar-winning performances at times)
Remember the issues at work I mentioned last week? Someone wanted to manipulate me and I was furious at first but I was wise enough to take time to think and plan and I finally had things done my way, sounding very polite and obliging (' I really wish I could help you with that but you see I've already...' !)
What made the difference? I was told what was being planned behind my back (thank you little one's teacher!)
On a different note, I've got good news to share.
I'm going home today for five whole days! I've taken a leave for Friday because I need to go to my village and do the preparations for my mum's two-year memorial service on Saturday. But I'm lucky it seems, as Monday is a bank holiday and tomorrow schools are closed in my area because of a teacher's meeting I don't really have to attend.
How's that for a mood lifter?
I'll 'see' you next week; I need to stop by your places; I've been reading quietly lately and I think it's time I waved 'hello'!