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Sunday, 29 July 2007

Shuffling Papers

Two weeks have fled the calendar: two weeks in which I seem to have accomplished very little. I find myself discombobulated (is it possible to be combobulated, do you think?) and strangely unwilling to knuckle down to tasks that need doing; an after-effect, I expect, of having spent five months away. There is a mess of papers on the kitchen table that glowers at me when I walk by, so I avert my gaze. Now and then I feel guilty, so I shuffle the components around a bit and divide them into piles, but they keep telling me that's not what's needed. I refuse to acknowledge that they really do have to have Things done to them, so the papers and I are engaged in a Mexican standoff.

When I arrived home, I found several books waiting to be reviewed, largely from Hachette Livre who have recently set up shop in Australia under the Orbit banner. Two of them found homes with other reviewers, and I have just uploaded one of the others, which I reviewed myself. It is Feast of Souls by Celia Friedman, an excellent tale of magic and despair. Now I'm reading Dr Whom (subtitled "ET shoots and leaves"!) by A.R.R.R. Roberts. You will gather from the title that it is a spoof on all things speculative and many things linguistic:-) I should be able to get the review on line sometime this week.

At the same time, I have also been at least a bit active on the Family History front. I received lots of new information from cousins old and new while I was travelling and there were also several requests for information clogging up my inbox on my return. I think I've dealt with most of those now and am a fair way through entering the new info into my data base. I currently have a collection of 21,877 relations, most of them dead. I keep telling myself "Enough, already!" but then someone will send me a new and intriguing line to investigate and I'm off again. It's awful, loving lots of things. I've never been able to give up any of my favourite activities, with the inevitable result that I've become a jack-of-all-trades. I long to get back to my writing, but it will have to wait until I've finished entering the rest of the Dead Rellies. And, of course, dealing with that ominous paperwork:-(

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hallo Satima,
so you are back in Mount Gambier - after a long trip, healthy and in one piece. But I don't say: back home: I can read in your blogs that your heart is still in Perth. I hope and wish for you to learn to call M.G. also "home" sometime in the future.
That it is difficult for you to get back to routine work I can well understand. I expected the same feeling everytime when I returned to office-work after 3 weeks holiday - and imagine, you have been off for 5 months! But in the office I had to start to minimize the heap of papers on my desktop on the spot - so from my experience: best thing is to start with this awful work - the longer you wait the higher this heap will be, at least that is what it looks like.
I am sure you have heard about the floods that hit England at present. Be glad it did not happen while you visited England.
Here everything is fine and we enjoy summer.
Give my regards to your family-members
Love
Elfriede

Satima Flavell said...

Thanks for your understanding, Elfriede:-) Yes, I hope I will learn to call Mount Gambier home eventually. But for the time being, I have enough other things to keep me busy. You're right: that paperwork has bred offspring during the night. I'm certain of that because it looks heaps bigger this morning!

My English friends and rellies tell me that I saw the best of the weather there in April! Indeed it was unseasonably warm and pleasant then and I had to buy summer clothes. But since then weather has not been good and people report that the floods have been terrible. I hope that doesn't happen where you live. The Rhine in full flood would be terrible to see, but not impossible, I'd imagine.

My son Bruce is off to Iran for five weeks, seconded to the University in Tehran. Scott is back from his annual work stint in America - he only stayed five weeks this year!

Love to everyone there, including the ones with four legs!

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