Hello hello hello. We – well, *I* – have two options today. I can continue procrastinating with my blog posts just because I feel bad that I
- haven’t replied to all the comments to my recent blog posts,
- haven’t read and commented on the blogs of my fellow bloggers since the Easter weekend, or
- still haven’t written up the re-watch notes on The Impressionists episode one.
It’s not for lack of wanting to. I have the notes – and 5000 screenshots of The Impressionists – to back up my claim. But I have major problems getting my ass into gear these days. My willpower seems to have left me. Whether it is staying on diet or following through with my plan of getting up-to-date on my blog duties, I just don’t seem to be able to focus and do it. So I fritter the day away, and suddenly it is time to cook dinner and to spend time with the family, and another day has passed without me writing my blog…
Does that sound familiar to anyone out there? Is this a side effect of the menopause? Please tell me that this state of mind will be over at some stage. Frankly, I am going mental here.
So rather than continue fretting over my failings as detailed above, I have decided to write a happy post. Or a happy *mail* post. Because despite my morose musings above, I have reasons to be cheerful
part 3. There has been lots of unexpected postal goodness the last couple of days, and when I look at my whiny grabs for attention above, I am not entirely sure I deserve all the goodness. Mind you, not all is for me. As the title suggests, the birthday charity auctions are already casting their shadows. Just look at this:
Oh yes, Mr Thornton is going to feature heavily in the next birthday auctions… These goodies were sent to me by Loops, who has supported the auctions with a number of donations in the past. The NS DVD is a welcome addition. And the “Pocket Tin” – hell, that’s a perfect tin for an accompanying shrine, I would think. The thinking cap is already on. I haven’t looked through the bag of magnet poetry yet, but I bet if I just randomly put some words together, I would find some great inspiration in there, too… So, thank you to Loops for this great surprise!
An equally great thank you goes out to Dededotti. After being spoilt with a big package yesterday, I did not expect another such surprise today. And yet, when I came downstairs to look for the mail, a huge parcel waited for me. First of all I really had a chuckle when I opened the parcel and found this on top:
Yep, Mr Thornton again. I think the universe is not just giving me a nudge, but this is a broad hint… Noted, universe, noted. Anyway, I had lots of fun going through this parcel.
Oh yeah, lots of Guy of Gisborne, too, and some Tolkien… I see some “fan sets” in our future, especially considering the previous shipments with Hannibal and the signed Castlevania DVD… Anyway, a huge thank you to Dotti for the parcel. I loved the bling and the bits (and if they don’t go into the shrines, I think some of them might go into my paper-based mixed media crafts). You are all incredibly kind and generous, and I am already excited for the 2019 fan auctions. They really have become a highlight of my blogging year, and they wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for you – generous donors, kind supporters, happy buyers.
Talking of support – one last little picture note here of something else that arrived in the post today. I have mentioned it before and now it is finally here: Alyssa’s debut novel Mornnovin. As a backer, I received a hard copy of the novel in the post.
I much prefer that to the digital copy. There was also a personal message for me in the book, accompanied by a hand-drawn bookmark.
Thank you to Alyssa and best wishes and much success to you. If you haven’t had a look yet, you can take a peek into Mornnovin and support a fellow fan HERE. If you go through RAnet’s links, you can even generate a donation for charity.
Right, that’s it. Please forgive me for the delay in commenting and replying. I intend to do that tonight. At least I am back on Twitter where I have updated my profile and reset my Twitter name back to the proper one.