Warning very rambling post – which is an indication of my state of mind at the moment…..
As T put it earlier this has been one interesting week. Starting with panel on Monday which was a real high and is still sinking in to be honest even if we had phone call on Thursday to tell it it was all final. Following that I worked Tuesday then have had three days with only partial working ( thankfully summer with no project students). I had what I thought was a migraine Wednesday morning which wasn't that unexpected – I tend to get them after stress has calmed down. But it never properly went and got worse so I looked at blood pressure. It was up beyond the tipping point for me so off to the Doctors I trundled on Thursday to get my dosage increased as we had thought may happen. Slowly sorting but I wish I didn't get these spikes in BP. Hopefully this dosage should keep me stable- T (being a pharmacist) has always said I may need a higher dose than I was initially on.
So all this means I am going to have to do a bit of work this weekend as I have several overdue references & a couple of Chairs Actions to write (as of this evening just the references). Not too bad – only about 2 hours for me – I am an annoying person who gets things done in half the time it takes my colleagues apparently. Good thing given what I am about to go into. As I said to a colleague on Tuesday I will not be the person I am now once we have our son – he will be a higher priority for me than work. Up to now work has been a big part of my life but that is all about to change – along with work itself. Two schools merging into a faculty as of 1 October, a new academic year structure from 2013/14 & new programme structures starting in 2014/5. Glad I am going to be on leave for a lot of this.
Think what happened on Monday is beginning to sink in. Change is afoot all over my life and change for the better I feel. Wander what Henry-cat will make of it (he is known at Henry-cat because my parents springer is Henry-dog). He has only really properly recovered in the last few weeks form the loss of Ricki we feel. At the moment he is enjoying the sun and not messing up the rug too much – at least it wasn't this morning 🙂