To say that I’ve been a bit busy since I returned from San Diego would be the understatement of the year! First off was the usual returning-from-vacation business, of retrieving my child, getting unpacked, doing scads of laundry etc. But then on Tuesday I started my new job with the coroner’s office, and I’ve definitely hit the ground running there.

Oh, and I’m totally in love with the new job. Great group of people, management that trusts you to be able to do your job, plenty of responsibility, interesting day-to-day work… oh yeah, and more money! (Though even if I was making the same amount that I’d been making at the Sheriff’s office I’d still be pleased. My job change was definitely NOT about money, though I certainly won’t complain about the increased compensation!)

Anna’s been very clingy-cuddly since we returned, which is totally understandable. I went over to my sister’s house yesterday, and Anna started crying when we walked in the door and it took me several minutes to convince her that I wasn’t leaving her there. Poor baby! But she survived her time away from us just fine, as did we. It’s just going to take her a couple of weeks to trust us again. [g]

And, I’m full bore into a new novel. I’m really excited about this project and I think it has a lot of potential. I’m trying to put down a minimum of three pages a day (which is about 700 words), but I’m shooting for at least a thousand words a day. So far I’m keeping to my goal fairly well, but I’m still fleshing out my outline as I go so I think I’ll probably be able to pick up the pace a bit later on.

And then, the capper to my week has been a lovely cough and cold. I can’t really be too upset about getting sick now since I fought it off tooth and nail before and during WOTF, and it was probably to be expected after a week of stress (good stress, but stress nonetheless!) and minimal sleep.

So, that’s been my week. Busy but good.

Hopefully I’ll get pics up sometime today.