Thursday. I manage to get up for my morning shift, and start the day with a sense of cautious optimism. Things generally go well from there. I drop the Elderbeast at PEAC; meet a work friend for coffee, which takes long enough to segue into my first proper meeting of the day. That meeting finishes early enough for me to grab a sausage roll before collecting the Elderbeast from PEAC. The afternoon is dominated by three more interviews, but they proceed well enough and some minor pockets of work manage to happen in the intervening minutes.

I return home with enough energy to deal with the sundry tasks I’ve been deferring all week, such as activating credit cards, paying for school excursions, and booking parent teacher interviews.

Truly, my life is non-stop party central.