In other news, I'm profoundly hacked off with the semi-frozen shoulder that's giving me gyp just now. Physio has done little so far, and the next step is a cortico-steroid injection into the inflamed bursa. If it were my left arm, it might not be so bad, but I'd still have to jump through hoops for it. My lovely other half has sewn me a bag of wheat that is making regular trips between microwave and arm, to help ease the ache, so there is great temptation to lie around reading or snoozing, while the heat does its thing.
We've had the pleasure of the company of Lisa and Julia M. for the last couple of days, as they came up to buy a double bass for Julia. The bass was successfully procured yesterday, and today's mission has been some big-city shopping - which I've manfully resisted joining. (Actually, I had a prior engagement with the dentist this morning, that prevented my joining them; said medico totted up a bill in excess of $500, were I to go ahead with his planned work, so I postponed to let my wallet prepare for the shock.) It has been nice to see friends for longer than a flying visit, which has been the norm since we relocated to Qld.
I'm on conventional Mon-Fri work for the next 5 weeks, as we go through some facilities upgrade and maintenance at the Planetarium. I quite like the varying routine inherent in my normal roster - it makes for a less monotonous work cycle - but to have several weekends on the trot when I can do as I please will be a nice change.