This is shaping up to be the Week From Hell. In part it is my own fault. I promised myself (and enough specialists to staff my own hospital) that I wouldn't over commit myself again and I genuinely didn't think I had done, but what I forgot to do was look in my diary when I said 'yes' to various requests and so didn't see that they were all scheduled to happen in the same fortnight. This is the second week of that fortnight and if I make it to the end I promise I am never going to say 'yes' to anything on the spot ever again. It is always going to be 'let me get back to you', so that I have time to look at the implications not only of the time given over to the actual event but also to the time that is going to be necessary to prepare for it.
So, this is likely to be the only post I put up before the weekend and I apologise for lack of visiting and commenting this week.
However, I thought I ought to tell you why my week from hell just got worse. I've just been contacted by my credit card company who informed me that as a result of a charitable donation I'd made to the New Zealand Red Cross my details had been compromised and I was now being targeted by fraudsters. They've stopped my card and I'm now going to have to make an emergency dash to the bank in order to have enough cash to buy food for the ten days before the new one will arrive. As I know a number of bloggers have given to the same charity I wanted to be sure you were aware that there might be a problem and that it might be an idea to check your own card security.
As my mother would have said, "If it isn't one thing, it's another."
I hope you all have a better week than I'm having.