Due to an amusing series of coincidences, I have (at least) three summer holidays this year.
The first, saved over from my pitiful new-employee allotment from last year, occurred over Christmas and New Year. You read the epic. Probably.
The second, I got because I marked down my Christmas / New Year holiday without taking the actual public holidays into account and I wound up with a couple of days left over as well as those public holidays, so I got an extra week. We went to Turku. You may have read about that too.
The third has now jumped into view, as I have been at dear ol’ Planmeca for coming up on two years now (where has the time gone?) I get a full allocation of summer and winter holidays. So I’m all set to take them in the beginning of June through to the beginning of July.
And I still didn’t count public holidays and things, so I might still get a couple of additional days off. I’m going to call it a fourth summer holiday for 2018, and that just about makes up for the absence of summer holidays since being laid off by Lionbridge in 2016.
In other news, I had a reasonable month in book sales so I was able to pad out my Worldcon budget a bit more. Although we may be emptying the savings account into a new car before too much longer so we’ll see how that goes.
In related news, despite the decent sales, I seem to be losing my mojo in the rankings and I haven’t gotten a review in fucking ages. Which is sad. But oh well, you know what they say: If your current books aren’t getting reviews, write another book.
I don’t know if that’s actually what they say. It’s what I say, anyway.