Today I rolled out the Cheerful Carol project, in a very low-key way.
It is going well I think. I made sure to randomly (and enthusiastically) trill here and there that the time off had really refreshed me and that I’m feeling very positive about being at Marie Celeste and the work in the months ahead. Dishy Boss may have choked on his cup of expensive wanker tea for a second there as this is the complete opposite of my normal behaviour. I think he may be suspicious (note to self: perhaps you are not being as low key as you think you are).
Several times during the day, when Anxious Mum did her thang (which I really need to write a series of long posts about) and I started thinking unpleasant thoughts, I reigned myself in by thinking of rainbows and ponies and whiskers on kittens and other delightful, fluffy things – and did not think at all about taping AM’s mouth shut, which would, admittedly, be kind of a delightful, fluffy thing.
1From What is mathematics? Courant and Robbins p.87.