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Bring back the sunshine
I have had this feeling of impending doom for quite a while now. No matter what I do I just can’t shake it. The weather here in Melbourne is cold and wet and miserable and it pretty much sums up everyones mood of late.
I have one friend grieving the sudden loss of her husband. One friend coming to terms with a terminally ill nephew and now the possiblity of fighting cancer herself.
My mother-in-law is unwell, my father-in-law is showing early signs of memory loss. Dexter is still not better, I took him out on a test walk yesterday and even though we only went around the block by the end of the walk he was limping.
Then today the icing on the cake was when one of our most difficult clients ever called this morning and created chaos in his usual arrogant and loathful manner.
This client is a pathological lier, he starts off all nice and friendly and the minute things dont go his way, he turns into this horrible bully who tries to intimidate and abuse with his vulgarity. The mere mention of his name is enough ruin our day. In the span of half an hour he called 7 times this morning.
I am hoping that the weather is what is causing this bad feeling and that once the sun is back warming us with its happy rays, this feeling of doom will dissolve.
Not looking forward to this coming week
One of the community newspapers that I write for has been going through some hard times lately, and the decision to pull the pin and give up looks like the only alternative at this stage.
We have gone from a production team of 7 down to 3, and if I was to be totally honest, it really is only 2 people doing most of the work.
It’s not enough that we can’t find help with the content and formatting, but we are really having a big issue in getting any sponsorship.
Most months we are lucky if we can cover our printing costs. It is only due to a small grant that we received last year that we have been able to hang in there as long as we have.
When asked how important a community newspaper is to the local area, most people agree that it is invaluable, but when it comes to putting our money where our mouth is I guess that’s a whole different story.
It’s sad to see something you have loved and worked so hard on fold, but at this point I really can’t see any alternative.
This week is going to be full of meetings and emotions will be running high, I may need to stock up on chocolate to help me get through, of course if chocolate fails to help there is always wine right?