I don't have to do anything today. I don't have to go to work, I've got no admin crap to sort out, I'm not picking Minty Fresh up from school, and I'm not down as tonight's cook.
I had half-planned to do something outside in the garden - there's plenty to do - but it's raining on and off.
I had expected to be able to hear today. Quack reckons lugholes impacted, and suggested I visit the local drop-in health centre for a syringing, which I did earlier, but no joy. Healthcare professional there was quite lofty and said that I should come back in a week.
I have new music on my iPod, waiting for improvement in lughole status. Eclectically, a Schubert quintet, plus a collection of his piano sonatas, and Eminem's new album, Relapse. Caught Eminem on the Jonathan Ross show at the weekend, where he performed "We Made You", a song off the album. We were treated to a rendition of "The Real Slim Shady" by 4 Poofs and a Piano, Ross was embarrassing and ingratiating ("Genuinely, I'm a big fan!"), and Eminemslimmarshall came out of it looking pretty dignified and mildly amusing, if a little severe. Eminem introduces the song with "Guess who... d'you miss me?" - I for one am glad to see him back.