For the last week or so, I have been a bit of a GCB (that's Grumpy Crabbit B**ger, not Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath- just to clarify!). For why, I asked myself? Well, I was blaming it on adjusting to having a new community member in da hoose whose style grates on me - I find it intensely irritating to have 3 out of 4 "contributions" to group intercessions (i.e. open prayer time) at the Office from the same person, who being "Low Church" (I refuse utterly to cede the title "evangelical" to the liturgically challenged, as I see myself as an Evangelical Catholic) doesn't really do brevity. That and the "sincere" (or pious) voice they use when praying. Having listened once to a recording of myself preaching and been appalled at the cold distant tone I had, I am sure this is entirely unintentional (given that he was an actor once, I certainly hope so - if it's put on pious that would really drive me batty! Especially as it's bad acting, if acting it is!). However, I realised this morning that there is another factor at play here. Our divergent work schedules mean that it will be a total of nearly 3 weeks between meeting up with Rachel. Being a Fifer, I don't "do" love-lorn moping and pining - I just get seriously grumpy! It must be love!