Just when I thought I couldn't possibly squeeze any more work in, I did.
I've just been commissioned to write 5 tourism features for a client. I did something already for this client and then pitched again. And now, when I have my hands full with the Arab book, I've got to conjure up time to visit 5 tourist attractions and write 300 words on each and they want them yesterday. And I need a driver (regular readers will know I'm not allowed to drive for medical reasons) so I have to call in some favours.
One of my proofreading clients has also asked me to do her web copy. She's probably going to be at the end of a very long queue.