Best Laid Plans…Posted: May 13, 2012
Firstly, apologies to anyone who finds what I write interesting enough to read on a regular basis and has noticed my absence…I’ve been preoccupied. The days are flying by at an alarming rate and when I look back, I don’t seem to be doing very much with them – apart from working – which is a good thing and something I’m immensely grateful for. I guess it’s just all part of getting back into the rhythm of things again.
It’s strange how quickly my focus and priorities have changed around again…I’d previously started filling my days with grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning, washing and ironing – that kind of stuff (and writing of course!) – whereas my days are once again filled with the job (which is coming along fine – a steep learning curve as with anything new, but I’m getting there…), and evenings are trying to fit in grocery shopping and making our main meal, as well as ‘decompressing’ before going to bed. Cleaning has definitely taken a back seat – the vacuuming only gets done when it’s REALLY irritating me (and as I look at the carpet in front of me, that may be soon…), and laundry when we start to run out of key things – both are shameful I know, but hey…
Weekends (which start Friday afternoon whenever possible) are designated “chill-out” time with a couple of aims / objectives – no alarms in the morning, maybe getting to our favourite butchers in Leeds Market on Saturday morning, lazy breakfast on Sunday, and weather permitting, the house opened up for the moglets to come and go as they please and lots of windows open to hear the birds and the wind-chimes in the garden, and air out the house.
Unfortunately though, the grocery shopping isn’t really getting done down the week, we’re either just too brain dead or simply can’t face it, which means our Saturdays are being used for that instead of doing something a bit more energetic or “outdoorsy”… and the laundry ‘situation’ usually means the washing gets done on Sunday mornings… Next thing we know it’s Sunday evening… I think my ‘home-life’ school report would say something like ‘must try harder’…
Another thing I must try and ‘schedule’ is writing for my blog posts, and I definitely must start jotting down the odd musings / thoughts that come out of nowhere, or random observations as and when they come to me, as I’m sadly lacking in interesting things to write about (this post is case-in-point)…unlike some of my more prolific blog-mates :)
So, my new ‘daily-life-plan’ goals (also known as ‘get-my-finger-out’ or Nike (Just Do It) ) to be completed each week (NOT left until the precious weekends) are: -
- Get that grocery supermarket shopping done!
- Throw a load in the washing machine (and switch it on) at least one evening ….
- Write a blog-post that might actually get a decent number of ‘hits’!
- Make two of the evening meals big enough to cover two days – then it’s less to do on those evenings when the laundry, or supermarket shopping, or an attempt at creative writing is being done…!
You never know, we might actually be in a frame of mind to do something a bit more energetic on one of our much ‘freer’ weekends :) Hmmm….What’s that other saying…oh yes… ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions…’ A girl’s gotta try though!
Have a good weekend everyone :)
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