Friday night at last after a long exhausting week which has seen my two work colleagues have their lives unexpectedly turned upside down. Today should have been my day off but because of the unusual circumstances at work I had to go in today to keep on top of everything before I go away for Easter. It is unfortunate that the Easter holidays have almost collided with my return to work and although I have only been back two weeks I am now going to be away for two weeks. So instead of being able to pack and set off tonight we are having to delay this until tomorrow. At this very moment I have a few items in the washer which I hope will dry before tomorrow if I can stay up late enough to get them out.
Most of our clothes are clean and it should not take long to pack but some of the tasks we need to do before we leave can take quite a long time to complete – such as watering the house plants, emptying bins, checking the fridge and the endless charging of mobiles and cameras. So far I have done the bins and will put the chargers on before I go to bed – I aim to check the fridge whilst washing up the breakfast dishes in the morning and give the houseplants a good soak while I am packing. Luckily we can set off at any time and although I would like to leave as soon as possible I am not going to race around the house to do so.
I really thought this time I would be all organised and ready but with the developments at work I don’t feel I have had any choice but to stay late every night to avoid a catastrophe. I have been so tired each night that I haven’t even opened my planner. This is exactly what I meant in my earlier posts about yo-yo organising when some unexpected event crops up and chaos takes over once again. How do other people cope and keep organised when up against difficult times?
In and amongst all this I have had some new ideas which I will write about soon as it occurred to me that I have certain good habits that I never fail to do no matter what – for instance I always cleanse and wash my face and brush my teeth at night before bed – I would rather leave a sink full of dirty dishes than have a dirty face when going to bed. I just need to expand on these automatic habits a little more.
Have a good Easter everyone and I will be back soon.