Oh I've been ALL over the place these last few days...
The weekend was cosy and fun and social and then
Monday came knocking... well actually I guess
it would be more accurate to say I crashed into her as one does
when one is deep in thought and not watching where one is heading.... Ouch.
Instead of having a clear and purpose filled map for my week I've
been made rudely aware of the fact that if I don't write lists, well then
I may as well just go back to bed ... for the week.
Of course when you're lists contain items as disparate as
clean out handbag, stock up first aid kit, paint laundry, make bunting... uh GROOM...
Well then I just find myself attending to my default setting:
Tea + camera + wander around aimlessly.
Yes I find beauty and inspiration but it aint gonna get the washing done...
Aside - does anyone else struggle with the "handbag clutter" thing?
Receipts, tissues, school notices, business cards
(I'm actually looking through the pile I've emptied on the lounge floor now)
ideas scribbled on the back of receipts,
a half eaten chocolate bar, your child's books, your books, a lip
balm missing it's lid (ewww) MORE receipts
(Heavens what the heck have I been buying????)
Can you see why the kettle calls? Why it's sometimes so
distracting to see empty little vials and vases that beckon to be filled
with blooms from the garden? Which then leads to impromptu
weeding which ironically was NOT on my list ...
Then inevitably the tummy rumbles which reminds me I'm hungry
and no sooner have I had lunch
(and the ever important second ... ok third ... cup of tea)
and the clock says...
"Time for the school run. No.
Put the creative stuff down.... Find the grocery list.... good...
.....remember your sunglasses, your phone... hurry you're late"
(I'm positive I'm not the only one who has a
relationship with their clock .... surely?)
Of course my son is my most favourite distraction and
by the time we've shared our afternoon tea and chatted and
taken care of homework, walking the dog and planning dinner....
.... it's all over ... Monday is gone ... for good...
... And I find myself sitting in Tuesday ... looking for my list.
Peoples - I am going to exercise ENORMOUS self restraint here
and refrain from visiting you all in blogland...
(at least until I've taken care of the handbag eruption)
but when I do I know I'll find kind words... inspiration...
clarity... adventure and maybe even a list or two.
See you soon ♥
PS - I do have a "job" but I think I should treat my work
at home as I would a regular work day - two breaks, no internet
and certainly NO tea ... until the "to-do" lists are completed.
Oh who am I kidding?!