Although the temperature is dropping significantly, the sun is beaming at me and nothing can stop the expectation that comes with knowing that the shortest day passed over a month ago and therefore…therefore….we are on the up again!!! Yay! … and so quickly!…the diary is already getting filled with stage management projects, party planning and more refurbishments… the year is fully skating along.
I’m such a multi-tasker! Oh yes. I can be buying tiles for a refurbishment while organising a vet appointment and planning the evening meal. I wake up in the morning with a list of jobs in my head, ready-formed and waiting to be ticked off….forehead covered in yellow post-it notes. Ready for action. I can be thinking about my rigorous exercise regime as I renew an insurance policy and text to confirm that I will be entertaining my god-daughter this weekend. I amaze myself. I can drive my niece to visit her sick mother and sort out a pressing school issue at the same time. And contact an electrician to replace that broken security light and a plumber for the dripping tap, all while typing this blog post. It’s all there. In my head. It’s only when I start snarling at my broadband service provider, or my bank, or when the tile supplier actually cowers as I approach that I realise I really, really can’t. I absolutely cannot multi-task successfully…I’ve been lying to myself. That’s why the car is so much more dangerous than just stopping me from walking….it helps fool me into thinking that my life will be better if I jam-pack a whole string of things on the way. But I am not interested in being in any other mood than….. the best mood. So either I take the time to be in a good mood when I speak to the bank….or CHOOSE to be in a bad mood because I’ve stressed myself out trying to GET IT ALL DONE…AND PROPERLY TOO!!
So. I’m on a go-slow. I’m with Helen Shapiro. (Check her and the dancing in this fab retro video!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGGFo5FDew). And if I don’t quite get back to you in time, be assured that I will be in a really good mood when I do….