I have not posted anything for the past couple of days as I have been totally committed to work. We have had colleagues from interstate working with us for a few days and I had to give it my undivided attention so as to maximise the results from being able to work face-to-face. Despite all of the advances in technology which allow us to connect via, phone, email and videoconferencing, there is nothing quite like being able to sit down and look at the same work together.
Everyone has headed back to their respective locations and I am now home with the prospect of 5 days at home stretching out in front of me. It really does feel like Friday! I will be doing some work from home tomorrow but other than that my time is my own. As an added bonus we have a long weekend due to the Australia Day holiday on Monday.
I hope to make some progress on a number of projects around the house and garden and I am sure I will have lots to show you.
We have the prospect of slightly cooler weather for the next few days and possibly some heavy rain. I think the first thing I will do is make sure all of the washing is up to date while the weather is still fine.
It is lovely to have time to look forward to spending as I choose rather than having a diary crammed full of appointments.Do you plan every moment or do you go with the flow, so to speak?
Bit of both: I am retired so my time is my own.
However, I am involved in plenty of activities and have the normal household duties. I keep a small (hand-made) notebook in the kitchen and each evening I write down a list of what I want to get done the next day. I try to get through my list of chores as quickly as possible in the morning so as to have free time to do what I want later on, without anything hanging over me.
But things happen and I try to let go of my plans and expectations and go with the flow. It sometimes feels a bit uncomfortable but I am getting much better at it. (That’s one reason I love travelling, gets me out of my comfort zone!)
Fairy, what a fantastic stretch of days you have in front of you, enjoy! I absolutely adore knowing there is rainy weather coming and getting washing and other tasks up to date beforehand.
I have my first ‘open’ weekend for the year coming up (from this afternoon, yay!) and I’m looking forward to it as well. I have a general idea of things I’d like to do – but I prefer to leave the time open and potter about with whatever inspires me. And always with a pot of tea, some dark chocolate and a magazine mid-morning to relax. Enjoy your loooong weekend!