It’s been one of those. So much happiness, but so much to do, and so little done.
We started the week having a wonderful time on a local beach– of course there was so much to that day, and whilst it was fantastic, everyone was exhausted.
Monday, my day off, so of course we went shopping for school shoes, not exactly the most stress-free of activities.
And then Tuesday, returning to work with a to-do list a mile long. Just before midday I received the call querying whether I intended to postpone my meeting later in the week, it transpired we would have an underground strike to contend with. Cue my day being put on hold as the phone calls began, “which would be more inconvenient, postponing the meeting or holding the meeting, discuss.” Fourteen phone calls later, with fourteen wonderfully understanding and therefore indecisive people, I had lost my afternoon, and postponed the meeting.
Wednesday I was in London, happy to have a new member in my team, but trying to understand the associated HR baggage, and then trying to explain our projects and contracts, in simple terms, I’d put money on doing more harm than good. And then trying to get home ahead of everyone else as the strike began.
Yesterday, well I knew it was a mistake and a good thing putting a deadline on a report for my boss. A good thing because he’s so laid back he didn’t want to give me a deadline, so he’s been waiting for months, last week we finally agreed I work best with deadlines, but old habits die-hard, and I still left it to the last day, and had all the regular stuff flying my way… this is of course in spite of the fact I was meant to be in the aforementioned meeting, so should have actually bought myself a day.
Then of course, there’s been the usual home life debacles, and the less said of some of them the better. I’m so grateful to my parents for helping out with the little people as it definitely feels like they’re missing out on the best of the summer holidays as I continue to work on the days the sun shines.
Today, today is a day off, the sun is forecast to be there, tarnished with clouds, but nonetheless the rain is not a feature- so here’s to running riot, wherever the day that the children are in charge of takes us.