Return of the lists…

I really don’t know how I do this to myself. Work has been fairly non stop since my birthday. There’s a really fine line between being busy enough to keep me occupied and being too busy and feeling scattered and out of control. At some point in the last two weeks, I crossed from the former to the latter because right now, I just feel like everything is going wrong and I can’t get anything right and I’m running on a mix of panic and coffee.

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I know that this is a distortion, things are not going horribly wrong all the time but it has been a week of things not going entirely right. There were no actually disasters, no-one died, no-one is homeless or jobless and everybody still has all their wits and limbs. It’s just annoying and magnified because I’m feeling hassled.

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The cure to this feeling is to be as organised as I can be and to take a deep breath. So this weekend needs to be about making sure I am. I started the process on Friday night opting not to go for a drink but to go home and do some housework and have an early night. This morning, I got up early and did yoga before I left the house. I’m having my haircut this morning and babysitting for Kathy and Adam this evening. It’s also time for the return of the housework list!

Kitchen

  • General clean (sort out the recycling and rubbish, mopping the floor and general cleaning)

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Cooking

  • Food prep for next week.
  • Make bread
  • Make pizza dough
  • Cook chickpeas

Bathroom

  • General clean (mop floor, change towels, empty bin, clean bath, sink and toilet)

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Bedroom

  • General clean (sweep floor, change bed, dust, general tidy)

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Living Room

  • General clean (sweep floor, dust, tidy sofa, put things away etc)

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Hall

  • Hoover

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General things

  • Menu plan
  • Shopping
    • Food
    • Monthly toiletries shop
    • Buy stamps and birthday cards
    • Return top that was bought weeks ago and that I will never wear
  • Washing (clothes wash, white wash, towel wash)
  • Ironing
  • Wash make up brushes
  • Wash hair brushes
  • Water plants
  • Back up laptop
  • Charge kindle, ipad and camera batteries
  • Handwashing
  • Put tent in the loft
  • Get out suitcase, make a packing list
  • Small clear out of the cupboard
  • Sort out some new music for holiday!
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