How are you? I hope you've all had fabulous weekends of fabulousness.
Mine has involved hours and hours and HOURS of researching and writing a presentation for work, and very little else. If I pull this off, it could be one of the most important presentations of my career, so it's pretty important that I make it the best I possibly can.
This morning, while I observed the messy state of our house, saw the garden resembling the tale of Katie and the Monster Triffids (the less successful sequel to James and the Giant Peach), remembered the yet-to-be-painted kitchen cabinets and never ending list of DIY projects, and felt the extra two inches my hips have gained since Friday due to my patented Twix-based self-motivation method, I felt a bit despondent.
I allowed myself to wallow (like a Twix-fed hippo) for a few moments, and then gave myself a stern talking to. In my head, obviously. Although the neighbours did witness me apparently talking to myself on several occasions today (I was recording my presentation to check how long it was).
Sometimes I think I put too much pressure on myself to get everything sorted, like, yesterday. Seeing as my best skill is being able to juggle and multi-task like an automaton clown, if I'm not on top of it all, it feels like failing. So I told myself to snap out of it, because sometimes (gasp!) it's OK that some things haven't been done. We're not going to die from a bit of dust, the garden will wait until later, none of the DIY projects are affecting our daily lives, and (once I'm able to step away from my laptop and tackle all those other things listed above) I'm sure my hips will fall back in line soon enough.
So this evening, I will mostly be sprawling on the sofa with Tom, a movie, and a bowl of ice-cream, pointedly ignoring how the fan is blowing dust bunnies across the carpet like tumbleweeds in a bad Western.
Don't worry, though - it hasn't been all work and no play. On Friday we had our collective besties over for a BBQ, got smashed on champagne, and played drunken Pictionary. My best guess had to be "Mystery Cat Sunshine Cheese Sailor!". Strangely, I wasn't even close.
What have you been up to?