Are you enjoying your lazy Sunday evening? Are you comfy, feet up, maybe watching the GP, or reading a book, not really thinking of anything. I’m sure there are a few readers out there chasing those last chores to be ready for the ‘paid job’ that calls on a Monday morning. Me? I’m just strategising my logistics.
Before getting up to start dinner I had to plan, and plan in detail. First put used dish, coffee mug and trash on the chair. Get up, off for a wee we go, whilst seated remember to roll up your sleeves (can’t do it standing up). Once in kitchen turn on grill as you pass taking dirties to the sink. Fill washing up bowl. Move dry pots from draining board to oven top and put pork steak under the grill and set time for 5 minutes. Put pots away in the cupboard, get dinner plate out and rice packet. Return to sink, start washing up (technical glitch, I forgot the sleeve rolling, sigh, options don’t do dishes or try and squish up sleeves keeping elbows at my side to hold them out the water). Beep beep beep, okay turn over steak, get rice pack ready to zap in microwave. Stuff trash into bag ready to deal with tomorrow. Turn everything off, dish up, return to lounge.
Essentially, no journey is a single task, and you cannot back track or forget something, and you cannot drop anything. Get it right first time, every time.
Now I’m planning bedtime. Put cardigan on chair, get up and off for a wee, off to bed. Put cardy in laundry basket, get clean clothes out onto chair, put dirty wearings in the basket. Hold that thought ……… I need to take the phone with me to put on the bedroom charger ……. put phone under cardigan otherwise it will slide off. Contingency plan, if I cannot get up off the loo, leave phone in the bathroom, put cardy on back of chair (I sit on the chair and shuffle through to the bed). Okay that should work.
In bed I’ll strategise tomorrow. Up, off to the bathroom, dressed and etc, return to the bedroom. Fold laundry put on chair (unfolded tends to slide off and I cannot pick anything up off the floor) make way to kitchen and load the washing machine and start, put dry bath towel on chair, put away last nights washing up and return to bedroom. Fold towel and leave on chest of draws to take to bathroom next morning (haven’t the strength/balance to do it as its own job). I have to sit and rest because I’ve not got the energy for the next bit as well.
Right then, up, to the kitchen, make coffee and brunch/lunch sandwich, take out dinner from the freezer. Waddle through to the desk, get seated. Wheel to sofa and grab purse and note pad, check work list …… Hold on, hold on, I forgot something, I’m taking the phone through tonight, so must remember to put phone on chair before getting up and making lunch.
This is nothing special, this is everyday. I’m constantly going over the next set of logistics, adding and amending, adjusting and revising.
And some people have problems solving the old fox-chicken-corn across the river riddle.